To Maria Hooker 31 August 
Down Farnborough Kent
Dear Lady Hooker
I am truly sorry to hear of Sir William’s illness1 & sincerely hope he may soon recover his strength: pray give him my kind regards & thanks for the enclosed note & extract.— I had never even heard of Mr. Hodgson’s Physico=geographical memoir:2 if a copy has ever come for me, it may be lying at some of the Societies, in which case I shall probably soon receive it.— Whenever I read it, should I have anything to remark, I will assuredly write direct to Mr. Hodgson.—
I am delighted to hear that your son is enjoying the grand Sylhet mountains.—3
Pray believe me. | Yours sincerely obliged | C. Darwin
Expresses sympathy to MSH on W. J. Hooker’s illness.
Will send his comments on Hodgson’s physico-geographical memoir ["On the physical geography of the Himalayas", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 18 (1849): 761–88] directly to him.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1349,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1349