Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from J. D. Hooker to C. R. Darwin   13–15 July 1858

Hooker, Joseph Dalton

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Sends proofs [of "On the tendency of species to form varieties … ", read 1 July 1858, <i>Collected papers</i> 2: 3–19]. CD could publish his abstract [later the <i>Origin</i>] as a separate supplemental number of [Journal of the Linnean Society].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>JDH has studied in detail CD’s manuscript on variable species in large and small genera and concurs with its consequences. Discusses methodological idiosyncrasies of systematists, e.g., Bentham, Robert Brown, and C. C. Babington, which complicate CD’s tabulations.</p>


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