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To J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1847]



Now plans to come to Kew for an hour’s farewell if his stomach permits.

Congratulations on JDH’s Flora Antarctica [1847].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Nov 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1133

To J. D. Hooker   [8 November 1847]



CD too unwell to see JDH. Encloses Emma’s farewell note.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Nov 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1134

To George Grey   13 November 1847


Responding to GG’s offer to aid CD’s natural history researches on New Zealand, CD suggests that limestone caverns should be examined for fossils and that observations on the presence and range of erratic boulders in New Zealand would be very valuable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Grey
Date:  13 Nov 1847
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (2))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1135

To Henri Milne-Edwards   18 November [1847]


Offers HM-E some specimens of Lernaea, a crustacean parasite on Balanus elongatus.

Mentions opinion of Harry Goodsir about a form CD believes to be the larva of Lernaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henri Milne-Edwards
Date:  18 Nov [1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1136

To Richard Owen   [November 1847 – 51]


"I had not heard before of Whench [Whewell?] having scolded you; I am rather glad of it …

What a grand number of novelties Hooker no doubt will bring home".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Nov 1847–51]
Classmark:  John K. Lattimer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13833