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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Philip Henry Stanhope   30 July [1852]

Down Farnborough Kent

July 30th

My dear Lord

I am much obliged for your Lordships very kind invitation to Chevening for the 3d of August, but I am sorry to say that I have friends in my house & cannot do myself the honour of accepting your kindness.— I beg to remain | Your Lordships | Faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


Declines invitation to Chevening [Lord Stanhope’s residence].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13844,” accessed on 15 April 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5