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From J. D. Hooker   30 April [1872]

Summary

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

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]

Summary

JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049F

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

To J. D. Hooker   2 January 1872

Summary

Heartily glad about the news of the Ayrton affair development.

Huxley looks very unwell from too much miscellaneous work; CD wishes he could be made a Director General for transference of British Museum and for other scientific work, as JDH suggests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 94: 216–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139

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

To J. D. Hooker   25 January [1872]

Summary

Heartily glad about Willy.

Has never had Zizania.

Still has Leersia. He cannot make the beast produce.

What slow coaches the Ministers are about the Ayrton affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 218–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8181

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

To J. D. Hooker   [16 or 23 February or 1 or 8 or 15 March 1872]

Summary

Suggests a visit to Kew to see the hot houses the following Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 or 23] Feb 1872 or [1, 8 or 15] Mar 1872
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Pybus (Professor Frederick) Archive GB186 FP/2/7/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8212F

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

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1872]

Summary

Is sorry JDH cannot come to Down.

Hopes the House of Lords "pitch into the accursed fellow" [Ayrton].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8330

To J. D. Hooker   14 June [1872]

Summary

Has signed the memorial by men of science with real pleasure. Fears it may be too severe. He told Lady Derby about JDH’s troubles. She said she would tell Lord Derby what he had said.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8385

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

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1872]

Summary

Overjoyed at the way the newspapers have taken up JDH’s case. The memorial has done great good this way, whatever the wretched Government does. It is enough to make one a Tory. JDH has done a service to all men of science by showing governments that they cannot be trampled on.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406

To J. D. Hooker   4 August [1872]

Summary

CD hopes the Times abstract of minutes of Lords of the Treasury will make JDH’s position more comfortable.

The "wretched Lords" make CD indignant, but "nothing equals Owen’s conduct. – I used to be ashamed of hating him so much, but now I will carefully cherish my hatred & contempt to the last day of my life."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8449

To J. D. Hooker   29 August [1872]

Summary

Is now at work on Drosera and asks to borrow D. capensis and other species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8491

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

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1872]

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of cheque.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.424)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8494

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

To J. D. Hooker   4 October [1872]

Summary

Is sending Drosera back

and "the curious Kerguelen book".

"Drosera has almost been the death of me."

Hopes the accursed man [Ayrton] does not give JDH any more trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 229–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8542
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