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From W. W. Reade   29 August 1873

171 Stanhope St. | Euston Road | N.W.

Aug. 29. ’73

My dear Sir

My eyes got wrong in Egypt (it was the opthalmic season) & I thought it best to come back: they are all right now, however—1 I read with great pleasure the other day Mr. G. Darwin’s article on marriage.2 Hoping that the warm weather has been favourable to you | I remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade


Eye diseases were prevalent during the summer months (May to October) in Egypt. Reade had left for Egypt at the end of June (see letter from W. W. Reade, 26 June 1873).
Reade refers to George Howard Darwin’s article ‘On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage’, which appeared in the August issue of the Contemporary Review (G. Darwin 1873b).


Has returned from Egypt because of trouble with his eyes.

Has read George Darwin’s article on consanguineous marriage.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Winwood Reade
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Stanhope St, 171
Source of text
DAR 176: 69
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9033,” accessed on 25 February 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21