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From J. D. Hooker   [17–23 December 1857]

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Sending more Candolle volumes for survey of species with well-marked varieties.

Has begun his introduction [to Flora Tasmaniae]; will not make generalisations.

J. D. Dana’s pamphlet too metaphysical for JDH.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17–23 Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2188

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [17–23 December 1857] …
  • … the relationship to the letter to J.  D. Hooker, 25 December [1857] , in which CD reported …
  • … 16 December (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 December [1857] ). Hooker’s mention of sending …
  • … CUL. For CD’s opinion of Dana 1857 , see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 25 December [1857] . …
  • … written. Candolle and Candolle 1824–73 . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 December [1857] . …
  • Hooker refers to CD’s calculations on the order Labiatae (see letter from J.  D. Hooker, [6 December 1857] ). …
  • J.  D. Hooker 1855[–60]) was published separately. The ‘two tracts’ were probably Asa Gray’s review of Arthur Henfrey’s Elementary course on botany (London, 1857) …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 December 1857]

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Finds CD’s results [of his survey of well-marked varieties from A. P. and Alphonse de Candolle’s Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis (1824–73)] "very curious and suggestive". Thinks the Labiatae will present an obstacle to him as it is a very large and distinct order with well-defined species and genera. Would like to see him tackle more volumes of Candolle’s Prodromus, as his case can only be established by evidence from mundane plants. CD should beware of generalising from local species variability. A comparison of C. C. Babington’s and G. Bentham’s [British] Floras [Babington Manual of British botany (1843, 4th ed., 1856); Bentham Handbook of British flora (1858)] would be invaluable. Suggests CD write to Ferdinand Müller and Charles Moore in Australia. Moisture favouring extension of species is important for CD’s view.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 195–6, DAR 47: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2181

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [6 December 1857] …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 4 December [1857] . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 4 December [1857] . In CD’ …
  • Hooker about the leaf arrangement in Linum (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 20 October [1857] , …
  • Hooker to investigate this point (see CD note attached to letter to J.  D. Hooker, 20 October [1857] ). …
  • … did not hold. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 December [1857] , for CD’s response to this …
  • … friend Dr. J.  D. Hooker (Flora Indica, Introductory Essay, &c. )’ ( Decaisne 1857 , p.   …
  • Hooker and Thomson 1855 and to J.  D. Hooker 1853–5 . Babington 1851  and Bentham 1858 . In October 1857, …

From J. D. Hooker   [11 April 1857]

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JDH cites W. H. Harvey’s observations on Fucus and David Don’s on Juncus as examples of variations that are independent of climate. There are many such cases. Gives his working scheme for categorising variation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Apr 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 198–201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2074

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [11 April 1857] …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, 8 April [1857] . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 8 April [1857] . This note …
  • … to Hastings (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 8 April [1857] & n.  5) and by the relationship …
  • … are on the subject of variation’. See also the letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12 April [1857] . …

From J. D. Hooker   [2 December 1857]

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News of Mrs Henslow’s death.

Studying Impatiens, which bears on CD’s problems. Though genus is endemic to India, with over 100 species, CD will be glad to know they do not run into one another.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 178–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2178

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [2 December 1857] …
  • … Wednesday before letter to J.  D. Hooker, 4 December [1857] . Harriet Henslow had died in …
  • … November 1857 (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 21 November [1857] ). Harriet Henslow was the …
  • … to vary. ’ See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 20 October [1857] . The crossing of sweet and …

From J. D. Hooker   [23 March 1862]

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Lighthearted thoughts on "the development of an Aristocracy" after a visit to Walcot Hall, Shropshire.

On CD’s point about the effect of changed conditions on the reproductive organs, JDH does not see why this is not "itself a variation, not necessarily induced by domestication, but accompanying some variety artificially selected".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 27–9; American Philosophical Society Library (Hooker papers, B/H76.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3480

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  • … insect forms in the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 July [1857] ( Correspondence vol.  6). CD …
  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 June [1857] ). Hooker described his …
  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [29 April 1857] ). However, he subsequently stated that …
  • Hooker, 8 June 1860 , and letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 29 [May 1860] , 5 June [1860] , and 12 [June 1860] ). CD discussed his ideas on reversion with Hooker during the preparation of his ‘big book’ on species in 1857 ( …
  • J.  D.  Hooker 1853 , p.  x. Hooker had expressed the view that climate had little direct influence on the form of plants during correspondence with CD, in April and May 1857, …

From J. D. Hooker   [27] June 1857

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Embryology of plants of low systematic order. Comparative development begins only with first post-cotyledonary leaves.

Curt letter to JDH from George Henslow.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27] June 1857
Classmark:  DAR 100: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2114

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [27] June 1857
  • … June in 1857. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 25 June [1857] . George Henslow , the youngest …

From J. D. Hooker   13–15 July 1858

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Sends proofs [of "On the tendency of species to form varieties … ", read 1 July 1858, Collected papers 2: 3–19]. CD could publish his abstract [later the Origin] as a separate supplemental number of [Journal of the Linnean Society].

JDH has studied in detail CD’s manuscript on variable species in large and small genera and concurs with its consequences. Discusses methodological idiosyncrasies of systematists, e.g., Bentham, Robert Brown, and C. C. Babington, which complicate CD’s tabulations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 or 15] July 1858
Classmark:  DAR 100: 116–19, 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2307

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From J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1854]

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Fossil leaves from Disko Island.

JDH to begin working out the botanical geography of the polar sea.

Has not forgotten CD’s request on aberrant species.

Has taken a house on Richmond Hill.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1600

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  • … D. Hooker, [3 November 1854] , n.  4. J.  D. Hooker 1857 and 1862. See letter from J.  D. …

From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1854]

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JDH’s contempt for R. I. Murchison.

There is a Cyperus species and a Pteris species endemic to hot volcanoes of Ischia. Why are there no other migrators?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 214–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1629

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  • … collected by Lyall and others in J.  D. Hooker 1857 and discussed their distribution in …

From J. D. Hooker   26 August 1864

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Hookers and Lyells will visit Lubbocks so he cannot see CD in London.

Will CD sit for Woolner?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 234–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4600

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November [1868] ( Calendar no.  6476)). The references are to the novels Beppo the conscript ( T.  A.  Trollope 1864 ) and Quits ( Tautphoeus 1857 ). …

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 May 1858]

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Reports that N. J. Andersson finds every European willow bar one is also American.

Has heard from David Livingstone and reports on his progress.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2277

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  • … vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, 22 August [1857] and 11 September [1857] ). His paper …

From J. D. Hooker   [23] December 1865

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No one believes in Karsten.

Surprised by CD’s observations that illegitimate crosses within a species produce hybrid-like offspring.

JDH’s scepticism of Scott’s observations.

On proposing James Hector vs Julius von Haast for Royal Society; on learned society honours.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Dec 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4954

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 28 September [1856] ). A French translation of Braun 1856  appeared in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles ( Botanique ) 7 (1857): …
  • 1857 , pp.  250–1). Hooker had visited Naudin and Decaisne in Paris in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.   …

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1864

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R. I. Murchison’s address [see 4595] smashes Ramsay’s glacial theory.

JDH defends his view that CD should not answer Kölliker.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 238–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4608

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  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [1 September 1864] and n.  8. Tautphoeus 1857 . See letter …

From J. D. Hooker   [before 17 March 1855]

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JDH criticises C. J. F. Bunbury’s paper on Madeira [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 1 (1857): 1–35].

Absence of Ophrys on Madeira suggests to JDH a sequence in creation of groups.

Why are flightless insects common in desert?

Australian endemism.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 210–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1644

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  • … April 1855 (C.  J. F. Bunbury 1857). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 7 March [1855] . CD made …

From J. D. Hooker   10 July 1862

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JDH’s trip to Switzerland with his wife.

Has seen Oswald Heer’s fossils, including a leaf, apparently dicotyledonous, from the Lower Lias in Jura.

Value of insect and crustacean fossils for systematic determination.

JDH "impressed with identity of physical features and what wonderful analogy of biological [features] between Alps and Himalayas".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3651

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  • Hooker might recover her health (see letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 [June 1862] , 28 June 1862 , and 2 July 1862 ). Hooker refers to the Swiss botanist, Oswald Heer . No angiosperms had ever been found in rocks older than the Cretaceous system (see Correspondence vol.  6, letter from Charles Lyell, [16 January 1857] ); …

From J. D. Hooker   [26 June or 3 July 1856]

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Can no longer make out story of NW. American plants; consulting Asa Gray.

Questionable validity of seed-salting experiments.

Aristolochia and Viscum seem to shed pollen before flower opens.

Ray Society should only do translations.

Thomas Thomson in India has rediscovered Aldrovanda, a rare relative of Drosera.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 June or 3 July] 1856
Classmark:  DAR 104: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1911

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  • J.  D. Hooker, 10 July 1856 ). Ludwig Radlkofer was an authority on both the sexual and asexual reproduction of plants, about which he wrote several books, including Die Befruchtung der Phanerogamen (Leipzig, 1856). In 1857  …

From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1865]

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Kew affairs.

H. J. Carter’s observations are wonderful but want verification.

Skeptical of H. H. Travers’ observations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 43–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4330

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 22 and 28 [October 1865] and nn.  5–7). Hooker refers to Carter’s article ‘Transformation of the vegetable protoplasm into Actinophrys’ ( Carter 1857 ). …

From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1865

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On novels he has been reading: Eliot, Richardson, etc.

On Wallace, the Reader, and anthropology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 37–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4910

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  • Hooker’s earlier recommendation of Tylor 1865 , see the letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 May 1865] and n.  13, and [15 June 1865] . For Wallace’s views on Lecky 1865  and Buckle 1857– …

From J. D. Hooker   [12 January 1863]

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Huxley’s lectures [Man’s place in nature (1863)]; he would be a scientific H. T. Buckle, if he were more careful.

Asks CD what the evidence is for inheritance of acquired characteristics.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3892

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  • Hooker refers to the historian Henry Thomas Buckle , the author of History of civilisation in England ( Buckle 1857–61 ), a work that CD greatly admired (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  7, letters to J.  D. …

From J. D. Hooker   [6 August 1866]

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Will do justice to CD’s objections to continental extension theory.

CD misunderstood his question about Isthmus.

Responds to CD’s other points about Madeira and the Azores.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Aug 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 89–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5182

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  • 1857 , pp.  xiv–xv. The Desertas are a group of islands south-east of Madeira; Porto Santo is a small island north-east of Madeira. Both Porto Santo and the Desertas belong to the Madeiran group of islands ( EB ). Hooker refers to the fourth edition of Origin. See letter to J.  D. …
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