To W. B. Tegetmeier 16 November 
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I have to come to London next Thursday & if it would be perfectly convenient I should very much like to have half-an-hour’s conversation with you on Friday morning & see your skulls & any birds which you may have.— Would you be so kind as to take the trouble to send me one line to say whether this would suit you; if not I must defer my call till some other opportunity.1 Further shd you think me very unreasonable proposing to leave the Great Northern Station at so early an hour as 10 oclock (if there be a Train for I have lost my Bradshaw, & have only a very old one) for I have a good deal to do, & must return home on the same afternoon.
Pray forgive this trouble & believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
Is going to London on Thursday [22nd] and would like to call on WBT on Friday.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1782,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1782