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To J. D. Hooker   26 [March 1861]

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Henslow is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3101

To J. D. Hooker   27 [March 1861]

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H. W. Bates’s excellent article against glacial period [Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 5 (1860): 352–3] leaves CD "dumbfounded".

H. C. Watson’s hostility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3102

To J. D. Hooker   4 April [1861]

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Affectionate regards to Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3111

To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1861]

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CD infers [incorrectly] from Huxley’s report that Henslow is dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3116

To J. D. Hooker   14 [April 1861]

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CD misunderstood Huxley: Henslow is not dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3119

To J. D. Hooker   23 [April 1861]

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Offers to go to Henslow despite his own poor health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125

To J. D. Hooker   14 May [1861]

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Henslow’s long suffering.

Donald Beaton’s articles in Cottage Gardener clever but not to be trusted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3149

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1861]

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Henslow’s death.

What a contrast C. C. Babington will be as Professor of Botany at Cambridge.

Beaton not to be trusted.

CD may switch from Athenæum to London Review & Wkly J. Polit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3152

To J. D. Hooker   24–5 May [1861]

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CD’s doubts on biography of Henslow. Writing recollections of Cambridge days at JDH’s request.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24-5 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3155

To J. D. Hooker   30 May [1861]

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Has written recollections of Henslow [Collected papers 2: 72–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3168

To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1861]

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CD’s changing taste in periodical literature.

William Darwin’s partnership in bank.

Work: variation and orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3190

To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1861]

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Many mutual acquaintances are ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3192

To J. D. Hooker   [6 July 1861]

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Trip to Torquay.

Superiority of Journal of Horticulture to Gardeners’ Chronicle for CD’s purposes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3200

To J. D. Hooker   13 July [1861]

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Has worked out homologies of orchids’ pollinia and rostellum.

On W. H. Harvey’s review ["The natural evolution of organic species considered", Dublin Hosp. Gaz. 8 (1861): 146–52].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3207

To J. D. Hooker   17 [July 1861]

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Orchids from Kew.

JDH’s income problems.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3210

To J. D. Hooker   27 July [1861]

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On orchids supplied by Kew; homologies of pollen and rostellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3220

To J. D. Hooker   [28 July – 10 August 1861]

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Puzzled by function of orchids’ rostellum.

Orchids’ pollen concentrated in two pollinia; hence one flower can fertilise only two others. This may explain precision of orchid pollination mechanisms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 July – 10 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3221

To J. D. Hooker   [11 August 1861]

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Has found function of rostellum: modified stigma guarantees attachment of pollinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: : 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3226

To J. D. Hooker   13 [August 1861]

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Personal regards.

William Darwin will make a botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3231

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Requests Lindley’s work on orchids [The genera and species of orchidaceous plants (1830–40)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3238
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