From Henrietta Grace Powell 11 February 1863
1, Hyde Park Gate South, | W.
My dear Sir
There are some points in your most interesting book, on which we were wishing much to know more, when my dearest Husband died, and I could not venture to ask you to take the trouble to come to see me alone.1 I was sorry indeed to hear from Mr. Wedgewood2 that your health is so delicate as to render it fruitless to ask you to any meal. May I however hope that you will give me the pleasure of seeing you here next Sunday afternoon? Mr. Huxley and the Bishop of Natal are coming to have a quiet talk with me between 2—and 6 oclock and you shall not be teazed with any eating!3
I need scarcely add how pleased I should be to see Mrs. Darwin also should she be in town.
Truly your’s | Henrietta G Powell.
February 11. 1863.
Address | Mrs. Baden Powell | 1. Hyde Park Gate South | Kensington Gore
Invites CD to visit on Sunday afternoon, for a quiet discussion with Huxley, the Bishop of Natal [J. W. Colenso], and herself. Will not trouble him with any eating.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3977,” accessed on 27 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3977