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From J. D. Hooker   8 July 1874

Royal Gardens Kew

July 8/74

Dear Darwin

I shall leave Charing X by the 4..12: for Orpington (I suppose)1 The apetite of Nepenthes for hard-boiled egg is prodigious.2

Yours ever | J D Hooker

Footnotes

Hooker visited CD on 11 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Orpington was the closest railway station to Down House.
Hooker had recently resumed his experimental work on the tropical pitcher-plant, Nepenthes (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 3 July 1874 and n. 1).

Summary

The appetite of Nepenthes for hard-boiled egg is prodigious.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9537
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 103: 204–5
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9537,” accessed on 17 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9537

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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