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To J. D. Hooker   1 November [1866]

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Requests water-lily pods to count, weigh, and to germinate some of the seeds of the crossed and uncrossed pods.

Hopes Haeckel did not bore him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5262

To J. D. Hooker   20 November [1866]

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Requests roots of two species of Mirabilis for "a curious experiment in crossing".

Has subscribed £10 to Jamaica committee to prosecute Governor Eyre.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 305
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5281

To J. D. Hooker   [23 November 1866]

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Will visit Kew on Tuesday [27 Nov].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Nov 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5284

To J. D. Hooker   5 December [1866]

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Is sending some plants and seeds to JDH.

Thanks Mrs Hooker for telling him of a life of his grandfather [Erasmus Darwin] of which he had not heard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5295

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1866]

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A confounded cock ground the crimson seeds up so CD could not find them in its excrement. CD is puzzled by how seeds can be disseminated if merely ground up by birds. Perhaps like acorns from seeds accidentally dropped by birds?

A woodcock’s leg with dry clay clinging to it, from which CD has grown a microscopical rush.

Spencer would have been wonderful if he had trained himself to observe more.

On New Zealand flora and connection with Australia.

Difficulty of speculating about the amount of organic chemical change at different periods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 308, 308b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5300

To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1866]

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Has finished Variation. May insert a chapter on man.

Still puzzled by seeds of Adenanthera.

New Zealand and Borneo flora problems continued.

Fritz Müller found six genera of dimorphic plants in one day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 309, 309b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5321

To J. D. Hooker   28 [December 1866]

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B. J. Sulivan offers fossil leaves from Eocene beds at Bournemouth to CD or JDH. Does JDH want them, or should they go to Oswald Heer?

Has written to Athenæum [see 5308] about publishers cutting pages of their books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Dec 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 310, 310b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5326

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   15 [January 1866]

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In despair: has lost his copy of Verlot’s memoir on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés (1866)]. Has JDH borrowed it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Jan 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4976

To J. D. Hooker   21 [January 1866]

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Has found Verlot.

His sister [Emily Catherine Langton] is dying [d. 2 Feb 1866].

His stomach still very bad. Writes one or two hours and reads a little.

JDH is a wretch to remind CD of his coal-plant prophecy.

Glad JDH will give Nottingham lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [Jan 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4981

To J. D. Hooker   [28 February 1866]

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Refers to part of JDH letter on glacial period sent on to Lyell. CD will not yield. Cannot think how JDH attaches so much attention to physicists. Has "come not to care at all for general beliefs without the special facts".

His health is improved but not so good as JDH supposes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Feb 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5020

To J. D. Hooker   4 April [1866]

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Extensive discussion of Pangenesis in reply to JDH’s comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Apr [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 282, 282b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5046

To J. D. Hooker   [9 April 1866]

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Sad about Oliver’s loss.

JDH’s reference to odd Begonia at same time as an article about it came out in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1866): 313–14].

Is astonished that Pangenesis seems perplexing to JDH. Pleads guilty to its being "wildly abominably speculative (worthy even of Herbert Spencer)".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5051

To J. D. Hooker   [5 April 1866]

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Queries for John Smith [Kew curator] on crossing a cucumber variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5054

To J. D. Hooker   [22 April 1866]

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Thanks for facts about New Zealand flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5064

To J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1866]

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Needs Annales de la Société d’horticulture de Paris 7 (1830).

Asks that Oliver provide a reference for microscopical appearance and structure of a bud.

Was very well on first part of London visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5071

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1866]

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Asks how many plants are proper to New Zealand for new edition [4th] of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5073

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1866]

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Caspary wants to visit Down. CD would like to see him but dreads the exertion.

Pleased that JDH will get D.C.L. at Oxford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5088

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1866]

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Glad to see Asa Gray’s letter.

Asks whether he may insert a sentence about Cape Verde alpine plants in new edition [4th] of Origin.

Fears "twaddle" may also be the word for his two chapters on cultivated plants. Asks for Crawfurd’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 289, 289b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5091

To J. D. Hooker   31 May [1866]

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Comments on JDH’s list – very good, but Orchids and Primula paper have too indirect a bearing to be worth mentioning. The Eozoon is a very important fact and to a much lesser degree the Archaeopteryx. Müller’s Für Darwin [1864] perhaps the most important contribution.

CD has forgotten to mention Bates on variation and JDH’s Arctic paper ["Distribution of Arctic plants", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 251–348] in new edition of Origin.

Now finds that Owen claims to be originator of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5106

To J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1866]

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No enclosure in JDH’s last letter.

Would like to be amused "for my stomach & the whole Universe is this day demoniacal in my eyes".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 290a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5107
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