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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   17 [January 1878]

6. Queen Anne St

Thursday Evening | 17th

My dear Hooker

It is so long since I have seen you I want much to do so.— We remain here till Tuesday or more probably Wednesday morning.1 Shall you be in London naturally any day, & could you come here to luncheon at 1 oclock or at any time?— Or again, if you are not coming up, may I come down to Kew for one hour, & in this case I wd. drive down & start pretty early.—

Yours affecty | C. Darwin


The last known time that CD and Hooker had met was on 2 December 1876, when Hooker visited Down (Correspondence vol. 24, Appendix II). CD and Emma Darwin stayed at 6 Queen Anne Street, the home of CD’s brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, from Thursday 17 January to Wednesday 23 January 1878 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


In London and wishes to meet JDH.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 95: 466
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11322,” accessed on 25 September 2023,