To Edward Adolphus Seymour Seymour1 May 18512
[Testimonial on behalf of Dr. Joseph Dalton Hooker … praising Hooker’s achievements ‘during his voyage to the Antarctic Regions under Captain Sir James Clarke Ross,3 and again during a three years’ expedition made on behalf of the Royal Gardens at Kew to the North-Eastern districts of India’,4 his botanical knowledge, his researches into Geology, Zoology and Meteorology, and hoping to secure ‘to Her Majesty’s Botanical Establishment at Kew his future services in the following up the investigations so ably commenced’.5]
[…] the accuracy of observation and high scientific views shown in the publication of the results of his first voyage have secured to him an European reputation. We therefore gladly avail ourselves of the occasion of his return from his second Expedition to represent to your Lordship the claims we conceive he has acquired on the Country to which he is an honor […]6
Testimonial on behalf of J. D. Hooker, addressed to Lord Seymour as Chief Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Woods and Forests, signed by CD and many other scientists.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Seymour, E. A. S.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Julian Browning (Catalogue 10, ‘Historical Manuscripts and Documents’)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1425F,” accessed on 23 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1425F