To Edward Blyth [18 February 1867]1
6. Queen Anne St | Cavendish Sqre.— | W.
My dear Mr Blyth
I want to ask you a question about the title of some printed pages, which gave me some 20 or 30 years ago!!2
But I enjoyed our walk a month or two ago in the Zoolog. Gardens so much,3 & as I was told that you often walk there in the morning, it has occurred to me that, if disengaged, you would not object to meet me there.
I will go there next Wednesday morning at 10 oclock & go to Monkey House & wait within for quarter of an hour for the chance of your coming or being there before me.— If you know positively that you cannot meet me, perhaps you would have the kindness, to send me a line, as then, I should probably not go to the Gardens; if you think you can be there do not trouble yourself to write
Believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. I am bound to add that my health is always doubtful, & every few days I have a bad day & cannot go anywhere,— & thus unavoidably break any engagements.4
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Blyth, Edward
- Sent from
- London, Queen Anne St, 6
- Source of text
- McGill University Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections Division
- Physical description
Asks to meet EB for a walk in the Zoological Gardens.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5406,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5406