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Letter 7046

Darwin, G. H. to Darwin, C. R.

[20 Apr 1870]


Is leaving tonight for Genoa;

sends a French paper [not identified].


New University Club | St. James’s St


My dear Father,

I send by this post the French paper that I thought I had lost—f2I suppose I picked it up without perceivg. it;—but it is veryodd I did’nt see it when I got in.— I am going across tonight &have just done my packing up & am so hot I do’nt know what to do withmyself.— I have bought a new hat in order to avoid waiting for theold one; I couldn’t bear waitg. after scurrying about the wholeafternoon to get off.— I sha’nt write till I get to Genoa.—

I am glad I’m going by night the heat wd be so awful in the day.—

Your affec Son | G H Darwin

DAR 210.2: 12



The date is established by the relationship between this letter andletters from Emma Darwin to H. E. Darwin in DAR 219.9: 69, 87, and88. In a letter dated [18 January 1870] (DAR 219.9: 69), Emma writesthat the leaves won’t be out when George goes to Genoa; in a letterdated [19–20 April 1870] (DAR 219.9: 87), she writes that Down hashad four to five days of ‘blazing summery weather’; in a letter dated[20 April 1870] (DAR 219.9: 88), she writes that George leaves onThursday (which would be 21 April 1870). In 1870, 20 April was aWednesday.
The paper has not been identified.
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