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Darwin Correspondence Project

To D. F. Nevill   19 and 21 February [1878]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Feb. 19th

Dear Lady Dorothy Nevill.

I do not think that I shall be in London for some time, but whenever there, I will do myself the pleasure of calling on you if I possibly can.—2

I beg leave to remain | Your Ladyship, | Very faithfully | Charles Darwin

P.S. Feb. 21st | I beg many pardons for my stupidity in having put wrong note in envelope.3

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 19 and 21 February [1878]; see n. 3, below.
The letter from Nevill has not been found. CD did go to London from 27 February to 5 March 1878 ‘on account of Giddiness’ (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). According to Leonard Darwin, CD had been suffering from overwork (letter from Leonard Darwin to G. H. Darwin, 8 February 1878; DAR 219.6: 11).
The letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 19 and 21 February [1878], contains a postscript: ‘I beg pardon for my stupidity in having put wrong note in envelope.’ Evidently, CD mixed this letter and the Thiselton-Dyer letter up and put them in the wrong envelopes.

Summary

Will call on addressee when he is next in London.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9863F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Dorothy Fanny Walpole/Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The British Library (Add MS 57940 f. 106)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9863F,” accessed on 5 March 2024, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-9863F.xml

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