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Letter 6052

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

[26 Mar 1868]

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    He and Lizzie [Elizabeth Darwin] will come to Kew on Saturday.


4 Chester Place | R. Park. | N.W.


My dear Hooker

If I do not hear to the contrary I will come to Kew with Lizzie alone (for my wife & Etty are both afraid of the exertion, though they wd. enjoy it) on Saturday morning by Train which arrives at Kew at 10o 40' & return by the 12o 25', or possibly 12. 55' for my strength will be by that time exhausted by walking & seeing the Hot-houses. Hence we will not accept your invitation for Luncheon.—

If Saturday morning shd. be wet, it shall be Monday if not inconvenient to you.—

Yours affect | C. Darwin

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    f1 6052.f1
    The date is established by the endorsement. In 1868, 26 March was a Thursday.
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    f2 6052.f2
    CD refers to Elizabeth Darwin, Emma Darwin, and Henrietta Emma Darwin.
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