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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   24 November 1875

Royal Gardens Kew

Nov 24/75

Dear Darwin

I have taken in the enclosed, not doubting but that it is meant for you1 I am groaning over the RS. Anniversary address which has to deal with much of the current work of the year, & am wringing my hands over the toasts & speeches for next Tuesday.2

So no more from your tortured | J D H.


The enclosure has not been found.
Hooker gave the presidential address at the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society on London on 30 November 1875 (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 24 (1875–6): 72–94).


JDH concerned about preparations for [his address at] Royal Society [anniversary] meeting [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. (1876): 72–94].

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 44
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10275,” accessed on 23 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23