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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [25 October 1847]1

Shrewsbury

Monday

My dear Hooker

Thanks for your second note correcting the date. If you sail on the 10th & therefore cannot come to me on the 6th (& very sorry my wife will be not to wish you good bye) I will, if it will suit you, come to Kew on Thursday morning & have my phaeton there, & so go straight home in the evening, after spending 2 or 3 hours there.—

Will you let me know, as soon as you know yourself; I shall be here till Tuesday morning early the 2d., & at 7 Park St Grosvenor Square on Tuesday & Wednesday nights; I tell this for you to direct a line to me.— If you are enabled to come to Down I will let you know of a late Train, which I cannot do now, as the Trains are to be altered on Novr 1st.—

I will ask Falconer to come, whether you do or not.—

I must see you again to say in person with how much cordiality & truth, I wish you throughout life success & happiness

Ever my dear Hooker | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

The Monday following the letter to J. D. Hooker, [21 October 1847], and the first Monday of CD’s trip to Shrewsbury (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I).

Summary

Continued problems in scheduling farewell meeting.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1130
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Shrewsbury
Source of text
DAR 114: 106
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1130,” accessed on 26 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1130

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4

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