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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   [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.   …

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.   …

From Hugh Algernon Weddell   13 May 1863

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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 W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

Summary

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 . …

To Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener   [before 3 February 1863]

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Answers D. Beaton’s criticism of Gärtner’s work, defending his results in crossing experiments and vindicating the memory of "one of the most laborious lovers of truth who ever lived".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 3 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener n.s. 4 (1863): 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3966

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  • letter from Charles Darwin to the Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener , [before 27 January 1863]’, nn.  3 and 7). There is a heavily annotated copy of Gärtner 1849  in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 256–98). CD had earlier referred to Beaton’s repeated criticisms of Gärtner in the Journal of Horticulture , telling Joseph Dalton Hooker : ‘He has made me indignant by the way he speaks of Gärtner, evidently knowing nothing of his work’ (see Correspondence vol.  9, letter to J.  D.   …

To Asa Gray   11 May [1863]

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CD despairs when men like AG and Lyell consider themselves incapable of judging on change of species by descent.

Is confused over phyllotaxy.

Has been looking at Plantago lanceolata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 May [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153

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  • letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863 . Joseph Dalton Hooker could not recall having made this statement (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [13 May 1863] ); however, Gray had read a paper on phyllotaxy at the second meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ( A.  Gray 1849 ). …