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From J. D. Hooker   [15 April 1862]1

Dr. Darwin

Will it be convenient to Mrs Darwin to receive Willy & me from Thursday till Monday? if so we will find our way down that afternoon.2 I shall not want dinner, so do not arrange or disarrange for us.

Next week would suit us equally well.

Ever yours affec | Jos D Hooker

Kew   Tuesday.


The date is established by the relationship to the letter to H. W. Bates, 16 April [1862].
Hooker and his eldest son, William Henslow Hooker, had been invited to spend Easter at Down House (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 March [1862]); according to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), they stayed at Down from Thursday 17 April to Monday 21 April 1862.


Is it convenient for him and Willy to come to Down from Thursday to Sunday?

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 101: 31
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3506,” accessed on 7 October 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10