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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-474

To Charles Babbage  [October 1839 – August 1842]

12 Upper Gower St

Friday

My dear Mr Babbage

I am very much obliged to you for your several cards which you have so kindly sent us, & which I should have had greater pleasure in accepting than any other parties, had not I found by dear-bought experience that my health will not at present stand going out in the evening.

I am going to take a liberty, which I trust you will excuse; it is to ask permission for my sister who is staying with us to accompany my brother, whom I understand you have also kindly asked, to your party tomorrow evening: Mrs Darwin not being well enough to go out at present.—

Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very truly obliged | C. Darwin

Summary

Regrets he cannot accept invitation. "My health will not at present stand going out in the evenings."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-474
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Babbage, Charles
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
British Library (Add 37191: 296)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 474,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-474

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