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To J. D. Hooker   6 April [1865]

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Asks to borrow Botanische Zeitung (1860) with Friedrich Alefeld on Pisum [pp. 204–5].

JDH should ask George Busk whether he knows a better doctor than William Jenner "for giving life to a worn out poor devil".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4805

From J. D. Hooker   [7–8 April 1865]

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Reforms at Kew.

X Club Dinner. H. B. Wilson and J. W. Colenso as guests.

Troubled by Lubbock’s going into Parliament – loss to science.

Has written to Busk.

Sending Botanische Zeitung.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7–8 Apr 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4807

To J. D. Hooker   10 [April 1865]

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Roguery at Kew.

Who wrote reviews of Linnean Society’s Transactions, of Planchon, and of subspecies in Natural History Review [Apr 1865]?

Is rereading Origin for second French edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Apr 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4809

From J. D. Hooker   12 April [1865]

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W. J. Hooker is unwell.

Bentham wrote on Planchon ["The ancient and modern floras of Montpellier", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1865): 202–25],

T. Thomson on subspecies ["Species and subspecies", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1865): 226–42]

and Greene of York on ["The Linnean Society’s transactions", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1865): 189–202].

JDH did the leader in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1865): 267–8, 291–2].

Delighted with CD’s calm opinion of Origin. Has same view of some of his own papers.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4812

To J. D. Hooker   13 April [1865]

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Strelitzia has arrived

but no books or bottles from G. H. K. Thwaites.

Hopes his own judgment about Origin is as good as Hooker’s about his own papers.

Strelitzia’s neat mechanism for exposing pollen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 266
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4813

To J. D. Hooker   17 April [1865]

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On Lubbock’s plans.

Visited by Antoine Auguste Laugel.

Guessed right on Bentham’s "Planchon".

Much struck by Thomson’s article on nomenclature [see 4812]; importance of this subject.

Sorry best scientists read so little; few read any long papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4814

From J. D. Hooker   [19 April 1865]

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Pleased at CD’s opinion of Thomson’s article.

Non-reading is great fault of the best school of English scientific men.

Opposed to Lubbock’s going into Parliament.

W. J. Burchell’s collections are coming to Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Apr 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 18–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4816
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