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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from J. D. Hooker to C. R. Darwin   7 November 1862

Hooker, Joseph Dalton

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>JDH admits he wrote <i>Gardeners’ Chronicle</i> and <i>Natural History Review</i> articles on orchids [<i>Gard. Chron.</i> (1862): 789–90, 863, 910; <i>Nat. Hist. Rev.</i> n.s. 2 (1862): 371–6].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>JDH’s objections to CD’s idea of how Greenland was repopulated. Temperate Greenland has as Arctic a flora as Arctic Greenland – a fact of astounding force. Why should certain Scandinavian species be absent? Migration by sea-currents can no more account for the present distribution in Greenland than can special creation.</p>

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