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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. S. Henslow   10 August [1857]1

Down Bromley Kent

Aug. 10th

My dear Henslow

I am delighted at your letter just received.

For fear of a mistake, I write to say the Train leaves London Bridge (N. Kent Division) at 5.20’—(not 5.30 ’) & remember how crowded near London Bridge is.— Our last visitors missed the Train.— We will send you back at any hour on Friday you like.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the reference to Henslow’s proposed visit to Down. Although this letter and the following two letters to John Lubbock, 11 August [1857] and 12 [August 1857], give no indication of the year in which they were written, it is clear from the letter to J. D. Hooker, 1 August [1857], that Henslow’s visit took place in 1857.

Summary

Delighted that JSH is coming to Down. Sends correct train time.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2132
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Stevens Henslow
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 93: A122
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2132,” accessed on 10 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2132.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6

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