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To J. D. Hooker   21 November [1860]

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Welcomes JDH home from Middle Eastern expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2991

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1860]

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Preparing new edition of Origin and asks for JDH’s corrections and criticisms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2999

To J. D. Hooker   4 December [1860]

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Third edition of Origin will answer reviewers.

Drosera experiments detailed.

Hopes for W. H. Harvey’s conversion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3008

To J. D. Hooker   6 December [1860]

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Henry Fawcett’s article on Origin [Macmillan’s Mag. 3 (1860): 81–92] quotes JDH’s Oxford speech.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3011

To J. D. Hooker   11 December [1860]

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On JDH’s suggestions for new edition of Origin.

Gray’s Atlantic Monthly articles to be published [in England] as a pamphlet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 80, 78E
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3019

To J. D. Hooker   17 December [1860]

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Analysing results of last spring’s Primula experiments, CD infers pollen of short-styled plants "suits" long-styled plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3024

To J. D. Hooker   26 December [1860]

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Sends JDH note on adaptation of an Australian Compositae for dispersal in dry climate. Is it too trivial to publish? [Collected papers 2: 36–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3031

To J. D. Hooker   29 December [1860]

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Feels his poor stomach "saved" him from overworking his head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3034

To J. D. Hooker   19 [June 1860]

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CD writes of his admiration for pollination contrivances in Gymnadenia. Ask George Bentham whether this plant should be removed from genus Orchis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 [June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 69 (EH 88206052)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3290

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1860]

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Instructs JDH on how to pollinate Leschenaultia.

Evidence of Leschenaultia and the dioecious condition of cowslips and Auricula is making necessity of insect pollination "clear and clearer".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2800

To J. D. Hooker   15 [May 1860]

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Lyell, de facto, first to stress importance of geological changes for geographical distribution.

Asa Gray has given CD too much credit for theories of geographical distribution.

Reaction to hostile criticism

and debt to Lyell, Huxley, JDH, and W. B. Carpenter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [May 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2802

To J. D. Hooker   20 May [1860]

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Gives references to experiments on cowslip for W. H. Harvey.

Suggests possible sources of error in results. Feels evidence is overwhelming that cowslip and primrose are varieties.

Has received laudatory verses on the Origin from some botanist; suspects Francis Boott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 May [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2811

To J. D. Hooker   22 [May 1860]

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Floral anatomy.

Wallace’s capital response on reading Origin.

E. W. Binney has published on coal-plants living in marine waters ["On the origin of coal", Mem. Lit. & Philos. Soc. Manchester 2d ser. 8 (1848): 148–94], an old CD idea.

Waste of pollen in horse chestnut will make a good case against perfection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [May 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2813

To J. D. Hooker   29 [May 1860]

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Convinced selection is the efficient cause. Less convinced of physical causes than JDH because he sees adaptation everywhere and that must be due to selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [May 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2816

To J. D. Hooker   30 May [1860]

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Harvey’s letter to JDH more accepting of natural selection than CD expected.

Battle over Origin is raging in the United States.

Weary of hostile reviews.

Doubts about going to Oxford [for BAAS meeting].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 May [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2818

To J. D. Hooker   5 June [1860]

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CD’s response to criticism of natural selection. Exasperated at not being understood. He tries to narrow the gap between himself and JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 June [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2821

To J. D. Hooker   7 June [1860]

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Floral anatomy of Goodeniaceae: although flowers seem to fertilise themselves by pistil moving to anther, CD shows that insect agency is necessary. Wants JDH to check his interpretation of stigmatic surface.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 June [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2823

To J. D. Hooker   12 [June 1860]

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Progress of [Thomas?] Thomson and G. H. K. Thwaites on accepting mutability.

Bee orchid pollination.

JDH has written to CD on homologies of stigma in Goodeniaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 [June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2830

To J. D. Hooker   26 [June 1860]

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Going for hydropathy. Too ill for Oxford BAAS meeting.

Pollination by minute insects.

CD proves his view regarding Goodenia stigmatic surfaces by dissection and following pollen-tubes up to grains.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2846

To J. D. Hooker   [2 July 1860]

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CD, ill and despondent about hostile reviews, is cheered by JDH’s account of Oxford battle, particularly by willingness of JDH and Huxley to fight for CD’s theory in public.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 July 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2853
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