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DCP-LETT-1249F

To Emily Harriet Stanhope   9 August [1849]1

Down

Augt. 9th.

Dear Lady Mahon2

Mr. Darwin is very much obliged for the honour of your Ladyships kind invitation for Thursday, & will have much pleasure in accepting it.3

I beg to remain | Your Ladyships | Truly obliged | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849] (Correspondence vol. 4).
2
Emily Harriet Stanhope was the wife of Philip Henry Stanhope, Viscount Mahon (Complete peerage).
3
In 1849, the Thursday following 9 August was 16 August. In his letter to Charles Lyell, [2 September 1849], CD described the dinner that took place at Viscount Mahon’s ancestral home at Chevening, Kent (Correspondence vol. 4). Chevening is about three miles south-east of Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1249F
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Stanhope, E. H.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent (U1590 C481/18)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Accepts EHS’s invitation for Thursday.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1249F,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1249F

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