Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 10 & 12 Jan 1864 : 1r

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Darwin very ill. Suspects F. Boott's widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin. Darwin, like Hooker, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin. Wallace's praise of Herbert Spencer's Social statics baffles Darwin. Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.

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