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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   30 May [1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Has received <i>Melastoma</i> and <i>Vanilla</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has seen again the two sets of plants of <i>Heterocentron</i> raised from two lots of pollen from same flower – a marvellous difference in stature.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>"But oh Lord what will become of my book on variation: I am involved in a multiplicity of experiments."</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Observations on <i>Viola</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>CD’s fancied dimorphism of <i>Oxalis</i> is all a confounded mistake; only great variability in length of pistils.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Found Henslow’s life [L. Jenyns, <i>Memoir of the Rev. J. S. Henslow</i> (1862)] interesting but fears the public will think it dull.</p>

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