Enjoyed JDH's visit.
Mrs Cameron's photograph of JDH is grand.
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.
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. M
I have just heard that Prof. Victor Carus will be at
Norwich.— He translated 2
Ever yours | C. Darwin
- f1 6321.f1Julia 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 ). For Cameron's photograph of Hooker, see plate facing p. 630.
- f2 6321.f2Julius 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).