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From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1866]

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He is not grieved at CD’s omissions of his [JDH’s] work [from Origin, 4th ed.]. It proves nothing – claims only to be illustration of using CD’s methods.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5110

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To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1866]

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Has finished Variation. May insert a chapter on man.

Still puzzled by seeds of Adenanthera.

New Zealand and Borneo flora problems continued.

Fritz Müller found six genera of dimorphic plants in one day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 309, 309b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5321

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  • … Freeman 1978 ). Hooker’s essay on the Australian flora ( J.  D.  Hooker 1859 ) was written …
  • J.  D.  Hooker 1860b), but was published separately. CD’s annotated copy of J.  D.  Hooker 1859   …

From J. D. Hooker   29 May 1866

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JDH sends a list of the principal confirmatory evidences of CD’s theory which he has prepared at W. R. Grove’s request for Nottingham speech ["Presidential address", Rep. BAAS 26 (1866): liii–lxxxi].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5104

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  • Hooker had endorsed CD’s theory of evolution by natural selection and applied the theory to the distribution of plants in his essays on Australian and Arctic floras ( J.  D.  Hooker 1859  and J.  D.   …

To Robert Hunt   3 May [1866]

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Encloses a sketch of the principal events in his life [for RH’s memoir on CD in Walford, ed., Portraits of men of eminence (1863–7)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hunt
Date:  3 May [1866]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (tipped into General Special Collections MSS HUN/49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5524

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [4 November 1853] ; Correspondence vol.  12 and Appendix IV; and Correspondence vol.  7, letter to John Phillips, 21 January [1859] . …

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

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  • 1859] ). HMS Nassau surveyed the Straits of Magellan from 1866 to 1869; the naturalist on the voyage was Robert Oliver Cunningham . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, …

To Charles Lyell   7 February [1866]

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Discussion of Mrs Agassiz’s letter [to Mary Lyell, forwarded to CD] regarding S. American glacial action,

with comments on Bunbury’s letter on temperate plants.

Refers to opinions of Agassiz, David Forbes, Hooker, and CD on glacial period and glaciers.

Wishes he had published a long chapter on glacial period [Natural selection, pp. 535–66] written ten years ago.

Tells of death of his sister, Catherine, and other family matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  7 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.312)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4999

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  • … vol.  7, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 January 1859  and n.  9). The evidence for …
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