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Letter 930

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

[25 Nov 1845]

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    Can JDH come to Down on 6 December? If this is convenient, CD will ask Forbes, Falconer, and perhaps Waterhouse.


Down Bromley Kent


My dear Hooker

You held out some hopes that you would pay us a Sunday visit: will you come on Saturday 6th of December. If so my phaeton shall be at the Sydenham Station to meet the Train which leaves London Bridge at 2o 20', & this will just bring you in time for our dinner. If the 6th does not suit you will the ensuing Saturday the 13th be more convenient. As soon as I get your reply, I will ask Forbes Falconer & perhaps Waterhouse to come by the same Train, & I hope we shall have some good Nat. Hist talk & I flatter myself I shall have the four most rising naturalists in England round my table & much I shall enjoy it.—

I returned yesterday from Town, after having had four very active successfull days in London.— I failed to catch Henslow at home.—

Farewell, I hope you will come. Ever yours | C. Darwin

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    f1 930.f1
    Edward Forbes, Hugh Falconer, and George Robert Waterhouse.
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    f2 930.f2
    See letters to G. B. Sowerby, 12 [November 1845], and to J. D. Hooker, [21 November 1845].
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