From J. D. Hooker 26 August 1864
Royal Gardens Kew
My dear Darwin
I am delighted to hear you are well enough to come to London—1 As ill-luck will have it I go to Lubbocks2 tomorrow till Monday or I would try to see you on Sunday
The Bignonia is nothing but B. Unguis—3 the Jasminum is J. pauciflorum Benth. of West Africa.4
Thanks for Beer. all safe5
The Lyells6 dine with us on Monday at 7—& will be here at 4 or 5 to walk in Gardens.
When you do come—there is a train from Camden Town (close by you) all the way to Kew Bridge—7
How about sitting to Woolner,?8 he is to be married on 6th. September— how are you disposed & able?
Ever yrs affec | J D Hooker
Hookers and Lyells will visit Lubbocks so he cannot see CD in London.
Will CD sit for Woolner?
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4600,” accessed on 20 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4600