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DCP-LETT-608F

From Richard Owen   [17 September 1841?]1

6, Park Cottages, Park Village East.

Friday.

Dear Darwin,

In the possible event of your being from home I write to say that I shall have a holiday musical evening tonight, and that if you & Mrs. Darwin will join us—we have tea at 127—it will add to our pleasure very much.2

Ever your’s, | Rd. Owen.

Footnotes

1
The date is conjectured from the address, and from Owen’s reference to a ‘holiday musical evening’ (see n. 2, below). Owen is recorded in the Royal blue book as residing at this address from 1840 to 1842.
2
On 8 September 1841, Owen wrote to William Clift that he hoped that Clift would come to dinner ‘at No. 6 Park Cottages’ on 12 September, following Owen’s return from holiday on 11 September. He promised: ‘a long and most delightful tour through Cornwall will be re-performed, with innumerable and most rare adventures by land, rock, mine, and sea; and the characters of divers amiable and hospitable friends will be portrayed’ (R. S. Owen 1894, 1: 187). It is probable that Owen performed other holiday entertainments during this period. Owen’s biographer records: ‘About this time Owen and his wife saw a good deal of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin’ (ibid., p. 188). In 1841, the first Friday after 12 September was 17 September.

Summary

CD and [Emma Darwin] are invited to "a holiday musical evening".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-608F
From
Owen, Richard
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Park Village East
Source of text
Royal College of Surgeons of England, T. M. Stone/J. H. Watson Collection
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 608F,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-608F

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