CD proposes to call for tea if he is well enough on Thursday.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Owen
As you were so kind as to say that I might propose myself to tea to you (it being more
wholesome to me than Dinner) I will, if it chance to prove quite convenient to you, come
My stomach fails so often & so suddenly that to my sorrow, I am never certain of an appointment. if I do not appear by 8 olock, you will understand that my stomach has failed me.
Yours most sincerely | C. Darwin
If I do not hear I shall understand that I am to come
- f1 1089.f1The date is based on the broad mourning border, characteristic of the stationery CD used in 1849.
- f2 1089.f2The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin, with whom CD stayed when in London.