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To J. D. Hooker   30 September [1871]1

Down Beckenham | Kent

Sept. 30th

My dear Hooker.

Huxley thinks you wd like to read proofs, partly corrected, of the splendid article which will be published in the Contemporary in November—2

It is well worth reading— Many parts are inimitable. Of course I shall care about it than anyone else.—

Please return it when read. I am very tired, so no more

How is Lady Hooker?3

Ever yours | C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T. H. Huxley, 28 September 1871.
CD refers to Thomas Henry Huxley and T. H. Huxley 1871b (see letter from T. H. Huxley, 28 September 1871 and n. 1).


Sends proofs of Huxley’s article on Mivart, to be published in Contemporary Review ["Mr Darwin’s critics", 18 (1871): 443–76].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 94: 206
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7977,” accessed on 18 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19