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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. D. Whitney   8 May 1875

Dated Stamp of Delivering Office. MY 8 75

Handed in at the Farnboro Kent Office at 12.30 .m. Received here at 1.[illeg] .m.

From | C. Darwin | Down Farnboro | Kent

To | W. D. Whitney | Dr Rost | Jena Villa Castlebar Rd | Ealing

Hope you will come Sunday tomorrow by two thirty from Charing Cross to Orpington1   will send you to Station in evening as house is full2


Orpington Station was the closest to Down on the South Eastern Railway.
Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that Thomas Henry and Katherine Euphemia Farrer and Henrietta Emma and Richard Buckley Litchfield arrived in Down on Saturday 8 May; presumably they stayed for the weekend.


Hopes WDW will come to Down.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9974,” accessed on 17 June 2021,

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