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To J. D. Hooker   2 [June 1870]

Summary

Returns H. C. Watson’s letter.

CD must study JDH’s manner of arrangement of varieties and subspecies, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 [June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7214

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   2 [June 1870] …
  • … of the British Islands ( Hooker 1870 ); see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [31 May 1870] and …
  • … and Watson, see Correspondence vol.  16, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 November 1868 . …

To J. D. Hooker   8 March [1870]

Summary

Would like to see JDH become Sir J. H. Does not think JDH owes his position in science to his father.

Sends questions on Round Island – if JDH should write [to Henry Barkly?].

Has he read Federico Delpino on Marantaceae [Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 1 (1869): 293–206]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7128

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   8 March [1870] …
  • … Hooker. Henry Barkly. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [7 March 1870] and n.  4. Round …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [7 March 1870] . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [7 March  …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  17, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 ). See …
  • … Correspondence vol.  17, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 November 1869 . Hooker’s father …

From J. D. Hooker   12 October 1870

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Bentham has translated Miquel’s Sumatran supplement to his Flora van Nederlandsch Indie. It should be published. What does CD think is best vehicle? Nature is wretched and too ephemeral. What about Popular Science Review?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7343

Matches: 4 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … is wretched & too ephemeral— What about Popular Science Review? Ever yrs | J D Hooker
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 October 1870 …
  • … November 1869, see Correspondence vol.  17, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …

To J. D. Hooker   8 July [1870]

Summary

Thinks well of Claparède’s criticism; worth publishing as an answer to Wallace. Bates thinks Wallace’s heterodox views have done mischief to the cause of evolution. Wallace thinks Claparède’s article very weak, CD concludes, because Claparède has arrived at an unpleasant judgment very much like Lyell’s about Bentham’s address.

CD would wager Lyell lately has said something about European Proteaceae.

Does not remember anyone before Wallace on Sumatra and Java.

CD does not think he has a chance against Brandt in French Academy election.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7271

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   8 July [1870] …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July 1870 . See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] …
  • … and nn.  3 and 4. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 or 7 July 1870] and n.  3. CD refers …
  • … to Charles Lyell and George Bentham. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] and n.   …
  • … 7, and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 or 7 July 1870] . CD refers …
  • … Anton Wilhelm Miquel. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 or 7 July 1870] and n.  7. …
  • … Houghton Hodgson. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 or 7 July 1870] and n.  8. Thomas …
  • … Johann Friedrich von Brandt. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 or 7 July 1870] and n.  5. …

From J. D. Hooker   [7 March 1870]

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Does not give much for botanical results of Round Island, but the zoology is wonderful.

Lyell’s new book [The student’s elements of geology (1870)]. Urges Lyell to make it Elementary principles.

Grove is disgusted with CD for being disquieted by William Thomson: "Take another dose of Huxley’s penultimate address to Geol. Soc." [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): 28–53].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 42–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6646

Matches: 8 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … will be in town— Ever yrs affec | J D Hooker Grove is disgusted at your being disquieted …
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [7 March 1870] …
  • … between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21 February [1870], and by the …
  • Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1870, and this volume, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21  …
  • … Gray, 15 March 1870 ). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21 February [1870]. Hooker refers to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 9 November 1856 . In his 1869 address …
  • Hooker had evidently sent CD copies of Henry Barkly’s letters to him concerning his visit to Round Island (near Mauritius) dated 17 November 1869 and 13 January 1870 (Archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 188: 148–68). See also Correspondence vol.  17, enclosure to letter from J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   27 September [1870]

Summary

Comments on JDH’s report of Liverpool meeting.

Huxley’s address.

Sir Roderick [Murchison]’s "apotheosis".

Tyndall’s lecture is "grand" except for egotistical beginning. Some Frenchmen have pitched into CD for using the "as if" reasoning, which Tyndall shows is justified.

Has just read George Rolleston’s address in Nature.

Anton Dohrn says German public have high opinion of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 181–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7328

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   27 September [1870] …
  • … and George Howard Darwin to visit Kew. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870 . …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September  …
  • … to Charles Lyell. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870 . CD refers to Anton …
  • … Correspondence vol.  14, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December 1866  and n.  9). Descent. …
  • … Impey Murchison. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870  and n.  7. The …
  • … Tyndall 1870 ). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870  and n.  5. George …
  • … 2 (1870): 423–8. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 September 1870  and n.  6. Hooker had …

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1870]

Summary

Has not heard of Curtis on Dionaea.

Duke of Argyll is clever, but it is a sin to speak of a real old Duke as a "little beggar".

"My theology is a simple muddle: I cannot look at the Universe as the result of blind chance, yet I can see no evidence of beneficent Design."

On spontaneous generation and Bastian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 179–180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7273

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 July [1870] …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July 1870 . The reference is …
  • … to Robert Lambert Playfair. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July 1870  and n.   …
  • … 1. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July 1870  and nn.  2 and 3. Moses Ashley Curtis, …
  • … to George Douglas Campbell. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July 1870 . CD refers …
  • … Henry Charlton Bastian (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 July [1870] and n.  9). CD refers …

From J. D. Hooker   1 July 1870

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Hibiscus and Nolana seeds not harvested at Kew. Sends list of the best plants of Lilium he can give.

Asks CD for name of work on orchids mentioned in his supplementary paper ["Fertilization of orchids", Collected papers 2: 138–56].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 51–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7258

Matches: 4 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … disgusted with myself. Ever Yours affect | J D Hooker Top of letter : ‘London Inf. | I …
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   1 July 1870 …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [29 June 1870] . CD had asked for seeds of Hibiscus …

From J. D. Hooker   24 September 1870

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Reports on the 1870 BAAS meeting at Liverpool. Huxley’s address was over the heads of the laymen.

Tyndall’s was eloquent to listen to, disappointing to read.

George Rolleston’s "Rococo" address [Nature 2 (1870): 423–7, 442–6].

Murchison.

Lyell.

Has done an immense lot of work.

Regrets CD has not kept the simple title "Origin of man" [for Descent].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 57–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7323

Matches: 5 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … ask you to return it—& to enclose 1 d .  to make sure you do! Ever Yrs affect | J D Hooker
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   24 September 1870 …
  • … Jackson Hooker, was being tutored by James Digues La Touche (see letter from J.  D.   …
  • … 1870c, p.  lxxxiii). See letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 July [1870] and n.  9, and 12 July [ …

To J. D. Hooker   2 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks JDH for offer of lilies.

The paper on orchids is by Hermann Müller [Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Preuss. Rheinlande & Westphalens 25 (1868): 1–62], on Platanthera and Epipactis.

Cites another work by P. Rohrbach [Über den Blüthenbau (1866)].

MS [of Descent] ready for printer.

Has read Bentham’s last Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1870): lxxiv–xciv] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7261

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   2 July [1870] …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 1 July 1870 . See letter from J.  D.   …
  • Hooker, 1 July 1870 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 1 July 1870  and n.  3. CD refers to …

To J. D. Hooker   [13 June 1870?]

Summary

Orders seeds, ripened in Algiers; imported seed would be of no use. [Forwarded to Algiers by JDH, see 7272.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 June 1870?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7210

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [13 June 1870? ] …
  • Hooker, 25 May [1870] and [29 June 1870] , and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 10 July  …
  • Hooker when he visited Down on 13 June 1870 ( letter to St G.  J.  Mivart, 13 June [1870] ). See also the letters to J.  D.   …

From J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1870]

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Sends enclosure [a letter from Lady Lyell?]. He is choking with vanity.

Is going to send Willy to Mr La Touche in Salop; he brought up young Colenso and Frank Lyell. Some of his friends will think he is sending his son into a nest of young adders!

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [31 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 46; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6964

Matches: 5 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … a nest of young Adders! — Ever yr affec | J D Hooker Thames Ditton 30 May Dear Dr Hooker I …
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [31 May 1870] …
  • … Henslow Hooker had recently returned from New Zealand (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ …
  • … between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 [June 1870] . The first Tuesday …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 or 7 July 1870]

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Has CD read E. Claparède ["Remarques à propos de l’ouvrage de M. Alfred Russel Wallace sur la théorie de la sélection naturelle", Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. n.s. 38 (1870): 160–89]? Is it worth translating?

CD and J.-F. de Brandt are "en lutte for Ac. of Sc. [France]. What a farce it is".

His work on Nepenthes supports Miquel’s and Wallace’s view of the zoology of Borneo and Sumatra.

Brian Hodgson on dogs.

H. C. Bastian’s book [The modes of origin of lowest organisms (1871)] unsatisfactory.

Lyell does not share CD’s view of Bentham’s address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 or 7 July 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 55–56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7267

Matches: 6 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … than the hill tops themselves— Ever your affectionate & ignorant skeptic | J D Hooker
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [6 or 7 July 1870] …
  • … between this letter and the letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] and 8 July [1870] , …
  • … 2 July was 5 July. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] and nn.  3 and 4. Hooker …
  • … the Linnean Society. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] and n.  7. Hooker refers …

From J. D. Hooker   10 July 1870

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Sends seeds from R. L. Playfair in Algiers.

F. Delpino writes asking where M. A. Curtis has published physiological observations on Dionaea ["Enumeration of plants growing spontaneously around Wilmington, North Carolina", Boston J. Nat. Hist. 1 (1834–7): 82–140; see Insectivorous plants, p. 301 n.].

Talk with Duke of Argyll on CD’s and Wallace’s views on man.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 53–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (DC 17a: 117)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7272

Matches: 7 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … which I will order. Ever yr affec | J D Hooker British Consulate General | Algiers. 27  …
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   10 July 1870 …
  • … been found but see the memorandum to J.  D.  Hooker, [13 June 1870? ]. CD had asked for …
  • … W.  Curtis 1805 ). See letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July [1870] and nn.  3 and 4, and 8  …
  • … may have been the memorandum to J.  D.  Hooker, [13 June 1870? ]. Iberis umbellata is …
  • … to Gaetano Durando. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [ 29 June 1870] and n.  2. In Cross and …

To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1870]

Summary

Concern about futures of Willy [Hooker] and Horace [Darwin].

Henrietta [Darwin] back from Cannes.

CD has been to Cambridge to visit Frank [Darwin]. Saw Sedgwick, who took him to the [Geological] Museum and utterly exhausted him. Humiliating to be "killed by a man of 86".

Saw Alfred Newton.

CD has been working away on man, to much greater length (as usual) than expected,

and on cross- and self-fertilisation.

Does JDH happen to have seeds of Canna warszewiczii matured in some hot country?

Sympathises with JDH on Dawson’s paper – amusing that Dawson hashes up E. D. Cope’s and L. Agassiz’s views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 169–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7200

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   25 May [1870] …
  • … 133–4). CD refers to Charles Paget Hooker. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [22 May 1870] . …
  • … Hooker 1870 ). William Henslow Hooker. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [22 May 1870] and …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [22 May 1870] . CD refers to The student’s …
  • … lecture of 1870 (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [22 May 1870] and n.  5). The other …

From J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1870]

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Willy is back from New Zealand. JDH perturbed by what to do with him.

J. W. Dawson’s Bakerian lecture for Royal Society is full of errors, and JDH is forced to recommend that it not be published. [An abstract of the lecture was published: "On the pre-Carboniferous floras of north-eastern America", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 18 (1869–70): 333–5.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7198

Matches: 5 hits

  • Hooker, J. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … write me a line & tell me what you are doing & how you all fare. Ever Yr aff | J D Hooker
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [22 May 1870] …
  • … between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 May [1870] . The Sunday before …
  • … Arctic plants’ (Hooker 1860); see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2  …

To J. D. Hooker   14 October [1870]

Summary

Does not think so poorly of Nature as JDH does, by any means; fears Popular Science Review is rather ephemeral but more durable than Nature.

The case of the charlock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7344

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   14 October [1870] …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 October 1870 . CD was visiting …
  • … should be published (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 October 1870 ). Pop. Sc. R. : …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1870]

Summary

Asks whether JDH can send seeds of Hibiscus africanus and of Nolana prostrata raised at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7251

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [29 June 1870] …
  • … this letter and the letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 May [1870] and [13 June 1870? ] , and by …
  • … by Durando from Algiers. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [13 June 1870? ] and nn.  3 and 4. …
  • … been found. See also the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [13 June 1870? ] and n.  2, and Cross …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   21 February [1870]

Summary

Has read the notes on Rond [Round] Island which he owes to JDH. What an enigma its flora and fauna present, especially the problem of monocotyledons! Asks JDH’s opinion.

A new book on St Helena confirms CD’s observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 164–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7115

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • … vol.  17, enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869 . The …

To Friedrich Hildebrand   4 July 1870

Summary

Requests seeds of Nolana prostrata & Hibiscus Africanus, which have been matured in Germany or in the more Southern parts of Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  4 July 1870
Classmark:  Eilo Hildebrand (private collection of facsimiles). (Original, previously owned by Klaus Groove, sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7264F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … prostrata , but Hooker was unable to supply any (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 1 July  …
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