Sends naturalists’ autographs.
Enjoyed fortnight at Moor Park.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Miss Butler
I send you some autographs with a list of the men, as you, perhaps, would not know who were who. You will now be well stocked with the autographs of Naturals.
I made myself very pleasant at home with ghost stories & other plumes borrowed from you.—
I enjoyed my fortnight extremely at Moor Park, but if I were long exposed to the very pleasant temptation of sitting between Miss Craik & you, I wonder what I should not come to believe:f3 Honeysuckles turning into oaks would be a mere trifle & new species springing up on every Railway embankment.
Will you tell Dr Lane that I found Etty looking as well & as fat as before her illness.f4
Pray give my kindest remembrances to all the very pleasant party at Moor Park & believe me with much respect | My dear Miss Butler | Yours Truly obliged | Charles Darwin
Please to tell Lady Drysdalef5 that I reached the Station only 14 minutes before the Train started & I should like to know when she will ever have such a triumph as that.—