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From J. E. Gray   9 April 1866

British Museum

9 April 1866

My Dear Darwin

I fear it is only as Compliment but I should be glad for many reasons if it was not

Will you come and dine with us on the 16 of May at 7. to meet Professor De. Candolle, who has promised to dine with me on that day1

With kindest Regard to Mrs Darwin2 & yourself

Ever Yours Sincerely | J. E Gray

Charles Darwin Esq | &c &c


CD did not travel to London on 16 May to dine with Gray and Alphonse de Candolle; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 16 May [1866], and letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.
Emma Darwin.


Invites CD to dine and meet Alphonse de Candolle.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Edward Gray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
British Museum
Source of text
DAR 165: 210
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5052,” accessed on 23 October 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14