Letter (WCP4646.4962)


Down, | Beckenham, Kent.1

Dec. 12 | 14th2

My dear Wallace

We go today to "6. Queen Anne St[reet]. W."3 for one week.4 If you chance to be in London during this week, & have time to spare, will you come & lunch with us, at 1 o’clock. — It w[oul]d. be a great pleasure to see you. —

Ever yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin [signature]

P.S. I have had a deal of ill-health of late & had to put off starting for London. —

Down House, Down, Darwin's home in Kent.
The year 'c 1874' has been added in pencil next to the date, but the Darwin Correspondence Project places it in 1872.
The London residence of Darwin’s brother Erasmus Alvey Darwin (1804-1881).
The Darwins set off to London on 17 December 1872, following two days of continued ill-health in bed, and remained there until 23 December (Burkhardt, F., et al. (Eds). 2013. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [p. 573]).

Please cite as “WCP4646,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 7 June 2023, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP4646