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To J. D. Hooker   1 June [1844]

Down near Bromley Kent

June 1.

My dear Hooker

I write to ask you whether Gray returned you the estimates of the Zoology of Beagle’s Voyage & if so, would you be so good, if you have quite finished with them, return them to me.— If Gray has not returned them, I must write to him myself at once, for I begged him to send them you soon back.— I am in no sort of hurry for them, only I shd be sorry they shd be lost. How busy you must be now: Your publication has commenced much earlier, than I expected—1 I hope you will not work too hard; I well remember, when I thought it utter nonsense to talk of 8 hours being too much, but I now find 2 more than I can stand— You must be greatly tempted, I am sure, to overwork yourself, so do take care.— I heard from Henslow some month or two ago, saying he had found a lot of Galapagos plants, which he had omitted to forward to you.— this must put your calculations out.—

I have been away from home, the last six weeks, & have now on my return been reading over some of your geographico-botanical letters, with renewed interest.

Will you send me one line about my Papers & believe me, very truly your’s | C. Darwin


The first number of J. D. Hooker 1844–7 was published 1 June 1844 (Wiltshear 1913).


Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1844–7. Flora Antarctica. 1 vol. and 1 vol. of plates. Pt 1 of The botany of the Antarctic voyage of HM discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. London: Reeve Brothers.

Wiltshear, F. G. 1913. The botany of the Antarctic voyage. Journal of Botany: British and Foreign 51: 355–8. [Vols. 6,7,8]


Asks if J. E. Gray has returned [printing] estimates for Zoology.

Henslow has some Galapagos plants which he forgot to forward to JDH.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 11
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 754,” accessed on 7 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3