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To J. D. Hooker   [9 October 1853]

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Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Oct 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1529

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  • Geikie, Archibald. 1861. On a rise of the coast of the Firth of Forth within the historical period. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal n.s. 14: 102–12. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1853–5. Flora Novæ-Zelandiæ. 2 vols. Pt 2 of The botany of the Antarctic voyage of HM discovery ships Erebus and Terror , in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James

From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1854]

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JDH’s contempt for R. I. Murchison.

There is a Cyperus species and a Pteris species endemic to hot volcanoes of Ischia. Why are there no other migrators?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 214–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1629

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  • Geikie ed. 1875, 2: 169–70). Unger had presented a reconstruction of the botanical features of former landscapes in Unger 1852, which may have been the subject under discussion with Murchison. See Thackray 1981  for an account of the publication of Murchison 1854 . David Lyall had been assistant surgeon in H.M.S. Terror when Hooker was assistant surgeon in H.M.S. Erebus during the Antarctic expedition led by James

To J. D. Hooker   14 February [1860]

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Huxley’s Royal Institution lecture on Origin [10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] an "entire failure" as an exposition of CD’s doctrine.

R. I. Murchison very civil.

CD counts Lyell among the converted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2696

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  • James Hall heated limestone until it turned into marble in order to demonstrate the igneous origin of such rocks. Huxley’s remarks on this experiment do not appear in the published abstract of the lecture. Roderick Impey Murchison, director-general of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, did not accept CD’s theories. Writing to the geologist Robert Harkness, Murchison stated that he denied all CD’s inductions and remained ‘as firm a believer as ever that a monkey and a man are distinct species, and not connected by any links,— i.e. are distinct creations. ’ See Geikie
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