Accepts EHS's invitation for Thursday.
Dear Lady Mahon
I beg to remain | Your Ladyships | Truly obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 1249f.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849] (Correspondence vol. 4).
- f2 1249f.f2Emily Harriet Stanhope was the wife of Philip Henry Stanhope, Viscount Mahon (Complete peerage).
- f3 1249f.f3In 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.