Because of work on the first number of the new Royal Geographical Society magazine, a manual of geography, and other things, HWB finds he must decline CD's invitation.
Royal Geographical Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W.
Sept 10 1868
My dear Mr Darwin
On returning from a trip with my children I found your
kind invitation. Unfortunately I cannot avail myself of it
this time, on account of the arrears of work staring me in
the face after a brief holiday. I have the 1
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
- f1 6360.f1CD's letter to Bates has not been found; the invitation was for a visit to Down on 12 and 13 September 1868 (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [8--10 September 1868]).
- f2 6360.f2Bates may be referring to the first volume of Illustrated travels: a record of discovery, geography, and adventure (Bates ed. 1869--74).
- f3 6360.f3As assistant secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, Bates regularly edited the Journal and the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. Bates may also refer to his article in the third edition of Hints for travellers, though it was not published until 1871 (Bates 1871).The third edition was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, which Bates edited. For Bates's work at the Royal Geographical Society, see Dickinson 1992.