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To J. D. Hooker   6 October [1848]

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CD makes progress with barnacles. Describes "supplemental" males in detail. In working out metamorphosis, their crustacean homologies followed automatically.

CD opposes appending first describer’s name to specific name.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 112a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1202

From J. D. Hooker   13 October 1848

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Hugh Falconer’s misbehaviour.

Waiting out rains at Brian Hodgson’s.

Will make botanical transverse section of Himalayas from plains to snow.

Arrangements to pass Sikkim Rajah’s territory.

No evidence of glacial or diluvial action in sub-Himalayan mountains. No evidence of detrital coal formation.

Hodgson’s replies to CD on introduced species and hybrids.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1848
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 112–14 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1203

To J. D. Hooker   22 July [1879]

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At work on Movement in plants.

Discusses John Ball’s, G. de Saporta’s, and his own theories of higher plant origin. Their rapid development remains an "abominable mystery".

Frank is working in Würzburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 485–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12167

From J. D. Hooker   26 July 1879

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JDH criticises John Ball’s theory of origin of higher plants in Carboniferous highlands, where low carbon dioxide levels permitted survival.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 128–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12173

From J. D. Hooker   3 February 1849

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Physical description of Sikkim mountains.

Travelling through Kinchin snows.

Transported boulders.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 131–5 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1219

From J. D. Hooker   3 February 1849

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Continues prior letter of this date. Has received CD’s [1202]. Thanks CD for saving his correspondence.

Sent "a yarn about species" in October mail.

Some "puerile" JDH letters printed in Athenæum.

Requests CD extract anything valuable from his letters to CD and Lyell for Athenæum.

CD’s complemental males in barnacles wonderful.

Warns CD to drop his battle about perpetuity of names in species descriptions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 136–7 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1220

To J. D. Hooker   1 October [1879]

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Searching for the right gardener.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 489–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12241

From J. D. Hooker   2 October 1879

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JDH looking for a gardener for CD’s unusual needs.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 131–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12242

To J. D. Hooker   5 October [1879]

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Will get in touch with young gardener about terms of employment. It is good of Hooker to remember about heliotropism of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  Halls (dealers) (29 July 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12249F

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1879

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JDH requests specimens from Miss [Sophy] Wedgwood.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12251

To J. D. Hooker   17 October [1879]

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Wants some seeds to see how certain seedlings break through ground.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 185–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12261

To J. D. Hooker   4 November [1879]

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Wants seedling of Quercus rubra or Q. coccinea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 191)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12290

From J. D. Hooker   29 November 1879

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Congratulations on Erasmus Darwin; likes CD’s part better than Ernst Krause’s.

Received false notice of Asa Gray’s death.

Gray and JDH engaged in comparing widely separated but floristically similar regions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 134–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12336

To J. D. Hooker   1 December [1879]

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Movement of cotton plant cotyledons.

Thanks JDH for his praise of Erasmus Darwin.

Delighted that JDH is thinking about geographical distribution, wishes he would go over the New Zealand flora again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 193–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12338

To J. D. Hooker   28 March 1849

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CD’s health and his father’s death have delayed his answer. Describes J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

JDH’s Galapagos papers [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] have excellent discussion of geographical distribution, but why no general treatment of affinities?

CD’s views on clay-slate laminae.

Turmoil in Royal Society between naturalists and physicists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1236

To J. D. Hooker   17 December 1879

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Miss Arabella Buckley’s letter on Wallace’s poor health and finances leads CD to seek JDH’s aid in getting a Government pension.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 95: 491–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12360

From J. D. Hooker   18 December 1879

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Argues against pension for Wallace because of his spiritualism; the underhanded way he brought about discussion of spiritualism at BAAS; his pocketing money from a bet on the sphericity of the earth; his lack of absolute poverty.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 136–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12362

To J. D. Hooker   19 December [1879]

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JDH convinces CD not to press for pension for Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 494–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12363

To J. D. Hooker   9 April 1849

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Does not recommend that JDH publish extracts of his letters from India in the Athenæum.

CD criticises JDH’s observations on glacial deposits in Himalayas as insufficiently clear and detailed.

CD will live to finish barnacles and make a fool of himself over species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr 1849
Classmark:  DAR 114: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1239

From J. D. Hooker   24 June 1849

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Pleasure at receiving CD’s scientific letters to JDH and Hodgson.

The H. Wedgwoods’ pecuniary loss.

Condolences at CD’s father’s death.

Rajah harasses JDH’s work. Lack of supplies, rain, malarial valleys, and landslips make going difficult. Cannot get into Tibet.

"Twenty species [of plants] here [Camp Sikkim] to one there [Tierra del Fuego?] always are asking me the vexed question, ""where do we come from?""."

From observation of terraces descending to steppes and plains of India, he thinks that the Himalayas were once a grand fiord coast.

Has information CD requested on Yangsma valley. JDH’s detailed hypothesis of origin of dam there. Does not agree with CD’s interpretation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1849
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 187–8 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1247
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