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To J. D. Hooker   [23 November 1846]

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Has read JDH’s paper ["Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 116–233] and thinks it the best essay on geographical distribution he has ever met with. Comments on the paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1031

To J. D. Hooker   [December 1846]

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Hopes JDH can come to stay in January.

Thanks for the corallines.

Mention of JDH’s capital speech.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [Dec 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1035

To J. D. Hooker   [December 1846 – January 1847]

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Can JDH come on 16 Jan? CD will ask the "old set" to come and also the Lyells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [Dec 1846 – Jan 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1036

To J. D. Hooker   29 January 1876

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Promises to vote for Lankester.

Acknowledges faults of R. L. Tait’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 403
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10374

To J. D. Hooker   9 April [1876]

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McLachlan has as strong a claim to be F.R.S. as any entomologist, but Garrod’s work is of higher quality.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 404–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10445

To J. D. Hooker   19 April [1876]

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Daughter Henrietta’s illness prevents a trip to London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 406
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10457

To J. D. Hooker   25 April [1876]

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CD preparing new English and German editions of his early geology [of the voyage of the Beagle] books. Asks for Hooker’s copies as he no longer has his own.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 407
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10471

To J. D. Hooker   21 June [1876]

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CD and family suggest inscriptions for Lyell memorial at Westminster Abbey.

CD communicating H. Airy’s paper on phyllotaxis to the Royal Society.

Frank observes pod-like emanations from glands of insectivorous plant ingesting solid insect particles [see 10520].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 408–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10542

To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1876]

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Returns Mrs Lyell’s versions of Lyell memorial inscription. Disapproves of religious tone.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 413–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10543

To J. D. Hooker   [17 February 1847]

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Asks JDH not to think of looking at his species sketch until he has leisure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1057

To J. D. Hooker   10 August 1876

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Asa Gray’s directed variation would make natural selection superfluous.

CD has read new theological reconciliations of Darwinism and religion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 415–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10576

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   8 [February 1847]

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Cirripede observations.

Would like to hear what JDH has to say about his species sketch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1058

To J. D. Hooker   11 September [1876]

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CD grieves over death of Frank’s wife Amy; worries that it will weaken Frank’s determination to pursue his scientific work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 417–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10592

To J. D. Hooker   17 September [1876]

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CD thanks JDH for his condolences. Amy’s baby will live with the Darwins.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 419–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10606

To J. D. Hooker   [28 February 1847]

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Can JDH come to 7 Park St. on Wednesday?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1064

To J. D. Hooker   17 October [1876]

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Frank, who has been reclusive and very hardworking, is returning from Wales after a period of mourning for Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 423–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10644

To J. D. Hooker   25 October [1876]

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Asks JDH to find young imperfect flowers of Hoya. CD has observed seed set although there was no trace of anthers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 425–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10653

To J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1847]

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Illness has delayed his departure. Will try to call on JDH on Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1068

To J. D. Hooker   [14 March 1847]

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Thanks for JDH’s notes on species sketch. Proposes to drive to Kew to discuss them with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [14 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1071

To J. D. Hooker   11 December 1876

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Plants received from JDH.

Requests he verify an identification by Fritz Müller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 427–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10710
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