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To J. D. Hooker   7 August [1869]

Summary

Replies to JDH on Hallett; doubts that already improved varieties do not vary in other respects.

The North British Review article [see 6841] is worth reading "scientifically"; it made CD feel small.

Awaits JDH’s decision on affinities of Drosophyllum and Drosera.

Is curious to see proportion of males to females in recent census in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 144–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6855

Matches: 31 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   7 August [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 144–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Aug [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 . CD refers to Frederic F.  Hallett. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 and n.  2. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  1. CD refers to George …
  • … No. 896 (28 December): 1198–9. Campbell, Archibald. 1869. Notes on the mode of capture …
  • … of elephants in Assam. [Read 25 February 1869. ] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of …
  • … Tait’s anonymous article in the North British Review ( [Tait] 1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 ; see also letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  7. Tait suggested that a ‘spirit of quibbling’ was …
  • … s arguments on the age of the earth ( [Tait] 1869 , p.  426). According to Tait, John …
  • … and Pierre Simon, marquis de Laplace ( [Tait] 1869 , pp.  414–15). Huxley had argued that …
  • … to John Ferguson McLennan and [McLennan] 1869 ( Wellesley index ). CD refers to Edward …
  • … Sabine. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  9. Letter from …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 . ‘Splenditious’ is an invented Darwin family word (see …
  • … 3). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  10. CD refers to George Howard …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  13. CD evidently forwarded a portion …
  • … the missing part of the letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 (see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 , and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 8 September [1869] ). CD refers to Hooker’s article ‘The monstrous Begonia …
  • … in 1867, and one on the census of Oudh in 1869 ( A classified list, in alphabetical order, …
  • … was established at a public meeting at the Royal Institution on 21 June 1869 ( The Times , …
  • … 22 June 1869, p.  5). See also Correspondence vol.  16, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …
  • … Murray. 1871. [McLennan, John Ferguson. ] 1869. The early history of man. North British …
  • … seed of a monstrous begonia with his letter of 14 March 1869  or later; see also letter …
  • … to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and nn.  5 and 7. In a …
  • … Zoological Society of London ( A.  Campbell 1869 ), Archibald Campbell stated that twin …
  • … birth to twins; see letter from Ponderer to the Athenæum , [before 5 June 1869] and n.  2. …
  • … See also letter to the Athenæum , 7 [July] 1869. CD quoted a sentence on …
  • … polygamy in elephants from A.  Campbell 1869  in Descent 1: 267. …
  • … See letter to Walter Elliot, 3 August [1869] and n.  3. A report on the census …

To J. D. Hooker   13 November [1869]

Summary

Congratulates JDH on his becoming a C.B.

Hard at work on sexual selection – weary of everlasting males and females, cocks and hens.

Has read J. H. Stirling vs Huxley on protoplasm [As regards protoplasm (1869)]

and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts in modern civilisation.

Bentham’s Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [see 6793] is worth its weight in gold in making converts. C. J. F. Bunbury is impressed by it.

Likes JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [Paléontologie végétale, in Nature 1 (1869): 48].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6985

Matches: 21 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   13 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 156–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Philipp Schimper’s Traité de paléontologie végétale ( Schimper 1869–74 ) in Nature ( J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker 1869 ). …
  • … JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [ Paléontologie végétale , in Nature 1 (1869): 48]. …
  • … John Murray. 1871. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1869. Vegetable palæontology. Nature 1: 48–50. …
  • … Baillière et fils. Stirling, James Hutchison. 1869. As regards protoplasm, in relation to …
  • … Blackwood and sons. Tylor, Edward Burnett. 1869. On the survival of savage thought in …
  • … on protoplasm [ As regards protoplasm (1869)] and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Hooker had been appointed a …
  • … Companion of the Order of the Bath on 6 November 1869 ( London Gazette , …
  • … 9 November 1869, The Times , …
  • … 10 November 1869, p.  6). CD’s relative has not been identified. A Knight Commander, or …
  • … Bentham 1869b, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 June [1869] , and the letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 . CD evidently saw Charles Lyell while in London (see n.  4, …
  • … Spink & Son. Schimper, Wilhelm Philipp. 1869–74. Traité de paléontologie végétale: ou, la …
  • … sexual selection for Descent since 4 August 1869 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  17, …
  • … On the physical basis of life ( Stirling 1869 ), which included a critique of T.  H.   …
  • … Huxley 1869a (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 11 November [1869] ). The reference …
  • … is to Edward Burnett Tylor, and Tylor 1869 . Hooker became a fellow of the Royal Society ( …
  • … s anniversary address given on 24 May 1869 to the Linnean Society of London (Bentham  …

To J. D. Hooker   24 July [1869]

Summary

An article in North British Review by mathematician against Hooker and Huxley and for William Thomson [P. G. Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world will be found older than reviewer makes it.

Article on "Design" [by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76].

Has JDH studied Drosophyllum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 140–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6841

Matches: 23 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 July [1869] …
  • … letter from J.   D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  6. …
  • … DAR 94: 140–2 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 24 July [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world …
  • … by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76]. Has JDH studied Drosophyllum ? …
  • … Bibliography Dallas, William Sweetland, trans. 1869. Facts and arguments for Darwin. By …
  • … Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141– 59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] [ …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869 . CD …
  • … arrived home from Wales on 31 July 1869 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). George Howard …
  • … Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin ( Dallas, trans.  1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] . The reference is to William Colenso. See …
  • … of the unsigned article ‘The argument of design’, which appeared in the July 1869 issue of …
  • … Quarterly Review ( [Mozley] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), was James Bowling Mozley. CD had …
  • … letter to W.  C.  Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). CD refers to William Henslow Hooker. See …
  • … Mozley, James Bowling. ] 1869. The argument of design. Quarterly Review 127: 134–76. …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  8. Thomas Henry Huxley had written an …
  • … the philosophy of Auguste Comte (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] and n.  4). …
  • … a review article, ‘Geologic time’ ( [Tait] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), written by Peter …
  • … considered in Tait’s essay (see [Tait] 1869 , pp.  413–14). Tait discussed several of …
  • … Thomson’s and Tait’s varying estimates of the age of the earth, see [Tait] 1869 , p.  432. …
  • … In [Tait] 1869 , p.  429, Tait had quoted CD’s conjecture, based on his estimate of time …

To J. D. Hooker   19 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to know about C.B.

Thinks better of Nature than JDH does.

Likes Academy.

Is reading Anton Kerner on Tubocytisus [in Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)].

The genealogical tree reveals the very steps of the formation of the species.

Mlle Royer has brought out a third edition of her translation of the Origin without informing CD, so corrections to fourth and fifth English editions are lost. Has arranged for a new translator of the fifth English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 159–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6997

Matches: 17 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   19 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 159–61 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of London in his letter of 14 November 1869 . CD refers to William Henslow Hooker; see …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …
  • … Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)]. The genealogical tree reveals the …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Roderick Impey Murchison had recently recommended Hooker …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . For more on Hooker’s and CD’s use of ‘ …
  • … the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [22 January 1869] and n.  8. For Hooker’s opinion of the new …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Thomas Henry Huxley translated an essay …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  15). The essay was in fact by Johann …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  14. CD refers to Anton Kerner von …
  • … Tubocytisus D.  C. (Kerner von Marilaun 1869). The map and the genealogical tree are at …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. For CD’s work on her second …
  • … Ferdinand Reinwald of Paris on 10 November 1869; the letter has not been found. Reinwald …
  • … trans.  1873) in his letter of 13 November 1869 . Hooker had mentioned Charles Lyell as a …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. Variation was translated by …

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

Summary

F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 September [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 151–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  15, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 . The reference is to Henrietta Emma Darwin. The postscript is …
  • … at Exeter was charming [ Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador. Has …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . The third ‘very’ is underlined three times. CD refers …
  • … See letter from William Bowman, 3 September [1869] . CD refers to Friedrich Anton Wilhelm …
  • … Miquel. See letter from J.  D.   Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . Hooker’s resignation speech preceded the address of the new …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Exeter in 1869 , p.  lxxxvii). A …
  • … from Hooker’s speech was published in The Times , 20 August 1869, p.  7. See letter to …

To J. D. Hooker   24 November [1869]

Summary

Sends title of Kerner’s book [see 6997] and comments that AK does not give the one parent form of the genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7006

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 162–3 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Abhangigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima & Boden: 1869 Innsbruck. — If you like I could lend it …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 November 1869 . Hooker had enclosed a letter …
  • … Mary Elizabeth Lyell with his letter of 21 November 1869 . The letter has not been found. …
  • … For CD’s earlier comments on Kerner von Marilaun 1869, see the letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 19 November [1869] . A.  Kerner: Anton Kerner von Marilaun. …
  • … comment on Kerner von Marilaun’s plant genealogy, see his letter of 21 November 1869 . See …
  • … letter from George Bentham, 23 November 1869 . Hooker’s most …
  • … recent extant letter is that of 21 November 1869. CD may be referring to writing ‘C.B. ’ …
  • … the envelope; in his letter of 21 November 1869 , Hooker had written: ‘Pray do not C.B.   …
  • … more on Hooker’s newly acquired CB, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …

To J. D. Hooker   14 August [1869]

Summary

Faraday memorial is an exception.

George [Darwin] has convinced CD that North British Review article is by P. G. Tait [see 6841].

Surprised that leaves of Drosophyllum are always rolled backwards at their tips, but did not know it was unique character.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 149-50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6863

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   14 August [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 149-50 Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Aug [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Thomson and Tait 1867). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  10. …
  • … of this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  11. CD refers to William Henslow Hooker. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  7. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.   Hooker, 13 August 1869  and nn.  5 and 6. CD refers to the memorial for …
  • … Michael Faraday. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and nn.  15 and 16. See …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  4. …
  • … in the North British Review ( [Tait] 1869 ) to Peter Guthrie Tait; Tait and William …

To J. D. Hooker   [22 January 1869]

Summary

No paradox that unimportant characters are important systematically. This view removes heavy burden from CD’s shoulders. Relief that JDH does not object.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 114—15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6568

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [22 January 1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 114—15 Charles Robert Darwin Down [22 Jan 1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869  and n.  8. Scientific Opinion was a weekly …
  • … the English Mechanic and Mirror of Science ( North 1989 , 6: 4271). Somerville 1869 . See …
  • … letter to Mary Somerville, 21 January [1869] . …
  • … Waterloo Academic Press. Somerville, Mary. 1869. On molecular and microscopic science. 2 …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13) and 7 August [1869]). Henrietta Emma Darwin used a variant, ‘ …
  • … of dicotyledons, see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869 . See letters from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869  and n.   …
  • … 6, and 18 January 1869 . Hooker had suggested the grafting experiment to determine whether …
  • … branch. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869  and n.  11. Charles Pritchard. …

To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1869]

Summary

Interested in Barkly’s letter about Mauritius. Doubts non-volcanic origin. Urges collection of all forms of terrestrial life to determine whether they are of a former continent or "waifs and strays". He leans to latter view, as snakes and reptiles are different.

Huxley’s address wonderfully "brilliant", but it is a mistake to separate evolutionists from uniformitarians.

Bentham has come out "splendidly" on descent of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6688

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 121–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Mar [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869 . Hooker had enclosed letters from Henry …
  • … Henry with his letter to Emma Darwin of 29 March 1869. See the letter from Barkly to …
  • … Hooker enclosed in Hooker’s letter to Emma Darwin of 29 March 1869. See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869  and n.  1. CD refers …
  • … CD refers to the report in Gardeners’ Chronicle , 27 March 1869, pp.  336–7, …
  • … of the Linnean Society meeting of 4 March 1869 at which George Bentham read a paper, ‘ …
  • … address to the Geological Society of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c). …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] . See letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] and n.  3. Henrietta Emma Darwin had been ill for a …
  • … couple of weeks (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 March [1869] and n.  4). …

To J. D. Hooker   16 January [1869]

Summary

Finds JDH’s comments of utmost value. Answers some questions, and asks new ones. Transmission of variations. Relation of uniformity of structure to natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6557

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   16 January [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 112–13 Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Jan [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869 . CD refers to the letters from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 [January] 1869  and …
  • … 15 January 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869  and nn.  1 and 2. See …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 [January] 1869  and n.  2. CD refers to Jean-Pierre-Etienne …
  • … family Rutaceae). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869  and n.  6. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869  and n.  5. CD refers to John Scott. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869 . The notes CD refers to have not been …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 [January] 1869  and n.  4. The fourth edition of Origin was …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Origin : On the origin of species by means …

To J. D. Hooker   8 March [1869]

Summary

Transmits letter [from Fritz Müller].

Has been asked to permit a French translation of Orchids and Journal of researches.

At work on sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 116-17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6647

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   8 March [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 116-17 Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Mar [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … researches into French (see letter from C.  P.  Haussoullier, 31 January 1869 and n.  1). …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869 . CD evidently …
  • … the letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869 . CD refers to Müller’s experiments with …
  • … very ill from 23 February until 9 March 1869. The French translation of Orchids by Louis …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … in the form of footnotes ending ‘C.  D. , mai 1869’. CD published an English version of …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History in July 1869 ( ‘Fertilization of orchids’ ). Much of this …

To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1869]

Summary

The house at Barmouth.

His poor health.

Bentham’s interesting Linnean Society Address ["On geographical biology", Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1869): lxv–c].

CD particularly wishes to know how botanists agreed with zoologists on distribution.

Still thinks isolation more important in preserving old forms than Bentham is inclined to believe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 134–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6793

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   22 June [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 134–6 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 22 June [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … On geographical biology", Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1869): lxv–c]. CD particularly wishes to …
  • … vol.  6). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [before 7 May 1869] . Frances Harriet Hooker. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 June 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 6 June 1869 . On Joseph Dalton Hooker’s election as a president of …
  • … Exhibition, see the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 29 May 1869, pp.  582 and 586. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 June 1869 . Hooker had been an avid collector of Wedgwood ware (see …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 June 1869 ; CD refers to Nils Johan Andersson. CD had …

To J. D. Hooker   17 March [1869]

Summary

Envies JDH’s Russian trip.

Thanks for information on Aucuba. Urges him to experiment – case "has highest physiological importance, not to mention Pangenesis".

Has heard that Huxley has been attacking views of Sir W. Thomson.

Has received 12 plants of Drosophyllum lusitanicum from Oporto.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 118–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6666

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   17 March [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 118–20 Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Mar [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 11 March 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 11 March 1869  and n.  4. CD refers to Henrietta Emma Darwin. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 March [1869] and n.  4. See letter …
  • … Byblis’. See letter from W.  C.  Tait, 2 March 1869 . CD alludes to Thomas Henry Huxley’ …
  • … the Geological Society of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c), in which he …
  • … from J.  D.   Hooker, 11 March 1869 . CD was interested in the direct action of the male …
  • … letter to W.  C.  Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869  and n.  2. The Portuguese city of Oporto is …

To J. D. Hooker   11 October 1869

Summary

Is glad that JDH is willing to try Candolle’s experiment [see 6915]. Encloses all the seeds except a few taken from the Moscow and Palermo packets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (catalogue 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6932

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   11 October 1869
  • … dealer) (catalogue 123) Charles Robert Darwin unstated 11 Oct 1869 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … October 11, 1869 I am very glad that you are willing to try DeCandolle’s experiment which …
  • … See letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 28 September 1869  and n.  4, …
  • … letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 11 October 1869 . The original letter is complete and is …

To J. D. Hooker   8 July [1869]

Summary

Simeon Habel of New York has returned from Galapagos. CD has asked him to send any plants to JDH.

Reading Nägeli convinces him that it is all-important to learn all about polymorphic or protean genera for the "Laws of Variability".

New Zealand genera are interesting and have perplexed him for years.

Has read paper on snakes. Thinks it is not fascination but fear that makes the victim fall into snake’s power.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 137–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6822

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   8 July [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 137–9 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 8 July [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  9). CD refers to Journal of the …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 . CD refers to Mary Charlotte Lloyd and Frances Power Cobbe. …
  • … 29, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 January 1869 and n.  1). CD evidently hoped that the …
  • … features. CD returned to Down on 31 July 1869 (‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  17, …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 and n.  5. The paper on snakes was written by …
  • … Simon Habel to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 June [1869], Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 204, f.   …

To J. D. Hooker   [before 7 May 1869]

Summary

Asks whether in Slavonic races the hair of the beard and head are different colours.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 7 May 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6731

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [before 7 May 1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 133 Charles Robert Darwin Down [before 7 May 1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 , and by the date of Hooker’ …
  • … s departure for Russia, 7 May 1869 (see L.  Huxley ed.  1918, 2: 85; see …
  • … also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 11 March 1869  and n.  4). …

To J. D. Hooker   2 October [1869]

Summary

Sends letter from Candolle [6915] proposing an experiment with seeds that seems excellent. CD has little time and strength but will do his best. If the staff at Kew could do it, it would be wisest to hand the whole lot over to JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6923

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   2 October [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 155 Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Oct [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter and the letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 11 October 1869 . CD evidently enclosed …
  • … from Alphonse de Candolle, 28 September 1869 . A copy of Candolle’s letter along with …

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1844 – March 1882]

Summary

Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [Jan 1844 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 & 28 May 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816A

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  • … 22 July 1868 22 Aug 1868 22 Sept 1868 22 Oct 1868 22 Nov 1868 22 Dec 1868 22 Jan 1869 22 …
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  • … Dec 1869 22 Jan 1870 22 Feb 1870 22 Mar 1870 22 Apr 1870 22 May 1870 22 June 1870 22 July …

To J. D. Hooker   18 [September 1869]

Summary

Asks JDH to consult colleagues learned in physiology for answer to query: when a large piece of bark is removed from a tree, does the bark ever regrow in isolated points [separate] from the growing margin of the surrounding bark? Query bears on Pangenesis and on power of repair in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Sept 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 153–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6896

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   18 [September 1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 153–4 Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 [Sept 1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1869 . CD discussed the regrowth of …
  • … to Scientific Opinion , [before 20 October 1869], drawing an analogy with the regrowth of …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   13 January 1869

Summary

Sends MS of 13 pages in answer to Nägeli, for new edition of Origin [5th ed., p. 151].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 94: 110–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6550

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Joseph Dalton Hooker   13 January 1869
  • … DAR 94: 110–11 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Jan 1869 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. …
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Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

Summary

At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

Matches: 27 hits

  • … At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition …
  • … that is something’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [22 January 1869] ). Much of the remainder of …
  • … to be the case’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 January 1869 ). Hooker went straight to a crucial …
  • … probable’ (see also letter to A. R. Wallace, 22 January [1869] , and letter from A. R. Wallace, …
  • … in distribution’ ( letter to James Croll, 31 January [1869] ). Darwin had argued ( Origin , pp. …
  • … formation’ ( letter to James Croll,  31 January [1869] ). Croll could not supply Darwin with an …
  • … have got that yet’ ( letter from James Croll, 4 February 1869 ).  Darwin did not directly …
  • … towards [Thomson]’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 19 March [1869] ). Towards Descent …
  • … ‘everlasting old Origin’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] ), he was able to return to work on  …
  • … ( letter from Robert Elliot to George Cupples, 21 June 1869 ).  Details on mating behaviour …
  • … in the garden ( letter from Frederick Smith, 8 October 1869 ). Albert Günther, assistant in the …
  • … varieties ( letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 25 February [1869] ). The data contined to …
  • … cocks & hens.—’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 November [1869] ). Yet completion of the work was …
  • … for  Descent . Researching emotion In 1869, Darwin still expected that  Descent …
  • … hatred—’ ( from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May [1869] ). James Crichton-Browne and …
  • … ( enclosure to letter from Henry Maudsley, 20 May 1869 ). Darwin had often complained of the …
  • … in regard to Man’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ).  More remarkable still were Wallace …
  • … seem to you like some mental hallucination’ ( 18 April 1869 ). Since his marriage to Annie …
  • …  (Wallace 1869a; letter to A. R. Wallace, 22 March [1869] ), and scolded him for again being too …
  • … demands justice’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ). Proceeding on all fronts …
  • … South American cordillera ( letter to Charles Lyell, 20 May 1869 ), and fossil discoveries in …
  • … investigated in depth ( letter from C. F. Claus, 6 February 1869 ). In a letter to the  Gardeners …
  • … of the soil ( letter to  Gardeners’ Chronicle , 9 May [1869] ). In March, Darwin received …
  • … in the early 1860s ( letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). This research contributed to  …
  • … editions ( see letter from Victor Masson, 29 September 1869 ). The work had been undertaken, like …
  • … Animals”’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 November [1869] ). Angered by these proceedings, Darwin …
  • … of Fritz Müller’s  Für Darwin  (Dallas trans. 1869). The book, an explication of Darwinian …

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

Matches: 11 hits

  • … Crichton-Browne, James 20 May 1869 32 Queen Anne St. …
  • … Crichton-Browne, James 19 May 1869 West Riding …
  • … Gray, Asa 9 May [1869] [Alexandria, Egypt] …
  • … Gray, Jane 9 May [1869] [Alexandria, Egypt] …
  • … Gray, Asa 8 & 9 May 1869 Florence, Italy (about …
  • … King, P.G. 25 Feb 1869 Sydney, Australia …
  • … Maudsley, Henry 20 May 1869 32 Queen Anne St. …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 17 Jan 1869 Sierra Leone, Africa …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 28 June [1869] Sierra Leone, …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 26 Dec 1869 Sierra Leone, Africa …
  • … Scott, John 2 July 1869 Royal Botanic Gardens, …

Women’s scientific participation

Summary

Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 6736 - Gray, A. & J. L to Darwin, [8 & 9 May 1869] Jane Loring Gray, …
  • … Williams , M. S. to Darwin, H. E., [after 14 October 1869] Darwin’s niece, Margaret, …
  • … Letter 6815 - Scott, J. to Darwin, [2 July 1869] John Scott responds to Darwin’s …
  • …  - Darwin to  Gunther, A. C. L. G., [21 September 1869] Darwin asks Gunther for “a great …

Jane Gray

Summary

Jane Loring Gray, the daughter of a Boston lawyer, married the Harvard botanist Asa Gray in 1848 and evidence suggests that she took an active interest in the scientific pursuits of her husband and his friends. Although she is only known to have…

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  • … (letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 ) Darwin cited Gray’s …
  • … their year long trip to Europe and North Africa in 1868 to 1869, the Grays visited Charles and Emma …
  • … 1868, and visiting again on their return journey in August 1869. Although they never met again, the …

Rewriting Origin - the later editions

Summary

For such an iconic work, the text of Origin was far from static. It was a living thing that Darwin continued to shape for the rest of his life, refining his ‘one long argument’ through a further five English editions.  Many of his changes were made in…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … standard of science’ ( to Charles Layton, 24 November [1869] ). From the 3 rd edition on …
  • … published, 1866 5 th English edition published, 1869 6 th English edition …
  • … on the fifth edition from Boxing Day 1868 until February 1869.  Among the changes were stories about …

Women as a scientific audience

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Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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  • … Letter 6551 - Becker, L. E . to Darwin, [13 January 1869] Becker tells Darwin that …
  • … Letter 6976 - Darwin to Blackwell, A. L. B., [8 November, 1869] Darwin writes to feminist …
  • … Letter 6551 - Becker, L. E . to Darwin, [13 January 1869] Suffragist and …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … work on human expression. Donders visited Darwin in 1869 , and a year later Darwin consoled him …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … comprised two halves kept at different temperatures, and in 1869 Darwin told the botanist William …
  • … temperatures’ (letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March [1869] ,  Calendar  no. 6661). …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

Summary

The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … vol. 17, letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ). His views were presented more fully in a …
  • … comparative anatomist through his work on primates. In July 1869, Mivart published the first of a …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 6976 - Darwin to Blackwell, A. B., [8 November 1869] Darwin thanks Antoinette …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … " Letter 6728 : from Charles Lyell, 5 May 1869 "I feel that …
  • … Letter 6866 : From Federico Delpino, 22 August 1869 "Perhaps because of intellectual …

John Beddoe

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In 1869, when gathering data on sexual selection in humans, Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with John Beddoe, a doctor in Bristol. He was looking for evidence that racial differences that appear to have no benefit in terms of survival - and…

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  • … In 1869 Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with a John Beddoe, a doctor in …

Suggested reading

Summary

  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … A. L. B.,  Studies in general science , (New York, 1869). Buckley, A.,  The fairy-land …
  • … M.,  On molecular and microscopic science ,  (London, 1869). Treat, M., ‘ Is the valve …

Alfred Russel Wallace

Summary

Wallace was a leading Victorian naturalist, with wide-ranging interests from biogeography and evolutionary theory to spiritualism and politics. He was born in 1823 in Usk, a small town in south-east Wales, and attended a grammar school in Hertford. At the…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … himself an injustice & never demands justice” (14 April 1869). But Wallace continued, both …
  • … about the application of natural selection to ‘man’ in 1869, and looked instead to a ‘higher …
  • … investigation (see letter from A. R. Wallace, 18 April [1869]). Wallace’s views on man were also …
  • … the “great General” (letter to Charles Kingsley, 7 May 1869). In later years when Darwin reflected …

Francis Galton

Summary

Galton was a naturalist, statistician, and evolutionary theorist. He was a second cousin of Darwin’s, having descended from his grandfather, Erasmus. Born in Birmingham in 1822, Galton studied medicine at King’s College, London, and also read mathematics…

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  • … was later expanded into the book, Hereditary Genius (1869), which contained an entry on the …

6430_10256

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From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hookerf1   25 October 1868Lund (Suède)25 Okt. 1868.Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les…

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  • … and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In Lubbock 1869, pp. 59–73, John Lubbock disagreed with …
  • … and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In Lubbock 1869, pp. 59–73, John Lubbock disagreed with …

About the project

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On this site you can read and search the full texts of more than 7,500 of Charles Darwin’s letters, and find information on 7,500 more. Available here are complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are…

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  • … all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are being added all the time. …

John Lubbock

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John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down House, Down, Kent; the total of one hundred and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that the two men lived…

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  • … John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down …

Family life

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From the long letters exchanged with his sisters during the Beagle voyage, through correspondence about his marriage to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, the births—and deaths—of their children, to the  contributions of his sons and daughters  to his scientific…

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  • … From the long letters exchanged with his sisters during the  Beagle  voyage, through …

Interview with John Hedley Brooke

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John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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  • … in spiritualism. He first writes to Darwin about this in 1869, and this is exactly the same time …
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