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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hugh Falconer   [8 May 1862]1

6 Queen Anne St.

My dear Falconer

Sincere thanks for your very kind note.2 Whenever I come to London, which is seldom enough, I always look forward to a talk with you as a treat. I had intended trying my luck with another call. I doubt whether I shall be able this afternoon, but to-morrow (i.e Friday) I will call, perhaps about eleven but anyhow before one o’clock. If I do not appear you may understand that I have one of my attacks of sickness.

What you tell me about the horses, and about your readiness to believe (though this is a dreadful fib) makes me very eager to come,3 not that this was necessary to draw me to Park Crescent.

My dear Falconer | Ever yours | C. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letter from Hugh Falconer, 7 May [1862]. The letter was written on a Thursday; 8 May 1862 was a Thursday.


Will try to call tomorrow. What HF tells him about horses makes him eager to come.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Hugh Falconer
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 144: 24
Physical description
C 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3539,” accessed on 25 June 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10