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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   24 October [1878]


Wants some plants for sleep-movement observations. Has almost finished experimental work and must start sorting his notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  24 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 150–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11727

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  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew); letters from Joseph Dalton Hooker to Asa Gray, 18 September 1878 …
  • … and 13 October 1878 (Asa Gray Correspondence 39, Archives of the Gray Herbarium)). CD’s …

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1878



Botanical evidence is against F. B. White’s origin of St Helena fauna. JDH holds flora is S. African. Since plants must arrive before insects, if fauna is Palearctic then flora survived glacial period. Flora not Miocene since old and relic orders are absent. Suggests S. African west coastal mountains as insects’ origin.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 118–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11718

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  • … Moulton 1879). Hooker was collaborating with Asa Gray on a study of the flora of the Rocky …

From J. D. Hooker   4 October 1878



Frank asked to summarise work with CD for use in JDH’s Royal Society address.

Work with A. Gray shows Colorado plants closer to Altai than to E. or W. America.

Work with J. Ball shows Moroccan plants very distinct from nearby Canaries.

JDH on Royal Commission to Paris Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 115–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11714

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  • … Hooker 1878b, p. 61). Hooker and Asa Gray’s paper, ‘The vegetation of the Rocky Mountain …
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