Invites CD to visit on Sunday afternoon, for a quiet discussion with Huxley, the Bishop of Natal [J. W. Colenso], and herself. Will not trouble him with any eating.
1, Hyde Park Gate South, | W.
My dear Sir
There are some points in your most interesting book, on which we were wishing much to
know more, when my dearest Husband died, and I could not venture to ask you to take the
trouble to come to see me alone. I was sorry indeed to hear
I need scarcely add how pleased I should be to see M
Truly your's | Henrietta G Powell.
February 11. 1863.
Address | M
- f1 3977.f1The reference is to the former Savilian professor of geometry at Oxford University, Baden Powell (DNB). CD and Powell had corresponded about Origin before the latter's death in June 1860 (see Correspondence vol. 8, letter to Baden Powell, 18 January ). Powell's enthusiastic reception of Origin is discussed in Corsi 1988, pp. 283--4.
- f2 3977.f2Powell probably refers to Hensleigh Wedgwood.
- f3 3977.f3Thomas Henry Huxley and John William Colenso. CD did not accept this invitation, and returned to Down on Saturday 14 February (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix II)).