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From J. D. Hooker   5 January 1875

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Huxley strongly dissuades JDH from writing to Mivart because of his Presidency of Royal Society. JDH will hold his letter until he hears what Bentham says.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 2–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9800

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

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1875

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Tyndall, T. A. Hirst and Spencer dissuade him from writing to Mivart, but he will let him feel his disapproval.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9807

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

From J. D. Hooker   14 January 1875

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Is on the eve of another row with the Office of Works about his application for assistance.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 6–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9815

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

From J. D. Hooker   16 January 1875

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JDH wins over Douglas Galton and Lord Henry Lennox on assistant secretary for himself.

Has called on Murray and told him Quarterly Review had disgraced itself by attacking George and CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9820

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

From J. D. Hooker   [7 February 1875]

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Has met Capt. George Strong Nares of the Challenger expedition at Huxley’s.

Huxley much at a loss to explain red clay at deep sea-bottom.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9843

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   [8 or 15 July 1846]

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Regrets he cannot visit JDH.

Has been talking with Lyell about coal, which he finds utterly perplexing.

Is delighted with the generalisations in latest numbers of Flora Antarctica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 or 15] July 1846
Classmark:  DAR 114: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-986

From J. D. Hooker   17 February 1875

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Lyell very ill.

No two specimens of Glaucium are alike.

Lord Henry [Lennox] still burkes JDH’s application.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9860

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

From J. D. Hooker   [24 February 1875]

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On Lyell’s death; JDH has arranged for burial in Westminster Abbey. His thoughts on a testimonial.

More trouble with Lord Henry Lennox.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 16–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9869

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

From J. D. Hooker   17 March 1875

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No action on assistance yet, but has had a private note from Disraeli asking whether Thiselton-Dyer is his recommendation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9891

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

From J. D. Hooker   7 April 1875

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Likes draft of petition on vivisection. Asks whether phrase "and the lower animals" might not be added at end.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9917

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

From J. D. Hooker   15 April 1875

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Approves vivisection memorial.

Lyon Playfair supports his request for Kew assistant.

Asks whether CD has botanical suggestions for Arctic expedition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9932
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