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From J. D. Hooker   19 March 1871

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Describes plans for travel in Morocco with George Maw and John Ball.

Has not yet read Descent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7600

From J. D. Hooker   26 March 1871

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Answers CD’s questions.

Reception of Descent. Evolution accepted everywhere; descent of man accepted calmly.

Morocco plans.

Fears for Huxley, who is overworked.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 65–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7627

From J. D. Hooker   3 July 1871

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Plans to write an account of his trip to Morocco and, with John Ball, the botanical geography, for Linnean Society.

Results mainly negative; the Atlas exhibits "the dying out of European flora".

Only two or three beetles above 8000ft.

Disappointed that Canary Island species are absent from Atlas mountains; but an ocean current along Moroccan coast should help migration of Spanish, Portuguese, and Moroccan seeds to Canaries and Madeira.

Describes Lyell’s poor physical condition. Asks CD for his observations of symptoms.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 69–70, DAR 205.2 (Letters): 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7848

From J. D. Hooker   6 July 1871

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He did observe that Ophrys apifera fertilised itself as CD described and O. lutea as well.

Moroccans are too civilised, taciturn, and unfriendly to make anything of them for expressions of emotions.

Moraines and negative results on Atlas alpine flora are the only points of the journey worth much.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7851

From J. D. Hooker   22 July 1871

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Has given CD’s name to a species of Abutilon found by Fritz Müller.

Pleased at Henrietta [Darwin]’s engagement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7877

From J. D. Hooker   23 July 1871

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Identifies Henslow’s mouse that used tail as prehensile climbing organ as Mus messorius.

Has not seen the Quarterly Review.

Inquires after Lyell’s health.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7879

From J. D. Hooker   5 August 1871

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Lengthy discussion of William Thomson’s address [BAAS, Edinburgh 1871].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 73–77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7896

From J. D. Hooker   15 August 1871

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Differences in violet and honeysuckle cases.

Huxley basted Thomson awfully in Section D [of BAAS].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 78–79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7905

From J. D. Hooker   [2 October 1871]

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On Huxley’s article for Contemporary Review [see 7977] confuting Mivart. It has cheered him,

for he is very low about his mother’s state.

Is also in detestable position with "my lord and master", A. S. Ayrton. JDH has denounced him to the [First] Lord of the Treasury [W. E. Gladstone] for his conduct.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Oct 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7981

From J. D. Hooker   20 October 1871

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JDH’s servant carries his letter to Henry Holland about problems with Ayrton. Suggests servant take CD’s letter to Holland to town and post them at same time. Holland is said to be very intimate friend of Gladstone.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 85–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8021

From J. D. Hooker   20 October 1871

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JDH has no intention of resigning. Thinks W. E. Gladstone would rather see Ayrton turned out than himself. Gladstone knows JDH has friends who would be troublesome. Only moral and political cowardice of Cabinet keeps Ayrton in office.

Lyell is much altered since autumn.

Has CD read Charles Martins’ paper on the glacial origin of the tourbières of the Jura [Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. 42 (1871): 286–308]?

John Scott has an admirable series on horticulture in Bengal ["Notes on horticulture in Bengal", J. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India 2 (1871) pt 1: 241–96; 3 (1872) pt 1: 1–82].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 87–92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8024

From J. D. Hooker   31 October 1871

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Details of the JDH–Ayrton–Gladstone imbroglio.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 93–5; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1905, ff. 1066–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8036

From J. D. Hooker   2 November 1871

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Henry Holland is taking an active part in helping JDH in the Ayrton affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8046

From J. D. Hooker   [17 December 1871]

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Cannot come to lunch to meet Sir Henry Holland. Holland may have seen Robert Lowe [Lord Sherbrooke] already. Will CD let him know his views?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8108

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1871

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Philosophical Club dinner.

Lyell contradicts W. B. Carpenter on current in Straits of Gibraltar.

James Orton’s report on fossil shells found by L. Agassiz 2000 miles up the Amazon. Their identification disposes of the glacial hypothesis.

No news yet from Gladstone on Ayrton affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8117
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