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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   11 June [1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Sorry to hear of Mrs Hooker’s health and domestic problems. Wishes natural selection had produced neuters who would not flirt or marry.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Will be eager to hear Cameroon results.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wishes JDH would discuss the "mundane glacial period". Still believes it will be "the turning point of all recent geographical distribution".</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Pollen placed for 65 hours on apparent (CD still thinks real) stigma of <i>Leschenaultia</i> has not protruded a vestige of a tube.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>"Oliver the omniscient" has produced an article in <i>Botanische Zeitung</i> with accurate account of all CD saw in <i>Viola</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Asa Gray’s "red-hot" praise of <i>Orchids</i> [<i>Am. J. Sci.</i> 2d ser. 34 (1862): 138–51].</p>

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