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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1847]1

Down Farnborough Kent


My dear Hooker

I do not know whether this will find you at home, but if so & you are disengaged, shall I come for a few hours talk on Friday Morning next, stomacho volente,— Send me one line by return of Post, which I apprehend I shall get on Tuesday Morning, or at latest on Wednesday before I start.—

I hope Sir William is better; if not, of course put me off.

Ever yours | C. Darwin


Dated from the reference to a proposed trip to London. On Saturday, 29 May, CD recorded the expenses of a trip to London in his Account Book (Down House MS). See also letters to J. D. Hooker, [25 May 1847] and [28 May 1847].


CD would like to call on JDH.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 114: 87
Physical description
ALS 2pp & C

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1088,” accessed on 27 May 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4