Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Joseph Dalton Hooker [none given] on 20 December 1880.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 3
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Buckingham, Amanda Belle
Transcription date: September 2, 2014
Scrutiny: 02/09/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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Dec[cember] 20 80
My dear Hooker1
I send the certificate for your signature, & I hope & believe that your adopted child will not disgrace you. Please ask Dyer2 whether he will be so kind as to back up Frank3.
The memorial for Wallace has just started on its rounds for []4 your old envelope will have to return to the certificate [] signature & has met with a most cordial reception in to his first cases. I have thought of keeping your name rather low down, so as to end a short list with a flourish. Ever my dear Hooker.
Ch[arles] Darwin [signature]
1. Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911); botanist
2. Dyer, Sir William Turner Thiselton- (1843-1928); botanist
3. Darwin, Francis "Frank" (1848-1925); botanist and son of Charles Darwin
4. The second page interrupts the message, which continued on page three from page one.
5. Darwin, Charles (1809-1882); naturalist and author of On the Origin of Species
REFERENCES IN ENDNOTES:
Browne, Janet (2001). Darwin, Francis. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/npg.els.0002399/abstract> [accessed 8 July 2014]
Darwin Online. Biography. <http://darwin-online.org.uk/biography.html> [8 July 2014]
Encyclopaedia Britannica (2013). Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/271316/Sir-Joseph-Dalton-Hooker> [accessed 8 July 2014]
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2014). William Thiselton Dyer. <http://www.oxforddnb.com/index/36/101036467/> [accessed 8 July 2014]
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