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To J. D. Hooker   20 [October 1858]

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Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers [Collected papers 2: 19–25].

JDH’s reactions to CD’s theory.

Discussed human fossil evidence with Hugh Falconer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2345

To J. D. Hooker   29 [October 1858]

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Memorial concerning British Museum collection. CD opposes removing the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 246)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2349

To J. D. Hooker   2 November [1858]

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On moving the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Subscription for John Ralfs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2351

To J. D. Hooker   9[–10] November [1858]

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Lyell receives Copley Medal; CD to write notes for JDH’s éloge of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9[–10] Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2355

From J. D. Hooker   12 November 1858

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Busy with introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt III] Flora Tasmaniae [printed separately as On the flora of Australia (1859)].

Now explains greater abundance of European species in Tasmania than in Fuegia by CD’s "refrigeration" hypothesis.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 100: 123–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2358

To J. D. Hooker   14 November [1858]

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Hermaphrodite trees are enough to "knock" CD down. Can JDH observe Eucalyptus to see whether pollen and stigma mature at same time?

JDH’s facts showing European plants are more common in southern Australia than in South America are disturbing because they are improbable on CD’s views of migration.

JDH said he would give examples of Australian forms that have migrated north along the mountains of the Malay Archipelago.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2361

To J. D. Hooker   [14 November 1858]

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An enclosure sent with the letter to JDH, 14 November [1858] (Correspondence vol. 7) - questions and comments on lists of European species found in south-west Australia and Tasmania, and European genera found in Australia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [14 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 50: E55–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2361F

From J. D. Hooker   [20 November 1858]

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At work on the introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

Discusses the effects of climate and geography on "vegetable strife".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 50: E1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2367

To J. D. Hooker   [23 November 1858]

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CD declines to write Lyell éloge [for Copley Medal] because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2369

To J. D. Hooker   24–5 November [1858]

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Praises JDH’s Australian introduction.

Disputes JDH’s emphasis on SE. and SW. Australian flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24-5 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2371

To J. D. Hooker   3 December [1858]

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Examining JDH’s list. CD struck by how many plants are common to Europe, S. America, and Australia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2377

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1858

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Would appreciate loan of CD’s chapter on transmigration across tropics, which may help with the difficulties of Australian distribution.

Still regards plant types as older than animal types.

The Cape of Good Hope and Australian temperate floras cannot be connected by the highlands of Abyssinia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 100: 128–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2382

To J. D. Hooker   24 December [1858]

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Wide-ranging species more "improved" than relics in small areas because they exist in large numbers and thus are subject to intense competition.

His abstract is 330 folio pages long so far.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2384

From J. D. Hooker   [26 December 1858]

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JDH cannot abide CD’s connection of wide-ranging species and "highness". Australian flora contradicts this in many ways.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Dec 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 125–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2385

To J. D. Hooker   27 [November 1858]

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Memorial concerning British Museum collection.

Relation of Cape of Good Hope and Australian flora a great trouble. CD’s high estimation of importance of glacial period for distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2386

To J. D. Hooker   31 December [1858]

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Replies at length to JDH’s worried reaction to his comments on lowness of Australian plants. CD distinguishes between "competitive highness", i.e., which fauna would be exterminated and which survive if two faunas were placed in competition, and ordinary "highness" of classification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2388

To J. D. Hooker   6 May [1858]

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Sends MS on large and small genera.

Observed slave-making ants at Moor Park.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2269

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1858]

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Arranges meeting with JDH at Thatched House Tavern.

Eager for JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2274

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1858]

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Arrangements for JDH to visit Down for weekend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2275

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 May 1858]

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Reports that N. J. Andersson finds every European willow bar one is also American.

Has heard from David Livingstone and reports on his progress.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2277
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