From Joseph Hooker1    30 November 1874

Kew Nov 30/74

My dear Mueller

The papers will have announced to you the dreadful stroke I have sustained in the loss of my beloved wife.2 — the sharer of all my toils Official, Scientific, Social & domestic.

Under the circumstances you will I am sure excuse me from saying any thing more.

But believe me

as Ever

Most sincerely yr

Jos. D. Hooker.

MS edged in black.
Francis Harriet Hooker née Henslow died on 13 November 1874.

Please cite as “FVM-74-11-30,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 November 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/74-11-30