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From George Bentham   4 October [1866]1

25, Wilton Place, | S.W.

Oct 4

My dear Darwin

Thanks for your kind note but as at Holwood2 we depend on the arrangements of others I fear we cannot fix a day for coming over to your luncheon till we are there— I shall at any rate in walking over avoid the time of your riding out3

Yours very truly | George Bentham


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to George Bentham, 1 October 1866.
The reference is to Holwood Park (see letter to George Bentham, 1 October 1866 and n. 2).
CD had told Bentham that he rode daily from noon until lunch-time (see letter to George Bentham, 1 October 1866 and n. 4).


Is unable to fix a day for luncheon until later.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Bentham
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Wilton Place, 25
Source of text
DAR 160: 159
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5231,” accessed on 26 February 2020,

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