Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on [9 Apr 1866]

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Sad about Oliver's loss. Hooker's reference to odd Begonia at same time as an article about it came out in Gardeners' Chronicle [(1866): 313–14]. Is astonished that Pangenesis seems perplexing to Hooker. Pleads guilty to its being "wildly abominably speculative (worthy even of Herbert Spencer)".

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