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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Charles Babbage   [February 1839 – August 1842]

12 Upper Gower Stt.—

My dear Mr Babbage

Will you have the kindness to excuse me, once again asking your permission to bring with Mrs. Darwin and myself, to your party on Saturday Evening, a relative of ours, Miss Allen1 of Cresselly, who is staying with us.—

Believe me | Very truly yours | Chas. Darwin Thursday.—


Frances (Fanny) Allen.


Asks permission to bring Fanny Allen to CB’s party.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Babbage
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
The British Library (Add MS 37191: 298)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 470,” accessed on 19 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2