Mrs Hooker will not come with him to Down on Saturday.
Dear Mrs Darwin
Thanks for your kind note. Mrs Hooker is going to spend Sunday, with a Lady friend near Sydenham, she would have been delighted to come, but I think she had better wait for better weather. And now that your husband is ``restored to his friends'' I hope I may ask to bring her before long.
I am counting the days till Saturday
Ever most sincerely Yrs | Jos D Hooker
- f1 5078.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, [19 March 1866]. In 1866, the Wednesday after 19 March was 21 March.
- f2 5078.f2Emma Darwin's letter has not been found.
- f3 5078.f3Frances Harriet Hooker and J. D. Hooker visited Down in June 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
- f4 5078.f4Hooker arrived at Down on Saturday 24 March 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).