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To J. D. Hooker   [8 February 1864]

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Compares Clematis and Tropaeolum with respect to touch response. Tropaeolum shows a momentary response and quick recovery. Clematis takes hours to respond, and shows no recovery.

CD can show the gradations between leaves and tendrils, but how a branch passes into a tendril utterly puzzles him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4403

To J. D. Hooker   [20–]22 February [1864]

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Does not know Scott’s qualifications to be curator at Kew.

Frankland’s theory of glaciers is absurd.

Has JDH heard claim that plants in Northern and Southern Hemispheres turn in opposite directions?

Are there plant families with no twining and climbing plants?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20–]22 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 221a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4412

To J. D. Hooker   24 [February 1864]

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Asks for a Smilax to study movement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 [Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4414
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