Letter from Jos. D. Hooker [Joseph Dalton Hooker] to George Maw

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Written from Royal Gardens, Kew. Manuscript

He invites Maw to his soirée at 'B House' if he is in town on Wednesday; Maw should send a telegraph if he is able to come, and he will send a ticket; he asks if Maw is going to Florence [Italy]; he and Mrs Hooker leave on the night of the 24th via Paris [France]; Bentham [George Bentham, botanist] goes with them. Dated Sunday [?1874; an earlier listing stated the letter was 'from 1874 packet']

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