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To J. D. Hooker   22 October [1872]

Summary

Condolences on death of JDH’s mother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 231–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8569

To J. D. Hooker   24 October [1872]

Summary

Asks for London address of George King [Superintendent of Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta], so he can ask about worm-castings sent by King from S. India. Has just received a splendid letter from John Scott on worms.

Asks where he can buy Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8573

From J. D. Hooker   26 October 1872

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Has initiated inquiries about Dionaea.

Sends George King’s address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 126–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8578

To J. D. Hooker   27 October [1872]

Summary

Asks for address of a Mrs Barber somewhere in South Africa.

JDH’s letter in Nature [6 (1872): 516–17] is excellent, and wonderfully quiet.

Severely criticises Owen’s conduct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 235–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8579

To J. D. Hooker   [16 April 1845?]

Summary

Apologises that the house is full this weekend, but next weekend would be good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Apr 1845?]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/2/2/1 f. 312)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-857G

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1872

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Sends Mrs Barber’s address.

Gratified that CD hates Owen. Hopes Owen will not answer Nature letter and draw JDH into controversy. Owen’s letter was not intended for Ayrton to use. Its appearance must have horrified him.

State of Huxley’s health makes JDH uneasy.

Willy is in a stockbroker’s office in London and likes it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8584

To J. D. Hooker   31 October [1872]

Summary

Dionaea plants have arrived. Just ready to observe some points in their structure.

Has Murray sent Expression book?

JDH’s particulars about Owen, Ayrton and Co. ("a nice firm") amused CD much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 237–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8586

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1872]

Summary

Tells Hooker to do as he pleases about proposing John Scott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8595F

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Has been asked to take shares in the Artizans’ Dwellings Co., in which CD is a shareholder. If it is really a project for public good, he would be glad to be associated.

Owen has answered his letter in Nature [7 (1872): 5–7].

A letter from Tyndall [from America] was read at the X Club.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 130–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8609

To J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1845]

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Returns specimens and drawings of Confervae with many thanks. Would appreciate any corrections for second edition of Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-861

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Writes, as a P.S. to his previous letter, stating his friends have advised him not to answer Owen’s attack.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 133–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8610

To J. D. Hooker   9 November [1872]

Summary

Pros and cons of answering Owen’s letter.

On Artizans’ Dwellings, he approves the object but it is lost money as an investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 239–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8614

From J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1845]

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First part of "Galapagos flora" ["Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] finished but not printed.

Details of distribution of Galapagos flora. Peculiarity of island floras.

Leaves for Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-862

To J. D. Hooker   [May 1845]

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Returns notes on Confervae.

Has had information from Ehrenberg on organic forms in Atlantic dust.

Thanks for sketch of Galapagos flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [May 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-863

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1845]

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JDH’s books have arrived safely.

Is sending him corrected MS of first part of Journal of researches [2d ed.].

Lyells have just visited.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-864

From J. D. Hooker   28 November 1872

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Is reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas of life [1872]: "One of the most eloquent books I ever read".

Owen’s communications are doing incalculable mischief to science in the eyes of Government officials. "This ignorant, careless, unobservant government."

The Nature editors, J. N. Lockyer and Bennett, blame each other for printing Owen’s letter.

Huxley looks wretched.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 135–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8651

To J. D. Hooker   5 January [1873]

Summary

Asks whether his observations on absorptive powers of glandular hairs of plants are new facts.

Asks for a Drosophyllum.

Comments on Francis Galton’s article in Fraser’s Magazine,

Greg’s Enigmas,

and Alphonse de Candolle’s Histoire des sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 243–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8726

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1873

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Fascinated by Greg’s Enigmas, though its matter is weak.

Is vexed at being drawn into hostility toward British Museum through William Carruthers’ insolence and presumption.

Recounts visit with Edward Cardwell [Secretary for War].

Has sent Candolle’s book to Gladstone.

JDH indignant at Gladstone’s speech putting English science below French and German.

Thinks it is an accepted dogma that glandular hairs are excreting only. Will ask others to confirm.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 140–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8727

To J. D. Hooker   9 January 1873

Summary

Explains why he wants Drosophyllum.

Hopes JDH will be elected President of Royal Society.

Agrees with JDH on Greg’s Enigmas.

Would like Greg to visit Down if JDH comes as CD’s "protector".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 248–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8729

From J. D. Hooker   12 January 1873

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Drosophyllum is coming from Dublin. Will ship it to Down when it arrives.

The awful honour of Presidency of Royal Society; his aversion to dignities and honours.

R. Strachey [Proc. R. Geogr. Soc. (1873): 450] has paid him and CD a compliment.

Letter from Gladstone.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8732
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