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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   2 September 1872

Royal Gardens Kew

Sept 2/72

Dear Darwin

Our Drosera Capensis is quite at your service & we shall be glad to see Lettington whenever convenient—1 We have no other species— Have you asked Wilson Saunders or shall I.—2 My man who was there last week saw none there

Ever yours affec | J D Hooker


See letter to J. D. Hooker, 29 August [1872]. Henry Lettington was CD’s gardener.
William Wilson Saunders had a notable collection of exotic plant specimens at his home at Hillfield, Reigate, Surrey (ODNB).


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.


Kew’s Drosera capensis is at CD’s service.

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 103: 120
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8505,” accessed on 6 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20