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To J. D. Hooker   23 February [1844]



Has just completed Volcanic islands.

Sends queries on Galapagos flora in particular and island floras in general; also on relationship of wide-ranging species to wide-ranging genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-736

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  • … now in operation. 3 vols. London: John Murray. Notebook B. See Barrett 1960; de Beer 1960; …

From George Robert Waterhouse   26 April 1844


Defines the term "typical species" and discusses its use among zoologists. Cites example of type of Carnivora. Comments on general law of development of parts in animals. Cites teeth of Carnivora.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1844
Classmark:  DAR 181: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-748

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  • B. See Barrett 1960; de Beer 1960; de Beer and Rowlands 1961; de Beer, Rowlands, and Skramovsky 1967; Notebooks. Origin : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From J. D. Hooker   12 December 1844



Thanks for pleasant stay at Down.

Remarks on boulders found on southern islands.

Describes the alpine character of the Andes flora and relays information on other mountain floras.

Quotes instances of seeds that retained their vitality after being carried by ocean currents.

Sends notes on the comparative floras of New Zealand, Australia, and west coast of South America.

Encloses a copy of part of a letter from George Gardner in Ceylon concerning the European character of the mountain flora.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 29–31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-799

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  • John Murray. Selwyn, George Augustus. 1844. New Zealand. Part I, Letters from the Bishop … with extracts from his visitation journal, from July 1842, to January 1843. Edited by C. B. …
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