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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1861]

Down Bromley Kent

Ap. 11.

My dear Hooker

In a note received this morning, Huxley mentions poor dear Henslow’s death.1 Thank God his sufferings are over.— I need not say how truly I sympathise with Mrs. Hooker’s & your own grief.— I think he was the best, the most noble character I ever knew. It will ever do one good to think of him.—

My dear friend | Yours affectionately | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The letter from Thomas Henry Huxley has not been found. CD had misunderstood Huxley’s note: John Stevens Henslow was seriously ill but still alive. See letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 [April 1861].

Summary

CD infers [incorrectly] from Huxley’s report that Henslow is dead.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3116
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 115: 96
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3116,” accessed on 7 May 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3116.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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