To J. D. Hooker [18 October 1846]1
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.
Will be in London tomorrow and will try to pop over to Kew.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1015,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1015