Is so unwell he must cancel appointment to meet at Zoological Gardens.
6 Queen Anne St | W.
My dear M
I am so unwell today that there is hardly any chance of my being able to meet you tomorrow morning at the Zoolog. gardens, so will you be so good as to consider my former note cancelled & excuse the trouble I have caused you—
If able to do any thing tomorrow I have some other more pressing engagements which I have failed to do today.
I shall be in London probably in a few months' time, & I hope you will allow me to propose another meeting at the gardens.
yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 5407.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter, the letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867], and the letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867.
- f2 5407.f2See letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867]. Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) for 18 and 19 February: `C. unwell'.
- f3 5407.f3CD left London on 21 February 1867. He returned for a visit in June 1867. See CD's `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 15, Appendix II).