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From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1873

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Mimosa prostrata, described by John Lindley as M. marginata, native of Brazil.

Who supplies CD with distilled water and chemicals?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9089

To J. D. Hooker   18 October [1873]

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Hopes to get another species of Desmodium from Mr Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.3a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9100

From J. D. Hooker   20 October 1873

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Describes work on Nepenthes – more difficult than Drosera.

Has written to Dublin for a Drosophyllum.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9102

To J. D. Hooker   [before 20 October 1873?]

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Lists plants in which he is interested, including Neptunia and Mimosa species.

Do any strictly tropical plants have glaucous leaves?

Asks for observations on irritable plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 20 Oct 1873?]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873-8 f.39b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9107

To J. D. Hooker   23 October [1873]

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Neptunia is evidently a hopeless case.

Good news that fluid of Nepenthes is acid.

No discovery ever gave him more pleasure than proving a true act of digestion in Drosera.

Has become profoundly interested in Desmodium. Asks whether Frank [Darwin] can look over the whole dried collection of the genus.

Has JDH any seed of Lathyrus nissolia?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 282–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9108

To J. D. Hooker   [before 25 October 1873]

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Suggests experiments to try [with Nepenthes].

Asks JDH to test whether cabbage seeds and peas exposed to the ferment germinate.

Cancel: same as 9523.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 25 Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 151: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9112

From J. D. Hooker   25 October 1873

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Describes his experiments on Nepenthes; finds action analogous to that in Drosera.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9113

To J. D. Hooker   26 October [1873]

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Extremely glad to hear of the aggregation in Nepenthes glands. Advises on experimenting with cubes of albumen – gives sizes, also suggests cubes of roast meat. Thanks for analyses of secretion of Nepenthes.

Asks for cutting of Acacia farnesiana.

Longs to examine a species of Desmodium with three leaflets. Has asked Frank [Darwin] to look for species of Desmodium with tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 284–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9114

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1873

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Sends plant specimens.

He and Thiselton-Dyer, working on with Nepenthes, have independently found the spiral vessels going to the gland. CD’s view that the glands are secretory organs is suggestive. When Nepenthes is as much done as CD wants,

he will turn to Cephalotus and Sarracenia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9116

To J. D. Hooker   30 October [1873]

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Thanks for leaves. His notes on them will be of greatest service.

He cannot distinguish some Eucalypti from Acacia. Sends specimens, with numbers, for JDH to name.

Acacia farnesiana branches arrived withered, but saw enough to make him wish to examine the plant.

Has thought of some troublesome experiments for Drosophyllum.

Encloses remarks [missing] by Searles Wood, with which CD disagrees, about a new and strongly marked variety transmitting its characters.

The competition of better adapted forms seems to CD a sufficient explanation [for extinction].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 286–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9117

To J. D. Hooker   31 October 1873

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On Nepenthes.

Asks JDH, if he publishes, to mention CD’s work on digestive powers of Drosera so that charges of plagiarism will not be made against CD later when he publishes.

Describes at length his observations on the movements of Desmodium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 95: 300–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9118
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