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From:
Charles Pickering
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
9 Jan 1850
Source of text:
DAR 205.4: 99
Summary:

Lists plants of Metia or Aurora Island collected during visit in Sept 1839. Flora same as that of neighbouring Tahiti.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Abraham Clapham
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
8 Mar 1850
Source of text:
DAR 161: 150
Summary:

Results of crosses in Phlox.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
William Masters
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
3 Apr 1850
Source of text:
DAR 77: 168–9
Summary:

Replies to CD’s questions regarding impregnation of peas, beans, cabbages, and other plants by insects, wind, etc.

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Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
6 and 7 Apr 1850
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India Letters 1847–51: 274–6 JDH/1/10)
Summary:

Spoke too harshly about CD’s involvement in nomenclatural reform.

JDH used to think CD "too prone to theoretical considerations about species", hence was pleased CD took up a difficult group like barnacles. CD’s theories have progressed but JDH not converted. Sikkim has not cleared up his doubts about CD’s doctrines.

Argument with Falconer.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
6 April 1850
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.274-276, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

Charles Darwin [CD] has not been absent from JDH's thoughts during the long break in their correspondence. He probably spoke too strongly about CD's species work & barnacles. speculates that CD was once prone to theoretical considerations about species & unaware of certain difficulties which JDH thought a more intimate acquaintance with species might clear up. Hence was pleased CD took up a difficult group like barnacles. CD's theories have progressed but JDH is not converted. He thought the transitions from one form to another in Sikkim would be more apparent. CD reasons rightly about JDH's Yangma valley; it is undoubtedly a vast moraine. He rejects the Himalayas as an independent chain of mountains & seeks the axis of the great mountain system between the Yarou river & the plains of India. He considers the glaciers of the Himalayan range unrivalled & is convinced they are receding. Explains that it is a double chain likes CD's Andes. [Thomas] Thomson [TT] & [Hugh] Falconer [HF] both regard the greatest Asiatic axis as a sub meridional one. The whole mountain system is incredibly complicated & he exceedingly doubt's Humboldt's system of six Mountain chains. Letter continues under date of 7 Apr. JDH now with HF at Honorable East India Company Botanic Gardens. HF had kept all his letters & overland parcels for five months due to insane procrastination but is now forgiven. HF's society is as ever delightful. HF no longer associates with the Asiatic Society. JDH received CD's Feb letter today & learned that the cold water system has done him much good but is not a cure, JDH sends congratulations on the Darwins' seventh child. JDH came to Calcutta [Kolkata] to persuade Jung Bahadur [JB] to let him travel in Nepal but JB cannot guarantee his safety while absent in England. JDH will therefore go instead to Sylhet then the Khassya [Khasia] Hills & Munnipore [Manipur] with [TT].

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Ray Society
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 7 Oct 1850]
Source of text:
Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Summary:

"Resolved that the Secretary be requested to ask Mr. Darwin if he would agree to the publication of his work [Living Cirripedia] in parts."

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Ray Society
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[4–6 Nov 1850]
Source of text:
Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Summary:

In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
26 Nov 1850
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 314–15 JDH/1/10)
Summary:

Falconer’s misbehaviour.

Geology of Khashia [Khasi] mountains. Speculations on mountain building and origin of Himalayas.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
26 November 1850
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.315-316, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
James Dwight Dana
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 29 Dec 1850]
Source of text:
Living Cirripedia (1851): 15 n.
Summary:

Gives his opinion that the larval antennae in Lepas correspond with the inferior antennae, the superior not present, as in most Daphnidae. [See 1381.]

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[c. Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 100: 164
Summary:

Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[19 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 13
Summary:

Is hopeful about Anne after receiving an encouraging message.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[19 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 14
Summary:

Gives her reactions to CD’s reports on Anne’s health.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[21 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 22
Summary:

Discusses Anne’s sickness and her hope.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[22–3 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 25
Summary:

Thanks CD for his Monday notes about Anne, which are much better than previous ones.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[23 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 26
Summary:

Tells of the hopes raised by CD’s letter of Monday regarding Anne’s health.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[24 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 30
Summary:

Her reactions to Anne’s death; hopes CD may soon return.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[24 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 31
Summary:

Tells CD how Anne’s death is affecting Emma. Hopes he may soon return.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[25? Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 35
Summary:

Commiseration on the death of Anne.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[25 Apr 1851]
Source of text:
DAR 210.13: 32
Summary:

Feels deeply for them at their "impossible loss" [of Anne].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project