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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1535

To J. D. Hooker   10 [October 1853]

Down Bromley Kent

Monday 10th

My dear Hooker

I sent your M.S.1 & the books you lent me (with a letter2) off this morning at 8 A.M. per Coach with strict injunctions to book it immediately (carr. paid) per Deliv. Coy. & I trust you will thus receive it before this note.

Very many thanks for the loan of the Books.—

Tell Mrs. Hooker, that I am becoming quite an abandoned novel-reader & have just begun Ruth3 which is quite charming.

Most truly yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Hooker’s manuscript of the introductory essay to J. D. Hooker 1853–5.
2
Letter to J. D. Hooker, [9 October 1853].
3
Ruth (1853), a novel in three volumes, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.

Summary

Returning JDH’s MS and books.

Reading Mrs Gaskell’s Ruth [1853].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1535
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, J. D.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1984)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1535,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1535

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