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Letter 5078

Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, Emma

[21 Mar 1866]

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    Mrs Hooker will not come with him to Down on Saturday.

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Kew

Wednesday

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

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    f1 5078.f1
    The 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.
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    Emma Darwin's letter has not been found.
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    f3 5078.f3
    Frances Harriet Hooker and J. D. Hooker visited Down in June 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
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    Hooker arrived at Down on Saturday 24 March 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
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