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From J. D. Hooker   30 April [1872]

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Does not know Dr Mahoney.

Thanks CD for offer of photographs.

His mother’s health is no worse.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Barton L. Smith MD (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7729A

From J. D. Hooker   1 January 1872

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Gladstone’s private secretary [West] has written that the Government plans to alter JDH’s position with regard to the First Commissioner of Works [Ayrton].

Huxley is not better after his Brighton trip.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8136

From J. D. Hooker   24 January 1872

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William [Hooker] is in first division of matriculation list of London University.

Other family news.

No news on Ayrton affair. Ayrton has taken staff appointments out of JDH’s hands.

Asks whether CD knows about Zizania aquatica – can hardly believe it is an annual.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8176

From J. D. Hooker   [5 February 1872?]

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Sends a communication [missing] from Gov. J. H. Lefroy of Bermuda.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Feb 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8200

From J. D. Hooker to Charles Lyell   30 March 1872

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Sends, for signature, a statement approving change in rules of the Leopoldino Academy [Dresden] to be forwarded to CD to sign.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  30 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8261

From J. D. Hooker   11 May 1872

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The die is cast on Ayrton affair. Lord Derby has called for all of the correspondence, as a result of pressure by men of science on JDH’s behalf.

Has just had a Greenland collection, which supports his views altogether; "I am ready to do fight for these with you."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8317

From J. D. Hooker   14 May 1872

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More on Ayrton affair. Conduct of Gladstone and the Ministry despicable. They have owned him to be in right but will not raise a finger until exposure in Parliament is imminent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8327

From J. D. Hooker to W. E. Darwin   [13 June 1872]

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Asks WED to direct bearer of letter to CD, as he has an address [memorial from men of science to W. E. Gladstone] for him to sign.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 116–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8379

From J. D. Hooker   15 June 1872

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Expects the memorial to make Gladstone frantic. Government regrets granting Lord Derby the correspondence and Lubbock has been advised to postpone calling for it in Lower House. This looks fishy. Is exhausted by the affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 114–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8386

From J. D. Hooker   29 August 1872

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Encloses letter and cheque [from John Scott].

Again in thick of Ayrton matter. Tyndall and Huxley have shown themselves equal to the occasion in grasp of subject, tenacity of purpose, independence, and good-will.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 118–19; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 156 f. 1075)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8492

From J. D. Hooker   2 September 1872

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Kew’s Drosera capensis is at CD’s service.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8505

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1872

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Miscellaneous personal matters.

What does CD think of Robert Mallet’s earthquake theory? Would it not account for strata dipping at base of range of mountains?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 121–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8547

From J. D. Hooker   26 October 1872

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Has initiated inquiries about Dionaea.

Sends George King’s address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 126–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8578

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1872

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Sends Mrs Barber’s address.

Gratified that CD hates Owen. Hopes Owen will not answer Nature letter and draw JDH into controversy. Owen’s letter was not intended for Ayrton to use. Its appearance must have horrified him.

State of Huxley’s health makes JDH uneasy.

Willy is in a stockbroker’s office in London and likes it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8584

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Has been asked to take shares in the Artizans’ Dwellings Co., in which CD is a shareholder. If it is really a project for public good, he would be glad to be associated.

Owen has answered his letter in Nature [7 (1872): 5–7].

A letter from Tyndall [from America] was read at the X Club.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 130–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8609

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Writes, as a P.S. to his previous letter, stating his friends have advised him not to answer Owen’s attack.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 133–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8610

From J. D. Hooker   28 November 1872

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Is reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas of life [1872]: "One of the most eloquent books I ever read".

Owen’s communications are doing incalculable mischief to science in the eyes of Government officials. "This ignorant, careless, unobservant government."

The Nature editors, J. N. Lockyer and Bennett, blame each other for printing Owen’s letter.

Huxley looks wretched.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 135–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8651

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   [13 May 1872]

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Work will prevent his visiting Down as he had planned.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [13 May 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8320

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   19 October 1872

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On his mother’s death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 124–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8565
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