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Letter 13277

Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D.

6 Aug 1881

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    Responds to JDH's outline history of plant geography.

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    Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived".

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    Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period.

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    Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.


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