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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. D. Hooker   19 March 1877

Royal Gardens Kew

March 19/77

Dear Darwin

Oliver has brought me your letter of 13th. from which he gathers that you wish him to hunt through Oxalis for cleistogamic flowers or trimorphous species, which would be a very long job indeed. & heavier than he is disposed to undertake.1 He will however be most glad to aid Frank in the search if he could come over.2 Pray send him   he will find a bed here & a hearty welcome

Ever aff yrs | J D Hooker


The letter from CD has not been found, but see the letter from Daniel Oliver, 12 March 1877. Oxalis is the genus of wood sorrels.
See letter to Francis Darwin, [c. 20 March 1877].


Oliver cannot, as CD has requested, hunt for trimorphic flowers in the Herbarium’s collection of Oxalis specimens. He would help Frank if he comes.

Letter details

Letter no.
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 80–1
Physical description

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10898,” accessed on 21 June 2021,