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From F. H. Hooker   [21 or 28 August 1865]1

My dear Mr. Darwin

I think that Joseph progresses on the whole towards recovery2—but it is certainly very slow progress, & he is very susceptible to the weather— today being very mild and damp, with heavy rain in the morning, has not suited him, & he is not quite so well— he is, however, downstairs for the first time, & sitting in the study— I hope a few days more may see us at Yarmouth—

With Joseph’s love, I am | Yrs. affty | F H Hooker



The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letters from F. H. Hooker, [17 August 1865] and 6 September 1865. The Hookers went to Notting Hill on 2 September (letter from F. H. Hooker, 6 September 1865). There were two Mondays between 17 August and 2 September 1865: 21 and 28 August.
The reference is to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter from F. H. Hooker, [17 August 1865]).


Reports on J. D. Hooker’s health.

Letter details

Letter no.
Frances Harriet Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 241
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4887,” accessed on 22 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13