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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   [25 November 1845]

Down Bromley Kent


My dear Hooker

You held out some hopes that you would pay us a Sunday visit: will you come on Saturday 6th of December. If so my phaeton shall be at the Sydenham Station to meet the Train which leaves London Bridge at 2o. 20’, & this will just bring you in time for our dinner. If the 6th does not suit you will the ensuing Saturday the 13th be more convenient. As soon as I get your reply, I will ask Forbes Falconer & perhaps Waterhouse1 to come by the same Train, & I hope we shall have some good Nat. Hist talk & I flatter myself I shall have the four most rising naturalists in England round my table & much I shall enjoy it.—

I returned yesterday from Town, after having had four very active successfull days in London.—2 I failed to catch Henslow at home.—

Farewell, I hope you will come. Ever yours | C. Darwin


Edward Forbes, Hugh Falconer, and George Robert Waterhouse.
See letters to G. B. Sowerby, 12 [November 1845], and to J. D. Hooker, [21 November 1845].


Can JDH come to Down on 6 December? If this is convenient, CD will ask Forbes, Falconer, and perhaps Waterhouse.

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Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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DAR 114: 48
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 930,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3