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To J. D. Hooker   [April 1852]


Questions on variation in nature: taxa varying in one region but not another. Variation between vs within species. Rarity of variation in important organs within a species. G. R. Waterhouse’s views on variation in highly developed organs, which CD relates to variation in rudimentary organs.

Asks for cases of obligate self-fertilising plants.

[CD annotation proposes using the Steudel Nomenclator botanicus (1821–4) to determine if variable species occur in genera with many species.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [Apr 1852]
Classmark:  DAR 107: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1496

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  • … to H.  C. Watson (see letter from H.  C. Watson, 23 August 1855 , n.  4) and Asa Gray (see …
  • … letter to Asa Gray, 24 August [1855] ). The passage is marked in CD’s copy of Waterhouse …
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