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Letter 6669

Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, E. F.

[26 Sept 1869?]

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    Would have liked to come to lunch, but has been talking so much to Hooker that he has no strength left.

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Down. | Kent. S.E.

Sunday

My dear Lady Lubbock

I shd have liked extremely to have come to luncheon & accepted your kind invitation, but I have been talking so much to Dr. Hooker that I have no strength left.— Dr Hooker desires me to thank you & to say that he will call in the afternoon.

Pray believe me | Yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

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    The date is conjectured from the style of the address, with `Bromley' deleted from the printed letterhead, which is similar to that used by CD between April 1869 and May 1871, and from the fact that 26 September is the only Sunday in this period on which it is likely that Joseph Dalton Hooker was visiting Down on his own.
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    Hooker arrived at Down on 25 September (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 24 September 1869).
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