To Richard Owen [1849?]1
Down Farnborough Kent
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 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
CD proposes to call for tea if he is well enough on Thursday.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1089,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1089