Forwards H. T. Stainton letter for reply. Finds many Cucurbita have tendrils with sticking ends. The "potentiality of so many organs in plants to play so many parts is one of the most wonderful of your discoveries . . . one day it will itself play a prodigious part in the interpretation of both morphological and physiological facts". Is disgusted with Sabine's address [see 4708] because of its mutilation of what Hooker wrote. THH's slashing leader in Reader ["Science and ""Church policy"" ", 4 (1864): 821] – as usual he destroys all in his path. Encloses letter from G. H. K. Thwaites with a message for Darwin [see encl].
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