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From Charlotte Langton   4 December [1838]


Decr 4th

My dear Charles

As Emma will see you so soon I must take the occasion to thank you for your letter. it gave me very great pleasure I had one from Emma the same day & I sat cogitating over them both with great satisfaction & many pleasant thoughts. I have had such a pleasant two days here. I could not well get to Maer tho I wanted so much to see Emma so that it was delightful to be able to meet her here & I shall wait now with great patience till I can pay a comfortable visit at Maer, & if I can fall across a visit of your’s there I shall be very glad. I have had an infinite quantity of talking to get into two days— I have had so many people to do besides Emma, for Marianne arrived today & tho I have worked hard all day I have not got in my share of her yet. Susan & I have had a most comfortable chat we cannot reproach ourselves with not taking it out— it is so delightful to find them all as happy as I feel myself. I dont think any body ever had so delightful a reception into a family as Emma. I think this is a capital plan of her going up & helping you to choose a house & I dare say it will help you over your difficulties very much.

Goodbye dear Charles | believe me your very affectte| cousin & sister C L


Expresses her pleasure in his forthcoming marriage. "I don’t think anybody ever had so delightful a reception into a family as Emma."

Letter details

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Charlotte Wedgwood/Charlotte Langton
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 204: 170
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 450,” accessed on 30 July 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2