To J. D. Hooker 6 April 
My dear Hooker.
Have you the Botanische Zeitung for 1860 p. 204 (Dr. Alefeldt on Pisum.)1 & can you lend it me? It is not in Linnean or Royal Socy.!! If you can lend it, please have it addressed to
care of Down Postman
Kent per Rail
I am tired today, & no heart to write, & indeed not a word to say. I work a little every day with groans & sighs & am as dull as a pig.— It is hopeless & useless but, when you meet Busk, ask him whether any man is better than Jenner for giving life to a worn-out poor devil.—2
Yours affect | C. Darwin
Down. 6th April.
Asks to borrow Botanische Zeitung (1860) with Friedrich Alefeld on Pisum [pp. 204–5].
JDH should ask George Busk whether he knows a better doctor than William Jenner "for giving life to a worn out poor devil".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4805,” accessed on 24 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4805