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From J. D. Hooker   26 April 1876

Royal Gardens Kew

April 26/76

Dear Darwin

I send “Volc. Islands” & “Geology” by carrier herewith to “work your wicked will” with,1 and would go & see you if I had time. I may tomorrow—2 I leave for Boulogne on Friday morning—as I have been but so-so for the last week

I am indeed glad to hear that Henrietta is better.3

Ever aff yrs | Jos D Hooker.

I am very glad that I had the books—& shall prize the new Edition with thanks.4

The Bakerian Lecture comes off on Thursday at Royal at 812. “Andrews on compression of Gasses” &c. or some such subject.5

Footnotes

Hooker sent Volcanic islands and South America for Julius Victor Carus to translate into German; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 April [1876] and n. 2. ‘Work your wicked will’: an allusion to John Dryden’s poem ‘The cock and the fox’, a retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Tale of the nun’s priest’, lines 70–4 (Dryden 1874, p. 565).
CD was in London from 27 April until 3 May 1876 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
Henrietta Emma Litchfield, who was visiting Down, was ill from 17 to 21 April 1876 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)), delaying the Darwins’ visit to London; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 April [1876] and n. 2.
In his letter to Hooker of 25 April [1876], CD had promised to send Hooker the second editions of Volcanic islands and South America.
Thomas Andrews delivered the Bakerian Lecture, ‘On the gaseous state of matter’ (Andrews 1876), at the Royal Society of London on Thursday 27 April 1876.

Bibliography

Andrews, Thomas. 1876. The Bakerian lecture: On the gaseous state of matter. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 166: 421–49.

Dryden, John. 1874. The poetical works of John Dryden, edited with a memoir, revised text, and notes by W. D. Christie. New edition. London: Macmillan.

South America: Geological observations on South America. Being the third part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846.

Volcanic islands: Geological observations on the volcanic islands, visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle, together with some brief notices on the geology of Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Being the second part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1844.

Summary

Forwards copies of CD’s geology books.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10476
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 104: 56
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10476,” accessed on 3 April 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10476.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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