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To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]

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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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  • … Correspondence vol.  2, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [25 March 1843] , Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 5, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 7 March [1852] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.   …

To J. D. Hooker   [15 May 1864]

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CD finishing Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31].

Pleased at Bates’s appointment

and Wallace’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [15 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4496

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  • … 13 April [1864] and n.  5, and letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [6 May 1864] . …

To J. D. Hooker   8 February [1867]

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On the Duke of Argyll and a review of his Reign of law.

Asa Gray’s theological view of variation. God’s role in formation of organisms; JDH’s view of Providence.

Insular and continental genera.

Owen on continuity and ideal types

and on bones of Mauritius deer.

On man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 10–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5395

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  • … praised his speech in his letter to W.  D.  Fox, 14 October [1855] . CD had attended the …
  • … earlier, on 6 February (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1867] and n.  2). For CD’s …

To J. D. Hooker   15 [May 1855]

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CD upset because salted seeds do not float.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [May 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1681

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  • … in May (Emma Darwin’s diary and letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] ). Described in a note …
  • … For the text of the note, see letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] , n.  5. In a note dated …

To J. D. Hooker   11 August [1855]

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Has left a book from Henslow for JDH at Athenaeum.

When Asa Gray wrote, did he send marked sheets [of his Manual of botany]?

Has just made out "new & wonderful" specific character between two of his pigeon breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Aug [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 150: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1738

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  • … of pigeons: fantails and pouters ( letter to W.  D. Fox, 23 May [1855] ). In Variation 1: …

To J. D. Hooker   21 [September 1862]

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Thanks for Haast’s observations. Particularly glad to get geological evidence of glacial action (in Southern Hemisphere).

Thinks Ramsay’s theory to large extent true, but thinks that in a much disturbed country some lakes would have been formed in depressions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3735

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  • … during the first week of October. See also letter to W.  D.  Fox, 20 [September 1862] . …

To J. D. Hooker   21 May [1868]

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JDH too severe on Duke of Argyll.

Pities JDH on [BAAS] address [see 6099]; Huxley feels JDH will do well and will not pity him.

Thinks Huxley will give an excellent and original lecture on geographical distribution of birds.

Has been working hard on sexual selection and correspondence about it.

Mignonette is sterile with its own pollen but any two distinct plants are fertile together. It is utterly mysterious and not even Pangenesis will explain it.

On Lyell’s book [Principles, 10th ed.].

Wallace’s wonderful cleverness, but he is not cautious enough. CD differs from Wallace on birds’ nests and protection.

A. Murray’s miserable criticism of Wallace [J. Travel & Nat. Hist. 1 (1868): 137–45].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 May [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 62–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6196

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [17 January 1850] , and letter to J.   …

To J. D. Hooker   20 January [1857]

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CD will advise Daniell not to apply for Royal Society grant.

CD’s experiment: fish fed seeds, which germinated when voided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2042

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] , and to J.  D. Hooker, …

To J. D. Hooker   16 January [1862]

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Entire family down with influenza. Has done nothing for three weeks.

Asks for Haast reference on New Zealand glacial deposits.

CD’s view of the North since Trent case. Can no longer write with sympathy to Asa Gray.

Encourages JDH about his son, Willy.

Problem of relation of colour to external conditions. Hopes JDH will undertake the investigation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3391

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  • … on homeopathy, see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 September [1850] . …

To J. D. Hooker   2 July 1874

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Thinks Frank and he have worked out Pinguicula well and they long to attack Utricularia. Tried several plants with sticky glandular hairs; some few absorb ammonia, but the greater number do not. If JDH sends plant or seed of Lychnis CD will examine it to see whether it catches many flies. Asa Gray has written him much about Sarracenia, with a specimen showing the splendid dodge by which ground insects are enticed up and then drowned. Describes how it may be investigated, to see whether it absorbs decayed matter from flies, or ammonia thus generated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 322–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9529

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  • … of the Lentibulariaceae (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 ). In 1866, CD had asked …

To J. D. Hooker   2 November [1858]

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On moving the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Subscription for John Ralfs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2351

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  • … worth I think a penny stamp. Rev d . W.  Darwin Fox Delamere Rectory Northwich E.  Vernon …
  • Fox Bunbury, William Allport Leighton, and Charles Spence Bate. Both CD and Samuel Jones Loyd, Baron Overstone, were members of the Athenæum Club (see Correspondence vol.  6, letters to W.  E. Darwin, [26 February 1856], to J.  D. …

To J. D. Hooker   29 July [1860]

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Casual observations on Drosera.

Wants to know author of good review of Origin in London Review [& Wkly J. Polit. 1 (1860): 11–12, 32–3, 58–9].

Athenæum will reprint Gray’s discussion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2880

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  • … remittent partly typhoid’ ( letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 May [1860] ). One of the symptoms of …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [June 1854]

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CD gives his definition of "highness" and "lowness" as "morphological differentiation" from a common embryo or archetype. JDH’s view, with which CD agrees when it can be applied, is the same as Milne-Edwards’, i.e., the physiological division of labour. There is little agreement among zoologists and CD admits his own lack of clarity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1573

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  • … See Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] and n.  3. [Brodie] …

To J. D. Hooker   [2 May 1857]

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JDH has shaved the hair off the alpine plant.

CD apologises for his criticism.

Apparent but false relations of plant structure to climate: heath-like foliage of all Cape of Good Hope plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 May 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2087

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  • … Natural selection , p.  209. See letter to W.  D. Fox, [30 April 1857] . CD recorded these …

To J. D. Hooker   30 September [1857]

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C. F. Ledebour [Flora rossica (1842–53)] particularly useful for variety tabulation. Results generally favourable.

Additions to Down House.

Last two chapters of MS took six months to write.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2148

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 7 March [1852] , 24 [October 1852] , …

To J. D. Hooker   1 August [1857]

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Important issue at stake with new flora calculations: evidence that species are only strongly marked varieties. Planning large-scale survey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 206, 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2130

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letters to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] and [May 1850] , and …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   8 April [1856]

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Mustering support at Royal Society Council for John Lindley’s Copley Medal. CD thinks Albany Hancock deserves a Royal Medal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1851

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  • … junction was completed on 1 January 1857 (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 February [1857] ). …

To J. D. Hooker   28 March 1849

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CD’s health and his father’s death have delayed his answer. Describes J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

JDH’s Galapagos papers [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] have excellent discussion of geographical distribution, but why no general treatment of affinities?

CD’s views on clay-slate laminae.

Turmoil in Royal Society between naturalists and physicists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1236

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  • … but in letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D. Fox, [6 March 1849] , this is inferred. James …

To J. D. Hooker   25 [August 1863]

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CD’s illness: he is vomiting "vegetable" cells.

Dutrochet has published the best of CD’s observations on tendrils [see Climbing plants, p. 1 n.].

Lyell has found Joshua Trimmer’s Arctic shells on Moel Tryfan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 [Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4274

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  • … House, Malvern Wells (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). John Goodsir was …

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [7 December 1863]

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CD too ill to write.

Has evidence of long life of seed transported on a partridge’s foot.

Sends a squib by Samuel Butler on the Origin.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [7 Dec 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4351

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  • … Animals (see letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [6–27 September 1863] , and Appendix …
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