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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   16 March [1844]

Down Bromley Kent

March 16th.

My dear Hooker

I have had a note from J. Gray of Brit. Mus: asking for information about my system of publication.1 As it wd be a long story to tell him, I have said, that you would in a few days send him, the bundle of papers, which I sent you, & I asked him to return them to you.— I hope this will not inconvenience you.— I received from London (as I had occasion to send there) your infusorial specimens for Ehrenberg—I am astonished that I have not yet heard from him.— Your specimens anyhow shall be carefully preserved—I fear they are rather too bulky to go to Berlin, & I understand, that merest scraps are sufficient.— Any part, which I find I cannot send, shall be returned to you.

Ever yours | C. Darwin


John Edward Gray, presumably inquiring for Richardson and Gray 1844–75.


Asks JDH to forward publishing information to J. E. Gray.

Has received JDH’s infusorial specimens for Ehrenberg.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 9
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 742,” accessed on 16 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3