# To J. D. Hooker   [2 December 1844]

Down Bromley | Kent

Monday

My dear Hooker

We shall be delighted to see you here on Saturday & I trust your engagement will allow you to stay more than Sunday.— If you come by Coach it is by the “Down” Coach which starts at 3$\frac{1}{4}$ from the Bolt-in-tun, but I am sorry to say it is a very slow one, & you will not be at this house till past half past 6 oclock.— I have unfortunately made an arrangement to use my phaeton on that day, but I have just written to try to alter it, & if I so succeed, I will send you a line to inform you & will, on Saturday, send the phaeton to the inn close to the station at Sydenham on the Croydon Railway: Trains leave at 1o’20’, 2o,20’ 3o,20’, both from London Bridge & from the Bricklayers arms; & if you would start by the 2o ’ 20’, you would arrive here at 4o ’ 30’, just time to get ready for our usual dinner hour. Shd you miss that train my phaeton shall stay one hour for the succeeding Train. The Bricklayers arms is $\frac{1}{2}$ hours drive in a Cab from Charing Cross.— It is a pretty drive to here from Sydenham.

Ever yours | C. Darwin

If you do not hear, you will understand that I cannot liberate the phaeton.—

## Summary

Instructions for JDH’s trip to Down.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-796
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 114: 21
Physical description
3pp

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 796,” accessed on 20 May 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-796

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3

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