Dinner at the Hensleigh Wedgwoods'. They have agreed to go over his journal. Henry Holland thinks it not worth publishing alone because it goes over FitzRoy's ground.
His impressions of Harriet Martineau: "She is overwhelmed with her own projects, her own thoughts and own abilities."
[43 Great Marlborough Street]
My dear Caroline,
I should have written to you earlier, but I had little to say and little time to say
that little. I will give you my annals. On Sunday I dined at Clapham, and had a very pleasant party.— I enjoyed the satisfaction of making
Erasmus jealous by Snow flirting with me and sitting on my knee, and at the same time
Hensleigh & Fanny were very jealous at Bro's coqueting with Erasmus. Fanny
& Hensleigh have agreed to look over my Journal and give me some detailed
criticisms. My plans have, since being here, become more perplexed, with respect to the
Journal part. I am becoming rather inclined to the plan of mixing up long passages with
Capt Fitzroy. D
Will you tell my Father I have not yet called on the Bank, but intend doing so.
I will write from Cambridge; excuse this abominable letter. I really have not industry after a hard day of excitement to write a more tidy one. | Yours C Darwin
- f1 325.f1The Hensleigh Wedgwoods lived in Clapham.
- f2 325.f2See letter from Catherine Darwin, 27--30 January 1834, n. 2.
- f3 325.f3The actress Fanny Kemble had married Pierce Butler in 1834.