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From J. D. Hooker   6 and 7 April 1850

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Spoke too harshly about CD’s involvement in nomenclatural reform.

JDH used to think CD "too prone to theoretical considerations about species", hence was pleased CD took up a difficult group like barnacles. CD’s theories have progressed but JDH not converted. Sikkim has not cleared up his doubts about CD’s doctrines.

Argument with Falconer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 and 7 Apr 1850
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India Letters 1847–51: 274–6 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1319

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  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12 October 1849 . In his notes on variation in nature, DAR …
  • letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 . Jang Bahadur, prime minister of Nepal, had assisted Hooker in gaining permission and protection for his first expedition to Nepal in 1848 ( J.  D. …
  • … of peaks in Tibet (see letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 ). A.  von Humboldt 1843 . …
  • … to be made (see second letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 , n.  12). Presumably an …

From J. D. Hooker   24 June 1849

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Pleasure at receiving CD’s scientific letters to JDH and Hodgson.

The H. Wedgwoods’ pecuniary loss.

Condolences at CD’s father’s death.

Rajah harasses JDH’s work. Lack of supplies, rain, malarial valleys, and landslips make going difficult. Cannot get into Tibet.

"Twenty species [of plants] here [Camp Sikkim] to one there [Tierra del Fuego?] always are asking me the vexed question, ""where do we come from?""."

From observation of terraces descending to steppes and plains of India, he thinks that the Himalayas were once a grand fiord coast.

Has information CD requested on Yangsma valley. JDH’s detailed hypothesis of origin of dam there. Does not agree with CD’s interpretation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 187–8 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1247

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  • … the Yangma terraces in his letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 April 1849 . For his comments on …
  • … valley formation, see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12 October 1849 . ‘A mountain stream which …

From J. D. Hooker   3 February 1849

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Physical description of Sikkim mountains.

Travelling through Kinchin snows.

Transported boulders.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 131–5 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1219

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  • letter from J.  D. Hooker, 13 October 1848 ) he had completed an expedition through the Sikkim Himalaya and Tibet, returning to Darjeeling on 19 January 1849. Hooker’s published account of this journey makes up most of the first volume of J.  D. …
  • J.  D. Hooker 1854 , 1: 115). See Campbell 1849 , p.  525, for Archibald Campbell ’s account of the meeting with the Sikkim Rajah. C.  J. Muller (see letter

From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1861]

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List of Australian plants that have become naturalised in the Nilgiris [India] and are turning out the native trees.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 205.4: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3269

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 ). The annotation …

From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1865

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On novels he has been reading: Eliot, Richardson, etc.

On Wallace, the Reader, and anthropology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 37–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4910

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  • … Medal in 1849. For Hooker’s opinion of Murchison, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 3  …

From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1864]

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Sends Nepenthes laevis.

Wallace for the Royal Medal is a good thought.

W. H. Harvey is at Kew and JDH has asked him about desert climbers.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4623

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From J. D. Hooker   [c. 25 March 1854]

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JDH summarises letter from Humboldt.

JDH answers CD’s questions on glacial action in Himalayas.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 Mar 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 382
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1559

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  • … and in Correspondence vol.  4, letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 , n.  12. Henry …

From J. D. Hooker   30 September 1849

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CD partly right. JDH was calling "stratification" what CD calls "foliation". Answers CD’s question on cleavage foliation in Himalayas. Glacial action.

Charmed by CD’s Admiralty instructions on geology [in Manual of scientific enquiry (1849), Collected papers 1: 227–50], but complains he does not give prices of books and instruments he recommends.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 217–18 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1257

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  • 1849. Before working in India, he had been employed by the Geological Survey of Great Britain (see letter from J.  D. Hooker, …
  • J.  D. Hooker 1854 , 2: 133–8. John Grant Malcolmson had died in Dhoolia, India, in 1844 ( Gentleman’s Magazine n.s. 21 (1844): 670). Lord Dalhousie, governor-general of India. The Admiralty manual, Herschel ed. 1849. Alexander James Adie , Scottish instrument maker (see letter

From J. D. Hooker   16 September 1864

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Rejoices that CD is beginning "the book of books", Variation.

Suggests that changes in colour of pollen, stigma, and corolla, as Scott reports in his Primula paper, may be related to changes in the insects required for pollination.

Supports Gärtner translation by Ray Society.

Comments on recent addresses by Lyell [Rep. BAAS 34 (1864): lx–lxxv], Bentham [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 8 (1864): ix–xxiii], and Murchison [Rep. BAAS 34 (1864): 130–6].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 243–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4614

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From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [after 20 October 1873?]

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Composition of the residue left on evaporation of the fluid in Nepenthes.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Oct 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 60.2: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9792

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  • letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 October 1873 . Thiselton-Dyer’s quotation is from Augustus Voelcker in Voelcker 1849 . …

From J. D. Hooker   [2 April 1864]

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JDH explains why he cannot take Scott on at Kew.

John Tyndall cannot answer CD’s questions on glaciers. Edward Frankland’s ignorance. In JDH’s opinion, heaviness of winter snowfall is the greatest element in size of glaciers and this is a function of low mean temperature. Discusses descent of glaciers.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 198–200, 203; DAR 104: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4445

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  • … vol.  4, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 October 1848  and 30 September 1849 , and n.  13, …

From Daniel Oliver   [4–8 February 1862]

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Cites descriptions of melastomads in C. V. Naudin, Annales des Sciences Naturelles 3d ser., vols. 12–18.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–8 Feb 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 205.8: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2916

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  • letter to Asa Gray, 16 February [1862] ), but apparently communicated the enquiries to Oliver and Joseph Dalton Hooker , his associates at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [8 February 1862] and n.  2). Oliver cites Naudin 1849– …

From J. D. Hooker   [17 February 1865]

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Why botanists will not subscribe to Falconer’s bust with enthusiasm.

Scott has been offered curatorship at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4773

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  • … vol.  4, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 13  October 1848 , 3 February 1849 , and 6 and 7  …

From E. A. Darwin   [15? April 1864]

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Sir Henry Holland wants to see [Erasmus Darwin] Zoonomia.

Snow [F. J. Wedgwood] has gone, hoping to meet Fanny who is in a state of anxiety.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15? Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4482

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  • letter to W.  D. Fox, 6 February [1849] and n.  2, Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Henry Holland, 26 March [1862] , and this volume, letter to J.  D. Hooker, …

From J. D. Hooker   2 July 1862

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Will see to Masdevallia and Bonatea.

Domestic matters.

Lyell’s health.

CD’s eczema.

Hopes CD will solve the mystery of Melastoma.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3636

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 [June 1862] . Hooker refers to his father, William Jackson Hooker . James Paget was a leading London surgeon. In 1849, …

From Hugh Algernon Weddell   13 May 1863

Summary

Has searched in vain for the Ophrys apifera CD asked for.

Thanks CD for paper on Linum [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Calls CD’s attention to his observations on Rubiaceae.

Author:  Hugh Algernon Weddell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 110: B60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4161

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  • 1849 . CD had been informed of Weddell’s description of dimorphism in Cinchona , a member of the Rubiaceae, in 1861 (see Correspondence vol.  9, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   26–7 January 1863

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Has done extensive plant hybridisation: strawberry, raspberry, Rhododendron.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26–7 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3948

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  • letter to Isaac Anderson-Henry, 20 January [1863] ), and whether short stamens produced dwarf plants. See n.  20, below. Rhododendron edgworthii was described in J.  D.  Hooker 1849 . …

From J. D. Hooker   4 February 1867

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Has declined Presidency of BAAS.

Relation of insular and continental genera will always be difficult problem.

On Providence and the "continuity theory".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 138–142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5390

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  • 1849] , and Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April [1853] ; see also Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix II. See Bentham and Hooker 1862 –83, 1: 930, for Bentham’s description of Thapsia. Hooker mentioned Monizia edulis (a synonym of Daucus edulis ) and Melanoselinum when noting how odd it would be if some of the plants on Madeira were found on a British island or mountain (see J.  D.   …

From W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

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Has signed and forwarded some orders.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4271

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 [August 1863] ). The letter from Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin has not been found. The reference is to Mulder 1849 . …

From J. D. Hooker   25 August 1854

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JDH and F. W. Binney identify Calamites specimens as pith casts. They are cryptogams related to, but higher than, Lycopodiaceae and contradict progression.

Insects found in coal.

Lyell says Stonesfield slate marsupials are actually placentals.

JDH reading Alexander Braun on individuality ["Das Individuum der Pflanze in seinem Verhältniss zur Species", Abh. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (Phys. Kl.) (1853): 19–122].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Aug 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1581

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  • 1849 . Edward William Binney , who resided in Manchester, was an expert on the fossil plants of the coal seams of the Midlands. See Correspondence vol.  4, letter to J.  D. Hooker, [ …
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