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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   9 January [1867]

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Criticisms and comments on JDH’s "Insular floras" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1867): 6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5353

To J. D. Hooker   15 January [1867]

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More comments on "Insular floras": community of peculiar genera in the Atlantic islands descended from European plants now extinct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5361

To J. D. Hooker   21 January [1867]

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On recent instalment of "Insular floras" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1867): 50]. Approves of JDH’s abstract of argument for transport of species [i.e., migration, as opposed to continental extension hypothesis].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5373

To J. D. Hooker   [23 January 1867]

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Would like Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel’s photograph, but JDH should give CD’s address to FAWM.

Thanks for letter and glad Frances Harriet Hooker goes on well.

Do not send St Helena earth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Jan 1867
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (4 December 2019, lot 51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5376F

To J. D. Hooker   29 January [1867]

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On final instalment of "Insular floras" [Gard. Chron. (1867): 75]; rejoices at extent of their agreement.

Some criticisms of JDH’s position on geographical affinities, and volcanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5381

To J. D. Hooker   8 February [1867]

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On the Duke of Argyll and a review of his Reign of law.

Asa Gray’s theological view of variation. God’s role in formation of organisms; JDH’s view of Providence.

Insular and continental genera.

Owen on continuity and ideal types

and on bones of Mauritius deer.

On man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 10–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5395

To J. D. Hooker   17 March [1867]

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The date-palm seed case is important for Pangenesis.

Reports experiments on pollination of Ipomoea.

"Insular floras": A. Murray’s paper in Gardeners’ Chronicle is poor.

John Scott’s work on acclimatisation of plants.

The anomaly of the Azores flora on the migration theory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 13a–e
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5445

To J. D. Hooker   21 March [1867]

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Suggests change in sentence of JDH’s "Insular floras" to make meaning clear.

Naudin’s letter about hybrids.

Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 13f–g
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5451

To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1875] 

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Has come to Abinger Hall for a rest after Insectivorous plants, soon to appear. Is sick of the accursed subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 386–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10024

To J. D. Hooker   22 June 1875

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Rejoices at [Thiselton-Dyer’s] appointment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 95: 388
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10026

To J. D. Hooker   [2 October 1846]

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Hopes to start looking over his species notes in about a year.

Very much enjoyed Southampton [meeting of BAAS, 9–12 Sept].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1003

To J. D. Hooker   [6 October 1846]

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Sulivans are coming on Friday. Can JDH come?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1006

To J. D. Hooker   [8 October 1846]

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Can JDH bring a good book on Corallina or Nullipora of Lamarck?

CD intends writing paper on their propagation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1007

To J. D. Hooker   25 July 1875

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Solicits JDH and others at Kew for signatures to nomination of Francis Darwin for membership of Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 95: 389
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10091
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