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To J. D. Hooker   [26 March 1845]



My dear Hooker

I received your letter & the edifying pamphlet yesterday & as our carrier goes tonight I will return it & Wilkes,1 & your Pacific M.S. by him.

I see the Un. St. Ex. Ex. make the Sandwich Flora eminently peculiar to itself.2

Your books will go by the Boat on Thursday or Friday.— I will write again in a few days

Ever Yours | C. D


Murray 1845 and Wilkes 1845.
Wilkes 1845, 4: 282–3. The United States Exploring Expedition, carried out during 1838–42 under the command of Captain Charles Wilkes, surveyed the Pacific and southern oceans. The botanist was William Rich. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 30 December 1844, in which Hooker arrived at the same conclusion concerning the Sandwich Island Flora.


Murray, John. 1845. Strictures on morphology: its unwarrantable assumptions, and atheistical tendency. London.


Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 29
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 846,” accessed on 22 May 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3