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From J. D. Hooker   13 November 1877

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JDH cannot attend at the bestowal of CD’s honorary doctorate at Cambridge.

O. C. Marsh is rash to suggest all vertebrate types originated in America.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11234

To J. D. Hooker   25 November [1877]

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Neptunia seeds germinated by applying great heat. CD wants advice of Kew gardener, R. I. Lynch, on how to proceed.

Printed public oration for CD’s Cambridge doctorate enclosed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 463
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11253

To J. D. Hooker   28 November [1877]

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Suggests revisions in JDH’s 1877 Presidential Address to the Royal Society [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. (1877): 427–46].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 465
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11257

To J. D. Hooker   [6 or 13 October 1847]

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Difficulty of scheduling visit before JDH departs on Himalayan expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 or 13] Oct 1847
Classmark:  DAR 114: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1127

To J. D. Hooker   [21 October 1847]

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On scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1129

To J. D. Hooker   [25 October 1847]

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Continued problems in scheduling farewell meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1130

To J. D. Hooker   [29 December 1880]

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Asks JDH to read the enclosed Memorial, sign it, and send it to T. H. Huxley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Jeffrey Winograd (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11300F

To J. D. Hooker   [31 October 1847]

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CD very ill; tries to arrange departure meeting with JDH.

CD’s guess at composition of Maldive flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1131

To J. D. Hooker   17 [January 1878]

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In London and wishes to meet JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 [Jan 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 466
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11322

From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1878

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Invites CD to Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11323

To J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1847]

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Now plans to come to Kew for an hour’s farewell if his stomach permits.

Congratulations on JDH’s Flora Antarctica [1847].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Nov 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1133

To J. D. Hooker   [8 November 1847]

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CD too unwell to see JDH. Encloses Emma’s farewell note.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Nov 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1134

From J. D. Hooker   14 February 1878

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Asks opinion of his proposal to Bartholomew Price to translate and publish C. K. Sprengel [Das entdeckte Geheimniss (1793)] and Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)] in one volume.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11356

To J. D. Hooker   15 February 1878

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Supports idea to translate C. K. Sprengel, but opposes publishing it together with H. Müller because this would raise price of Müller’s useful book.

Confirms JDH’s observation that only tip of cabbage radicle shows geotropism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 95: 467
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11360

To J. D. Hooker   28 [February 1878]

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CD solicits JDH’s aid in obtaining Government funds for James Torbitt’s efforts to breed disease resistance in potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 449–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11380

To J. D. Hooker   [1 March 1878]

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CD again asks JDH to support Torbitt’s project to breed disease-resistant potatoes. He has also sought support of Farrer, Duke of Richmond, and James Caird.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 451–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11386

To J. D. Hooker   [3 or 4 March 1878]

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His attempts to obtain a Government grant for Torbitt seem hopeless.

CD is suffering from constant swimming of the head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [3 or 4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 453–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11390

From J. D. Hooker   2 March 1878

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Supports Torbitt. Keenly aware of danger of growing crops from a single variety. Torbitt’s paper to Belfast BAAS meeting ["On the potato-disease", Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): 134] was sat upon.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11391

From J. D. Hooker   12 March 1878

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Has written to Farrer in support of Torbitt’s grant.

Resistance of Liberian coffee to "fly" and susceptibility to fungus.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11417

From J. D. Hooker   18 March 1878

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Has been consulting with Mrs Lyell about the possibility of publishing Lyell’s letters. Asks CD’s opinion on the matter.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11431
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