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To J. D. Hooker   2 July [1859]

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Returns JDH’s proofs. He is so involved in Origin he cannot judge force of JDH’s arguments. Some detailed comments.

Haldeman’s old paper [see 2470] clever, but does not have natural selection. Explaining adaptation has always seemed turning point of theory of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2475

To J. D. Hooker   28 [July 1859]

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CD wants JDH to make clear in introduction to Flora Tasmaniae that remarks on CD’s theory refer to his 1858 paper ["On the tendency of species to form varieties", Collected papers 2: 3–19].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [July 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2478
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