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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   25 [and 26] January [1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>His answer to Asa Gray.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>On JDH’s view of aristocracy. Primogeniture is dreadfully opposed to selection.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Orchid book proofs ready soon – has no idea whether it is worth publishing.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Huxley on Owen.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Feeble letter from J. H. Balfour against Huxley’s lectures ["Relation of man to lower animals", pt 2 of <i>Man’s place in nature</i> (1863)].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has received the "astounding" <i>Angraecum sesquipedale</i> with nectary 1ft long: "what insect could suck it?"</p>

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