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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker to W. E. Darwin   [13 June 1872]1

Royal Gardens Kew


Dear Darwin

The bearer takes an address for your father to sign; please direct him to where he shall find your father.2

Ever yours | J D Hooker


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 June [1872]. The Thursday before 14 June 1872 was 13 June 1872.
CD signed a memorial supporting Hooker in a dispute over the administration of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; it was sent to the prime minister, William Ewart Gladstone, on 20 June 1872 (letter from John Lubbock to W. E. Gladstone, 20 June 1872). CD and Emma Darwin stayed with William Erasmus Darwin at Bassett, Southampton, from 8 June to 20 June 1872 (Emma Darwin’s diary ((DAR 242)). See also letter from John Tyndall, 8 June [1872].


Asks WED to direct bearer of letter to CD, as he has an address [memorial from men of science to W. E. Gladstone] for him to sign.

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
William Erasmus Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 103: 116–17
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8379,” accessed on 4 June 2023,

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