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To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1858]

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Six volumes of Candolle’s Prodromus confirm rule that small genera vary less than large. Labiatae an exception to rule.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2212

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  • … J.  D. Hooker, [6 December 1857] , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 December [1857] ). His …
  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 30 September [1857] . The order Labiatae was discussed …
  • … vol.  6, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [17–23 December 1857] ). CD’s results are given in a …

To John Stevens Henslow   25 January [1858]

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Mrs Henslow’s death stirs reminiscences of happier days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  25 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2207

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To W. E. Darwin   [30 October 1858]

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Glad WED has begun under George Henslow in the way that he has. CD wishes he had had such practice under J. S. Henslow.

Has had luck in his search for striped horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [30 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2350

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To J. D. Hooker   31 March [1858]

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Writing section on large and small genera [for Natural selection, ch. 4].

Huxley supersedes Owen on parthenogenesis.

Buckle’s History of civilisation in England extremely interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2248

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  • … vol.  6, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [2 December 1857] ). Notes on Livingstone 1857  are …
  • Hooker, 23 February [1858] , and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [25] February [1858] ). Livingstone 1857 . …
  • 1857–61 , which CD recorded having read early in 1858 ( Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, 128: 23). CD and Hooker had met Henry Thomas Buckle at a dinner party (see letter to J.  D. …

To ?   26 March [1858?]

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Returns the Greenland catalogue, which he has kept too long.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2246

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  • … catalogue in 1857 (see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, [June 1857] ). …

To J. D. Hooker   10 [March 1858]

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Heartened that tabulations of small and large genera done in different ways yield good results. JDH has done some tabulations but has not followed CD’s method of getting equal numbers of small and large genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2237

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, [23 October 1857] ). See Natural selection , p.  143. …
  • Hooker in 1857 ( Correspondence vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, 30 September [1857] and …

To J. D. Hooker   9[–10] November [1858]

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Lyell receives Copley Medal; CD to write notes for JDH’s éloge of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9[–10] Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2355

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  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, 2 June [1857] and 14 [November 1857] ). …
  • Hooker, 8 April [1856] , to Edward Sabine , 23 April [1856], and to J.  D. Hooker, 2 June [1857]). …

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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To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 September [1857] ). CD’s Account book (Down House MS) …

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   17 January [1858]

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Has received Burmese fowls’ skins from Walter Elliot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2205

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  • … 6, letters to W.  B.Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] and to J.  D. Hooker, 22 August [1857]). …

To Asa Gray   21 February [1858]

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Asks whether botanists tend to record varieties more carefully in large genera or small genera.

Wants information on the ranges of varieties of a species compared to the range of the species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  21 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2218

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  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, [29 April 1857] and [2 May 1857] ). CD …

To J. D. Hooker   13 [July 1858]

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JDH’s letter to Wallace perfect. CD’s feelings about priority. Without Lyell’s and JDH’s intervention CD would have given up all claims to Wallace. Now planning 30-page abstract for a journal.

Observations on floral structure

and slave-making ants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [July 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2306

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 December [1857] ). Ebenezer Norman compiled the tables …
  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 22 August [1857] ). Frances Harriet Hooker apparently …
  • 1857] (see Correspondence vol.7, Appendix III); and fourth, Wallace’s essay entitled ‘On the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type’ (see Correspondence vol.7, Appendix IV). The Darwin family left Sussex for the Isle of Wight on 16 July 1858 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). Emma Darwin’s diary records that they spent the night of 16 July in Portsmouth and arrived in Sandown on the evening of 17 July. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, …

From H. C. Watson   [after 23 March 1858]

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Extracts from MS of vol. 4 of HCW’s Cybele Britannica [1847–59] showing the diversity of views on species among botanists.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 16–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1808

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  • … December 1857 (see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 25 December [1857] ). …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   24 February [1858]

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Congratulations on birth of THH’s daughter [Jessie].

On aboriginal dun colour of horses.

Examples of inaccuracies and perpetuation of errors [on hybrids] by "compilers, of which I am one".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2224

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  • … Dalton Hooker attended (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [17 February 1858] ). Agassiz 1857– …

From Charles Moore   11 August 1858

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Encloses a list of British perennials which seed in New South Wales and explains the source of his information. Lists plants which have become weeds in the country.

Author:  Charles Moore
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1858
Classmark:  DAR 171: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2322

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  • … vol.  6, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [6 December 1857] ). CD’s letter to Moore has not been …

To Richard Kippist    10 March [1858]

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In great want of two books, which he had borrowed previously: Boreau Flora du Centre de la France and A. E. Fürnrohr, Naturhistorische Topographie von Regensburg, Bd 2 Flora Ratisbonensis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  10 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  James Cummins, Bookseller (dealer) (15 November 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2238

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 August [1857] and n. 5). Richard Kippist was the …

To J. D. Hooker   15 January [1858]

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CD has never doubted probability of Bering Strait land connection.

Family illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2203

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 30 September [1857] , and n.  13). Emma Darwin recorded …
  • J.  D. Hooker, 9  November 1856 . The Philosophical Club of the Royal Society, of which both CD and Hooker were members, met monthly. A meeting was held on 21 January 1858 ( Bonney 1919 , p.  137). Leonard Darwin , who had just turned 8, had experienced a breakdown in his health in 1857 ( …
  • 1857, during which time Lyell had geologised extensively. After his return, he reported in January 1858: ‘My tour was unusually profitable, first in the glaciers and then the volcanos. ’ (K.  M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 279). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, …

From Alfred Russel Wallace to J. D. Hooker   6 October 1858

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Thanks JDH and Lyell for the actions they have taken with respect to ARW’s and CD’s papers. Considers himself fortunate to have been given any merit for his work. Is pleased that his correspondence has led to the earlier publication of CD’s work. It would have caused him "much pain & regret" if CD had made ARW’s paper public unaccompanied by his own views.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct 1858
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2337

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  • J.  D. Hooker, 13 [July 1858] . See Correspondence vol.  6, letters to A.  R. Wallace, 1 May 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 …

To J. D. Hooker   26 [April 1858]

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Confidential revelation concerning W. F. Daniell.

Georg Hartung confirms CD’s supposition from flora of Azores that icebergs had been stranded there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2263

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  • … vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, 17 January [1857] and 20 January [1857] . The letter …
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