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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]


Monday | 7o. 30’ P.M.

Fanny gave her a spoonful of tea a little while ago, & asked her whether it was good & she cried out quite audibly “it is beautifully good.”— She asked, so says Brodie, “where is poor Etty?”.—

The Dr. has been here everything going on as favourably as possible: but we must have the surgeon this evening again, I am sorry to say.—

She has slept most tranquilly almost all afternoon, perhaps too tranquilly— We have bathed her again with vinegar.—


An evening report on Annie Darwin’s somewhat improved condition.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 210.13: 21
Physical description
AL 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1408A,” accessed on 16 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5