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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5407

To Edward Blyth   [19 February 1867]1

6 Queen Anne St | W.

Tuesday

My dear Mr Blyth

I am so unwell today that there is hardly any chance of my being able to meet you tomorrow morning at the Zoolog. gardens, so will you be so good as to consider my former note cancelled & excuse the trouble I have caused you—2

If able to do any thing tomorrow I have some other more pressing engagements which I have failed to do today.

I shall be in London probably in a few months’ time,3 & I hope you will allow me to propose another meeting at the gardens.

yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship between this letter, the letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867], and the letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867.
2
See letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867]. Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) for 18 and 19 February: ‘C. unwell’.
3
CD left London on 21 February 1867. He returned for a visit in June 1867. See CD’s ‘Journal’ (Correspondence vol. 15, Appendix II).

Summary

Is so unwell he must cancel appointment to meet at Zoological Gardens.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5407
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Blyth, Edward
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
McGill University Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections Division
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5407,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5407

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