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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [4 July 1860]1



My dear Hooker

I have just received your note saying that you could see me on Thursday, but were going to London at 11 or 12. But I have just this minute heard joyful news that Etty has been moved to Hartfield—& was safe & comfortable in bed, though much exhausted.2 Hence I shall stay here till Saturday Morning. If I do not hear I shall understand that you will be at home on that morng between 11 & 1. If you cannot see me then, I would come earlier on Friday

God Bless you | My dear Friend | C. Darwin


This was the Wednesday following CD’s letter to J. D. Hooker, [3 July 1860].
Emma Darwin took Henrietta Emma Darwin and the other children to Hartfield on 3 July 1860 (Emma Darwin’s diary).


CD will visit Kew on way home from E. W. Lane’s hydropathy establishment.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Sudbrook Park
Source of text
DAR 115: 65
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2858,” accessed on 27 July 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8