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From J. D. Hooker   [before 7 March 1855]

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CD’s tabulation of colonists curious but explicable.

Working on Tasmanian flora; contemplating general essay on Australian distribution: Tasmania and Australia same alpine species; Swan River flora very peculiar and quite distinct from New South Wales.

Trying to establish new journal at Linnean.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 7 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 216–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1638

To J. D. Hooker   7 March [1855]

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Latitude overrules everything in distribution. Alpine distributions are like insular. Tabulating proportions.

T. V. Wollaston’s Madeira insects: many flightless, thus not blown to sea. TVW’s insects do not confirm Forbes’s Atlantis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1643

From G. R. Waterhouse   [7 March 1855]

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Comparison of skulls of Ichthyosaurus and Cetacea.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1642
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