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To J. D. Hooker   13 June [1850]

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On Himalayan stratigraphy. Believes JDH’s observations of glacial action are the first ever done east of Urals.

Barnacles and the species theory; impressed with variation.

Effect of CD’s species sketch on JDH’s view of willow systematics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 June [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1339

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To J. D. Hooker   9 April 1849

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Does not recommend that JDH publish extracts of his letters from India in the Athenæum.

CD criticises JDH’s observations on glacial deposits in Himalayas as insufficiently clear and detailed.

CD will live to finish barnacles and make a fool of himself over species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1239

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  • … Actually 28 March, see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 . See the second letter from …
  • 1849) contained more positive reviews of his letters to William Jackson Hooker . There is no evidence indicating that Hooker’s letters were divided and ‘spitted’, although not all the surviving letters are complete. See letters to H.  E. Strickland, [4 February 1849] and 10 February [1849] . J.  D. …

To J. D. Hooker   6 October [1848]

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CD makes progress with barnacles. Describes "supplemental" males in detail. In working out metamorphosis, their crustacean homologies followed automatically.

CD opposes appending first describer’s name to specific name.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 112a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1202

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  • … account (see second letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 ). CD had informed Hooker …

To J. D. Hooker   12 October 1849

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CD thinks great dam across Yangma valley is a lateral glacial moraine.

Reports on Birmingham BAAS meeting.

Details of water-cure.

Barnacles becoming tedious; careful description shows slight differences constitute varieties, not species.

Lamination of gneiss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Oct 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1260

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  • Letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 , at that time in John Stevens Henslow’s …
  • … Yangma River valley. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 . South America , pp.   …
  • … was Hooker, see the second letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 . Elizabeth Juliana …

To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1862]

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Thanks for Dawson’s letter. Doubts his evidence that climate of land was not glacial when upheaved after submergence.

Encloses memorandum of questions for C. V. Naudin.

Expression of the emotions.

Is building a hothouse for plant experimenting.

JDH’s ideas on America are more atrocious than his. What a new idea that struggle for existence is necessary to try to purge a government! Probably true. Slavery draws him one way one day, another the next. Yankees are "detestable toward us". Tocqueville.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3875

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  • letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] . CD read Tocqueville 1836  in February 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, 119: 22b). William Henslow Hooker . See letter from J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   15 [May 1862]

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Yellow anthers of Heterocentron produce on the same plant thrice as many seeds as the crimson anthers. Crimson anther seeds produce dwarf plants, others rise high up. Monochaetum ensiferum facts are still more strange. Wants to investigate the case, and asks for a plant of the Melastomataceae just before flowering.

Has JDH a Rhododendron boothii from Bhutan with pistil bent the wrong way?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [May 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3548

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  • J.  D.  Hooker 1849 ) had widened the interest of horticulturalists in using rhododendrons as garden plants. For Hooker’s reply to CD’s request, see the 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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  • … of Gärtner 1849  for CD’s work on hybridisation, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …
  • letter to Ray Society, [before 4 November 1964] . CD refers to Versuche und Beobachtungen über die Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (Experiments and observations on the production of hybrids in the plant kingdom: Gärtner 1849 ). CD had expressed a wish to see this work translated and Hooker had offered to raise the matter with the Ray Society , with the suggestion that CD put his request in writing (see letter to J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   13 January [1863]

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Acquired characteristics.

Huxley’s lectures: good on induction, bad on sterility, obscure on geology.

Asa Gray on slavery.

Falconer’s partial conversion.

Alphonse de Candolle on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3913

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  • 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1862] , and Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, 119: 22b). Hooker had been commissioned to write a flora of New Zealand ( J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   8 April [1857]

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Independence of variation from climate shown by several plant genera; CD asks for confirmation.

Progressing with book [Natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Apr [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2073

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  • letter to J.  D. Hooker, [21 March 1857] . Polygala vulgaris is common milkwort. Harvey 1849 , …

To J. D. Hooker   28 September [1861]

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Bates agrees with CD on neuter ants.

Orchids.

Repeating experiment of C. F. v. Gärtner to study Huxley’s idea of physiological species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3268

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

To J. D. Hooker   [9 May 1863]

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Lists the six honest believers in his species theory in England.

Asa Gray complains that Lyell acts like a judge on species, whereas CD complains of Lyell’s indecision.

CD working on divergence of leaves.

Distribution of Cameroon plants and the glacial theory.

Survival of island relics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4148

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  • … to A.  Gray 1849 ; however, Hooker could not recall the article (see letter from J.  D.   …

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1864]

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Emma prepares JDH for his visit to Wedgwood factory and Barlaston.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4473

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  • letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 or 27 April 1864] and n.  2. Rhododendron falconeri was one of the rhododendrons collected by J.  D. Hooker during his Himalayan travels from 1847 to 1850 and described in J.  D. Hooker 1849 . …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [or 28 September 1865]

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Agrees with JDH on difference in grief over loss of father and of child. His love of his father.

The Reader.

Politics and science.

Health improved by Bence Jones’s diet.

[Dated "Thursday 27th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 or 28] Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 115: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4901

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To J. D. Hooker   26 [December 1859]

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High, detailed praise for introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae [reprinted as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. CD expects it to convert botanists from doctrine of immutable creation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 33, 30a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2606

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To J. D. Hooker   8 November [1861]

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Orchid anatomy: homologies of column vascularisation.

Primula paper sent to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 126, 129b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3311

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 November [1861] . See letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 27 October [1861] , and to John Lindley , 1 November [1861]. Link 1849 . …

To J. D. Hooker   19 January [1865]

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"Climbing plants" sent off.

Encourages JDH to include notes on gradation of important characters in Genera plantarum or to write a paper on the subject. Has given prominence to gradation of unimportant characters in climbing plants. Believes that it is common for the same part in an individual plant to be in different states. Same may be true of important parts – for example position of ovule may differ.

Two articles in last Natural History Review interested him; "Colonial floras" [n.s. 5 (1865): 46–63]

and "Sexuality of cryptogams" [n.s. 5 (1865): 64–79].

Fact of similarity of orders in tropics is extremely curious. Thinks it may be connected with glacial destruction.

Leo Lesquereux says he is a convert for the curious reason that CD’s books make birth of Christ and redemption by grace so clear to him!

"Not one question [for JDH] in this letter!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 258a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4748

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  • 1849 ; however, the work was never undertaken (see Curle 1954 , p.  26). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To J. D. Hooker   25 November [1861]

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Acropera species may be males of other orchids.

Homologies of ducts in orchids.

Went to British Museum to see Bates’s mimetic butterflies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3329

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  • letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 October [1861] and 18 October [1861] . See also letter to Daniel Oliver, 30 November [1861] . See Orchids , pp.  206–10. Link 1849  and Brown 1831 . See letters to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]

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Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

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  • letter from James Manby Gully , who had treated CD at his Great Malvern hydropathic establishment in 1849, has not been found. William Henslow Hooker was recovering from a bout of scarlet fever; see letter from J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   10 May 1848

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Confident of species theory as result of applying it to cirripede sexual systems.

CD’s opinion of E. Blyth. JDH should meet Blyth, inquire about domesticated varieties, study insular flora, solve coal-plant problem.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 May 1848
Classmark:  DAR 114: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1174

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To J. D. Hooker   28 July [1868]

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Sorry to hear of baby’s illness.

Comments on statement that belief in natural selection is passing away. Common descent of species is almost universally accepted now, and this is more important. In large part acceptance is due to Origin. Discusses reception of and interest in Origin in various countries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6292

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  • letter from H.  E.  Strickland, 15 February 1849  and n.  5. On Edward Forbes’s theory of polarity, see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
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