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Letter 7080

Darwin, C. R. to Günther, A. C. L. G.

16 Jan [1870]

Summary

Invites AG to Down for a weekend with A. Newton, R. Swinhoe, and Hooker.

Transcription

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Jan 16th

My dear Dr. Gunther

Do you feel inclined as yet to leave home? A little change wdbe good for you. Newton of Cambridge (& I hope Hooker & Swinhoe)is coming here next Saturday Jan. 22d to dine, & to stay tillMonday morning. Will you join us: it wd give me great pleasureif you can prevail on yourself to come.—f2 I enclose memorandumabout best trains.—f3

Yours very sincerely, | C. Darwin

Many thanks for your last note.—f4

Shrewsbury School

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Footnotes

f1
The year is established by the reference to a visit to Down byAlfred Newton, Robert Swinhoe, and Albert Günther on 22 January (seen. 2, below).
f2
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Günther, Newton, andSwinhoe came to Down on 22 January and Joseph Dalton Hooker on 23 January.
f3
The memorandum has not been found.
f4
CD may refer to the letter from Albert Günther, [after 13 January 1870].
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