To F. H. Hooker 31 January 1
Down, | Bromley. | Kent S.E.
My dear Mrs. Hooker
I must have the pleasure of thanking you, in which Emma joins, for your very kind note of congratulation. The whole affair has given us intense satisfaction, & no doubt we who have lived in Cambridge appreciate the honour more fully than any outsider can do.—2 George will try for a fellowship at Trinity, but will not, I believe, be content with a drone’s life, though what he will do we are not yet quite decided.3 The more I read on Education the more difficult it seems to come to any definite conclusion, what is the best course; & I am rather inclined to think that real education does not begin till after school & college days; at least I am sure this was the case with myself.—4
With many thanks, pray believe me, | My dear Mrs. Hooker | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
Thanks for congratulations on George’s attaining Second Wrangler.
George will try for a fellowship at Trinity.
CD believes real education begins after school days.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Frances Harriet Hooker
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (13 September 1984)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10822,” accessed on 30 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10822
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)