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To A. C. H. Gordon   April 1874

Summary

Petition to protect gigantic tortoises on the Mascarene.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore
Date:  Apr 1874
Classmark:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius n.s. 8 (1875): 106–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9382F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To A.  C. H.  Gordon   April 1874
  • … ODNB ). Alfred Newton was vice-president of the Zoological Society of London in 1874. …
  • … 8 (1875): 106–9 Charles Robert Darwin Apr 1874 Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon, 1st Baron …
  • … of the Dodo and Solitaire. London, April 1874. (Signed by) Jos. D.  H ooker , P.R.S. H.   …
  • … Dalton Hooker was president of the Royal Society of London in 1874. Henry Bartle Edward …
  • … of the Royal Geographical Society in 1874. Richard Owen was superintendent of the natural …

From G. J. Romanes to Herbert Spencer   [April 1874]

Summary

Discusses at length the factors acting in reducing rudimentary organs, and their relative importance.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Herbert Spencer
Date:  [Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 52: D10–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9382

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From G.  J.  Romanes to Herbert Spencer   [April 1874] …
  • … DAR 52: D10–14 George John Romanes unstated [Apr 1874] Herbert Spencer …

From T. G. Appleton   2 April 1874

Summary

Sends old Japanese picture suggesting evolution, found by Charles Longfellow.

Is pleased to hear CD attended a séance [18 Jan 1874]; asks for his views about communication among spirits.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From T.  G.  Appleton   2 April 1874
  • … DAR 159: 113 Thomas Gold Appleton Boston Mass. 2 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … pleased to hear CD attended a séance [18 Jan 1874]; asks for his views about communication …
  • … was held at Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s house in London on 16 January 1874. See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 18 January [1874] and n.  3. Appleton refers to Constance Bruce. On the …
  • … returning to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1874. (Laidlaw ed.  1998. ) On the fashion for …
  • … Boston. April 2 d 1874. My dear Sir, Mr Charles Longfellow, the oldest son of Mr …

From John Lubbock    2 April 1874

Summary

Is willing to sell the land CD wants for £300.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 198: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From John Lubbock    2 April 1874
  • … 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury London, Lombard St, 15 2 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from John Lubbock, 27 February 1874 . CD wanted to buy a piece of land that he …
  • … 15 Lombard Street EC. 2 April 1874. (Copy) Dear M r . Darwin, I find that I can sell the …

To John Lubbock   3 April 1874

Summary

Thanks for JL’s willingness to sell land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 9 (EH 88205934)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9386

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   3 April 1874
  • … EH 88205934) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Apr 1874 John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron …
  • … See letter from John Lubbock, 2 April 1874 . CD’s letter to William Mackmurdo Hacon has …
  • … William Denby was Lubbock’s solicitor (see letter from John Lubbock, 27 February 1874 ). …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. April 3 rd 1874. My dear Lubbock, I am much obliged to you for …

To G. H. Ford    [before 4 April 1874]

Summary

Regrets that a cut [for Descent] does not do justice to TWW’s original drawing and if it cannot be improved then CD will have to omit it. [Refers to fig. 60 in Descent (1874).]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Ford
Date:  [before 4 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9220

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Ford    [before 4 April 1874] …
  • … DAR 97: C41 Charles Robert Darwin unstated before 4 Apr 1874 George Henry Ford …
  • … cannot be improved then CD will have to omit it. [Refers to fig. 60 in Descent (1874). ] …
  • … and the letter to John Murray, 4 April 1874 . Ford had produced illustrations of the …

To John Murray   4 April 1874

Summary

Has finished corrections for 2d edition of Descent – "as hard work as I have ever had in my life". Estimates it is 40 pages longer than 1st edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Apr 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 350–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9388

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To John Murray   4 April 1874
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 350–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Apr 1874 John Murray …
  • … a payment to Norman of £7 5 s. 3 d. on 7 May 1874. The first edition of Descent had been …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Ap.  4 th 1874 My dear M r Murray I have at last finished after …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 April 1874

Summary

Wants some plants for observation and for experimentation on their powers of movement.

Asks WTT-D to make observations on plants with sensitive stamens or pistil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 5–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9387

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   4 April 1874
  • … Darwin 1873–81: 5–6) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Apr 1874 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … and ten packets of seeds on 14 April 1874 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Outwards book , …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [before 5 April 1874]

Summary

Subscribes to a reprint of Pieter Boddaert’s Table des planches enluminéez d’histoire naturelle [check ‘éez’!?] [1874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [before 5 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (458)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9389

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  B.  Tegetmeier   [before 5 April 1874] …
  • … names on the principle of priority (see Tegetmeier ed.  1874, editor’s preface). …
  • … 458) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 5 Apr 1874] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Boddaert’s Table des planches enluminéez d’histoire naturelle [check ‘éez’!? ] [1874]. …
  • … the letter to W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 5 April 1874 . CD wrote ‘y’ over the original printed ‘ …

From J. V. Carus   5 April 1874

Summary

Hopes to visit CD during a stay in London.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9391

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   5 April 1874
  • … DAR 161: 94 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 5 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  2). Carus’s wife was Sophie Catherine …
  • … Leipzig, Apr 5 th . 1874. My dear Sir, I shall come to London to-morrow week and stay …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 April 1874

Summary

Many thanks for Boddaert [see 9389].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9390

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  B.  Tegetmeier   5 April 1874
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Apr 1874 William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … to Tegetmeier’s edition of Boddaert 1783 (Tegetmeier ed.  1874; see letter to W.   …
  • … B.  Tegetmeier, [before 5 April 1874] ). He evidently paid Tegetmeier by Post Office …
  • … the argus pheasant’, in the Field , 28 March 1874, p.  296; a copy is in DAR 88: 188. The …

From Anton Dohrn   6 April 1874

Summary

His gratitude for CD’s gift. An account of his difficulties with the Zoological Station and his health.

F. M. Balfour has told him that CD would like to see the question of complemental males in cirripedes studied again. AD would like to enter the field and to study the whole morphological development of cirripedes.

Describes the interest in embryological work in Russia and Germany.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9394

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From Anton Dohrn   6 April 1874
  • … DAR 162: 214 Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn Sorrento 6 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … but see the letter to Dohrn of 16 April and 9 August 1874. The photograph has not been …
  • … found; see, however, the letter to Anton Dohrn, 16 April 1874. …
  • … Sorrento. 6. April.  1874. Dear Mr.  Darwin! It is only now, that I feel myself able to …
  • … See letter to Anton Dohrn, 7 March 1874 . CD sent £100 in aid of the Zoological Station at …
  • … Station (see letter to Anton Dohrn, 7 March 1874 ). Dohrn planned to let research space at …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 ). Dohrn’s father, Carl August Dohrn, lived in …
  • … comparative morphology of vertebrates (Goette 1874–5). Bombinator igneus is a synonym of …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874  and n.  10. No insert by Edwin Ray Lankester to …

To Nature   6 April [1874]

Summary

Comments on J. T. Moggridge’s article on the fertilisation of Fumaria capreolata [Nature 9 (1874): 423].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  6 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Nature, 16 April 1874, p. 460
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9393

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Nature    6 April [1874] …
  • … Nature , 16 April 1874, p.   …
  • … 460 Charles Robert Darwin Down 6 Apr [1874] Nature …
  • … T. Moggridge’s article on the fertilisation of Fumaria capreolata [ Nature 9 (1874): 423]. …
  • … capreolata appeared in Nature , 2 April 1874, p.  423. Moggridge’s letter was communicated …

From W. W. Reade   6 April [1874]

Summary

Just back from Gold Coast.

Would like to become a member of the Royal Institution.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9392

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  W.  Reade   6 April [1874] …
  • … DAR 176: 71 William Winwood Reade London, Craven St, 10 6 Apr [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … joined in 1870 and Francis in 1872. Reade became a member in 1874. ( List of the members, …
  • … officers, and professors (London: Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1874). ) …

From Michael Foster   7 April [1874]

Summary

Is organising an appeal for the Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9396

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Michael Foster   7 April [1874] …
  • … DAR 164: 165 Michael Foster Gt Shelford 7 Apr [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … circular to various scientific men, [7 April 1874]. Huxley’s letter has not been found. …
  • … the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 (see n.  2, below). Francis Maitland Balfour …
  • … see the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 . Huxley and Balfour had been involved in …

To J. D. Hooker   7 [April 1874]

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Summary

C. V. Riley’s case of Pronuba moth and the fertilisation of Yucca, is the most wonderful case of fertilisation ever published [Am. Nat. 7 (1873): 619–23].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 [Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9395

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   7 [April 1874] …
  • … DAR 95: 321 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 [Apr 1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … s diary (DAR 242) records only Klein’s visit on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April 1874. …

To John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874]

Summary

Circular requesting recipients to sign an enclosed [missing] statement [relating to appeal for Naples Zoological Station] if they approve of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Philip Lutley Sclater; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; William Benjamin Carpenter; Michael Foster
Date:  [7 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9384

Matches: 5 hits

  • … P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874] …
  • … C52–3 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [7 Apr 1874] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron …
  • … between this letter, the letter from Michael Foster, 7 April [1874] , and the letter to …
  • … John Lubbock, 8 April [1874] . John Lubbock. Philip Lutley Sclater was secretary of the …
  • … Naples, has not been found; see, however, the letter from Michael Foster, 7 April [1874] . …

From Emma Darwin to Albert Günther   7 April [1874]

Summary

Invites AG to stay at Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9397

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Emma Darwin to Albert Günther   7 April [1874] …
  • … 39) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 7 Apr [1874] Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 [April 1874] . …

To R. F. Cooke   8 April 1874

Summary

Discusses illustrations for 2d edition of Descent.

"My nephew [Henry Parker] got into the Athenaeum with splendid success."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9398

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   8 April 1874
  • … DAR 143: 290 Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Apr 1874 Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
  • … Down, Beckenham, Kent April 8, 1874 My dear Sir I send by this post the MS and I shall be …
  • … ed. , see the letter to John Murray, 4 April 1874  and n.  4. CD refers to Henry Parker. …
  • … See letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 7 February 1874 and n.  2, and letter from E.   …
  • … A.  Darwin, 17 [March 1874] and n.  2. Butterworth and Heath was a London firm of wood- …

To John Lubbock   8 April [1874]

Summary

Encloses a statement and circular he has been asked to send to JL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8283

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   8 April [1874] …
  • … collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Apr [1874] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st …
  • … Frances Lubbock. See circular to various scientific men, [7 April 1874], and letter from …
  • … Michael Foster, 7 April [1874] . The statement has not been found; CD evidently sent the …
  • … address. Lubbock’s journal records on 8 April 1874: ‘Took Harriet & the children for a few …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

Matches: 23 hits

  • … The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the …
  • … intervals’ ( letter to D. T. Gardner, [ c . 27 August 1874] ). The death of a Cambridge friend, …
  • … and collecting beetles ( letter from W. D. Fox, 8 May [1874] ).  Such reminiscences led Darwin to …
  • … much more than forwards’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ). I feel very old & …
  • … old & helpless’  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin mentioned his poor …
  • … on the matter ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 26 October 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and …
  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). Later in the month, …
  • … and an imposter’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Darwin agreed that it was ‘all …
  • … perform his antics’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 29 January [1874] ). This did not stop word getting …
  • … at his home ( letter from T. G. Appleton, 2 April 1874 ). Back over old ground New …
  • … Charles Lyell ( letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 8 January 1874 , letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 …
  • … of correction’ ( letter to H. E. Litchfield, 21 [March 1874] ). The book came out in June with the …
  • … Darwin on this point ( letter from J. D. Dana, 21 July 1874 ); however, he did not retract his …
  • … dog breeders (letters from George Cupples, 21 February 1874 and 12 March 1874 ); the material …
  • … Islands (Hawaii; letters from T. N. Staley, 12 February 1874 and 20 February 1874 ; letters …
  • … islanders ( letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874 ). One of the most significant …
  • … enemy into a jelly’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 14 April 1874 ). The technical nature of Huxley’s …
  • … mind where it goes’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 16 April 1874 ). The second edition of  …
  • … would be very good ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Darwin's son George …
  • … of your thought’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 20 April 1874 ). The Mivart affair …
  • … mental and physical disorders (G. H. Darwin 1873b). In July 1874, an anonymous essay appeared in the …
  • … libel’ on his son ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [27 July 1874] ).  George, however, consulted with his …
  • … [a] lying scoundrel’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). He drafted a brief statement of …

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

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The full transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1874 are published online for the first time. You can read about Darwin's life in 1874 through his letters and see a full list of the letters. The 1874 letters…

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  • … of over 600 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1874 are published online for the first time. …
  • … ( Letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ) The Mivart affair highlights …
  • … are some other highlights from Darwin's correspondence in 1874: I feel as old as …
  • … signifying so much.  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) At the age of 65, Darwin …
  • … more quietly was severely tested by some of the events of 1874. He had a clear idea of the shape of …
  • … must be enough for me  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) During the year he …
  • … the positive  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 August [1874] ) – he mourned after several …
  • … day’s work  ( Letter to D. F. Nevill, 18 September [1874] ) Darwin’s family continued …
  • … have to do—  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 November [1874] ) Darwin’s continuing …

St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … In 1874, the Catholic zoologist St George Jackson Mivart caused Darwin and his son …
  • … appeared to have created very little stir, until, in July 1874, Mivart published an anonymous review …
  • … of the Quarterly ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). Darwin hastily advised against …
  • … to wish to circulate ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). Darwin provided a draft of the …
  • … to endorse them ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). He sent a second draft, which Darwin …
  • … a fair copy of his letter with his letter of 6 [August] 1874 . George and Darwin were also …
  • … George’s letter to Murray with his letter of 11 August 1874 , and was no doubt relieved to …
  • … to all he asked ( letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). In October, George’s letter …
  • … a Pickwickian sense’ ( letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874 ). In other words, Mivart had used …
  • … reaction was savage ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [6 December 1874] ). Hooker and Huxley between them …
  • … the attack on George ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 December 1874 ). Huxley met Mivart at an evening …
  • … ( Enclosure to letter from J. D. Hooker, 21 December 1874 .) A reply soon came from Mivart . …
  • … of a gentleman’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 23 December 1874 ). However, Huxley still wrote to …
  • … this.   124 Gower St W.C. Dec. 24th 1874. Private & Confidential …
  • … to John Tyndall ( letter from John Tyndall, 28 December 1874 , and letter from J. D. Hooker, 29 …
  • … 16 January 1875, p. 66, signed, ‘The Quarterly Reviewer of 1874’. In it he reiterated his claim that …

Joseph Simms

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The American doctor and author of works on physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874, while he was staying in London. He enclosed a copy of his book Nature’s revelations of character (Simms 1873). He hoped it might 'prove…

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  • … physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874 , while he was staying in London. …
  • … stockings. (Letter from Joseph Simms, 14 September 1874 ) The foot could tell …

Essay: Evolution & theology

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—by Asa Gray EVOLUTION AND THEOLOGY The Nation, January 15, 1874 The attitude of theologians toward doctrines of evolution, from the nebular hypothesis down to ‘Darwinism,’ is no less worthy of consideration, and hardly less diverse, than that of…

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  • … EVOLUTION AND THEOLOGY The Nation, January 15, 1874 The attitude of theologians toward …

Essay: What is Darwinism?

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—by Asa Gray WHAT IS DARWINISM? The Nation, May 28, 1874 The question which Dr. Hodge asks he promptly and decisively answers: ‘What is Darwinism? it is atheism.’ Leaving aside all subsidiary and incidental matters, let us consider–1. What the…

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  • … Gray WHAT IS DARWINISM? The Nation, May 28, 1874 The question which Dr. Hodge …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … attack upon Darwin’s son George, in an anonymous review in 1874 (see Correspondence vol. 22, …
  • … had also considered taking up the issue with Murray in 1874, even threatening to break off future …
  • … laid to rest, another controversy was brewing. In December 1874, Darwin had been asked to sign a …
  • … botanical research and had visited Down House in April 1874 (see Correspondence vol. 22, letters …
  • … A scientific friendship had developed between the men in 1874, and this was enhanced by Romanes’s …
  • … white’ ( letter from G. J. Romanes, [before 4 November 1874] ).   Testing Pangenesis …
  • … had learned of Lyell’s failing health from Hooker in 1874 and January 1875. On 22 February, he was …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … 9426 - Story-Maskelyne , T. M. to Darwin, [23 April 1874] Thereza Story-Maskelyne …
  • … Letter 9616 - Marshall, T. to Darwin, [September 1874] Theodosia Marshall sends …
  • … 9606 - Harrison, L. C. to Darwin, [22 August 1874] Darwin’s niece, Lucy, sends a …
  • … Letter 9616  - Marshall, T.  to Darwin, [September 1874] Theodosia Marshall details …
  • … Letter 9485 - Treat, M. to Darwin, [8 June 1874] Mary Treat details her experiments …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … started ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). Darwin took Emma to a Sunday afternoon at …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … to Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, 18 February 1874 ) Zouteveen’s editions of …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … A GRAY 3 AUGUST 1871 201  TO A GRAY 3 JUNE [1874] 202  FROM A GRAY 16 …

Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Letter 9580 - Darwin to Darwin, G. H. D., [1 August 1874] Darwin gives feedback on work …
  • … Letter 9613 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [30 August 1874] Darwin comments on a “clever” …

Darwin’s Photographic Portraits

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Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of photography for the study of Expression and Emotions in Man and Animal, but can be witnessed in his many photographic portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that…

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  • … later, would take his camera across the globe to observe the 1874 transit of Venus. Tommy, …
  • … Perfilieff , a member of the Tolstoy family in March of 1874, Darwin included the line “I have the …
  • … newly-produced  carte . Image: Charles Darwin, 1874, Elliot and Fry, Dar 257:11,   …
  • … ©Cambridge University Library Between 1874 and 1878 Darwin was very busy – too busy, …
  • … Darwin’s Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874 . New Haven, USA: Yale University Press, …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the …
  • … experiments on live animals in Britain. In December 1874, Darwin was asked to sign a memorial …

Moral Nature

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In Descent of Man, Darwin argued that human morality had evolved from the social instincts of animals, especially the bonds of sympathy and love. Darwin gathered observations over many decades on animal behavior: the heroic sacrifices of social insects,…

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  • … Letter 9377 : Darwin, C. R. to Abbott, F. E. A., 30 March 1874 Writing to the American …

Women as a scientific audience

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Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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  • … 9633 - Nevill, D. F. to Darwin, [11 September 1874] Dorothy Nevill tells Darwin …

Clémence Auguste Royer

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Getting Origin translated into French was harder than Darwin had expected. The first translator he approached, Madame Belloc, turned him down on the grounds that the content was ‘too scientific‘, and then in 1860 the French political exile  Pierre…

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  • … This point was not lost on Royer. In 1874 in front of the  Société d’Anthropologie de Paris , she …
  • … before the Societe d’Anthropologie de Paris in 1874. …

Lydia Becker

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Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the Women’s Suffrage Journal. She was also a successful biologist, astronomer and botanist and, between 1863 and 1877, an occasional correspondent of Charles Darwin. …

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  • … Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the  …

Titus Coan

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In 1874, when Darwin was preparing the second edition of Descent of Man, he received letters from all over the world in reply to his queries about human behaviour; one in particular would have stirred up unexpected memories of his own time among the native…

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  • … In 1874, when Darwin was preparing the second edition of Descent of Man , he …

Francis Darwin marries

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The Darwins' son, Francis, marries Amy Ruck; Francis starts work as his father's assistant

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  • … The Darwins' son, Francis, marries Amy Ruck; Francis starts work as his father's assistant …
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