Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 7 Jan 1873

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Fascinated by Greg's Enigmas, though its matter is weak. Is vexed at being drawn into hostility toward British Museum through William Carruthers' insolence and presumption. Recounts visit with Edward Cardwell [Secretary for War]. Has sent Candolle's book to Gladstone. Hooker indignant at Gladstone's speech putting English science below French and German. Thinks it is an accepted dogma that glandular hairs are excreting only. Will ask others to confirm.


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