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CHARLES DARWIN. 1809-1882. Signed autograph letter to Lord Sackville Cecil CHARLES DARWIN. 1809-1882. Lettre aut. signée à Lord Sackville Cecil. 1968.

Down house, june 8th 1868. 2 pp. 20,5х13 см. Darwin tells the reporter that his sister (Caroline Wedgwood, 1800-1888) returned to Leith hill place healthy, thanking him for his great kindness and help in arranging a «special train» for her. And expresses doubts about her health: «... Whether she will ever recover is very doubtful after so terrible an illness, but her husband is old & delicate, & if he had been taken ill in the same small sea-side villa, it would have killed her with distress...». Unpublished at the scholar’s correspondence. Down house, 8 juin 1868. 2 pp. in-8, en-tête en coin à son adresse. Darwin prévient son correspondant que sa soeur (Caroline Wedgwood, 1800-1888) est revenue en bonne santé à Leith Hill Place; il le remercie pour sa gentillesse illimitée, “his unbounded kindness” en organisant un “train spécial” pour elle. Cependant il doute que son rétablissement sera aussi rapide, après une si terrible maladie; (…) Whether she will ever recover is very doubtful after so terrible an illness, but her husband is old & delicate, & if he had been taken ill in the same small sea-side villa, it would have killed her with distress (…). Inédite à la correspondance du savant.