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From J. D. Hooker   29 August 1881

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Condolences on death of CD’s brother Erasmus. Recalls first meeting CD in Erasmus’ rooms over 40 years ago.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13302

From J. D. Hooker   7 September 1881

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Comte de Paris requests an orchid from CD for his huge collection.

JDH responds to CD’s criticism of York address.

Arruda Furtado could work on mystery of buried cypress trunks in the Azores.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 168–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13320

From J. D. Hooker   [23 October 1881]

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Pleasure in reading Earthworms.

Buying land to build a cottage.

Finishing palms for Genera plantarum after three years’ work.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13424

From J. D. Hooker   27 October 1881

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On plants CD requested.

Frank should work on Dischidia.

Work on palms.

Overloaded with reading.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13435

From J. D. Hooker   17 December 1881

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Benjamin D. Jackson will edit new Steudel’s Nomenclator.

JDH’s impressions of Lyell’s Life and letters, edited by Mrs K. M. Lyell [1881].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13557

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1881

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Thanks CD for his endowment of new Steudel’s Nomenclator [later to become Index Kewensis].

K. White’s gruesome ballad "Gondoline" frightened JDH as a child.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13577

From J. D. Hooker   12 January 1882

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B. D. Jackson’s plan for new Steudel Nomenclator approved. JDH asks for CD’s cheque.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 104: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13613

From J. D. Hooker   19 January 1882

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Politics at Kew lead [led!?] to a letter of thanks to CD from the First Commissioner for his gift.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 104: 176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13625

From J. D. Hooker   26 November 1850

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Falconer’s misbehaviour.

Geology of Khashia [Khasi] mountains. Speculations on mountain building and origin of Himalayas.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 314–15 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1371

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   [c. April 1851]

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Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382

From J. D. Hooker   [late August – early September 1851]

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James Wilson reports case of salmon hybrids.

Herrings inhabit freshwater lake in Scotland during winter.

JDH will edit juror reports for the Great Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Aug – early Sept 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1440

From J. D. Hooker   [November 1851]

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Flora of New Zealand.

Reconsidering variability of insular species.

Becoming convinced of the probability that the southern flora is a fragmentary one – all that remains of a great southern continent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 82–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1460

From J. D. Hooker   [4 November 1853]

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Royal Society votes its Royal Medal for 1853 to CD. JDH reports the debate and vote at the Royal Society Council.

Honoured for Coral reefs

and Cirripedia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1539

From J. D. Hooker   [after 11 December 1854]

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List of most anomalous Leguminosae [from George Bentham].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Dec 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 391
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1546

From J. D. Hooker   [26 February 1854]

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Is relieved his book [Himalayan journals] has been well received and glad he has successfully completed it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Feb 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 86–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1557

From J. D. Hooker   [c. 25 March 1854]

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JDH summarises letter from Humboldt.

JDH answers CD’s questions on glacial action in Himalayas.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 Mar 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 382
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1559

From J. D. Hooker   [24 June 1854]

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Birth of JDH’s second child.

Asks CD’s view of "highness" and "lowness" in animals. Gives his own for plants; extent of deviation from type, e.g., floral parts deviating from leaf.

Reading B. C. Brodie’s Psychological inquiries [1854].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 202–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1572

From J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1854]

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JDH on "highness" of Coniferae: they are genuine Dicotyledons, not a link to cryptogams; that is a geologists’ fallacy. Thus they are highest plants in Carboniferous.

Does not agree with CD’s "elastic" species theory. Long correspondence with Lyell on this.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 June 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1576

From J. D. Hooker   25 August 1854

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JDH and F. W. Binney identify Calamites specimens as pith casts. They are cryptogams related to, but higher than, Lycopodiaceae and contradict progression.

Insects found in coal.

Lyell says Stonesfield slate marsupials are actually placentals.

JDH reading Alexander Braun on individuality ["Das Individuum der Pflanze in seinem Verhältniss zur Species", Abh. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (Phys. Kl.) (1853): 19–122].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Aug 1854
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1581

From J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1854]

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Fossil leaves from Disko Island.

JDH to begin working out the botanical geography of the polar sea.

Has not forgotten CD’s request on aberrant species.

Has taken a house on Richmond Hill.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1600
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