# To Richard Owen   [1849?]1

Down Farnborough Kent

Tuesday

My dear Owen

As you were so kind as to say that I might propose myself to tea to you (it being more wholesome to me than Dinner) I will, if it chance to prove quite convenient to you, come about 7$\frac{1}{2}$ on Thursday. If you cannot have me, (which is likely enough) will you save me the journey, by sending me one line to “7 Park St Grosvenor Sqr.”—2

My stomach fails so often & so suddenly that to my sorrow, I am never certain of an appointment. if I do not appear by 8 olock, you will understand that my stomach has failed me.

Yours most sincerely | C. Darwin

If I do not hear I shall understand that I am to come

## Footnotes

The date is based on the broad mourning border, characteristic of the stationery CD used in 1849.
The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin, with whom CD stayed when in London.

## Summary

CD proposes to call for tea if he is well enough on Thursday.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1089
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Richard Owen
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Physical description
3pp