Would like to come to Down on 20th or 21st.
Woolner is unwell.
Royal Gardens Kew
Dear Mrs Darwin
I should like to go to Down on Friday or Saturday week
My wifes votes are unfortunately promised or she would have been delighted to have helped your candidate.
Very sincerely Yrs | Jos D Hooker
- f1 5724.f1Hooker visited Down on 21 December 1867 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
- f2 5724.f2Hooker had earlier expressed his wish to visit Down during early December 1867 (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 19 November 1867). See also letter from Thomas Woolner, 6 December 1867 and n. 1.
- f3 5724.f3Hooker refers to Frances Harriet Hooker; neither the candidate nor the election has been identified.