Invites JL to dine and meet J. S. Henslow.
I should like you very much to meet my best of old friends, Prof. Henslow & I
have been thinking that perhaps you would come & dine here (if not engaged) on
Thursday at 7
We had intended asking you to persuade M
Ever yours | C. Darwin
- f1 2396.f1See the letter to Lubbock, 11 August , n. 1, for the basis of the date. It is further supported by the reference to Emma Darwin having been called to London because of an illness in the family (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2396.f2See the letter to Lubbock, 11 August . John Stevens Henslow was to visit Down on Thursday, 13 August 1857.
- f3 2396.f3Emma Darwin recorded in her diary on 11 August 1857: ‘I came to London to Eliza’. Sarah Elizabeth (Eliza) Wedgwood, Emma's cousin, died one month later, on 11 September 1857.