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To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]



Falconer’s death haunts him. Personal annihilation not so horrifying to him as sun cooling some day and human race ending.

His health has been wretched.

Masters has written his agreement with CD’s "Climbing plants".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4769

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  • letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 July [1863] and [27 January 1864] ( Correspondence vols.  11 and 12). Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , Emma Darwin’ …

From Eliza Meteyard   17 November 1865


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 ( …

To J. D. Hooker   15 [February 1865]



Hildebrand has sent copy of his paper on Pulmonaria in Botanische Zeitung.

How much should CD contribute to Falconer’s bust?

Oswald Heer on alpine and Arctic floras.

A. R. Wallace on geographical distribution in Malay Archipelago.

Lyell’s new edition of Elements. Wishes someone would do a book like it on botany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Feb 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 261
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4772

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  • Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) that ‘Ed.  3 Jossi & Horace’ came; that is, Edmund Langton and Katherine Elizabeth Sophy, Margaret Susan, and Lucy Caroline Wedgwood visited, and Horace Darwin , who had been in London since 20 February, returned home. The ‘Josselinas’ was the family nickname for Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood III’s daughters, with whom Edmund Langton was friendly (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [4 May 1863]). …
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