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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [10–]12 November [1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>So JDH did write the <i>Gardeners’ Chronicle</i> review [of <i>Orchids</i>]! CD guessed it from the little slap at R. Brown.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dawson’s lecture has nothing new. Absurd to assume Greenland under water during whole of glacial period. Suggests absence of certain plants in Greenland due to seeds not surviving in sea-water. Suggests an experiment on vitality in sea-water of plants that might be in Greenland. Is more willing to admit a Norway–Greenland land connection than most other cases.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Urges JDH to warn Tyndall on his glacial theory of valleys in Switzerland.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Is working on cultivated plants.</p>

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