To J. D. Hooker [18 December 1871]1
6. Q. Anne St. W.
My dear Hooker
Sir H. H. has been here.2 He keeps strongly to opinion, that the best plan will be for Kew to be under the Treasury. He will see Lowe in a day or two & will strongly urge him to this conclusion.—3 From what he says I believe that he has influence with Lowe. I am glad to hear & surprised at Lyell going to Phil. Club: I wish to God I had his strength & could go, but it would half kill me, much as I shd. enjoy it—4
How glad I shall be to hear that all your troubles are over
Yours affect | C. Darwin
Do not forget Melastomas.—5
H. Holland keeps strongly to the opinion that Kew be under the Treasury, and will recommend this to Lowe.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8109,” accessed on 21 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8109