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To [?]   [18 November 1874–8]

Summary

Invites correspondent to luncheon on Friday or Saturday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [18 Nov 1874–8]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (catalogue 76 1994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9724F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To [? ]   [18 November 1874–8] …
  • … 76 1994) Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [18 Nov 1874–8] Unidentified …

From J. V. Carus   18 November 1874

Summary

An omission in a bibliographical note in Descent [2d English ed.].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9723

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   18 November 1874
  • … DAR 161: 98 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 18 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Leipzig Novbr 18 th . 1874. My dear Sir, I am sorry, I am again obliged to trouble you …
  • … See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 . In Descent 2d ed. , in footnotes to pages …

To G. H. Darwin   18 November [1874]

Summary

Sends Murray’s report of November sales of CD’s books. "I am well content."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  18 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9724

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   18 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 39 Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Nov [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … the letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 17 November 1874 . The figures for the number of books sold …
  • … letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 17 November 1874 . Nat. Voyage: Journal of researches (1870). …

To F. T. Köppen   18 November 1874

Summary

Thanks FTK for telling him of Jahn’s work [see 9719], of which CD had not heard. It would have been of greatest use in writing Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Theodor (Keppen, Fedor Petrovich) Köppen
Date:  18 Nov 1874
Classmark:  Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (92.1.112:3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9722

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To F.  T.  Köppen   18 November 1874
  • … 3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Nov 1874 Friedrich Theodor (Keppen, Fedor Petrovich) …
  • … letter from F.  T.  Köppen, 13 November 1874  and n.  3. CD refers to Ferdinand Jahn and …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Nov 18 1874 Dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for …

From D. Appleton & Co   [c. 19] November 1874

Summary

Accepts CD’s suggestion of new edition of Descent, and asks that Murray supply the stereotype plates and woodcuts for $50 [dollars or pounds!?], as soon as possible; supply of copies of Descent is exhausted.

Will publish CD’s proposed book [Insectivorous plants (1875)] on same terms as other works.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 19] Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9709

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From D.  Appleton & Co   [ c. 19] November 1874
  • … DAR 159: 93 D. Appleton & Co New York [ c . 19] Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to D.  Appleton & Co. , 5 November 1874 . Little Britain is a street in the City of …
  • … had an agency at no.  16. See letter to D. Appleton & Co. , 5 November 1874  and n.  3. …
  • … this letter, the letter to D.  Appleton & Co. , 5 November 1874 , and the letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 2 December [1874] . The writer must have put ‘Nov 5’ in error. …
  • … See letter to D.  Appleton & Co. , 5 November 1874 . John Murray was CD’s publisher. The …
  • … Appleton & Co. | 549 & 551 Broadway, N.Y. Nov 5 1874 Dear Sir Your favor of the 5 th .  in …

To Ludwig Noiré   19 November [1874?]

Summary

CD thanks LN for his book [Die Welt als Entwicklung des Geistes], which he hopes to read soon, but his poor German hampers him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ludwig Noiré
Date:  19 Nov [1874?]
Classmark:  Stadtbibliothek Mainz (4 MS 170)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9724G

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Ludwig Noiré   19 November [1874? ] …
  • … Stadtbibliothek Mainz (4 MS 170) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Nov [1874? ] Ludwig Noiré …
  • … from the reference to Noiré’s book (see n.  2, below), which was published in 1874. …
  • … CD’s copy of Noiré 1874, Die Welt als Entwicklung des Geistes. Bausteine zu einer …

To J. V. Carus   20 November [1874]

Summary

Thanks JVC for a correction to 2d English edition of Descent, which is now finished. 1350 copies were sold at Murray’s sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  20 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles, Bl. 125–126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9725

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   20 November [1874] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 125–126 Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Nov [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 17 November 1874  and n.  2). CD was sending Carus proof-sheets …
  • … letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874. In Descent 2d ed. , CD had given an incomplete …
  • … theory to bees (H.  Müller 1872; see letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874 and n.  2). …
  • … See letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874 and n.  3. John Murray’s sale dinner, at …

To George King   20 November 1874

Summary

Asks for specimen of Aldrovanda for book on insect-eating plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  20 Nov 1874
Classmark:  Lieutenant-Colonel James Innes (private collection) (sold at Bonhams, 13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9726

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To George King   20 November 1874
  • … sold at Bonhams, 13 March 2002) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Nov 1874 George King …

From T. M. Reade   21 November 1874

Summary

Sends his paper ["Tidal action as a geological cause", Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 2 (1874): 50–72].

Has not yet studied CD’s list of South American molluscs.

Author:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9370

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From T.  M.  Reade   21 November 1874
  • … DAR 176: 28 Thomas Mellard Reade Blundellsands 21 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … cause", Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 2 (1874): 50–72]. Has not yet studied CD’s list of …
  • … annotated copy of Reade’s paper (T.  M.  Reade 1874) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection– …
  • … CUL. See letter to T.  M.  Reade, 9 May 1874  and nn.  2 and 3. Reade was employed as an …
  • … House, | Blundellsands. Nov r . 21 st . 1874 My dear Sir— I send you a copy of my paper …

From Martin Ziegler   21 November 1874

Summary

On Drosera, with which MZ has worked for four years.

Author:  Martin Ziegler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 184: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9727

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Martin Ziegler    21 November 1874
  • … DAR 184: 9 Martin Ziegler Wesserling 21 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … d’un mot de réponse. M Z le 21 Novembre 1874. Wesserling. Alsace à Monsieur Charles Darwin …
  • … me with a word in reply. MZ 21 November 1874. Wesserling. Alsace. to Mr Charles Darwin …
  • … letter to J.  T.  Moggridge, 10 March 1874 ); he criticised it in Insectivorous plants , …

From E. M. Courtenay   22 November 1874

Summary

Sends photograph of epileptic idiot and encloses case history.

Author:  Edward Mazière Courtenay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9729

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From E.  M.  Courtenay   22 November 1874
  • … 227 Edward Mazière Courtenay District Asylum, Limerick 22 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … E.  Shuttleworth, 17 February [1874] . In his paper on marriages between cousins (G.  H.   …
  • … of such marriages. See letter to James Crichton-Browne, 5 January 1874  and n.  2; …
  • … letter to superintendent of a lunatic asylum, 20 January 1874 ; and letter to G.   …

From R. B. Sharpe   23 November [1874]

Summary

RBS seeks a testimonial from CD; he is applying for the British Museum vacancy left by J. E. Gray’s resignation and A. Günther’s promotion.

Author:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9730

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From R.  B.  Sharpe   23 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 177: 144 Richard Bowdler Sharpe British Museum 23 Nov [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the British Museum, which was on the Accipitres, or diurnal birds of prey (Sharpe 1874). …
  • … content indicates that it was written in 1874. John Edward Gray’s resignation as keeper …
  • … Museum was formally accepted in December 1874, but he stopped work in November owing to …
  • … was appointed to the post on 6 February 1874. See A. E. Gunther 1975, pp.  166 and 330. …

To R. B. Sharpe   24 November [1874]

Summary

Testimonial stating CD’s opinion of RBS’s fitness for a higher post at the British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Date:  24 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9731

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To R.  B.  Sharpe   24 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 97: C66 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Nov [1874] Richard Bowdler Sharpe …
  • … and the letter from R.  B.  Sharpe, 23 November 1874. Sharpe had asked CD to support his …
  • … for promotion at the British Museum. See letter from R.  B.  Sharpe, 23 November 1874. …

To Leonard Darwin   25 November 1874

Summary

LD’s letter recalled old scenes on board the Beagle.

CD’s "bothering correspondents" seem to increase in number and in folly; has just answered "two precious fools".

Has been working very hard on Droseraceae and can "now see daylight".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 153: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9733

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Leonard Darwin   25 November 1874
  • … DAR 153: 91 Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Nov 1874 Leonard Darwin …
  • … from R.  F.  Cooke, 17 November 1874  and n.  2). A total of 2093 books were sold; 2070 is …
  • … Emma Litchfield from 3 to 12 December 1874 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Francis Darwin’s …
  • … Nov 25 1874 My dear old Leonardo. We were so much delighted to get your Capital letter …
  • … Emma Darwin, [after 26 June – 28 September 1874] , describing the events of his voyage to …
  • … Darwin to Emma Darwin, [after 26 June – 28 September 1874] . CD had begun writing up …
  • … sundew) at the beginning of April 1874 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)); it was published as …
  • … sold to leading booksellers on 13 November 1874 at John Murray’s sale dinner (see letter …

From J. D. Hooker   25 November 1874

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Encloses a letter [from Huxley about his invitation to lecture at Edinburgh]. Has done his best to dissuade Huxley from accepting the burden.

JDH’s depression in bereavement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 228–9; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/1/14/f. 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9732

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   25 November 1874
  • … Gardens, Kew (JDH/1/14/f. 54) Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 25 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … with CD at Down from 19 to 23 November 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)) following …
  • … Frances Harriet Hooker’s death on 13 November 1874 (see L.  Huxley ed.   …
  • … 1918, 2: 190). Over the summers of 1873 and 1874, Julius Victor Carus lectured in place of …
  • … see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  2). William Turner was professor …
  • … Ever yours affect | J.  D.  Hooker Nov 24. 1874 My dear Hooker The Edinburgh Professors …

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1874]

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Quite agrees with JDH on inadvisability of Huxley’s taking on the Edinburgh lectures.

Is awaiting JDH’s memorial to the Board [of Works?] on his burdensome duties.

Glad to hear JDH finds ease in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 345–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9734

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   26 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 95: 345–6 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Nov [1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874 . Thomas Henry Huxley had decided to lecture …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874 ). In 1871, Huxley had been elected a member …
  • … letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 29 November [1874] . This may be a reference to the address by …
  • … of tenement populations, &c. ’, New York Times , 11 November 1874, pp.  1–2). See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874  and n.  3. …

To G. H. Darwin   27 November [1874]

Summary

CD thinks better of "cousin paper" than GHD does.

With respect to GHD’s "viscous work", remembers endless discussions of movement of viscous matter 20 years back, apropos of movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9735

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   27 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 40 Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Nov [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … of the Statistical Society of London 37 (1874): iii), rather than to the older Statistical …
  • … H.  Farrer to Horace Darwin, 26 November 1874 (DAR 258: 1566)). George’s work on viscous …
  • … see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] and n.  6). CD probably refers to the …

From J. D. Hooker   28 November 1874

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Huxley feels he can accept the Edinburgh lecture invitation.

Also tells JDH he is preparing a paper for Linnean Society on classification which will uphold evolution ["On the classification of the animal kingdom", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 199–226]. He has thrown overboard all his old ideas of definite demarcation. He will make a clean breast of it, and will bear hard on necessity of all such ideas as Haeckel’s in dealing with systematic zoology.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 230–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9736

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   28 November 1874
  • … DAR 103: 230–1 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 28 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … they were sent to Thomas Henry Farrer ( letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 29 November [1874] ). …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874  and n.  1. Hooker refers to Thomas Henry …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November [1874] and n.  3. The enclosures have not been …
  • … students ( ibid . , p.  212). On 3 December 1874, Huxley read a paper before the Linnean …

To T. H. Farrer   29 November [1874]

Summary

Hooker is greatly overworked at Kew and is trying to get the Government to provide some help. CD hopes THF will take an interest in the matter and forwards a copy of JDH’s application for an assistant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  29 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9737

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   29 November [1874] …
  • … 97: C67–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Nov [1874] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 September 1874  and n.  4). The Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November [1874] and n.  3). Stafford Northcote was chancellor …
  • … with CD at Down from 19 to 23 November 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)) following the …
  • … of Frances Harriet Hooker on 13 November 1874 (L.  Huxley ed.  1918, 2: 189). The botanist …

To J. D. Hooker   30 November [1874]

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Has forwarded JDH’s memorial to T. H. Farrer to take up with Sir Stafford Northcote and to ask him to consider the case of Kew personally. Has told Farrer that JDH was thinking of resigning if Government would not give him an assistant secretary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 347–348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9738

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   30 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 95: 347–348 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Nov [1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1875 (see enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874 ). See letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Farrer, 29 November [1874] . …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 28 November 1874 . See letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Farrer, 29 November [1874] . CD had asked Hooker to outline his workload as part of …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November [1874] ). Stafford Northcote was chancellor of the …
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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…

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: 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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