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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-13852

To G. R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845]1

Down Bromley Kent

10th

My dear Waterhouse

We shall be truly glad to see Mrs Waterhouse, yourself & children on Wednesday. I am ashamed to say I forget what was the train, which we agreed you were start by: but please let it be, the train which leaves the Bricklayer’s Arms at 2o ’ 20’ & which reaches Croydon at about 3. olock.— My Phaeton (one chesnut horse) shall be there (& shall wait for one later train)

I send the card again as it may be useful about the omnibuses: please bring it with you.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

N.B. Have mercy on people, like myself, with bad memories & put your address to every letter,—I was in despair trying to remember & search your your address.—

Footnotes

1
Dated from the reference to the Bricklayers’ Arms terminus of the Croydon railway, which was opened 1 May 1844; the passenger service to Croydon ended in March 1845 (Course 1962, p. 71). CD arrived back at Down from a visit to Maer, the Wedgwood family home, and Shrewsbury on 30 May (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).

Summary

Invites GRW and his family to visit.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13852
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Waterhouse, G. R.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13852,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13852

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