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To JDHooker   [13 November 1863]

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My dear Hooker.

A letter from you is always one of my greatest pleasures.—1 I enclose Haast, which I did not suppose you wd. care to see.—2 There was a printed address to the Phil. Soc. of Canterbury published some 6 or 12 months ago by Haast.—3 Was it this you wished to see?

I escaped vomiting yesterday & have felt these 2 days better. Dr. Brinton tells me that a little head-work not bad.4 Dr Gully writes again this morning to do nothing for 6 months.5 I presume I must observe & judge for self.— I am glad to hear about Willy.—6 Do not, my dear friend, write when much overworked. | C. D.

Of course use any & all Haast’s facts7

Who reviewed Lyell in Edinburgh in July last??? I inferred it was a real geologist, but one at least 100 years old.8 over

I daresay you have no other tendril-bearing plants.—9 over

Footnotes

Following the interest Hooker had expressed in the letter from Julius von Haast of 21 July [– 7? August] 1863 (see letter from JDHooker, 11 November 1863), CD may have decided to also send the letter from Julius von Haast of 6 August 1863, or the map and report that CD mentioned in the postscript to his letter to JDHooker of 10 [November 1863].
CD refers to J. F. J. von Haast 1862a. There is a copy in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.
Emma Darwin wrote in her diary (DAR 242) ‘good’ for 12 November and ‘fine day’ for 13 November; she also wrote that CD had been visited by William Brinton on 3 November 1863.
The letter from James Manby Gully, who had treated CD at his Great Malvern hydropathic establishment in 1849, has not been found.
William Henslow Hooker was recovering from a bout of scarlet fever; see letter from JDHooker, [1 or 3 November 1863], and letter from JD. Hooker to Emma Darwin, 11 November 1863.
Hooker had asked CD if he could use the information Haast included in his letter of 21 July [– 7? August] 1863 (see letter from JDHooker to Emma Darwin, 11 November 1863 and n. 4.
CD refers to the review of Antiquity of man (C. Lyell 1863a) in the Edinburgh Review ([JD. Forbes] 1863); the author of the review was James David Forbes (Wellesley Index).
In July, Hooker sent CD some tendril-bearing plants from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for his research (see letter from JDHooker, [31 July 1863] and n. 2, and letter to JD. Hooker, 3 August [1863]).

Bibliography

[Forbes, James David.] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and other works.] Edinburgh Review 118: 254–302.

Summary

Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4341
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 115: 209
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4341,” accessed on 23 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4341.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11

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