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To Andrew Clark   10 January [1874]

Summary

Invites AC to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Clark, 1st baronet
Date:  10 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.436)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9236

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Andrew Clark   10 January [1874] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 10 Jan [1874] Andrew Clark, 1st baronet …
  • … by the date of CD’s arrival in London; 1874 was the only year when he arrived in London on …

To William Waring   12 January [1874]

Summary

CD requests WW to ask a large breeder of greyhounds whether the increase in litters requires that some puppies be destroyed. If so, is it sufficient to destroy merely the small and weak? Would this result in more males or females being destroyed?

CD once used the Field to tabulate ratios of female to male births in greyhounds (110: 100).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Waring
Date:  12 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Kent History and Library Centre (CKS-U1906/Z/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9238

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To William Waring   12 January [1874] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead 12 Jan [1874] William Waring …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from William Waring, 9 January 1874 . See …
  • … letter from William Waring, 9 January 1874 . William Bernhard Tegetmeier had sent CD …

To Charles Lyell   [13 January 1874]

Summary

The coral-reef book has been invaluable [J. D. Dana, Corals and coral islands (1872); used by CD in Coral reefs, 2d ed. (1874)].

Thanks for Saturday Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [13 Jan 1874]
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9240

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   [13 January 1874] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [13 Jan 1874] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … islands (1872); used by CD in Coral reefs , 2d ed. (1874)]. Thanks for Saturday Review . …
  • … a letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker of 8 January 1874, he had asked to use a copy of the book …
  • … between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 January 1874 , and by CD’s stay in …
  • … London from 10 to 17 January 1874 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … During CD’s visit, Tuesday fell on 13 January 1874. According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … fell down the stairs on Monday 12 January 1874. Saturday Review was published weekly; it …

To T. N. Staley   13 January [1874]

Summary

Has read TNS’s article ["On the geography and recent volcanic eruption of the Sandwich Islands", J. R. Geogr. Soc. 38 (1868): 361–9].

Asks for information on decline in population and infanticide in the Sandwich Islands. Seeks corroboration of A. Bishop’s reports.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Nettleship Staley
Date:  13 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  The Hawaiian Historical Society (MS B St1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9239

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  N.  Staley   13 January [1874] …
  • … Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead 13 Jan [1874] Thomas Nettleship Staley …
  • … the letter from T.  N.  Staley, 12 February 1874 . In his article, ‘On the geography and …

To C. L. Denison   14 January 1874

Summary

Seeks information on the number of Pitcairn islanders and the effect on their fertility of the transfer to Norfolk Island.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Lucy Denison
Date:  14 Jan 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Australia (MS 73)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9241

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To C.  L.  Denison   14 January 1874
  • … MS 73) Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 14 Jan 1874 Caroline Lucy Denison …
  • … 6 Queen Anne St W Jan 14 1874 Madam Having lately read with extreme interest “Varieties of …

From Robert Swinhoe   14 January 1874

Summary

Wants CD to propose him for the Royal Society.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 337
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9242

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Robert Swinhoe   14 January 1874
  • … DAR 177: 337 Robert Swinhoe London, Carlyle Square, 33 14 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … were presented to the Zoological Society of London in January 1874 (Swinhoe 1873; Morning …
  • … Post , 23 January 1874, p. 6). …
  • … 33 Carlyle Sq r . | SW. 14 January, 1874 My dear M r . Darwin, You may not have heard that …
  • … 1 June 1876. CD proposed him on 3 March 1874 along with (in order of signing) John Edward …

From ?   [after 14 January 1874]

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Extract from the Honolulu Gazette on the decreasing population of the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Jan 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8794

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From ?    [after 14 January 1874] …
  • … DAR 89: 120 Unidentified unstated [after 14 Jan 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … letter to T.  N.  Staley, 13 January [1874] , in which CD seemed unaware of census data …
  • … Titus Munson Coan (see letter from T.  N.  Staley, 12 February 1874 , and letter from T.   …
  • … M.  Coan, 14 February 1874 ) and may have sought information from others via Henry Walter …
  • … letter from H.  W.  Bates, 7  February 1874 ) or Edward Livingston Youmans ( letter from …
  • … T.  M.  Coan, 14 February 1874 ). The handwriting has not been recognised and may be a …

From H. T. Stainton   15 January 1874

Summary

Encloses R. McLachlan’s certificate of nomination for Royal Society. Hopes CD will sign it, as McLachlan is the most philosophic member of the Entomological Society in years.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen Lib MSS/DAW A: 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9243

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From H.  T.  Stainton   15 January 1874
  • … Gen Lib MSS/DAW A: 25) Henry Tibbats Stainton unstated 15 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … McLachlan’s nomination certificate of 1874 was recorded in the minutes of an ordinary …
  • … the Royal Society of London held on 29 January 1874; CD was listed as having signed ‘from …

From William Dealtry   16 January 1874

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On the increases in crossbred English and Tahitian population of Pitcairn islanders. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 190.] Includes copy of letter from George Hunn Nobbs about the population of Norfolk Island.

Author:  William Dealtry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 90: 30–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9244

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From William Dealtry   16 January 1874
  • … DAR 90: 30–7 William Dealtry Colonial Office 16 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to C.  L.  Denison, 14 January 1874  and n.  2). George Wayne Gregorie was made …

From C. L. Denison   17 January [1874]

Summary

Sends CD the number of Pitcairn islanders transferred to Norfolk Island cited in her deceased husband’s book [Sir William Thomas Denison, Varieties of a vice-regal life (1870)] but is unable to furnish additional information.

Author:  Caroline Lucy Denison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9246

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From C.  L.  Denison   17 January [1874] …
  • … 162: 158 Caroline Lucy Denison Observatory, East Sheen 17 Jan [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874 , for the information sent to CD from the …
  • … this letter and the letter to C.  L.  Denison, 14 January 1874 . See letter to C.   …
  • … L.  Denison, 14 January 1874  and n.  2. The reference is to Denison 1870 . In his report …

From C.-F. Reinwald   17 January 1874

Summary

French translation of Expression sent for CD’s approval.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9245

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From C. -F.  Reinwald    17 January 1874
  • … DAR 176: 101 Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald Paris 17 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Paris le 17 Janvier 1874. A Charles Darwin E sq | Down Beckenham Kent Cher Monsieur Nous …
  • … of Expression (Pozzi and Benoît trans.  1874) is in the Darwin Library–Down. Reinwald had …
  • … Paris 17 January 1874. Charles Darwin E sq | Down Beckenham Kent Dear Sir We are today …

To T. H. Farrer   18 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks THF for information from Colonial Office on population statistics showing the inhabitants of some areas are far from becoming sterile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   18 January [1874] …
  • … Ms 299/25) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Jan [1874] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …
  • … letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874 ). CD had received information on the decline …
  • … following contact with Europeans (see letters from H.  H.  Howorth, 3 January [1874] and [ …
  • … 27 January 1874]). ‘Honourable’ is a courtesy title given to the younger sons of earls, …
  • … letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874 . Farrer, who was secretary of the Board of …

To J. D. Hooker   18 January [1874]

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Summary

Reports on a séance. "The Lord have mercy on us all if we have to believe in such rubbish."

Asks JDH to vote for his nephew, Henry Parker, for Athenaeum membership.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 311–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9247

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   18 January [1874] …
  • … DAR 95: 311–12 Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Jan [1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 January 1874 . CD had asked to use Hooker’s copy of Coral …
  • … corrections for a new edition (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 January 1874  and n.  3). …
  • … had supplied his copy (see letter to Charles Lyell, [13 January 1874] ). CD stayed with …
  • … Erasmus Alvey Darwin from 10 to 17 January 1874 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). The medium …

From J. V. Carus   19 January 1874

Summary

A new German edition of Descent is planned. Would like to work on proofs before leaving for lectures at Edinburgh.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9248

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   19 January 1874
  • … DAR 161: 92 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 19 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the second English edition, which was published in November 1874 ( letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). The third German edition, based on the second English …
  • … of Edinburgh in the summers of 1873 and 1874, replacing Charles Wyville Thomson, who …
  • … Leipzig, Jan 19, 1874 My dear Sir, The publisher wants me to prepare the new edition of …

To C. L. Denison   19 January [1874]

Summary

Finds from the Colonial Office that a census [of the Pitcairn Islands?] is expected soon, from which he will get the information he desires. [See 9241 and 9246.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Lucy Denison
Date:  19 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer), catalogue 77 (1994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9249F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … census figures ought to have arrived (see letter from William Dealtry, 16 January  1874 ). …
  • … To C.  L.  Denison   19 January [1874] …
  • … catalogue 77 (1994) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Jan [1874] Caroline Lucy Denison …
  • … this letter and the letter to C.  L.  Denison, 14 January 1874 . See letter from C.   …
  • … L.  Denison, 17 January [1874] . CD had been advised by Thomas Henry Farrer (see letter …
  • … to T.  H.  Farrer, 18 January [1874] and n.  2). William Dealtry, a clerk at the …

From J. H. Martin   19 January 1874

Summary

JHM, who has not read CD’s works, must conduct a discussion on Darwinism and theology at a local literary society. He asks CD to define briefly his position on the origin of man and on descent.

Author:  James Hales Martin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9249

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  H.  Martin   19 January 1874
  • … DAR 171: 53 James Hales Martin Dundee 19 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Dundee Courier & Argus , 12 February 1874, p.  1). The society’s meetings were held weekly …

From J. D. Hooker   20 January 1874

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An awful row at the Linnean Society. William Carruthers and Co. packed a meeting to throw out a decision of the Council. He was beaten by one vote (more than two-thirds majority needed).

Spent two hours with Lyell talking about Thomas Belt’s book [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)]: "the tropical old Glaciers beat the seance I do think".

Lyell agrees that the glacial epoch is the great geological crux of the day. Lowering of the ocean level must also be investigated.

Curious about A. C. Ramsay’s paper coming at Royal Society on 29th ["On the comparative value of certain geological ages", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 22 (1874): 145–8].

Huxley’s new book [? Critiques and addresses (1873)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 187–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9250

Matches: 15 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   20 January 1874
  • … DAR 103: 187–8 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 20 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … geological ages", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 22 (1874): 145–8]. Huxley’s new book [? Critiques …
  • … s book [ The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)]: "the tropical old Glaciers beat the seance I …
  • … CD was in London from 10 to 17 January 1874 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). At a …
  • … Linnean Society of London held on 15 January 1874, alterations to the bylaws agreed to by …
  • … Co. 1845–78. Ramsay, Andrew Crombie. 1874. On the comparative value of certain geological …
  • … of geological time. [Read 29 January 1874. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London …
  • … at Eashing park, Godalming, Surrey ( Post Office directory of the six home counties 1874). …
  • … In his letter of 18 January [1874], CD had described the séance held at Erasmus Alvey …
  • … the Athenaeum Club. Parker became a member in 1874 ( Waugh [1888] ). Charles Lyell was a …
  • … lowering of the sea level during the glacial period (Belt 1874, pp.  260–74). See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January [1874] and n.  2. Hooker refers to CD’s book Coral …
  • … paper ‘On the comparative value of certain geological ages’ ( Ramsay 1874 ) at the Royal …
  • … Society on 29 January 1874. Thomas Henry Huxley’s most recent book was Critiques and …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   20 January 1874

Summary

Russian Expression has sold nearly 2000 copies.

Plans to come to England to study collections of vertebrate fossils from the Chalk. This will complement his work in the south of France.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 169: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9251

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   20 January 1874
  • … Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Berlin 20 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … published in September 1873 and January 1874 ( V.  O.  Kovalevsky 1873–4 ). The dedication …
  • … CUL.  The final part appeared in March 1874, but no copy of it has been found in the …
  • … Potsdamerstrasse III.  tr. 20 January 1874. Dear Sir It is such a very long time since I …
  • … Toulouse, in France, in April and May 1874 ( Davitashvili 1951 , pp.  242–3). He later …
  • … to the University of Göttingen in July 1874; she was granted a doctoral degree on the …

To superintendent of a lunatic asylum   20 January 1874

Summary

Would like recipient to ask inmates whether they are offspring of cousin marriages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Superintendent of a lunatic asylum
Date:  20 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Bernard Quaritch (dealers) (2003)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9251F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To superintendent of a lunatic asylum    20 January 1874
  • … dealers) (2003) Charles Robert Darwin 20 Jan 1874 Superintendent of a lunatic asylum …
  • … his letter to James Crichton-Browne, 5 January 1874 , CD said that he planned to meet with …
  • … letter to James Crichton-Browne, 5 January 1874 , CD mentioned several asylum directors …

To J. V. Carus   21 January 1874

Summary

Is glad to hear of new German edition of Descent, but owing to his extensive revisions, corrected sheets will not be ready for about three months.

Is working on a new edition of Coral reefs, which he thinks would sell in Germany.

Would like to hear "out of curiosity & vanity" how many copies of his books have been sold in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibilothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 110–111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9252

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   21 January 1874
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 110–111) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Jan 1874 Julius Victor Carus …
  • … teaching in Edinburgh (see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). Carus sent the …
  • … sales figures with his letter of 15 March 1874. …
  • … See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  1. CD was preparing a new edition …
  • … edition of Descent to the printers in March 1874 and received the first proofs in May (see …
  • … letters to J.  V.  Carus, 8 March [1874], and …
  • … 23 May [1874]). CD was preparing a new edition of Coral reefs , published by …
  • … see letter to Smith, Elder & Co, 8 January 1874). Carus translated Coral reefs in 1876 ( …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Jan 21 1874 My dear Sir I am very glad to hear of a new ed.  of …
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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

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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. …

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 …

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 …
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