A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Mcauley, Fiona Marguerite
Transcription date: August 4, 2014
Signed off: no
Down Beckenham Kent1
My dear Huxley2
I have asked Hooker3 to forward the memorial, & after opening[?] it, please place it in the enclosed envelope for me.
N.B. Letter placed in pillar[?] post [illeg.] [illeg.] late at night reach Down4 at noon next day. -- I read a few [] days ago in the Time the[?] op[inion?] edit[orial?] section[?] by you [?] before [4 words illeg.] evolution.
How I do hope that an [4 words illeg.] memorial may be [illeg.].
Ever yours | Ch[arles] Darwin4 [signature]
1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "(1880 Dec[emeber]. 24)".
2. Huxley, Thomas H. (1825-1895). Biologist and philosopher.
3. Hooker, Sir Joseph D. (1817-1911). Botanist.
4. Darwin, Charles (1809-1882). Renowned British naturalist.
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