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To J. D. Hooker   2 June [1855]


June 2d

My dear Hooker

I hope this note may arrive in time to save you looking for Watson’s (?) paper on plants of Azores,1 & from troubling you to write to me.—

I have had a sudden revulsion of feeling since I wrote to you, & cannot endure the thoughts of trying all the Azorean seeds which I could procure.2 I have had a very bad week with my stomach which perhaps is partly the cause, as I am disgusted with myself & all the world. Forgive the senseless manner I may have caused you trouble.

Ever yours | C. Darwin


By the end of June CD had again changed his mind and was at work on the problem of plant migration to the Azores. See letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 [June 1855], and the correspondence during the following fortnight.


Asks JDH not to send H. C. Watson’s paper on Azores plants [Hooker’s Lond. J. Bot. 2 (1843): 1–9, 125–31, 394–408; 3 (1844): 582–617; 6 (1847): 380–97].

CD cannot endure trying all the Azorean seeds.

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Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Source of text
DAR 114: 134
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1692,” accessed on 9 July 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5