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Letter 6321

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

17 [Aug 1868]

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    Enjoyed JDH's visit.

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    Mrs Cameron's photograph of JDH is grand.

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    Has heard J. V. Carus will be at Norwich. Suggests JDH mention that Origin was translated by two distinguished naturalists, H. G. Bronn and Carus.

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Freshwater

17th

My dear Hooker

It has occurred to me that you might write here, so I send a line to say that we return to Down on Thursday next.—

We did all so thoroughily enjoy your visit here. Mrs. Cameron has been jollier & kinder than ever, & she seemed so pleased when I told her that you had been pleased with her.— Your Photograph looks grand.—

I have just heard that Prof. Victor Carus will be at Norwich.— He translated 2d. edit of Origin & my last book.— When you speak & puff the foreign edit. of Origin, would it do to say that they were were translated by two distinguished naturalists, by Prof. Bronn & Victor Carus.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

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    Julia Margaret Cameron owned the house in which the Darwins were staying. Hooker had visited from 8 to 14 August (letter from J. D. Hooker, 6 August 1868, and letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1868]). For Cameron's photograph of Hooker, see plate facing p. 630.
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    Julius Victor Carus revised Heinrich Georg Bronn's German translation of Origin (Bronn trans. 1863, Bronn and Carus trans. 1867); this was the third German edition, based on the English fourth edition. Bronn also translated Variation (Carus trans. 1868). See letter from J. V. Carus, 14 August 1868. Hooker did not mention Bronn or Carus in his presidential address at the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Norwich (J. D. Hooker 1868).
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