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Letter 7129

Mivart, St G. J. to Darwin, C. R.

8 Mar [1870]


Will not be returning to London for a week; writes to save CD’s calling.


6 Pelham Crescent | Hastings

March 8th (Tuesday evening)

My Dear Sir,

I hope this letter may be in time to save you from making a journeyto North Bank for nothing— I am stopping here for a short time to givemy wife a little repose after the anxiety attending the recent deathof my dear Mother—f2 We purpose returning in about a week & thenI need hardly assure you how much pleasure I shall feel in receivinga visit from you—

With best regards | believe me, | My dear Sir |Your’s most truly | St. G. Mivart.

DAR 171: 183



The year is established by the reference to the death of Mivart’smother (see n. 2, below).
Mivart’s mother, Caroline Georgina Mivart, died in the firstquarter of 1870 (BMD (Death index)). Mivart’s wife was called MaryAnne. North Bank, Regent’s Park, London, was Mivart’s usual address.
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