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To J. D. Hooker   7 April [1847]

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JDH’s proposed India trip.

Will sorely miss discussions with JDH on species theory.

CD is getting on wretchedly with cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1077

To William Henry Harvey   [7 April 1847]

Summary

Descriptions of the algae specimens found on the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Harvey
Date:  [7 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  Trinity College Dublin, Department of Botany, Herbarium
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1078

To J. D. Hooker   15 [July 1847]

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Must look after his wife, so is unable to come to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [July 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1080

To Robert Patterson   17 April [1847]

Summary

Admires RP’s volume [Introduction to zoology, pt 1 (1846)]; he has condensed a great deal of accurate information. CD hopes some good naturalists will spring up as a result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  17 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 712
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1081

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]

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Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

To Daniel Sharpe   [23 January 1847]

Summary

Comments on manuscript [? "On slaty cleavage", J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1849): 111–29]. Discusses phenomenon of cleavage. Will write to J. D. Forbes about DS’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Sharpe
Date:  [23 Jan 1847]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (PEARSON/10/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1083

To J. D. Hooker   [1 May 1847]

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Delighted that Brongniart thinks Sigillaria aquatic, and that E. W. Binney thinks coal is a sort of submarine peat. Thinks coal-plants will prove to be aquatic, though JDH will sneer at this.

Has acquired a new microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1085

To J. D. Hooker   [6 May 1847]

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CD defends his position on submarine coal formation and coal-plants against JDH’s strong objections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1086

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1847]

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Thinks JDH should arrange his facts against the aquatic formation of coal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1087

To J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1847]

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CD would like to call on JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1088

To John Higgins   25 May [1847]

Summary

Discusses accounts.

Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  25 May [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090

To John Allen   25 May 1847

Summary

Thanks for JS’s note concerning a proposal [concerning some aspect of education of poor children?] which CD has to decline because of his poor health and his work in Natural History.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Allen
Date:  25 May 1847
Classmark:  National Library of Israel (Abraham Schwadron collection, Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090F

To J. D. Hooker   [25 May 1847]

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Will call on JDH on Thursday, if convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1091

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

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
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