To Friend Lewin 16 April 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
I have just discovered that at a more distant station viz Chiselhurst on the same line there is a rather later train, viz one leaving at 9o 34’, but Chiselhurst is a full hour’s drive from my house.
If not inconvenient to you & Dr. Maudsley, will you return by this train, which will give us nearly 1, hour instead of only a full hour. I can send you in my carriage to Chiselhurst Station. So if this suits you, do not keep your Fly from Orpington; but you can take return tickets, as the 2 stations are on the same line.—2
In Haste | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
I am sure you & Dr. Maudsley will allow me to leave the room for quarter of an hour, if my head fails me.—
The 9o. 34’ Train from Chiselhurst reaches Charing Cross at 10o, 11’
Suggests FL and Dr Maudsley come to Down via Chislehurst.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8289,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8289