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From J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1847]

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Will come to 7 Park St. on Wednesday for a palaver on distribution, species mutability, migration, etc.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1067

From J. D. Hooker   14 November 1876

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JDH prepares Anniversary Address to the Royal Society [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. (1876): 339–62].

Return of Challenger.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10671

To J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1847]

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Illness has delayed his departure. Will try to call on JDH on Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1068

From J. D. Hooker   8 December 1876

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He has examined Hoya flowers with Bentham and Oliver, but they are not satisfied about the five processes alternating with the sepals. [See Forms of flowers, pp. 331–2.] Sends specimens of plants.

Babington’s surprise at JDH’s advocacy of Darwinian views at Norwich [BAAS meeting].

Criticism of the behaviour of the trustees of the British Museum [in the Challenger affair].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 111: A85, DAR 104: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10705

To J. D. Hooker   [14 March 1847]

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Thanks for JDH’s notes on species sketch. Proposes to drive to Kew to discuss them with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [14 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1071

To J. D. Hooker   11 December 1876

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Plants received from JDH.

Requests he verify an identification by Fritz Müller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 427–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10710

From J. D. Hooker   13 December 1876

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Complains at Albert Günther’s imputations against Charles Wyville Thomson [as a result of the dispute between Thomson and the British Museum, regarding the disposal of the specimens from the Challenger].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10715

To J. D. Hooker   15 December 1876

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JDH has sent a short-styled Forsythia from Kew. CD surmises that all Forsythia at Kew may be short-styled, hence he is curious to know whether they set seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 429
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10721

From J. D. Hooker   18 December 1876

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Notes variation in style and stamen length in Forsythia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 110: B78a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10727

To J. D. Hooker   [23 March 1847]

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Health permitting, proposes to visit Kew on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1074

To J. D. Hooker   [25 March 1847]

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Health bad, cannot get to Kew.

Will send Nulliporae to [L. A.?] Reeve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1076

To J. D. Hooker   7 April [1847]

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JDH’s proposed India trip.

Will sorely miss discussions with JDH on species theory.

CD is getting on wretchedly with cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1077

From Hewett Cottrell Watson to J. D. Hooker   12 April 1847

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[Copy made by CD’s amanuensis.] Discusses the rarity of intermediate forms.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Apr 1847
Classmark:  DAR 47: 156–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1079

To J. D. Hooker   15 [July 1847]

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Must look after his wife, so is unable to come to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [July 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1080

From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1877

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JDH discusses his and others’ experiments on survival of seeds. Impressed with resistance of some seeds and rapid decomposition of others. He wonders about "vitality" in the abstract.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 74–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10802

To J. D. Hooker   25 January [1877]

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CD notes growth of Royal Society may force it to hire officers.

Speculates on cold resistance of bacterial germs.

Will communicate to Royal Society Frank’s paper on the ingestion of solid particles by the protoplasmic protrusions of Dipsacus glands.

CD working on plant dimorphism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 430–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10814

From J. D. Hooker   27 January 1877

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JDH recounts discussion at Royal Society over Günther’s paper on distribution and affinities of gigantic tortoises ["Description of the living and extinct races of gigantic land-tortoises, Parts III and IV", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 25 (1876–7): 506–7]. Huxley suggests they are Miocene relics.

Royal Society will publish Frank’s Dipsacus paper [but see 10971 and 11073].

Thiselton-Dyer will review Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 77–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10817

To J. D. Hooker   28 January 1877

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CD thinks A. Günther’s tortoises are relics of closely allied forms, once widely distributed. Expressed this view to AG a few months ago. Cannot explain their restriction to volcanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 95: 432–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10819

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]

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Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

From J. D. Hooker   [after 1 May 1847]

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[Extract of letter to WJH from T. E. Cantor] on zoological distribution in the Malay Peninsula.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1084
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