To J. D. Hooker [20 October 1871]
My dear Hooker
I most earnestly hope that you may be successful.
I have written in the strongest terms which I could use to Sir H H.1 & I shall be surprized & much disappointed if he does not accede to your request—
I will despatch your servant at once & so will write no more—.
yours Ever | Ch. Darwin
Has written to Henry Holland in strongest terms. Will be surprised and disappointed if he does not accede to JDH’s request.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8022,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8022