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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Leonard Darwin   12 August 1879

Coniston

Aug 12th.

My dear L

I do hope you will be able to come here1   The place is most beautiful and the inn very comfortable, but there are too many human beings for my taste

Ever dear old Lenny | Yours affec | C Darwin

Footnotes

CD was on a family holiday in the Lake District from 2 to 27 August 1879 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)), staying at the Waterhead Hotel, Coniston.

Summary

Coniston is most beautiful, but CD finds "there are too many human beings for my taste".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12191
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Leonard Darwin
Sent from
Coniston
Source of text
DAR 153: 94
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12191,” accessed on 21 January 2022, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12191.xml

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