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From J. V. Carus   18 April 1870

61, Grosvenor Street | London, W.

Apr 18. 1870.

My dear Sir,

I am so sorry I cannot come on Thursday, as I must be back in Leipzig Saturday.1 It is my fault not to have written to you before. But always trying to get on with the work I undertook I looked upon a visit in your house as a sort of premium after toilsome weeks.

I must then ask you to allow me to come and see you in the autumn.2

With the best wishes for your health believe me | Ever yours sincerely, | J. Victor Carus


Carus did not visit CD in the autumn, being prevented by the Franco-Prussian war (see letter from J. V. Carus, 2 October 1870).


Regrets he cannot come to Down on day suggested.

Letter details

Letter no.
Julius Victor Carus
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Grosvenor St, 61
Source of text
DAR 161: 75
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7166,” accessed on 27 February 2024,

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