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To J. D. Hooker   [14 November 1846]


Sat. Morn.

My dear Hooker

No one of my children was ever so delighted with a new plaything as I am with the looks of my charming lens’. Many thanks for them.

I write now to propose, as you say you have nothing else to do in London, that I shall come down to Kew on Thursday or Friday.— If both days suited you equally well, you should leave the choice open to me, according as my stomach feels; otherwise I would come on either day fixed by Luncheon time.

If I do not hear from you, in note to Park St., I shall expect you on Friday at Park St. at 1112.—

I find the microscope work really delightful, & I am this morning going to begin with a new animal & with my new lens’.—

Farewell— what a good thing is community of tastes, I feel as if I had known you for fifty years— adios | C. Darwin


Proposes to visit Kew.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 114: 72
Physical description
3pp & C

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1024,” accessed on 19 January 2022,

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