skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains "1874", sort is "date", expand is "correspondent", startDoc is "41"

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
1874 in keywords [X]
1512 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: Prev  1 2 3 4 5   ...  Next

From G. D. Hinrichs   31 August 1868

Summary

Explains "Pantogen".

Summarises his papers.

Asks for help in finding a publisher.

Criticises d’Archiac’s review of Origin [in Paléontologie stratigraphique 2 (1864)].

Author:  Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6337

Matches: 1 hit

  • … bibliography of Hinrichs’s books and papers in Hinrichs 1874. Tridymite: a form of silica. …

From Gaston de Saporta   6 September 1868

Summary

Strong support for theory of descent.

Observations on palaeobotany of S. France. Most woody angiosperm genera date far back. Magnolia type unchanged. Intermediate fossil species. Ancient species of Quercus persists as variety of modern species. Fossil evidence of ice age.

CD’s works have been an inspiration in France.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6352

Matches: 1 hit

  • … including Magnolia species, see Lesquereux 1874, pp.  3–8. Saporta mentioned Cretaceous …

From H. W. Bates   29 September 1868

Summary

Informs CD of K. G. Semper’s desire to meet him and to discuss new information on volcanic phenomena, geographical distribution, etc.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6399

Matches: 1 hit

  • … remarks on coral reefs that CD cited in 1874 in the second edition of Coral reefs , pp.   …

To August Weismann   22 October 1868

Summary

Fears copy of AW’s publication [Über die Berechtigung der Darwin’schen Theorie (1868)] lost in mail. Asks for another.

Glad AW approves of his work

and objects to Nägeli’s law of perfection.

Thinks Moritz Wagner overrates necessity for emigration and isolation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  22 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 148: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6427

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and he was able to return to microscopic work in 1874 (Petrunkevitch 1963, pp.  21–2). …

From C. F. Claus   24 January 1869

Summary

Sends a paper on reproductive modes of Leptodera ["Organisation und Fortpflanzen von Leptodera", Schr. Ges. Beförd. Naturw. Marburg (1869)].

Criticises Ernst Haeckel’s work as too unripe and enthusiastic.

Asks CD for some specimens of cirripedes in pupal stage for a work in progress.

Author:  Carl Friedrich Claus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6575

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the latter’s gastraea theory (see Claus 1874 and Claus 1876; see also Di Gregorio 2005, …

To ?   2 May [1869 or later]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May [1869-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 2 May 1871 2 May 1872 2 May 1873 2 May 1874 2 May 1875 2 May 1876 2 May 1877 2 May 1878 2 …

To William Bowman   16 May [1869–81]

Summary

"I shall not be in London on Monday, but I have written to my Brother to ask him to aid you"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  16 May [1869-81]
Classmark:  George Houle Autographs (dealer) (Catalogue 61 or 81, March 1992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13781

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 16 May 1871 16 May 1872 16 May 1873 16 May 1874 16 May 1875 16 May 1876 16 May 1877 16 May …

To [?]   12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 12 Feb 1871 12 Feb 1872 12 Feb 1873 12 Feb 1874 12 Feb 1875 12 Feb 1876 12 Feb 1877 12 Feb …

To W. E. Darwin   22 February [1870–9?]

Summary

Seeks investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Feb [1870-9]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13799

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 22 Feb 1871 22 Feb 1872 22 Feb 1873 22 Feb 1874 22 Feb 1875 22 Feb 1876 22 Feb 1877 22 Feb …

To [?]   23 August [1870–80]

Summary

Discusses evolution of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Aug [1870-80]
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (dealer) (3 November 1966)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13884

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 23 Aug 1871 23 Aug 1872 23 Aug 1873 23 Aug 1874 23 Aug 1875 23 Aug 1876 23 Aug 1877 23 Aug …

To William Ogle   17 November [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on platysma, which he did not know could be brought into voluntary action. Is coming to believe it has nothing to do with expression.

On the relation between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants, CD suggests WO send his paper to J. Wyman and propose he investigate whether white as well as black pigs will eat paint-root.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 4 (EH 88205902)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7373

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 2: 227 and 336. Wyman travelled to Florida eight times between 1852 and 1874 ( ANB ). …

From Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke   30 November 1870

Summary

Encloses a few answers to CD’s queries on expression. Continues to observe the expressions and habits of the Malays, Dyaks, and Saribus tribes [See Expression, pp. 21, 209].

Author:  Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 322, 322/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7386

Matches: 1 hit

  • … SANHS) was then based in Taunton, and in 1874 would move into Taunton Castle, Somerset ( …

From St G. J. Mivart   31 January 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for the second volume of Descent.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7467

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Office directory of the six home counties 1874). See letter from St G.  J.  Mivart, 24  …

From W. B. Dawkins   8 February 1871

Summary

The box of bones sent by CD has led to a series of explorations. Reports on Yorkshire cave-hunting.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7477

Matches: 5 hits

  • … and Anglo-Saxon invasions. In Dawkins 1874, pp.  108–9, Dawkins discusses the Romano- …
  • … region of France (Perigord) in Dawkins 1874, pp.  337–47. Dawkins refers to Descent , …
  • … Dawkins, 29 January [1870]; see also Dawkins 1874, pp.  149–158, and Lucas 2007. ) Dawkins …
  • … of age and sex (Dawkins 1871b, Dawkins 1874, p.  155; see also Peter Lucas 2007). Dawkins …
  • … Correspondence vol.  18). See Dawkins 1874, pp.  81–125. Dawkins refers here to the …

To Miss Fenwick   8 February [1871–82]

Summary

Sends two waste sheets of MS of Descent; Miss F can cut out any portion she likes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miss Fenwick
Date:  8 Feb [1871-82]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13806

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 8 Feb 1871 8 Feb 1872 8 Feb 1873 8 Feb 1874 8 Feb 1875 8 Feb 1876 8 Feb 1877 8 Feb 1878 8 …

From John Tyndall   23 February [1871]

Summary

Has devised a respirator for firemen by moistening cotton wool with glycerine and adding charcoal. JT suggests the nose with its hairs and mucus is a respirator that would give protection against diseases caused by floating particles. The presence of hair and mucus is thus explained by CD’s theory.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7508

Matches: 1 hit

  • … in Tyndall 1871, pp.  334–5, and Tyndall 1874; experiments on them were described in …

From James Murie   2 March 1871

Summary

Thanks for Descent.

He is "driven" from his post.

He has homologised the face muscles of cetaceans and man. Although the former do not show expression, the nose and upper lip muscles are highly developed.

Author:  James Murie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7531

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1870). Murie was medical officer at the asylum from 1871 to 1874 ( Medical directory ). …

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   3 March [1871]

thumbnail

Summary

Admits pointer illustration is faulty.

Discusses shame, remorse, social instincts, approbation, and other topics discussed in Descent, ch. 4. "But as yet I nail my colours to the mast."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  3 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 24, 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7537

Matches: 1 hit

  • … A second edition of Descent appeared in 1874. See letter from Hensleigh Wedgwood, [before …

From John Murray   18 March [1871]

Summary

Second "edition" [of Descent] published this day. Offers CD 800 guineas.

Mentions Wallace’s review in Academy.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7597

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the second edition was not published until 1874. CD’s Account books–banking account (Down …

From William Turner   [after 28 March 1871]

thumbnail

Summary

Note on errata in first volume of Descent.

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7637

Matches: 1 hit

  • … second edition of Descent , published in 1874. The change of ‘Elaphus’ to ‘Elephas’ was …
Document type
letter (915)
people (390)
bibliography (207)
Correspondent
Abbot, F. E. (2)
Abney, W. de W. (2)
Agassiz, Alexander (1)
Airy, Hubert (6)
Aitken, Thomas (1)
Alglave, Émile (1)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1)
Anderson, G. S. (1)
Appleton, T. G. (1)
Bain, Alexander (b) (1)
Balfour, J. H. (1)
Ball, John (2)
Bancroft, H. H. (1)
Bates, H. W. (5)
Baxter, E. B. (1)
Baxter, W. W. (6)
Baxter, William (2)
Beal, W. J. (2)
Belt, Thomas (6)
Bemmelen, A. A. van (1)
Bennett, A. W. (3)
Benson, Berry (1)
Bentham, George (2)
Bianconi, G. G. (2)
Bikkers, A. V. W. (1)
Bowman, William (2)
Brooke, C. A. J. (1)
Brown, D. J. (1)
Brown, T. C. (1)
Brunton, T. L. (13)
Burdon Sanderson, J. S. (25)
Butler, A. G. (2)
Canning, A. S. G. (4)
Carpenter, W. B. (1)
Carus, J. V. (20)
Cecil, Henry (2)
Christie, W. H. M. (2)
Clark, Andrew (1)
Claus, C. F. (1)
Coan, T. M. (2)
Cobbe, F. P. (1)
Cohn, F. J. (2)
Conway, M. D. (2)
Cooke, J. P. (1)
Cooke, R. F. (11)
Copland, T. C. (1)
Courtenay, E. M. (1)
Crichton-Browne, James (4)
Crookes, William (1)
Cupples, George (10)
D. Appleton & Co (3)
Dallas, W. S. (1)
Dana, J. D. (1)
Darwin, Amy (1)
Darwin, C. R. (880)
Darwin, E. A. (3)
Darwin, Emma (8)
Darwin, Francis (8)
Darwin, G. H. (38)
Darwin, H. E. (3)
Darwin, Horace (2)
Darwin, Leonard (8)
Darwin, W. E. (8)
Dawkins, W. B. (5)
Dealtry, William (1)
Delpino, Federico (2)
Denby, T. W. (1)
Denison, C. L. (3)
Desmarest, Eugène (2)
Dew-Smith, A. G. (1)
Dobson, G. E. (2)
Dodel-Port, Arnold (3)
Dohrn, Anton (7)
Donders, F. C. (3)
Donnelly, I. L. (1)
Down School Board (2)
Downing, John (3)
Du Prel, Carl (1)
E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (1)
Easton and Anderson (1)
Eimer, Theodor (1)
Eisen, G. A. (1)
Espinas, Alfred (1)
Eyton, T. C. (1)
Farrer, T. H. (7)
Fayrer, Joseph (8)
Fenwick, Miss (1)
Fiske, John (7)
Fitzgerald, R. D. (2)
Fletcher, A. P. (2)
Ford, G. H. (1)
Forel, Auguste (5)
Foster, Michael (7)
Fox, W. D. (7)
Frankland, Edward (14)
François de Chaumont, F. S. B. (4)
Furnivall, F. J. (1)
Galton, Francis (6)
Gammie, J. A. (2)
Gardner, D. T. (2)
Garrod, A. H. (1)
Gladstone, J. H. (1)
Gladstone, W. E. (1)
Goodale, W. T. (2)
Gordon, A. C. H. (1)
Graham, G. A. (1)
Grandclément, J. M. (2)
Gray, Asa (13)
Gray, J. E. (1)
Günther, Albert (7)
Hacon, W. M. (1)
Haeckel, Agnes (1)
Haeckel, Ernst (6)
Haines, Abner (1)
Haliburton, S. H. (1)
Harris, George (3)
Harrison, L. C. (3)
Hartnack, Edmund (1)
Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, Hermanus (3)
Heer, Oswald (2)
Hildebrand, Friedrich (2)
Hinrichs, G. D. (3)
Hoare, J. N. (1)
Hoek, P. P. C. (1)
Hooker, J. D. (93)
Hordern, E. F. (1)
Horner, Leonard (1)
Hough, Arthur (1)
Houk, E. P. T. (1)
Howell, W. G. (1)
Howitt, A. W. (1)
Howorth, H. H. (4)
Huxley, H. A. (1)
Huxley, T. H. (18)
Innes, J. B. (2)
Jackson, H. W. (1)
John Murray (12)
Judd, J. W. (1)
Jäger, Gustav (1)
Keen, W. W. (3)
Kemp, J. C. (1)
Key, H. C. (1)
King, George (2)
Klein, E. E. (3)
Knowles, J. T. (3)
Koch, Eduard (1)
Kovalevsky, V. O. (6)
Krefft, Gerard (3)
Köppen, F. T. (2)
Leffer, J. B. (1)
Lewis, Leyson (1)
Lewy (Halevi), Naphtali (1)
Litchfield, H. E. (3)
Lockyer, J. N. (1)
Lubbock, E. F. (1)
Lubbock, John (9)
Lyell, Charles (13)
Mantegazza, Paolo (1)
Marshall, T. L. (2)
Marshall, W. C. (5)
Martin, J. H. (1)
Massey, W. N. (1)
Masters, M. T. (3)
Masłowski, Ludwik (1)
Max Müller, Friedrich (2)
Maynard, C. J. (1)
McLennan, J. F. (5)
Meehan, Thomas (2)
Member of the Athenaeum Club (1)
Merriam, C. H. (3)
Meteyard, Eliza (2)
Mivart, S. G. J. (7)
Moggridge, J. T. (9)
Monro, C. J. (1)
Moore, David (3)
Morselli, Enrico (1)
Mueller, Ferdinand von (1)
Murie, James (2)
Murray, John (b) (14)
Murray, John, Jr (1)
Müller, Fritz (4)
Müller, Hermann (2)
Nature (9)
Neumayr, Melchior (1)
Nevill, D. F. (12)
Newton, Alfred (6)
Nicholson, Edward (1)
Nipher, F. E. (2)
Noiré, Ludwig (1)
Noll, F. C. (1)
Ogle, William (2)
Oliver, Daniel (10)
Paget, James (1)
Peach, C. W. (1)
Pennypacker, S. W. (1)
Perfil’eva, P. F. (2)
Phillips, John (2)
Pickard-Cambridge, Octavius (2)
Pozzi, S. J. (1)
Prestwich, Joseph (1)
Price, John (4)
Purvis, Prior (1)
Quarterly Review (1)
Radovanović, Milan (1)
Ralfs, John (4)
Rayner, Henry (1)
Rayner, W. F. (1)
Reade, T. M. (3)
Reade, W. W. (3)
Reinwald, C.-F. (6)
Rejlander, O. G. (2)
Richardson, B. W. (1)
Roberti, I. L. (1)
Robertson, J. W. (1)
Romanes, G. J. (10)
Ross, James (1)
Royal Society of London (1)
Ruck, Amy (1)
Rudd, Leonard (2)
Rütimeyer, Ludwig (1)
Saporta, Gaston de (3)
Sclater, P. L. (2)
Seabroke, G. M. (1)
Secretary, Soc. Entomol. France (1)
Semper, C. G. (3)
Sharpe, R. B. (2)
Shuttleworth, Caroline (1)
Shuttleworth, G. E. (1)
Sidgwick, Henry (1)
Sievert, K. S. (1)
Simms, Joseph (1)
Smith, Andrew (1)
Smith, Elder & Co (4)
Sorby, H. C. (1)
Spalding, D. A. (1)
Spencer, Herbert (2)
Stainton, H. T. (1)
Staley, T. N. (4)
Stanley, M. C. (1)
Stebbing, T. R. R. (1)
Stecki, Henryk (2)
Steenstrup, Japetus (1)
Stoliczka, Ferdinand (1)
Story-Maskelyne, T. M. (1)
Struthers, John (1)
Sulivan, B. J. (4)
Sully, James (1)
Superintendent of a lunatic asylum (1)
Swinhoe, Robert (2)
Symmes, J. C. (1)
Tait, Lawson (2)
Tegetmeier, W. B. (6)
Thiselton-Dyer, W. T. (16)
Thomson, C. W. (1)
Tomes, C. S. (2)
Treat, Mary (5)
Tristram, H. B. (3)
Trübner, Nicholas (1)
Turner, William (1)
Tylor, Alfred (1)
Tyndall, John (7)
Unidentified (29)
Verrell, James (2)
Veth, H. J. (1)
Vries, Hugo de (1)
Walker, Francis (1)
Walker, W. G. (1)
Wallace, A. R. (2)
Walsh, B. D. (1)
Waring, William (b) (5)
Waterhouse, G. R. (1)
Watkins, Frederick (1)
Wedgwood, Emma (8)
Wedgwood, Hensleigh (1)
Wedgwood, L. C. (3)
Weir, J. J. (2)
Weismann, August (2)
Weisz, Béla (1)
Wharton, W. J. L. (2)
Whitney, W. D. (1)
Wigand, Albert (3)
Wilder, B. G. (1)
Wilkinson, H. M. (2)
Willett, Henry (1)
Williams & Norgate (1)
Williams, E. L. (1)
Withers, William (1)
Wood, S. V. (1)
Woolner, Thomas (1)
Wright, Chauncey (3)
Ziegler, Martin (1)
editor of Contemporary Review (2)
unknown (8)
Date
1830 (1)
1842 (2)
1843 (1)
1844 (1)
1845 (2)
1846 (1)
1856 (2)
1858 (1)
1860 (4)
1861 (1)
1862 (2)
1863 (5)
1864 (3)
1865 (2)
1866 (3)
1867 (3)
1868 (10)
1869 (3)
1870 (5)
1871 (27)
1872 (42)
1873 (71)
1874 (663)
1875 (45)
1876 (7)
1877 (3)
1878 (2)
1879 (1)
1882 (2)
Page: Prev  1 2 3 4 5   ...  Next
Search:
1874 in keywords
38 Items
Page:  1 2  Next

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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

Matches: 23 hits

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

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

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…

Matches: 9 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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,…

Matches: 16 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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?

Summary

—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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Essay: Evolution & theology

Summary

—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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

Summary

‘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…

Matches: 7 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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)

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Dramatisation script

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hits

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

Darwin as mentor

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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,…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Women as a scientific audience

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Clémence Auguste Royer

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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. …

Matches: 1 hits

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

Titus Coan

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Francis Darwin marries

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hits

  • … The Darwins' son, Francis, marries Amy Ruck; Francis starts work as his father's assistant …
Page:  1 2  Next