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To J. D. Hooker   26 [December 1859]



High, detailed praise for introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae [reprinted as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. CD expects it to convert botanists from doctrine of immutable creation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 33, 30a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2606

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To W. D. Fox   [6 October 1859]


First impressions of the water-cure establishment are not favourable – "I always hate everything new".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2502

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  • letters to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]). See Metcalfe 1906  and Rees 1989 . Emma Darwin and the children joined CD at Ilkley on 17 October and stayed until 24 November 1859 ( Emma Darwin’s diary). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, …
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