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Darwin Correspondence Project

To H. B. Jones   [23 April 1866?]1

6. Queen Anne St | W.


My dear Dr. Bence Jones

I had hoped to have saved you trouble & called on you, but I find I hardly can with comfort to myself.2 Will you, therefore, be so good as to call here on me, that I may consult you & report progress—3

Ever yours | Most truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


The date is conjectured from the fact that it is the only date on which a payment was made to Jones on a Monday, coinciding with a visit by CD to London. CD was in London from 21 April to 1 May 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD’s Classed account books (Down House MS) record a payment to Jones on 23 April 1866, a Monday.
On CD’s health, see the letter to H. B. Jones, 3 January [1866] and the letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February [1866].


Had hoped to call, but cannot do so comfortably, so will HBJ call on CD instead, for a consultation?

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Bence Jones
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
Wellcome Library (Bence Jones autograph letter file)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5064A,” accessed on 4 April 2020,

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