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To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1862]



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]



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

From Daniel Oliver   [4–8 February 1862]



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   2 July 1862



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, …

To G. H. K. Thwaites   15 June [1862]


Refers to his Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63]. Asks GHKT to investigate a similar case in Cinchona.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  15 June [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.278)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3606

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November [1861] ). The reference is to Hugh Algernon Weddell , a specialist on the flora of South America who had made a detailed study of Cinchona (see, for example, Weddell 1849 ). …

From J. D. Hooker   [15 and] 20 November [1862]



Sends CD West Ireland soundings.

More detail on his review "a la Lindley" [see 3797].

Bates’s paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566] is capital.

Andrew Murray’s article plays into CD’s hands through sheer ignorance.

JDH is on Royal Society Council.

Has no recollection of applying natural selection to Polynesians. None but a German would dig out such a passage if it exists [see 3812].

Has caused Tyndall to modify his pseudo-geology.

Has not seen Duke of Argyll’s review [Edinburgh Rev. 116 (1862): 378–97]. [The Duke] did not understand Orchids the least little bit, nor the Origin, when JDH saw him.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 20 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 71–2, 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3807

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  • letters seeking to avert the disruption (see Buchanan 1849  and Cameron et al. , eds.  1993). Hooker apparently refers to a polemical essay on the ecclesiastical history of Scotland written by the eighth duke ( G.  D.  Campbell 1848 ), and may be implying that it was not entirely of Argyll’s own authorship. The attribution of [G.  D.  Campbell] 1862  is confirmed by the Wellesley index 1: 511–12. See letter to J.  D.   …
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