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To J. D. Hooker   2 November [1858]

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On moving the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Subscription for John Ralfs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2351

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  • … history collection of the British Museum to Kensington. Subscription for John Ralfs. …
  • … to a fund set up to aid the botanist John Ralfs. Hooker’s role in organising the fund …
  • Ralfs an annuity was subscribed twice over (L.  Huxley ed. 1918, 1: 414). Instead of using the whole sum for an annuity much larger than intended, the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society proposed investing the excess capital to serve as a general scientific charitable fund. CD was a signatory of a preliminary draft drawn up on 16 December 1858 to put this proposal before the Royal Society’s council (see Correspondence vol.7, Appendix VII). CD refers to John
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