Will introduce Charles Kingsley to CD.
Holwood, | Bromley. | S.E.
My dear M
yours very truly | Cranworth
- f1 5360.f1Charles Kingsley had been an occasional correspondent of CD's since 1859 (see Correspondence vols. 7, 10, 13, and 14), and they may have met in 1854 at a meeting of the Linnean Society (see Colloms 1975, p. 185). Rolfe also refers to Frances Eliza Kingsley. There is no extant correspondence between CD and Lady Cranworth (Laura Rolfe); however, in a letter dated [15 September 1866], Emma Darwin wrote to Henrietta Emma Darwin that Lady Cranworth had just called and expressed how much Kingsley would like to see CD (DAR 219.5: 45). Rolfe's residence, Holwood Park, was 1
miles north of Down House. 1 2
- f2 5360.f2No further correspondence has been found regarding a possible visit.
- f3 5360.f3Kingsley was to give three lectures at the Royal Institution, on Tuesday 15, Thursday 17, and Saturday 19 January 1867 (Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 5 (1866--9): 4).