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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
3 Feb [1850]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 117
Summary:

Hooker’s imprisonment.

Birth of Leonard Darwin.

Barnacles will never end; on to fossils.

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Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
13 June [1850]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 115
Summary:

On Himalayan stratigraphy. Believes JDH’s observations of glacial action are the first ever done east of Urals.

Barnacles and the species theory; impressed with variation.

Effect of CD’s species sketch on JDH’s view of willow systematics.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
[Apr 1852]
Source of text:
DAR 107: 66–7
Summary:

Questions on variation in nature: taxa varying in one region but not another. Variation between vs within species. Rarity of variation in important organs within a species. G. R. Waterhouse’s views on variation in highly developed organs, which CD relates to variation in rudimentary organs.

Asks for cases of obligate self-fertilising plants.

[CD annotation proposes using the Steudel Nomenclator botanicus (1821–4) to determine if variable species occur in genera with many species.]

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Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
J. S. Henslow
To:
J. D. Hooker
Date:
8 December 1852
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library Add 9537.2.13
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence Project
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From:
William Henry Harvey
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
23 May 1853
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP15/1/1
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
25 Sept [1853]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 150
Summary:

Further response to MS of introductory essay to Flora Novae-Zelandiae.

Disbelieving in permanence of species has made little difference to CD in his barnacle work.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
[9 Oct 1853]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 149
Summary:

Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
10 [Oct 1853]
Source of text:
Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1984)
Summary:

Returning JDH’s MS and books.

Reading Mrs Gaskell’s Ruth [1853].

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Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
5 Nov [1853]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 125
Summary:

Edward Sabine’s official letter announcing CD’s receipt of Royal Society Medal left him cold. JDH’s informal one moved him.

Applauds JDH for supporting John Lindley.

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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
7 February 1854
Source of text:
HL UG MS 2153/5/58
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
[9 or 16] Feb 1854
Source of text:
Oliver N. Hooker (private collection)
Summary:

Has received JDH’s book [Himalayan journals (1854)]. Is very gratified by the dedication to him.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
1 Mar [1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 118
Summary:

Thanks JDH for dedication of Himalayan journals. CD praises the work and suggests stylistic revisions.

Lyell’s remarks on lava beds in letter from Madeira are not original – they refer exclusively to Élie de Beaumont’s data.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
10 Mar [1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 119
Summary:

More praise for Himalayan journals.

How remote was glacial action in Himalayas?

Implies Himalayas were birthplace of many plants.

Final volume of Cirripedia to be printed in two or three months.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
26 March [1854]
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library: DAR 114: 120
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
26 Mar [1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 120
Summary:

CD welcomes the prospect of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society as means for seeing old acquaintances and making new ones. Will try to go up to London regularly.

Admits that the warning from JDH and Asa Gray (that more harm than good will come from combat over the species issue) makes him feel "deuced uncomfortable".

Reflects upon the complexity of Agassiz; how singular that a man of his eminence and immense knowledge "should write such wonderful stuff & bosh".

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
29 [May 1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 122
Summary:

CD "lectures" JDH on taking care of his health.

CD’s pleasure in London trip.

CD and Emma have taken season tickets to Crystal Palace.

Edward Forbes’s "Introductory Lecture" is the best CD ever read.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
27 [June 1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 121
Summary:

CD gives his definition of "highness" and "lowness" as "morphological differentiation" from a common embryo or archetype. JDH’s view, with which CD agrees when it can be applied, is the same as Milne-Edwards’, i.e., the physiological division of labour. There is little agreement among zoologists and CD admits his own lack of clarity.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
7 July [1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 123
Summary:

CD’s view requires only that ancient organisms resemble embryological stages of existing ones. Thus "highness" in plants is difficult to evaluate because they have no larval stages. Would compare highest members of two groups, rather than archetype, to determine which group was higher. Against Forbes’s polarity and parallelism.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
7 Sept [1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 124
Summary:

On individuality.

Huxley’s review exquisite, but too severe on Vestiges; sorry for ridicule of Agassiz’s embryonic fishes.

Stonesfield mammals.

J. O. Westwood deserves Royal Society Medal.

Will begin species work in a few days.

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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
[Nov–Dec 1854]
Source of text:
DAR 114: 222a
Summary:

[Recto:] CD defines "aberrant genus".

[Verso:] JDH’s list of families, [presumably] with aberrant genera, and [presumably] the number of species in each genus.

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