Sent by Joseph Dalton Hooker, Kew, Surrey to Charles Robert Darwin [none given] on 17 May 1867.
Hooker states his favour for Wallace to win the gold medal for biology.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
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Transcriber: Nguyen, Vincent Duong-Vi
Transcription date: September 4, 2014
Scrutiny: 04/09/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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I find I must not go to Down tomorrow, having such sent Smith1 to the country for his health which causes me some anxiety. I must put it off till the Gooseberry Season!--
I go again to Paris at end of month, a good holiday it makes, though the only rest I get is in the [] Theatres. Still the show is very interesting & I have an awful deal to learn in the matter of the plants.
I hear that Wallace & Mueller2 of Victoria are the most likely candidates for gold medal for Biology & am puzzled a little to decide, but I have so very high an opinion of Wallace that I incline to him. His work is so [] very good though -- less than one could have wished.
Do let me know soon how your health is & how your book gets on.
We are all pretty well & my wife is getting about a little.
Ever Yr affec | JD Hooker [signature]
1. Smith, John (1798 – 1888). First curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
2. Müller, Fritz (1821 – 1897). German biologist.
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