From J. D. Hooker [1 March 1847]1
3 Gt Ryder St
I shall be with you on Wednesday Morning at 7 Park Street but doubt reaching you before 9’30, as I must be home on Tuesday evening & there is no Buss before 8 from Kew; which would suit me well. I have an awful lot to talk about. What do you think of a Cape (exclusively) genus having turned up in Portugal. Granting mutation to your extent there ought to be reversions from aberrant forms or species to the original type or species: such occurring in distant localities would produce similar or identical species in said localities.—
All this will do better for a palaver. it is easier to me than migration. Your Gnats you know are my Camels & vice versa exactly.2 Any man with an average conscience must feel himself desperately hemmed & hedged in when reasoning on such
Will come to 7 Park St. on Wednesday for a palaver on distribution, species mutability, migration, etc.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1067,” accessed on 2 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1067