To J. D. Hooker [14 March 1847]
Down Farnborough | Kent
My dear Hooker
I trust you got the C. Verd pamphlet:1 it is a fine chance your getting anyone to collect there.2 I did not write at the time as I was unwell: I lost all last week by unwellness & the fortnight before at Shrewsbury & here is more than three weeks gone & nothing to show for it.— I have studied your sheet of notes on my species-sketch3 with uncommon interest; they are highly suggestive; I shall bring them with me, when I come to Kew, as I want to talk over some points & ask a question or two. You have in truth done me a great service & kindness.— My object in writing now is to ask you to send me a line by return of Post, to tell me, whether you are likely to be at Kew on the 25th or 26th instant, for in that case I would come down for a couple of hours talk. I want to settle my own plans, & this point wd settle them; I have thoughts of going to Ld Northamptons soiree4 on the 27th, as I have never been at one.
Ever Yours | C. Darwin
Thanks for JDH’s notes on species sketch. Proposes to drive to Kew to discuss them with him.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1071,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1071