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From J. D. Hooker   4 February 1867



Has declined Presidency of BAAS.

Relation of insular and continental genera will always be difficult problem.

On Providence and the "continuity theory".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 138–142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5390

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  • 1849] , and Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April [1853] ; see also Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix II. See Bentham and Hooker 1862 –83, 1: 930, for Bentham’s description of Thapsia. Hooker mentioned Monizia edulis (a synonym of Daucus edulis ) and Melanoselinum when noting how odd it would be if some of the plants on Madeira were found on a British island or mountain (see J.  D.   …
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