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To J. D. Hooker   20 June [1881]

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Cheered by JDH’s friendly words.

Wishes he could help JDH with geographical distribution, but the subject has gone out of his mind.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 June [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 516–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13211

From J. D. Hooker   4 August 1881

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Outlines address to York BAAS meeting on history of geographical distribution. Organising theme: advancement in this science based on ideas enunciated by scientific voyagers. Asks CD’s advice.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 154–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13272

To J. D. Hooker   6 August 1881

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Responds to JDH’s outline history of plant geography.

Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived".

Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period.

Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 518–23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13277

From J. D. Hooker   11 August 1881

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Working on York BAAS address; finds CD’s comments helpful. JDH writes detailed response and expansion.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 158–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13286

To J. D. Hooker   12 August 1881

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Responds to JDH on history of plant geography.

Opinion of Humboldt.

Origin of higher phanerogams.

Importance of the occurrence of south temperate forms in the Northern Hemisphere.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 524–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13288

From J. D. Hooker   20 August 1881

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Is making final preparations for his address [at York BAAS meeting] and questions CD on specific points.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13291

To J. D. Hooker   21 August 1881

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No one could have thought about evolution and not about representative species; yet no one discussed it fully until Origin, including von Baer.

Did not know of Leopold von Buch’s Description physique des îles Canaries [1836] when Origin was published.

"As far as I know no one ever discussed the meaning of the relation between representative species before I did & as I suppose Wallace did in his paper before the Linn. Soc. [1858]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 528–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13293

From J. D. Hooker   29 August 1881

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Condolences on death of CD’s brother Erasmus. Recalls first meeting CD in Erasmus’ rooms over 40 years ago.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13302

To J. D. Hooker   30 August 1881

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Erasmus’ death and CD’s sentiments on death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 530–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13304

To J. D. Hooker   3 and 4 September [1881]

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Praises JDH’s York address.

S. B. J. Skertchly has paralleled Axel Blytt’s work in Cambridgeshire fens.

JDH too cautious on southern glacial period.

Is Kew interested in Azores plants collected by Arruda Furtado, a local inhabitant and an evolutionist?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 and 4 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 532–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13316

From J. D. Hooker   7 September 1881

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Comte de Paris requests an orchid from CD for his huge collection.

JDH responds to CD’s criticism of York address.

Arruda Furtado could work on mystery of buried cypress trunks in the Azores.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 168–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13320

To J. D. Hooker   18 September [1881]

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Comte [de Paris] will have plants next summer.

Arruda Furtado will send his mountain plants from Azores.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 536–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13342

To J. D. Hooker   13 June [1850]

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On Himalayan stratigraphy. Believes JDH’s observations of glacial action are the first ever done east of Urals.

Barnacles and the species theory; impressed with variation.

Effect of CD’s species sketch on JDH’s view of willow systematics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 June [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1339

To J. D. Hooker   22 October 1881

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Visiting his son Horace.

Studying action of carbonate of ammonia. Finds similar looking Euphorbia root cells react differently.

Intrigued by Dischidia rafflesiana, whose pitchers manufacture manure-water that nourishes adventitious roots. Does JDH know histologist for detailed study?

Julius von Wiesner’s criticism of Movement in plants "vivisects" CD in "a most courteous but awful manner" [Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 538–41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13420

From J. D. Hooker   [23 October 1881]

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Pleasure in reading Earthworms.

Buying land to build a cottage.

Finishing palms for Genera plantarum after three years’ work.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13424

From J. D. Hooker   27 October 1881

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On plants CD requested.

Frank should work on Dischidia.

Work on palms.

Overloaded with reading.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13435

To J. D. Hooker   30 October 1881

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Profuse thanks for plants.

Specifies which euphorbs he wants. Euphorbs’ alternate rows of ammonium carbonate reactive/non-reactive cells are worth more study.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 542–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13442

To J. D. Hooker   4 November [1881]

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Cannot read signature on letter sent via JDH from Lima.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 544
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13492

From J. D. Hooker   17 December 1881

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Benjamin D. Jackson will edit new Steudel’s Nomenclator.

JDH’s impressions of Lyell’s Life and letters, edited by Mrs K. M. Lyell [1881].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13557

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1881

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Thanks CD for his endowment of new Steudel’s Nomenclator [later to become Index Kewensis].

K. White’s gruesome ballad "Gondoline" frightened JDH as a child.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 104: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13577
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