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From Albert Günther   12 April 1870

Simla Villa | Surbiton


My dear Sir

Kölliker was delighted when I told him you could see him on Good Friday, & I only hope that you will not be put to any inconvenience by our visit.1

Trains will run as on Sunday; & we intend to start from Charing Cross at 2.30 P.M., arriving at Orpington at 3.7. We shall delight in a walk over to Down, provided the weather is not too bad, in which case we should be obliged to forgo the pleasure of seeing you.

We shall be glad if you can give us a lift back to the station; but Good Friday is frequently a holiday for servants, & neither I nor Kölliker (who is a mountaineer) would think it a hardship to return per pedes apostolorum2

Yours sincerely | A Günther


Günther refers to Rudolf Albert von Kölliker. See letter from Albert Günther, [c. 9 April 1870].
Per pedes apostolorum: ‘on the feet of the apostles’. Down is about 312 miles from Orpington.


Arranges to come to Down with R. A. v. Kölliker.

Letter details

Letter no.
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 165: 245
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7164,” accessed on 20 April 2024,

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