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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   25 July 1875

Down | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 25th 75

My dear Hooker

Frank wants to join the Linn Soc: & will you be so kind as to sign the enclosed?1 If Dyer has not left will you ask him or Oliver, or perhaps Mr Bentham2 will do him the honour of signing? If you think it advisable to have a Zoologist will you forward the paper & this note to Huxley,3 as I am sure he will sign; & he can then send it direct to the Linnean Soc.

Remember that I consider that you are pledged to come down here on the first Sunday you are free

Yrs affectionately | Ch. Darwin


List of the Linnean Society of London. London: [Linnean Society of London]. 1805–1939.


Solicits JDH and others at Kew for signatures to nomination of Francis Darwin for membership of Linnean Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 95: 389
Physical description
LS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10091,” accessed on 27 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23