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From J. D. Hooker   24 January 1864

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JDH’s opinion of Herbert Spencer.

Rejects CD’s view of inheritance of induced modifications.

Huxley grows fat.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 176–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4396

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   24 January 1864
  • … J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 . In the preface to J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 , dated 30 June 1864, …
  • … name was Hardcastle (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and n.  5). …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and n.  5. …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 26 December [1863] ). Hooker also refers to Erasmus Alvey Darwin and to the Athenaeum Club in London. William Jackson Hooker . In his letter of 2 January 1864 , …
  • Hooker, [24 March 1863] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [29 March 1863] ). The French circus, Franconi’s Cirque Impérial , performed at the Royal Alhambra music hall, Leicester Square, from 7 December 1863 to 5 March 1864 ( …

From J. D. Hooker   16 March 1864

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List of four plants sent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4428

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   16 March 1864
  • Hooker for Smilax in an earlier letter (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 [February 1864] …
  • … for his hothouse (see letter from Emma Darwin to J.  D. Hooker, 12 March [1864] ); he had …

To J. D. Hooker   25 April [1864]

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CD thinks JDH takes a hard view of Scott’s character, but will not argue further.

Leersia.

Working on homomorphic and heteromorphic crosses in Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4471

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   25 April [1864] …
  • … experiments (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [1 April 1864] ). Hooker discouraged this idea …
  • … 9 April 1864 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 19 [April 1864] . See also Correspondence …
  • … and to William Bennett (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 April 1864  and nn.  14– …
  • … 16). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 April 1864  and n.  11. CD had corresponded with …

From J. D. Hooker   2 May 1865

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On FitzRoy’s suicide.

The Lyell–Ramsay disagreement [on formation of lakes?].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4826

Matches: 5 hits

  • … D.  Hooker, [23 August 1864] , and letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 September 1864  and 16  …
  • … also ibid. , letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2 December 1864 . Hooker refers to Maxwell Tylden …
  • … and n.  2, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 October [1864] , and this volume, letter to …
  • … vol.  12, letter from J.  D. Hooker, 9 [March] 1864 , and letter from J.   B.  Jukes, 10  …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, [1 May 1865] . Charles and Mary Elizabeth Lyell . Hooker refers to Ramsay 1865 , Andrew Crombie Ramsay’s response to Lyell’s discussion of the formation of lake-filled rock basins in the sixth edition of Elements of geology ( C.  Lyell 1865 ). Ramsay had proposed a theory of the glacial origin of rock basins in a paper read before the Geological Society of London on 5 March 1862 (Ramsay 1862); he elaborated the theory in Ramsay 1864. …

To John Scott   6 February [1864]

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JS’s Primula paper was read at the Linnean Society and praised warmly by G. Bentham. Hooker was not present.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  6 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4402

Matches: 3 hits

  • … to be ‘referred’ to him (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 February 1864  and n.  2). …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 February 1864 (see n.  3, below). Scott’s …
  • … the Linnean Society . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 February 1864  and n.  2. Joseph …

From J. D. Hooker   23 June 1864

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JDH going to visit W. H. Harvey in Ireland.

New curator at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4543

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   23 June 1864
  • … Wicklow, Ireland (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 July 1864 ). Hooker was an examiner at …
  • … at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1864] . …

To J. D. Hooker   [5 August 1864]

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JDH’s visit stimulates CD’s interest in his own work. Encloses list of queries on climbing plants. [Missing]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Aug 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 242a, 242c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4576

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [5 August 1864] …
  • Hooker probably sent the book on 3 August 1864 (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [4–]6 August 1864   …
  • … 1: 590–4). Beer 1863 . See memorandum to J.  D. Hooker, [24 July  1864? ] and n.   …

To J. D. Hooker   30 May [1864]

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Forwards two character references for John Scott, for position JDH is arranging in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4515

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   30 May [1864] …
  • … May [1864] and n.  5. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864  and nn.  2, 4, and 5. …
  • … of the Calcutta botanic garden (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864  and n.  2). …

To Hugh Falconer   4 December [1864]

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Much pleased by Edward Sabine’s address.

Grateful to HF for his interest [in the award of Copley Medal to CD].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4698

Matches: 2 hits

  • … H.  Huxley to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 December 1864 , and Appendix IV. …
  • … 1864  and n.  3). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2 December 1864 , letter from T.   …

To Asa Gray   28 May [1864]

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Is slowly writing Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31].

Thanks for [Charles?] Wright’s observations on orchids

– could he note what attracts insects to Begonia and Melastoma? H. Crüger, who was going to observe Melastomataceae, has died.

Describes the climbing habits of Bignonia capreolata and Eccremocarpus scaber.

How does AG know the perfect flowers of Voandzeia are quite sterile?

He has a case of dimorphism in holly; asks AG to report on American hollies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 May [1864]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4511

Matches: 7 hits

  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 April 1864 , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, 25 April [1864] and n.   …
  • … III.  See also letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April [1864] and n.  7, and 22 [May 1864] and …
  • … 56–9). See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December [1864] and n.  13. CD discussed the …
  • … and n.  22, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] and n.  22. CD discussed Mohl’s …
  • … Oliver] 1864a). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April [1864] and nn.  9–10, and letter …
  • … board, see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26[–7] March [1864] and n.  17. CD also refers to …
  • J.  D. Hooker, 27 [November 1863] , and this volume, letter from Asa Gray, 16 February 1864   …

From J. D. Hooker   [21 July 1863]

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Encourages CD to continue observations on tendrils.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 152–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4225

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of New Zealand to prepare a flora ( J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 , p.  7*). Allan A.  Black was …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2]9 June 1863 . J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 . Hooker had been …

To J. D. Hooker   [8 February 1864]

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Compares Clematis and Tropaeolum with respect to touch response. Tropaeolum shows a momentary response and quick recovery. Clematis takes hours to respond, and shows no recovery.

CD can show the gradations between leaves and tendrils, but how a branch passes into a tendril utterly puzzles him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8 Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4403

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [8 February 1864] …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 February 1864 ; in 1864, 8 February fell on a …
  • … pp.  111–14. See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [27 January 1864] and nn.  19–23. CD later …
  • … plants’ , p.  32, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] and n.  16). CD’s notes for …
  • … pp.  27 and 33–4, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] and n.  17, and letter to G.   …
  • … see also letter to J.   D.  Hooker, [27 January 1864] and n.  22). CD’s experimental notes …
  • … 34, 112. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 February 1864  and n.  4. CD describes dried …

From J. D. Hooker   20 April 1863

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Attacks by Falconer [Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] and Joseph Prestwich on Lyell.

W. B. Carpenter fails to attack Owen.

Welwitschia male cones with useless ovules marvellous example of lost function and retained structure.

JDH evaluates his sons.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 128–31; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Director’s correspondence 174 (New Zealand letters, 1854–1900): 281–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4111

Matches: 5 hits

  • … the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (J.  D.  Hooker, 1864–7, p.  12). In late 1862, Canterbury …
  • … as ‘spiny shrubs or small trees’ ( J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 , p.  43). In his letter to Haast …
  • … to Hooker’s forthcoming Handbook of the New Zealand flora ( J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 ), which …
  • … pp.  295–8. In the preface to J.  D.  Hooker, 1864–7, p.  12, Hooker paid tribute to the …
  • … a handbook of New Zealand flora ( J.  D.  Hooker 1864–7 ) was discussed in his letter to …

To Daniel Oliver   13 July [1864]

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If CD understood Nepenthes, he would understand every class of climbers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  13 July [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 50 (EH 88206033)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4564

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  • … 21 July 1864 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 9 [March] 1864  and n.  22. In ‘Climbing …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 June 1864 ). In ‘ …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, [22–3 November 1863] , and letter from Daniel Oliver, 27 November 1863 , and CD’s note in DAR 157.2: 96). Mohl 1827 . Hugo von Mohl’s account of homologies is discussed in ‘Climbing plants’ , pp.  48–9. An annotated copy of Mohl 1827  is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 590–4). See letter to Daniel Oliver, 15 June [1864] …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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CD very ill.

Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.

CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.

Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s Social statics baffles CD.

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 and 12 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 115: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4389

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J. D. Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864] …
  • … and John Hardcastle (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864 , and Journal of the …
  • … known, but see the letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864 and nn.  10 and 11, and [ …
  • … 1864] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [before 9 February  1864] . Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … and elsewhere’ (J.  D.  Hooker 1864a), published in the January 1864 issue of the Natural …
  • … January 1864 issue of the Natural History Review contains annotations on J.  D.  Hooker  …
  • J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 11 November 1863  and n.  4. CD wrote the first section of the letter in pencil; Emma Darwin wrote and signed the second section of the letter. For 11 January 1864, …

From Henry Holland   4 November [1864]

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Congratulations on the Copley Medal.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4659

Matches: 3 hits

  • … since April (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April [1864] and n.   5, and letter from …
  • … 2 January 1864  and nn.  20–4, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864  and n.  8, …
  • … October 1864 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 November [1864] . Holland had joined Hugh …

From Daniel Oliver   14 June 1864

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Will be glad to do diagram for CD;

asks whether he has read a Hugo von Mohl paper [see 4349].

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 173: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4534

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From J. D. Hooker   [after 28 April 1864]

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Forwards a letter from H. W. Bates to JDH announcing HWB’s appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4474

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [after 28 April 1864] …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Emma Darwin to J.  D.  Hooker, [28 April 1864] . …
  • … See letter from Emma Darwin to J.  D.  Hooker, [28 April 1864] and n.  6. Francis Turner …

From Fritz Müller   [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865]

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FM’s comments on Climbing Plants.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 and 31 Aug 1865 and 10 Oct 1865
Classmark:  Notes on some of the climbing-plants near Desterro, in South Brazil. By Herr Fritz Müller, in a letter to C. Darwin. [Read 7 December 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1866): 344–9.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4881F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Hooker (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2 December 1864  and n.   …
  • … 10, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December [1864] ). In Climbing plants 2d ed. , p.  37  …
  • … 1864] , and letters to J.  D.  Hooker, [27 January 1864] , [8 February 1864] , and 3  …
  • … vol.  12, letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December [1864] and n.  13, and 10 December [1864] …

From J. D. Hooker   [4 April 1864]

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JDH has written to J. H. Balfour for a character reference for John Scott.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4448

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [4 April 1864] …
  • … letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] . In 1864, 4 April was a Monday …
  • … For Balfour’s reply, see the enclosure to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 April 1864 . …
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