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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   12 August [1866]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Aug 12th

My dear Hooker

I write one line to say how heartily glad we shall be to see you on Saturday or any other day.1 Let us know train & we shall probably be able to send tax-cart or pony carriage—

I will not talk over some of the points in your last letter until we meet;2 but I now plainly see that one chief cause of our difference is that you look much higher than I do and expect to solve the problem far more completely than I have ever thought to be possible. Your letters have interested me quite awfully as the boys say.

yours affly. | Ch. Darwin


In his letter of 9 August 1866, Hooker wrote that he hoped to visit Down on ‘Saturday week’, which was 18 August.


Will be glad to see JDH at Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 115: 298
Physical description
LS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5190,” accessed on 8 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14