# To Friend Lewin   16 April [1872]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

April 16

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,$\frac{3}{4}$ 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

## Footnotes

The year is established by a reference to the visit of Friend Lewin and Henry Maudsley in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 17 April 1872.
Chislehurst and Orpington were on the South Eastern Railway line; Chislehurst is about four miles and Orpington eight miles from Down. See also letter from Henry Maudsley, 6 November 1872.

## Summary

Suggests FL and Dr Maudsley come to Down via Chislehurst.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8289
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Friend Lewin
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The National Library of Sweden, Manuscripts
Physical description
3pp

## Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8289,” accessed on 20 October 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8289

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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