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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1875]1

2. Bryanston St | Portman Sqr

Dec 10th

My dear Hooker

We have come up for 10 days holiday; the first half here & second half at 6, Queen Anne St.—2

Now if by any lucky chance you shd be forced to come to London do try & come to luncheon any day at 1 oclock.

Ever Yours | C. Darwin


The year is established by the reference to CD’s visit to London (see n. 2, below).
CD was in London from 10 to 20 December 1875 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)); he and Emma Darwin planned to divide their time between Henrietta Emma Litchfield’s home at 2 Bryanston Street, and Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s home at 6 Queen Anne Street. In the end they spent the whole time at 2 Bryanston Street because George Howard Darwin, who was already staying at 6 Queen Anne Street, was unwell (Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 20 December [1875] (DAR 239.23: 1.39)).


Asks JDH to try to come to luncheon if he is in London.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 2
Source of text
St Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPbB ARAS)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10293,” accessed on 21 May 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23