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From J. D. Hooker   [30 July 1875]1

Kew

Friday

Dear Darwin

I am particularly asked to be at the Abbey tomorrow, to “assist” at the unveiling the monument to my old friend Sir J. Franklin.—2 so I shall not be able to leave for Down till the 5"2 train from Charing X.3 Pray do not trouble about sending for me, if in any way not convenient. I shall not expect it:

Ever affy yrs | J D Hooker.

Footnotes

The date is established by the reference to the memorial ceremony for John Franklin (see n. 2, below).
A memorial to the Arctic explorer John Franklin was unveiled in Westminster Abbey on 31 July 1875 (The Times, 31 July 1875, p. 12).
Charing Cross station. See letter from J. D. Hooker, [29 July 1875] and n. 1.

Summary

Will be delayed on Saturday because of unveiling of a monument to Sir J. Franklin at Westminster Abbey.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10104
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 104: 35
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10104,” accessed on 4 August 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10104.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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