Had hoped to call, but cannot do so comfortably, so will HBJ call on CD instead, for a consultation?
6. Queen Anne St | W.
My dear D
I had hoped to have saved you trouble & called on you, but I find I hardly can with comfort to myself. Will you, therefore, be so good as to call here on me, that I may consult you & report progress—
Ever yours | Most truly obliged | Ch. Darwin
- f1 5064a.f1The date is conjectured from the fact that it is the only date on which a payment was made to Jones on a Monday, coinciding with a visit by CD to London. CD was in London from 21 April to 1 May 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)). CD's Classed account books (Down House MS) record a payment to Jones on 23 April 1866, a Monday.
- f2 5064a.f2See letter to [H. B. Jones?], 13 April .
- f3 5064a.f3On CD's health, see the letter to H. B. Jones, 3 January  and the letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February .