# From Emma Darwin to Alphonse de Candolle   17 December [1863]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Dec 17.

Dear Sir

Mr Darwin wishes me to write for him as he is too unwell to be able to write himself. He begs me to thank you for your letter & very kind present of the pamphlet.1 I am sorry to say that he has been very unwell for 3 months & though he is making slow progress I am afraid it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.

I am with his kind remembrances | yours very truly | Emma Darwin

## Footnotes

The reference has not been identified; the pamphlet may have related to CD’s inquiry about Lythrum (see letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 4 August [1863]).

## Summary

CD sends thanks for pamphlet.

He has been very unwell for three months; it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4358
From
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
To
Alphonse de Candolle
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Archives de la famille de Candolle (private collection)
Physical description
2pp