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From J. D. Hooker   9 [March] 1864

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Reception of Scott’s paper.

Difficulty of writing Boott’s obituary.

Critical of Edward Frankland’s glacial theory.

Falconer’s and Ramsay’s views on Himalayan lakes lack support of basic evidence.

Taxonomic distribution of climbing plants.

Huxley picks quarrels with minor figures and thus magnifies them.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 [Mar] 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 189–92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4404

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  • Hooker, 5 February 1864 , n.  17. Richard Owen reviewed Hooker’s On the flora of Australia ( J.  D.  Hooker 1859 ) …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 December 1864]

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Sabine’s address, printed in the Reader [4 (1864): 708–9], is good on the whole. Sends Huxley’s account of the row.

Praises John Ruskin’s eloquent reply to Jukes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Dec 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 262–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4708

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  • Hooker, 4 December [1864] and 10 December [1864] ; the intervening Tuesday was 6 December. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December [1864] and n.  12. The reference is to the article by Charles Victor Naudin , ‘Revue des cucurbitacées cultivées au Muséum, en 1859’ ( …

From Hugh Falconer to William Sharpey   25 October 1864

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Describes CD’s qualifications for Copley Medal.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  25 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 144: 475
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4644

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  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 20 January [1859] and n.  7, and letter …

To J. D. Hooker   23 September [1864]

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Pleased with news of BAAS meeting

and Scott’s possible position as Thomas Anderson’s curator.

Suggests Wallace is due for a Royal Medal.

Agrees with JDH’s criticism of Lyell’s address [see 4614].

Bentham’s Linnean Society address treats continuity of life in a vague non-natural sense.

Rereading his old MS [Natural selection] CD is impressed with work he had already done.

Writing Variation much harder than Climbing plants.

Encloses request to JDH to propose, or suggest on his behalf, that the Ray Society publish a translation of C. F. von Gärtner’s Versuche und Beobachtungen über die Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Sept [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 14; DAR 115: 250a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4621

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  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 March [1859] and 30 March [1859] , …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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CD very ill.

Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.

CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.

Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s Social statics baffles CD.

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 and 12 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 115: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4389

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  • … vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 28 January [1859] ). See n.  6, above. CD also …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864 , and Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society 8 (1865): xxiii–xxvii). CD refers to his paternal grandfather, Erasmus Darwin , the author of Zoonomia; or, the laws of organic life (1794–6). Between his two marriages, Erasmus Darwin had two daughters with Mary Parker (1753–1820): Susanna Parker (1772–1856) and Mary Parker (1774–1859). …

From John Cook Gould   10 October 1864

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Encloses an extract concerning beans from the Systema Horticultureæ of 1688 by J. Worlidge. Will be pleased to lend the volume if needed.

Author:  John Cook Gould
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 271.2: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631A

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  • J.  D. Hooker, 5 April [1864] and n.  19). A photograph of Brooks and Henry Lettington , taken in 1859, …

From W. H. Harvey   10 November 1864

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Identifies South African species of plants that are normally non-climbers in the wild but climb freely when grown from seed at Glasnevin. Thinks there is probably a gradation in the wild between climbing and non-climbing varieties related to the degree of exposure each particular plant faces.

Author:  William Henry Harvey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1864
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4668

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  • … W.   H.  Harvey 1859 , pp.  254–5; C.  sororia is described in J.  D.  Hooker 1866, tab.   …

From J. D. Hooker   5 February 1864

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John Scott’s paper [see 4332] read at Linnean Society; praised by George Bentham.

Himalayan pine in Macedonia.

JDH is in a quarrel with H. C. Watson.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 100: 161; DAR 101: 180–1, 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4401

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  • … vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [22 November 1859] and n.  7, and Correspondence vol.   …

From John Scott   28 May [1864]

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Discusses the negative testimonial provided him by James McNab.

Sends testimonial from J. H. Balfour.

Would be glad if offered the sort of colonial opportunity Hooker suggests.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 107; Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4513

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  • 1859 to 1864 ( Freeman 1978 ). For Balfour’s detailed assessment of Scott’ s character and abilities, see the enclosure to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, …
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