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To J. D. Hooker   [9 October 1853]

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Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Oct 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1529

To J. D. Hooker   25 September [1853]

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Further response to MS of introductory essay to Flora Novae-Zelandiae.

Disbelieving in permanence of species has made little difference to CD in his barnacle work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1532

To J. D. Hooker   10 [October 1853]

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Returning JDH’s MS and books.

Reading Mrs Gaskell’s Ruth [1853].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Oct 1853]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1535

To J. D. Hooker   5 November [1853]

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Edward Sabine’s official letter announcing CD’s receipt of Royal Society Medal left him cold. JDH’s informal one moved him.

Applauds JDH for supporting John Lindley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Nov [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1540

From J. D. Hooker   [4 November 1853]

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Royal Society votes its Royal Medal for 1853 to CD. JDH reports the debate and vote at the Royal Society Council.

Honoured for Coral reefs

and Cirripedia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1539
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