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To J. D. Hooker   5 October [1878]

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Before JDH discusses flora of Canary Islands CD suggests he read F. B. White’s paper [see 11707], which explains stocking of Atlantic island fauna as due to changed currents during [last, or Miocene] northern glacial period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 475–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11715

From C. G. Semper   5 October 1878

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Thanks CD for writing machine.

Recalls visit by CD’s son [Francis].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11716
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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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  • … de Physique, de   Chimie et d’Histoire Naturelle  23: 100–5. [Abstract in DAR 116.]  119: 10a …