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To Joseph Beete Jukes   8 October [1847]

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Flattered by JBJ’s discussion of coral reefs [in Voyage of H.M.S. "Fly" 1 (1847): 347–8]. CD has always thought his Coral reefs "too bold and speculative", so he is gratified "when anyone who has had opportunities of observation does not give his verdict against it".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Date:  8 Oct [1847]
Classmark:  University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1125

To Charles Lyell   [11 October 1847]

Summary

Discusses enclosed figures on elevation of terraces in several Scottish glens as surveyed by William Kemp and David Stevenson. Comments on Robert Chambers’ view of the terraces. Mentions a letter on the terraces, originally written for publication, which he has asked Robert Jameson [editor of the Edinburgh New Philos. J.] to destroy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [11 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1126

To J. D. Hooker   [6 or 13 October 1847]

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Difficulty of scheduling visit before JDH departs on Himalayan expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 or 13] Oct 1847
Classmark:  DAR 114: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1127

To M. A. T. Whitby   14 October [1847]

Summary

Thanks for a suite of male and female specimens of Lepidoptera. Lack of difference in size of wings surprises CD; the female’s being smaller than male’s in early growth is new to him. Will ask a friend in India for comparable facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Anne Theresa Whitby
Date:  14 Oct [1847]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections (Honeyman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1128

To J. D. Hooker   [21 October 1847]

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On scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1129

To J. D. Hooker   [25 October 1847]

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Continued problems in scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1130

To J. D. Hooker   [31 October 1847]

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CD very ill; tries to arrange departure meeting with JDH.

CD’s guess at composition of Maldive flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1131

To William Henry Harvey   [7 April 1847]

Summary

Descriptions of the algae specimens found on the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Harvey
Date:  [7 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  Trinity College Dublin, Department of Botany, Herbarium
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1078

To J. D. Hooker   15 [July 1847]

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Must look after his wife, so is unable to come to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [July 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1080

To Robert Patterson   17 April [1847]

Summary

Admires RP’s volume [Introduction to zoology, pt 1 (1846)]; he has condensed a great deal of accurate information. CD hopes some good naturalists will spring up as a result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  17 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 712
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1081

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]

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Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

To Daniel Sharpe   [23 January 1847]

Summary

Comments on manuscript [? "On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1849): 111–29]. Discusses phenomenon of cleavage. Will write to J. D. Forbes about DS’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (PEARSON/10/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1083

From J. D. Hooker   [after 1 May 1847]

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[Extract of letter to WJH from T. E. Cantor] on zoological distribution in the Malay Peninsula.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1084

To J. D. Hooker   [1 May 1847]

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Delighted that Brongniart thinks Sigillaria aquatic, and that E. W. Binney thinks coal is a sort of submarine peat. Thinks coal-plants will prove to be aquatic, though JDH will sneer at this.

Has acquired a new microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1085

To J. D. Hooker   [6 May 1847]

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CD defends his position on submarine coal formation and coal-plants against JDH’s strong objections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1086

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1847]

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Thinks JDH should arrange his facts against the aquatic formation of coal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1087

To J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1847]

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CD would like to call on JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1088

To John Higgins   25 May [1847]

Summary

Discusses accounts.

Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  25 May [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090

To John Allen   25 May 1847

Summary

Thanks for JS’s note concerning a proposal [concerning some aspect of education of poor children?] which CD has to decline because of his poor health and his work in Natural History.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Allen
Date:  25 May 1847
Classmark:  National Library of Israel (Abraham Schwadron collection, Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090F

To J. D. Hooker   [25 May 1847]

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Will call on JDH on Thursday, if convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1091
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