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To J. D. Hooker   17 [January 1878]

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In London and wishes to meet JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 [Jan 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 466
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11322

To J. D. Hooker   15 February 1878

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Supports idea to translate C. K. Sprengel, but opposes publishing it together with H. Müller because this would raise price of Müller’s useful book.

Confirms JDH’s observation that only tip of cabbage radicle shows geotropism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 95: 467
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11360

To J. D. Hooker   28 [February 1878]

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CD solicits JDH’s aid in obtaining Government funds for James Torbitt’s efforts to breed disease resistance in potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 449–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11380

To J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1878]

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CD again asks JDH to support Torbitt’s project to breed disease-resistant potatoes. He has also sought support of Farrer, Duke of Richmond, and James Caird.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 451–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11386

To J. D. Hooker   [3 or 4 March 1878]

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His attempts to obtain a Government grant for Torbitt seem hopeless.

CD is suffering from constant swimming of the head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 or 4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 453–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11390

To J. D. Hooker   25 March [1878]

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CD and Frank think they have proved that function of plant sleep is to protect leaves from injury by chilling radiation. Requests plants for experiment to determine whether underside of leaf is hardier than upper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 469–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11443

To J. D. Hooker   28 March [1878]

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Studying geotropism.

Experiments using exposure to frost to study nyctitropism are difficult to perform because species vary in frost tolerance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 471–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11452

To J. D. Hooker   1 July 1878

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JDH may put CD’s name down for £200 for the proposed fund.

Does JDH have a plant of Porlieria hygrometrica he could lend to CD?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 July 1878
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Royal Society Letters, c. 1875 – c. 1905, JDH/2/18: f.36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11581

To J. D. Hooker   3 July [1878]

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CD contributes £200 to JDH’s Royal Society fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 July [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 473
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11588

To J. D. Hooker   3 October [1878]

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Wants Oxalis specimen named; is fascinated by cotyledonary movements of the genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 474
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11713

To J. D. Hooker   5 October [1878]

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Before JDH discusses flora of Canary Islands CD suggests he read F. B. White’s paper [see 11707], which explains stocking of Atlantic island fauna as due to changed currents during [last, or Miocene] northern glacial period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 475–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11715

To J. D. Hooker   14 December [1878]

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Thanks for JDH’s description of CD’s work in Nature.

Anthony Rich to bequeath his property (over £1100 a year) to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 477–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11794

To J. D. Hooker   17 December [1878]

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Waiting for frost to go so experiments can start again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 479–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11798
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