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From John Scott to J. D. Hooker   31 October 1872

Summary

Thanks Hooker and Darwin for the money to emigrate to India to work.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (DC Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8587F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Scott, John Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From John Scott to J.  D.  Hooker    31 October 1872 …
  • … not been found; see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 [December 1872]. See Correspondence …
  • … this volume, enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 August 1872 and n.  6. Scott was …

From John Scott   20 January 1865

Summary

Comments on his Primula paper [see 4213].

Describes his situation in Calcutta.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4751

Matches: 15 hits

  • Hooker, 30 August 1864 , and this volume, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 January 1865] ). …
  • Hooker, [10 March 1865] , letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 [March 1865] , and letter from John …
  • Hooker, 13 September [1864] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1864 ). He sent …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 April 1864 ). …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] and [19 September  …
  • … of Darjeeling (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 January 1865] , Cinchona cultivation in …
  • … as an observer to Hooker (see, for example, ibid. , letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 [May  …
  • … to Hooker for comments, and it was eventually returned to Scott (see letter from J.  D.   …
  • … calculations, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [10 March 1865] and n.  6. CD’s letter …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22 February [1864] and n.   …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June 1863 , and Correspondence …
  • … vol.  12, enclosure to letter from J.  D. Hooker, 6 April 1864 ). See also letter from …
  • … Scott at Down (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 April [1864] ). He …
  • Hooker, decided to seek employment in India (see Correspondence vol.  12). He departed for Calcutta on 28 August 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.   …
  • Hooker a summary of the paper’s main points, suggesting that he encourage Daniel Oliver to review it (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.   …

From John Scott to J. D. Hooker   31 October 1872

Summary

Hopes soon to be able to fully repay CD’s expenses for his employment in India.

Grateful to CD and JDH for offering to propose him for membership of the Linnean Society.

Suggests that CD and JDH use his repayment to help others in similar siuations to himself.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 156 folio 1087
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8597F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Scott, John Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From John Scott to J.  D.  Hooker   31 October 1872 …

From John Scott   8 June 1864

Summary

Discusses cost of trip to India and CD’s offer to advance sum. Thanks Hooker for assistance. Would prize a scientific testimonial from CD.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4524

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Scott refers to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] ). …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] …
  • … order to extract a portion for inclusion in the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . …
  • … of 28 May [1864] (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] and n.  2). Scott had …
  • … 21 May [1864] ). See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 [May 1864] . Scott had been offered …
  • … and 26 May [1863], and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [23–7 May 1863] ). The reference is to …
  • … see CD’s annotations to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] . Hooker had been …
  • … a post in India (see letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864 and [4 June 1864]). See …
  • … See also enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 April 1864 . Letter from John Scott, …
  • … John Scott, 9 April 1864 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 April [1864] ). When it became …

From John Scott   21 July 1865

Summary

JS has now taken post of Curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta.

Wishes to vindicate himself of the charge that he pursued his experiments at Edinburgh to the detriment of his work.

Apologises for poor quality of his Verbascum paper, which was written from his notes during the passage to India [J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 36 (1865) pt 2: 145–74].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 109: B120a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4876

Matches: 9 hits

  • Hooker had written to Anderson to ask for assistance in finding employment for Scott (see letter from J.  D.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letters from J.  D.   Hooker, [4 April 1864], and 6 April 1864  …
  • … with some of his calculations. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [10 March 1865] and nn.   …
  • … 4, 6, and 8, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker 16 [March 1865]. Scott’s letter has not been …
  • … Scott’s manuscript (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 [March 1865] ). The letter to Scott …
  • … Correspondence vol.   12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April [1864] and nn.  9 and 10, and …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 and 22 May [1863] and n.   …
  • … 13, and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [31 July 1863] , and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [15 May 1864] and n.  4). CD’s annotations to Scott’s letter …

From John Scott   29 July [1864]

Summary

Asks for additional financial aid for trip to India.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4578

Matches: 4 hits

  • … to seek employment (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864 , letter to John Scott, …
  • … was Henry Taylor (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [29 July 1864] and n.   2). CD had given …
  • … to Thomas Anderson and Arthur Grote (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] ). …
  • … May [1864] and n.  5). In his letter to J.  D.  Hooker of 22 [May 1864], CD wrote that he …

From John Scott   25 September 1872

Summary

Acting as Superintendent of Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta.

Observations on worm-castings in India.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 177: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8534

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker and Acton Smee Ayrton, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 August [ …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 August 1872 , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 October  …
  • … 1, and enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 August 1872 ). King, the superintendent …

From John Scott   10 April 1865

Summary

Comments on CD’s Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31]

and on H. Crüger’s orchid paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

May take position at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Regrets he cannot be elected to Linnean Society.

Pleased Asa Gray has commented on JS’s paper.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4810

Matches: 4 hits

  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [10 March 1865] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 [March  …
  • … Botanic Garden. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [17 February 1865] and n.  14. See letter …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letters from J.  D. Hooker, 5 February 1864, [before 9 February  …
  • D r . Anderson as formerly. And now with many thanks—which I as yet can alone offer—for all your kindness to me. I remain | Sir | Your obliged & obed Serv | J.  Scott. End of letter : ‘Situation good | I am glad to hear that you had work so soon | Climbing Paper | Hookers | …

From John Scott   6 January 1863

Summary

Sends Primula scotica and P. farinosa.

So far cannot fertilise Gongora atropurpurea although it is similar to Acropera luteola.

Experimenting on intergeneric hybrids to test CD’s view that sterility is not a special endowment.

Scott’s personal history.

Acropera capsule grows.

Plans for experiments CD has suggested on Primula, peloric Antirrhinum, and Verbascum.

Asks about Gärtner’s experiments on maize.

Aware of Anderson-Henry’s failures.

Through kindness of J. H. Balfour and James McNab, enjoys facilities for research. JS is in charge of the propagating department. Balfour almost engaged him to be superintendent of the Madras Horticultural Garden.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 81, 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3904

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 [December 1862] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [14  …
  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 18 [December 1861] . Acropera loddigesii …
  • … see also n.   4, above). Scott refers to J.  D.  Hooker 1854a, in which Hooker described …

From John Scott   28 May [1864]

Summary

Discusses the negative testimonial provided him by James McNab.

Sends testimonial from J. H. Balfour.

Would be glad if offered the sort of colonial opportunity Hooker suggests.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 107; Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4513

Matches: 3 hits

  • … see the enclosure to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 April 1864 . Scott began a …
  • … and 26 May [1863], and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [23–7 May 1863] ). On the deterioration …
  • … seek employment in India. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864 . See enclosure. See …

From John Scott   10 June [1864]

Summary

Sends Passiflora paper [see 4485].

Sends seeds of peloric Antirrhinum crossed by normal form and sends results of his experiments [table of crosses].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 51: B22; DAR 177: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4526

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the common oxlip (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] ). Scott and CD often …
  • … including Antirrhinum (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [1 April 1864] and n.  4). CD began …
  • … DAR 51: B18–23). See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [1 April 1864] and n.  4, and letter …

From John Scott   10 June [1864]

Summary

Thanks CD for £25. Discusses preparations for trip to India.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4527

Matches: 2 hits

  • … as the frontispiece to this volume. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . …
  • … by an overland route (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] , and letter from John …

From John Scott   26 May [1863]

Summary

Discusses Darjeeling position. Thanks CD for advice.

Will send orchid paper [see 4087].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4187

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 May [1863] , and letter to John …

From John Scott   [3 June 1863]

Summary

Thanks CD for influence used with Hooker to obtain a colonial position. Has offended J. H. Balfour by refusing the Darjeeling post and James McNab has become unfriendly, although his experiments do not detract from his garden work.

Will write Primula paper for Linnean Society as CD suggests.

His Darwinism is unpalatable at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

Describes results with non-dimorphic Primula species. Such cases do not accord with CD’s view that characters are slowly acquired.

Thanks for criticism of his writing style.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4202

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 31 May [1863] , and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 [June 1863] ; the Wednesday between …
  • … missing portion of the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [23–7 May 1863] , with his letter to …
  • … John Scott, 22 May 1863 , letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [23–7 May 1863] , and letter to John …

From John Scott   5 May [1864]

Summary

Encloses MS of his paper ["On individual sterility of Oncidium", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 162–7].

His next will be on Passiflora, Disemma, and Tacsonia [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 197–206].

When he receives proofs of his Primula paper he will add CD’s case about equal-styled cowslip.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4485

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in a missing letter (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 April [1864] ). For CD’s work on the …
  • … 1864] and n.  11, and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 September [1864] . In Scott 1864a, …

From John Scott   28 March 1864

Summary

Surprised at CD’s account of Bryanthus.

H. Crüger’s approach to Gongora fertilisation is beset with difficulties.

Reports his work on self-sterility of Oncidium.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4438

Matches: 3 hits

  • … observations on Vanilla , see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26[–7] March [1864] and n.  9. …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 18 [November 1862] . CD reported Scott’ …
  • … John Scott, 10 March 1864 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26[–7] March [1864] and n.  11). …

From John Scott   20 June [1864]

Summary

Preparations for trip to India. Thanks for testimonial.

Surprised by the self-fertility of CD’s peloric Antirrhinum.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4541

Matches: 1 hit

  • … agent, Henry Taylor (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [11 June 1864] and n.  8). See letter …

From John Scott   2 August 1864

Summary

Thanks CD for loan of £10.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4582

Matches: 1 hit

  • … visited Down later in August (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [16 August 1864] , n.  2). …

From John Scott   19 March 1864

Summary

On fertilisation of Gongora.

His work on peloric Antirrhinum, Passiflora, and Verbascum, done at CD’s suggestion, is at CD’s disposal.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4432

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker to take notice of Scott 1864a (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22  …

From John Scott   22 May 1863

Summary

J. H. Balfour has arranged a position for him at a Cinchona nursery. Reluctant to take this position in part because of his experiments for CD.

Asks CD’s advice and solicits his aid in finding a better colonial position. James McNab mistreats him.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4177

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darjeeling, India, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [23–7 May 1863] , nn.  3 and 5. In  …
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