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From J. D. Hooker   [29 August 1874]

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Lady Dorothy Nevill is CD’s best chance for Dionaea.

Reports on Belfast meeting of BAAS. Lubbock’s lecture went off admirably. Huxley’s was the magnum opus.

Encloses letter from Mrs Barber on protective coloration of animals.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 219–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9610

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1874]

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Thanks JDH for his "quite admirable" address [Rep. BAAS 44 (1874) pt 2: 102–16]. Suggests revisions.

CD thinks he is "now on right track about Utricularia" after wasting several weeks "in fruitless trials and observations".

Mrs Barber’s paper is very curious and ought to be published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/6/3 Insectivorous plants 1873–8: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9613

From J. D. Hooker   [after 4 September 1874]

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Forwards a letter reporting on a blow-fly trapped by a leaf of Dionaea; decomposition of fly has also decomposed the leaf. JDH has written asking for a strong plant, and explaining the case [of surfeit].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9615

To J. D. Hooker   8 September [1874]

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Lady Dorothy Nevill has no Dionaea.

CD anxious to talk with JDH about Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 334–335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9629

From J. D. Hooker   15 September 1874

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Thiselton-Dyer’s announcement of his inability to continue as JDH’s private secretary is a blow. He will now be doing original work. JDH is glad of that but the loss of his help is great.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 88–9; DAR 103: 221; Insectivorous plants, p. 5 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9638

To J. D. Hooker   18 September [1874]

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Describes his observations on Utricularia montana.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 336–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9645

To J. D. Hooker   [20 September 1874]

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Asks JDH to cut a bit of root from old Utricularia and bring it with him to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9647

From J. D. Hooker   23 September 1874

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CD’s Utricularia findings – bladders, subterranean roots, and insects decomposing in them – a grand discovery.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 224–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9655

To J. D. Hooker   28 [September 1874]

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Queries about species of Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9662

From J. D. Hooker   29 September 1874

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Information about various species of Utricularia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 93–94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9663

To J. D. Hooker   30 [September 1874]

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The Aldrovanda has arrived. Has examined the leaves. It is an aquatic Dionaea which has acquired some structures identical to those of Utricularia!

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 340–341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9664

To J. D. Hooker   1 October [1874]

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Thanks JDH for extract on Hedychium pollination; it shows CD’s prior interpretation was incorrect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 421–422
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9665

To J. D. Hooker   9 October 1874

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Asks JDH for leaves of Byblis and Roridula to examine, and D. Oliver for an anomalous species of Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 341a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9670

From J. D. Hooker   11 October 1874

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Oliver will attend to his letter.

Tells of discovery and rediscovery of Aldrovanda.

Asks what CD thinks of "old Pritchard’s discourse" [C. Pritchard, Natural science and natural religion (1874)]. Does not affect evolution at all. It does affect the rather unprofitable doctrine of materialism.

His plans for the Royal Society Presidential Address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 226–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9673

From J. D. Hooker   [3 December 1874?]

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Probably a discussiion of J. D. Hooker’s feelings after death of his wife, Frances Harriet, on 13 November 1874: the letter is badly damaged.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Dec 1874?]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9719F

To J. D. Hooker   [17 November 1874]

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Extremely glad to have JDH come to Down. It is wise of JDH to exert himself and face the inevitable as well as he can. [Death of JDH’s wife, 13 Nov.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9728

From J. D. Hooker   25 November 1874

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Encloses a letter [from Huxley about his invitation to lecture at Edinburgh]. Has done his best to dissuade Huxley from accepting the burden.

JDH’s depression in bereavement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 228–9; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/1/14/f. 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9732

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1874]

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Quite agrees with JDH on inadvisability of Huxley’s taking on the Edinburgh lectures.

Is awaiting JDH’s memorial to the Board [of Works?] on his burdensome duties.

Glad to hear JDH finds ease in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 345–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9734

From J. D. Hooker   28 November 1874

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Huxley feels he can accept the Edinburgh lecture invitation.

Also tells JDH he is preparing a paper for Linnean Society on classification which will uphold evolution ["On the classification of the animal kingdom", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 199–226]. He has thrown overboard all his old ideas of definite demarcation. He will make a clean breast of it, and will bear hard on necessity of all such ideas as Haeckel’s in dealing with systematic zoology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 230–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9736

To J. D. Hooker   30 November [1874]

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Has forwarded JDH’s memorial to T. H. Farrer to take up with Sir Stafford Northcote and to ask him to consider the case of Kew personally. Has told Farrer that JDH was thinking of resigning if Government would not give him an assistant secretary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 347–348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9738
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