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DCP-LETT-1349

To Maria Hooker   31 August [1850]

Down Farnborough Kent

Aug 31.

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

Footnotes

1
W. J. Hooker suffered from a serious recurrent throat ailment (see Allan 1967, p. 188).
2
Hodgson 1849.
3
See letter from J. D. Hooker, 6 and 7 April 1850. Hooker set out on his expedition to the Khasia Hills and Silhet on 1 May 1850.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1349
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, Maria (a)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (95)
Physical description
3pp

Summary

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 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1349

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