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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Raphael Meldola   19 November [1878]

4. Bryanston St | Portman St

Nov. 19th

My dear Sir

We have just arrived at my daughter’s house & shall be happy to see you here any day to luncheon at 1 oclock.1

Will you be so kind as to let me hear, as soon as you can, what day will suit you, on account of other engagement.

My dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


In his letter of 1 November 1878, Meldola had suggested meeting next time CD was in London. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) the Darwins arrived at Bryanston Street, the home of their daughter Henrietta Emma Litchfield, on 19 November 1878; they returned to Down on 27 November (letter to J. B. Innes, 27 November [1878]).


Invites RM to luncheon.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Raphael Meldola
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 4
NO 19 78
Source of text
Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11748,” accessed on 1 March 2021,