# To W. W. Baxter?   8 November [1872–4]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov. 8th

Dear Sir

Please to send me in a Box a vulcanised Indian-Rubber Enema of medium size.— The one which I had from you & which suits me, is 4$\frac{1}{4}$ inches in height from the base to the upper part of the wooden rim which receives the bone nozzle.—2

Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

## Footnotes

The year range is established by the printed stationery, with the address in the centre; CD used this type of notepaper from January 1872 until November 1874. Baxter was CD’s chemist.
On CD’s health, see J. Browne 1998.

## Bibliography

Browne, Janet. 1998. I could have retched all night. Darwin and his body. In Science incarnate. Historical embodiments of natural knowledge, edited by Christopher Lawrence and Steven Shapin. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Orders enema.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8613
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Walmisley Baxter
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.410)
Physical description
1p