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From St George Jackson Mivart   24 February [1871]1

7 North Bank N.W.

Feb. 24th.

My dear Sir,

I shall be delighted to see you on Monday about 10 a.m. Early on Tuesday morning I shall be off (like De Chaillu’s Troglodytes calvus) to look after my nest amongst the trees.2

Hoping that I may have the pleasure of seeing you pretty well on Monday & with very kind regards | I am | My dear Sir | Your’s most truly | St. Geo. Mivart.

Ch. Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, [28 February 1871].
Mivart refers to Paul Belloni Du Chaillu and Du Chaillu 1861 (see also letter from W. W. Reade, 21 February 1871 and n. 8). Mivart was having a house built at Wilmshurst, Fletching, near Uckfield, in Sussex (see also letter from St G. J. Mivart, 31 January 1871).


Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni. 1861. Explorations & adventures in equatorial Africa; with accounts of the manners and customs of the people, and of the chace of the gorilla, crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals. 2d edition. London: John Murray.


Would be pleased if CD called.

Letter details

Letter no.
St George Jackson Mivart
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, North Bank, 7
Source of text
DAR 171: 182
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5926,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19