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

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Remembers JDH’s encouragement when he was "utterly weary of life".</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Marvellous about European forms in Fernando Po.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>C. V. Naudin will publish a book on hybridity ["Nouvelles recherches sur l’hybridité dans les végétaux", <i>Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris</i> 1 (1865): 25–176; part also in <i>Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.)</i> (1863)].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>CD fears Naudin has underestimated distribution of pollen by insects.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Melastomatous plants are ready for his work on meaning of two sets of anthers.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Very curious about <i>Masdevallia</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>George [Darwin] observing orchids.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Adaptation of <i>Herminium</i> beats almost every other orchid.</p>

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