Would like to visit on the weekend of 7–8 December.
Differences in floras of St Helena and Ascension.
West Park Kew
My dear Darwin
I am ashamed of not having written before, but have not been
able to tell when I should be able to get down to Bromley, on account of Mr
Bentham's coming here next week & Profr. Henslow the following. I find
however that I have Saturday & Sunday
Brown (in Congo) says that the level of the sea in Tropics is not so rich in species as the temperate zone (or words to that effect), I never remarked that any one had said so before.
I find, even down to the lower orders, the plants of
Ascension are totally different from those of
Ever your's most truly | Jos D Hooker
- f1 795.f1Andrew Sinclair, who was colonial secretary in New Zealand, 1844–56. Robert FitzRoy was governor, 1843–5 (Mellersh 1968, pp. 207–35).
- f2 795.f2Bartholomew James Sulivan, previously a lieutenant in the Beagle, had been appointed captain of the surveying vessel Philomel on active duty in the Falklands and on the coast of South America from 1842 to 1846.
- f3 795.f3Brown 1818, p. 422.