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From J. D. Hooker   14 [January] 1869

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Oliver overlooked CD’s request about rutaceous flowers. Of precisely which points about the ovules does CD want illustrations?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 [Jan] 1869
Classmark:  DAR 48: A78, DAR 103: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5729

From J. D. Hooker   15 January 1869

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Criticisms of and suggestions for CD’s draft MS on Nägeli [for Origin, 5th ed.].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6554

From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1869

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Replies to CD’s questions. Advice on use of term "morphology". Is much struck by CD’s idea that uniformity of an organ throughout a group implies functional inutility; the paradox of this position for classification.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 4–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6560

From J. D. Hooker   [25 January 1869]

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Does not fact that characters important in systematics are often of no use, corroborate CD’s view that such characters, if not detrimental, may persist ad infinitum?

Social news.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6608

From J. D. Hooker   11 March 1869

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Orchids translation should goad [French] Academy into electing CD.

JDH will be sent to St Petersburg congress by Government.

Huxley on protoplasm; his address to Geological Society.

Fertilised an Aucuba with pollen of various species. Reports on results.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6655

From J. D. Hooker   6 June 1869

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Account of his Russian trip.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 14–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6776

From J. D. Hooker   24 June 1869

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Recounts the trip back from St Petersburg – visits to botanic gardens and museums throughout Western Europe.

Pleased that CD admired Bentham’s address [see 6793]. JDH had read it in MS and modified some very heterodox passages about insularity. CD has hit the flaw in it.

F. A. W. Miquel is a convert.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 18–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6800

From J. D. Hooker   17 July 1869

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On reading F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin [1869].

Pangenesis.

Agrees with CD on fascination [of snakes].

Huxley is at Comte again.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 22–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6832

From J. D. Hooker   5 August 1869

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Huxley has shown him the jaws of an Anoplotherium brought from the Gallegos by R. O. Cunningham.

Saw Hallett’s wheat crops at Brighton; results of his selection very striking.

Huxley is assembling his Darwiniana papers for republication.

Has written a crushing reply to Richard Congreve ["The scientific aspects of positivism", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 5 (1869): 653–70] and JDH feels "infantine" beside him.

Comments on Sabine’s being offered and accepting K.C.B.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6853

From J. D. Hooker   13 August 1869

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Did not intend to imply that Hallett said variation stopped, but that it arrives at a point where further accumulation in direction sought is so slow as to result practically in fixity of type – but not absolute fixity.

Duke of Argyll has requested JDH to superintend publication of a flora of India. JDH thinks he [Argyll] is paying him off for his kick at natural theology.

Willy [Hooker] returning from New Zealand.

A unique character in Drosophyllum.

Sees no reason for CD to contribute to Ross and Faraday memorials.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 27–9, DAR 100: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6862

From J. D. Hooker   7 September 1869

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Reports on events at Exeter [BAAS] meeting. G. G. Stokes made a first-rate President.

Huxley "poured boiling oil" over James McCann in answer to his "conceited dogmatic sermon".

F. A. W. Miquel is coming to stay.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6879

From J. D. Hooker   17 September 1869

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Will come to Down on 25 Sept.

Thanks CD for supplementaries ["Fertilization of orchids", Collected papers 2: 138–56] which he will quote in the British flora [The student’s flora of the British Islands (1870)].

F. A. W. Miquel could not come.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 32–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6895

From J. D. Hooker   24 September 1869

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Time of his arrival.

Will bring bark story with him.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6908

From J. D. Hooker   14 November 1869

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Describes how the offer of C.B. was made. He declined a knighthood. Murchison and Lyell are trying to get him made Knight Commander of the Star of India, but he does not think there is a chance. The Duke [of Argyll?] might do it, but does not like JDH’s Darwinism.

Next Presidency of Royal Society discussed: all (Brodie, the X Club botanists, et al.) are agreed on Lyell.

Everyone is disappointed with Nature.

What did CD think of "Huxley’s rhapsody on Goethe’s ditto" [Nature 1 (1869): 9–11]?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 35—8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6988

From J. D. Hooker   21 November 1869

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Has corresponded with Macmillan about Nature.

Will get the Kerner book.

Mere guesses must determine which form to fix on as the type.

Raises questions about the genealogical tree.

Serves Mlle Royer right.

Lyell declines Royal Society Presidency; now look to W. R. Grove. Long postscript on JDH’s views about knighthood.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 39–41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7002
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