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To J. D. Hooker   23 May [1863]

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Seeks advice for John Scott on job offer in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4180

To J. D. Hooker   29 May [1863]

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CD’s encouragement of John Scott, who has found a case of self-incompatibility in orchids, like William Herbert’s in Crinum.

Nägeli on phyllotaxy.

CD’s observations on broom fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4191

To J. D. Hooker   8 [June 1863]

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Sends Asa Gray letter to JDH. Gray’s "Coolness about England and U. S. beats anything".

John Scott’s difficulties at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

JS’s paper on Primula crossing experiments.

Sends MS note about closing of stigma in orchids being dependent on affinity of pollen and independent of protusion of pollen-tubes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4207

To J. D. Hooker   23 [June 1863]

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Herbert Spencer’s work disappointing – "all words & generalities".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4218

To J. D. Hooker   25 [June 1863]

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CD describes first observation of gyratory motion of tendrils: explains its adaptive function is to find objects to hold on to.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 [June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4221

To J. D. Hooker   1 July [1863]

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Describes experiments on rotation of tendrils and shoots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4227

To J. D. Hooker   14 July [1863]

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Requests tendril-bearing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4241

To J. D. Hooker   22 July [1863]

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Differences between tendrils derived from leaves and those derived from branches.

CD on Asa Gray’s attitude on the Civil War.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4250

To J. D. Hooker   26 [July 1863]

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Asa Gray writes as if Civil War were a holy war.

J. E. Renan on Jesus [Vie de Jésus (1863)].

Literature on tendrils of Cucurbita is contradictory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4254

To J. D. Hooker   3 August [1863]

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Tendril plants received.

Has just completed large crossing experiment with Lythrum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4261

To J. D. Hooker   12–13 August [1863]

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Doubts Decaisne’s report of larkspur self-fertilisation.

Enthusiastically observes climbing plants. Needs to know how novel his observations are. Finds R. J. H. Dutrochet has made similar observations, so he has wasted some time. [See Climbing plants, p. 1 n.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12–13 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4266

To J. D. Hooker   25 [August 1863]

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CD’s illness: he is vomiting "vegetable" cells.

Dutrochet has published the best of CD’s observations on tendrils [see Climbing plants, p. 1 n.].

Lyell has found Joshua Trimmer’s Arctic shells on Moel Tryfan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 [Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4274

To J. D. Hooker   [28 August 1863]

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Admits, at last, that New Zealand must have been connected to some continent, but not Australia.

Climbing plants: asks for more plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4280

To J. D. Hooker   [4 October 1863]

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Condolences on death of JDH’s daughter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4318

To J. D. Hooker   [30 October 1863]

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Has a letter from Haast on the spreading of European plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [30 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4324

To J. D. Hooker   10 [November 1863]

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Pleased with JDH’s account of his French tour.

Doctor Brinton, recommended by Busk, does not believe CD’s brain or heart affected. Feels he is going steadily downhill. If so, hopes his life will be short.

Sends Haast’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4335

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

To J. D. Hooker   16 [November 1863]

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CD has a Wedgwood vase of his father’s for JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4342

To J. D. Hooker   [22–3 November 1863]

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Tendril-bearing plants seem to CD "higher" organised with respect to adaptive sensibility than lower animals.

Wishes to encourage John Scott.

Death of JDH’s daughter makes CD cry over his own dead daughter Annie.

Sedgwick’s scientific merit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22–3 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4345

To J. D. Hooker   27 [November 1863]

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On Wedgwood vases for JDH.

Willy Hooker’s scarlet fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 212; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray correspondence: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4348
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