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To J. D. Hooker   [21 October 1847]1



My dear Hooker

Hurrah for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.—2 I write now to say that I go tomorrow to Shrewsbury & do not return, as I mentioned in my previous note, till the 4th of Nov. Would Saturday the 6th of Nov. do for you & Falconer? You propose Saturday week; I grieve that I shall not be at home.— Do endeavour your best to arrange it for the 6th with Falconer: we will dine late.— My direction for next week will be simply C. Darwin | Shrewsbury.

Yours affectionately | C. Darwin


Dated by CD’s reference to his departure for Shrewsbury on 22 October (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I).
Charles Wood, chancellor of the Exchequer both before and after the general election held in July 1847. Hooker received official confirmation of a government grant on 20 October 1847 (L. Huxley ed. 1918, 1: 218).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


On scheduling farewell meeting.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 107
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1129,” accessed on 29 May 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4