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To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1862]

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Thanks JDH for box of melastomes

and a very valuable reference from Daniel Oliver.

Is crossing Monochaetum which he thinks is dimorphic.

Is "sometimes half tempted to give up species & stick to experiments".

Pollen of Bletia hyacinthina is quite unlike other Bletia species but exactly the same as Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3440

From Charles Augustus Bennet, Lord Tankerville   [9 February 1862]

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Describes battles among bulls for leadership of the [Chillingham] herd.

Author:  Charles Augustus Bennet, 6th earl of Tankerville
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Feb 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 157–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3441

To John Murray   9 [February 1862]

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Sends MS of Orchids except last chapter. It contains many new and curious facts and conclusions, but he has no idea whether it will sell. If it does not, will hold himself largely responsible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  9 [Feb 1862]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 114–115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3442
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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … making a formal, public statement. GRAY:   209   An English poet wrote that he …
  • … 208  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 29 NOVEMBER 1879 209 A GRAY, 1882, MEMOIR OF DARWIN …

Maldonado, Uruguay

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Disgusted by slavery

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  • … Collected 70 species of birds and 19 mammals, asks his father for money to take on Syms Covington …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … d'Horticulture de Paris ] vol. 1 1855. (I have read p. 209 to 268.) 99 Great work by …