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To J. D. Hooker   17 June [1860]

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Has reread JDH’s paper ["On the functions of the rostellum of Listera ovata", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 144 (1854): 259–64].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 June [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 68 (EH 88206051)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1571

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   3 January [1860]

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High praise and detailed comments on JDH’s introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae, which CD has now finished reading.

Disagrees on power of transoceanic migration. Advocates glacial transport of plants.

CD’s response to reviews of Origin in Saturday Review [8 (1859): 775–6] and John Lindley’s in Gardeners’ Chronicle [but see 2651].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2635

To J. D. Hooker   14 [January 1860]

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CD has learned from Lyell that JDH reviewed Origin in Gardeners’ Chronicle writing in Lindley’s style.

Lyell is working on man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2651

To J. D. Hooker   31 [January 1860]

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CD preparing historical sketch, which will go into second American edition of Origin.

Asks JDH to copy out Naudin’s line on finality.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2671

To J. D. Hooker   [22 January 1860]

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Very pleased with Asa Gray’s letter to JDH [see 2638], which is "rich on Agassiz".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2672

To J. D. Hooker   8 February [1860]

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Urges JDH to work his essays into a book.

CD’s historical sketch ends with JDH’s introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2689

To J. D. Hooker   14 February [1860]

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Huxley’s Royal Institution lecture on Origin [10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] an "entire failure" as an exposition of CD’s doctrine.

R. I. Murchison very civil.

CD counts Lyell among the converted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2696

To J. D. Hooker   [20 February 1860]

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Comments on W. H. Harvey’s article on a monstrous Begonia [Gard. Chron. 18 Feb 1860].

Is astonished at being attacked for not allowing great and abrupt variations under nature. More evidence needed to make CD admit that forms have often changed "by saltum".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20 Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2705

To J. D. Hooker   [23 February 1860]

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Too ill to go to club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2708

To J. D. Hooker   26 [February 1860]

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Applauds JDH’s reply [25 Feb 1860] to W. H. Harvey in Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2715

To J. D. Hooker   [26 February or 4 March 1860]

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Asks JDH for some Goodenia.

Suggests Daniel Oliver try to cross Mimosa, noted for sterility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Feb or 4 Mar] 1860
Classmark:  DAR 115: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2716

To J. D. Hooker   3 March [1860]

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CD’s list of fifteen converts. His opinions on opponents and supporters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2719

To J. D. Hooker   12 March [1860]

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Lyell and CD would urge JDH to make his essays into a book, but see he has embarked on a huge project with G. Bentham [Genera plantarum, 3 vols. (1862–83)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2728

To J. D. Hooker   18 [March 1860]

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JDH coming to Down. Huxley will be invited.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Mar 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2730

To J. D. Hooker   13 [April 1860]

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Sends a letter concerning priority [of Patrick Matthew] for JDH to read and post.

Angered at Owen’s review.

Huxley’s Royal Institution lecture ends well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2758

To J. D. Hooker   18 [April 1860]

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What a base dog Owen is for praising his own work in reviewing Origin [anonymously].

J. H. Balfour is narrow-minded.

CD cannot understand pollination of Goodenia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2763

To J. D. Hooker   26 April [1860]

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CD intrigued by the pollination mechanism of Leschenaultia formosa.

CD interested in Thomas Bell’s rumour that Owen avows his review.

Curved styles and their relation to pollination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2769

To J. D. Hooker   27 April [1860]

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Sends list of plants with asymmetry in nectar-secreting surfaces and pistils bent in that direction. Shows insect agency so important that structure has changed. Asks for contrary or confirming examples and that request be passed on to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 67 (EH 88206050)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2770

To J. D. Hooker   30 April [1860]

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JDH has settled the Leschenaultia case, but it remains a difficulty to CD.

Goodenia, like bee orchid, seems a case of a structure with an evident function, which is not carried out. Is curvature of styles an incidental result of growth or a pollination adaptation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2776

To J. D. Hooker   7 May [1860]

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To understand Leschenaultia pollination CD requires field observations in the native country.

Has observed two forms of cowslips, which he calls male and female. The same two forms are found in primroses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 May [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2785
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