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To J. D. Hooker   6 January [1875]

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Is not inclined to restrain himself from expressing his opinion of Mivart. Huxley’s article in Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 365–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9805

To J. D. Hooker   8 January [1875]

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JDH would be rash not to follow advice of his friends. [CD’s] wife and George oppose his writing to Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 367–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9809

To J. D. Hooker   15 January [1875]

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Hopes JDH will beat Sir Douglas Galton.

Continues to work on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 369–71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9818

To J. D. Hooker   17 January [1875]

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Astonished at JDH’s success versus Galton

and his attack on Murray is superb. Has written a formal letter to Mivart enumerating his offences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 372–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9821

To J. D. Hooker   10 February [1875]

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Is provoked by trouble he is having writing Insectivorous plants.

Curious case of an unknown form of Glaucium in earth covered with slag for 1400 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Feb [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 374–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9850

To J. D. Hooker   23 February 1875

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Mourns death of Lyell. Wonders whether enough men of science were attached to him to raise a fitting testimonial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 95: 377–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9866

To J. D. Hooker   25 February [1875]

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CD on his memory of Lyell. Deeply rejoices that he is to be buried in Westminster Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Feb [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 379–81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9873

To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1875]

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Has at last finished Insectivorous plants

and is rewriting Climbing plants.

W. W. Ouless has finished his picture of CD for Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 382–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9905

To J. D. Hooker   14 April [1875]

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CD and others now think it advisable to go further than a petition on vivisection, and a bill has been drafted.

F. Delpino’s pamphlet on pitchers ["Sulle pianti a bicchieri", Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 3 (1871): 174–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 384–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9927

To J. D. Hooker   3 January [1875]

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Has not heard from Mivart; CD is convinced he is a hypocrite.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 363–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9798

To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1875] 

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Has come to Abinger Hall for a rest after Insectivorous plants, soon to appear. Is sick of the accursed subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 386–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10024

To J. D. Hooker   22 June 1875

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Rejoices at [Thiselton-Dyer’s] appointment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 95: 388
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10026

To J. D. Hooker   25 July 1875

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Solicits JDH and others at Kew for signatures to nomination of Francis Darwin for membership of Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 95: 389
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10091

To J. D. Hooker   18 August [1875]

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Shares Hooker’s feelings about Douglas Galton and Lord Henry Lennox.

Bored with preparing new editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 390–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10124

To J. D. Hooker   13 October [1875]

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R. L. Tait has requested CD send his [Tait’s] paper on Nepenthes to Royal Society. CD considers this a nuisance.

Certificate for G. J. Romanes.

Francis’ experiments on mechanism of twisted seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 392–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10193

To J. D. Hooker   15 October [1875]

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Has decided to send R. L. Tait’s paper to the Royal Society.

Will try glycerine on Mimosa but doubts it will have an effect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 394–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10200

To J. D. Hooker   21 October [1875]

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Describes observations by his son Horace on the extreme sensitivity of twisted seeds to moisture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 397–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10209

To J. D. Hooker   1 December [1875]

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Comments on R. L. Tait’s claimed isolation of digestive ferments from Nepenthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 399–400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10283

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1875]

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Asks JDH to try to come to luncheon if he is in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Pushkin House, St Petersburg: Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov: ПД 1975 ф.137 оп 1, no. 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10293

To J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1875]

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CD is furious at the prospect of Lankester’s being black-balled by the Linnean Society. He plans to solicit support from various members and to come up with Frank for the voting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 401–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10295
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