To Charles Babbage 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
36 Grt Marlbro’ Stt —
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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 351,” accessed on 10 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-351