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From J. D. Hooker   [25 January 1869]

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Does not fact that characters important in systematics are often of no use, corroborate CD’s view that such characters, if not detrimental, may persist ad infinitum?

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Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6608
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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … off one portion against the other, and bullying both.  125   It is generally believed that the …
  • … 124 A GRAY TO ENGELMANN, 20 FEB 1862 125  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 DECEMBER 1861 …

Barmouth, Wales

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'Mad about geology'

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  • … Letters exchanged with a Shrewsbury and Cambridge friend about Darwin's geological field trip in …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Ap. 1.— Azara Quadrupeds of Paraguay [Azara 1801].— 125 Ap. 19. Lord Elgins China …

Charles Thomas Whitley

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Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and then Cambridge University where they were clearly very close, exchanging letters during the summer holidays. Whitley was a mathematician, a subject that held…

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  • … Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and …
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