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Letter 792

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

[18 Nov 1844]
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    Would like JDH to visit. Regrets he will not be fit to visit JDH.

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Down Bromley Kent.

Monday

My dear Hooker

I write one line to send my thanks to Sir William & yourself for your kind invitation, which I shd have had real pleasure in accepting, had I been able.— But I assure you a morning's work in London totally unfits me for everything, even the quietest conversation, in the evening: I have long, to my sorrow, been compelled to relinquish the Geological evening meetings & attend only at the Council.

Whenever, it would suit you to come here, it wd give us very great pleasure & if you can spare the time do in December propose yourself. | In Haste | Ever yours | C. Darwin

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    CD was an officer or council member of the Geological Society from 1837 to 1850. In 1844 he was a vice-president.
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