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To J. D. Hooker   3 May [1859]

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CD favours occurrence of reversions, although lack of experiments forces one to vague opinions. Reversions oppose only the inheritance not the occurrence of variation. Discusses relation of reversion, direct influence of conditions, and selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 May [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2457

To J. D. Hooker   6 May [1859]

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JDH’s comments on style of Origin MS leave CD confused.

CD advises on how to get Acacia to set seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 May [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2458

To J. D. Hooker   11 May [1859]

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JDH finds style of CD’s MS obscure.

CD wary of JDH’s starting point on variability: it is not inherent, it does not lead necessarily to divergence, and it must be distinguished from inheritance.

Asa Gray has misread CD’s views on pre-glacial migrations and botched the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 May [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2461

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1859]

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Too ill to examine proofs of JDH’s Flora Tasmaniae [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt III].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2463

To J. D. Hooker   [26 May 1859]

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Returning from Moor Park. CD will take up proofs of JDH’s Flora Tasmaniae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 May 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2464
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