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To J. D. Hooker   26 July [1871]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

July 26th

My dear Hooker

We were thinking how very nice it would be, if you could come down for a Sunday. Our only fear is, that there are not bed-rooms enough, for though the rent is gigantic the House is very small.— I will write when we are there.— We must keep bed-room for Mr. Litchfield & we have asked my Brother..—1 We hear that the situation is beautiful.—

I am particularly obliged for information about the Mouse.—2

It is capital about your Charlie3

Ever yours | C. Darwin

We heard from Lady L. a good account of Lyell.—4


See letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n. 3, and letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871. CD refers to Richard Buckley Litchfield, Henrietta Emma Darwin’s fiancé, and Erasmus Alvey Darwin.
Charles Paget Hooker; see letter from J. D. Hooker, 23 July 1871 and n. 3.
No letter from Mary Elizabeth Lyell concerning Charles Lyell’s health has been found.


Thanks for information about Henslow’s mouse.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 94: 201
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7881,” accessed on 18 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19