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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. E. Darwin   30 November [1861]1

Down

Nov. 30th

My dear William

The consols were purchased under name of William Erasmus Darwin of Southampton & Banker was not introduced.2

Mamma3 is in bed with bad Headach.— Miss. L.4 is very bad with headach.— Lenny5 has got a slight headach.— I am not very bright— The day is raining torrents, the children are ennuied—so I have not heart to write—

GoodBye | My dear old man | C. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, 12 October [1861] (Correspondence vol. 9).
‘Consols’ is an abbreviation for consolidated annuities, a form of government stocks. CD purchased these in William’s name to serve as a guaranteed deposit toward William’s partnership in the bank of Atherley, Fall & Atherley (later the Southampton and Hampshire Bank; see Correspondence vol. 9, letter to W. E. Darwin, 12 October [1861] and n. 5).
Emma Darwin.
Camilla Ludwig, the Darwin children’s governess.
Leonard Darwin.

Summary

Reports on state of family’s health.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3835
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Erasmus Darwin
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 210.6: 108
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3835,” accessed on 18 June 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3835

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13 (Supplement)

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