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Letter 13852

Darwin, C. R. to Waterhouse, G. R.

10 [June 1844 – Mar 1845]

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    Invites GRW and his family to visit.


Down Bromley Kent


My dear Waterhouse

We shall be truly glad to see Mrs Waterhouse, yourself & children on Wednesday. I am ashamed to say I forget what was the train, which we agreed you were start by: but please let it be, the train which leaves the Bricklayer's Arms at 2o ’ 20' & which reaches Croydon at about 3. olock.— My Phaeton (one chesnut horse) shall be there (& shall wait for one later train)

I send the card again as it may be useful about the omnibuses: please bring it with you.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

N.B. Have mercy on people, like myself, with bad memories & put your address to every letter,—I was in despair trying to remember & search your your address.—

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    Dated from the reference to the Bricklayers' Arms terminus of the Croydon railway, which was opened 1 May 1844; the passenger service to Croydon ended in March 1845 (Course 1962, p. 71). CD arrived back at Down from a visit to Maer, the Wedgwood family home, and Shrewsbury on 30 May (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).
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