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From J. D. Hooker   [26 February 1862?]



Box of Melastomataceae has arrived.

Talked with [Duke of] Argyll about Origin. He is between stools: Owen and Lyell.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Feb 1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3455

To Maxwell Tylden Masters   26 February [1862]


Obliged for MTM’s ["Vegetable morphology", Br. & Foreign Med.-Chir. Rev. 29 (1862): 202–18].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  26 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3459
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Glories of a Brazilian forest

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Richard Matthews


Richard Matthews was 21 years old when he stepped aboard the Beagle, destined for a lonely career as a missionary in Tierra del Fuego. The Church Missionary Society had arranged for him to accompany the three Fuegians (Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, and York…

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  • … time to save his life’, Darwin recorded (Darwin 1845, p. 226). Matthews was back on board the …

The evolution of honeycomb


Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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  • … a structure like that of the honey-bee ( Origin , p. 226). Further, there were advantages to a …