From J. D. Hooker [22–30 January 1845]1
– is versed enough in Nat. Hist. even for that. I send the comp. Flora of Sandwich & Society: it is very imperfect, I could not send it before, as I had some things to add to it. as it is I think it shews positively no relation between the two groups. Even the canaille are not the same in the two. I have had to drop the Pacific Flora, from want of time 〈 〉
〈 〉 from the context he2 cannot mean, without he compares the Mts to the plains below: Certainly the genera remind one of Europe, especially Wicken (vetches Vicia.) &c. I can however hardly see how so very few Proteaceae as there are, can much remind him of New Holland a place I suppose he never saw & singular fruited Legum. grow all over the world & 〈 〉 Holld. that I remember.. Gnapha〈lium〉
Sends comparison of the floras of Society and Sandwich Islands.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 818,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-818