To Thomas Henry Huxley 2 April 1
Down Bromley Kent
April 2d —
My dear Huxley
The Hookers are coming here on the 22d & I believe Mr Wollaston & H. C. Watson, & I want to persuade you to join us;2 I know from your lectures you could not come on that day,3 but could you not spare a few days, & come here the next day, or if that be not possible on Saturday the 26th, when the Hookers at least will be here.— I do not know how Mrs Huxley now is; but do you not think a little change might be beneficial to her. My wife desires me to say (& would have written herself, had I not said I was sure that you would excuse the form) that she could be as quiet as she liked, & shd have a comfortable arm-chair in her bedroom, so as to live upstairs as much as she liked. Do think of the possibility of all this. A coach leaves Silver cross Charing Cross (& another from the Golden Cross) at 3 & would drop you at Farnborough about 13 miles, & there I would have vehicle to bring you the two miles on here.—
A little change is good for man woman & beast, so do reflect favourably, & come if you can, & believe me | Your’s most sincerely | Charles Darwin
Many thanks for the Abstract your lecture, which I was very glad to see
Invitation to THH and wife to come to Down to meet H. C. Watson, T. V. Wollaston, and the Hookers.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Huxley, T. H.
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- Source of text
- Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 46)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1847,” accessed on 25 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1847