Asks WJH to thank his son [J. D. Hooker, away on Antarctic survey] for his note. Has also read a letter JDH wrote to Lyell. Hopes JDH will publish a journal. If he publishes an Antarctic flora, CD will place his collection of South American alpine plants at his disposal.
Down Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
I am extremely obliged for your note. I was going to have written to you by
today's post, for I have received a letter from M
When you next write to your son, will you please remember me
kindly to him & give him my best thanks for his note.— I had the
pleasure yesterday of reading a letter from him to M
If you have occasion to write to me, will you inform me how & when I can write
Believe me my dear Sir | With much respect | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 664.f1John Edward Davis, Second Master of H.M.S. Terror on the Antarctic voyage under Captain Sir James Clark Ross (Huxley 1918, 1: 86 n. 1). Davis had served in the Beagle as one of the forecastle men (see Correspondence vol. 1, Appendix III).
- f2 664.f2Joseph Dalton Hooker, Assistant Surgeon and Botanist in the Erebus, companion ship to the Terror.
- f3 664.f3Henslow sent most of CD's South American plants to J. D. Hooker beginning in late 1843. However, a few specimens were overlooked and not sent until 1846 (D. M. Porter 1980a, p. 520).