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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

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]

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JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049F

To J. D. Hooker   28 November [1871]

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CD is considering repeating experiments on melastomads in which different pollen sizes produced differing seedling sizes.

Responds to JDH’s query on differences in pollen within the same species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 445–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8087

To J. D. Hooker   15 [December 1871]

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Will be in London until 21st. Would rejoice if JDH could come to lunch during their stay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8106

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

To J. D. Hooker   [18 December 1871]

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H. Holland keeps strongly to the opinion that Kew be under the Treasury, and will recommend this to Lowe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 214–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8109

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

To J. D. Hooker   2 January 1872

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Heartily glad about the news of the Ayrton affair development.

Huxley looks very unwell from too much miscellaneous work; CD wishes he could be made a Director General for transference of British Museum and for other scientific work, as JDH suggests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 94: 216–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139

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

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1872]

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Is sorry JDH cannot come to Down.

Hopes the House of Lords "pitch into the accursed fellow" [Ayrton].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8330

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1865]

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Agrees with JDH on Lyell–Lubbock controversy except that Lubbock’s printed note does not seem to him insulting. Hopes JDH can heal the breach.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4852

From J. D. Hooker   [15 June 1865]

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Impressed by Tylor’s book [see 4836].

Encloses admirable note from Huxley on Lyell–Lubbock affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 28; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 2: 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4855

From J. D. Hooker   [after 17 June 1865]

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Recommends J. W. Kayes’ book [History of the Sepoy War, vol. 1 (1864)].

Wife improving.

Glad CD liked Huxley’s letter.

Not an admirer of Kingsley.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4859

To J. D. Hooker   [17 June 1865]

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Huxley’s capital, witty letter.

Charles Kingsley has written of his interest in "Climbing plants".

Health has been very bad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4862

From J. D. Hooker   13 July 1865

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Studying moraines.

On Lubbock’s book [see 4860], and Lyell’s apology. Recapitulates whole affair.

W. E. H. Lecky [Rise of rationalism in Europe (1865)] and other reading.

Spencer’s observations are wrong on umbellifers, his reasoning partially right.

Natural History Review is all but defunct.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 30–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4873

To J. D. Hooker   [29 July 1865]

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Was glad to read JDH’s article on glaciers of Yorkshire ["Moraines of the Tees Valley", Reader 6 (1865): 70].

Reader article [6 (1865): 61–2] about English and foreign men of science is unjust.

Lubbock is now lost to science.

B. Verlot’s pamphlet on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement (1865)] is very good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 July 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4874

To J. D. Hooker   16 August [1865]

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Condolences on W. J. Hooker’s death [12 Aug 1865].

His own health is bad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Aug [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4884

From J. D. Hooker   [26 September 1865]

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On his reading: George Eliot,

T. F. Jamieson on Scottish glaciation.

Glad Lyell–Lubbock affair is over.

His grief over loss of father and child.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Sept 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 34–6a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4899

To J. D. Hooker   27 [or 28 September 1865]

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Agrees with JDH on difference in grief over loss of father and of child. His love of his father.

The Reader.

Politics and science.

Health improved by Bence Jones’s diet.

[Dated "Thursday 27th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 or 28] Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 115: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4901
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