Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 20 Oct 1871

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Hooker has no intention of resigning. Thinks W. E. Gladstone would rather see Ayrton turned out than himself. Gladstone knows Hooker has friends who would be troublesome. Only moral and political cowardice of Cabinet keeps Ayrton in office. Lyell is much altered since autumn. Has Darwin read Charles Martins' paper on the glacial origin of the tourbières of the Jura [Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. 42 (1871): 286–308]? John Scott has an admirable series on horticulture in Bengal ["Notes on horticulture in Bengal", J. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India 2 (1871) pt 1: 241–96; 3 (1872) pt 1: 1–82].


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