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To George Robert Waterhouse   [6 February 1848]1

Down Farnborough | Kent

Sunday

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.

Footnotes

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.

Summary

Invites GRW to a dinner party with other scientists.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1154
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
George Robert Waterhouse
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.69)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1154,” accessed on 21 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1154.xml

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

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