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From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1854]



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
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