To J. D. Hooker 25 [April 1867]1
My dear Hooker
I was very much grieved at your not appearing on Sunday. I sincerely hope you did not fail on account of the baby.2
You were so kind as to offer your bed in Paris to our boys.3 Is the offer yet open? & for how long? Can you also tell us where they cd get additional beds & how live as cheaply as you said.
I sent to Fritz Müller in S. Brazil yr Genera Plantarum—which he has found extremely useful. He says he observes that you have not examined the seeds of Schizolobium & Norantea & he says he should have much pleasure in supplying you with any specimens of S. Brazilian plants.4
Can you spare me a copy of yr. Insular Floras for I should like to send him one from you as I am sure he would appreciate it.5
It was a very gt. disappointment to me not seeing you on Sunday.
Yrs affectionately | C. Darwin
Has sent JDH’s Genera plantarum to Fritz Müller who finds it useful and offers to supply JDH with Brazilian plants.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5514,” accessed on 27 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5514