To Andrew Crombie Ramsay 4 February 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
It would give me very great pleasure, if you could spare a day & pay us a visit here. Mr & Mrs Lyell, Forbes & I hope Owen & Bell1 will come here for a late dinner on Saturday the 12th & stay till Monday morning. If you can so arrange it, I hope that you will join us.2 The best plan of coming here is to leave London Bridge by the 4o. 45’ Train & stop at Sydenham Station & thence take a Fly (if there are 4 of you, the roads are so hilly that it must be a two horse one) to Down.— You will arrive about before seven just in good time for dinner.
Will you be so kind as to show this to Forbes, as I promised to tell him the hour of coming here.
I have not heard yet from Bell; but I believe Owen will come. Might I trouble you for a line in answer
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Will you bring your map of S. America. (if not very large) & we will have a talk over it. Perhaps you had better see first d’Orbigny’s map in Geolog. Soc, without indeed Bone3 has already used his materials.
Tell Forbes to mind that he be not too late for the Train.—
Invites him to dinner on Saturday the 12th. Charles and Mrs Lyell, Edward Forbes, Richard Owen, and Thomas Bell coming also.
"Will you bring your map of S. America … and we will have a talk over it."
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Andrew Crombie Ramsay
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- Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
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