From Emma Darwin to Julius von Haast 12 December 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I write by my husband’s desire as he is too unwell to be able to answer your letter himself, to thank you for your kind & interesting letter.2 He was much interested by your account of the marvellous ground parrot & also by the Reports & Facts on naturalisation of animals in New Zealand.3 He has communicated them to Dr Hooker who is also writing on the subject.4
Mr Darwin as he is not able to do so himself begs you will present his thanks for the honour of being elected to the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.5
I am dear Sir | yours truly | Emma Darwin
I am sorry to say that Mr Darwin has been very unwell for some months.
CD too unwell to answer JvH’s letter.
He was interested in the "marvellous ground parrot"
and the report on "naturalisation of animals in New Zealand".
Honoured by election to the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, Emma
- Haast, J. F. J. von
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (Haast family papers, MS-Papers-0037-051)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4356,” accessed on 27 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4356