Coming on Saturday.
Baby and wife pretty well.
My dear Darwin
I hope to get down on Saturday by the 11.10 Train from Waterloo: if I should be unexpectedly detained I must take the 3.10. Baby is pretty well & wife not knocked up
Ever yr affec | J D Hooker
- f1 6307.f1Hooker was planning to visit the Darwins at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. The Saturday following 6 August 1868 was 8 August. Grace Ellen Hooker, the two-month-old daughter of Frances Harriet and Joseph Dalton Hooker, had been ill (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 25 July 1868).