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To J. D. Hooker   [13 November 1863]

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Sends Haast’s report; JDH may use any and all of the details in the letter.

Asks identity of a reviewer of Lyell’s Antiquity of man [Edinburgh Rev. 118 (1863): 254–302].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4341

To J. D. Hooker   16 [November 1863]

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CD has a Wedgwood vase of his father’s for JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4342

To J. D. Hooker   [22–3 November 1863]

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Tendril-bearing plants seem to CD "higher" organised with respect to adaptive sensibility than lower animals.

Wishes to encourage John Scott.

Death of JDH’s daughter makes CD cry over his own dead daughter Annie.

Sedgwick’s scientific merit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22–3 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4345

To J. D. Hooker   27 [November 1863]

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On Wedgwood vases for JDH.

Willy Hooker’s scarlet fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 212; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray correspondence: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4348

To J. D. Hooker   5 [December 1863]

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His bad health continues.

Thirty-two plants have come up from the earth attached to partridge’s foot.

Origin to be published in Italian.

Owen was wrong: Origin will not be forgotten in ten years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 [Dec 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4353

To J. D. Hooker   [after 10 June 1863]

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Notes on drops of nectar on sepals of cypripedium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 10 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 151: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585F

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   3 January [1863]

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Indignant over Owen’s conduct as described in Hugh Falconer’s article on elephants ["On the American fossil elephant of the regions bordering the Gulf of Mexico", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3898

To J. D. Hooker   13 January [1863]

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Acquired characteristics.

Huxley’s lectures: good on induction, bad on sterility, obscure on geology.

Asa Gray on slavery.

Falconer’s partial conversion.

Alphonse de Candolle on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3913

To J. D. Hooker   30 January [1863]

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Naudin has not answered CD’s letter.

Reactions of Candolle, Naudin, Decaisne, and Gaston de Saporta to Origin.

CD’s new hothouse.

CD’s Linum paper.

JDH’s work on Welwitschia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3953

To J. D. Hooker   15 February [1863]

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Asa Gray on democracy of plants.

Requests plants for new hothouse. Transferring plants to Down in winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3986

To J. D. Hooker   [21 February 1863]

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Plants, safely arrived from Kew, fill new greenhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4004

To J. D. Hooker   24[–5] February [1863]

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CD’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man and of Owen’s comment on it.

Disappointed Lyell has not spoken out on species and on man.

Pleasure of new hothouse and the plants JDH supplied for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24[–5] Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4009

To J. D. Hooker   5 March [1863]

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Ill health.

At work on Variation.

Reading JDH on Welwitschia.

Letter from Lyell defends his position on species.

Anger at Owen.

John Lubbock’s lectures.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4024

To J. D. Hooker   13 [March 1863]

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Lyell’s position on mutability.

Fertilisation of trees by bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4039

To J. D. Hooker   17 March [1863]

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Lyell’s Antiquity of man lacks originality.

Statements in Lyell provoke CD to determine exact publication date of Origin and JDH’s introductory essay [to Flora Tasmaniae].

CD now believes in repeated periods of global cooling and migration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4048

To J. D. Hooker   26 [March 1863]

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CD’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man.

Geographical distribution during and between glacial periods.

Latent characters and reversion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4061

To J. D. Hooker   [29 March 1863]

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CD regrets he used "creation" in Origin when he meant "appeared".

An Oken-like article in "Owenian style" in Athenæum.

Tropical plants continue to be troublesome.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4065

To J. D. Hooker   [17 April 1863]

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Likes JDH’s review of Alphonse de Candolle [Mémoires et souvenirs de A. P. de Candolle (1862)].

Falconer’s article on Lyell ["Primitive man. What led to the question?", Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] too severe.

CD has written a letter to the Athenæum "to say, under the cloak of attacking Heterogeny, a word in my own defence" [Collected papers 2: 78–80].

Bates’s Travels [Naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)] are excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4103

To J. D. Hooker   23 April [1863]

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Grieved by Falconer’s and Prestwich’s treatment of Lyell.

Reproductive anatomy of the common ash reminds CD of JDH’s Welwitschia because of its transitional forms.

Pleased JDH encourages Oliver to do orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4122

To J. D. Hooker   [9 May 1863]

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Lists the six honest believers in his species theory in England.

Asa Gray complains that Lyell acts like a judge on species, whereas CD complains of Lyell’s indecision.

CD working on divergence of leaves.

Distribution of Cameroon plants and the glacial theory.

Survival of island relics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4148
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