I'm interested in letter writing practices of years gone by and I can't help but share examples of letter crossing I find. This example was written by Charles Darwin and I am humored by his complaint that he's dying by inches from not having any body to talk to about insects. I can at least make out that one line. Read it if you can, but you might find it slow going. Perhaps you'll want to settle in with a cup of tea first. Enjoy this piece of epistolary history.