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Darwin Correspondence Project

To H. A. Huxley   [before 25 November 1866?]1

6 Queen Anne St | W.

My dear Mrs. Huxley

I want very much to see you & the children & to ask Huxley2 some non-scientific & some scientific questions. Might I call on Sunday & should you think me utterly unreasonable if I proposed to call about 10 oclock, for my strength always oozes away as the day advances.— I would not stay much more than half-an-hour.— If the hour for any cause proves inconvenient could I come between 112 & 2 oclock?

Will you have kindness to send me briefest answer to my request & believe me my dear Mrs. Huxley | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

My movements on any day are not very certain & if I do not come at whatever hour you may fix, you will understand that I am not able from health.

Footnotes

The date range is suggested by the relationship between this letter and the letter to A. R. Wallace, [23 November 1866?] (Correspondence vol. 14), in which CD also uses the phrase ‘my strength always oozes away as the day advances’. The Darwins were in London from 22 to 29 November 1866; 25 November was a Sunday.
Thomas Henry Huxley.

Summary

Asks if he may call on Sunday at 10 o’clock.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2797F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Henrietta Anne Huxley
Sent from
6 Queen Anne Street, London
Source of text
Janet Huxley (private collection)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2797F,” accessed on 18 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2797F.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)

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