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To J. S. Henslow   9 November [1858]

Down Bromley Kent

Nov. 9th

My dear Henslow

We shall be truly delighted to see you here on the 25th.—1 If you will send me one line to say by what hour you will be at Croydon, in all probability I shall be able to send to meet you with my phaeton.— If you go to London from Sir B. then come to Beckenham either by the Pimlico or London Bridge line.— I fear I have not strength to meet you at C. Palace.—

My dear Henslow | Yours most truly | C. Darwin


Henslow had intended to visit Down in August 1858, but the visit had to be postponed (see letter to J. S. Henslow, 4 August [1858]).


Arrangements to meet JSH at station for his visit to Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Stevens Henslow
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Source of text
DAR 93: A60–1
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2356,” accessed on 20 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7