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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   [27 August 1863]1

[Royal Gardens Kew] Thursday

Thanks for yours of this morning.2 I am distressed to hear of your being again ill. Busk has the most fertile brain of any man I know in regard of all such matters as your stomach—& I really think it might be worth while to consult him.3

My Climate Essay was published in Journ. Hort. Soc. Lond. VII 69 (1852).4

Ev yrs | J D Hooker

CD annotations

End of letter: 50 ink 69 — for 119 —


Dated by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 [August 1863], and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 26 August 1863. In 1863, 27 August was a Thursday.
Letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 [August 1863].
Hooker refers to the surgeon and anatomist George Busk. CD had already written to Busk (see letter from George Busk, [c. 27 August 1863] and n. 1).


Suggests CD consult George Busk about his stomach.

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 101: 156
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4276,” accessed on 17 July 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11