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Letter 351

Darwin, C. R. to Babbage, Charles


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    CD is much obliged for invitations to CB's parties, but is afraid to accept because he would meet people to whom he has sworn he never goes out.


My dear Mr Babbage

I am very much obliged to you for sending me cards for your parties, but I am afraid of accepting them, for I should meet some people there, to whom I have sworn by all the saints in Heaven, I never go out, & should, therefore, be ashamed to meet them.— I assure you I feel very grateful for your kindness to me.

Believe me | Most sincerely yrs | Chas. Darwin

Wednesd Morning

36 Grt Marlbro' Stt

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    The paper is watermarked ‘1838’.
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