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From J. D. Hooker   [20 August 1868]

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Reports on Norwich address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): lviii–lxxv]. Left out some things, i.e., Asa Gray’s being superseded.

Tyndall says CD and JDH are types of "unconscious merit".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Aug 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6326

To J. D. Hooker   23 August [1868]

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Pleased at success of JDH’s address. Has read several press reports.

Spectator pitches into JDH about theology ["Dr Hooker on the evidences", 22 Aug 1868, pp. 986–7].

Feels JDH has "immensely advanced the belief in evolution of species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 85–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6327

From J. D. Hooker   30 August 1868

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The newspapers’ pother about his mild theology.

Tyndall’s reference to JDH and CD as the two "modestest" men in science.

Huxley offended the clergy twice without cause or warrant.

William Hooker ill.

Astronomers do not like JDH’s reference to them.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 229–32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6333

To J. D. Hooker   1 September [1868]

Summary

Athenæum [Owen’s?] attack on JDH [BAAS address] and CD. False statement that CD’s sole groundwork is from pigeons.

Agrees with JDH on foolishness of Red Lion Club.

Huxley’s want of judgment.

JDH’s argument about astronomy and astronomers.

Pall Mall Gazette [8 (1868): 593, 595–6] and Morning Advertiser on JDH’s address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 89–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6342

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1868

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Has met A. J. Gower, Consul at Nagasaki, Japan, who knows all about the Ainus. JDH has given away all the copies of CD’s Queries about expression.

Nettled by Pall Mall Gazette review of BAAS address [see 6342].

Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile.

The Asa Grays at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6349

To J. D. Hooker   [8–10 September 1868]

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Has written to A. J. Gower.

Sends more copies of Queries about expression.

Pall Mall Gazette article [see 6342] is monstrous to say religion did not attack science. Should scientific men ignore whole subject of religion?

Sends French journal with article on JDH and one (weak) by Agassiz on geographical distribution.

M. J. Berkeley has sent his address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7].

CD differs with JDH on Owen; could hardly bear to shake hands with him.

Wallaces, Blyth, Jenner Weirs are coming to stay on Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8–10 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6357

To J. D. Hooker   25 September 1868

Summary

Sends an ear of wheat with two florets of oats growing out of it. Expects it will all turn out a humbug.

Berkeley’s address in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1868): 920, also Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7] praises CD tremendously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 94: 93–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6393

From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1868]

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The wheat and oat specimen has been examined "in congress" by Oliver, Bentham, Asa Gray, and JDH. No organic connection of any kind.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6396

From J. D. Hooker   3 October 1868

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Encloses copy of H. Barkly’s answer to JDH’s inquiry on the Seychelles Island crocodile.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 238–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6410

From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker   25 October 1868

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His correspondents in Lapland will provide CD with the information on reindeer horns. Refers him to Linnaeus, Amoenitates academicae, vol. 4.

Author:  Sven Nilsson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 172: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6430

From J. D. Hooker   24 November 1868

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On H. C. Watson’s false and contemptuous criticism of [J. D. Hooker and T. Thomson] Flora Indica [1855].

W. B. Carpenter’s deep-sea dredgings.

James Croll’s last paper ["On geological time", Philos. Mag. 35 (1868): 363; 36 (1868): 141, 362].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 240–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6471

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1868]

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CD thought Watson’s article beastly in its criticisms of JDH. Watson’s criticism of CD was not new or important, but fair, so CD could honestly thank him, adding his regret at what was said about JDH.

Is sitting for Woolner bust.

Has read James Croll on alternation of glacial and warmer periods in north and south, which would remove JDH’s objections to cool period extending to equator.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 98–101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6476

From J. D. Hooker   26 November 1868

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Anxious to hear how the Lubbocks take the disastrous termination to their hopes. [Sir John Lubbock was defeated in the Parliamentary election on 25 Nov 1868.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6477

From J. D. Hooker   [28 November 1868]

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Is doing a British Flora [The student’s flora of the British Islands (1870)], for students, more scientific and more complete than former editions.

His opinion of Bentham’s [British] Flora [1858].

On Croll’s extension of glaciers – a huge relief to get rid of simultaneous cooling of the whole globe.

Watson’s garbling of passage in JDH’s Flora Indica is unprincipled.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Nov 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 243–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6484

To J. D. Hooker   2 December 1868

Summary

Enthusiastic about JDH’s plan for a British Flora – "a grand idea to make a Flora a guide for knowledge already acquired & to be acquired". Gives examples of subjects.

No work exists on various biological points in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 94: 102–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6487

From J. D. Hooker   [23 December 1868]

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T. H. Farrer’s paper is capital.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Dec 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 247; Linnean Society of London MS. SP 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6511

To J. D. Hooker   25 December [1868]

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Is working on new edition of Origin [5th (1869)].

Asks JDH’s assistance on a problem posed by Nägeli on morphological differences that are of no utility to plants and hence could not be selected. CD wants to show that these differences do not support the idea of progressive development as Nägeli suggests.

Owen pitches into CD and Lyell in third volume of Anatomy of vertebrates [1866–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 105–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6512

To J. D. Hooker   29 December 1868

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JDH’s letter invaluable for an answer to Nägeli’s essay [Entstehung und Begriff der Naturhistorischen Art (1865)].

Has gone through his index to Gardeners’ Chronicle but finds little of use to JDH for his Flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 94: 108—9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6515
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