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To Edouard Bornet   1 December 1866

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Thanks JBEB for Papaver seeds. Has long wished to see some of the closely allied subspecies and hopes to make some crossing experiments with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Baptiste-Édouard (Édouard) Bornet
Date:  1 Dec 1866
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque de Botanique, Paris (Ms CRY 501, fol. 387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5292

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  • … vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December 1857 ) and had cited his observations on …

To J. D. Hooker   [5 April 1866]

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Queries for John Smith [Kew curator] on crossing a cucumber variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5054

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  • … vol.  6, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2 December 1857] . Six Queen Anne Street was the …

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. …

From J. D. Hooker   [24 July 1866]

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Working on "Insular floras" lecture for BAAS Nottingham meeting [see 5135].

Puzzled at distribution of Madeiran and Canaries plants and insects.

Supports Forbes’s Atlantis hypothesis [see 956], which he has reread and to which he will allude.

Wollaston disappointing on Madeiran insects.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 July 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2 (letters): 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5165

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 13 May 1866 . In his studies of beetles in Madeira, Wollaston had distinguished between endemic species, which he thought had been created in the places where they were found, and those that had migrated from another area; the former he termed ‘ultra-indigenous’ ( T.  V.  Wollaston 1857 , …

To Fritz Müller   11 January 1866

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Has read FM’s paper on sponges ["Über Darwinella aurea", Arch. Miskrosk. Anat. 1 (1865): 344–53] with interest.

Has also read FM’s work on the metamorphoses of Peneus [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 14 (1864): 104–15], an interesting and important embryological discovery.

CD regards Louis Agassiz’s opinions as valueless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  11 Jan 1866
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4972

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 27 [or 28 September 1865] and n.  12, and 22 and 28 [October 1865] ). Between 1857  …

To J. D. Hooker   3 and 4 August [1866]

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Answers JDH’s questions on connection of SE. England and continent,

on the effect of breaking the Isthmus of Panama,

and on Madeira flora as remnant of Tertiary flora.

Cautionary remarks for JDH on his "Insular floras" speech, designed to strengthen case of "occasional migration" theory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 and 4 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 115: 295, 295b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5174

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 31 July 1866  and n.  19. CD’s enquiry about sea currents to the Atlantic islands, and the response, have not been found. The only ship wrecked in the Canary Islands between 1836 and 1866 was the British steamship Niger . The Niger was wrecked at Santa Cruz, Tenerife, on 12 June 1857, …

To J. D. Hooker   [28 February 1866]

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Refers to part of JDH letter on glacial period sent on to Lyell. CD will not yield. Cannot think how JDH attaches so much attention to physicists. Has "come not to care at all for general beliefs without the special facts".

His health is improved but not so good as JDH supposes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Feb 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5020

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  • 1857 paper ‘On the action of sea-water on the germination of seeds’ ( Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 1: 130–40; Collected papers 1: 264–73). J.   D.  Hooker  …

From J. D. Hooker   13 May 1866

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Refers to enclosure from Asa Gray

with whom he can talk calmly now that war is over. North had no right to resort to bloodshed.

Startled by CD’s attendance at Royal Society soirée.

Has asked E. B. Tylor to make up questions for consuls and missionaries, through whose wives a lot of most curious information [for Descent?] could be obtained.

Tying umbilical cord has always been a mystery to JDH.

John Crawfurd’s paper on cultivated plants is shocking twaddle ["On the migration of cultivated plants in reference to ethnology", J. Bot. Br. & Foreign 4 (1866): 317–32].

R. T. Lowe back from Madeira.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 71–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5089

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 4 February 1866  and n.  4. Richard Charles Mayne was the commander of HMS Nassau , and the author of Four years in British Columbia and Vancouver Island ( Mayne 1862 ). Mayne had served on an expedition to British Columbia from 1857  …

To Fritz Müller   [9 and] 15 April [1866]

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Structure of Scaevola and its fertilisation with insect aid.

Fertilisation of Aristolochia.

FM’s paper on climbing plants [see 5146].

Is preparing new edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  9 and 15 Apr 1866
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5050

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 7 June [1860] ( Correspondence vol.  8). His notes on Scaevola are in his Experimental notebook (DAR 157a). CD discussed the cross-pollination mechanism of Lobelia in Origin , pp.  98–9, and Cross and self fertilisation , p.  176. See also Correspondence vol.  6, letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] . …
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