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From J. D. Hooker   [c. 20 February 1878]

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Discusses the structure of grass embryos; states differing theories regarding which part of the seed corresponds to the cotyledon.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 20 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.4: 432
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11220

From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1878

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Invites CD to Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11323

From J. D. Hooker   14 February 1878

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Asks opinion of his proposal to Bartholomew Price to translate and publish C. K. Sprengel [Das entdeckte Geheimniss (1793)] and Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)] in one volume.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11356

From J. D. Hooker   2 March 1878

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Supports Torbitt. Keenly aware of danger of growing crops from a single variety. Torbitt’s paper to Belfast BAAS meeting ["On the potato-disease", Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): 134] was sat upon.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11391

From J. D. Hooker   12 March 1878

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Has written to Farrer in support of Torbitt’s grant.

Resistance of Liberian coffee to "fly" and susceptibility to fungus.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11417

From J. D. Hooker   18 March 1878

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Has been consulting with Mrs Lyell about the possibility of publishing Lyell’s letters. Asks CD’s opinion on the matter.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11431

From J. D. Hooker   9 June 1878

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JDH’s scheme for lowering F.R.S. fees by creating a fund through membership subscription.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11547

From J. D. Hooker   2 July 1878

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JDH details the subscription fund’s finances.

Has finished lecture for Royal Society on N. American plant distribution.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 111–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11583

From J. D. Hooker   31 July 1878

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Burdened with Anniversary Address to the Royal Society.

Quips that even Huxley is running out of speeches.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11636

From J. D. Hooker   4 October 1878

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Frank asked to summarise work with CD for use in JDH’s Royal Society address.

Work with A. Gray shows Colorado plants closer to Altai than to E. or W. America.

Work with J. Ball shows Moroccan plants very distinct from nearby Canaries.

JDH on Royal Commission to Paris Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 115–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11714

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1878

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Botanical evidence is against F. B. White’s origin of St Helena fauna. JDH holds flora is S. African. Since plants must arrive before insects, if fauna is Palearctic then flora survived glacial period. Flora not Miocene since old and relic orders are absent. Suggests S. African west coastal mountains as insects’ origin.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 118–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11718

From J. D. Hooker   14 December 1878

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Congratulates CD on the Anthony Rich bequest.

Sad but relieved to retire as President of the Royal Society.

Describes battle with Treasury over use of an empty house at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 121–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11795
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