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To J. D. Hooker   17 March [1863]

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Lyell’s Antiquity of man lacks originality.

Statements in Lyell provoke CD to determine exact publication date of Origin and JDH’s introductory essay [to Flora Tasmaniae].

CD now believes in repeated periods of global cooling and migration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4048

To J. D. Hooker   26 [March 1863]

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CD’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man.

Geographical distribution during and between glacial periods.

Latent characters and reversion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4061

From J. D. Hooker   [28 March 1863]

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Evidence of tropical floras continuous since Tertiary cannot fit CD’s position on intermittent cold periods.

Agrees with CD on reversion and latency.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4064

To J. D. Hooker   [29 March 1863]

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CD regrets he used "creation" in Origin when he meant "appeared".

An Oken-like article in "Owenian style" in Athenæum.

Tropical plants continue to be troublesome.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4065

From J. D. Hooker   [31 March 1863]

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Owen is the author of the Athenæum article [28 Mar 1863, pp. 417–19]. JDH dismisses it as vulgar rubbish. W. B. Carpenter intends to write a reply.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [31 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 126–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4098

To J. D. Hooker   [17 April 1863]

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Likes JDH’s review of Alphonse de Candolle [Mémoires et souvenirs de A. P. de Candolle (1862)].

Falconer’s article on Lyell ["Primitive man. What led to the question?", Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] too severe.

CD has written a letter to the Athenæum "to say, under the cloak of attacking Heterogeny, a word in my own defence" [Collected papers 2: 78–80].

Bates’s Travels [Naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)] are excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4103

From J. D. Hooker   20 April 1863

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Attacks by Falconer [Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] and Joseph Prestwich on Lyell.

W. B. Carpenter fails to attack Owen.

Welwitschia male cones with useless ovules marvellous example of lost function and retained structure.

JDH evaluates his sons.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 128–31; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Director’s correspondence 174 (New Zealand letters, 1854–1900): 281–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4111

To J. D. Hooker   23 April [1863]

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Grieved by Falconer’s and Prestwich’s treatment of Lyell.

Reproductive anatomy of the common ash reminds CD of JDH’s Welwitschia because of its transitional forms.

Pleased JDH encourages Oliver to do orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4122

From J. D. Hooker   [30 April 1863]

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JDH has lost a letter from Julius von Haast intended for CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 132–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4133

From J. D. Hooker   [23–7 May 1863]

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Encloses his notions [missing] on John Scott’s offer; some points in explanation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23–7 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 141–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4134

From J. D. Hooker   [7 May 1863]

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Falconer going to France in defence of his views.

On scientific squabbling.

Herschel’s theory of the earth.

Bates’s book.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 135–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4144

To J. D. Hooker   [9 May 1863]

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Lists the six honest believers in his species theory in England.

Asa Gray complains that Lyell acts like a judge on species, whereas CD complains of Lyell’s indecision.

CD working on divergence of leaves.

Distribution of Cameroon plants and the glacial theory.

Survival of island relics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4148

From J. D. Hooker   [8 May 1863]

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JDH encourages a Mr Salwyn [Osbert Salvin] to collect in Galapagos; would like CD to add his encouragement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4154

From J. D. Hooker   [13 May 1863]

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Lyell is "half-hearted but whole-headed" for CD’s theory. George Bentham wholly converted.

Bates’s book delightful but has a Darwinistic bias.

Cameroon plants.

JDH defends Bates against J. E. Gray’s slanders.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 137–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4165

To J. D. Hooker   15 and 22 May [1863]

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The Lyell–Falconer squabble.

Discusses island vs continental floras and their degree of modification.

Critical of Wallace.

CD’s observations on phyllotaxy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 and 22 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 115: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4167

From J. D. Hooker   [24 May 1863]

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Flora of Cameroons shakes JDH’s faith in ability to explain past or present migrations. Sees need for a major novel explanation such as natural selection, glacial cold, or continental connections.

Lyell in a bad way about feud with Falconer.

JDH’s opinion of Wallace, Bates, J. E. Gray, Owen, Asa Gray, Lubbock, and Bentham.

Bentham’s Linnean Society address [see 4118].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 143–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4169

To J. D. Hooker   23 May [1863]

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Seeks advice for John Scott on job offer in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4180

To J. D. Hooker   29 May [1863]

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CD’s encouragement of John Scott, who has found a case of self-incompatibility in orchids, like William Herbert’s in Crinum.

Nägeli on phyllotaxy.

CD’s observations on broom fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4191

To J. D. Hooker   8 [June 1863]

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Sends Asa Gray letter to JDH. Gray’s "Coolness about England and U. S. beats anything".

John Scott’s difficulties at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

JS’s paper on Primula crossing experiments.

Sends MS note about closing of stigma in orchids being dependent on affinity of pollen and independent of protusion of pollen-tubes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4207

From J. D. Hooker   10 June 1863

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JDH lays hard treatment of John Scott to J. H. Balfour’s anti-Darwinism.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 149–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4210
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