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To J. D. Hooker   29 August [1872]

Summary

Is now at work on Drosera and asks to borrow D. capensis and other species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8491

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1872]

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of cheque.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.424)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8494

To J. D. Hooker   4 October [1872]

Summary

Is sending Drosera back

and "the curious Kerguelen book".

"Drosera has almost been the death of me."

Hopes the accursed man [Ayrton] does not give JDH any more trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 229–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8542

To J. D. Hooker   10 October [1872]

Summary

Is much vexed about Drosera.

Land-level changes and volcanic activity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 31–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8552

To J. D. Hooker   22 October [1872]

Summary

Condolences on death of JDH’s mother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 231–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8569

To J. D. Hooker   24 October [1872]

Summary

Asks for London address of George King [Superintendent of Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta], so he can ask about worm-castings sent by King from S. India. Has just received a splendid letter from John Scott on worms.

Asks where he can buy Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8573

To J. D. Hooker   27 October [1872]

Summary

Asks for address of a Mrs Barber somewhere in South Africa.

JDH’s letter in Nature [6 (1872): 516–17] is excellent, and wonderfully quiet.

Severely criticises Owen’s conduct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 235–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8579

To J. D. Hooker   31 October [1872]

Summary

Dionaea plants have arrived. Just ready to observe some points in their structure.

Has Murray sent Expression book?

JDH’s particulars about Owen, Ayrton and Co. ("a nice firm") amused CD much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 237–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8586

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1872]

Summary

Tells Hooker to do as he pleases about proposing John Scott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (DC Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8595F

To J. D. Hooker   9 November [1872]

Summary

Pros and cons of answering Owen’s letter.

On Artizans’ Dwellings, he approves the object but it is lost money as an investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 239–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8614

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]

Summary

JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049F

To J. D. Hooker   2 January 1872

Summary

Heartily glad about the news of the Ayrton affair development.

Huxley looks very unwell from too much miscellaneous work; CD wishes he could be made a Director General for transference of British Museum and for other scientific work, as JDH suggests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 94: 216–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139

To J. D. Hooker   25 January [1872]

Summary

Heartily glad about Willy.

Has never had Zizania.

Still has Leersia. He cannot make the beast produce.

What slow coaches the Ministers are about the Ayrton affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 218–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8181

To J. D. Hooker   [16 or 23 February or 1 or 8 or 15 March 1872]

Summary

Suggests a visit to Kew to see the hot houses the following Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 or 23] Feb 1872 or [1, 8 or 15] Mar 1872
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Pybus (Professor Frederick) Archive GB186 FP/2/7/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8212F

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1872]

Summary

Is sorry JDH cannot come to Down.

Hopes the House of Lords "pitch into the accursed fellow" [Ayrton].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8330

To J. D. Hooker   14 June [1872]

Summary

Has signed the memorial by men of science with real pleasure. Fears it may be too severe. He told Lady Derby about JDH’s troubles. She said she would tell Lord Derby what he had said.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8385

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1872]

Summary

Overjoyed at the way the newspapers have taken up JDH’s case. The memorial has done great good this way, whatever the wretched Government does. It is enough to make one a Tory. JDH has done a service to all men of science by showing governments that they cannot be trampled on.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406

To J. D. Hooker   4 August [1872]

Summary

CD hopes the Times abstract of minutes of Lords of the Treasury will make JDH’s position more comfortable.

The "wretched Lords" make CD indignant, but "nothing equals Owen’s conduct. – I used to be ashamed of hating him so much, but now I will carefully cherish my hatred & contempt to the last day of my life."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8449
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