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Letter 13293

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

21 Aug 1881

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    No one could have thought about evolution and not about representative species; yet no one discussed it fully until Origin, including von Baer.

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    Did not know of Leopold von Buch's Description physique des îles Canaries [1836] when Origin was published.

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    "As far as I know no one ever discussed the meaning of the relation between representative species before I did & as I suppose Wallace did in his paper before the Linn. Soc. [1858]."


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