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To George Robert Waterhouse   [6 February 1848]1

Down Farnborough | Kent


My dear Waterhouse

I heard on Wednesday at the Museum that you were expected soon back. Mr. & Mrs Lyell, Forbes & Prof. Ramsay are coming to a late dinner here on next Saturday (12th) & return on Monday Morning. Cannot you join us: I hope you will if you possibly can. Forbes & Ramsay leave London Bridge at 4o. 45’ & take a Fly at Sydenham, you had better join them. I shall ask, also, Sir R. Schomburgk.2

I hope you will come. I want to hear some news of your foreign trip.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Will you send me a line in answer.


Dated from the relationship to letters to A. C. Ramsay, 4 February [1848], and to Richard Owen, [4 February 1848].
Robert Hermann Schomburgk, who had recently returned from an exploring expedition to British Guiana. In 1848 he was appointed consul to St Domingo. Neither he nor Waterhouse was among the guests the following weekend.


Invites GRW to a dinner party with other scientists.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Robert Waterhouse
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.69)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1154,” accessed on 18 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4