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To J. D. Hooker   28 [July 1855]1

Down

28th.

My dear Hooker

Henslow dines with me at 57 Queen Anne St. on Tuesday Aug 7th at 7 oclock. Could you not, with this notice, contrive a day’s work in London, & so dine with us? It would be very pleasant.—

I have just received your most magnificent illustrated work,2 & most splendid it is. I am very full of you at present for I am in the middle of the Indian Flora & of course greatly interested with it. I had a letter the other day from Bunbury full of praise of the same.—3 Adios.

Do come on 7th if you can find anything else to do in London.—

I hope Mrs. Hooker is going on well: pray give her our very sincere congratulations & very kind remembrances

once again adios | C. D.

Footnotes

Dated on the basis of CD’s intention to visit London on 7 and 8 August 1855 (see letter to J. S. Henslow, 23 [July 1855]).
J. D. Hooker 1855.
The letter has not been found, but F. J. Bunbury ed. 1891–3, Middle life 2: 363 records that Charles James Fox Bunbury was ‘exceedingly pleased with Hooker’s “Flora Indica”.’

Summary

Praise for JDH’s Flora Indica [J. D. Hooker and T. Thomson (1855)] from CD and C. J. F. Bunbury.

CD and J. S. Henslow dining in London. JDH invited.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1731
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 114: 143a
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1731,” accessed on 20 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1731

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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