Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 12 Dec 1844 : 29r
'Hooker, J. D.'
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.