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From J. D. Hooker   [19 November 1845]

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Answers CD’s queries arising from Flora Antarctica.

Would like CD to come to town and go over Galapagos plants with him.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-928

To J. D. Hooker   [21 November 1845]

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Is busy with shell work and cannot make it to Kew. Invites JDH to Down. Intends asking Edward Forbes and Hugh Falconer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-929

To J. D. Hooker   [25 November 1845]

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Can JDH come to Down on 6 December? If this is convenient, CD will ask Forbes, Falconer, and perhaps Waterhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-930

To J. D. Hooker   [29 November 1845]

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Delighted that JDH will come to visit him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-931

To G. B. Sowerby   [1 December 1845]

Summary

Cannot find two specimens of S. American fossil shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [1 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-932

To G. B. Sowerby   [3 December 1845]

Summary

Suggests location of lost shell specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [3 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-933

To G. B. Sowerby   [9? December 1845]

Summary

Discusses GBS’s completion of his descriptions of fossil shells for the appendix to South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brettingham Sowerby
Date:  [9? Dec 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-934

To J. D. Hooker   [10 December 1845]

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CD’s enjoyment of JDH’s visit and "all our raging discussions".

Would like to compare insects from Kerguelen Islands with those from Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Dec 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-935

To John Lort Stokes   [November–December 1845]

Summary

Comments on book by George Grey [Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and Western Australia (1841)]. "The whole expedition was that of a set of School Boys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lort Stokes
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-940

To Thomas Bell   [26 April – August 1845]

Summary

Asks for Gabriel Bibron’s address. He has two questions about snakes in S. America for which he wants answers, as he is preparing a new edition of his Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Bell
Date:  [26 Apr – Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-848

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1845]

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Thanks for information about books.

Murray is publishing CD’s Journal of researches. Would be grateful for a sentence on Galapagos plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-849

From J. D. Hooker   [2–6 April 1845]

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A Tasmanian Cyttaria is same species as CD’s Fuegian fungus. Did the species originate on the beeches of Fuegia or of Tasmania?

JDH gives interpretation of Vestiges.

John McCulloch, J. F. Schouw, and Lamarck on the species question.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2–6 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 219–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-850

To John Murray   [5 April 1845]

Summary

Thanks for note. Believes agreement with Henry Colburn does not cover 2d ed. of Journal of researches. Regrets Murray’s Colonial Library series will require one-fifth reduction of text; will consult Lyell on how to reduce scientific part. Prefers that JM consult with Colburn, but in case he declines, encloses draft of letter he would send to Colburn. Anticipates co-operation of Colburn, as he has paid CD nothing for 1st ed. of Journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [5 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.3–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-851

To Ernst Dieffenbach   6 April 1845

Summary

With thanks for ED’s publication. "I consider your having made my work known in Germany a full & ample recompense to such exertions as I made during our Voyage".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  6 Apr 1845
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-852

From C. G. Ehrenberg    8 April 1845

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Discusses table of Atlantic dust samples. Thinks dust came from South America.

Discusses Patagonian tuff samples.

Answers CD’s query about material from Pampas. Believes deposit made in brackish water.

Criticises account of Atlantic dust in F. J. F. Meyen [Reise um die Erde (1834–5)].

Author:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 60–1b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-853

To Ernst Dieffenbach   8 April [1845]

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Thanks ED for copy of German edition of Journal of researches. Asks him to write and ask German publisher to return plates and MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  8 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/01)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-854

To John Murray   [10 April 1845]

Summary

Is certain he never signed any paper with Henry Colburn or he would have kept a copy as he did of FitzRoy’s agreement. Wishes JM success in his negotiations with Colburn; asks him to remind Colburn that the copperplate has been left with editor of German edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [10 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.10–11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-855

To John Murray   12 April [1845]

Summary

CD clarifies his relationship with Henry Colburn with regard to a 2d ed. of the Journal of researches. "I never signed any agreement of any kind; but the separate sale of my Journal in the first edition was with my verbal consent & approval."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  12 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.4–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-856

To John Murray   17 [April 1845]

Summary

Pleased to hear that Colburn has behaved more liberally than CD anticipated. Three numbers of the Colonial Library, each of 171 pages, will hold his Journal of researches. Accepts financial arrangements for its publication offered by JM.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  17 [Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.23–23A)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-857

To C. G. Ehrenberg   19 April [1845]

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Sends small specimens for CGE to examine if he wishes.

Thanks CGE for his letter on Atlantic Dust: CD hopes to send a little paper to the Geological Society of London.

If CGE should examine Pampæan mud, CD would like to know the result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  19 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43 Bl. 9–10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-857F
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