To J. D. Hooker [18 November 1844]
Down Bromley Kent.
My dear Hooker
I write one line to send my thanks to Sir William & yourself for your kind invitation, which I shd have had real pleasure in accepting, had I been able.— But I assure you a morning’s work in London totally unfits me for everything, even the quietest conversation, in the evening: I have long, to my sorrow, been compelled to relinquish the Geological evening meetings & attend only at the Council.1
Whenever, it would suit you to come here, it wd give us very great pleasure & if you can spare the time do in December propose yourself. | In Haste | Ever yours | C. Darwin
Would like JDH to visit. Regrets he will not be fit to visit JDH.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 792,” accessed on 6 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-792