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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 ). …

To J. D. Hooker   2 June [1864]

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Requests climbing plants.

Asks that Oliver be told that he now does not care "how many tendrils he makes axial".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4517

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 [November 1857] ); at that time, CD was interested …
  • Hooker in February (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22 February [1864] ). CD had obtained seeds of A.  cirrhosa from Kew in 1857 ( …

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 …

To J. D. Hooker   [1 September 1864]

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CD continues to have trouble reconciling the Veitch’s names for Bignonia plants and Kew names.

Lyell and Falconer called on CD in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Sept 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4605

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August 1864 . In 1864, 1 September was a Thursday. Quits was the title of a novel ( Tautphoeus 1857 ). …

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1864]

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Thanks for Lectures on the elements of comparative anatomy [1864].

If Owen wrote article on "Oken" [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed.] and French work on archetype he never did a baser act [see ML 1: 246 n.].

Bad health lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4459

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  • … 3 October 1857] ; Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [29 March 1863] and …

To Ernst Haeckel   [after 10] August – 8 October [1864]

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Can understand EH’s feelings on death of his wife.

CD was impressed by manner in which species in South America are replaced by closely allied ones, by affinity of species inhabiting islands near S. America, and by relation of living Edentata and Rodentia to extinct species. When he read Malthus On population, the idea of natural selection flashed on him.

Agrees with EH’s remarks on Kölliker ["Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Asks EH to thank Carl Gegenbaur [for Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbelthiere (1864)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  [after 10] Aug – 8 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A–Abt. 1: 1–52/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631

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  • … principle in the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 August [1857] , and the letter to Asa Gray, …

To J. D. Hooker   [27 January 1864]

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CD continues very ill.

His only work is a little on tendrils and climbers. Asks whether all tendrils are modified leaves or whether some are modified stems.

Last number [Jan 1864?] of Natural History Review is best that has appeared.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 Jan 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4398

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [21 July 1863] ). CD was also aware that Asa Gray thought tendrils of the Cucurbitaceae, which include gourds, were modified branches (Gray 1857, …

From Bernard Peirce Brent   18 June 1864

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Has been informed Miss E. Watts retiring from poultry department of the Field and would like to take the post if made available. Asks CD if he would provide a reference for him if necessary.

Has bred and reared a young turtle-dove.

On progress of his lawsuit.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4538

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  • 1857 B287 (Brent v Briggs)). Before taking up residence in Sussex, Brent had lived at Bessels Green in Kent (CD’s Address book (Down House MS)). Brent probably refers to Horace Darwin , who had been seriously ill in the early part of 1863, and who remained in poor health (see Correspondence vol.  11, and this volume, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [ …

From Daniel Oliver   [1 April 1864]

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References to and résumés of articles on climbing plants.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4443

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  • 1857): 109–11, 142–6, 322–4, 744–56, and 787–8. Mohl 1827 . CD frequently referred to Mohl’s work in ‘Climbing plants’ (see n.  5, above). Pierre Etienne Simon Duchartre discussed tendrils in the Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle 10: 96–7 and 13: 285–6. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ …

From J. D. Hooker   20 April 1864

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Again refuses to help Scott as "unfitted" to make his way in the world. Scott is unwilling to take his part in the "struggle for life", unlike Tyndall, Faraday, Huxley, and Lindley, who established themselves. Scott’s work is not science, but "scientific horticulture".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 208–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4469

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 29 March 1864  and n.  4). On the public value and the instructional value of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the nineteenth century, see R.  Desmond 1995 , pp.  228–38. A museum of economic botany at Kew opened to the public in 1848; a new museum building opened in 1857 ( …

To Daniel Oliver   11 March [1864]

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Struck with corresponding positions of tendrils and flower-stalks in Passiflora. Sends [W. E. Darwin’s] dissection drawings of earliest stages. Infers that tendril is a modified flower peduncle.

Requests DO look at mode of climbing in Tecoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 69–70; DAR 261.10: 40 (EH 88206023)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4424

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [27 January 1864] and nn.  19 and 20, and memorandum and letter from Daniel Oliver, [28 January – 8 February 1864] and 12 March 1864. An axillary structure is one that lies in the axil, or the upper angle between the stem and a leaf (see Gray 1857, …

From Hugh Falconer   3 November 186[4]

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Council of the Royal Society have awarded CD the Copley Medal.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 186[4]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4652

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 26[–8] October 1864  and n.  23). The reference is to Gaspard Auguste Brullé , professor of entomology and comparative anatomy at Dijon University ( DBF ). CD had read Brullé’s essay on embryological homologies ( Brullé 1844 ) in 1846 or 1847, when he was beginning his work on barnacles (see Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix II, and Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.   H.  Huxley, 5 July [1857] , …

To A. R. Wallace   28 [May 1864]

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Response to ARW’s papers on Papilionidae ["On the phenomena of variation and geographical distribution", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 25 (1866): 1–71; abstract in Reader 3 (1864): 491–3],

and man ["The origin of human races", J. Anthropol. Soc. Lond. 2 (1864): clviii–clxxxvi].

The former is "really admirable" and will be influential.

The idea of the man paper is striking and new. Minor points of difference. Conjectures regarding racial differences; the possible correlation between complexion and constitution. His Query to Army surgeons to determine this point. Offers ARW his notes on man, which CD doubts he will be able to use.

On sexual selection in "our aristocracy"; primogeniture is a scheme for destroying natural selection.

[Letter incorrectly dated March by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  28 [May 1864]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add. MS 46434: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4510

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  • 1857. See also Correspondence vol.  9, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 January [1861] and n.  4, and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …