From J. D. Hooker 30 April 1
I owe you for two letters, & wish I could cancel my debt by giving you a letter to Dr. O. Mahoney, but I confess myself unknown from not knowing even who he is.2
Thanks for your offer of the photographs— pray send them if they are quite to spare— I have some [monster] photos: of California [Scenery] that I have had framed for the Museum3
My Mother4 is certainly no worse, but does not seem to rally materially. I wish that I could see more of her— I fear that Aunt Hannahs5 leaving will be a sad blow to her
Kind love to you all—I am distracted with work. | Ever yr affec | J D Hooker
Does not know Dr Mahoney.
Thanks CD for offer of photographs.
His mother’s health is no worse.