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Letter 6964

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

[31 May 1870]


Sends enclosure [a letter from Lady Lyell?]. He is choking with vanity.

Is going to send Willy to Mr La Touche in Salop; he brought up young Colenso and Frank Lyell. Some of his friends will think he is sending his son into a nest of young adders!



Dear Darwin

I am choking with vanity—& behold the reason of it—enclosed—which I cannot resist the pleasure of sending to you—f2

I will come & see you as soon as I can, meanwhile your Willyf3is coming to me on Saturday week I hope.

I am going to send my Willy to Mr La Touche in Salop—afriend of Symonds’ & Bentham’s, who has brought up youngColenso, & who will have Frank Lyell.f4 I fancy that some of myfriends will think I am putting my son into a nest of young Adders!—

Ever yr affec | J D Hooker

DAR 103: 46; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105: 236


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