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To J. D. Hooker   [13 March 1846]

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Agrees with JDH about Forbes’s views.

Discusses A. Saint-Hilaire’s lectures and asks on what grounds botanists judge the relative "highness" of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-961

To J. D. Hooker   [24 March 1846]

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C. G. Ehrenberg wants specimen grasses from Ascension Island.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [24 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-962

To J. D. Hooker   [29 March or 5 April 1846]

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If JDH can send grasses CD will write to Ehrenberg enclosing them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Mar or 5 Apr] 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-963

To J. D. Hooker   [May 1846]

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Interested in sterility of alpine plants in lowland and sterility of some plants in cultivation.

Curious to see Galapagos paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [May 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-971

To J. D. Hooker   10 April [1846]

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Is pleased JDH will attend to polymorphism and also with the botanical relation, as stated by JDH, between Africa and Java.

Would welcome any information on impregnation in the bud.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Apr [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-973

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1846]

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CD’s suggestions for improving a paragraph by JDH.

On distribution of certain species and their variation relative to a central, typical form.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-974

To J. D. Hooker   [19 May 1846]

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CD brought some plants in spirits from Tierra del Fuego. Did JDH see them?

Problems of explaining formation of coalfields. Comments on recent work on coal formation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [19 May 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-976

To J. D. Hooker   [8 or 15 July 1846]

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Regrets he cannot visit JDH.

Has been talking with Lyell about coal, which he finds utterly perplexing.

Is delighted with the generalisations in latest numbers of Flora Antarctica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 or 15] July 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-986

To J. D. Hooker   [3 September 1846]

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Has nearly finished South America.

Pleased to hear JDH has worked out identical and representative species of N. Temperate and Antarctic regions.

Geoffroy Saint Hilaire’s "loi du balancement" as applied to plants.

CD jaded by, but has nearly completed, South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 Sept 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-996
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