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From J. D. Hooker   [15 January 1863]

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JDH on Asa Gray’s sanguine view of the Civil War and slavery.

Wishes to discuss variation with CD, a subject that Huxley does not understand.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3919

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  • Emma Darwin and himself as ‘degenerate descendants of old Josiah W. ’, because of their insensibility to the pleasure of Wedgwood ware. In his letter to Hooker of 13 January [1863] , …

From J. D. Hooker   6 January 1863

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Falconer’s elephant paper.

Owen’s conduct.

Falconer’s view of CD’s theory: independence of natural selection and variation.

JDH on Tocqueville,

the principles of the Origin,

and the evils of American democracy.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 88–91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3902

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From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   21 [January 1863]

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Will be glad to have CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3399

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  • Wedgwood, who had left in November 1862 to spend the winter in Algiers (see the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [13 November 1862] , in DAR 219.1: 65). The winter of 1862 to 1863  …

From J. D. Hooker   29 March 1864

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John Scott’s career.

Huxley’s vicious attack on anthropologists.

Critique of Joseph Prestwich’s theory of rivers.

Bitter feelings between the Hookers and the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 193–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4439

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  • Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin’s brother) and a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm ( Freeman 1978 ). Hooker, a collector of Wedgwood ware, was especially interested in medallions (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 January 1863 , …

From Eliza Meteyard   17 November 1865

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Returns 19 of the letters CD lent her, so that he can choose one for the Autographic Mirror.

Author:  Eliza Meteyard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 171: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4937

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  • Emma Darwin . Meteyard refers either to the second volume of her life of Josiah Wedgwood I ( Meteyard 1865–6 ), which was published in September 1866 ( Publishers’ Circular 1866), or to Meteyard 1871 (see n.  5, below). See also letter from Eliza Meteyard, 25 April 1865 . CD had sent the letters in November 1863 ( …

From Anne Marsh-Caldwell   27 November [1866]

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Writing for Mr Corbet, she asks what diet has helped in the treatment of CD’s illness.

Author:  Anne Caldwell; Anne Marsh; Anne Marsh-Caldwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5286

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  • 1863). It is likely that he first became acquainted with CD when CD was still living at the family home in Shrewsbury. For more on CD’s health and diet, see the letter to H.  B. Jones, 3 January [1866] , and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . Eleanor Corbet . Emma Darwin . The reference is to Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood . …

From J. D. Hooker   15 September 1863

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Pleased CD accepts continental extension for New Zealand, whose flora has many genera like Rubus with great diversity and connecting intermediates. Suggests geological uplifting creates more space, hence opportunities for preservation of intermediates. Sees clash with CD on causes of extreme diversity of form in a group.

JDH’s attitude toward democratisation of science.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 163–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4306

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  • Wedgwood works were at Etruria, near Hanley, one of the principal towns of the Potteries; Biddulph Grange is approximately seven miles north of Hanley. Henrietta Emma Darwin . The Darwin family were staying in Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, where CD was undergoing treatment at James Smith Ayerst’s hydropathic establishment (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). …

From Emily Catherine Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin   [6 and 7? January 1866]

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CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Author:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd; Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton; Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968

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  • Wedgwood , known as Elizabeth, was Emma Darwin’s sister and Catherine’s cousin ( Freeman 1978 ). Catherine had been in poor health since at least the time of her marriage to Charles Langton in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter
  • 1863] , and Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980 , p.  272). She had discussed her poor health and inability to pay social visits in a letter to Henrietta Emma Darwin
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