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To J. D. Hooker   6 January 1881

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

Jan 6th 1881

My dear Hooker

The Bearer of this, the palaontologist Prof. W. Kowalevsky wishes to be introduced to you & to see the Gardens.1 He thinks that he shall be able to send some interesting plants from Turkestan to Kew

Ever yours | Ch. Darwin


CD had recently met with Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky and his wife, Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya, in London (see letter to V. O. Kovalevsky, 1 and 6 January 1881). Hooker was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Turkestan became a Russian province in 1867.


Letter of introduction for V. O. Kovalevsky.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence DC/136/949)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12982,” accessed on 22 July 2024,