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Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1879 on this website.  The full texts
  • 27 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge
  • to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an
  • the sensitivity of the tips. Despite this breakthrough, when Darwin first mentioned the book to his
  • many blessings, was finding old agea dismal time’ ( letter to Henry Johnson, 24 September 1879 ) …
  • wrinkles one all over like a baked pear’ ( enclosure in letter from R. W. Dixon, 20 December 1879
  • itself, or gone some other way round?’ At least the last letter of 1879 contained a warmer note and
  • office to complete Horaces marriage settlement ( letter from W. M. Hacon, 31 December 1879 ). …
  • but they wereas nice and good as could be’ ( letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ) …
  • on your lifes work, which is crowned with glory’ ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1879 ). …
  • with Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel. Kosmos was, as Francis Darwin reported from Germany that
  • the children correctly’, mentioning in particular that Francis Galton was the son of one of Erasmus
  • to contradict false statements that had been published by Francis Galtons aunt, Mary Anne
  • for Captain Robert FitzRoy on the Beagle voyage, Francis Beaufort of the Admiralty described the
  • and poet’ ( Correspondence vol. 1, letter from Francis Beaufort to Robert FitzRoy, 1 September
  • perplexed than ever about life of D r . D’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] ). It was
  • mimicry) that Darwin said was quite new to him ( letter to Raphael Meldola, 6 June [1879] ). In

2.23 Hope Pinker statue, Oxford Museum

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< Back to Introduction Henry Richard Hope Pinker’s life-size statue of Darwin was installed in the Oxford University Museum on 14 June 1899. It was the latest in a series of statues of great scientific thinkers, the ‘Founders and Improvers of Natural…

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  • Henry Richard Hope Pinkers life-size statue of Darwin was installed in the Oxford University Museum
  • the glass-roofed central court of this remarkable building. Darwins statue was the only one that
  • Hooker again spoke movingly about his long friendship with Darwin, whichripened rapidly into
  • it was in this very building that he and Huxley had defended Darwins theories from Bishop
  • thought that Hope Pinkersspeaking likenessof Darwins face would be an inspiration to
  • the preoccupations of particular donors. The statue of Darwin was the gift of Edward Poulton, who
  • collections, to which some specimens collected by Darwin, Wallace and others had been added; and
  • Darwinian among Oxford biologists: he defended and developed Darwins theories, and exemplified them
  • and pointedly chose a photograph of Boehms statue of Darwin in the Natural History Museum, London, …
  • mimicry among insects. Alfred Russel Wallace, in a letter to his daughter dated 27 November 1896, …
  • make a speech on the putting up of a statue to Darwin!’ – Wallace intendeda kind, …
  • wrote to Tylor to suggest, ‘the portrait statue of Darwin should not be one of a series but should
  • and palaeontological collections, the arrangement of which Darwin would, had he been living, have
  • which are identified with his name.’ Others suggested that Darwins statue should be paired with
  • to the Vice Chancellor to suggest instead that the statue of Darwin should be placed inthe very
  • they werequite common place without being vulgar’. A letter in the Hope Pinker collection of
  • in Caen limestone 
 references and bibliography Letter from William Darwin to his father
  • … (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press}, vol. 26. Undated letter fromWallerto Hope Pinker, …
  • of letters, Royal Academy archive, HRHP/LPM/UVW31). Undated letter from H.E. Luxmoore of Eton
  • in 1893’ (London and Orpington: George Allen, 1893). Francis Darwin and A.C. Seward (eds), More
  • Selection (London, Paris, Melbourne: Cassell, 1896). Letter from Poulton to Acland, 25 Nov. 1896, …
  • 2, 1897 ), proof copy, OUM archive, Box 1, HM 18741902. Letter, datedOxford, Dec. 10’ [c. 1896

Fritz Müller

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Fritz Müller, a German who spent most of his life in political exile in Brazil, described Darwin as his second father, and Darwin's son, Francis, wrote that, although they never met 'the correspondence with Müller, which continued to the close of…

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  • Francis Darwin, in Life and letters of Charles Darwin , wrote of Fritz Müller They
  • he had the strongest regard. Fritz Müller, in a letter to Ernst Krause written shortly
  • history. It was during this ten-year period that he read Darwins On the origin of species , …
  • in the German scientific community and eventually came to Darwins attention. Earlier in 1861, …
  • brother Hermann, provide important evidence in support of Darwins theory. The book, simply
  • him frequent dizzy spellsThis same illness had prevented Darwin from working on his follow-up book
  • …  ( Botany ).  Having now read Müllers book, Darwin initiated a correspondence with
  • of the fact that he was addressing a complete stranger, Darwins tone in this first letter was
  • and readClimbing plants’, he had already written to Darwin describing several genera of
  • that after consulting his friend Joseph Dalton Hooker, Darwin sent off the letters for
  • was set for the rest of their correspondence. With each work Darwin sent, he received valuable
  • his name; his early paper on the topic was translated by Raphael Meldola into English and published