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To Geological Society of London   [3 January 1844]

Summary

Asks that A. d’Orbigny’s geological map of S. America be sent to him with a card of the Society’s evening meetings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [3 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/8/92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-728

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [11 January 1844]

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Queries on ratios of species to genera on southern islands. CD’s observations on distribution of Galapagos organisms, and on S. American fossils, and facts he has gathered since, lead him to conclusion that species are not immutable; "it is like confessing a murder".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-729

To Henry Denny   20 January [1844]

Summary

Discusses sending HD lice specimens. Asks him to check with G. R. Waterhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  20 Jan [1844]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-731

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1844 – March 1882]

Summary

Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [Jan 1844 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 & 28 May 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816A

To Ernst Dieffenbach   25 January 1844

Summary

Delighted to be able to contribute Infusoria to ED’s "great countryman Ehrenberg". Includes a list of eight substances from his collection described in detail, which Ehrenberg might find useful in his researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  25 Jan 1844
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-732

To J. D. Hooker   [27 January 1844]

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C. G. Ehrenberg would like some earth from Galapagos, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falklands; wishes to hunt for Infusoria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-733

From J. D. Hooker   29 January 1844

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Remarks on geographical divisions of the flora of the Southern Hemisphere.

JDH beginning Galapagos plants. Value of studying insular floras with respect to inquiries about adaptation of species.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 5–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-734

To J. D. Hooker   [3–17 February 1844]

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Thanks for information for Ehrenberg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3–17 Feb 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-735

To Henry Denny   5 February [1844]

Summary

Dicussion of some specimens from the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  5 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  Jeremy and Helen Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-734F

To Charles Wicksted   13 February [1844?]

Summary

Inquires about the habits of a litter of foxhounds whose sire was particularly good at recovering the scent in paths or roads.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Wicksted
Date:  13 Feb [1844?]
Classmark:  George Clive (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-735A

From J. D. Hooker [23 February –   6 March 1844]

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Island floras; relationships with mainland. Ranges of species in mundane genera.

Galapagos plants one-third done.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Feb – 6 Mar 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-737

To J. D. Hooker   23 February [1844]

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Has just completed Volcanic islands.

Sends queries on Galapagos flora in particular and island floras in general; also on relationship of wide-ranging species to wide-ranging genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-736

To William Kemp   23 February [1844]

Summary

Regrets the delay in sending copies of his paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  23 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-736F

To J. D. Hooker   [6 March 1844]

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Affinity of Galapagos with nearest Pacific islands. Relationship between ranges of species in time and space. Comparison of Malden Island and Galapagos plants. Affinities of Oceania plants with continental floras.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Mar 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-738

From J. D. Hooker   9 March 1844

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Thanks for information on Malden Island. Comments on its plants and their relationship to the Galapagos flora. Discusses the flora of Oceania. Gives his opinion on the extent of the uniformity in species and forms amongst South Sea Islands. Large genera are more widely diffused and have a larger proportion of species with wide ranges.

Seeks advice on expense of preparing plates [for Flora Antarctica].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-739

To J. D. Hooker   11 March [1844]

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Advice to JDH on problems of printing and publishing.

Remarks on differences of species between islets of Galapagos group.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-740

To Ernst Dieffenbach   14 March 1844

Summary

[With the notation "If not there to be forwarded by favour of Prof. Liebig" on the address.] "I am very glad to hear that you are going to edit a German Geological Journal".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  14 Mar 1844
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-741

To J. D. Hooker   16 March [1844]

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Asks JDH to forward publishing information to J. E. Gray.

Has received JDH’s infusorial specimens for Ehrenberg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-742

To Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette   [27 March 1844]

Summary

Writes to correct a statement made in his 1837 paper "On the formation of mould" [Collected papers 1: 49–53]. He should have said that marl was put on the field 30 years ago, not 80. Observations made on a visit to the field showed that worms had undermined the marl spread on the field at a faster rate than previously reported.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [27 Mar 1844]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 14, 6 April 1844, p. 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-743

To J. D. Hooker   31 March [1844]

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Thanks for JDH’s interesting details about the Galapagos.

Clarification of CD’s query about the relationship between the range of a genus and the ranges of its constituent species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-744
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