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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 William Sharpey   2 June [1857]

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Supports nomination of John Lindley for award of Royal Medal of the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  2 June [1857]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Lowell Autograph File 84)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2100

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  • … and Joseph Prestwich was a recipient in 1865. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 2 June [1857] . …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 2 June [1857] . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 2 June [1857] . CD’s previous …

To J. D. Hooker   [after 20 January 1857]

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CD finds Alphonse de Candolle very useful, though JDH has low opinion.

CD argues for accidental introductions explaining some odd distributions, e.g., New Zealand vs Australian plants.

CD’s method.

Diverging affinities in isolated genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 20 Jan 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2033

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [after 20 January 1857] …
  • … relationship to the letters to J.  D. Hooker, 17 January [1857] , and 20 January[1857]. …
  • … See letters to J.  D. Hooker, 17 January [1857] and 20 January [1857] . CD refers to a …
  • … January [1857] . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 15 March [1857] , for an explanation of what …
  • Hooker, 7 March [1855] and 5 June [1855] , and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [6–9 June 1855] ). Wollaston 1854  and 1856. As Thomas Vernon Wollaston remarked in the introduction of Insecta Maderensia , ‘the total absence of numerous genera (and even of whole families) which are looked upon as all but universal, constitutes one of the most striking features of our entomological fauna. ’ ( Wollaston 1854 , p. x). See also letter from T.  V. Wollaston, [12 April 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 …

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 J. D. Hooker   8 April [1857]

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Independence of variation from climate shown by several plant genera; CD asks for confirmation.

Progressing with book [Natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Apr [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2073

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   8 April [1857] …
  • … n.  5, below). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [21 March 1857] . Harvey 1849, Don 1841 , and …
  • … p.  284. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [11 April 1857] . In Natural selection , p.  284, …

To J. D. Hooker   15 March [1857]

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Separation of sexes in trees [U. S.].

Do plants offer positive evidence for "continuous land" theory?

Protean genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Mar [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2066

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   15 March [1857] …
  • … with those of New Zealand. ’ (J.  D. Hooker 1857, p.  126). Hooker found this difficult to …
  • … in February (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [after 20 January 1857] ). CD summarised the …
  • … to Asa Gray, 13 March 1857 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 7 December 1856 . CD and …

To J. D. Hooker   [29 April 1857]

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Curative power of hydropathy.

General hairiness of alpine plants questioned: direct environmental effect.

CD has long felt JDH is too hard on bad observers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Apr 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2084

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [29 April 1857] …
  • … 1841 , p.  62 (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [2 May 1857] , n.  2). Next to this passage in …
  • … Appendix II). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12 April [1857] . CD had visited Hugh Falconer …

To J. D. Hooker   12 April [1857]

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Thanks JDH for response on variation. Studying variations that seem correlated with environment, e.g., north vs south, ascending mountains.

CD’s weed garden: observations on slugs killing seedlings.

Seed-salting. One-seventh of the plants of any country could be transported 924 miles by sea and would germinate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Apr [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2075

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   12 April [1857] …
  • … transcribed with the letter from J.  D. Hooker, [11 April 1857] . See Natural selection , …
  • … pp.  281–5. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [21 March 1857] . The notes on these experiments, …

To J. D. Hooker   11 September [1857]

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Representative species may complicate tabulation of varieties.

Questions for Mr Anderson about horse colouring in Norway.

Has been writing an "audacious little discussion" to show that "organic beings are not perfect, only perfect enough to struggle with their competitors".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 211; DAR 115: 73a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2140

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   11 September [1857] …
  • … n.  5, below). See letters to J.  D. Hooker, 1 August [1857] , 22 August [1857] , and 6  …
  • … Johan Andersson (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 22 August [1857] ). CD was preparing chapter …
  • J.  D. Hooker and Thomson 1855 are in DAR 16.2: 230. For the final figures, see Natural selection , p.  151. Berthold Carl Seemann and his brother Wilhelm E.  G. Seemann edited Bonplandia , the botanical journal of the Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Naturae Curiosorum . Berthold Seemann, who worked at Kew, was elected an adjunct member of the academy in 1857. …

To J. D. Hooker   16 [May 1857]

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Asks JDH’s opinion, and botanical evidence, on important law: parts that are highly developed in comparison to other allied species are very variable.

Interest in hairiness of alpine plants revived by reading A. Moquin-Tandon [Éléments de tératologie végétale (1841)]; correlation with dryness. CD seeks interpretation independent of direct environmental effect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 [May 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2092

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   16 [May 1857] …
  • … 1852] , n.  10). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 3 June [1857] . Moquin-Tandon 1841 , pp.   …

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   [23 October 1857]

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Return of books.

JDH coming to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2157

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [23 October 1857] …
  • … of botanical books (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 20 October [1857] ). See letter to J.  S. …

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]). …

To J. D. Hooker   1 July [1857]

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George Henslow’s curtness to JDH: "an attack of religion".

Embryonic leaves. Adaptive functions and taxonomic significance of cotyledons.

Asa Gray. Separation of sexes in U. S. trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 July [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2116

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   1 July [1857] …
  • … portion of the letter from J.  D. Hooker, [27] June 1857 may have discussed this point. …

To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1857]

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"Law" [see 2092] correlating variability and abnormal development not confirmed by JDH for plants.

CD studies struggle for existence in his weed garden.

Scotch fir observed at Moor Park.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2101

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   3 June [1857] …
  • … see n.  8, below). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 16 [May 1857] . In the discussion of this …
  • J.  D. Hooker, [April 1852] ). In an entry in his Experimental book, p.  27 (DAR 157a), headed ‘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   15 October [1859]

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Book finished some two weeks.

Feeling much better at Ilkley.

Lyell thinks favourably of book but "staggered" at lengths to which CD goes.

Which continental botanists should receive presentation copies?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Oct [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2504

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  • … vol.  6, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [6 December 1857] ). His name appears on the …
  • … vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, 22 August [1857] and 11 September [1857] ). His name …

To J. D. Hooker   [2 May 1857]

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JDH has shaved the hair off the alpine plant.

CD apologises for his criticism.

Apparent but false relations of plant structure to climate: heath-like foliage of all Cape of Good Hope plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 May 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2087

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [2 May 1857] …
  • … See letters to J.  D. Hooker, 12 April [1857] and [29 April 1857] . CD did indeed ‘tie’ …
  • … on plants. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, [29 April 1857] . Drège 1843 , p.  26. CD reported …
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