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To J. D. Hooker   [21 March 1857]

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Ranges of species in large vs small genera: Asa Gray’s compilation fits CD’s expectation.

CD studies seedling mortality in his weed garden.

JDH’s work on Indian flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Mar 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 192a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2067

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [21 March 1857] …
  • J.  D. Hooker, 7 May 1856 . A.  de Candolle 1855 . See letter to Asa Gray, 1 January [1857] . …
  • … had appeared (J.  D. Hooker and Thomson 1855). On 3 March 1857, he and Thomas Thomson had …

To J. D. Hooker   17 April [1865]

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On Lubbock’s plans.

Visited by Antoine Auguste Laugel.

Guessed right on Bentham’s "Planchon".

Much struck by Thomson’s article on nomenclature [see 4812]; importance of this subject.

Sorry best scientists read so little; few read any long papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4814

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To J. D. Hooker   30 September [1857]

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C. F. Ledebour [Flora rossica (1842–53)] particularly useful for variety tabulation. Results generally favourable.

Additions to Down House.

Last two chapters of MS took six months to write.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2148

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   30 September [1857] …
  • … October 1857 . See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 September [1857] . Koch 1843– 4 . Webb and …

To John Lubbock   11 August [1857]

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Asks JL not to call as he has a "very old friend" [J. S. Henslow] coming to visit him.

Yesterday visited poultry show at Crystal Palace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  11 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 21 (EH 88206470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2481

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  • … 10 August [1857] , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, 1 August [1857] ). Beginning in 1857, the …

To J. D. Hooker   22 August [1857]

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Tabulation of varieties goes on; very important as it shows the branching of forms. Mentions his principle of divergence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2134

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   22 August [1857] …
  • … at Kew (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 September [1857] ). For CD’s interest in the dun- …

To J. S. Henslow   10 August [1857]

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Delighted that JSH is coming to Down. Sends correct train time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  10 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2132

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  • … it is clear from the letter to J.  D. Hooker, 1 August [1857] , that Henslow’s visit took …

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) …

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. …

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 George Bentham   15 December [1857]

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For his studies on fertility of crosses, asks GB to mark a list of pairs of Cucubalus as to whether they are varieties of the same species, or distinct species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  15 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 681
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2184

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  • … 1857] , and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [6 December 1857] . The list is in DAR 160.1: …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 13 June 1857]

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Requests information from readers on breeding of dun or mouse-coloured ponies with a dark stripe down their backs. Must one or both parents be dun?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 13 June 1857]
Classmark:  Gloucestershire Archives (T. C. Morton deposit D1021/8/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2105

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  • … June [1857] , and letters to J.  D. Hooker, 5 June [1857] , and to T.  C. Eyton, 26 [June …

To Journal of Horticulture   [before 18 June 1861]

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CD, commenting on a case of peloric flowering in Auricula, urges readers to send in their observations on whether flowers nearest the axis tend to differ from others on the plant. Such a law of variation would be worth discovering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 18 June 1861]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman n.s. 1 (1861): 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3188

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  • … 1847] ; and vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 July [1857] ). The letter from Maxwell …

To J. D. Hooker   5 July [1857]

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Does JDH’s Wahlenbergia confirm CD’s law? Variations of one species assume the character of a distinct but allied species or genus.

Seed-salting: old ones float and germinate.

Owen’s "grand paper" [? J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 2 (1858): 1–37].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 July [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2117

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   5 July [1857] …
  • J.  D. Hooker and Thomson 1858, p.  5). CD included this case in his chapter on ‘Laws of variation’ ( Natural selection , p.  327). Under the heading ‘ 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 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 …

To W. E. Darwin   29 [October 1857]

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Discusses WED’s future education, the work on the extension, and other domestic affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2147

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  • … of 31  October (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [23 October 1857] ). See letter To William …

To J. D. Hooker   25 June [1857]

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Seedling leaves of gorse look like clover leaves. This is like young lions being striped. Thus, laws of animal embryology apply to plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 June [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2112

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To J. D. Hooker   21 November [1857]

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Mrs J. S. Henslow’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2174

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To J. D. Hooker   2 June [1857]

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Qualifications of John Lindley, Huxley, Albany Hancock, Joseph Prestwich, J. C. Ross, and Francis Beaufort for Royal Medal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 June [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2099

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   2 June [1857] …
  • J.  D. Hooker, 8 April [1856] ). The previous year, CD had supported Joseph Prestwich and Albany Hancock as ‘eminently well qualified for the Royal Medal’ ( letter to Edward Sabine, 23 April [1856] ). See letter to William Sharpey, 2 June [1857] . …
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