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To J. D. Hooker   2 February [1865]

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Hugh Falconer’s death great loss to science.

His own health has been especially bad this last week.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4762

From J. D. Hooker   3 February 1865

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Falconer’s illness and suffering. His great ability and knowledge.

CD’s paper ["Climbing plants"] went extremely well [at Linnean Society]. M. T. Masters and Bentham commented.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4765

To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]

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Falconer’s death haunts him. Personal annihilation not so horrifying to him as sun cooling some day and human race ending.

His health has been wretched.

Masters has written his agreement with CD’s "Climbing plants".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4769

To J. D. Hooker   15 [February 1865]

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Hildebrand has sent copy of his paper on Pulmonaria in Botanische Zeitung.

How much should CD contribute to Falconer’s bust?

Oswald Heer on alpine and Arctic floras.

A. R. Wallace on geographical distribution in Malay Archipelago.

Lyell’s new edition of Elements. Wishes someone would do a book like it on botany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Feb 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 261
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4772

From J. D. Hooker   [17 February 1865]

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Why botanists will not subscribe to Falconer’s bust with enthusiasm.

Scott has been offered curatorship at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4773

From J. D. Hooker   [27 February 1865?]

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Will arrive Saturday [4 Mar] on afternoon train.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Feb 1865?]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4777
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