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Letter 6307

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

6 Aug 1868
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    Coming on Saturday.

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    Baby and wife pretty well.

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Kew

Aug. 6/68

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

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    Hooker 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).
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