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From J. D. Hooker   [8 November 1873]

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Has had a week’s cessation of Nepenthes work.

Had to get out a paper for the Linnean Society on Thursday.

Has tried Mimosa albida in hothouse and found it wonderfully sensitive.

A military report from India praises his travel book.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9150

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 November [1873] and n.  5. Hooker’s Himalayan journals ( J.  D.  Hooker 1854 ) was praised in John Cox Gawler’s Sikkim, with hints on mountain and jungle warfare ( Gawler 1873 , p.  3). Leonard Darwin was in Royal Engineers. Gawler was keeper of the crown jewels until his death in 1882. …
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