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From J. D. Hooker   13 April 1867

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Trail’s case is interesting, hopes it is true.

Has little faith in I. Anderson-Henry’s exactness.

Pleased with Paris exposition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 161–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5501

From J. D. Hooker   17 May 1867

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Cannot come to Down; John Smith is unwell.

Will go to Paris again at end of month.

Wallace and F. J. H. von Mueller of Victoria are most likely candidates for Royal Society Gold Medal for biology.

Encloses letter from Henry Barkly.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 163–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspoddence 188: 125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5539

From J. D. Hooker   24 May 1867

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Does not share CD’s objection to continental extension, i.e., that it must be extended to every island in every ocean.

Sends paper on domesticated animals by Brian Hodgson [J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5548

From J. D. Hooker   18 June 1867

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Has been reading [H. C. Fleeming Jenkin’s] review in North British Review. Would answer it if not so lazy.

Has read Mount Sorel [A. Marsh-Caldwell (1845)] and Disraeli’s life of Lord G. Bentinck [1852]. Bad science, bad literature, bad politics.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5570

From J. D. Hooker   4 July 1867

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Has been too busy to write. Is leaving for Switzerland that evening.

A friend, who ran away from home as a boy, has two sons who have done the same several times. Is the case worth investigating for CD?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5577

From J. D. Hooker   [27 July 1867]

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Back from Switzerland. Mrs Hooker much improved.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 July 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5586

From J. D. Hooker   30 July [1867]

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Plans to come to Down on Saturday.

Returned Adam Bede two years ago.

Wishes CD would return Tylor’s Early history of mankind

and his own Himalayan journal with his notes, "both of which I have lent, i.e., lost".

Lyell well and full of "Insular" difficulties which he will propound.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 172–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5588

From J. D. Hooker   17 August 1867

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His opinion of two novels: Mary Barton and North and south [both by Mrs Gaskell].

Sends R. O. Cunningham’s letters.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 174–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5609

From J. D. Hooker   31 August 1867

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Has given up Scotland trip due to his mother’s illness.

Asks for Fritz Müller’s full name – "he can help us much".

Reports on self-impregnated Victoria and impregnation of Chatsworth plants. Difficult to get foreman [of gardens] to keep accurate register.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5619

From J. D. Hooker   [14 September 1867]

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Is going to Norwich again on account of his mother’s health.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5627

From J. D. Hooker   [20 September 1867]

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Would be delighted to see CD at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5631

From J. D. Hooker   18 October 1867

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Must cut short visit to Down because of domestic problems.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 180–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5651

From J. D. Hooker   19 November 1867

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Will not be inclined to challenge Pangenesis.

Admits CD’s victory over JDH’s continental hypothesis (but will not give up Greenland).

Relation of variation to circumstances is shown by discovery of endemic St Helena umbellifer having same palm-like habit as an endemic Madeiran species.

Has completed Boott’s Carices [Illustrations of the genus Carex, pt 4 (1867)],

is printing W. H. Harvey’s work [Genera of South African plants, 2d ed. (1868)],

and is revising English edition of Alphonse de Candolle’s Laws of botanical nomenclature [trans. H. A. Weddell (1868)].

Arrangements at Kew. Gardener [John Smith] is very ill; Oliver reigns supreme in the Herbarium.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 182–4, DAR 47: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5683

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   17 December 1867

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Hopes to get afternoon train from Victoria.

Woolner comes on Sunday morning.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5731

From J. D. Hooker   [23 December 1867?]

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Left his box of plants in dog-cart [on his visit to Down].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Dec 1867?]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5738

From J. D. Hooker   15 January 1868

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Sends a pamphlet by W. R. Greg [Malthus: re-examined by the light of physiology (1868)].

Many Cucurbitaceae have smaller male than female flowers.

Has written to H. C. Watson on the counterbalance [to variation] of crossing and uniform conditions. Watson has forgotten the argument.

Has written to F. Müller on abnormal Solanum.

Does not understand Hildebrand on potatoes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 47: 193, 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5787

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 January 1868?]

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Discusses Balanophora with conspicuous male flowers and absent female perianth.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Jan 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5789

From J. D. Hooker   [25 January 1868]

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T. V. Wollaston’s financial misfortunes.

CD’s son George’s success [at Cambridge].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 187–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5798

From J. D. Hooker   28 January 1868

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Wollaston’s situation hopeless; he must go to Boulogne or Jersey to live. A friend will keep his collection and books together.

JDH’s opinion of Wollaston’s Coleoptera Hesperidum [1867].

Cannot read Duke of Argyll.

CD’s view of Asa Gray as foreign member of Royal Society; compares him to Candolle.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 189–190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5807
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