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To J. D. Hooker   8 July [1869]

Summary

Simeon Habel of New York has returned from Galapagos. CD has asked him to send any plants to JDH.

Reading Nägeli convinces him that it is all-important to learn all about polymorphic or protean genera for the "Laws of Variability".

New Zealand genera are interesting and have perplexed him for years.

Has read paper on snakes. Thinks it is not fascination but fear that makes the victim fall into snake’s power.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 137–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6822

To J. D. Hooker   24 July [1869]

Summary

An article in North British Review by mathematician against Hooker and Huxley and for William Thomson [P. G. Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world will be found older than reviewer makes it.

Article on "Design" [by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76].

Has JDH studied Drosophyllum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 140–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6841

To J. D. Hooker   7 August [1869]

Summary

Replies to JDH on Hallett; doubts that already improved varieties do not vary in other respects.

The North British Review article [see 6841] is worth reading "scientifically"; it made CD feel small.

Awaits JDH’s decision on affinities of Drosophyllum and Drosera.

Is curious to see proportion of males to females in recent census in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 144–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6855

To J. D. Hooker   14 August [1869]

Summary

Faraday memorial is an exception.

George [Darwin] has convinced CD that North British Review article is by P. G. Tait [see 6841].

Surprised that leaves of Drosophyllum are always rolled backwards at their tips, but did not know it was unique character.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 149-50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6863

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

Summary

F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

To J. D. Hooker   18 [September 1869]

Summary

Asks JDH to consult colleagues learned in physiology for answer to query: when a large piece of bark is removed from a tree, does the bark ever regrow in isolated points [separate] from the growing margin of the surrounding bark? Query bears on Pangenesis and on power of repair in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Sept 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 153–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6896

To J. D. Hooker   2 October [1869]

Summary

Sends letter from Candolle [6915] proposing an experiment with seeds that seems excellent. CD has little time and strength but will do his best. If the staff at Kew could do it, it would be wisest to hand the whole lot over to JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6923

To J. D. Hooker   11 October 1869

Summary

Is glad that JDH is willing to try Candolle’s experiment [see 6915]. Encloses all the seeds except a few taken from the Moscow and Palermo packets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (catalogue 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6932

To J. D. Hooker   13 November [1869]

Summary

Congratulates JDH on his becoming a C.B.

Hard at work on sexual selection – weary of everlasting males and females, cocks and hens.

Has read J. H. Stirling vs Huxley on protoplasm [As regards protoplasm (1869)]

and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts in modern civilisation.

Bentham’s Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [see 6793] is worth its weight in gold in making converts. C. J. F. Bunbury is impressed by it.

Likes JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [Paléontologie végétale, in Nature 1 (1869): 48].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6985

To J. D. Hooker   19 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to know about C.B.

Thinks better of Nature than JDH does.

Likes Academy.

Is reading Anton Kerner on Tubocytisus [in Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)].

The genealogical tree reveals the very steps of the formation of the species.

Mlle Royer has brought out a third edition of her translation of the Origin without informing CD, so corrections to fourth and fifth English editions are lost. Has arranged for a new translator of the fifth English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 159–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6997

To J. D. Hooker   24 November [1869]

Summary

Sends title of Kerner’s book [see 6997] and comments that AK does not give the one parent form of the genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7006

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   21 February [1870]

Summary

Has read the notes on Rond [Round] Island which he owes to JDH. What an enigma its flora and fauna present, especially the problem of monocotyledons! Asks JDH’s opinion.

A new book on St Helena confirms CD’s observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 164–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7115

To J. D. Hooker   8 March [1870]

Summary

Would like to see JDH become Sir J. H. Does not think JDH owes his position in science to his father.

Sends questions on Round Island – if JDH should write [to Henry Barkly?].

Has he read Federico Delpino on Marantaceae [Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 1 (1869): 293–206]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7128

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843]

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Summary

Congratulations on JDH’s safe return.

Henslow has sent CD’s S. American plants to JDH for examination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 or 20] Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 114: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-714

To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1870]

Summary

Concern about futures of Willy [Hooker] and Horace [Darwin].

Henrietta [Darwin] back from Cannes.

CD has been to Cambridge to visit Frank [Darwin]. Saw Sedgwick, who took him to the [Geological] Museum and utterly exhausted him. Humiliating to be "killed by a man of 86".

Saw Alfred Newton.

CD has been working away on man, to much greater length (as usual) than expected,

and on cross- and self-fertilisation.

Does JDH happen to have seeds of Canna warszewiczii matured in some hot country?

Sympathises with JDH on Dawson’s paper – amusing that Dawson hashes up E. D. Cope’s and L. Agassiz’s views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 169–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7200

To J. D. Hooker   [13 June 1870?]

Summary

Orders seeds, ripened in Algiers; imported seed would be of no use. [Forwarded to Algiers by JDH, see 7272.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 June 1870?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7210

To J. D. Hooker   2 [June 1870]

Summary

Returns H. C. Watson’s letter.

CD must study JDH’s manner of arrangement of varieties and subspecies, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 [June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7214

To J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1843]

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Summary

Thanks JDH for short sketch of botanical geography of Southern Hemisphere. Comments on his own S. American collections and observations; notes other Galapagos collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Dec 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-722

To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1870]

Summary

Asks whether JDH can send seeds of Hibiscus africanus and of Nolana prostrata raised at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7251

To J. D. Hooker   2 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks JDH for offer of lilies.

The paper on orchids is by Hermann Müller [Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Preuss. Rheinlande & Westphalens 25 (1868): 1–62], on Platanthera and Epipactis.

Cites another work by P. Rohrbach [Über den Blüthenbau (1866)].

MS [of Descent] ready for printer.

Has read Bentham’s last Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1870): lxxiv–xciv] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7261
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