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To J. D. Hooker   6 May [1858]

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Sends MS on large and small genera.

Observed slave-making ants at Moor Park.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2269

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1858]

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Arranges meeting with JDH at Thatched House Tavern.

Eager for JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2274

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1858]

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Arrangements for JDH to visit Down for weekend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2275

To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279

To J. D. Hooker   8 [June 1858]

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Pleased with JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Confident of soundness of principle of divergence.

CD experimenting on pollination mechanism of Leguminosae. Asks JDH to investigate Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2282

To J. D. Hooker   23 [June 1858]

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Etty [Henrietta Darwin] very ill with diphtheria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2290

To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1858]

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Death of Charles Waring Darwin [1856–8] from scarlet fever.

JDH’s and Lyell’s kindness [presumably about A. R. Wallace’s letter]. CD can provide a copy of his letter to Asa Gray [about CD’s species theory].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2297

To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1858]

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JDH wants papers at once. CD sends Wallace’s paper and CD’s abstract of his letter to Asa Gray. Sends [species] sketch of 1844 with JDH’s notes to assure JDH he had read it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2298

To J. D. Hooker   5 July [1858]

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Thanks JDH for his report on the reading of the Wallace and Darwin papers at the Linnean Society [read 1 July 1858; Collected papers 2: 3–19]. Considers how to publish his work. Offers to forward a note from JDH to Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 July [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2303

To J. D. Hooker   13 [July 1858]

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JDH’s letter to Wallace perfect. CD’s feelings about priority. Without Lyell’s and JDH’s intervention CD would have given up all claims to Wallace. Now planning 30-page abstract for a journal.

Observations on floral structure

and slave-making ants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [July 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2306

To J. D. Hooker   [18 July 1858]

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Regards from Isle of Wight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 July 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2310

To J. D. Hooker   21 July [1858]

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Correcting proof for CD–Wallace paper. Has begun abstract.

Large and small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 July [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2311

To J. D. Hooker   [5 August 1858]

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Working on abstract, which now is to consist of a number of sections each to be read at Linnean Society and to be published as a unit. Has finished section on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Aug 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2313

To J. D. Hooker   30 [July 1858]

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Six children have died of scarlet fever in Down village.

Writing abstract is amusing and improving work. Thanks JDH and Lyell for setting him to it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 [July 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2314

To J. D. Hooker   [10 August 1858]

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Thanks JDH for stylistic corrections on MS of large and small genera.

Observations, while walking along headlands, on thistle-down blown out to sea and then blown inland.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Aug 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2318

To [J. D. Hooker]   [before 6 October 1858]

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Asks whether there are dogs in Spain like English pointers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 6 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Tim Lewens (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2333F

To J. D. Hooker   6 October [1858]

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Abstract growing to inordinate length.

Writing in support of S. Passell as assistant at Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2335

To J. D. Hooker   12 [October 1858]

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Abstract will run into a small volume.

Urges JDH not to reject natural selection until he has read abstract.

[Enclosed are CD’s comments on a ?JDH manuscript that perhaps belong elsewhere.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2339

To J. D. Hooker   20 [October 1858]

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Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers [Collected papers 2: 19–25].

JDH’s reactions to CD’s theory.

Discussed human fossil evidence with Hugh Falconer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2345

To J. D. Hooker   29 [October 1858]

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Memorial concerning British Museum collection. CD opposes removing the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 246)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2349
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