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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-12919

To W. R. Browne   18 December 1880

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.)

December 18th 1880

Sir

The state of my health will not allow me to attend the meeting at Lambeth Palace, though I should feel it an honour to meet there so many distinguished men.1 It would, however, not be sincere on my part to assign want of strength as the sole reason for not attending, in as much as I can see no prospect of any benefit arising from the proposed conference.

I beg leave to remain, Sir, | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin

Summary

Will not be able to attend the proposed conference and feels no benefit will arise from it.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12919
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Browne, W. R.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 249: 131 (photocopy)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12919,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12919

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