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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Emma Darwin to Alfred Newton   4 November [1863]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S. E.

Nov 4


Mr Darwin begs me to thank you for your note & Remarks on the partridge’s leg.1 He has been so ill as not to be able to attend to any thing & he still cannot even write a note,2 but he will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can & examine it with care. He begs to be very kindly remembered to you.

I am dear Sir | yours truly | Emma Darwin


The entry in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 4 November 1863 is ‘in bed all day’.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


CD thanks AN for the note and remarks on the partridge’s leg. CD is too ill to write a note, but will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can. [See 4326.]

Letter details

Letter no.
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
Alfred Newton
Sent from
Source of text
Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/65)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4330F,” accessed on 18 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11