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Letter 320

Darwin, C. R. to Wilkes, Charles

[7 Nov 1836]

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    Arranges to meet CW for conversation.


43. Grt. Marlborough St

Dear Sir

I am going into the country for a few weeks on Thursday.— As I am anxious to have the pleasure of conversing a short time with you, concerning your long & most interesting voyage, I have thought the best plan of meeting would be to fix some hour.— Shall you be disengaged on Wednesday between 12 and 1 o'clock? If this hour is inconvenient, will you send me one line, & fixing some other.— In case I do not hear, I will call at Long's on Wednesday.

Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin *S 2


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    Lieutenant (later Admiral) Charles Wilkes, American naval officer and explorer, was in London to obtain instruments for an exploring expedition to the Antarctic, the islands of the Pacific, and the Pacific Northwest, 1838--42 (see Borthwick 1965).
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    Long's Hotel, 13 Clifford St, Bond St, London (Boyle's court and country guide, London 1836).
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