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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [18 August 1847]

[Down]

Wednesday

My dear H.

Your note just received.— I hope assuredly to come on Friday & return on Saturday.1 My stomach is extra well, & as I have had an extra long bad batch, I have little fears of failing.— I will come in my phaeton, as otherwise I find I shd have to change conveyance 5 times!!—2 I am very glad you have been so happy: it is a noble family to be allied to.

Yours | C. D.

I will arrive about midday.— so you will have your mornings work.—

Footnotes

The visit took place on 20–1 August.
CD’s route would have involved going from Down to Croydon, taking a train to London Bridge, then a cab to Nine Elms, thence by train to Richmond, and finally by cab to Kew.

Summary

Will visit JDH on Friday. Coming by phaeton to save five changes of conveyance.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1110
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 114: 102
Physical description
1p & C

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1110,” accessed on 21 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1110

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

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