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To James Shaw   11 February [1866]

Summary

Discusses beauty of birds and butterflies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Shaw
Date:  11 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  R. Wallace ed. 1899, pp. lvi–lvii;
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5004

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  • … To James Shaw   11 February [1866] …
  • … 4th ed. , p.  239; see also memorandum from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866] and n.  7. …
  • … R.  Wallace ed.  1899, pp.  lvi–lvii; Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Feb [1866] James Shaw
  • … Darwin, C. R. Shaw, James
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from James Shaw, 14 February 1866 . …
  • … See memorandum from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866] and n.  2. For John Dickson’s …
  • … s response, see the memorandum from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866]. CD discussed sexual …
  • … pp.  87–90. See memorandum from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866]. CD later discussed this …

To James Shaw   20 February 1868

Summary

Is obliged for note on right-handedness. The subject is a very curious one, but CD has never attended to it and can give no additional facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Shaw
Date:  20 Feb 1868
Classmark:  Robert Wallace ed. 1899: lxi
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5905

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  • … To James Shaw   20 February 1868 …
  • … See letter from James Shaw, 17 February 1868 . …
  • … Robert Wallace ed. 1899: lxi Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Feb 1868 James Shaw
  • … Darwin, C. R. Shaw, James

From James Shaw   14 February 1866

Summary

Reports instances of birds admiring their images in mirrors or on pictures.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5005

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  • … From James Shaw   14 February 1866 …
  • … DAR 177: 150 James Shaw Tynron 14 Feb 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … you with a selection of them. I am | Dear Sir, | Yours most respectfully, | James Shaw. …
  • … See letter to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] . …
  • … See letter to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] and n.  6. Shaw remarked on differences in …
  • … 111). Shaw 1866a; see memorandum from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866]. Shaw was master of …

To James Shaw   24 November [1866]

Summary

Has seen the Athenæum and admires his article on beauty ["Feeling of beauty among animals", Athenæum (24 Nov. 1866): 681].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Shaw
Date:  24 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s New York (dealers) (1986)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5284A

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  • … To James Shaw   24 November [1866] …
  • … Sotheby’s New York (dealers) (1986) Charles Robert Darwin 24 Nov [1866] James Shaw
  • … Darwin, C. R. Shaw, James
  • … to natural selection, see the letters to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] and [23 or …
  • … 30 April 1866], and the letters from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866], 14 February 1866, …

To James Shaw   [23 April 1866]

Summary

Thanks for sending facts on birds admiring themselves; mentions use in new edition [4th] of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Shaw
Date:  [23 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (317)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5006

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  • … To James Shaw   [23 April 1866] …
  • … Darwin, C. R. Shaw, James
  • … 317) Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St Down letterhead [23 Apr 1866] James Shaw
  • … this letter and the letter from James Shaw, 19 April 1866 , and by Shaw’s statement that …
  • … Monday after 19 April. See letter from James Shaw, 19 April 1866 . CD discussed beauty in …

To James Shaw   30 November 1865

Summary

Gratified that JS defends views of Origin.

Thinks beauty of flowers is solely to attract insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Shaw
Date:  30 Nov 1865
Classmark:  R. Wallace ed. 1899, p. lvi.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4943

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  • … To James Shaw   30 November 1865 …
  • … R. Wallace ed. 1899, p. lvi. Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Nov 1865 James Shaw
  • … Darwin, C. R. Shaw, James
  • … See letter from James Shaw, 20 November 1865 . Shaw had defended CD’s theory of natural …
  • … G.  D. Campbell 1865; see letter from James Shaw, 20 November 1865  and nn.  7 and 8). On …

From James Shaw   19 April 1866

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Summary

Anecdotes about appreciation of beauty by animals.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 10–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5060

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  • … From James Shaw   19 April 1866 …
  • … DAR 84.1: 10–13 James Shaw Tynron Parish School 19 Apr 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … See letter to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] . CD had asked Shaw for information about …
  • … animals’ (Shaw 1866a; see letter from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866]). The reference is …
  • … Dumfriesshire. See also letter from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866] and n.  10. Mrs …
  • … 1868) has not been further identified. See letter to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] . …
  • Shaw alludes to CD’s work Coral reefs. James Julius Wood was minister of the Free Church …
  • Shaw refers to Anon.  1866. For further discussion of the review, see the letter from James

From James Shaw   7 November 1866

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of the Origin [4th ed.]; makes some observations on beauty and ugliness in nature.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5270

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  • … From James Shaw   7 November 1866 …
  • … DAR 177: 151 James Shaw Tynron Parish School 7 Nov 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …

From James Shaw [6–10 February 1866]

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Memorandum of a meeting of the Natural History & Antiquarian Society held in Dumfries on Tuesday 6 February 1866.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6–10 Feb 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 14–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5003F

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  • … From James Shaw [6–10 February 1866] …
  • … DAR 84.1: 14–17 James Shaw [6–10 Feb 1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Lyell, 22 January [1865] , and letter from James Shaw, 20 November 1865  and n.  7. For a …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13, letter from James Shaw, 20 November 1865 . In the full published …

From James Shaw   17 February 1868

Summary

Mentions review [of Variation] in the Athenæum [15 Feb 1868, pp. 243–4].

Comments on adaptive utility of the right hand, an organ still undergoing specialisation.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5884

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  • … From James Shaw   17 February 1868 …
  • … DAR 177: 152 James Shaw Tynron 17 Feb 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …

Wallace, Robert, ed. 1899. A country schoolmaster: James Shaw. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.

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  • … Wallace, Robert, ed. 1899. A country schoolmaster: James Shaw. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. …

From James Shaw   20 November 1865

Summary

Praises CD’s theory.

Comments on criticism of CD’s work by Duke of Argyll.

Beauty in nature as caused by sexual selection.

Author:  James Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4939

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  • … From James Shaw   20 November 1865 …
  • … DAR 177: 149 James Shaw Tynron Parish School 20 Nov 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • Shaw, James Darwin, C. R. …

Shaw, James. 1866b. Feeling of beauty among the animals. Athenæum 24 November 1866, p. 681.

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  • Shaw, James. 1866b. Feeling of beauty among the animals. Athenæum 24 November 1866, p. …

Shaw, James (1826–96)

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  • James Shaw 1826–96 Scottish writer and schoolmaster. Apprenticed as a pattern designer. …

Shaw, Robert (1809/10–80)

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  • … Robert James Shaw 1809/10–80 Military officer. Of the Indian Army, in the Bombay military …

From Robert Shaw   28 November 1876

Summary

Encloses printed letter from Land and Water in which he proposes a hypothesis that explains how soaring birds can stay aloft by expelling air from their lungs.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10690

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  • … DAR 177: 153 Robert James (Robert) Shaw Portsoy 28 Nov 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Robert Shaw   10 December [1876]

Summary

Adds a point to his previous letter regarding the buoyancy of birds and their soaring capacity.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10707

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  • … DAR 177: 154 Robert James (Robert) Shaw Portsoy 10 Dec [1876] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Robert Shaw   16 December 1876

Summary

Discusses further his theory relating to the soaring capacity of birds.

Mentions hybrids produced by various crossings of game-birds.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10723

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  • … DAR 177: 155 Robert James (Robert) Shaw Portsoy 16 Dec 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …

Shaw, James. 1866a. The appreciation of beauty by animals. Transactions and Journal of the Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society (1864–5): 65–70. [Read 6 February 1866: see R. Wallace ed. 1899, p. lvi.]

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  • Shaw, James. 1866a. The appreciation of beauty by animals. Transactions and Journal of the …

From John Gould   10 May 1866

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Gives CD genus and species names of the singular humming-bird; distressed by specific name made necessary by revised laws of nomenclature.

Author:  John Gould
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5086

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  • … Campbell 1865, pp.  230–2; see letter from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866] and n.  3). CD …
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Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … C. R., 20 Nov 1865 Scottish school teacher and writer James Shaw praises Darwin’s theory. He …
  • … C. R. to Shaw, James, 30 Nov 1865 Darwin writes to James Shaw. He is gratified that Shaw …
  • … — Shaw, James to Darwin, C. R., [6--10 Feb 1866] James Shaw transcribes a newspaper report of …
  • … C. R. to Shaw, James, 11 Feb [1866] Darwin thanks James Shaw for the abstract of his paper on …
  • … 5060 — Shaw, James to Darwin, C. R., 19 Apr 1866 James Shaw fills a letter to Darwin with …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

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The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

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  • … encomium of the year also came from Scotland, from James Shaw, a schoolmaster with strong literary …
  • … whose conditions are explicable by our own’ ( letter from James Shaw, 20 November 1865 ). Shaw had …