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From W. E. Darwin   19 November 1867

Summary

Suggests his father lend him the money to pay WED’s succession duty and thereby secure a discount.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682F

From J. D. Hooker   19 November 1867

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Will not be inclined to challenge Pangenesis.

Admits CD’s victory over JDH’s continental hypothesis (but will not give up Greenland).

Relation of variation to circumstances is shown by discovery of endemic St Helena umbellifer having same palm-like habit as an endemic Madeiran species.

Has completed Boott’s Carices [Illustrations of the genus Carex, pt 4 (1867)],

is printing W. H. Harvey’s work [Genera of South African plants, 2d ed. (1868)],

and is revising English edition of Alphonse de Candolle’s Laws of botanical nomenclature [trans. H. A. Weddell (1868)].

Arrangements at Kew. Gardener [John Smith] is very ill; Oliver reigns supreme in the Herbarium.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 182–4, DAR 47: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5683
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