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From J. D. Hooker   15 September 1863



Pleased CD accepts continental extension for New Zealand, whose flora has many genera like Rubus with great diversity and connecting intermediates. Suggests geological uplifting creates more space, hence opportunities for preservation of intermediates. Sees clash with CD on causes of extreme diversity of form in a group.

JDH’s attitude toward democratisation of science.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 163–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4306

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  • … entitled Flora of British India ( J.  D.  Hooker 1872–97 ). See L.  Huxley ed.  1918, 1: …

To J. D. Hooker   24[–5] February [1863]



CD’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man and of Owen’s comment on it.

Disappointed Lyell has not spoken out on species and on man.

Pleasure of new hothouse and the plants JDH supplied for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24[–5] Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4009

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  • 1872 ( LL 3: 322). See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 [April 1862] See letter from J.   D.   …
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