Would have had great pleasure in accepting CB's invitation, "whether for beauty or for shells", but has another engagement.
My dear Sir
I am very much obliged for your kind invitation for tomorrow evening, and whether for beauty or for shells, I should have had great pleasure in accepting if I had not happened to be engaged.—
Yours truly obliged | Chas. Darwin
36 Grt. Marlboro—
- f1 349.f1The dates are those of CD's residence at 36 Great Marlborough Street.