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Letter 1852

Darwin, C. R. to Huxley, T. H.

9 Apr [1856]

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    Arrangements for visit of Huxleys to Down on 26 Apr.


Down Bromley Kent

Ap. 9th

My dear Huxley

We are very glad that Mrs Huxley & yourself will come to us on the 26th

I am heartily sorry at so poor an account of your health.

I will tell you a pleasanter way for Mrs Huxley to come, viz by Croydon & Epsom line from London Bridge to Sydenham Station, where my phaeton shall be & bring you here, 9–10 miles,— I will send to meet Train which leaves London at 3o 15', supposing that you would wish to have best part of day in London; but if you like to come earlier, so much the better, & fix earlier Train.—

We dine at 7. & shall perhaps have few visitors besides those in House.—

Very many thanks for your card, which I fear I shall not take advantage of, as the Lecture of 22d was what I most wanted to hear: but I shd be very glad to hear any lecture, having heard of your lecturing powers.—

Your's Ever C. Darwin

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    f1 1852.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letter to T. H. Huxley, 2 April [1856] and the letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 8 April [1856].
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    f2 1852.f2
    See letter to T. H. Huxley, 2 April [1856], n. 2, for the members of the party staying at Down House. According to Emma Darwin's diary, John Lubbock joined them for dinner on 26 April.
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    f3 1852.f3
    See letter to T. H. Huxley, 2 April [1856], n. 3.
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