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From J. D. Hooker   [16 February 1863]

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British attitude towards America: not hate as Asa Gray thinks, but contempt.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3989

Matches: 7 hits

  • … British attitude towards America: not hate as Asa Gray thinks, but contempt. …
  • … a fine day they cannot hurt. Thanks for Asa Grays letter —it is impossible to put him …
  • … to Hooker of 15 February [1863], CD enclosed the letter from Asa Gray, 27  January 1863 . …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 27 January 1863 ; Hooker’s views on the American Civil War …
  • … politics in his own correspondence with Asa Gray (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from …
  • … to the war, see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 10 November 1862 , and …
  • … this volume, letter from Asa Gray, 1 September 1863 . In his letter of 27 January 1863 , …

From J. D. Hooker   24 September 1880

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Can Alphonse de Candolle see CD?

Asa Gray at Kew; will meet JDH in Italy in December.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 104: 140–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12724

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1878–84. Synoptical flora of North America. 2 vols. …
  • … Can Alphonse de Candolle see CD? Asa Gray at Kew; will meet JDH in Italy in December. …
  • … Co. Gray, Jane Loring, ed. 1893. Letters of Asa Gray. 2 vols. London: Macmillan and Co. …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … JDH on Asa Gray’s sanguine view of the Civil War and slavery. Wishes to discuss variation …
  • … of 13 January [1863], CD enclosed Asa Gray’s letter of 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence …
  • … names. Hooker refers to the letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … in crossing them ( ibid. , letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] ). Gray’s postscript …
  • … Variation 1: 351–4. See also letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and n.  17, and letter …
  • … experimental plants. See also letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and n.  24, and …

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1868

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Has met A. J. Gower, Consul at Nagasaki, Japan, who knows all about the Ainus. JDH has given away all the copies of CD’s Queries about expression.

Nettled by Pall Mall Gazette review of BAAS address [see 6342].

Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile.

The Asa Grays at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6349

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 6342 ]. Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile. The Asa Grays at Kew. …
  • … 1985–. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap …
  • … Carlyle called his smile “ Sugar of lead”. Asa Gray’s come straight to lodgings which I …
  • … of 30 August 1868 , Hooker wrote that Asa Gray and his wife, Jane Loring Gray, were to …
  • … invited the Grays to Down in his letter to Asa Gray of 15 August [1868] . Hooker and the …
  • … mentioned several times in letters from Asa Gray to CD (see, for example, Correspondence …

From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1868]

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The wheat and oat specimen has been examined "in congress" by Oliver, Bentham, Asa Gray, and JDH. No organic connection of any kind.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6396

Matches: 3 hits

  • … examined "in congress" by Oliver, Bentham, Asa Gray, and JDH. No organic connection of any …
  • … to Daniel Oliver, George Bentham, and Asa Gray. Bromus sterilis is a North American grass. …
  • … expecting Hooker to visit Down House with Asa Gray and Jane Loring Gray, who were visiting …

From J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1876]

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JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [Botany (1876)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10282

Matches: 2 hits

  • … JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [ Botany (1876)]. …
  • … which it was reprinted several times. Asa Gray’s letter has not been found. CD stayed at …

From J. D. Hooker   2 November 1862

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Stupefied by CD’s five forms of Lythrum.

Asa Gray busy with Cypripedium. JDH offers some to CD if he wants to challenge Gray.

J. W. Dawson’s review of JDH’s paper on Arctic plants.

Louis Lucien Bonaparte’s views on Basque and Finnish language [Langue basque et langues finnoises (1862)] suggest to JDH that Basques are Finns left behind after the glacial period, like the Arctic plants!

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 66–7, 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3792

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Stupefied by CD’s five forms of Lythrum . Asa Gray busy with Cypripedium . JDH offers some …
  • … always got bigger by terms & never ended. Asa Gray seems busy with Cypripedium — ours are …
  • … October 1862]. During the summer, Asa Gray had carried out at CD’s request, observations …
  • … his notes on the subject (see letters to Asa Gray, 10–20  June [1862] and 1 July [1862] ). …
  • … is at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray letters: 307), Gray reported that he had …
  • … at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray letters: 308); in his letter, Gray reported: ‘ …

From J. D. Hooker   [20 December 1859]

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Forwards letter from Asa Gray.

Bentham is very agitated by Origin. CD over-emphasises natural selection. His theory accounts for too much and would be improved by unburdening it of natural selection.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 180–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2589

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Forwards letter from Asa Gray. Bentham is very agitated by Origin . CD over-emphasises …
  • … 1859] . The enclosure was a letter from Asa Gray that evidently dealt at some length with …
  • … theories of climatic change. See letters to Asa Gray, 21 December [1859] and 24 December [ …

From J. D. Hooker   29 November 1879

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Congratulations on Erasmus Darwin; likes CD’s part better than Ernst Krause’s.

Received false notice of Asa Gray’s death.

Gray and JDH engaged in comparing widely separated but floristically similar regions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 134–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12336

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 568–80. Hooker, Joseph Dalton and Gray, Asa. 1880. The vegetation of the Rocky Mountain …
  • … Krause’s. Received false notice of Asa Gray’s death. Gray and JDH engaged in comparing …
  • … mire. William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Asa Gray . Hooker had travelled with Gray in July …

From J. D. Hooker   [14 December 1862]

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On Asa Gray’s letter; has written why he avoids alluding to the war.

Has read Max Müller [see 3752] – last part unphilosophical.

On CD’s pigeon example, long-beaked and short-beaked pigeons must be either sterile or not inter se. There is "no such thing as Equality – hence no such thing as chance and Nat. Sel. is the sword of Damocles hanging over your head if you make a slip in your premisses."

Has read note on Lythrum sent several weeks ago. Its consequences are of most prolific order to CD’s doctrine.

Kew has no wild gooseberries.

JDH praises the Saturday Review reply [14 (1862): 589] to the Duke of Argyll’s bitter review of Orchids ["The supernatural", Edinburgh Rev. 116 (1862): 378–97].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Dec 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 83–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3846

Matches: 4 hits

  • … On Asa Gray’s letter; has written why he avoids alluding to the war. Has read Max Müller [ …
  • … was 14 December. CD apparently enclosed Asa Gray’s letter of 24 November 1862  with his …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [19 January 1862] , and letter from Asa Gray, 18 February 1862 ). Max …
  • … Müller 1861 . See letter from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862  and nn.  2 and 3. Gustav Mann. …

From J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1863]

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John Lubbock’s lecture on man a success [Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 4 (1863): 29–40].

JDH on the effect of the Civil War on Asa Gray.

JDH’s opinion of Lyell on glaciers is improving.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 111–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4019

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 40]. JDH on the effect of the Civil War on Asa Gray. JDH’s opinion of Lyell on glaciers is …
  • … 1863a. CD had apparently sent Hooker Asa Gray’s letter of 9 February 1863; this letter has …
  • … contents is given by CD’s reply ( letter to Asa Gray, 20 March [1863] ), and by the letter …
  • … and [14 December 1862] , and letter from Asa Gray, 18 February 1862 ). The reference is to …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 5 September 1862 ). The phrase used by …

From J. D. Hooker   [26 June or 3 July 1856]

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Can no longer make out story of NW. American plants; consulting Asa Gray.

Questionable validity of seed-salting experiments.

Aristolochia and Viscum seem to shed pollen before flower opens.

Ray Society should only do translations.

Thomas Thomson in India has rediscovered Aldrovanda, a rare relative of Drosera.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 June or 3 July] 1856
Classmark:  DAR 104: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1911

Matches: 4 hits

  • … story of NW. American plants; consulting Asa Gray. Questionable validity of seed-salting …
  • … to Siberian Asia. I am however writing to Asa Gray & will ask him if he can give any …
  • … after receiving this letter, CD wrote on his own account to Asa Gray asking the same …
  • … question (see letter to Asa Gray, 14 July [1856] ). Hooker was mistaken in his observation …

From J. D. Hooker   19 October 1877

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JDH has just returned from U. S., where he worked on N. American geographical distribution with Asa Gray.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11190

Matches: 2 hits

  • … from U. S. , where he worked on N. American geographical distribution with Asa Gray. …
  • … nn. 3 and 4). Hooker had travelled with Asa Gray in July and August 1877, studying North …

From J. D. Hooker   [10 March 1862]

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Returns Asa Gray’s letter. Disappointed with Gray. Comments on America. British–American relations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 20–2; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3469

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Returns Asa Gray’s letter. Disappointed with Gray. Comments on America. British–American …
  • … fell on 10 March 1862. See letter from Asa Gray, 18 February 1862 , and letter from J.   …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, 31 December 1861 . Hooker refers to the …
  • … Boston in November  1861 (see letter to Asa Gray, 22 January [1862] , n.  9). The bishop …

From J. D. Hooker   [29 December 1861]

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Asks CD whether he hears from Asa Gray. JDH’s opinion of the crisis [Trent case, Nov 1861] and the American Civil War.

Julius von Haast alludes to glacial drift in Middle Island of New Zealand.

Backwardness of JDH’s son, Willy.

Encloses a reference from Daniel Oliver which may be useful.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 1, 2a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3374

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  • … Asks CD whether he hears from Asa Gray. JDH’s opinion of the crisis [ Trent case, Nov …
  • … some reference to it yet. Do you hear from Asa Gray now? & if so does he with you (as with …
  • … so-called ‘Trent affair’. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1861] and n.  3. Hooker’s …

From J. D. Hooker   25 January 1859

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Relieved by Wallace’s letter.

At work on introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

European plants naturalised in Australia are almost all adapted to invading disturbed ground.

JDH supports Asa Gray against Alphonse de Candolle as foreign member of Royal Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 100: 131–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2404

Matches: 3 hits

  • … invading disturbed ground. JDH supports Asa Gray against Alphonse de Candolle as foreign …
  • … member of the Royal Society until 1869. Asa Gray was elected in 1873 (Royal Society of …
  • … Bentham & Lindley & we both agree that Asa Grays claims are out of sight superior, as also …

From J. D. Hooker   [16? October 1864]

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Morphological differences only partly define species; physiological differences, e.g., incompatibility results in Primula, are far more interesting.

T. Thomson’s review of Agardh’s muddled book ["Agardh’s classification of plants", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1864): 536–51].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16? Oct 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 246, 246a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4638

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 1863b, pp.  106–8). See also letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and n.  13. CD’s …
  • … J D Hooker. Top of letter : ‘Lyell | Asa Gray | (Tyndall)’ pencil . Paragraph 3, line 2: ‘ …
  • … September [1864] (see also letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and n.  13, and Scott  …

From J. D. Hooker   13 May 1866

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Refers to enclosure from Asa Gray

with whom he can talk calmly now that war is over. North had no right to resort to bloodshed.

Startled by CD’s attendance at Royal Society soirée.

Has asked E. B. Tylor to make up questions for consuls and missionaries, through whose wives a lot of most curious information [for Descent?] could be obtained.

Tying umbilical cord has always been a mystery to JDH.

John Crawfurd’s paper on cultivated plants is shocking twaddle ["On the migration of cultivated plants in reference to ethnology", J. Bot. Br. & Foreign 4 (1866): 317–32].

R. T. Lowe back from Madeira.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 71–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5089

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Refers to enclosure from Asa Gray with whom he can talk calmly now that war is over. North …
  • … The enclosure, a letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker (see letter to J.   …
  • … 1866] ) has not been found. Hooker and Asa Gray had disagreed sharply over the American …
  • … and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 18 February 1862 ). CD sometimes shared …

From J. D. Hooker   [23–5 March 1862]

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Identifies Calanthe masuca.

Asa Gray would not quarrel with them – "snubbing from us may have done him more good than our sympathy".

If CD means the old Vaucher, he was considered a very accurate, acute, able observer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23–5 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3483

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Identifies Calanthe masuca . Asa Gray would not quarrel with them – "snubbing from us may …
  • … of the correspondence between Hooker and Asa Gray had been adversely affected by the Trent …

From J. D. Hooker   [21 July 1863]

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Encourages CD to continue observations on tendrils.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 152–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4225

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Hooker, 6 July 1863 , and letter from Asa Gray, 7 July 1863 . See following letter. The …
  • … to the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. See letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.   …
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