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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [18 August 1847]



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.—


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.


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

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 102
Physical description
1p & C

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1110,” accessed on 23 September 2021,

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