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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Charles Wentworth Dilke   24 April 1866

76, Sloane Street SW.

24 April 1866

Dear Sir

Mr. & Madame de Candolle1 dine with my Mother in Law2 & myself on Thursday the 17th of May at a quarter before seven. If Mrs Darwin & yourself would give us the pleasure of your company we should be pleased.3

Yours truly | C Wentworth Dilke

C Darwin Esq

Footnotes

Dilke refers to Alphonse de Candolle and his wife, Jeanne-Victoire-Laure de Candolle.
Dilke’s mother-in-law, Caroline A. Duncombe Chatfield, had lived at Dilke’s London residence since his marriage in 1840 (Gwynn and Tuckwell 1917, 1: 8).
Dilke refers to Emma Darwin. CD and Emma did not attend the dinner. See letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.

Summary

Invites CD and wife to dine with Alphonse and Mme de Candolle.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5065
From
Charles Wentworth Dilke, Jr
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Sloane St, 76
Source of text
DAR 162: 181
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5065,” accessed on 20 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-5065.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14

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