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From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1865]

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Kew affairs.

H. J. Carter’s observations are wonderful but want verification.

Skeptical of H. H. Travers’ observations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 43–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4330

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   1 January 1865

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Forwards H. T. Stainton letter for reply.

Finds many Cucurbita have tendrils with sticking ends.

The "potentiality of so many organs in plants to play so many parts is one of the most wonderful of your discoveries . . . one day it will itself play a prodigious part in the interpretation of both morphological and physiological facts".

Is disgusted with Sabine’s address [see 4708] because of its mutilation of what JDH wrote.

THH’s slashing leader in Reader ["Science and ""Church policy"" ", 4 (1864): 821] – as usual he destroys all in his path.

Encloses letter from G. H. K. Thwaites with a message for CD [see encl].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 1–3; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Directors’ Correspondence 162: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4734

From J. D. Hooker   [8–18 January 1865]

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Bentham wants "Climbing plants" for Journal of the Linnean Society, however long [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 9 (1865): 1–118]. Publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society restricts correspondence.

Reader much improved.

Tyndall did write piece on spiritualism ["Science and the spirits", Reader 4 (1864): 725–6].

"Suppressed gout" annoys him as a term cloaking ignorance.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8–18 Jan 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4743

From J. D. Hooker   [20 January 1865]

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Cannot come until week from Saturday.

Worked to death by Genera plantarum.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Jan 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4749

From J. D. Hooker   [26 January 1865]

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John Scott has arrived in Calcutta and has been given an appointment by Thomas Anderson.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Jan 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4754

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

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

From J. D. Hooker   [10 March 1865]

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Thomas Thomson has gone over Scott’s paper; encloses his conclusions. Not fit for publication in present form. His experiments should have been repeated to resolve his disagreement with Gärtner.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Mar 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4782

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

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

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

From J. D. Hooker   2 May 1865

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On FitzRoy’s suicide.

The Lyell–Ramsay disagreement [on formation of lakes?].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4826

From J. D. Hooker   [26 May 1865]

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All overworked at Kew.

Burchell collections enormous.

Lyell has sent MS of Principles p. 111 on changes of temperature. JDH thinks Lyell blunders and is out of his depth.

Charmed with E. B. Tylor’s book on man [Early history of mankind (1865)],

disappointed in Lubbock’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4836

From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1865]

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JDH on the Lyell–Lubbock plagiarism controversy. His view of the true cause of Lubbock’s behaviour.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 24–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4849

From J. D. Hooker   [15 June 1865]

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Impressed by Tylor’s book [see 4836].

Encloses admirable note from Huxley on Lyell–Lubbock affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 28; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 2: 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4855

From J. D. Hooker   [after 17 June 1865]

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Recommends J. W. Kayes’ book [History of the Sepoy War, vol. 1 (1864)].

Wife improving.

Glad CD liked Huxley’s letter.

Not an admirer of Kingsley.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4859

From J. D. Hooker   13 July 1865

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Studying moraines.

On Lubbock’s book [see 4860], and Lyell’s apology. Recapitulates whole affair.

W. E. H. Lecky [Rise of rationalism in Europe (1865)] and other reading.

Spencer’s observations are wrong on umbellifers, his reasoning partially right.

Natural History Review is all but defunct.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 30–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4873

From J. D. Hooker   [26 September 1865]

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On his reading: George Eliot,

T. F. Jamieson on Scottish glaciation.

Glad Lyell–Lubbock affair is over.

His grief over loss of father and child.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Sept 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 34–6a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4899

From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1865

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On novels he has been reading: Eliot, Richardson, etc.

On Wallace, the Reader, and anthropology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 37–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4910
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