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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-307

To Josiah Wedgwood II   [5 October 1836]

[Shrewsbury]

My dear Uncle

The Beagle arrived at Falmouth on Sunday evening, & I reached home late last night. My head is quite confused with so much delight, but I cannot allow my sisters to tell you first, how happy I am to see all my dear friends again. I am obliged to return in three or four days to London, where the Beagle will be paid off, & then I shall pay Shrewsbury a longer visit. I am most anxious once again to see Maer, & all its inhabitants, so that in the course of two or three weeks, I hope in person to thank you, as being my first Lord of the Admiralty. I am so very happy I hardly know what I am writing.

Believe me, Your most affectionate nephew | Chas. Darwin

Remember me most kindly to Aunt Bessy & all at dear Maer.—

Summary

Happily home, he sends thanks to his "first Lord of the Admiralty". Will visit Maer in two or three weeks.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-307
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wedgwood, Josiah, II
Sent from
Shrewsbury
Source of text
DAR 185
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 307,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-307

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