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The Joseph Dalton Hooker Collection

The Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project at Kew is making available online the personal and scientific correspondence of the botanist and explorer Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911), Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Kew from 1865-1885. The project was conceived by staff of The University of Sussex and Kew's Library, Art and Archive department and began as a partnership between Kew and the University of Sussex's Centre for World Environmental History. It has been made possible by support from the Stevenson Family Charitable Trust. Letter summaries can be searched through εpsilon, with links to images and transcriptions at the project site at Kew (https://www.kew.org/explore-our-collections/correspondence-collections/joseph-hooker-collections).

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JHC1471
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1868?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.274, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1155
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Dr Thomas Anderson
Date:  19 February 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.104-106, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1528
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Bolus
Date:  24 February 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.3-5, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC149
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  12 March 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/1/1 f.26 & 28-30, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH writes to Asa Gray about his taxonomic work on the Rubiaceae family, he mentions the classification of Hedyotis, Gardeniae & Gouldia. JDH regrets the number of specimens, especially African ones, in the herbarium that remain unexamined. He is working on [William Henry] Harvey's book on Cape Genera: he will do the ferns & Lycopods but not the lower Cryptogams, [William] Munro is doing the grasses. Gay's herbarium has arrived. JDH apologises for trouble with a case of [Francis] Boott's Carices [Carex] sent to Gray. Cannot answer [Charles] Wright's letters on Rubiaceae until he has finished his systematic work on the order. Is critical of [August Heinrich Rudolf] Grisebach's work, especially on Melastoma, also mentions Wright's Cuban Melastoma. Suggests the Smithsonian Institute would undertake a particular publication[?] for Gray. Thanks Gray for seeds incl. Picea amabilis & Pera. Discusses the fact that the United States of America & the United Kingdom have different systems of Government. Asks if Gray has read [Charles] Darwin's last book [THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION [?]] & gives his opinion, at length, on the chapters on heredity through Pangenesis - he considers heredity self evident from observation of propagation & inherent in the acceptance of the theory of natural selection. In a post script JDH adds that he has for sale all the sets of Boott's Carices & reduced rate copies of his book [ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GENUS CAREX]. Proceeds of books sold through JDH will go to Boott's grandmother, who will have the care of his children. Discusses Gray publishing a supplemental part to Boott's book, comprised of additional drawings lithographed by Walter Hood Fitch's nephew, John Fitch, & outlines potential cost.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1156
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Dr Thomas Anderson
Date:  27 March 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.107-108, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1157
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Dr Thomas Anderson
Date:  20 May 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.109-110, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1158
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Dr Thomas Anderson
Date:  4 June 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.111-112, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1529
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Bolus
Date:  7 July 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.6, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1530
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Bolus
Date:  7 July 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.7, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1231
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Anne Maria Barkly (nee Pratt)
Date:  6 August 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.264, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1197
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir Henry Barkly
Date:  6 August 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.175-179, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1233
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Anne Maria Barkly (nee Pratt)
Date:  23 September 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.265, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1234
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Anne Maria Barkly (nee Pratt)
Date:  23 September 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.266, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A short note to Lady Barkly from Joseph Hooker.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1196
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir Henry Barkly
Date:  24 September 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.172-174, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1235
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Anne Maria Barkly (nee Pratt)
Date:  26 September 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.267, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1472
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  29 October 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.275, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1473
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  4 November 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.276, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1531
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Bolus
Date:  30 December 1868
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.8-9, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project