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To J. D. Hooker   20 January [1857]



CD will advise Daniell not to apply for Royal Society grant.

CD’s experiment: fish fed seeds, which germinated when voided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2042

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • C.  Darwin I have written to Sharpey & marking letter “Private” have told him what you say of D r . …

To J. D. Hooker   [after 20 January 1857]



CD finds Alphonse de Candolle very useful, though JDH has low opinion.

CD argues for accidental introductions explaining some odd distributions, e.g., New Zealand vs Australian plants.

CD’s method.

Diverging affinities in isolated genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 20 Jan 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2033

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  • r . Bentham (if he will read this) who have attended so much to the principles of classification think of this. Perhaps the best way would be to think of half-a-dozen most isolated groups of plants, & then consider whether the affinities point in an unusual number of directions . C.  Darwin
  • C.   Darwin What a time it takes to make out the truth as we see in the Glaciers! I am glad the Irish orchid is dished. — [Enclosure] Memorandum You know how I work subjects, namely if I stumble on any general remark, & if I find it confirmed in any other very distinct class, then I try to find out whether it is true, if it has any bearing on my work. — The following perhaps may be important to me. D r . …
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