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From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 August [1870]1

31. Bloomsbury Str. Bedford Square.

Dear Sir

I am once more for a short time in England and should be very happy to see You if You could accept my visit.2 It is such a long time I had no news from You; after Your letter to Nice in the Spring I wrote You from a small place near Marseille, but having no answer I fear my letter has been lost.3 My wife is gone with her sister to the sea side and I am left alone to make excursions;4 if You are not occupied to much to receive visits, I have an intention to go to Bickley5 Tuesday and walk from the Station to Down.

I hope to find Mrs. Dawin and the ladies6 in good heal.

Yours | truly | W. Kovalevsky

London 15 August

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 7 August [1870].
Neither CD’s letter nor Kovalevsky’s reply has been found.
Kovalevsky refers to Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya and Anna Vasilyevna Korvin-Krukovskaya.
Bickley Station is just outside Bromley, Kent, about six miles from Down.
Emma Darwin, Henrietta Emma Darwin, and Elizabeth Darwin.

Summary

Wishes to visit Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7302
From
Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Bloomsbury St, 31
Source of text
DAR 169: 65
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7302,” accessed on 16 July 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7302

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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