Reports on J. D. Hooker's health.
My dear M
I think that Joseph progresses on the whole towards recovery—but it is certainly very slow progress, & he is very susceptible to the weather— today being very mild and damp, with heavy rain in the morning, has not suited him, & he is not quite so well— he is, however, downstairs for the first time, & sitting in the study— I hope a few days more may see us at Yarmouth—
With Joseph's love, I am | Y
- f1 4887.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letters from F. H. Hooker, [17 August 1865] and 6 September 1865. The Hookers went to Notting Hill on 2 September (letter from F. H. Hooker, 6 September 1865). There were two Mondays between 17 August and 2 September 1865: 21 and 28 August.
- f2 4887.f2The reference is to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter from F. H. Hooker, [17 August 1865]).