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DCP-LETT-2897A

To Robert Monsey Rolfe?1   15 August [1860]

Down Bromley Kent

Augt. 15th.—

My dear Lord

We are very much obliged for your Lordship’s kind invitation to dinner on Saturday, but I am sorry to say that my health still prevents me going out to a distance in the evening;—and a very great loss it is to me in this instance.—

With our best thanks, I beg leave to remain | Your Lordships | Truly obliged | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
The recipient is inferred from the reference to ‘your Lordship’. Rolfe was created Baron Cranworth in 1850. He lived at Holwood House in Keston, Kent, a few miles from Down. See also Correspondence vol. 7, letter to R. M. Rolfe, 10 November [1858].

Summary

Declines his Lordship’s invitation to dinner for reasons of health.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2897A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Rolfe, R. M.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Paul C. Richards (dealer)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2897A,” accessed on 25 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2897A

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