Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 20 May 1868

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Trip with Huxley was perfect. At Torquay later he had a lecture on "Kent's hole" from Joseph Pengelly. George Bentham acknowledges himself unreservedly a convert to Darwinism. Many will still cling to a "rag of protection, but will eventually haul it down". A. Murray's later parts better than first [? Geographical distribution of mammals (1866)]. Wallace's paper shows great ability. Disgusted with [Duke of Argyll's] Reign of law. His depression and exhaustion.

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