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From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1865]

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JDH on the Lyell–Lubbock plagiarism controversy. His view of the true cause of Lubbock’s behaviour.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 24–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4849

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  • John Lubbock was 31 and Charles Lyell was 67. Hooker is probably referring to the ‘Hippocampus controversy’, the public argument over differences between human and ape brains that lasted from about 1860  …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 March 1863]

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Lyell’s position on mutability.

Directions for care of hothouse plants.

Falconer hostile to Lyell’s book.

JDH’s Wedgwood ware collection.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 114–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4036

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  • 1860  and 1861). Wallace’s remarks are not recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society . In his letter to Hooker of 5 March [1863] , CD expressed a hope that Hooker might visit Down, if he could ‘spare a Sunday’. Hooker refers to the bishop of Natal, John William Colenso , the first part of whose book on the Pentateuch (Colenso 1862) had sparked religious controversy concerning rational biblical criticism. John Lubbock

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 (probably JDH/2/1/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3469

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  • John and Ellen Frances Lubbock . William Jackson Hooker had been seriously ill since the summer of 1861 ( Allan 1967 , pp.  207, 208). Hooker refers to examinations for admission to the Army Medical Service, held at Chelsea Hospital in March 1862. Hooker served for many years as a scientific examiner for medical officers in the armed services (L.  Huxley ed.  1918, 1: 387); he was examiner for the paper on natural history, held on 11 March 1862 ( Statistical, Sanitary, and Medical Reports 1860, …
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