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From L. E. Becker   28 December [1866]

Summary

Thanks for "Climbing plants" and other papers [as requested in 5316].

Sends specimens of a variety of Primula not mentioned by CD [in Primula paper, Collected papers 2: 45–63?].

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5327

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  • … one of each in proof of my words and remain | dear Sir | yours sincerely | Lydia E Becker
  • … DAR 160: 114 Lydia Ernestine Becker Ardwick 28 Dec [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   30 March 1864

Summary

Sends CD a copy of her book [Botany for novices (1864?)], intended to encourage the young, especially ladies, to study nature.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4441

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  • … From Lydia Ernestine Becker   30 March 1864 …
  • … DAR 160: 112 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 30 Mar 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … they must all proceed— I remain dear Sir | yours respectfully | Lydia E.  Becker

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   18 May 1863

Summary

Sends flowers of a variety of Lychnis dioica which has bisexual flowers.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4170

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  • … DAR 160: 108 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 18 May 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   6 February 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31] and "Climbing plants" sent to Manchester Ladies’ Literary Society. Comments on Lythrum.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5391

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  • … From Lydia Ernestine Becker   6 February 1867 …
  • … DAR 160: 115 Lydia Ernestine Becker Ardwick 6 Feb 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … you will be pleased to accept. Believe me to be | yours gratefully | Lydia E.  Becker. …

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   13 January 1869

Summary

Praises Variation and Pangenesis.

Reports observations on parrots and cockatoos.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 105, 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6551

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  • … From Lydia Ernestine Becker   13 January 1869 …
  • … DAR 160: 105, 116 Lydia Ernestine Becker Manchester 13 Jan 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … communication Believe me to be | Yours very truly | Lydia E.  Becker Charles Darwin Esq. …

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   22 December 1866

Summary

Thanks CD for previous communications. Asks him to send a paper relating to flowers to be read at first meeting of her ladies’ literary and scientific society.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1866
Classmark:  DAR 160: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5316

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  • … From Lydia Ernestine Becker   22 December 1866 …
  • … DAR 160: 113 Lydia Ernestine Becker Ardwick 22 Dec 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … entirely on your goodness. Believe me always | yours much obliged | Lydia E.  Becker. …

To Lydia Ernestine Becker   [26 or 27 May 1863]

Summary

Thinks the dark purple anthers are a mass of a Cryptogamic plant, allied to the smut of Wheat. There remains a case of a reversion from a diœcious to a hermaphrodite condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Date:  [26 or 27 May 1863]
Classmark:  Journal of Botany 7: 291–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4185G

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  • … To Lydia Ernestine Becker   [26 or 27 May 1863] …
  • … of Botany 7: 291–2 Charles Robert Darwin [26 or 27 May 1863] Lydia Ernestine Becker

From L. E. Becker   29 December 1869

Summary

Asks CD to which journal she should send her Lychnis paper and whether she may quote extracts from his letters to her.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7037

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  • … DAR 160: 118 Lydia Ernestine Becker Manchester 29 Dec 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the ensuing spring. Believe me to be | yours sincerely | Lydia E Becker Chas Darwin Esq …

Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1864. Botany for novices: a short outline of the natural system of classification of plants. By L. E. B. London: Whittaker & Co.

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  • Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1864. Botany for novices: a short outline of the natural system …

Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1869b. On an alteration in the structure of Lychnis dioica observed in connection with the development of a parasitic fungus. Journal of Botany 7: 291–2.

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  • Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1869b. On an alteration in the structure of Lychnis dioica …

From L. E. Becker   16 January 1877

Summary

Sends letter clipped from Manchester Courier on CD’s accounting for scarcity of holly berries by scarcity of bees, and writer’s explanation of latter.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10792

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  • … DAR 160: 120 Lydia Ernestine Becker Manchester 16 Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

To L. E. Becker   2 August [1863]

Summary

Thanks LEB for the Lychnis seed [see 4258], which he will plant in the hope of fertilising the little ovaria.

Comments on the two forms of Linum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Date:  2 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  Charterhouse Archives (ACC 013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260A

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  • … Archives (ACC 013) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Aug [1863] Lydia Ernestine Becker

Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1869a. On alteration in the structure of Lychnis diurna, observed in connexion with the development of a parasitic fungus. [Read August 1869.] Report of the 39th meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Exeter, Transactions of the sections, p. 106.

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  • Becker, Lydia Ernestine. 1869a. On alteration in the structure of Lychnis diurna , …

From L. E. Becker   21 May [1863]

Summary

Has forwarded a box of Lychnis plants to CD; gives her observations on the variations in stamen length.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4173

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  • … DAR 160: 106 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 21 May [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …

From L. E. Becker   31 July [1863]

Summary

Has found seeds produced by an hermaphroditic Lychnis and will send them. On structural obstacles to fertilisation of hermaphrodite Lychnis.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4258

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  • … DAR 160: 111 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 31 July [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …

From L. E. Becker   28 May [1863]

Summary

Thanks for CD’s paper [not named].

Inquires whether Lychnis, as an hermaphrodite, is more susceptible to fungus, disease, other weaknesses.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4189

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  • … DAR 160: 109 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 28 May [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …

From L. E. Becker   14 October 1869

Summary

Sends abstract of her BAAS paper on the role of a parasitic fungus in producing bisexual flowers in Lychnis.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 117, 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6937

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  • … DAR 160: 117, 119 Lydia Ernestine Becker Manchester 14 Oct 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … this note I am | yours very truly | Lydia E.  Becker Charles Darwin Esq— On alteration

From L. E. Becker   23–4 May [1863]

Summary

Gives the results of her observations on Lychnis; lists four different types of flower present and their occurrence.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23–4 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4182

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  • … DAR 160: 107 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 23–4 May [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … I am Sir | yours very respectfully | Lydia E.  Becker May.  24. I have kept the flowers …

From L. E. Becker   8 July [1863]

Summary

Sends seeds of female Lychnis diurna; has found none in hermaphrodites.

On variation, hybridity, and inheritance of parasites in this plant.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4235

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  • … DAR 160: 110 Lydia Ernestine Becker Altham 8 July [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …

Fawcett, M. G. (1847–1929)

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  • … s leader after the death of Lydia Ernestine Becker in 1890. Honorary LLD, University of St …
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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  …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … id="attachment_800567" align="aligncenter" width="203"] Lydia Becker
  • …     Lydia Becker (1877) Caricature of …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … , (London, 1879; Philadelphia 1888). Holmes, M.,  Lydia Becker: A cameo life-sketch , …
  • … Bernstein, S. D., ‘‘Supposed differences’: Lydia Becker and Victorian women’s participation in the …

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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  • … - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [31 July 1863] Lydia Becker details her observations and …
  • … - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [8 July 1863] Lydia Becker sends Darwin a number of plant …
  • … - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [31 July 1863] Lydia Becker details her observations and …

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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  • … - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [6 February 1867] Lydia Becker thanks Darwin for sending copies …
  • … Darwin, [13 January 1869] Suffragist and naturalist Lydia Becker tells Darwin that she is …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … is a very formal letter written in the third person by Lydia Becker to Darwin. Becker sends flowers …
  • … C. R. to Becker, L. E., 2 Aug [1863] Darwin thanks Lydia Becker for the Lychnis seed [see …

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825–1921) was born in Henrietta, New York. In early life she began to preach in her local Congregational Church and went on to teach. Throughout her life she was a renowned public speaker, a vociferous social reformer and…

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  • … She was also a keen philosopher and scientist who, like Lydia Becker, published scientific works and …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … 4441 - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [30 March 1864] Lydia Becker sends Darwin a copy of her …

Discussion Questions and Essay Questions

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There are a wide range of possibilities for opening discussion and essay writing on Darwin’s correspondence.  We have provided a set of sample discussion questions and essay questions, each of which focuses on a particular topic or correspondent in depth.…

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  • … Did sex matter in Darwin’s scientific exchanges? [Lydia Becker, Emily Pfeiffer, Mary Treat, J. D. …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … and made observations to help him with his research (e.g. to Lydia Becker, 2 August 1863 ; to …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of  The variation of …