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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7729A,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7729A