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From Emma Darwin to John Tyndall   7 October [1875]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Thursday Oct 7

Dear Professor Tyndall

We are expecting Professor & Mrs. Huxley on Sat. the 16th to stay over the Sunday with us, & Mr Darwin & I would be so glad if we could persuade you to come for the same time.2 I am in hopes we may still have a remnant of summer to receive you.

Believe me | very truly yours | Emma Darwin.


This letter was published in Correspondence vol. 23 from a copy at CUL; the original was later found also at CUL. The year is established by the reference to the visit (see n. 2, below).
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Thomas Henry Huxley, Henrietta Anne Huxley, and Tyndall stayed at Down on the weekend of 16 and 17 October 1875.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


An invitation to Down for Sunday 16 October.

Letter details

Letter no.
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
John Tyndall
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 261.8: 34 (EH 88205972)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10185F,” accessed on 19 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23