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To J. D. Hooker   6 October [1848]

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CD makes progress with barnacles. Describes "supplemental" males in detail. In working out metamorphosis, their crustacean homologies followed automatically.

CD opposes appending first describer’s name to specific name.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 112a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1202

To J. D. Hooker   22 July [1879]

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At work on Movement in plants.

Discusses John Ball’s, G. de Saporta’s, and his own theories of higher plant origin. Their rapid development remains an "abominable mystery".

Frank is working in Würzburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 485–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12167

To J. D. Hooker   1 October [1879]

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Searching for the right gardener.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 489–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12241

To J. D. Hooker   5 October [1879]

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Will get in touch with young gardener about terms of employment. It is good of Hooker to remember about heliotropism of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  Halls (dealers) (29 July 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12249F

To J. D. Hooker   17 October [1879]

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Wants some seeds to see how certain seedlings break through ground.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 185–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12261

To J. D. Hooker   4 November [1879]

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Wants seedling of Quercus rubra or Q. coccinea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 191)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12290

To J. D. Hooker   1 December [1879]

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Movement of cotton plant cotyledons.

Thanks JDH for his praise of Erasmus Darwin.

Delighted that JDH is thinking about geographical distribution, wishes he would go over the New Zealand flora again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 193–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12338

To J. D. Hooker   28 March 1849

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CD’s health and his father’s death have delayed his answer. Describes J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

JDH’s Galapagos papers [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] have excellent discussion of geographical distribution, but why no general treatment of affinities?

CD’s views on clay-slate laminae.

Turmoil in Royal Society between naturalists and physicists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1236

To J. D. Hooker   17 December 1879

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Miss Arabella Buckley’s letter on Wallace’s poor health and finances leads CD to seek JDH’s aid in getting a Government pension.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 95: 491–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12360

To J. D. Hooker   19 December [1879]

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JDH convinces CD not to press for pension for Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 494–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12363

To J. D. Hooker   9 April 1849

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Does not recommend that JDH publish extracts of his letters from India in the Athenæum.

CD criticises JDH’s observations on glacial deposits in Himalayas as insufficiently clear and detailed.

CD will live to finish barnacles and make a fool of himself over species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1239

To J. D. Hooker   12 October 1849

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CD thinks great dam across Yangma valley is a lateral glacial moraine.

Reports on Birmingham BAAS meeting.

Details of water-cure.

Barnacles becoming tedious; careful description shows slight differences constitute varieties, not species.

Lamination of gneiss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Oct 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1260

To J. D. Hooker   23 November 1880

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Admires Wallace’s Island life.

Criticises: 1. His view of similar plants on distant mountains – CD prefers previous low-land connections to Wallace’s summit–summit dispersal;

2. Source of warmth for ancient Arctic climate;

3. Origin of S. Australian flora.

CD’s favourite cases in Movement in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 496–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12841

To J. D. Hooker   28 November [1880]

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Wants to see Frank become F.R.S. before he dies.

Pities Wallace and wants a pension for him very much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 500–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12870

To J. D. Hooker   1 December 1880

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Responds, with some embarrassment, to JDH’s caution on Frank’s F.R.S. prospects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 502–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12880

To J. D. Hooker   5 December 1880

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Thanks for agreeing to propose Frank as F.R.S.

Would have enjoyed discussing Island life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 504–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12890

To J. D. Hooker   20 December 1880

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On Wallace’s pension and Frank’s F.R.S.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 507–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12927

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   3 February [1850]

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Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1300

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
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