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To J. D. Hooker   21 August 1881

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No one could have thought about evolution and not about representative species; yet no one discussed it fully until Origin, including von Baer.

Did not know of Leopold von Buch’s Description physique des îles Canaries [1836] when Origin was published.

"As far as I know no one ever discussed the meaning of the relation between representative species before I did & as I suppose Wallace did in his paper before the Linn. Soc. [1858]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 528–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13293

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 20 August 1881 and n. 6. Wallace discussed the distribution of ‘representative’ or ‘closely allied species’ in his paper ‘On the zoological geography of the Malay Archipelago’, which was read at the Linnean Society on 3 November 1859 ( …

From J. D. Hooker   20 August 1881

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Is making final preparations for his address [at York BAAS meeting] and questions CD on specific points.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13291

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  • 1859 that had appeared in Wagner 1861 ( Zoologisch-anthropologische Untersuchungen 1 (1861): 51). CD had not read Baer’s original monograph (see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to ? , 2 August [1866] and n. 3). James Dwight Dana . See letter to J. D. Hooker, …

From A. R. Wallace   9 July 1881

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Enthusiasm for Henry George’s Progress and poverty. Considers it to rank with Adam Smith’s work. His own work on the land question [Land nationalisation (1882)].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 106: B154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13238

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  • J. D. Hooker. [Read 1 July 1858. ] Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society ( Zoology ) 3 (1859): …
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