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To J. D. Hooker   9 October 1874

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Asks JDH for leaves of Byblis and Roridula to examine, and D. Oliver for an anomalous species of Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 341a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9670

To J. D. Hooker   [17 November 1874]

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Extremely glad to have JDH come to Down. It is wise of JDH to exert himself and face the inevitable as well as he can. [Death of JDH’s wife, 13 Nov.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9728

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1874]

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Quite agrees with JDH on inadvisability of Huxley’s taking on the Edinburgh lectures.

Is awaiting JDH’s memorial to the Board [of Works?] on his burdensome duties.

Glad to hear JDH finds ease in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 345–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9734

To J. D. Hooker   30 November [1874]

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Has forwarded JDH’s memorial to T. H. Farrer to take up with Sir Stafford Northcote and to ask him to consider the case of Kew personally. Has told Farrer that JDH was thinking of resigning if Government would not give him an assistant secretary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 347–348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9738

To J. D. Hooker   2 December [1874]

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Farrer has taken the case to Northcote. JDH’s letter will show how overworked he is.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9739

To J. D. Hooker   14 December 1874

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Thanks JDH for his and Huxley’s countering of the false attack on George [Darwin] by Mivart. Encloses a note to Mivart on which he asks JDH’s opinion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 350–1, DAR 97: C73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9757

To J. D. Hooker   20 December 1874

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Asks JDH to help G. J. Romanes, who wishes to try Pangenesis experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 352–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9766

To J. D. Hooker   22 December 1874

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Expresses his gratitude to JDH and Huxley in the Mivart affair. Thinks he should write directly to Mivart, if Mivart does not retract.

Would be glad to have another Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 354–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9770

To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1874]

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Encloses note from Huxley and copy of Huxley’s answer to Mivart – a tremendous reproof. On Huxley’s advice, CD will not write to Mivart. Thinks Mivart’s private apology to Huxley makes the case even worse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 358–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9777

To J. D. Hooker   27 December [1874]

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Has not heard from Mivart. He is not so good a Christian as JDH and cannot forgive a man for malicious lying merely because he says he is sorry. Does not think Mivart will apologise. Still thinks the simple, most manly thing, is to write to Mivart directly and tell him what he thinks of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 360–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9785
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