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From J. D. Hooker   [27 August 1863]1

[Royal Gardens Kew] Thursday

Thanks for yours of this morning.2 I am distressed to hear of your being again ill. Busk has the most fertile brain of any man I know in regard of all such matters as your stomach—& I really think it might be worth while to consult him.3

My Climate Essay was published in Journ. Hort. Soc. Lond. VII 69 (1852).4

Ev yrs | J D Hooker

CD annotations

End of letter: 50 ink 69 — for 119 —


Dated by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 [August 1863], and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 26 August 1863. In 1863, 27 August was a Thursday.
Hooker refers to the surgeon and anatomist George Busk. CD had already written to Busk (see letter from George Busk, [c. 27 August 1863] and n. 1).


Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1852. On the climate and vegetation of the temperate and cold regions of East Nepal and the Sikkim Himalaya Mountains. Journal of the Horticultural Society of London 7: 69–131.


Suggests CD consult George Busk about his stomach.

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 101: 156
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4276,” accessed on 28 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11