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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 Collection (Bence Jones autograph letter file)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5064A,” accessed on 18 April 2021,

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