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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   12 January 1882

Royal Gardens Kew

Jany 12/82

Dear Darwin

Mr Jackson has been here this morning & submitted his plan of organization for the new Steudel, which we have approved.1

We must now come on your bounty, & trouble you for a cheque made out to me (or Mr Jackson) or order & crossed “Capital & Counties Bank Limited.”2

The Dyer’s enjoyed their visit to you vastly.3

Ever Yrs | J D Hooker.

Footnotes

CD had offered to provide £250 a year for Benjamin Daydon Jackson to produce a new catalogue of all known plants. The previous such work was by Ernst Gottlieb Steudel (Steudel 1841). See Correspondence vol. 29, letters from J. D. Hooker, 17 December 1881 and 22 December 1881.
A cheque for £250 to ‘Sir J Hooker Catalogue’ is recorded in CD’s Account books–cash account (Down House MS) on 13 January 1882.
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and his wife, Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer, stayed at Down from 7 to 9 January 1882 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).

Bibliography

Steudel, Ernst Gottlieb. 1841. Nomenclator botanicus: seu: synonymia plantarum universalis, enumerans ordine alphabetico nomina atque synonyma, tum generica tum specifica, et a Linnaeo et a recentioribus de re botanica scriptoribus plantis phanerogamis imposita. 2d edition. 2 parts. Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta.

Summary

B. D. Jackson’s plan for new Steudel Nomenclator approved. JDH asks for CD’s cheque.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13613
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 104: 175
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13613,” accessed on 17 April 2024, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-13613.xml

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