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To Charles Babbage  [1838]1

My dear Mr Babbage

I am very much obliged to you for sending me cards for your parties, but I am afraid of accepting them, for I should meet some people there, to whom I have sworn by all the saints in Heaven, I never go out, & should, therefore, be ashamed to meet them.— I assure you I feel very grateful for your kindness to me.

Believe me | Most sincerely yrs | Chas. Darwin

Wednesd Morning

36 Grt Marlbro’ Stt

Footnotes

The paper is watermarked ‘1838’.

Summary

CD is much obliged for invitations to CB’s parties, but is afraid to accept because he would meet people to whom he has sworn he never goes out.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-351
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Babbage, Charles
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 36
Source of text
British Library (Add 37191: 81)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 351,” accessed on 10 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-351

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