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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
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