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From G. H. Darwin   6 February 1874

Summary

Finds statistical evidence that cousin marriages are at least three times as frequent in "our rank" as in the lower.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9268

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   6 February 1874
  • … 210.2: 33 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 6 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Erasmus Alvey Darwin. 3–4 o centigrade. …

From J. C. Symmes   6 February 1874

Summary

Believes that he has an important physical theory: all atoms revolve.

Author:  John Cleves Symmes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9269

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  C.  Symmes   6 February 1874
  • … DAR 177: 339 John Cleves Symmes Hamburg 6 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hamburg v.  d. Höhe 6 2. 1874 Mr.  Darwin, Honored Sir. I take the liberty of sending you …
  • … In the Louisville Commercial , 15 January 1874, p.  7, an article appeared headed ‘An …

From H. W. Bates   7 February 1874

Summary

Books CD requested have been packed and sent.

He will present CD with the classified catalogue [of Royal Geographical Society].

He has not learned whereabouts of Thomas Staley.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 160: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9275

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From H.  W.  Bates   7 February 1874
  • … DAR 160: 91 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 7 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to H.  W.  Bates, 6 February 1874 ). G. M. Evans 1871. Thomas Nettleship Staley …
  • … the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in his letter to Staley of 13 January [1874]; Staley did not …
  • … answer until 12 February 1874. …
  • … Savile Row, | Burlington Gardens, | W Feb 7 1874 My dear Mr Darwin All the books you asked …

From R. F. Cooke   7 February 1874

Summary

Asks CD’s help in finding original woodcuts for "Voyage of a naturalist" [Journal of researches] for Reinwald.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 438
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9271

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  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   7 February 1874
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 7 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from C. -F.  Reinwald, 4 February 1874 . CD had probably asked Cooke to support the …
  • … Club (see letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 10 April [1874] ). In 1871, John Murray had asked CD to …

From George Cupples   7 February 1874

Summary

Will send CD’s query to eight or ten people.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9274

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  • … From George Cupples   7 February 1874
  • … DAR 161: 300 George Cupples Guard Bridge 7 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … For CD’s queries, see the letter from George Cupples, 21 February 1874 , enclosure 5. …

From E. A. Darwin   7 February [1874?]

Summary

George brought a plant from Cambridge, which he is keeping for CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb [1874?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9270

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   7 February [1874? ] …
  • … DAR 105: B93 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 7 Feb [1874? ] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … CD finished working on Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap) in 1874 (see letter to D.   …
  • … F. Nevill, 3 September 1874 ). …
  • … Down House MS)). For some years, including 1874, no payment was recorded. CD and each of …

From O. G. Rejlander   7 February 1874

Summary

Thanks CD for £10 to help with his law case.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9272

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  • … From O.  G.  Rejlander   7 February 1874
  • … DAR 176: 117 Oscar Gustaf Rejlander London, Victoria St 7 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … cheque for £10 to Rejlander on 2 February 1874 in his Account books–banking account (Down …

From B. J. Sulivan   7 February 1874

Summary

The Bishop of Falkland [Waite Hockin Stirling] is coming to visit BJS, who will question him for CD.

Discusses politics; regrets they have been badly beaten by the Tory candidate.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9273

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  • … laws would be relaxed: they were to be disappointed ( Annual register (1874), pp.  44–5). …
  • … From B.  J.  Sulivan   7 February 1874
  • … DAR 177: 300 Bartholomew James Sulivan Bournemouth 7 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 23 February 1874 ). For a photograph of the four Fuegian ( …
  • … on 4 February ( Morning Post , 5 February 1874, p.  2). Henry Drummond Charles Wolff ( …
  • … Burke (Liberal). Haviland-Burke resigned in 1874. (See Stenton 1976 and Craig ed.  1989. ) …
  • … American Missionary Magazine , 2 February 1874, contained a letter from Thomas Bridges at …
  • … at the end of January and early February 1874; the Liberal government of William Ewart …

From C. G. Semper   8 February 1874

Summary

Comments on G. H. Lewes’s book [The life and works of Goethe (1855)].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9276

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From C.  G.  Semper    8 February 1874
  • … DAR 177: 136 Carl Gottfried Semper Würzburg 8 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of Coral reefs , which was published in 1874. CD cited Semper 1863 in Coral reefs 2d ed. , …
  • … Semper 1863 with his letter of 25 January 1874. Lewes referred to William Ellery Channing, …

From W. N. Massey to George Cupples   9 February 1874

Summary

Number of males or females raised depends entirely on preference of greyhound breeders.

Author:  W. N Massey
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  9 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 90: 117–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9278

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  • … From W.  N.  Massey to George Cupples   9 February 1874
  • … DAR 90: 117–19 W. N Massey Mount Massey 9 Feb 1874 George Cupples …

From Robert Swinhoe   9 February 1874

Summary

Matters of etiquette concerning his certificate for the Royal Society.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9277

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  • … From Robert Swinhoe   9 February 1874
  • … DAR 177: 338 Robert Swinhoe London, Carlyle Square, 33 9 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … was announced at the meeting of 5 March 1874 ( Proceedings of the Royal Society of London …
  • … 33 Carlyle Square | SW. 9 February.  1874. My dear M r . Darwin, I sent my Certificate for …

From George Harris   10 February 1874

Summary

Sends about 15 sheets on instinct from his book [A philosophical treatise on the nature and constitution of man (1876)] for CD’s comments.

Author:  George Harris
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9280

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  • … From George Harris   10 February 1874
  • … DAR 166: 106 George Harris Southall 10 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Northolt, | Southall. | W. 10 th . February 1874. Dear Sir, You were so obliging as to say …

From E. L. Williams to George Cupples   10 February 1874

Summary

Breeders prefer to destroy bitch pups.

Author:  Williams, E. L.
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  10 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 90: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9279

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  • … From E.  L.  Williams to George Cupples   10 February 1874
  • … DAR 90: 91–2 Williams, E. L. Gloucester 10 Feb 1874 George Cupples …

From W. T. Goodale   11 February 1874

Summary

Asks CD if he can reconcile a passage in Mark Hopkins’ Outline study of man [1873] with the theory of development.

Author:  Walter T. Goodale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9282

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Goodale   11 February 1874
  • … 72 Walter T. Goodale Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 11 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bowdoin College | Brunswick Maine USA Feb 11. 1874 My Dear Sir, Will you pardon a Student …

To Nature   11 February [1874]

Summary

Prefaces Fritz Müller’s observations on termites and stingless bees [see 9281].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  11 Feb [1874]
Classmark:  Nature, 19 February 1874, pp. 308–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9283

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  • … To Nature    11 February [1874] …
  • … Nature , 19 February 1874, pp.  308– …
  • … 9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Feb [1874] Nature …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, [ c. January 1874]. CD refers to the first three parts of F.   …

From Anton Dohrn  12 February 1874

Summary

Birthday greetings.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 172: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9285

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  • … From Anton Dohrn  12 February 1874
  • … DAR 172: 1 Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn Naples 12 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Albert Günther   12 February 1874

Summary

Asks AG to sign an enclosure [see 9291].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9287

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  • … To Albert Günther   12 February 1874
  • … Library (38) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb 1874 Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent . Feb 12 1874 My dear Dr Günther If you have no objection will you …
  • … of the Royal Society of London ). See also letter from Robert Swinhoe, 9 February 1874 . …

To George Harris   12 February 1874

Summary

Has read GH’s proofs and, although not entirely in agreement, has no criticisms worth sending.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Harris
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  University of California Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division (Ms. 10, Letters concerning George Harris’s A Philosophical Treatise on the Nature and Constitution of Man)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9284

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  • … To George Harris   12 February 1874
  • … See letter from George Harris, 10 February 1874 . Harris had sent CD proof-sheets of his …
  • … the Nature and Constitution of Man ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb 1874 George Harris …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Feb 12— 1874 Dear Sir I am much obliged for your extremely kind …

From T. N. Staley   12 February 1874

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Summary

On the decline of population of the Hawaiian Islands, before advent of Europeans; infanticide, polyandry.

Author:  Thomas Nettleship Staley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 89: 188–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9286

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  • … From T.  N.  Staley   12 February 1874
  • … DAR 89: 188–90 Thomas Nettleship Staley Croxall 12 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to T.  N.  Staley, 13 January [1874] . James Cook had first sighted the Hawaiian …
  • … Croxall Vicarage | Lichfield Feb y 12 th | 1874 Sir, I only received a few days ago your …

To Anton Dohrn   13 February 1874

Summary

Thanks for birthday greetings.

Comments on work at Naples Zoological Station. F. M. Balfour to visit Naples. Would like to send third son [Francis Darwin] to learn art of observing marine animals.

Health indifferent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  13 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525, Ba 711)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9289

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Anton Dohrn   13 February 1874
  • … München (Ana 525, Ba 711) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Feb 1874 Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Feb 13 1874 My dear D r Dohrn I was astonished yesterday by …
  • … see telegram from Anton Dohrn, 12 February 1874). See Correspondence vol.  21, letter from …
  • … Darwin’s diary, Francis Maitland Balfour arrived on Saturday 7 February 1874 (DAR 242). …
  • … Francis Darwin married Amy Ruck in July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), ODNB ). CD …
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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…

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

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

Summary

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

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

St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … In 1874, the Catholic zoologist St George Jackson Mivart caused Darwin and his son …
  • … appeared to have created very little stir, until, in July 1874, Mivart published an anonymous review …
  • … of the Quarterly ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). Darwin hastily advised against …
  • … to wish to circulate ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). Darwin provided a draft of the …
  • … to endorse them ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). He sent a second draft, which Darwin …
  • … a fair copy of his letter with his letter of 6 [August] 1874 . George and Darwin were also …
  • … George’s letter to Murray with his letter of 11 August 1874 , and was no doubt relieved to …
  • … to all he asked ( letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). In October, George’s letter …
  • … a Pickwickian sense’ ( letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874 ). In other words, Mivart had used …
  • … reaction was savage ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [6 December 1874] ). Hooker and Huxley between them …
  • … the attack on George ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 December 1874 ). Huxley met Mivart at an evening …
  • … ( Enclosure to letter from J. D. Hooker, 21 December 1874 .) A reply soon came from Mivart . …
  • … of a gentleman’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 23 December 1874 ). However, Huxley still wrote to …
  • … this.   124 Gower St W.C. Dec. 24th 1874. Private & Confidential …
  • … to John Tyndall ( letter from John Tyndall, 28 December 1874 , and letter from J. D. Hooker, 29 …
  • … 16 January 1875, p. 66, signed, ‘The Quarterly Reviewer of 1874’. In it he reiterated his claim that …

Joseph Simms

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The American doctor and author of works on physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874, while he was staying in London. He enclosed a copy of his book Nature’s revelations of character (Simms 1873). He hoped it might 'prove…

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  • … physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874 , while he was staying in London. …
  • … stockings. (Letter from Joseph Simms, 14 September 1874 ) The foot could tell …

Essay: What is Darwinism?

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—by Asa Gray WHAT IS DARWINISM? The Nation, May 28, 1874 The question which Dr. Hodge asks he promptly and decisively answers: ‘What is Darwinism? it is atheism.’ Leaving aside all subsidiary and incidental matters, let us consider–1. What the…

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

Essay: Evolution & theology

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—by Asa Gray EVOLUTION AND THEOLOGY The Nation, January 15, 1874 The attitude of theologians toward doctrines of evolution, from the nebular hypothesis down to ‘Darwinism,’ is no less worthy of consideration, and hardly less diverse, than that of…

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

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’ Darwin confessed in January1875. 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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