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@Hooker (13 April 1860)

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Darwin to J. D. Hooker, 13 April 1860. Letter 2758: Darwin Correspondence Project
Darwin starts by asking Hooker to vet his reply to Matthew for the Gardeners’ Chronicle:

Questions of priority so often lead to odious quarrels, that I shd. esteem it a great favour if you would read enclosed. If you think it proper that I shd. send it (& of this there can hardly be question) & if you think it full & ample enough, please alter date to day on which you post it & let that be soon.– The case in G. Chronicle seems a little stronger than in Mr. Matthews book, for the passages are therein scattered in 3 places. But it would be mere hair-splitting to notice that.– If you object to my letter please return it; but I do not expect that you will, but I thought that you would not object to run your eye over it.– My dear Hooker it is a great thing for me to have so good, true, & old a friend as you. I owe much to science for my friends.–

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