From H. W. Bates 10 September 1868
Royal Geographical Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W.
Sept 10 1868
My dear Mr Darwin
On returning from a trip with my children I found your kind invitation.1 Unfortunately I cannot avail myself of it this time, on account of the arrears of work staring me in the face after a brief holiday. I have the 1st number of a new Geographical magazine to bring out in November,2 & manual of Geography in December (I wish they may get it) besides other indispensible work to do.3 So I must work on Sunday & week days for a few weeks.
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
Because of work on the first number of the new Royal Geographical Society magazine, a manual of geography, and other things, HWB finds he must decline CD’s invitation.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6360,” accessed on 23 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6360