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To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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CD very ill.

Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.

CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.

Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s Social statics baffles CD.

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 and 12 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 115: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4389

To J. D. Hooker   [25 January 1864]

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CD’s illness.

The difficulty of getting John Scott to publish his work. Has sent Scott’s paper [on Primulaceae] to Linnean Society. CD is sure it is valuable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Jan 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4397

To J. D. Hooker   [27 January 1864]

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CD continues very ill.

His only work is a little on tendrils and climbers. Asks whether all tendrils are modified leaves or whether some are modified stems.

Last number [Jan 1864?] of Natural History Review is best that has appeared.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 Jan 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4398
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