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 27 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1089