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From H. C. Watson   30 November [1859]

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Sends a correction for Origin reprint.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2562

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From H. C. Watson   3 January 1858

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Discusses the ranges and distribution of varieties relative to the type species.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1858
Classmark:  DAR 98: A19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2199

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  • … by CD. See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, [26 May 1859] . It is possible that Watson added …

From H. C. Watson   [3? January 1860]

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Notes by HCW on the Origin dealing especially with divergence and convergence. Believes there is some natural tendency to converge into groups in opposition to divergence generated by natural selection.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3? Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 135–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2636

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  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [26 May 1859] ). This and the following …

From H. C. Watson to George Gordon   27 June 1861

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Regrets he cannot assist the fulfilment of CD’s request for a specimen of the orchid Corallorhiza.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  George Gordon
Date:  27 June 1861
Classmark:  Elgin Museum (Gordon Archive 61.9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3197F

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  • 1859] ). Watson corresponded with CD on various aspects of CD’s transmutation theory, and promoted the idea of a principle of convergence, which, he argued, was necessary to limit the large number of specific types which would proliferate under CD’s principle of divergence (see, for example, this volume, Supplement, letter from H.  C. Watson to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From H. C. Watson to J. D. Hooker   4 January 1861

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Comments on the travels of JDH.

Genera plantarum a most worthy undertaking.

Criticisms of the Darwin–Hooker understanding of HCW’s views of convergence.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Jan 1861
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 105: 205)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3041A

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [16 April 1846] ). Hooker used centrifugal variation to designate variation that accompanied extensive geographical distribution, as in Senecio (Hooker 1844–7, p.  315), while Watson used it to signify the mechanism of divergence. CD disapproved of Hooker’s use of the word centrifugal ( Correspondence vol.  7, letter to Charles Lyell, 31 [October 1859] …
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