skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To Albert Günther   16 January [1870]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Jan 16th

My dear Dr. Gunther

Do you feel inclined as yet to leave home? A little change wd be good for you. Newton of Cambridge (& I hope Hooker & Swinhoe) is coming here next Saturday Jan. 22d to dine, & to stay till Monday morning. Will you join us: it wd give me great pleasure if you can prevail on yourself to come.—2 I enclose memorandum about best trains.—3

Yours very sincerely, | C. Darwin

Many thanks for your last note.—4


The year is established by the reference to a visit to Down by Alfred Newton, Robert Swinhoe, and Albert Günther on 22 January (see n. 2, below).
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Günther, Newton, and Swinhoe came to Down on 22 January and Joseph Dalton Hooker on 23 January.
The memorandum has not been found.


Invites AG to Down for a weekend with A. Newton, R. Swinhoe, and Hooker.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Sent from
Source of text
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7080,” accessed on 18 May 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18