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Letter 5926

Mivart, St G. J. to Darwin, C. R.

24 Feb [1871]


Would be pleased if CD called.


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.f2

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

DAR 171: 182



The year is established by the relationship between this letter andthe 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 havinga house built at Wilmshurst, Fletching, near Uckfield, in Sussex (seealso letter from St G. J. Mivart, 31 January 1871).
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