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To J. D. Hooker   18 [April 1860]

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What a base dog Owen is for praising his own work in reviewing Origin [anonymously].

J. H. Balfour is narrow-minded.

CD cannot understand pollination of Goodenia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2763

To J. D. Hooker   26 April [1860]

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CD intrigued by the pollination mechanism of Leschenaultia formosa.

CD interested in Thomas Bell’s rumour that Owen avows his review.

Curved styles and their relation to pollination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2769

To J. D. Hooker   27 April [1860]

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Sends list of plants with asymmetry in nectar-secreting surfaces and pistils bent in that direction. Shows insect agency so important that structure has changed. Asks for contrary or confirming examples and that request be passed on to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 67 (EH 88206050)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2770

To J. D. Hooker   30 April [1860]

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JDH has settled the Leschenaultia case, but it remains a difficulty to CD.

Goodenia, like bee orchid, seems a case of a structure with an evident function, which is not carried out. Is curvature of styles an incidental result of growth or a pollination adaptation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2776

To J. D. Hooker   13 [April 1860]

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Sends a letter concerning priority [of Patrick Matthew] for JDH to read and post.

Angered at Owen’s review.

Huxley’s Royal Institution lecture ends well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2758
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