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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1844 – March 1882]1

[Discusses books returned and desired and invites him to come for a few days.]


The day of the month is supplied by the sale catalogue. The date range is established from the date of CD and Hooker’s first acquaintance and the date of CD’s death. Hooker returned from the voyage of HMS Erebus in September 1843 and began corresponding with CD in November 1843 (see Correspondence vol. 2), but CD is unlikely to have invited him to Down before 1844.


Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Source of text
Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 and 28 May 1983)
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13816A,” accessed on 13 July 2024,