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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Thomas Belt   31 March [1875]1

6, Queen Anne St. | Cavendish Square

March 31

My dear Sir

I have just come to London for a week or so. Will it suit you to come to luncheon here at 1 o’clock, some early day?2 It will give me great pleasure if you will; and in this case please send me a line fixing the day so that I may be at home.

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin.

Footnotes

The year is established by the address; CD stayed at the home of Erasmus Alvey Darwin from 31 March to 6 April 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). There is no other year when he stayed at Queen Anne Street on 31 March.
Belt may have proposed a meeting with CD in February (see letter to Thomas Belt, 24 February 1875). No record of a meeting during CD’s stay in London has been found.

Summary

Has just come to London. Invites TB to luncheon.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9906
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Thomas Belt
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 143: 82
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9906,” accessed on 19 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9906.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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