Darwin-L Message Log 5:66 (January 1994)

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<5:66>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Wed Jan 12 18:07:13 1994

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 1994 19:13:03 -0500 (EST)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: January 12 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro


1778: WILLIAM HERBERT is born at Highclere, Hampshire, England.  A junior
member of an aristocratic family, Herbert will study at Eton and Oxford, and
then take a seat in the House of Commons.  Leaving politics for the ministry
in 1814, Herbert will move to the parish of Spofforth in Yorkshire, where he
will remain for the rest of his life.  An interest in botany will lead Herbert
to become a skilled horticulturalist, and his extensive studies of plant
hybrids will form the basis of part of Darwin's discussion of hybridism
and sterility in the _Origin of Species_ (1859).

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