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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1876]1

Royal Gardens Kew


Dear Darwin

Enclosed are some Teazle seeds.2 I have not yet been at the R.S. to see about Forsters verdict on L. Tait’s paper.3

It was a real pleasure to see you & George both looking so well & to find your domestic hearth so well furnished.4

I have just heard from A. Gray. pointing out some improvements for the next Edn of Primer & adding I like it very much; it “is clear, concise, to the point”— I am so glad— I feared it was a little abortion.5

Ever aff yr | Jos D Hooker

No answer: I shall see you in Q. A. Street.6


JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [Botany (1876)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 49–50
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10282,” accessed on 26 March 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24