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From J. D. Hooker   19 September 1866

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[N. C.?] Seringe’s article [unspecified] has come safely.

Feels deeply at CD’s distress [Susan Darwin is dying].

Drosera will go in a day or two.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5214

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  • … at the end of August (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] ). Hooker had promised …

From J. D. Hooker   2 July 1862

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Will see to Masdevallia and Bonatea.

Domestic matters.

Lyell’s health.

CD’s eczema.

Hopes CD will solve the mystery of Melastoma.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3636

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  • … gout’ (see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1849] and n.  2). …

From J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1854]

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JDH on "highness" of Coniferae: they are genuine Dicotyledons, not a link to cryptogams; that is a geologists’ fallacy. Thus they are highest plants in Carboniferous.

Does not agree with CD’s "elastic" species theory. Long correspondence with Lyell on this.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1576

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  • … See Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, [May 1850] , for the problems of …

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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  • … s hydropathic establishment (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). George Knight …

From J. D. Hooker   25 August 1854

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JDH and F. W. Binney identify Calamites specimens as pith casts. They are cryptogams related to, but higher than, Lycopodiaceae and contradict progression.

Insects found in coal.

Lyell says Stonesfield slate marsupials are actually placentals.

JDH reading Alexander Braun on individuality ["Das Individuum der Pflanze in seinem Verhältniss zur Species", Abh. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (Phys. Kl.) (1853): 19–122].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Aug 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1581

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  • … Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D. Fox, [11 May 1831] ). Aegilops , a genus of wild …

From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1865

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On novels he has been reading: Eliot, Richardson, etc.

On Wallace, the Reader, and anthropology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 37–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4910

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  • … See Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [3 January 1830] . ‘Uncle Sam’ may be a …
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