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To J. D. Hooker   [3 September 1845]

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Condolences on JDH’s grandfather’s death.

When his wife can move, they will go to Staffordshire.

Returns some books; would like to see copy of Kosmos [by Alexander von Humboldt]. Would be proud owner of JDH’s work [Flora Antarctica (1844–7)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-912

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1873]

Summary

Discusses experiments and observations on pitchers [of Nepenthes]. Suggests procedures for JDH to follow.

Any plant of any family with a terminal or with any lateral leaflets greatly reduced would be interesting to CD for studying spontaneous movements.

Has not received Eucalyptus or Acacia plants from Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2–3 and 39a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9130

To J. D. Hooker   6 November [1873]

Summary

Suggests experiment and observations to carry out on pitcher [of Nepenthes].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9134

To J. D. Hooker   6 November 1873

Summary

Is coming to stay in London and wants to arrange a visit to Kew to talk with JDH, see the Eucalypti, and observe Mimosa albida.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9135

To J. D. Hooker   [9 November 1873]

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Returned from visit.

Thinks several species of Eucalyptus would be worth experimenting on. Sends list.Mimosa albida would be worth its weight in diamonds. Neptunia worth more than diamonds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 304–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9146

To J. D. Hooker   [10 September 1845]

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Going to Shrewsbury on Monday.

Means to attempt the question of species: "though I shall get more kicks than half-pennies, I will, life serving, attempt my work".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-915

To J. D. Hooker   24 November 1873

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Has been working hard on Mimosa albida. Could JDH ever make its opposite leaflets shut up close, as in sleep, when he irritated them? CD doubts they do, except in sleep. Thinks movement a protection against water.

Has examined only one specimen of Eucalyptus.

Cannot believe JDH’s results from cutting a hole in pitcher in his Nepenthes experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 95: 306–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9158

To J. D. Hooker   [18 September 1845]

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Kosmos [by Alexander von Humboldt] has arrived safely.

CD acknowledges his presumption in speculating on variation without having worked out his due share of species, but "for nine years it has been anyhow the greatest amusement to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-917

To J. D. Hooker   20 December [1873]

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His indignation at the malignant, odious, hypocrite Owen’s attack on JDH. History of Secretaryship [of Royal Society in Nature 9 (1873): 129–30] was best answer to Owen.

Is hard at work on new edition of Descent – a truly awful job.

No use going on with experiments on effects of water on bloom-divested leaves. May have erred. Or it may be that water is only injurious when there is a good supply of actinic rays. Will wait until spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 308–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9187

To J. D. Hooker   [8 October 1845]

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Sorry to hear JDH did not get Edinburgh chair. Invites him to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Oct 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-920

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   27 January [1873]

Summary

Drosophyllum arrived; none of his observations turned out as he expected, but nevertheless he understands its habits better than he did. The secreting hairs that he observed may be explained as a mere chemical reaction.

Comments on various articles he has read.

Asks for Thiselton-Dyer’s notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 253–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8185

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   [10 February 1845]

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Congratulates JDH and condoles with him on possible position at Edinburgh. Although CD will miss him bitterly, he encourages JDH to view it as a good opportunity.

Sorry to hear that Humboldt is failing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-826

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]

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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   19 March [1845]

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Would like to borrow the pamphlet on variation [Frédéric Gérard, "De l’espèce dans les corps organisés" (1844), extract from Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle, ed. C. D. d’Orbigny].

Glad to hear Humboldt’s views on migration. CD believes we cannot "put any limit to the possible and even probable migration of plants".

Wants good book on plant morphology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Mar [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-842

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

To J. D. Hooker   [26 March 1845]

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Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Mar 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-846
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