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To J. S. Henslow   31 March [1853]

Down Farnborough Kent

March 31st

My dear Henslow.

I am going to London for a few days on Monday,1 & should so very much like to see you, were it only for five minutes, on Wednesday, when you pass through London, that I hope you will send me a line to my Brother’s “57 Queen Anne St Cavendish Sqre” to tell me whether you could arrange to meet me,—where & at what hour. Would it suit you to come to my Brothers to luncheon, at any hour you chose? it is a good central situation.

Most truly your’s | Charles Darwin


CD was in London from Monday, 4 April, to Thursday, 7 April (Health diary (Down House MS)). His expenses were recorded in his Account book (Down House MS) on 7 April 1853.


Would like to meet JSH in London.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Stevens Henslow
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Source of text
DAR 93: A52
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1510,” accessed on 3 August 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5