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To J. D. Hooker   6 January 1881

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Letter of introduction for V. O. Kovalevsky.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (QQQQ)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12982

To J. D. Hooker   26 [February 1881]

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Island life continues to stimulate: Wallace ignores effects of glaciers on alpine flora and generally exaggerates those of débâcles and wind dispersal. CD encourages JDH to prepare a geographical address including history of geographical distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Feb 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 509–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13067

To J. D. Hooker   15 June 1881

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CD complains of discomfort, but has not the strength for a project that would let him forget it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 513–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13207

To J. D. Hooker   20 June [1881]

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Cheered by JDH’s friendly words.

Wishes he could help JDH with geographical distribution, but the subject has gone out of his mind.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 June [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 516–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13211

To J. D. Hooker   6 August 1881

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Responds to JDH’s outline history of plant geography.

Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived".

Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period.

Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 518–23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13277

To J. D. Hooker   12 August 1881

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Responds to JDH on history of plant geography.

Opinion of Humboldt.

Origin of higher phanerogams.

Importance of the occurrence of south temperate forms in the Northern Hemisphere.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 524–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13288

To J. D. Hooker   21 August 1881

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No one could have thought about evolution and not about representative species; yet no one discussed it fully until Origin, including von Baer.

Did not know of Leopold von Buch’s Description physique des îles Canaries [1836] when Origin was published.

"As far as I know no one ever discussed the meaning of the relation between representative species before I did & as I suppose Wallace did in his paper before the Linn. Soc. [1858]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 528–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13293

To J. D. Hooker   30 August 1881

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Erasmus’ death and CD’s sentiments on death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 530–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13304

To J. D. Hooker   3 and 4 September [1881]

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Praises JDH’s York address.

S. B. J. Skertchly has paralleled Axel Blytt’s work in Cambridgeshire fens.

JDH too cautious on southern glacial period.

Is Kew interested in Azores plants collected by Arruda Furtado, a local inhabitant and an evolutionist?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 and 4 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 532–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13316

To J. D. Hooker   18 September [1881]

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Comte [de Paris] will have plants next summer.

Arruda Furtado will send his mountain plants from Azores.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 536–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13342

To J. D. Hooker   22 October 1881

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Visiting his son Horace.

Studying action of carbonate of ammonia. Finds similar looking Euphorbia root cells react differently.

Intrigued by Dischidia rafflesiana, whose pitchers manufacture manure-water that nourishes adventitious roots. Does JDH know histologist for detailed study?

Julius von Wiesner’s criticism of Movement in plants "vivisects" CD in "a most courteous but awful manner" [Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 538–41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13420

To J. D. Hooker   30 October 1881

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Profuse thanks for plants.

Specifies which euphorbs he wants. Euphorbs’ alternate rows of ammonium carbonate reactive/non-reactive cells are worth more study.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 542–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13442

To J. D. Hooker   4 November [1881]

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Cannot read signature on letter sent via JDH from Lima.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 544
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13492
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