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To J. D. Hooker   8 [November 1855]



Very impressed by Candolle’s book [Géographie botanique raisonnée (1855)]. Wants to recalculate his results.

CD’s pigeon fancy is getting on.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [Nov 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1774

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  • J.  D. Hooker and Thomson 1855) was originally planned to be a multi-volume work but was suspended after the publication of the first volume. In 1870, encouraged by the India Council, Hooker resumed work on the flora. The result was a seven-volume Flora of British India (1872– …

To J. D. Hooker   5 July [1871]


Lady Lyell’s anxiety over Lyell’s health.

Preparing new edition of Origin.

Asks whether anything was observed [in Morocco] on expressions.

Did JDH notice whether pollen-masses in Ophrys apifera in N. Africa fall on the stigma, as in England?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 July [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 197–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7850

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  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 3 July 1871 . The sixth edition of Origin was published in 1872; on …
  • … June 1872. CD refers to his work on Expression ; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 28 March [ …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [October 1862]



Masdevallia turns out to be nothing wonderful, "I was merely stupid about it."

Asks for plants for experiments.

Hedysarum and Oxalis sensitiva seeds.

Asks whether Oliver knows of experiments on absorption of poisons by roots.

CD finds he cannot publish this year on Lythrum salicaria; he must make 126 additional crosses!

Asks for odd variations of common potato; he wants to grow a few plants of every variety.

Variation is crawling.

Has had some bad attacks lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3784

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 11 June [1862] and 6 October [1862] ). CD did not again work extensively on Drosera rotundifolia until 1872 ( …

To John Scott   12 August 1872


Acknowledges a box of worm-casts from India and a bottle of worms in spirits. There is no memorandum.

His book on expression is finished and includes valuable information from JS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  12 Aug 1872
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8465F

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  • 1872 , and letter to John Scott, 15 April [1872] ). The box had been forwarded from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ( letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

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. …

To John Scott   11 December [1862]



Criticises style of JS’s fern paper [Edinburgh New Philos. J. 2d ser. 16 (1862): 209–27].

JS’s remark on "the two sexes counteracting variability in the product of the one" is new to CD.

Does the female [fern?] plant always produce female by parthenogenesis?

They seem to work on same subjects; CD has much material on Drosera.

Does not understand JS’s objections to natural selection.

Offers to suggest experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  11 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B37, B49–52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3853

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  • 1872 ( LL 3: 322); his findings were published in 1875 as Insectivorous plants. See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From W. D. Fox   29 November [1877]



Congratulates W. E. Darwin, who is about to be married,

and CD for the LL.D. conferred upon him by Cambridge.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11261

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  • … 29 February 1872] and n. 4, Correspondence vol. 22, letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 November [ …

To Asa Gray   15 April [1867]


Thanks AG for his trouble about expression queries; wishes he had thought earlier of having them printed.

Is "plodding on" correcting Variation

and getting "a little amusement" from plant experiments. Oxalis is trimorphic like Lythrum.

Is continuing his experiments on seedling vigour.

Has heard hybrid potatoes can be produced by joining halves of different tubers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5442

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  • … published in 1872. CD refers to Joseph Dalton Hooker ; see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …

From A. R. Wallace   11 March [1867]



ARW responds to CD’s list of queries about expression. Suggests acquiring informants through publishing the queries in newspapers. His doubts about their importance.

Has submitted caterpillar question to Entomological Society.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B24, B45; DAR 82: A22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5437

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  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] and n.  16). Expression was published in 1872, a year …

From Asa Gray   6 October 1872



Discusses the coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

AG’s recent tour of the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8545

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  • … to Asa Gray, 8 July [1872] . See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 October [1872] and n.   …

To George Harris   4 October [1872]


Thanks GH for his Theory of the ants [1869] and offers to supply any zoological information that he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Harris
Date:  4 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  University of California Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division (Ms. 10, Letters concerning George Harris’s A Philosophical Treatise on the Nature and Constitution of Man)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8541

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  • 1872 ( Freeman 1977 ). CD stayed at Miss Ann Woodington’s , the Common, Sevenoaks, from 5 to 26 October 1872 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II) and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To A. R. Wallace   28 August [1872]


Detailed response to reading of Bastian’s Beginnings of life [1872]. On the whole, it seems probable to CD that spontaneous generation is true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  28 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8488

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  • 1872 , 1: vii). For CD’s earlier reservations about Bastian’s experiments, see Correspondence vol.  18, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 8 July [1870] ). Bastian claimed that simpler, more generalised forms of life could generate more complex forms rapidly through ‘heterogenesis’ at any point in time ( H.  C.  Bastian 1872 , …

From Anton Dohrn   28 February 1871


Thanks CD for Variation.

From his work on insect embryology he sees a great parallelism between insect and vertebrate embryology.

The zoological station is slowly advancing.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7520

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  • 1872 ( Expression ); see Descent 1: 5. Dohrn had visited Down on 26 September 1870 (see Correspondence vol.  18, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From Charles Shaw   3 October 1865


Admiral FitzRoy’s daughters by his first marriage have been left without means. The largest subscription to the fund has been £100.

Author:  Charles Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4908

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 2 May 1865  and n.  4). His only son, Robert O’Brien FitzRoy , entered the navy in 1853, and became a captain in 1872 ( …

To Jeffries Wyman   8 October [1865]


Experiments with string and elastic paper answered well.

Does JW know Ferdinand Cohn’s paper on contraction of stamens of certain Compositae [Edinburgh New Philos. J. n.s. 18 (1863): 190–4]?

Formerly made observations on movement in plants, but weak health has made it impossible to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  8 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4912

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 26 September [1862] and n.  1). CD’s notes on the 1862 experiments are in DAR 54: 29–49. CD returned to his work on insectivorous plants in 1872 ( …

To J. V. Carus   7 February 1875


Thanks JVC for errata [in Descent, 2d ed.].

Discusses work in progress and publication plans.

Will be pleased to receive concluding volume of JVC’s Zoologie [see 8531].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  7 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 131–132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9844

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  • 1872 to 1876 (see Correspondence vol.  22, letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). Thomas Henry Huxley took over from Carus in the summer of 1875 (see Correspondence vol.  22, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, …

To T. H. Farrer   10 August [1869]


THF’s view, if confirmed, pleases CD in that what appears a mere morphological character is found to be of use. Carl Nägeli has been attacking him on this head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6859

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  • 1872 ; for the history of the paper, see ibid. , p.  478). Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli had criticised CD’s theories in Nägeli 1865 ; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 January 1869  and n.  1. See Correspondence vol.  16, letters to J.  D.   …

To A. R. Wallace   20 October [1872]


Remarks about an enclosed specimen,

and extract of letter from W. A. L. Marshall [8560].

ARW’s good review of J. C. Houzeau de Lehaie [Études sur les facultés mentales des animaux, in Nature 6 (1872): 469–71].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  20 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8566

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  • 1872] . CD stayed at Miss Ann Woodington’s , the Common, Sevenoaks from 5 to 26 October 1872 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II) and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   24 June 1873


Wishes JSBS to look over an abstract of his Drosera experiments and to answer some questions on it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, 1st baronet
Date:  24 June 1873
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8948

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] . In a letter to Nature , 19 June 1873, pp.  141–3, Burdon Sanderson reported on some of the experiments that had previously been undertaken by Henry Charlton Bastian to advance a theory of spontaneous generation (see Bastian 1872 ). …

To Asa Gray   8 January 1873


Has received, through AG, a letter on Dionaea [from W. M. Canby] which has greatly interested him. CD asks AG to question his correspondent on whether it catches large or small insects.

Mary Treat will observe Drosera filiformis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8728

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). The letter was chiefly concerned with Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap). CD cited Canby for information on Dionaea in Insectivorous plants . See Correspondence vol.  20, letter from Mary Treat, 13 December 1872 , …
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