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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]1

It is a very nice letter.

Please do as you think fit about proposing him & about all other matters.2

C. Darwin

Nov. 3d.


The month and year are established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Scott to J. D. Hooker, 31 October 1872, which could not have reached England until the second half of November 1872. CD dated the letter 3 November in error.
Hooker had suggested nominating Scott for fellowship of the Linnean Society, and using some of the money that Scott had sent as remittance of a debt to CD to pay the membership fees (see letter from John Scott to J. D. Hooker, 31 October 1872 and n. 3).


JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8049F,” accessed on 27 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20