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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [8 November 1847]1



My dear Hooker

I am very unwell & incapable of doing anything. I do hope I have not inconvenienced you.— I was so unwell all yesterday, that I was rejoicing you were not here; for it would have been a bitter mortification to me to have had you here & not enjoyed your last day.

I shall not now see you. Farewell & God bless you—

Your affectionate friend | C. Darwin

I will write to you in India

I must add my farewell & hearty good wishes to you. It has been a great disappointment to Charles not to be well today & see you. Now we must look forward to your return

very sincerely yours | E. Darwin



CD too unwell to see JDH. Encloses Emma’s farewell note.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 114: 110
Physical description
1p enc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1134,” accessed on 4 December 2021,

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