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To William Thierry Preyer   [before 21 March 1869]


Replies to inquiries about his life and career.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  [before 21 Mar 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 262–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6540

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  • … in 1837 ( Alum. Cantab. ). The reference is to Journal of researches. Robert FitzRoy. For …
  • FitzRoy’s request for a companion on the Beagle voyage, see Browne 1995 , pp.  145–9. The text breaks off at this point in the copy, but probably continued, ‘retain complete freedom in the disposition of his collections’. For a complete list of CD’s society memberships, see Freeman 1978 , pp.  107–10. Robert

From J. D. Hooker   14 November 1869



Describes how the offer of C.B. was made. He declined a knighthood. Murchison and Lyell are trying to get him made Knight Commander of the Star of India, but he does not think there is a chance. The Duke [of Argyll?] might do it, but does not like JDH’s Darwinism.

Next Presidency of Royal Society discussed: all (Brodie, the X Club botanists, et al.) are agreed on Lyell.

Everyone is disappointed with Nature.

What did CD think of "Huxley’s rhapsody on Goethe’s ditto" [Nature 1 (1869): 9–11]?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 35—8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6988

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  • Robert. 2004. Nature. In Encyclopedia of the romantic era, 1760–1850 , edited by John Christopher Murray. New York: Fitzroy
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