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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   2 September [1860]

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CD has a low opinion of British entomologists.

Lyell’s ingenious difficulties with natural selection show he is in earnest.

Asks JDH to observe beetles and variation of stripes in mules on his Syrian tour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2905

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  • … enclosure with letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 11 September [1857] ). Hooker apparently located …

To J. D. Hooker   11–12 November [1856]

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CD relieved by JDH’s positive response to his MS.

CD continues observations on means of transport.

JDH’s Raoul Island paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 22 (1857): 133–41], showing continuity of vegetation with New Zealand, best evidence yet of continental extension.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11–12 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1986

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  • … Nov. 13 th . Nothing came up. )’. J.  D. Hooker 1857. James Salter had reported that mud …

From Asa Gray   7 July 1857

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Believes, with CD, that extinction may be an important factor in explaining plant distributions, but sees no reason why the several species of a genus must ever have had a common or continuous area. "Convince me of that, or show me any good grounds for it … and I think you would carry me a good way with you". It is just such people as AG that CD has to satisfy and convince.

Feels that the crossing of individuals is important in repressing variation and perhaps in perpetuating the species, but instances some plants in which it cannot, apparently, take place.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1857
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 381; DAR 165: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2120

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  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 20 July [1857] . J.  D. Hooker and Thomson 1855. Jean Louis …

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 T. H. Huxley   1 May 1865

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Sends Catalogue [of the collection of fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology (1865)], most of which was written in pre-Darwinian epoch [i.e., 1857].

Hears magnum opus [Variation] completely developed, though not yet born.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4824

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  • … 1857] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 December [1857] ). In the preface, Huxley argued …

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   …

To Hugh Falconer   [1845?–7 or 1857–64]

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Arranges a time for visiting HF.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  1845-7 or 1857-64
Classmark:  DAR 144: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2305

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, [10 June 1847] ); Falconer left for Calcutta in 1848 and returned to settle in London early in 1857. …
  • 1857] ; Correspondence vol.  7, letter from Hugh Falconer, 25 October and 12 November [1859] ). They met again in London in August 1860 and May 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  8, letter to Charles Lyell, 28 August [1860] ; Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To Daniel Oliver   7 December [1861]

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Trusts DO’s opinion on Acropera ovules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  7 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 3 (EH 88205987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3340

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  • … 16 June [1856] , and to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 April [1857]). Notes on his experiments are in …

Binney, E. W. (1812–81)

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  • … Society, 1838; president, 1857–9, 1865–7. Worked with J. D. Hooker on coal plants. Worked …

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 …

From J. D. Hooker   [23] December 1865

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No one believes in Karsten.

Surprised by CD’s observations that illegitimate crosses within a species produce hybrid-like offspring.

JDH’s scepticism of Scott’s observations.

On proposing James Hector vs Julius von Haast for Royal Society; on learned society honours.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Dec 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4954

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 28 September [1856] ). A French translation of Braun 1856  appeared in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles ( Botanique ) 7 (1857): …
  • 1857 , pp.  250–1). Hooker had visited Naudin and Decaisne in Paris in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   8 [June 1858]

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Pleased with JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Confident of soundness of principle of divergence.

CD experimenting on pollination mechanism of Leguminosae. Asks JDH to investigate Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2282

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  • Hooker for his comments (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 6 May [1858] ). CD first mentioned his ‘principle of divergence’ in a letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] ( …

To J. D. Hooker   [10–]12 November [1862]

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So JDH did write the Gardeners’ Chronicle review [of Orchids]! CD guessed it from the little slap at R. Brown.

Dawson’s lecture has nothing new. Absurd to assume Greenland under water during whole of glacial period. Suggests absence of certain plants in Greenland due to seeds not surviving in sea-water. Suggests an experiment on vitality in sea-water of plants that might be in Greenland. Is more willing to admit a Norway–Greenland land connection than most other cases.

Urges JDH to warn Tyndall on his glacial theory of valleys in Switzerland.

Is working on cultivated plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10–]12 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3801

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  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 November 1862 . Between 1855 and 1857, CD had carried …

To T. H. Huxley   27 May [1865]

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Thanks for Catalogue.

Has had a bad month. Somewhat improved as a result of John Chapman’s ice-bag cures.

Asks THH to read MS on his hypothesis Pangenesis. THH only man whose judgment on it would be final with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 May [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4837

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  • … 1857] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 December [1857] ). According to Emma Darwin’s …

To William Sharpey   9 April [1857]

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Recommendations of books of general interest [for the Royal Society library]. These include [Louis] Agassiz’s works, [William] McGillivray’s [History of] British birds, and David Low’s [On the domesticated animals of the British Islands].

Comments on current candidates for the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  9 Apr [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 128 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2073F

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  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 January [1857] and n.  2). See also …
  • 1857 ( Record of the Royal Society of London , p.  476). Sorby pioneered the use of the polarising microscope in geology and established the cause of slaty cleavage in sedimentary rock ( DSB ). For CD’s favourable assessment of Sorby 1856, see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From Thomas Glover   26 October 1857

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Describes his work, which demonstrates that hybrids of Cactus are fertile.

Author:  Thomas Glover
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1857
Classmark:  DAR 165: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2160

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  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 30 September [1857] , in which CD asked Joseph Dalton Hooker …

From Charles Lyell   [16 January 1857]

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Enumerates fossil mammals known in Secondary strata.

Lack of angiosperm plants in rocks older than Chalk is no reason to anticipate rarity of warm-blooded quadrupeds.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Jan 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 394
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2039

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  • … 2: 238–9). See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 17 January [1857] . The fossil molar teeth of …

To W. D. Fox   30 October [1857]

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Has come to think his brains were not made for thinking – he immediately feels better when at Moor Park.

News of his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  30 Oct [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2161

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  • … s diary). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 30 September [1857] . CD recorded having finished …
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