Invites JJW to visit Down. Will try to get A. R. Wallace and H. W. Bates also.
Down, Bromley, Kent. S.E.
Sept. 1, 1868
My dear Sir
I suppose you have returned from your trip to the Continent, as we have from the I. of Wight.
I write now to ask whether you will give me the real
pleasure of seeing you here on Sat. the 12th. I will try to
Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin.
- f1 6343.f1The Darwins returned home from the Isle of Wight on 21 August 1868 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)). No letter mentioning Weir's trip to the continent has been found.
- f2 6343.f2Annie and Alfred Russel Wallace, Edward Blyth, and Weir visited the Darwins on 12 September 1868 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)). Henry Walter Bates was not able to come (see letter from H. W. Bates, 10 September 1868).