Encloses a testimonial letter for J. D. Hooker [see 907]. If WJH thinks the letter could be improved CD will alter it. Feels it a disgrace that a professor should be appointed by men "who never heard of Humboldt & Brown".
Down. Bromley | Kent
Dear Sir William
I beg of you, as the most particular kindness, that if the enclosed letter can anyway be improved, that you will kindly return it to
me.— I c
I am sure you will believe, that if my letter was to be shown to a body of scientific
men, I w
The only possible good my letter can do, is adding one more in number.—
I most cordially wish your son success, though at the heavy loss to me of his residence in Edinburgh. His correspondence has been to me the greatest pleasure & use.
What a disgrace it is to our Institutions, that a Professor
I shall have to write to your son in a few days & to thank him for some lynx-eyed corrections of two sheets of Journal, which he looked over.
Believe me | Yours faithfully & obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 906.f1Date taken from the enclosure, see letter to W. J. Hooker, 25 August 1845 (calendar number 907).
- f2 906.f2See letter to W. J. Hooker, 25 August 1845 (calendar number 907).
- f3 906.f3The appointment to the professorship at Edinburgh was in the power of the Town Council.