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To J. D. Hooker   2 [June 1870]

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My dear Hooker

I have been glad to see Watson’s letter. I must study your manner of arrangement of vars. & subspecies &c.—1

No wonder you are proud; I suppose the man is a very good judge & he is surely very clever, & considering his temper & delight in finding fault, I shd. think his note was the greatest complement ever paid to any human being!!2

Yours affect | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Hewett Cottrell Watson had written to Hooker to praise his Student’s flora of the British Islands (Hooker 1870); see letter from J. D. Hooker, [31 May 1870] and enclosure.
For an earlier disagreement between Hooker and Watson, see Correspondence vol. 16, letter from J. D. Hooker, 24 November 1868.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1870. The student’s flora of the British Islands. London: Macmillan.

Summary

Returns H. C. Watson’s letter.

CD must study JDH’s manner of arrangement of varieties and subspecies, etc.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7214
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
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Source of text
DAR 94: 174
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7214,” accessed on 17 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7214.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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