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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1015

To J. D. Hooker   [18 October 1846]1

[Down]

Sunday

My dear Hooker

I shd very much enjoy a walk with you, as proposed, at Kew, but the infamous weather & more especially my utter ignorance how long it will take the artist to do Mr Arthrobalanus, render it impossible to fix with certainty. I go to London tomorrow & I wd propose to come about 1 oclock & lunch with you if you will give me some at West Park,2 & afterwards have a walk in the Garden.— Will you send me a line to “7 Park St Grosvenor Square”,3 telling me honestly whether this will be perfectly convenient to you & whether you will allow me to take my chance of coming, so that if I do not come by 2. you will know that I have been prevented.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Many thanks for your note about the Omnibuses.

Footnotes

1
Dated on the basis of CD’s trip to London from 19 to 23 October 1846, recorded in his Account Book (Down House MS) on 24 October.
2
The Hooker family home, at Kew.
3
The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin, with whom CD stayed.

Summary

Will be in London tomorrow and will try to pop over to Kew.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1015
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, J. D.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 114: 69
Physical description
3pp & C

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1015,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1015

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