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To J. D. Hooker   [28 May 1847]

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Has heard JDH does not return until tomorrow, so will not be able to see him at Kew but hopes to do so at Oxford meeting of BAAS.

Bunbury and Falconer strongly against idea of coal being submarine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1092

To Charles Lyell   [2 June 1847]

Summary

Comments on correspondence between CL and Whewell [concerning university reform].

Criticises S. G. Morton’s "Hybridity in animals" [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 3 (1847): 39–50, 203–12].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [2 June 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1093

To J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1847]

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Encloses quasi-hybrid Laburnum.

Suggests a new view of symmetry of flowers.

Will discuss coal and species sketch at Oxford [BAAS meeting (1847)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1094

To J. D. Hooker   [10 June 1847]

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Gives further details on peculiar Laburnum.

Can JDH lend him a full treatise on grafting?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1095

To J. D. Hooker   [12 June 1847]

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Encloses another specimen of the "bilateral" Laburnum flower.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1096

From J. D. Hooker   16 June 1847

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JDH’s aunt cannot find lodgings for CD.

Similarities between floras of Tierra del Fuego, Van Diemen’s Land, and New Zealand; does not feel migration sufficient explanation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1847
Classmark:  DAR 100: 75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1097

To J. D. Hooker   [17 June 1847]

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CD will take a room in Magdalen Hall at Oxford; thanks JDH’s aunt for trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1098

To J. D. Hooker   [19 June 1847]

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JDH’s books have arrived.

Glad to hear of new plants from Van Diemen’s Land and New Zealand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [19 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1099

To James Clark Ross   [27 June 1847]

Summary

Must decline invitation for dinner; he is unwell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Clark Ross
Date:  [27 June 1847]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1100

To J. D. Hooker   [19 July 1847]

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Congratulations on JDH’s engagement.

Sorry JDH is so determined on an expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [19 July 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1101

To Bernhard Studer   4 July [1847]

Summary

Glad BS intends to visit England. Fears there will be few geologists in London in August. Would be truly glad to see BS at Down, but cannot offer much geological information respecting England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernhard Studer
Date:  4 July [1847]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1102

To Henry Denny   21 July [1847]

Summary

Regrets not seeing HD at Oxford meeting [of BAAS].

He may keep duplicates of parasitic insects from CD’s collection. Lyell has collected Pediculi for HD from Negroes in North America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  21 July [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1103

To J. D. Hooker   28 July [1847]

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Cannot come to Hitcham as he is anticipating a visit from Bernhard Studer of Bern.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 July [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1104

To J. D. Hooker   [4 August 1847]

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Wants to go over remainder of species sketch when he sees JDH.

Urges JDH to go to Scotland.

Pleased JDH works on geographical distribution of Van Diemen’s Land flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1105

To J. D. Hooker   [12 August 1847]

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Planning a visit to Kew. Wishes to meet H. C. Watson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1106

To Bernhard Studer   13 August [1847]

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Invites BS to visit Down. Advises him to call on Daniel Sharpe. Suggests he see the work of the Ordnance Survey in Wales.

Offers to lend him Murchison’s The Silurian system [3 vols. (1839)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernhard Studer
Date:  13 Aug [1847]
Classmark:  Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1107

To J. F. Royle   14 August [1847]

Summary

CD thanks JFR for remembering about the work he wanted to borrow [Trans. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India].

Does JFR have Ambrose Blacklock, Treatise on sheep [1838]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  14 Aug [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 401
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1108

To Josiah Wedgwood III   14 August [1847]

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Sends a letter for JW to forward to Charles Stokes concerning the purchase of Leeds and Bradford railway shares for Emma Darwin’s trust fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  14 Aug [1847]
Classmark:  Alan Wedgwood (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1108F

To John Forbes Royle   [12 April – 17 May 1847]

Summary

Will send village carrier for volumes [of the Trans. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  [12 Apr – 17 May 1847]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 12879)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1109

To J. D. Hooker   [18 August 1847]

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Will visit JDH on Friday. Coming by phaeton to save five changes of conveyance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1110
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