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To J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]



Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

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  • … Bibliography [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man and …
  • … the author of the review was James David Forbes ( Wellesley Index ). In July, Hooker sent …

To Charles Lyell   14 August [1863]


Congratulates CL on finding Arctic shells.

Comments on paper by E. B. Hunt ["On the origin, growth, substructure and chronology of the Florida reef", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 35 (1863): 197–210].

Mentions J. D. Dana’s health.

George Bentham’s statement on species [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1863): xi–xxix].

Praises Bates’s book [Naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  14 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.296)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4267

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  • … The Wellesley Index identifies James David Forbes as the author of the review of Antiquity …
  • … vols. London: John Murray. 1915. [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s …

To J. D. Hooker   [22–3 November 1863]



Tendril-bearing plants seem to CD "higher" organised with respect to adaptive sensibility than lower animals.

Wishes to encourage John Scott.

Death of JDH’s daughter makes CD cry over his own dead daughter Annie.

Sedgwick’s scientific merit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22–3 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4345

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  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. [Forbes, James David. ] 1863. [Review of Charles Lyell’s …
  • … Forbes] 1863 ). The attribution to James David Forbes is confirmed by the Wellesley Index. …
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