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From Joseph Dalton Hooker   [c. April 1851]

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Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382

From J. D. Hooker   [late August – early September 1851]

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James Wilson reports case of salmon hybrids.

Herrings inhabit freshwater lake in Scotland during winter.

JDH will edit juror reports for the Great Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Aug – early Sept 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1440

From J. D. Hooker   [November 1851]

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Flora of New Zealand.

Reconsidering variability of insular species.

Becoming convinced of the probability that the southern flora is a fragmentary one – all that remains of a great southern continent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 82–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1460
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