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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5078

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   [21 March 1866]1

Kew

Wednesday

Dear Mrs Darwin

Thanks for your kind note.2 Mrs Hooker is going to spend Sunday, with a Lady friend near Sydenham, she would have been delighted to come, but I think she had better wait for better weather. And now that your husband is “restored to his friends” I hope I may ask to bring her before long.3

I am counting the days till Saturday4

Ever most sincerely Yrs | Jos D Hooker

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, [19 March 1866]. In 1866, the Wednesday after 19 March was 21 March.
2
Emma Darwin’s letter has not been found.
3
Frances Harriet Hooker and J. D. Hooker visited Down in June 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).
4
Hooker arrived at Down on Saturday 24 March 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).

Summary

Mrs Hooker will not come with him to Down on Saturday.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5078
From
Hooker, J. D.
To
Darwin, Emma
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 102: 67
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5078,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5078

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