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Letter 1535

Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D.

10 [Oct 1853]

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    Returning JDH's MS and books.

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    Reading Mrs Gaskell's Ruth [1853].

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Down Bromley Kent

Monday 10th

My dear Hooker

I sent your M.S. & the books you lent me (with a letter) off this morning at 8 A.M. per Coach with strict injunctions to book it immediately (carr. paid) per Deliv. Coy & I trust you will thus receive it before this note.

Very many thanks for the loan of the Books.—

Tell Mrs Hooker, that I am becoming quite an abandoned novel-reader & have just begun Ruth which is quite charming.

Most truly yours | C. Darwin

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    f1 1535.f1
    Hooker's manuscript of the introductory essay to J. D. Hooker 1853–5.
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    f2 1535.f2
    Letter to J. D. Hooker, [9 October 1853].
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    f3 1535.f3
    Ruth (1853), a novel in three volumes, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
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