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From J. D. Hooker   24 January 1864

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JDH’s opinion of Herbert Spencer.

Rejects CD’s view of inheritance of induced modifications.

Huxley grows fat.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 176–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4396

From J. D. Hooker   [before 9 February 1864]

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Bentham proposes John Scott be made an associate of the Linnean Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4399

From J. D. Hooker   5 February 1864

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John Scott’s paper [see 4332] read at Linnean Society; praised by George Bentham.

Himalayan pine in Macedonia.

JDH is in a quarrel with H. C. Watson.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 100: 161; DAR 101: 180–1, 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4401

From J. D. Hooker   9 [March] 1864

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Reception of Scott’s paper.

Difficulty of writing Boott’s obituary.

Critical of Edward Frankland’s glacial theory.

Falconer’s and Ramsay’s views on Himalayan lakes lack support of basic evidence.

Taxonomic distribution of climbing plants.

Huxley picks quarrels with minor figures and thus magnifies them.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 [Mar] 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 189–92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4404

From J. D. Hooker   16 February 1864

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CD’s climbing plant experiments make it impossible to deny nerve force in plants.

Has discussed Frankland’s new glacial theory with Lyell.

Bishop Colenso’s trial.

Possibility of Scott’s coming to Kew as a curator.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 183–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4408

From J. D. Hooker   [20 February 1864]

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Sends a Corydalis.

Hermann Crüger’s paper [see 4394] splendid, but he has made a mess of propagating Cinchona in Trinidad.

JDH’s opinion of Germans.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4413

From J. D. Hooker   16 March 1864

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List of four plants sent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4428

From J. D. Hooker   29 March 1864

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John Scott’s career.

Huxley’s vicious attack on anthropologists.

Critique of Joseph Prestwich’s theory of rivers.

Bitter feelings between the Hookers and the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 193–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4439

From J. D. Hooker   [2 April 1864]

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JDH explains why he cannot take Scott on at Kew.

John Tyndall cannot answer CD’s questions on glaciers. Edward Frankland’s ignorance. In JDH’s opinion, heaviness of winter snowfall is the greatest element in size of glaciers and this is a function of low mean temperature. Discusses descent of glaciers.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 198–200, 203; DAR 104: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4445

From J. D. Hooker   [4 April 1864]

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JDH has written to J. H. Balfour for a character reference for John Scott.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4448

From J. D. Hooker   6 April 1864

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J. H. Balfour gives Scott excellent character reference, but says he is unfit either to superintend or be subordinate.

Herbert Spencer’s review of J. M. Schleiden is interesting [see 4457].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 204–5; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters Balfour 1866–1900 vol. 78: 311)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4452

From J. D. Hooker   8 April 1864

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Men of Scott’s Celtic temperament are very troublesome. Tries to dissuade CD from hiring him as a scientific gardener.

George Rolleston, not Spencer, wrote review of Schleiden [Nat. Hist. Rev. (1864): 187–99].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 206–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4457

From J. D. Hooker   20 April 1864

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Again refuses to help Scott as "unfitted" to make his way in the world. Scott is unwilling to take his part in the "struggle for life", unlike Tyndall, Faraday, Huxley, and Lindley, who established themselves. Scott’s work is not science, but "scientific horticulture".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 208–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4469

From J. D. Hooker   [26 or 27 April 1864]

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JDH on John Scott.

Curious about the rationale of pollen prepotence.

Working on variation in New Zealand flora.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 or 27] Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 214–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4472

From J. D. Hooker   [after 28 April 1864]

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Forwards a letter from H. W. Bates to JDH announcing HWB’s appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4474

From J. D. Hooker   14 May 1864

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Is burning to hear CD’s reaction to Wallace’s excellent paper on man ["Origin of human races and the antiquity of man", J. Anthropol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1864): clviii–clxxxvi].

Wallace’s disclaimer of credit for natural selection is high-minded.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 218–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4494

From J. D. Hooker   19 May 1864

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JDH suggests Scott go to India; he will write letters of introduction.

Conversation with Herbert Spencer.

George Bentham would like to know how CD’s view of hybridism diverges from Charles Naudin’s.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4501

From J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1864]

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JDH is writing letters for Scott, whose temper will be "no obstacle for Hindoos and Musselmen working under him".

New curator at Kew finds considerable neglect, with hundreds of plants dying.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 222–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4519

From J. D. Hooker   [11 June 1864]

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CD’s photograph looks like J. R. Herbert’s Moses in the fresco in the House of Lords.

JDH is delighted about oxlip, but hybridity does not explain some large patches that are uniform and do not vary towards either cowslip or primrose.

Encloses letter from W. H. Harvey discussing Myosotis sylvatica and the common dandelion.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 225–6; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (letters to J. D. Hooker, vol. 11, no. 178 JDH/2/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4529

From J. D. Hooker   15 June 1864

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JDH busy reforming Kew’s operations.

Falconer may "fall foul" of Huxley’s anger over his attacks on Lyell.

Has heard of a coffee plantation post for Scott.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4537
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