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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   29 [December 1859]1



My dear Hooker

At p. xxxvi. amongst Nat. orders with upwards of 34 ths of genera endemic you give “Cruciferæ” amidst strange associates.2 at p xxxvii amongst Nat. orders with between 34 & 12 not endemic you again give “Cruciferæ”. Is the first a misprint, or do I quite misunderstand list?— I have thought that it wd. be just worth drawing your attention to, this, for if a misprint, it cd easily be corrected by hand.—

Yours affect | C. Darwin

Do not write on purpose, but sometime explain, for I was surprised to see Cruciferæ in 1st. list.—

I have sent off Books


Dated by the reference to Hooker 1859, which CD received on 22 December 1859 (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 [December 1859]).
In CD’s copy of Hooker 1859, p. xxxvi (Darwin Library–CUL), the word ‘Cruciferæ’ has been deleted and ‘Coniferæ’ inserted.


Queries possible misprint in JDH’s introduction to Flora Tasmaniae.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 115: 34
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2613,” accessed on 19 May 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7