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To V. O. Kovalevsky   18 September [1872]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Sept. 18

My dear Sir

Thursday (tomorrow) will suit me excellently.— As my head always fails me in the afternoon (when I have to lie down) will you be so kind as to come by the Train which leaves Charing X at 2o. 35’ & reaches Orpington at 3o 11. There is a return train which leaves Orpington at 6o 52’, & we can send you to the Station, so that you wd. have to leave this house at 6o, 5’ or 10’.— There is another train at 8o. 24’ but then you wd not have time to eat your dinner here.—1

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Kovalevsky delayed his visit to Down House until Sunday 22 September 1872 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 20 September [1872].


CD sends schedule for VOK’s visit to Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Sent from
SP 18 72
Source of text
Institut Mittag-Leffler
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8525,” accessed on 8 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20