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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

Footnotes

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.
Letter from Hugh Falconer, 7 May [1862].

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3539
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Hugh Falconer
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 144: 24
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3539,” accessed on 14 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3539.xml

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

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