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From C. J. F. Bunbury   16 April 1856

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Is interested by what CD tells him about his researches and speculations on species, variation, and distribution. Hopes he will not give up the idea of publishing his views. Advises CD on need for caution and candour. Raises some difficulties with "specific centre" theory of distribution.

Author:  Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1856
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1854

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DCP-LETT-1854
  • … Lyell, 1–2 May 1856 , n.  7. E.  Forbes 1854. Discussed by Bunbury in C.  J. F. Bunbury …

To J. D. Hooker   [9 or 16 February 1854]

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Has received JDH’s book [Himalayan journals (1854)]. Is very gratified by the dedication to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 or 16] Feb 1854
Classmark:  Oliver N. Hooker (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1552F

Matches: 16 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [9 or 16 February 1854] …
  • … Oliver N. Hooker (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Feb 1854 16 …
  • … Feb 1854 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … received JDH’s book [ Himalayan journals (1854)]. Is very gratified by the dedication to …
  • … read’ in his reading notebooks on 23 March 1854 (see Correspondence 4, Appendix IV, 128: …
  • … date is established by the publication date of Hooker 1854 (see n.  2, below), and by the …
  • … letter and the letter to Charles Lyell, 18 February [1854] ( Correspondence vol.  5), in …
  • … which there is a reference to the dedication in Hooker 1854. …
  • … In 1854, 9 and 16 February were Thursdays. …
  • … Hooker’s Himalayan journals (Hooker 1854) was published …
  • … in mid-February 1854 ( Publishers’ …
  • … Circular 1854). An annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 392–3). …
  • … read’ in his reading notebooks on 7 March 1854 (see Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, …
  • … Volumes are Dedicated, by his affectionate friend, J.  D. Hooker. Kew, Jan.  12th, 1854’ ( …
  • … Hooker 1854, 1: [v]). Emma Darwin. CD may refer …
  • … from Donkia Pass’, in volume 2 of Hooker 1854, facing page 124. CD recorded Stansbury  …

To J. D. Hooker   7 September [1854]

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On individuality.

Huxley’s review exquisite, but too severe on Vestiges; sorry for ridicule of Agassiz’s embryonic fishes.

Stonesfield mammals.

J. O. Westwood deserves Royal Society Medal.

Will begin species work in a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Sept [1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1588

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   7 September [1854] …
  • … DAR 114: 124 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Sept [1854] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Press. 1985–. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Nunn, John. 1850. Narrative of the wreck of …
  • … Letter from J.  D. Hooker, 25 August 1854 , which is now incomplete. CD refers to several …
  • … the missing section of the letter. Living Cirripedia (1854) . Braun 1853b. See letter from …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 25 August 1854 , n.  13. When CD began work on his ‘first cirripede’ in …
  • … vol.  5, Appendix I) for 9 September 1854 reads: Finished packing up all my cirripedes. …
  • … orders, as discussed in Living Cirripedia (1854):  565: The whole case seems to me very …
  • … 1854a (see letter to Huxley, 2 September [1854]). CD refers to George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … see letter from J.  D. Hooker, 25 August 1854 , n.  11, and also Correspondence vol.  2, …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew. In the summer of 1854, Hooker had been appointed to the medical …
  • … directed against Hooker ( Lancet , 19 August 1854, pp.  152–3): These appointments are …
  • … Charles Wood continued for the rest of the year (see the Lancet , 2 September 1854, pp.   …
  • … 197–8; 9 September 1854, p.   …
  • … 220; 16 December 1854, pp.  512–13). …
  • … The host city of the September 1854 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement …

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   15 April [1853]

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Discusses the development and morphology of Verruca.

Would be proud to receive memoir ["Les crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  15 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1515

Matches: 15 hits

  • … Verruca . Would be proud to receive memoir ["Les crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)]. …
  • … the Greek derivation of the name. A copy of Bosquet 1854  is in the Darwin Library–Down. …
  • … Bosquet, Joseph Augustin Hubert de. 1854. Monographie des Crustaces fossiles du terrain …
  • … Society. 1851. Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ …
  • … Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of …
  • … letter to J.  A. H. de Bosquet, 17 December [1852]). Living Cirripedia (1854):  496–526  …
  • … and Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  41–4. The diagrams were not …
  • … by the copyist. Living Cirripedia (1854):  Plate XXI has figures of five species of …
  • … s misreading of ‘terga’. Living Cirripedia (1854):  518–20, 520–1. Bosquet apparently …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … adopted CD’s manuscript name. See Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  43 and …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854):  525–6, both of which cite Bosquet’s Monographie des Crustacés …
  • … but the work did not actually appear until 1854. Bosquet sent CD specimens of some of the …
  • … no adductor ridge. See Living Cirripedia (1854):  526. In Living Cirripedia (1851) , the …

From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1854]

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JDH’s contempt for R. I. Murchison.

There is a Cyperus species and a Pteris species endemic to hot volcanoes of Ischia. Why are there no other migrators?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 214–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1629

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [3 November 1854] …
  • … DAR 104: 214–15 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [3 Nov 1854] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … for several days at the end of October 1854. They visited the Crystal Palace at Sydenham …
  • … botanist and palaeobotanist. Murchison 1854 . Unger’s work on the fossil flora of Europe ( …
  • … Paris. 1824–44. Murchison, Roderick Impey. 1854. Siluria; the history of the oldest known …
  • … John C. 1981. R. I. Murchison’s Siluria (1854 and later). Archives of Natural History 10: …
  • … letter from G.  R. Waterhouse, 11 November 1854 , n.  2. J.  D. Hooker 1854b. Hooker had …
  • … 14 November 1844 , n.  2). CD had been elected a fellow on 7 March 1854 and admitted …
  • … on 2 May 1854 ( Gage 1938 , p.  52). Thomas Bell had been elected president of the society …
  • … the Mediterr: see Hookers Jour. Bot for Nov 1854. p.  351. (it is on Athenæum table—) now …
  • … account of the publication of Murchison 1854 . David Lyall had been assistant surgeon in …
  • … s visit to Down at the end of October 1854 (see n.  12, below), CD had evidently asked …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [15 November 1854] ). A note in DAR 114.4: 222a may be the text …

Smith, Frederick. 1854. Essay on the genera and species of British Formicidæ. [Read 4 December 1854.] Transactions of the Entomological Society of London n.s. 3 (1854–6): 95-135.

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  • … Smith, Frederick. 1854. Essay on the genera and species …
  • … of British Formicidæ. [Read 4 December 1854. ] Transactions of the Entomological …
  • … Society of London n.s. 3 (1854–6): 95-135. 7 …

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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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   25 August 1854
  • … DAR 205.9: 384 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 25 Aug 1854 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Royal College of Surgeons. Owen, Richard. 1854. On some fossil reptilian and mammalian …
  • … remains from the Purbecks. [Read 7 June 1854. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological …
  • … 10: 420–33. Westwood, John Obadiah. 1854. Contributions to fossil entomology. Quarterly …
  • … James Clark (not Clarke). In the autumn of 1854, through Sir James’s influence, Hooker was …
  • … botaniques. Paris. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Meneghini, Giuseppi. 1853. On the animal …
  • … Hooker 1855). It was read on 14 December 1854 at the Royal Society. In their paper, Binney …
  • … Hooker 1855, p.  151). See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [29 June 1854] , and letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 7 July [1854] , concerning the subject of ‘high and low’ development in the …
  • … at a meeting of the Geological Society on 10 May 1854 in which he noted the difficulty in …
  • … some fossils of vegetable origin ( Westwood 1854 , pp.  382, 386–7). The nature of certain …
  • … had recently read a paper ( R.  Owen 1854 ) describing Spalacotherium , a new mammalian …
  • … Bonney 1919 , p.  6). See letter to Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood, 18 [August 1854] . …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854) , available for distribution in early September ( letter to T.   …
  • … H. Huxley, 2 September [1854] ). Possibly a reference to Hooker’s application to the East …

To John Price   26 [August 1854]

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Discusses specimen of Balanus crenatus.

Sorry JP’s children are ill.

Will come to Liverpool if well [for meeting of BAAS].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  26 [Aug 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1582

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  • … To John Price    26 [August 1854] …
  • … DAR 147: 272 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [Aug 1854] John Price …
  • … and to having his second volume ( Living Cirripedia (1854) ) ‘printed off’. CD recorded …
  • … final revision of the proofs on 15 July 1854 (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol.  5, Appendix …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … coast, was referred to in Living Cirripedia (1854) as the ‘great Balani’. It was described …
  • … of these regions ‘as a delicious article of food’. ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  208, 209). …
  • … in his descriptions in Living Cirripedia (1854):  135–43, 145–6, and 390–2. Because these …
  • … as to the downward growth of the Coronula. ’ ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  411–12). See the …
  • … of the attachment of Chelonobia caretta in Living Cirripedia (1854):  390–2. There is a …
  • … of £3 to Miss Meek recorded on 16 November 1854 in CD’s Account book (Down House MS). The …

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   13 August [1854]

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Thanks JAHdeB for his present of two volumes [Description des Entomostracés fossiles des terrains tertiaires de la France et de la Belgique (1852) and "Les Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)]. CD was interested in the remarks on geographical distribution of the Entomostraca.

CD’s second volume for the Ray Society [Living Cirripedia] is finished but not yet published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  13 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Lucy T. Eisenberg (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1578

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  • … To J.  A. H. de Bosquet   13 August [1854] …
  • … collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Aug [1854] Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet …
  • … and "Les Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)]. CD was interested in the remarks on …
  • … Bosquet 1852  and 1854. Both volumes are in the Darwin Library–Down. …
  • … the final revision of Living Cirripedia (1854) on 15 July (‘Journal’; Correspondence …
  • … copies for both Living Cirripedia (1851) and Living Cirripedia (1854) (MS attached to CD’ …
  • … s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library). …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1854]

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Fossil leaves from Disko Island.

JDH to begin working out the botanical geography of the polar sea.

Has not forgotten CD’s request on aberrant species.

Has taken a house on Richmond Hill.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1600

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [6 November 1854] …
  • … DAR 205.9: 385 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [6 Nov 1854] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … for whom CD was seeking a place at Kew (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 15 November [1854] ). …
  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, 5 November [1854] . Disko Island, off the west coast of Greenland …
  • … of the Philosophical Club on 23 November 1854 ( Bonney 1919 , p.  126). The Arctic fossils …
  • … Tertiary period. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [3 November 1854] , n.  4. J.  D. Hooker …
  • … See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [3 November 1854] , n.  7. George Bentham. When Bentham …
  • … Montague Villas, Richmond Hill, in December 1854 (L.  Huxley ed. 1918, 1: 352). According …
  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, 5 November [1854] , n.  5). Joachim Barrande and Edward Forbes. …

To Albany Hancock   24 August [1854]

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Can AH spare Alcippe specimens for British Museum?

C. S. Bate has found Alcippe off Plymouth.

Discusses returning specimens to AH.

Owes to AH the discussion of powers of excavation of Verruca in Living Cirripedia [vol. 2 (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  24 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1580

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  • … To Albany Hancock   24 August [1854] …
  • … of the New York Botanical Garden Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Aug [1854] Albany Hancock …
  • … AH the discussion of powers of excavation of Verruca in Living Cirripedia [vol. 2 (1854)]. …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … from Hancock’s collection was Balanus porcatus ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  256–9). …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854):  529–63. …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854):  512–18. CD prefaced this section by stating: ‘My attention was …

To Charles Lyell   18 February [1854]

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Comments on CL’s plan to visit Tenerife.

Discusses inclination of strata on islands and around mountains.

Personal affairs of several scientists.

Visit by Henslow.

Notes publication by Hooker [Himalayan journals (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  18 Feb [1854]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1553

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  • … To Charles Lyell   18 February [1854] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.108) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Feb [1854] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … scientists. Visit by Henslow. Notes publication by Hooker [ Himalayan journals (1854)]. …
  • … the first proofs of Living Cirripedia (1854) (see ‘Journal’; Correspondence vol.  5, …
  • … to visit the Canary Islands in February 1854, returning to England in April. Extracts from …
  • … Collins Harvill. Ramsay, Andrew Crombie. 1854. On the geology of the gold-bearing district …
  • … 2: 192). A later letter to Horner, 21 February 1854 ( ibid . , pp.  193–6), contains more …
  • … deposits had been discovered by the Geological Survey in Wales (see Ramsay 1854 ). In his …
  • … to the Geological Society (17 February 1854), Forbes reported that areas of the Permian …
  • … of the Geological Society of London 10 (1854): xl). Of the Académie des Sciences. Urbain …
  • … Society. At the meeting of 18 January 1854, Prestwich read a paper ‘On the origin of the …
  • … Journal of the Geological Society 10 (1854): 241). Jones may have believed that Prestwich …

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   13 October [1853]

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Discusses publication of Fossil Cirripedia.

Comments on paper by JAHdeB ["Les crustacés fossiles du terrain Crétacé du Limbourg", Verh. Uitg. Comm. Geol. Beschrijving & Kaart Ned. 2 (1854): 11–137].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  13 Oct [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1537

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  • … Crétacé du Limbourg", Verh. Uitg. Comm. Geol. Beschrijving & Kaart Ned. 2 (1854): 11–137]. …
  • … Spauwen, Belgium, in Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  29 n.  1. CD thanked Bosquet for specimens …
  • … of B.  unguiformis ) and for the variety erisma ( Fossil Cirripedia (1854):  29, 30). …
  • … Bosquet, Joseph Augustin Hubert de. 1854. Monographie des Crustaces fossiles du terrain …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Fossil Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the fossil Balanidæ and …
  • … Verrucidæ of Great Britain. By Charles Darwin. London: Palaeontographical Society. 1854. …
  • … Bosquet 1854 . See letter to J.  A. H. de Bosquet, 15 April [1853] , n.  6. …
  • … systematicus specierum’ ( Living Cirripedia (1854):  631, 637). CD began working on the …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   24 December 1853

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Comments on MS of JAHdeB’s work ["Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  24 Dec 1853
Classmark:  DAR 143: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1543

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  • … Comments on MS of JAHdeB’s work ["Crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)]. …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854):  296. …
  • … Living Cirripedia (1854):  293. Referring to CD, Bosquet wrote: ‘Ce Naturaliste distingué …
  • … et solides du Genre Verruca. ’ ( Bosquet 1854 , p.  13 n. ). See letter to J.  A. H. de …
  • … Bosquet, Joseph Augustin Hubert de. 1854. Monographie des Crustaces fossiles du terrain …
  • … Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidæ, etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. …
  • … The manuscript of Bosquet 1854 . See Fossil Cirripedia (1851):  10. See letter to J.  A. …
  • … Synopsis et index systematicus specierum’ of Living Cirripedia (1854):  626, 631, and 637. …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [June 1854]

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CD gives his definition of "highness" and "lowness" as "morphological differentiation" from a common embryo or archetype. JDH’s view, with which CD agrees when it can be applied, is the same as Milne-Edwards’, i.e., the physiological division of labour. There is little agreement among zoologists and CD admits his own lack of clarity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1573

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   27 [June 1854] …
  • … DAR 114: 121 Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 [June 1854] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 4, letter to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] and n.  3. [Brodie] 1854 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [24 June 1854] , and letter to Josiah …
  • … Wedgwood III, 1 May [1854] , n.  2. Henri Milne-Edwards advanced the principle of the ‘ …
  • … University Press. [Brodie, Benjamin Collins]. 1854. Psychological inquiries: in a series …
  • … were discussed in Living Cirripedia (1854):  19–20. He specifically mentioned James Dwight …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Milne-Edwards, Henri. 1844. Considérations …

From J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1854]

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JDH on "highness" of Coniferae: they are genuine Dicotyledons, not a link to cryptogams; that is a geologists’ fallacy. Thus they are highest plants in Carboniferous.

Does not agree with CD’s "elastic" species theory. Long correspondence with Lyell on this.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1576

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [29 June 1854] …
  • … DAR 205.9: 383 Joseph Dalton Hooker Hitcham [29 June 1854] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … ibid . , pp.  95–117). See also letter to S.  P. Woodward, 6 May 1854 , n.  4. J.  D. …
  • … Hooker 1855 (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 7 July [1854] ). …
  • … after letter to J.  D. Hooker, 27 [June 1854] . The use of chloroform as a general …
  • … chloroform. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [24 June 1854] . See letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 27 [June 1854] . Vegetable kingdom. Forbes and Hanley [1848–]1853, 1: xi. The …
  • … Bibliography Carpenter, William Benjamin. 1854. Principles of comparative physiology. 4th …
  • … Jones 1845–52 , 1: 50, 53, 59. Carpenter 1854 , pp.  16–20, 59. An annotated copy is in …

To T. H. Huxley   2 September [1854]

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Second Living Cirripedia volume published. Asks THH’s advice on presentation copies for continental naturalists.

THH’s review of Vestiges of creation in [Br. & Foreign Med.-Chir. Rev. 13 (1854)]. CD is almost as unorthodox on species as the author of Vestiges, but hopes not quite so unphilosophical.

Hopes L. Agassiz was sounder on embryological stages than THH thinks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  2 Sept [1854]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1587

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  • … To T.  H. Huxley   2 September [1854] …
  • … embryonic fish’ in letter to J.  D. Hooker, 7 September [1854] , and in Origin , p.  338. …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Sept [1854] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … in [ Br. & Foreign Med. -Chir. Rev. 13 (1854)]. CD is almost as unorthodox on species as …
  • … London: Blond & Briggs. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … history at the School of Mines in July 1854; the position had been made vacant by Edward …
  • … MS attached to CD’s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library). …

From Richard Thomas Lowe   19 September 1854

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The land shells, both fossil and recent, of Madeira and Porto Santo have features peculiar to them, so RTL would have no difficulty in identifying them.

Author:  Richard Thomas Lowe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1593

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  • … From Richard Thomas Lowe   19 September 1854
  • … 392 Richard Thomas Lowe Lea Rectory, Gainsborough 19 Sept 1854 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ray Society. 1851. Living Cirripedia (1854): A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with …
  • … arising from a paper on the Madeiran Mollusca ( Lowe 1854 ) read at a meeting of the …
  • … Zoological Society of London on 25 July 1854. In his paper, Lowe described both recent and …
  • … of the Cambridge Philosophical Society . Lowe 1854  was intended to replace those parts of …
  • … etc. By Charles Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. Lowe, Richard Thomas. 1851. Primitiæ et …
  • … Society. London. Lowe, Richard Thomas. 1854. Catalogus Molluscorum pneumonatorum Insularum …
  • … Lowe 1851  that dealt with the Mollusca ( Lowe 1854 , p.  161 n. ). …
  • … H.  arcinella is described in Lowe 1854 , p.  181. Thomas Vernon Wollaston, entomologist …
  • … attached to CD’s copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in Cambridge University Library). In the …

To J. D. Hooker   5 November [1854]

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Congratulates JDH on receipt of Royal Medal.

CD gathering facts on aberrant genera of insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Nov [1854]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1597

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   5 November [1854] …
  • … DAR 114: 152 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Nov [1854] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Hooker, [4 November 1853] ). See letter from G.  R. Waterhouse, 11 November 1854 . For the …
  • … meeting of the Linnean Society on 7 November 1854 (see letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 3 November [1854] ). According to Emma Darwin’s diary, Fanny Mosley Wedgwood …
  • … took place at the meeting of 30 November 1854. Hooker was recognised, among other things, …
  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 7 (1854–5): 261). CD had been awarded the Royal …

From J. D. Hooker   [24 June 1854]

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Birth of JDH’s second child.

Asks CD’s view of "highness" and "lowness" in animals. Gives his own for plants; extent of deviation from type, e.g., floral parts deviating from leaf.

Reading B. C. Brodie’s Psychological inquiries [1854].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 202–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1572

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [24 June 1854] …
  • … DAR 104: 202–4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Hitcham [24 June 1854] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography [Brodie, Benjamin Collins]. 1854. Psychological inquiries: in a series of …
  • … floral parts deviating from leaf. Reading B. C. Brodie’s Psychological inquiries [1854]. …
  • … see n.  2, below). The Hookers’ second child, Harriet Anne, born on 23 June 1854. [ …
  • … Brodie] 1854 . After ‘great’, Hooker had written and then deleted: ‘*deviation from [ …
  • … see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 27 [June 1854] . CD had been in London 21 to 23 June. He …
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Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … resignation in 1850. It was not until his appointment in 1854 as head of a new body dealing with …
  • … brought tears into my father’s eyes ’. From 1854, Darwin was a member of the Royal Society …