# To J. D. Hooker   [16 or 23 February or 1 or 8 or 15 March 1872]1

9. Devonshire St. Portland Place

Friday

My dear Hooker.—

Shall you be at home on Sunday & may we drive down on Sunday morning & spend an hour or 1$\frac{1}{2}$ hour at most with you? We cd start at 9o clock & I suppose arrive about 10° $\frac{1}{4}$. & leave again about 11$\frac{1}{4}$ or $\frac{1}{2}$.— I shd so much like just to see you & have a look at the great Hot-Houses.— Please send a Post-Card with “yes” or “no”2

Ever yours | C. Darwin

## Footnotes

The dates are established by the address. CD stayed at 9 Devonshire Street, London, from 16 February to 21 March 1872 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). The Fridays during this period were 16 and 23 February, and 1, 8, and 15 March.
No reply has been found, and it is not known whether the Darwins visited Kew at this time.

## Summary

Suggests a visit to Kew to see the hot houses the following Sunday.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8212F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
London
Source of text
Newcastle University Special Collections (Pybus (Professor Frederick) Archive GB186 FP/2/7/35)
Physical description
ALS 2pp