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From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   16 October [1874]

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Responds to CD’s questions about relation to gelatin of areolar tissue, fibrous basis of bone, and other substances CD is using in his work on digestion of Drosera.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 104–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9681

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson   16 October [1874] …
  • … Burdon Sanderson, baronet London, Queen Anne St, 49 16 Oct [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 13 October 1874 . CD was trying to ascertain why Drosera ( …
  • … than to meat and albumen (see letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 13 October 1874 ). …

From G. H. Darwin   18 October 1874

Summary

Has been invited to lecture at the Royal Institution by Spottiswoode. Discusses subjects he might deal with and his reasons for attempting it.

Tells of a complicated case of a double sale of a living.

Huxley says F. M. Balfour passed brilliantly.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9683

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   18 October 1874
  • … 41 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 18 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … way back from New Zealand (see letter from Emma Darwin to J.  B.  Innes, 24 June [1874] ). …
  • … Emma Darwin to J.  B.  Innes, 12 October [1874], Emma stated that George Sketchley Ffinden …
  • … the Cavendish Laboratory, which opened in 1874. George refers to George Chaworth Musters’s …
  • … letter from Michael Foster, 7 April [1874] ). Thomas Henry Huxley was Balfour’s examiner …
  • … Trinity College, Cambridge, on 17 October 1874 ( ODNB ). Jim was Horace Darwin’s nickname. …

To W. B. Dawkins   18 October [1874]

Summary

Thanks WBD for his book, Cave hunting (1874).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  18 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9682

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  B.  Dawkins   18 October [1874] …
  • … Thanks WBD for his book, Cave hunting (1874). …
  • … Museum and Art Gallery Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Oct [1874] William Boyd Dawkins …
  • … in the Fortnightly Review in September 1874 (Dawkins 1874b). It traced the geographical …

To John Murray   18 October 1874

Summary

Thanks for Quarterly Review [Oct 1874, containing G. H. Darwin’s letter and a rejoinder]. Is convinced the author is Mivart. Is therefore not surprised at malice in the article attacking his son [George Darwin] and grossly misrepresenting CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 345–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9685

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To John Murray   18 October 1874
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 345–6) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Oct 1874 John Murray …
  • … Thanks for Quarterly Review [Oct 1874, containing G. H. Darwin’s letter and a rejoinder]. …
  • … CD refers to the October 1874 issue of the Quarterly Review (137: 587–9), in which George …
  • … of works by John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor ([Mivart] 1874; see letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874  and n.   …
  • … 3, and letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). A rejoinder from the reviewer appeared …

To G. H. Darwin   19 October [1874]

Summary

Advice to GHD on whether to accept invitation to lecture at the Royal Institution.

Murray has sent the Quarterly Review issue. CD has told Murray that he is convinced Mivart is the author and what he thinks of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9687

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   19 October [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 33 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Oct [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … letter from G.  H.   Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  14). Francis Maitland Balfour; see …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  17. George was helping CD with the …
  • … proof-sheets of Descent 2d ed. ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 18 April 1874 ). …
  • … It was published in November 1874 ( letter from R. …
  • … F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). On John Murray’s November sale dinners, see Murray 1908–9, …
  • … between this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 . Letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874. George had been invited by William Spottiswoode to give a …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and nn.  1, 2, and 4). Jeu d’esprit (French): …
  • … giving the Royal Institution lecture (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 ). …
  • … CD refers to the October 1874 issue of the Quarterly review (137: 587–9), which contained …
  • … see letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874  and n.  1). The last sentence stated: ‘But …

To Daniel Oliver   19 October [1874]

Summary

Returns insectivorous plants to Kew, with questions about their range. Most species seem to have remarkably confined ranges.

Asks for a Bengal Aldrovanda leaf so that he can see whether it differs from the German species.

Roridula interested him extremely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes manuscript collection, MS.84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9686

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Daniel Oliver   19 October [1874] …
  • … manuscript collection, MS.84.2) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Oct [1874] Daniel Oliver …
  • … see letter from Daniel Oliver, 12 October 1874 ). CD discussed differences in the leaves …
  • … and the letter to Daniel Oliver, 14 October 1874 . Oliver sent dried specimens of the …
  • … letter from Daniel Oliver, 12 October 1874 ). These species are discussed in Insectivorous …

From Daniel Oliver   20 October 1874

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Sends information about Indian and Australian species of Aldrovanda, Roridula, and Byblis.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 106–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9689

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Daniel Oliver   20 October 1874
  • … DAR 58.1: 106–7 Daniel Oliver Kew 20 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Daniel Oliver, 19 October [1874] and n.  2. CD had returned specimens of …
  • … See letter to Daniel Oliver, 19 October [1874] and n.  6. CD discussed the Australian form …
  • … Harvey and Harvey 1868, p.  18. See letter to Daniel Oliver, 19 October [1874] and n.  3. …

From W. J. Beal   22 October 1874

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Sends his observation of honey-bees gleaning after orioles had made holes in calyx of Missouri currant, while humble-bees were getting honey through the tube in the usual way.

Author:  William James Beal
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9691

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  J.  Beal   22 October 1874
  • … William James Beal State Agric. Coll. , Lansing, Mich. 22 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See CD’s letters to Nature , 18 April [1874] and …
  • … 7 May [1874]. Beal 1868. CD cited Beal for the information on orioles biting the calyx of …

To G. H. Darwin   22 October [1874]

Summary

Sends index [of Descent, 2d ed.] with instructions for proof-reading.

Asks GHD questions about heat transmission; he wants to use it as an analogy to illustrate transmission of motor impulses through leaves of Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9693

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   22 October [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 34 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Oct [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . George was assisting with the …
  • … edition of Descent , published in a single volume in November 1874 ( letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). William Clowes & Sons were the printers used by CD’s …

From Gerard Krefft   22 October 1874

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After a conflict with the Museum’s trustees, he has been brutally evicted from his home and office. Plans to leave Australia and asks CD’s help.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 169: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9694

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Gerard Krefft   22 October 1874
  • … Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft Australian Museum, Sydney 22 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … office | 51 William st October 22 d 1874 Dear Mr Darwin I have been forcibly ejected from …
  • … inquiry recommended his dismissal in 1874. Krefft appealed to Henry Parkes to send the …
  • … ejected from the premises in late August 1874. ( Aust.  dict.  biog. ) Annie Krefft. …
  • … was Henry Halloran ( Colonial Office list 1874). In Expression , pp.  264–72, CD discussed …

From Mary Treat   22 October 1874

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Observation on the limitations on the power of digestion in Dionaea.

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9692

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Mary Treat   22 October 1874
  • … 58.1: 108 Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat Vineland, N.J. 22 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Mary Treat, 22 June 1874 . CD quoted this information from Treat in …
  • … had previously sent observations to CD in her letter of 8 June 1874. J.  D.  Hooker 1874b. …
  • … Vineland, New Jersey, Oct.  22, 1874. Dear Mr.  Darwin, My observations on Dionaea are now …

To G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874]

Summary

Writes about instructions to compositor and return of proofs [of Descent]. Requests return of 2d volume of Descent, to which he may want to refer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [24 Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9696

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [24 October 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 35 Charles Robert Darwin Down [24 Oct 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … first edition of Descent ; see the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.   …
  • … 2. In November 1874, George published a review of William …
  • … Whitney’s ‘Darwinism and language’ (Whitney 1874) titled ‘Professor Whitney on the origin …
  • … see Radick 2008, p.  47). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. …
  • … this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . …
  • … In 1874, 24 October was a Saturday. Apus appears in Descent 2d ed. , p.  255. Apus was …

From G. H. Darwin   24 October 1874

Summary

GHD explains conduction, radiation, and convection.

His paper on political economy for Royal Institution lecture has reached 60 pages. Plans to send it to Contemporary Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54; 210.2: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9695

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   24 October 1874
  • … 42 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 24 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … with his letter to George of 22 October [1874]. The superfluous words were not cut from …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. Isaac Newton’s observations …
  • … 22 (1701): 825–9. See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . George had been invited by William Spottiswoode to give a …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  19. CD added a reference to Colbert …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] and n.  3. ) Aut Caesar aut nihil (Latin): …
  • … See letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 December 1874 and n. 7. Jim was a nickname for Horace …
  • … letter from Horace Darwin, 17 August 1874 . Claudius James and Emily Georgina Erskine. …
  • … letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] . Henry Jackson. St George Mivart had attacked …
  • … on marriage (G.  H.  Darwin 1873a) in an anonymous review ([Mivart] 1874); see letter to …
  • … John Murray, 18 October 1874  and n.  1, and letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] and n.  7. Montague Hughes Cookson, and his wife, Blanche …

From G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874 or later]

Summary

Discusses the conduction of heat in crystals and fibrous bodies.

Author:  unknown
Addressee:  unknown
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9211

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  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [24 October 1874 or later] …

To G. H. Darwin   25 [October 1874]

Summary

Thanks GHD for clear lecture on heat.

Will keep paper on proportion of sexes, in case GHD wants it again.

Wants him to translate some pages of Swedish or Norwegian sent by A. W. Malm, "a good man".

Glad to see the statistical paper ["Theory of exchange value", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 17 (1875): 243–53].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9697

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   25 [October 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 36 Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 [Oct 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . See the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . …
  • … In his letter of 24 October 1874, George reported on his trip to Abinger Hall and …
  • … see letter to T.  N.  Staley, 13 January [1874] and n.  5. August Wilhelm Malm. The draft …

From Ernst Haeckel   26 October 1874

Summary

Thanks CD for Descent, 2d ed.

Comments on German edition of CD’s collected works.

Sales of his Anthropogenie [1874] in various countries.

Anticlericalism and progress of Darwinism in Germany.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9698

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    26 October 1874
  • … DAR 166: 62 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 26 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … s collected works. Sales of his Anthropogenie [1874] in various countries. Anticlericalism …
  • … see pp. QQQQ. See letter to Ernst Haeckel, 20 September 1874 . Haeckel refers to CD’s …
  • … plants ; see letter to Ernst Haeckel, 20 September 1874  and n.  2. Haeckel had sent …
  • … letter to Ernst Haeckel, 20 September 1874 . CD’s copy of Haeckel 1874a is in the Darwin …

To W. W. Baxter   27 October [1874]

Summary

Orders two bottles of chlorodyne and bottles and corks of various sizes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  27 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9699

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W.  W.  Baxter   27 October [1874] …
  • … M. Stecher collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Oct [1874] William Walmisley Baxter …

From J. V. Carus   27 October 1874

Summary

On German translation of Descent [3d German, 2d English ed.]. Lists some misprints in proofs.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9700

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   27 October 1874
  • … DAR 161: 97 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 27 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … works in German (Freeman 1977; see also letter from J.  V.  Carus, 15 March 1874 ). …
  • … also letter from J.  V.  Carus, 7 July 1874 ). Descent 2d ed.  was published as a single …
  • … see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  1). In Carus trans.   1875a, the …
  • … Leipzig, Oct 27 th . 1874. My dear Sir, It is a long time since you sent me the last proof …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 19 March [1874] ). Carus was planning to translate the latest …

From T. L. Brunton   [29] October [1874]

Summary

Forwards a photograph he thought had been lost. Has noticed that the two sides of the face are often asymmetric in portrait busts and statues.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29] Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9701

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From T.  L.  Brunton   [29] October [1874] …
  • … Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet London, Somerset St, 23 [29] Oct [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from T.  L.  Brunton, 4 September 1874 . He described the digestive action of the …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to T.  L.  Brunton, 30 October 1874 . In …
  • … his letter to Brunton of 25 September 1874, CD noted that a photograph of a painting that …
  • … sending him with his letter of 4 September 1874 had not arrived. The painting by Jusepe de …
  • … letter from T.  L.  Brunton, 2 November [1874] . A postcard of a drawing of a detail in …

To T. L. Brunton   30 October 1874

Summary

Discusses expression on two halves of the face. Mentions photograph [of picture by Rubens].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  30 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9703

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To T.  L.  Brunton   30 October 1874
  • … DAR 143: 163 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Oct 1874 Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet …
  • … letter from T.  L.  Brunton, [29] October [1874] and n.  2. CD retained the photograph ( …
  • … letter from T.  L.  Brunton, 2 November [1874] and n.  2, and plate on p. 525); it is in …
  • … Inhibition, peripheral and central’ (Brunton 1874). For more on the context of the paper, …
  • … Down Beckenham | Kent Oct 30. 1874 My dear Sir I am very much obliged for the beautiful …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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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…

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  • … 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

Summary

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: 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 …

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 …

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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