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To William Jackson Hooker   [23 August 1845]

Summary

Will be pleased to provide a testimonial for J. D. Hooker, who is seeking the Chair in Botany at Edinburgh, but fears he himself is so little known that it could only be of the smallest service. Has asked Lyell to write to J. F. W. Herschel giving an opinion of J. D. Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [23 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence: English letters 1845, 23: 147)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-904

To W. J. Hooker   [25 August 1845]

Summary

Encloses a testimonial letter for J. D. Hooker [see 907]. If WJH thinks the letter could be improved CD will alter it. Feels it a disgrace that a professor should be appointed by men "who never heard of Humboldt & Brown".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [25 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-906

To W. J. Hooker   25 August 1845

Summary

A letter in support of J. D. Hooker as a candidate for Edinburgh Chair in Botany. No one better qualified. Wishes him success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  25 Aug 1845
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (J. D. Hooker testimonials JDH/4/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-907
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