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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-320

To Charles Wilkes1   [7 November 1836]

43. Grt. Marlborough St

Dear Sir

I am going into the country for a few weeks on Thursday.— As I am anxious to have the pleasure of conversing a short time with you, concerning your long & most interesting voyage, I have thought the best plan of meeting would be to fix some hour.— Shall you be disengaged on Wednesday between 12 and 1 o’clock? If this hour is inconvenient, will you send me one line, & fixing some other.— In case I do not hear, I will call at Long’s2 on Wednesday.

Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin *S 2

Monday

Footnotes

1
Lieutenant (later Admiral) Charles Wilkes, American naval officer and explorer, was in London to obtain instruments for an exploring expedition to the Antarctic, the islands of the Pacific, and the Pacific Northwest, 1838–42 (see Borthwick 1965).
2
Long’s Hotel, 13 Clifford St, Bond St, London (Boyle’s court and country guide, London 1836).

Summary

Arranges to meet CW for conversation.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-320
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wilkes, Charles
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 43
Source of text
American Philosophical Society 6
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 320,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-320

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