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To A. W. Howitt    [September 1874]

Summary

Thanks Howitt for his offer of information from Australia and suggests that Howitt keep detailed notes for a future publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Howitt
Date:  [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  M. H. Walker 1971, pp. 221 and 338 n. 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9617F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To A. W. Howitt    [September 1874] …
  • … Walker 1971, pp. 221 and 338 n. 25 Charles Robert Darwin [Sept 1874] Alfred William Howitt …

From Theodosia Marshall   [September 1874]

Summary

Sends count of remains on Pinguicula leaves.

Author:  Theodosia Louisa Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9616

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  • … From Theodosia Marshall   [September 1874] …
  • … DAR 58.1: 124 Theodosia Louisa Marshall Keswick [Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …

From James Ross   September 1874

Summary

Sends his book [On protoplasm (1874)], which defends CD’s theory.

Suggests why the lips are closed and the teeth clenched in the expression of determination: it originated as a means of protecting jaw-bone and teeth against a strong blow.

Author:  James Ross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9617

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From James Ross   September 1874
  • … DAR 176: 217 James Ross Waterfoot, Manchester Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Sends his book [ On protoplasm (1874)], which defends CD’s theory. Suggests why the lips …
  • … House | Waterfoot | near Manchester Sep 1874 Dear Sir. I send you by to-day’s post a small …
  • … criticism of Professor Huxley’s views (Ross 1874), discussed a recent dispute between the …
  • … an extension of the same principles (Ross 1874, p.  80). On the firm closure of the mouth …

From Charles Lyell   1 September 1874

Summary

Comments on Tyndall’s [Presidential] Address at Belfast meeting [of BAAS] and praise of CD’s work there. Mentions criticism of Belfast clergy.

CL saw some crustacean footprints while in Ireland.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1874
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 445–6; Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9619

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From Charles Lyell   1 September 1874
  • … private collection) Charles Lyell, 1st baronet Shielhill 1 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Sep.  1. 1874 Copy Sir C. Lyell—to M r . Darwin I have been intending from day to day to …
  • … Tyndall’s presidential address on 19 August 1874 at the Belfast meeting of the British …
  • … long section on Darwinian theory (see Tyndall 1874, pp.  lxxxiv–lxxxvii). Tyndall did not …
  • … and physical section of the British Association in 1874, lectured at the Parish …
  • … Church, Belfast, on 23 August 1874. For a summary of his lecture, and of the …
  • … of the world ). John Wesley Judd. Judd 1874. Lyell discussed evidence for the former …
  • … s address, see The Times , 24 August 1874, p.  5. Some of the responses were published in …

From D F. Nevill   2 September [1874]

Summary

Hooker has told her of CD’s work on insectivorous plants. Offers plants, but her Dionaea plants are too small now.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9620

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From D F.  Nevill   2 September [1874] …
  • … 172: 24 Dorothy Fanny Nevill Dangstein, Petersfield 2 Sept [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [29 August 1874] ). Drosera dichotoma is a synonym of D.   …
  • … letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 3 September 1874 . To assist CD’s research on orchids, Nevill …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   3 September [1874]

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Will prepare experiments with the fatty acids on digestion of gluten. Has found it is digested slowly, but entirely, with pepsin and hydrochloric acid.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9623

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson   3 September [1874] …
  • … Burdon Sanderson, baronet London, Queen Anne St, 49 3 Sept [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … this letter and the letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 21 August [1874] . Letter to J.   …
  • … S.  Burdon Sanderson, 21 August [1874]. See letter to J.   …
  • … S.  Burdon Sanderson, 21 August [1874] and n.  3. Burdon Sanderson was director of the …

To Charles Lyell   3 September [1874]

Summary

Discusses belief in immortality and a personal God.

Describes his holiday in Southampton.

Comments on papers of John Wesley Judd.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  3 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (448)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9621

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   3 September [1874] …
  • … Society (448) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Sept [1874] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Charles Lyell, 1 September 1874 . …
  • … Letter from Charles Lyell, 1 September 1874. Maria Sophia Heathcote. …
  • … to the letter from Charles Lyell, 1 September 1874 , has been found. CD stayed with …
  • … in Southampton from 30 July to 24 August 1874 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Joseph …
  • … 1862. CD refers to John Wesley Judd. See letter from Charles Lyell, 1 September 1874 . …

To D. F. Nevill   3 September 1874

Summary

Thanks DFN for her letter [see 9620].

Has nearly finished work on Dionaea.

Asks her to send a specimen of Drosera dichotoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  Nevill 1910, pp. 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624F

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To D.  F.  Nevill   3 September 1874
  • … Nevill 1910, pp. 107–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Sept 1874 Dorothy Fanny Nevill …
  • … See letter from D.  F.  Nevill, 2 September [1874]. See letter from D.   …
  • … F.  Nevill, 2 September [1874]. CD acknowledged Nevill for providing a specimen of Drosera …
  • … D own , B eckenham , K ent 3rd September 1874 D ear L ady D orothy N evill ,— I am much …

From Chauncey Wright   3 September 1874

Summary

Writes at length on the origins and meanings of particular head movements as used to express assent or disagreement, especially the sideways movements of the head as an expression of consideration or contemplation.

Also discusses space and colour perception.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 181: 172, 173 f. 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Chauncey Wright   3 September 1874
  • … DAR 181: 172, 173 f. 6 Chauncey Wright Cambridge Mass. 3 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge Sept 3 1874 My dear Sir In a late talk with Dr Gray he expressed so much …

From T. L. Brunton   4 September 1874

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Observations of effect of pepsin and hydrochloric acid on urea indicate that it is not digested [by Drosera].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9625

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From T.  L.  Brunton   4 September 1874
  • … Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet London, Somerset St, 23 4 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to T.  L.  Brunton, 11 May 1874 ). Brunton refers to Samuel Hatch West and …
  • … the letter to T.  L.  Brunton, 25 May [1874] and n.  5. Brunton probably refers to Henry …
  • … S t . Portman Sq | London W. Sept.  4 th . 1874 My dear Sir I am sorry that I have been so …

From J. D. Hooker   [after 4 September 1874]

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Forwards a letter reporting on a blow-fly trapped by a leaf of Dionaea; decomposition of fly has also decomposed the leaf. JDH has written asking for a strong plant, and explaining the case [of surfeit].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9615

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [after 4 September 1874] …
  • … DAR 103: 222–3 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [after 4 Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 21 August [1874] and n.  5, and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 30 August [1874] . …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August [1874] and n.  6). CD had been investigating the …

From W. C. Marshall   5 September [1874]

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Sends Pinguicula vulgaris leaves with seeds on them, together with his observations on proportion of leaves with insects on them.

Author:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9626

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From W.  C.  Marshall   5 September [1874] …
  • … 128–9 William Cecil (Bill) Marshall Derwent Island 5 Sept [1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to W.  T.  Thiselton Dyer, 9 June 1874). Horace Darwin was a friend of Marshall; …
  • … between this letter and the letter from W.  C.  Marshall, 30 August [1874] . Marshall had …
  • … sent leaves of Pinguicula (butterwort) on 30 August 1874 (see letter from W.   …
  • … C.  Marshall, 30 August [1874] ). CD had written that he would be interested in seeing a …
  • … to W.  C.  Marshall, [after 30 August 1874] ). The list has not been found; see, however, …
  • … to W.  C.  Marshall, [after 30 August 1874] , has been found; it did not mention tracing …

To W. C. Marshall   7 September [1874]

Summary

Thanks for the Pinguicula leaves, from which he has picked off sixteen seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  7 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Stockholms Auktionsverk (dealers) (15 December 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W. C. Marshall   7 September [1874] …
  • … 15 December 2015) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Sept [1874] William Cecil (Bill) Marshall …

To D. F. Nevill   7 September 1874

Summary

Thanks her for specimen of Drosera. Asks for an epiphytic Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  7 Sept 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (449)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To D.  F.  Nevill   7 September 1874
  • … Philosophical Society (449) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Sept 1874 Dorothy Fanny Nevill …
  • … of the bladders in Uticularia , see the letter to Edward Frankland, 31 August 1874 . …
  • … see letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 3 September 1874 ). Drosera dichotoma is a synonym of D.   …
  • … binata , the forked-leaf sundew. In 1874, the Saturday before 7 September was 5 September. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sep 7. 1874 Dear Lady Dorothy Nevill The Drosera arrived quite …

To J. D. Hooker   8 September [1874]

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Lady Dorothy Nevill has no Dionaea.

CD anxious to talk with JDH about Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 334–335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9629

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   8 September [1874] …
  • … DAR 95: 334–335 Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Sept [1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874  and n.  2. For CD’s difficulties in growing …
  • … to W.  T.  Thiselton Dyer, 28 [June 1874]. Acacia farnesiana is a synonym of Vachellia …
  • … farnesiana. See letter from D.  F.  Nevill, 3 September 1874. …
  • … the letter from D.  F.  Nevill, 3 September 1874. Hooker had tried to obtain specimens of …
  • … tropical plants (see letter from D.  F.  Nevill, 2 September [1874], and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [after 4 September 1874] ). CD had received two …
  • … Dionaea muscipula from Kew on 31 August 1874 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Outwards book , …

From D. F. Nevill   8 [September 1874]

Summary

Offers Utricularia montana and gives instructions for growing Drosera.

Wishes to visit CD at Down when she comes to London.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9628

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From D.  F.  Nevill   8 [September 1874] …
  • … 172: 20 Dorothy Fanny Nevill Dangstein, Petersfield 8 [Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874 . CD had asked about the growing conditions …
  • … the forked-leaf sundew, in his letter to Nevill of 7 September 1874. See letter to D.   …
  • … F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874  and n.  2. Utricularia montana is an epiphytic species of …

From H. C. Sorby   9 September 1874

Summary

Reports on his spectroscopic examination of the colouring matter in the hairs (tentacles) of Drosera.

Author:  Henry Clifton Sorby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 88–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9630

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From H.  C.  Sorby   9 September 1874
  • … DAR 58.1: 88–9 Henry Clifton Sorby Broomfield, Sheffield 9 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …

From John Price   10 September 1874

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Observations on flotation of Utricularia vulgaris.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9631

Matches: 5 hits

  • … more specimens of Utricularia minor (lesser bladderwort) in his letter of 28 July [1874]. …
  • … From John Price   10 September 1874
  • … DAR 58.1: 90 John Price Chester 10 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Watergate S t . | Chester Sept 10. 1874 My dau r . remembers with me that U.  vulgaris did …
  • … see letter from John Price, [ c. 27 July 1874]). In Insectivorous plants , pp.  397–8 and …

From D. F. Nevill   [11 September 1874]

Summary

Has sent the Utricularia with the bladders that CD described.

In Variation CD does not mention a rare breed of Siamese cat, which she owns.

Asks for another photograph.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9633

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From D.  F.  Nevill   [11 September 1874] …
  • … 172: 19 Dorothy Fanny Nevill Dangstein, Petersfield [11 Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Nevill, [ c. 14 March 1862]. See letter from D. F. Nevill, 8 [September 1874] and n. 2. …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 11 September [1874] . …
  • … In 1874, 11 September was a Friday. Nevill refers to Utricularia montana , an epiphytic …
  • … bladderwort; see letters to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874 and …
  • … 11 September [1874] and n.  2. Utricularia montana is a synonym of U.  alpina. CD …

To D. F. Nevill   11 September [1874]

Summary

Returns a Drosera, from which he cut a piece for microscopic examination.

Utricularia montana just arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  11 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To D.  F.  Nevill   11 September [1874] …
  • … M. Stecher collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Sept [1874] Dorothy Fanny Nevill …
  • … see letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874 ). Drosera dichotoma is a synonym of D.   …
  • … in his letter to Nevill of 7 September 1874. Utricularia montana is a synonym of U.   …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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

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

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

Summary

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

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

St George Jackson Mivart

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,…

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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

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…

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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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