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DCP-LETT-3511

From H. W. Bates   [17 April 1862]1

Gregory’s Hotel | Rupert Street [London]

Thursday evening

My Dear Sir

I could not resist your invitation2 & the beautiful weather, although I had made other arrangements for Easter, intending to have a trip South about the middle of next week. Nothing could be more delightful to me than to visit you. I have arrived so far, en route, & intend to take an early train for Bromley tomorrow3   I see a train from Pimlico at 9.55— I will try that & arriving at Bromley I shall get a boy to carry my bag & walk to Down having a great desire to loiter about the Kentish lanes— the county is quite new to me

I have been very poorly lately & shall be poor company

Yours sincerely | H W Bates

Footnotes

1
The date is established by reference to Bates’s visit to Down House from 18 to 21 April (see n. 3, below); the previous Thursday was 17 April 1862.
2
See letter to H. W. Bates, 16 April [1862].
3
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Bates arrived at Down House on 18 April 1862.

Summary

Accepts CD’s invitation.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3511
From
Bates, H. W.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Rupert St
Source of text
DAR 160.1: 66
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3511,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3511

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