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From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1865]

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JDH on the Lyell–Lubbock plagiarism controversy. His view of the true cause of Lubbock’s behaviour.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 24–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4849

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To John Lubbock   19 [July 1855]

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Congratulations to JL on finding musk-ox fossil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  19 [July 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 1 (EH 88206446)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1720

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From Charles Lyell to J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1865]

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Emcloses copies of correspondence concerning his dispute with John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1865]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/2/1/14 f.323); The University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 113/3650–3, 3813–20, 3821–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4844F

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  • John Lubbock to CD and Thomas Henry Huxley as well as Hooker (letter from Charles Lyell to …
  • Lubbock had written to Lyell in March 1865 (letter from John Lubbock to Charles Lyell, 13  …
  • letter from Charles Lyell to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 June 1865, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives, Huxley papers , 6: 104). Lubbock consulted Busk and John
  • Lubbock had written his paper ( Lubbock 1861 ) after Lyell had completed his chapter on Danish shell-mounds; see n.  6, above. Lyell’s explanation of the discrepancy is given in the third enclosure (letter from Charles Lyell to John Lubbock, …
  • letter to which you refer & which you think I ought to have quoted, I can only say that I would willingly have printed our correspondence, in my preface, if I had felt authorised to do so. I really cannot see that you have any reason to complain of me, & as I have the satisfaction of feeling that this is the opinion of several of our mutual friends I cannot but hope that on further consideration you will yourself arrive at the same conclusion. I am very glad that you like what you have seen of the book itself, & remain, dear Sir Charles, | Yours truly | John Lubbock w Sir C Lyell

To Anton Dohrn   16 April and 9 August 1874

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Has written to J. Murray to have account of the Zoological Station inserted in the Murray guidebook.

The circular about the Station has been printed; some have already signed.

Received R. Kossman’s paper on Anelasma ["Untersuchungen über die durch Parasitismus hervorgerufenen Umbildungen in der Familie der Pedunculata", Verh. Phys.-med. Ges. Würz. N. F. 5 (1874): 129–57]. The case is the most interesting ever recorded of gradation, i.e., from an animal with a stomach to one with roots like a plant.

Delighted he will examine the complemental males of Scalpellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  16 Apr and 9 Aug 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 702)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9414

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From J. D. Hooker   [15 June 1865]

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Impressed by Tylor’s book [see 4836].

Encloses admirable note from Huxley on Lyell–Lubbock affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 28; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 2: 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4855

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To John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874]

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Circular requesting recipients to sign an enclosed [missing] statement [relating to appeal for Naples Zoological Station] if they approve of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Philip Lutley Sclater; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; William Benjamin Carpenter; Michael Foster
Date:  [7 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9384

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  • John Lubbock, 8 April [1874] . John Lubbock . Philip Lutley Sclater was secretary of the Zoological Society, located at 11 Hanover Square, London W. ( DSB , Post Office London directory , 1875). Charles Lyell . William Benjamin Carpenter lived at 56 Regent’s Park Road, London ( Post Office London directory 1875). The enclosure, an appeal for the Zoological Station at Naples, has not been found; see, however, the letter

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1865]

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Agrees with JDH on Lyell–Lubbock controversy except that Lubbock’s printed note does not seem to him insulting. Hopes JDH can heal the breach.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4852

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From George Bentham   21 April 1863

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Has not yet read the pamphlets [selection of reviews of Origin, sent by CD at GB’s request]. Though GB does not go so far as Hooker in accepting all of CD’s hypotheses and does not feel up to a thorough discussion of his views, he hopes in his Linnean Anniversary Address [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1863): xi–xxix] to speak on the present state of the [species] question.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4118

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To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1864]

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CD’s Lythrum paper has given him as much satisfaction as working out complemental males in cirripedes.

Response to award of Copley Medal.

Letters from Germany and France support natural selection.

Now that climbing plants are done, CD asks for Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 254a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4682

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From J. D. Hooker   [after 28 April 1866]

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Orchids.

Lyell has written to JDH about coal-plants of Melville Island.

Has glanced at first edition of Principles and has no doubt that Lyell meant the whole globe was cooler when land was massed at poles. JDH doubts this.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5076

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To J. D. Hooker   [17 June 1865]

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Huxley’s capital, witty letter.

Charles Kingsley has written of his interest in "Climbing plants".

Health has been very bad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4862

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To Charles Lyell   30 July [1860]

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Comments on BAAS meeting: "our side seems to have got on very well". Asa Gray, too, is fighting nobly.

Comments on review [by Samuel Wilberforce] in the Quarterly [Rev. 108 (1860): 225–64].

Mentions a favourable review in the London Review.

Wonders if German translation [of the Origin] by Bronn has drawn attention to the subject.

The Natural History Review to be edited by Huxley and others.

Expects CL’s book [Antiquity of man (1863)] to be a bombshell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  30 July [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.222)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2881

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From J. D. Hooker   13 February 1868

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Rejoices over news of Variation sales.

Pall Mall Gazette review [7 (1868): 555, 636, 652] is undoubtedly by G. H. Lewes [see 5951].

Dinner at Lyells’.

Dean Stanley favours a monument to Faraday in Westminster Abbey.

Perceval Wright is back from Seychelles and reports on plants he collected.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 198–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5874

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To Charles Lyell   8 [May 1860]

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Did not know about separation between Silurian and Cambrian.

Cannot attend Geological Society meeting.

Etty [Henrietta Darwin] ill.

Sedgwick in his attack at Cambridge Philosophical Society states "there must be [on CD’s theory] large genera not varying".

Discusses migration of plants and animals from Old World to New.

Views of Asa Gray on Aster.

Mentions flora of coal period.

Has been elected to Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  8 [May 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2788

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  • letter from Charles Lyell, 7 May 1860 ). Édouard Amant Isidore Hippolyte Lartet and Leonard Horner spoke about the evidence for humans having existed contemporaneously with animals that had since become extinct. John Lubbock

To J. D. Hooker   [29 July 1865]

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Was glad to read JDH’s article on glaciers of Yorkshire ["Moraines of the Tees Valley", Reader 6 (1865): 70].

Reader article [6 (1865): 61–2] about English and foreign men of science is unjust.

Lubbock is now lost to science.

B. Verlot’s pamphlet on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement (1865)] is very good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 July 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4874

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From F. H. Hooker   6 September [1865]

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They have left Kew to improve J. D. Hooker’s health.

Author:  Frances Harriet Henslow; Frances Harriet Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 239–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4890

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To J. D. Hooker   3 March [1860]

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CD’s list of fifteen converts. His opinions on opponents and supporters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2719

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  • letter to S.  P.  Woodward, 18 July 1856 ). Charles Lyell , Andrew Crombie Ramsay , Joseph Beete Jukes , and Henry Darwin Rogers . Thomas Henry Huxley , John Lubbock , …

From J. D. Hooker   [19 January 1862]

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JDH castigates the Americans after the Trent affair. The value of an aristocracy. How will CD answer Asa Gray’s letter?

His "remarkable plant" [Welwitschia mirabilis] exhibited at Linnean Society.

Genera plantarum is in press.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 8–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3395

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  • letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 January [1862] . Hooker refers to Charles and Mary Elizabeth Lyell and Frances Harriet Hooker . John Lubbock

To Charles Lyell   22 August [1862]

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Relates personal news about family members.

CD is "glad Glen Roy is settled".

Mentions evolutionary remarks on birds by Owen.

Compares variability among lower and higher organisms. Comments on Hooker’s view of the subject.

Forthcoming publication of Huxley’s book [Evidence as to man’s place in nature (1863)] and Lyell’s [Antiquity of man (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  22 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.281)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3695

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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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  • letters to Charles Lyell , [1 August 1861] and 21 August [1861] ( Correspondence vol.  9). In his letter to CD of 20 April 1863 , Gray had written: ‘I think that you, and Hooker, are unreasonable in complaining of Lyell that he does not come out “flat-footed” as we say, as an advocate of natural-selection transmutation . ’ CD refers to Thomas Henry Huxley , Alfred Russel Wallace , John Lubbock , …
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