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Darwin Correspondence Project

To [Leonard Horner?]   25 June 1843

Down House | Orpington Kent1

June 25th 1843

My dear Hooker2

Yours to hand thanks for the information received I have sent you the notes on Volcanic Islands for your inspection when you have read them kindly return them to me as I must rewrite and correct them I have been very busy since I came here it seems to suit me here and I am now determined to show the people the gift of mankind in regards penmanship of a unusual kind which they seldom see

Believe me | Yours Faithfully | C Darwin

Footnotes

An address CD never used. This letter is either a copy made by an inaccurate copyist who interpolated details or a forged CD letter.
If this is a copy of a genuine CD letter then ‘Hooker’ must be a mistranscription. CD would not have addressed William Jackson Hooker so familiarly, and his son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, had not yet returned from the Erebus voyage. The addressee was possibly Leonard Horner, who would have been interested in the notes on volcanic islands. CD worked on Volcanic islands during 1843 (see ‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix II).

Summary

Sends notes on volcanic islands for LH to read and return.

[Letter could be an inaccurate contemporary copy to which the copyist interpolated details, or a forgery. The address "Down House Orpington Kent" occurs nowhere else.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-677
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Leonard Horner
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (31)
Physical description
(or forgery) 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 677,” accessed on 14 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-677

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2

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