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From St George Jackson Mivart   24 February [1871]1

7 North Bank N.W.

Feb. 24th.

My dear Sir,

I shall be delighted to see you on Monday about 10 a.m. Early on Tuesday morning I shall be off (like De Chaillu’s Troglodytes calvus) to look after my nest amongst the trees.2

Hoping that I may have the pleasure of seeing you pretty well on Monday & with very kind regards | I am | My dear Sir | Your’s most truly | St. Geo. Mivart.

Ch. Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, [28 February 1871].
Mivart refers to Paul Belloni Du Chaillu and Du Chaillu 1861 (see also letter from W. W. Reade, 21 February 1871 and n. 8). Mivart was having a house built at Wilmshurst, Fletching, near Uckfield, in Sussex (see also letter from St G. J. Mivart, 31 January 1871).


Would be pleased if CD called.

Letter details

Letter no.
St George Jackson Mivart
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, North Bank, 7
Source of text
DAR 171: 182
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5926,” accessed on 20 July 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19