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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
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