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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>CD very ill.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s <i>Social statics</i> baffles CD.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]</p>

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