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To J. D. Hooker   3 April [1868]


Asks for [John?] Smith’s exact count of seeds of the crossed and self-fertilised Victoria water-lily. Similar question on Euryale seed and seedlings.

JDH’s coming [BAAS] Presidential Address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6086

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  • 1872 ). Bagehot suggested ‘approximate laws’ of progress in human society and compared these to ‘natural selection’ in physical science (see Bagehot 1868 , p.  453). For Hooker’s own view on struggle in human society, see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.   …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 17 [August 1868] ). CD refers to Walter Bagehot’s article ‘The age of conflict’ ( Bagehot 1868 ). It was the second in a series of essays with the collective title ‘Physics and politics’ that appeared in the Fortnightly Review between 1867 and 1872  …

To J. D. Hooker   [8–10 September 1868]


Has written to A. J. Gower.

Sends more copies of Queries about expression.

Pall Mall Gazette article [see 6342] is monstrous to say religion did not attack science. Should scientific men ignore whole subject of religion?

Sends French journal with article on JDH and one (weak) by Agassiz on geographical distribution.

M. J. Berkeley has sent his address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7].

CD differs with JDH on Owen; could hardly bear to shake hands with him.

Wallaces, Blyth, Jenner Weirs are coming to stay on Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8–10 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6357

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 5 September 1868  and nn.  1 and 3. CD’s letter to Abel Anthony James Gower has not been found. CD was gathering material for Expression , which was not published until 1872. …
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