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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. R. Grove   [26 April 1866]1

[6 Queen Anne Street, London]

Dear Grove

I am sorry to say that I am so tired this evening that I could talk to no one, though I am sure I am very much obliged to you for offering to come.

I have a half-sort of engagement to go, if able, to Kew on Sunday afternoon.2 Would you excuse me proposing to call on you for half an hour on Sunday morning at 10 or 1012 or 11.—

To save you trouble, of writing I will say, if I do not hear to contrary that I will call about 10; but of course if you are tired or have other engagement put me off without least scruple3

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. R. Grove, 26 April 1866.
CD called on Grove on 29 April 1866 (letter from Emma Darwin to H. E. Darwin, 30 April [1866] (DAR 219.9: 42)).


Makes arrangements to call.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Robert Grove
Sent from
Source of text
Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS GR/1a/99)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5069,” accessed on 16 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14