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To J. D. Hooker   3 February [1868]

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Comments on Wollaston’s troubles

and his book [Coleoptera Hesperidum (1867)].

Mohl’s claim to foreign membership in Royal Society very strong.

Has been in despair about Variation – not worth a fifth part of the labour it cost him.

Is reading F. A. W. Miquel’s Flora du Japon [Prolusio florae Japonicae (1866–7)]; wonders whether A. Murray could be correct in his view that an area of the sea prevented Asiatico-Japan flora colonising western N. America.

Comments on A. Murray’s book [Geographical distribution of mammals (1866)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 44–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5835

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  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 1 February 1868 . CD refers to J.  D.  Hooker 1867, 1853, 1859, 1860, …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [January 1868]

Summary

Grieved by Wollaston’s troubles. Offers contribution of £100. "How foolish men are in their investments."

Delight about George’s success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5804

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  • 1859 ( Record of the Royal Society of London , p.  111). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ …

To J. D. Hooker   28 July [1868]

Summary

Sorry to hear of baby’s illness.

Comments on statement that belief in natural selection is passing away. Common descent of species is almost universally accepted now, and this is more important. In large part acceptance is due to Origin. Discusses reception of and interest in Origin in various countries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6292

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  • Hooker, 25 July 1868  and n.  1. CD refers to Richard Owen’s Anatomy of vertebrates (Richard Owen 1866–8 ), 1: xxxv–xxxvii; see also Correspondence vol.  14, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 31 May [1866] and n.  11, for the controversy over Owen’s apparent implicit acquiescence in CD’s views. The four English editions of Origin had been published in 1859, …
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