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To Joseph Dalton Hooker   15 January [1861]

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CD’s opinion of minor critics and commentators on Origin.

H. C. Watson’s notion of genera converging is dismissed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3047

To J. D. Hooker   4 February [1861]

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Changes in admission to Athenaeum.

Slowly working at his volume on Variation.

Experiments on insectivorous and "sensitive" plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3057

To J. D. Hooker   8 [February 1861]

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Henrietta’s continuing poor health. JDH’s suggestion to rub her with cod-liver oil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [Feb 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3060

To J. D. Hooker   20 [February 1861]

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Asa Gray’s pamphlet.

Ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 [Feb 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3065

To J. D. Hooker   11 March [1861]

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Invitation to Down for weekend with Huxley and W. B. Carpenter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3085

To J. D. Hooker   18 March [1861]

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Argument, based on geographical distribution and competition, for a mundane glacial period rather than cooling of one longitudinal belt at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3091

To J. D. Hooker   23 [April 1861]

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Lieut. F. W. Hutton’s original review [Geologist 4 (1861): 132–6, 183–8] understands that mutability cannot be directly proved.

CD met Bentham at Linnean Society and asked him to write up his views on mutability.

Opinion of Owen.

Conversation with Lyell on antiquity of man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3098

To J. D. Hooker   26 [March 1861]

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Henslow is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3101

To J. D. Hooker   27 [March 1861]

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H. W. Bates’s excellent article against glacial period [Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1860): 352–3] leaves CD "dumbfounded".

H. C. Watson’s hostility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3102

To J. D. Hooker   4 April [1861]

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Affectionate regards to Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3111

To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1861]

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CD infers [incorrectly] from Huxley’s report that Henslow is dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3116

To J. D. Hooker   14 [April 1861]

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CD misunderstood Huxley: Henslow is not dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3119

To J. D. Hooker   23 [April 1861]

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Offers to go to Henslow despite his own poor health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1861]

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Henslow’s long suffering.

Donald Beaton’s articles in Cottage Gardener clever but not to be trusted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3149

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1861]

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Henslow’s death.

What a contrast C. C. Babington will be as Professor of Botany at Cambridge.

Beaton not to be trusted.

CD may switch from Athenæum to London Review & Wkly J. Polit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3152

To J. D. Hooker   24–5 May [1861]

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CD’s doubts on biography of Henslow. Writing recollections of Cambridge days at JDH’s request.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24-5 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3155

To J. D. Hooker   30 May [1861]

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Has written recollections of Henslow [Collected papers 2: 72–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3168

To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1861]

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CD’s changing taste in periodical literature.

William Darwin’s partnership in bank.

Work: variation and orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3190

To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1861]

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Many mutual acquaintances are ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3192

To J. D. Hooker   [6 July 1861]

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Trip to Torquay.

Superiority of Journal of Horticulture to Gardeners’ Chronicle for CD’s purposes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3200
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