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Letter 1249F

Darwin, C. R. to Stanhope, E. H.

9 Aug [1849]

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    Accepts EHS's invitation for Thursday.



Augt. 9th.

Dear Lady Mahon2

Mr. Darwin is very much obliged for the honour of your Ladyships kind invitation for Thursday, & will have much pleasure in accepting it.

I beg to remain | Your Ladyships | Truly obliged | Charles Darwin

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    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849] (Correspondence vol. 4).
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    Emily Harriet Stanhope was the wife of Philip Henry Stanhope, Viscount Mahon (Complete peerage).
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    In 1849, the Thursday following 9 August was 16 August. In his letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849], CD described the dinner that took place at Viscount Mahon's ancestral home at Chevening, Kent (Correspondence vol. 4). Chevening is about three miles south-east of Down.
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