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To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1861]

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CD’s changing taste in periodical literature.

William Darwin’s partnership in bank.

Work: variation and orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3190

To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1861]

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Many mutual acquaintances are ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3192

To J. D. Hooker   [6 July 1861]

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Trip to Torquay.

Superiority of Journal of Horticulture to Gardeners’ Chronicle for CD’s purposes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3200

To J. D. Hooker   13 July [1861]

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Has worked out homologies of orchids’ pollinia and rostellum.

On W. H. Harvey’s review ["The natural evolution of organic species considered", Dublin Hosp. Gaz. 8 (1861): 146–52].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3207

To J. D. Hooker   17 [July 1861]

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Orchids from Kew.

JDH’s income problems.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3210

To J. D. Hooker   27 July [1861]

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On orchids supplied by Kew; homologies of pollen and rostellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3220

To J. D. Hooker   [28 July – 10 August 1861]

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Puzzled by function of orchids’ rostellum.

Orchids’ pollen concentrated in two pollinia; hence one flower can fertilise only two others. This may explain precision of orchid pollination mechanisms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 July – 10 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3221

To J. D. Hooker   [11 August 1861]

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Has found function of rostellum: modified stigma guarantees attachment of pollinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: : 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3226

To J. D. Hooker   13 [August 1861]

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Personal regards.

William Darwin will make a botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3231

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Requests Lindley’s work on orchids [The genera and species of orchidaceous plants (1830–40)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3238

To J. D. Hooker   6 September [1861]

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After much crossing, has worked out meaning of dimorphism in Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3248

To J. D. Hooker   24 September [1861]

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CD’s orchid paper is to become orchid book [Orchids].

Primula paper is done [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3263

To J. D. Hooker   28 September [1861]

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Bates agrees with CD on neuter ants.

Orchids.

Repeating experiment of C. F. v. Gärtner to study Huxley’s idea of physiological species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3268

To J. D. Hooker   4 October [1861]

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Query on orchid homology.

Critical of F. A. Bauer on orchids [Illustrations of orchidaceous plants (1830–8)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 115, DAR 115: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3276

To J. D. Hooker   6–7 October [1861]

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Orchid anatomy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6-7 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3277

To J. D. Hooker   11 October [1861]

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Orchid anatomy: movement in Mormodes column.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3281

To J. D. Hooker   13 October [1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Catasetum exemplifies slight modification of structure leading to new structure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3285

To J. D. Hooker   15 [October 1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Wind as agent of self-fertilisation in orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3286

To J. D. Hooker   18 October [1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Movements of labellum.

Repeating Gärtner’s experiment with Verbascum varieties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3288

To J. D. Hooker   23 October [1861]

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JDH’s work on Gnetum: a living fossil.

Orchid anatomy.

Encloses lists of orchids and other specimens he would be interested in seeing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 121, 126a, 124a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3296
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