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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from J. D. Hooker to C. R. Darwin   [15 and] 20 November [1862]

Hooker, Joseph Dalton

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Sends CD West Ireland soundings.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>More detail on his review "a la Lindley" [see <em class="doubleUnderline">3797</em>].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Bates’s paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", <i>Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond.</i> 23 (1862): 495–566] is capital.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Andrew Murray’s article plays into CD’s hands through sheer ignorance.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>JDH is on Royal Society Council.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has no recollection of applying natural selection to Polynesians. None but a German would dig out such a passage if it exists [see <em class="doubleUnderline">3812</em>].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has caused Tyndall to modify his pseudo-geology.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has not seen Duke of Argyll’s review [<i>Edinburgh Rev.</i> 116 (1862): 378–97]. [The Duke] did not understand <i>Orchids</i> the least little bit, nor the <i>Origin</i>, when JDH saw him.</p>

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