To J. D. Hooker [22 January 1860]1
Down. Bromley Kent
My dear Hooker
What a splendid, magnificent letter from Asa Gray!2 I should out of pure vanity rather like to keep first sheet, so do not throw it away.—3 It is rich about Agassiz.
I mean to come to London on Tuesday evening for the vain purpose of consulting a new Doctor for my stomach;4 & for the Club on Thursday, where, if I can possibly, attend, I very much hope to see you.5 What a time it is since I have seen you my dear old friend, & such kind & generous sympathy you have shown me.—
God Bless you | Yours affect | C. Darwin
I tried to come up last Thursday to dine at Athenæum with you Naturalists, but failed.
I hope Lady Hooker goes on favourably.—6
Is there a cool-greenhouse Goodenia, so that I could get a plant & examine the process of impregnation?7
A capital clear article in todays Gardener Ch. I suppose by you.—8
Very pleased with Asa Gray’s letter to JDH [see 2638], which is "rich on Agassiz".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2672,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2672