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From J. D. Hooker   30 December 1844

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Thanks for CD’s comments on "sketch".

Lengthy discussion of geographical distribution and island floras.

Has been "delighted with" [Robert Chambers’] Vestiges [of creation (1844)].

Galapagos flora work goes on well.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 32–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-804

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

From J. D. Hooker   1 January 1872

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Gladstone’s private secretary [West] has written that the Government plans to alter JDH’s position with regard to the First Commissioner of Works [Ayrton].

Huxley is not better after his Brighton trip.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8136

From J. D. Hooker   24 January 1872

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William [Hooker] is in first division of matriculation list of London University.

Other family news.

No news on Ayrton affair. Ayrton has taken staff appointments out of JDH’s hands.

Asks whether CD knows about Zizania aquatica – can hardly believe it is an annual.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8176

From J. D. Hooker   [22–30 January 1845]

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Sends comparison of the floras of Society and Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22–30 Jan 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 247–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-818

From J. D. Hooker   [5 February 1872?]

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Sends a communication [missing] from Gov. J. H. Lefroy of Bermuda.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Feb 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8200

From J. D. Hooker   11 May 1872

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The die is cast on Ayrton affair. Lord Derby has called for all of the correspondence, as a result of pressure by men of science on JDH’s behalf.

Has just had a Greenland collection, which supports his views altogether; "I am ready to do fight for these with you."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8317

From J. D. Hooker   [late February 1845]

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Previous letter [missing] on Edinburgh position was ill-tempered. Friends assure him that he ought to be thankful for opportunity to try for professorship.

Reports meeting with Humboldt in Paris.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-832

From J. D. Hooker   14 May 1872

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More on Ayrton affair. Conduct of Gladstone and the Ministry despicable. They have owned him to be in right but will not raise a finger until exposure in Parliament is imminent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8327

From J. D. Hooker   15 June 1872

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Expects the memorial to make Gladstone frantic. Government regrets granting Lord Derby the correspondence and Lubbock has been advised to postpone calling for it in Lower House. This looks fishy. Is exhausted by the affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 114–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8386

From J. D. Hooker   [23] March 1845

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JDH recommends Augustin de Saint-Hilaire’s Leçons de botanique [1841]. Relates opinions of European botanists on migration and plant distribution.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 100: 41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-844

From J. D. Hooker   29 August 1872

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Encloses letter and cheque [from John Scott].

Again in thick of Ayrton matter. Tyndall and Huxley have shown themselves equal to the occasion in grasp of subject, tenacity of purpose, independence, and good-will.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 118–19; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 156 f. 1075)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8492

From J. D. Hooker   [2–6 April 1845]

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A Tasmanian Cyttaria is same species as CD’s Fuegian fungus. Did the species originate on the beeches of Fuegia or of Tasmania?

JDH gives interpretation of Vestiges.

John McCulloch, J. F. Schouw, and Lamarck on the species question.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2–6 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 219–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-850

From J. D. Hooker   2 September 1872

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Kew’s Drosera capensis is at CD’s service.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8505

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1872

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Miscellaneous personal matters.

What does CD think of Robert Mallet’s earthquake theory? Would it not account for strata dipping at base of range of mountains?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 121–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8547

From J. D. Hooker   26 October 1872

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Has initiated inquiries about Dionaea.

Sends George King’s address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 126–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8578

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1872

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Sends Mrs Barber’s address.

Gratified that CD hates Owen. Hopes Owen will not answer Nature letter and draw JDH into controversy. Owen’s letter was not intended for Ayrton to use. Its appearance must have horrified him.

State of Huxley’s health makes JDH uneasy.

Willy is in a stockbroker’s office in London and likes it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8584

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Has been asked to take shares in the Artizans’ Dwellings Co., in which CD is a shareholder. If it is really a project for public good, he would be glad to be associated.

Owen has answered his letter in Nature [7 (1872): 5–7].

A letter from Tyndall [from America] was read at the X Club.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 130–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8609
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