Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [The Dell, Grays, Essex] on 14 December [?1872].
Darwin will be in London for a week and invites Wallace to lunch.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: November 7, 2012
Scrutiny: 06/12/2012 - Parfitt, Elisabeth; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
My dear Wallace
We go today to "6. Queen Anne St.[reet] W." for one week. If you chance to be in London during this week, & have time to spare, will you come & lunch with us, at London.-- It w[ould]d be a great pleasure to see you.--
Ever yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin [signature]
P.S. I have had a deal of ill-health of late & had to put off starting for London.—
1. The year c.1874 has been added in pencil next to the date.
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