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To M. A. T. Whitby   14 October [1847]

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Thanks for a suite of male and female specimens of Lepidoptera. Lack of difference in size of wings surprises CD; the female’s being smaller than male’s in early growth is new to him. Will ask a friend in India for comparable facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Anne Theresa Whitby
Date:  14 Oct [1847]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections (Honeyman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1128

To J. D. Hooker   [21 October 1847]

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On scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1129

To J. D. Hooker   [25 October 1847]

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Continued problems in scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1130

To J. D. Hooker   [31 October 1847]

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CD very ill; tries to arrange departure meeting with JDH.

CD’s guess at composition of Maldive flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1131

From J. D. Hooker   [after 1 May 1847]

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[Extract of letter to WJH from T. E. Cantor] on zoological distribution in the Malay Peninsula.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1084

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

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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]

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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

From J. D. Hooker   16 June 1847

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JDH’s aunt cannot find lodgings for CD.

Similarities between floras of Tierra del Fuego, Van Diemen’s Land, and New Zealand; does not feel migration sufficient explanation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1847
Classmark:  DAR 100: 75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1097

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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