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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   31 May [1866]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Comments on JDH’s list – very good, but <i>Orchids</i> and <i>Primula</i> paper have too indirect a bearing to be worth mentioning. The <i>Eozoon</i> is a very important fact and to a much lesser degree the <i>Archaeopteryx</i>. Müller’s <i>Für Darwin</i> [1864] perhaps the most important contribution.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>CD has forgotten to mention Bates on variation and JDH’s Arctic paper ["Distribution of Arctic plants", <i>Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond.</i> 23 (1862): 251–348] in new edition of <i>Origin</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Now finds that Owen claims to be originator of natural selection.</p>

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