CD informs PPK of his impending arrival at Dunheved, Penrith; news of his journey thus far.
[Bathurst, New South Wales]
My dear Sir
I arrived here yesterday evening, certainly alive, but half roasted with the intense
heat.— If my horses do not fail, I shall reach Dunheved on Sunday evening & if you are at home, shall have much pleasure in
staying with you the ensuing day.— I have seen nothing remarkable in the
Geology or indeed I may add in anything else: It appears me, very singular, how very
uniform the character of the scenery remains, in so many miles of country. At
Believe me, Dear Sir | Very sincerely Yours. | Charles Darwin.
- f1 293.f1Bathurst is located on the banks of the Macquarie River about 100 miles inland from Sydney. CD had arrived there on 20 January (see `Beagle' diary, p. 383).
- f2 293.f2King had retired to Dunheved, Penrith, N.S.W.