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To J. D. Hooker   [6 March 1844]

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Affinity of Galapagos with nearest Pacific islands. Relationship between ranges of species in time and space. Comparison of Malden Island and Galapagos plants. Affinities of Oceania plants with continental floras.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Mar 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-738

To J. D. Hooker   11 March [1844]

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Advice to JDH on problems of printing and publishing.

Remarks on differences of species between islets of Galapagos group.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-740

To Ernst Dieffenbach   14 March 1844

Summary

[With the notation "If not there to be forwarded by favour of Prof. Liebig" on the address.] "I am very glad to hear that you are going to edit a German Geological Journal".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  14 Mar 1844
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-741

To J. D. Hooker   16 March [1844]

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Asks JDH to forward publishing information to J. E. Gray.

Has received JDH’s infusorial specimens for Ehrenberg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-742

To Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette   [27 March 1844]

Summary

Writes to correct a statement made in his 1837 paper "On the formation of mould" [Collected papers 1: 49–53]. He should have said that marl was put on the field 30 years ago, not 80. Observations made on a visit to the field showed that worms had undermined the marl spread on the field at a faster rate than previously reported.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [27 Mar 1844]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 14, 6 April 1844, p. 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-743

To J. D. Hooker   31 March [1844]

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Thanks for JDH’s interesting details about the Galapagos.

Clarification of CD’s query about the relationship between the range of a genus and the ranges of its constituent species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Mar [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-744

To J. D. Hooker   [17 April 1844]

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Thanks for information on printing charges

and for clarifying "typical forms".

In a few days CD will go away for six weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Apr 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-746

To Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg   20 April [1844]

Summary

Sends samples likely to contain Infusoria and some that Hooker collected in Antarctic regions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  20 Apr [1844]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-747

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [11 or 18 December 1844]

Summary

Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [11 or 18] Dec 1844
Classmark:  University of Rochester Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-753

To J. D. Hooker   1 June [1844]

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Asks if J. E. Gray has returned [printing] estimates for Zoology.

Henslow has some Galapagos plants which he forgot to forward to JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 June [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-754

To Henry Denny   1 June [1844]

Summary

Sends HD a reference to human lice from Charles White 1799.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  1 June [1844]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (dealer) April 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-754F

To Henry Denny   3 June [1844]

Summary

Discusses intestinal worms among humans.

Comments on origin of human races.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  3 June [1844]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-755

To Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette   [before 8 June 1844]

Summary

Sends a quotation from de Vallemont’s Curiosities of nature and art in husbandry and gardening (1707) showing that the value of saltpetre in manure and the advantage of steeping seeds in specially prepared liquid manure were well known at the time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 8 June 1844]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 23, 8 June 1844, p. 380
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-756

To Ernst Dieffenbach   11 June [1844]

Summary

About the researches of Ehrenberg. "I have … sent him several packets of objects from my voyage & that of Dr. Hooker".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  11 June [1844]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-757

To J. D. Hooker   29 [June 1844]

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Encloses letter from Ehrenberg [758] about Infusoria.

Intends to visit Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [June 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-759

To C. G. Ehrenberg   4 July [1844]

Summary

Astonished that dust sample contains Infusoria. Thinks dust is volcanic. Will write account of falling dust [see 775]. Offers further samples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  4 July [1844]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-760

To J. D. Hooker   [14 July 1844]

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Health and weather permitting, CD proposes to visit Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [14 July 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-763

To Henry Denny   [27 July – 10 August 1844]

Summary

Sends four packets of lice and suggests writing to Dr A. Smith, "the S. African traveller", for assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  [27 July – 10 Aug 1844]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-763F

To J. D. Hooker   22 July [1844]

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Encloses letter from Ehrenberg [762], who wants information on deep-sea soundings from JDH’s voyage, and on isolated islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 July [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-764

To John Stevens Henslow   [25 July 1844]

Summary

Sends a specimen of rusty wheat from the banks of the Plata.

Asks for bits of peat he collected

and a bit of the paint used by Fuegians to colour themselves.

He will send these to C. G. Ehrenberg for analysis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [25 July 1844]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-765
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