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Letter 1015

Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D.

[18 Oct 1846]

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    Will be in London tomorrow and will try to pop over to Kew.




My dear Hooker

I shd very much enjoy a walk with you, as proposed, at Kew, but the infamous weather & more especially my utter ignorance how long it will take the artist to do Mr Arthrobalanus, render it impossible to fix with certainty. I go to London tomorrow & I wd propose to come about 1 oclock & lunch with you if you will give me some at West Park, & afterwards have a walk in the Garden.— Will you send me a line to “7 Park St Grosvenor Square”, telling me honestly whether this will be perfectly convenient to you & whether you will allow me to take my chance of coming, so that if I do not come by 2. you will know that I have been prevented.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Many thanks for your note about the Omnibuses.

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    f1 1015.f1
    Dated on the basis of CD's trip to London from 19 to 23 October 1846, recorded in his Account Book (Down House MS) on 24 October.
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    f2 1015.f2
    The Hooker family home, at Kew.
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    f3 1015.f3
    The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin, with whom CD stayed.
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