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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [23 November 1866]

6. Queen Anne St | W.


My dear Hooker

I will start, weather & stomach permitting, on Tuesday morning at 9o so shall be at Kew about 10o: Emma thinks she will not be able to come, perhaps Henrietta will.—1 We will go to Mrs Hooker’s house, & if you are not there will go on to Herbarium, after staying a few minutes with Mrs Hooker,2 then a walk in the garden & home again

Ever yours | C. Darwin

If I fail on Tuesday, I will try on Wednesday.


CD visited Hooker on Tuesday 27 November 1866 (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 4 December 1866). There is no mention of the visit in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) and no record of whether Henrietta Emma Darwin accompanied CD.
Frances Harriet Hooker.


Will visit Kew on Tuesday [27 Nov].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 115: 306
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5284,” accessed on 20 July 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14