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From J. D. Hooker   28 January 1868



Wollaston’s situation hopeless; he must go to Boulogne or Jersey to live. A friend will keep his collection and books together.

JDH’s opinion of Wollaston’s Coleoptera Hesperidum [1867].

Cannot read Duke of Argyll.

CD’s view of Asa Gray as foreign member of Royal Society; compares him to Candolle.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 189–190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5807

To Julius von Haast   28 January [1868]


Thanks JvH for J. Stack’s answers [to queries about expression]. Though few, they are the best and clearest he has received. Sends a corrected printed version of queries.

Belatedly thanks JvH for his splendid report on glaciers [missing].

CD lives "in constant state of overwork and fatigue".

Everyone astonished by Dinornis photos.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Date:  28 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (Haast family papers, MS-Papers-0037-051-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5808

From Julius Victor Carus   28 January 1868


Queries concerned with translating vol. 2 of Variation.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5809