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To J. D. Hooker   [31 January 1846]

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Disappointed with Webb and Berthelot.

Delighted to hear of more species from the Galapagos, surprised to hear W. Indian character of flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Jan 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-945

To J. D. Hooker   [5 February 1846]

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Will come to visit Kew if Claude Gay speaks English. Otherwise would prefer to wait until spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-948

To J. D. Hooker   [8? February 1846]

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Will visit JDH in spring.

Will JDH ask Gay what birds, reptiles, or mammifers inhabit Juan Fernández [Island]?

Has JDH seen William Herbert’s paper ["Local habitation and wants of plants", J. Hortic. Soc. Lond. 1 (1846): 44–9]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8? Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-950

To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1846]

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Thinks JDH’s explanation of polymorphism on volcanic islands is probably correct.

Proposes experimental test to see whether alpine form of a plant is inherited like a true variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-951

To J. D. Hooker   [15 February 1846]

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Has had to make a Post Office order to JDH payable at Charing Cross instead of Kew.

Does Sir William [Hooker] know the Dean of Manchester’s London address?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [15 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-953

To J. D. Hooker   [25 February 1846]

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Glad to hear of JDH’s botanical appointment [with Geological Survey].

Edward Forbes has written about his subsidence doctrine; CD objects to its hypothetical base.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-955

To J. D. Hooker   [25 February – 2 March 1846]

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Sends enclosure for JDH to read [letter from E. Forbes, 956]. "I cannot see my way about his post-miocene land."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Feb – 2 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 56c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-957

To J. D. Hooker   [13 March 1846]

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Agrees with JDH about Forbes’s views.

Discusses A. Saint-Hilaire’s lectures and asks on what grounds botanists judge the relative "highness" of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-961

To J. D. Hooker   [24 March 1846]

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C. G. Ehrenberg wants specimen grasses from Ascension Island.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [24 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-962

To J. D. Hooker   [29 March or 5 April 1846]

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If JDH can send grasses CD will write to Ehrenberg enclosing them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Mar or 5 Apr] 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-963

To J. D. Hooker   [May 1846]

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Interested in sterility of alpine plants in lowland and sterility of some plants in cultivation.

Curious to see Galapagos paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [May 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-971

To J. D. Hooker   10 April [1846]

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Is pleased JDH will attend to polymorphism and also with the botanical relation, as stated by JDH, between Africa and Java.

Would welcome any information on impregnation in the bud.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Apr [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-973

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1846]

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CD’s suggestions for improving a paragraph by JDH.

On distribution of certain species and their variation relative to a central, typical form.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-974

To J. D. Hooker   [19 May 1846]

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CD brought some plants in spirits from Tierra del Fuego. Did JDH see them?

Problems of explaining formation of coalfields. Comments on recent work on coal formation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [19 May 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-976

To J. D. Hooker   [8 or 15 July 1846]

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Regrets he cannot visit JDH.

Has been talking with Lyell about coal, which he finds utterly perplexing.

Is delighted with the generalisations in latest numbers of Flora Antarctica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 or 15] July 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-986

To J. D. Hooker   [3 September 1846]

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Has nearly finished South America.

Pleased to hear JDH has worked out identical and representative species of N. Temperate and Antarctic regions.

Geoffroy Saint Hilaire’s "loi du balancement" as applied to plants.

CD jaded by, but has nearly completed, South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 Sept 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-996

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   [26 October 1846]

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Many thanks for JDH’s beautiful cirripede drawing. Questions on JDH’s observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1012
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