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To J. D. Hooker   5 August [1856]

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Agrees that Lyell’s letters shed no new light on extensions issue. Continental extensions: opposes their being hypothesised all over world.

Commonality of alpine plants damns both extension and migration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1938

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  • … October [1844], in which CD drew James David Forbes’s attention to the laminae in obsidian …

To J. D. Hooker   8 September [1856]

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Whether or not there should be movement of particles according to Tyndall’s theory of glacial action ["Observations on glaciers", Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 2: 54–8, 441–3].

CD subscribes to H. C. Sorby’s view of gneiss [Edinburgh New Philos. J. 55 (1853): 137–50].

Seed-salting.

Pigeons.

Significant differences in skeletons of domesticated rabbits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Sept [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1950

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  • … had gone to the Alps to investigate James David Forbes’s theory of glacial movement (L.   …
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Addressee
Hooker, J. D.[X]
Correspondent
Darwin, C. R. (2)
Hooker, J. D.[X]
Date
1856
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