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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7881

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

1
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.
2
See letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n. 6, and letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871.
3
Charles Paget Hooker; see letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871 and n. 3.
4
No letter from Mary Elizabeth Lyell concerning Charles Lyell’s health has been found.

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

Summary

Thanks for information about Henslow’s mouse.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7881,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7881

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