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Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
13 July 1858

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, [none given] to Joseph Dalton Hooker [none given] on 13 July 1858.

Record created:
17 May 2013 by Chillingworth, Nancy


Darwin comments that Hooker's letter to Wallace is perfect and that he has forwarded it to Wallace along with one from himself. Darwin states he had resigned himself to giving up priority regarding evolution by natural selection to Wallace but for influence from Lyell and Hooker.

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LETTER (WCP5298.5842)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Cambridge University Library
Finding number:
MS DAR 114: 242, 242a
Copyright owner:
©William H. Darwin
Image credit:
Reproduced by kind permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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