From J. D. Hooker [17 December 1871]1
I quite forgot that I had a friend coming to lunch with me tomorrow, & so I cannot meet Sir Henry Holland & taste the Grouse2
It is very probable that he has seen Mr Lowe already & may be able to give you some idea of his views, if so & you can let me know anything I should be thankful to hear it.3
I had half an hour with Lyell after leaving Q. A. Street & found him wonderfully well— I am to take him to the Phil. Club on Thursday—4 Will you not come too?
Ever yrs affec | J D Hooker
Cannot come to lunch to meet Sir Henry Holland. Holland may have seen Robert Lowe [Lord Sherbrooke] already. Will CD let him know his views?
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8108,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8108