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To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1872]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

May 14th

My dear Hooker

I am very sorry that you cannot come here, as I had been looking forward to the pleasure, & it would have been a change for you; but I am far more sorry that you are still so much troubled.2 I know no man in the world that has so little merited trouble as you. Good God how I do hope that they will in the House of Lords pitch into that accursed fellow.—3 Come here when you conveniently can—.

Yours affectionately | C. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 11 May 1872.

Summary

Is sorry JDH cannot come to Down.

Hopes the House of Lords "pitch into the accursed fellow" [Ayrton].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8330
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 94: 224
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8330,” accessed on 9 February 2023, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-8330.xml

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

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