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JHC1386
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  1 January 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.180, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC421
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 January 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.66, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH asks Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer [WTTD] about the schemes of [Sir George Christopher Molesworth] Birdwood and the India Office. He mentiosn Baddely. He advises WTTD on how to manage [John Reader] Jackson. JDH speculates on the amount of work it will take to accession the India Museum collections into the RBG Kew museums including the constrcution of new buildings: museum number 1 & museum number 2. He appreciates WTTD's zeal on the matter but warns him that these things usually move slowly thanks to 'indifferent masters'. JDH will take some work off WTD's hands when he returns, JDH cannot spend all his time working on the GENERA PLANTARUM & FLORA OF BRITISH INDIA, he must take on some of the less pleasant duties as well. He reminds WTTD that the fruit of all his labours can be seen in the [Annual Kew] Report. JDH has written to [John] Smith about RBG Kew staff changes & reassignment of gardening duties, specifically regarding Martin, Trueman, Sharpe & the latter's dereliction of number 4 greenhouse. JDH's health has deteriorated again but he will return to RBG Kew any way.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC681
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 January 1880
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 57, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC682
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 January 1880
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 58, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC174
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  20 January 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/1/1 f.68-69, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Peabody & Co of the United States of America have sent JDH some money, an unexpected remittance of funds deposited with them for his trip in America. JDH tells Asa Gray he is particularly grateful for it as he is trying to raise £800 to set up his son Charles Paget Hooker as a partner in a medical practice in Norfolk. The practice in Coltishall is the same one previously owned by JDH's brother in law, Thomas Evans Lombe, & by a great uncle of JDH's in the previous century. Mentions Gray's correspondence with Henslow. RBG Kew is getting 36 tons of Indian wood & other 'vegetable produce' from the India Store Department. The material is to be accommodated by the RBG Kew museums, necessitating a complete rearrangement, & Sargent would also like a share. Over the last 30 years there has been over collecting of all sorts of things in India due to bad management by the India Museum authorities. He gives the example of Cashmere shawls being left unpacked to ruin in cases. JDH is concerned about the deteriorating production quality of the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE which is not doing justice to the work of the new artist, Mr Barnard. It is published by Reeve & Co who have a bad reputation amongst the trade & craftsmen, e.g. lithographers & printers, for being miserly. Spencer Moore has been dismissed from the RBG Kew herbarium for 'gross insubordination & insolence', JDH calls him 'a lunatic'. Baker is going to work on the Agaves & Fourcroyas. [James Edward Tierney] Aitchison has a lot of news & good things from Afghanistan.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1558
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Bolus
Date:  22 January 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.43, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1739
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  John Firminger Duthie
Date:  7 February 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/4 f.17, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1490
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  11 February 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.299-300, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC992
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  John Gwyn Jeffreys
Date:  8 March 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/17 f.81, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC684
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 March 1880
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 59, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC221
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  -4-1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.49, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC422
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  15 April 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.67, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH writes to Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer about the progress he & George Bentham have made sorting & packing the herbarium [of General William Munro] to be sent to RBG Kew. JDH & Bentham will go to Torquay the following day & JDH will return via Exeter to visit 'old family haunts'.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC218
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  17 April 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.46, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH received a letter from his wife, Lady Hyacinth Hooker, whilst at Montys Court. He is now at Torquay with his sister Bessy [Elizabeth Evans Lombe née Hooker]. He & George Bentham have sorted 'the herbarium' & had it shipped to RBG Kew. JDH will work on the [BOTANICAL] MAGAZINE then join Hyacinth in Pendock. Mr Newman met JDH at Exeter, William Jacobson [Bishop of Chester] is dying at Exmouth, Benjamin Brodie is in Torquay. Mentions his daughter Grace Ellen Hooker. Mentions the political loss of Temple & the state of politics. Sends love to Reverend & Mrs Symonds & to his son Joseph Symonds Hooker.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC219
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  18 April 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.47, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH thanks his wife, Lady Hyacinth Hooker, for her letter. He worries about her health. Mentions people he & [George] Bentham have seen whilst in Torquay: his sister Bessy [Elizabeth Evans Lombe née Hooker], Mr Luscombe, Mr Newman, Sir Benjamin Brodie & Mr [John Charles] Bowring. JDH has visited St Luke's church, which he used to attend with his mother [Lady Maria Hooker née Turner]. He plans to return to Kew via Exeter. JDH does not like travelling without his wife. He sends love to her & his children Gracie [Grace Ellen Hooker] & Joey [Joseph Symonds Hooker].

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC220
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  19 April 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.48, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC685
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  3?-5-1880
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 60, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1740
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  John Firminger Duthie
Date:  12 June 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/4 f.18, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1491
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  9 July 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.301, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC686
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 August 1880
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 61, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC423
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  23 August 1880
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.67a, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH reports that [John] Smith has returned to RBG Kew in good health & [George] Nicholson has gone on leave. JDH also informs Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer that [Robert] Cross has been in independent communication with Danvers of the India Office, pushig his own agenda regarding the transportation of certain Cinchona plants from RBG Kew. JDH reports Welwitschia seeds are growing well & more cow tree seeds have arrived. Bulbophyllum beccarii has been sent to RBG Kew to be drawn but the stench was so bad that the artist, Matilda Smith, had to give up. JDH & John Smith have surveyed the arboretum & reduced the lawn mowing, they will also surevy the King of Hanover's grounds. He mentions papering the musueum [of economic botany], where [John Reader] Jackson is hard at work. De Candolle & his wife are coming to London to meet Mr & Mrs Asa Gray. JDH has remonstrated [Lovell] Reeve about the bad colouring of the Harriet Thiselton-Dyer's Bucklandia plate [in CURTIS' BOTANICAL MAGAZINE], JDH has heard Reeve underpays his colourists.

Contributor:  Hooker Project