From Edward Blyth 27 March 1863
White Hart Hotel, | Bromley, Kent.
March 27/63— | 4 p.m.
My dear Sir,
Thus far on a flying visit to you; but I find that I cannot accomplish this today, as I am engaged to dine at the United University Club, Pall Mall, at 7 p.m. I had no idea that your residence is so far from Bromley.1 I reached London on the evening of the 9th., just in time for the crowds on the Prince’s Wedding day, which event I could have wished had happened on any other day.2 But I found a refuge in the Somerset Hotel, Strand (next door to King’s College), where I have been staying ever since, though seldom to be found there during the day. What with sight-seeing & visiting, my time has been pretty well taken up as yet; & about the end of this month I shall leave London for a few weeks, to pay a few visits in Sussex, Wilts, &c.3 I am sorry that the fates have so ordained that I cannot see you today, but there is now no help for it; so kindly write me word upon what day of next week I am likely to find you at home, when I will leave town after breakfast—4
Trusting that your health is better than it was, I remain | Yours ever Sincerely, | E. Blyth—
Wants to know when he may visit CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4062,” accessed on 19 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4062