Announces his engagement to Emma Wedgwood.
My dear Lyell
I suppose, you will be in Hart St, tomorrow the
I shall be in town in the middle or latter end of the ensuing week.— I fear
you will say, I might very well have left my story untold, till we met. But I deeply
feel your kindness and friendship towards me, which in truth I may say, has been one
chief source of happiness to me, ever since my return to England: so you must excuse
me..— I am well sure, that M
Believe me my dear Lyell | Your's most truly obliged | Chas. Darwin.
- f1 432.f1Monday was the 12th of November, 1838.
- f2 432.f2For Emma's account of the proposal and her reactions see her letter to her aunt Jessie Sismondi (Emma Darwin 2: 5–7).