To J. D. Hooker [26 March 1868]1
4 Chester Place | R. Park. | N.W.
My dear Hooker
If I do not hear to the contrary I will come to Kew with Lizzie alone (for my wife & Etty are both afraid of the exertion, though they wd. enjoy it)2 on Saturday morning by Train which arrives at Kew at 10o 40’ & return by the 12o 25’, or possibly 12. 55’ for my strength will be by that time exhausted by walking & seeing the Hot-houses. Hence we will not accept your invitation for Luncheon.—
If Saturday morning shd. be wet, it shall be Monday if not inconvenient to you.—
Yours affect | C. Darwin
He and Lizzie [Elizabeth Darwin] will come to Kew on Saturday.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6052,” accessed on 24 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6052