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To W. J. Hooker   [c. February 1849]

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Thanks WJH for information on J. D. Hooker’s progress.

J. D. Hooker promised a copy of his Galapagos paper. Can WJH forward one to the Athenaeum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [c. Feb 1849]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–J 1849, 27: 155)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1218

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  • … Archipelago’ ( J. D. Hooker 1846b ). See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 . …
  • letter had been sent from India in October 1848 (see second letter from J.  D. Hooker, 3 February 1849 ). …

To J. S. Henslow   [7 October 1849]

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Thanks JSH for information and suggestions on benefit clubs,

and for a shipment of fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [7 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A89–A90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1283

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  • … Gazette , no. 42, 20 October 1849, pp.  662–3. Letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 . …
  • … from the reference to the letter from J.  D. Hooker, 24 June 1849 , which CD received on …

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. …

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 …

To J. S. Henslow   [before 12 October 1849]

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J. B. Innes is greatly obliged for JSH’s letter. JSH’s observation of chalk flints strikes CD as "very curious".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 12 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1284

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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 …

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   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

To J. D. Hooker   28 March 1849

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CD’s health and his father’s death have delayed his answer. Describes J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

JDH’s Galapagos papers [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] have excellent discussion of geographical distribution, but why no general treatment of affinities?

CD’s views on clay-slate laminae.

Turmoil in Royal Society between naturalists and physicists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1236

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  • letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D. Fox, [6 March 1849] , this is inferred. James Manby Gully introduced the ‘lamp bath’ into hydropathic practice. Prior to this, the ‘blanket sweat’, in which the patient was wrapped in blankets and an eiderdown, was the process for inducing perspiration. The lamp bath was a much quicker process ( Metcalfe 1906 , p.  73). J.  D. Hooker

To J. S. Henslow   [26 September 1849]

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Describes the Birmingham meeting [1849] of BAAS.

His health is poor. Continues with water-cure with considerable benefit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [26 Sept 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A92–A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1254

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  • 1849); and Mrs Leeves, Elizabeth Juliana Sabine’s mother. Extracts from J.  D. Hooker’s letters
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