To Ellen Frances Lubbock [26 September 1869?]1
Down. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Lady Lubbock
I shd have liked extremely to have come to luncheon & accepted your kind invitation, but I have been talking so much to Dr. Hooker that I have no strength left.—2 Dr Hooker desires me to thank you & to say that he will call in the afternoon.
Pray believe me | Yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin
Would have liked to come to lunch, but has been talking so much to Hooker that he has no strength left.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6669,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6669