Sunday, 14 April 2013
Erasmus Darwin's letter to James Hutton
Father of the other Charles Darwin (see shed post), the famous Erasmus Darwin, was summoned to Edinburgh upon his son falling ill, and for a few days after he arrived he had hopes that Charles might recover but this was not to be. Whilst in Edinburgh, Erasmus met James Hutton, and probably stayed with him. He later wrote to Hutton, entrusting him with supervising the cutting of the grave's inscription.