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To J. D. Hooker   [1 May 1847]

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Delighted that Brongniart thinks Sigillaria aquatic, and that E. W. Binney thinks coal is a sort of submarine peat. Thinks coal-plants will prove to be aquatic, though JDH will sneer at this.

Has acquired a new microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1085

To J. D. Hooker   [6 May 1847]

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CD defends his position on submarine coal formation and coal-plants against JDH’s strong objections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1086

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1847]

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Thinks JDH should arrange his facts against the aquatic formation of coal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1087

From J. D. Hooker   [2 March 1877]

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JDH reports on Frank’s reading of his Dipsacus paper at the Royal Society. Huxley slept through much of it, but JDH is well pleased with it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Mar 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 93–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10873

To J. D. Hooker   3 March [1877]

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CD counters Thiselton-Dyer’s objection to protoplasmic filaments of Dipsacus protruding beyond cell-wall, as Frank’s paper claims, by citing white "blood cells passing through vessels".

Has received Moseley’s collection of photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 435–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10874

To J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1847]

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CD would like to call on JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1088

From J. D. Hooker   19 March 1877

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Oliver cannot, as CD has requested, hunt for trimorphic flowers in the Herbarium’s collection of Oxalis specimens. He would help Frank if he comes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 80–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10898

To J. D. Hooker   20 March [1877]

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CD apologises for his burdensome request of Oliver.

Criticises JDH’s notice on Forsythia, which JDH said was dioecious. Forsythia sent to CD from Kew was heterostylous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 437–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10906

To J. D. Hooker   [25 May 1847]

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Will call on JDH on Thursday, if convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1091

To J. D. Hooker   [28 May 1847]

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Has heard JDH does not return until tomorrow, so will not be able to see him at Kew but hopes to do so at Oxford meeting of BAAS.

Bunbury and Falconer strongly against idea of coal being submarine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1092

To J. D. Hooker   21 April [1877]

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CD regrets not being able to see JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Apr [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 439
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10935

To J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1847]

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Encloses quasi-hybrid Laburnum.

Suggests a new view of symmetry of flowers.

Will discuss coal and species sketch at Oxford [BAAS meeting (1847)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1094

To J. D. Hooker   [10 June 1847]

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Gives further details on peculiar Laburnum.

Can JDH lend him a full treatise on grafting?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1095

To J. D. Hooker   [12 June 1847]

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Encloses another specimen of the "bilateral" Laburnum flower.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1096

From J. D. Hooker   16 June 1847

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JDH’s aunt cannot find lodgings for CD.

Similarities between floras of Tierra del Fuego, Van Diemen’s Land, and New Zealand; does not feel migration sufficient explanation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1847
Classmark:  DAR 100: 75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1097

To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1877]

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CD has again become interested in "bloom" on plants; requests JDH’s help with seeds and plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 440–1; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10972

From J. D. Hooker   29 May 1877

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JDH’s view of Thiselton-Dyer’s engagement to his daughter, Harriet.

JDH is pleased to help with "bloom" questions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 82–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10975

From J. D. Hooker   31 May 1877

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Responding to CD’s request for assistance with his study of "bloom", JDH sends seeds, a list of available plants, and a list of English wild plants with "bloom".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 84–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10977

To J. D. Hooker   31 May 1877

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CD thanks JDH for assistance with "bloom" study.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 95: 442
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10978

To J. D. Hooker   [17 June 1847]

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CD will take a room in Magdalen Hall at Oxford; thanks JDH’s aunt for trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1098
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