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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   26 July [1871]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

July 26th

My dear Hooker

We were thinking how very nice it would be, if you could come down for a Sunday. Our only fear is, that there are not bed-rooms enough, for though the rent is gigantic the House is very small.— I will write when we are there.— We must keep bed-room for Mr. Litchfield & we have asked my Brother..—1 We hear that the situation is beautiful.—

I am particularly obliged for information about the Mouse.—2

It is capital about your Charlie3

Ever yours | C. Darwin

We heard from Lady L. a good account of Lyell.—4

Footnotes

See letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n. 3, and letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871. CD refers to Richard Buckley Litchfield, Henrietta Emma Darwin’s fiancé, and Erasmus Alvey Darwin.
See letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n. 6, and letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871.
Charles Paget Hooker; see letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871 and n. 3.
No letter from Mary Elizabeth Lyell concerning Charles Lyell’s health has been found.

Summary

Thanks for information about Henslow’s mouse.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7881
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, J. D.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 94: 201
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7881,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7881

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