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3.8 Leonard Darwin, interior photo

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< Back to Introduction Leonard Darwin, who created the distinctive image of his father sitting on the verandah at Down House, also portrayed him as a melancholy philosopher. His head, brightly lit from above, emerges from the enveloping darkness; he…

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  • … &lt; Back to Introduction Leonard Darwin, who created the distinctive image of his father
  • is here an obvious relationship to Oulesss painting of Darwin, and to the photographs taken by
  • on a boys mind?’ This was written as late as 1929, when Leonard was himself nearly eighty, but it
  • descriptions of him. At the same time, photographs of Darwin taken by his family and friends have an
  • Magazine. Desmond and Moore, in their biography of Darwin, captioned itabout 1874’, while
  • would need to have been early in that year. A letter which Leonard wrote to his father from Brompton
  • … (unspecified, and now absent) might refer to the portrait of Darwin, although a pencilled note on
  • he took it in 1878.   It was this photograph which Leonard himself sent to Anthony Rich, a
  • and illustrator, created a bold wood-engraved image of Darwins head and shoulders from Leonards
  • this was for a wood engraving to illustrate an obituary of Darwin by Dr Otto Zacharias in the
  • A portrait photographon china from the negative by Leonard Darwin’, lent to the 1909 exhibition by
  • University Library 
 originator of image Leonard Darwin 
 date of creation
  • references and bibliography DAR 186.34 (DCP-LETT-11484), Leonard Darwins letter to his father, …

3.7 Leonard Darwin, photo on verandah

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< Back to Introduction Like the anonymous photograph of Darwin on horseback in front of Down House, Leonard Darwin’s photograph of him sitting in a wicker chair on the verandah was originally just a family memento. However, as Darwin’s high…

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  • to Introduction Like the anonymous photograph of Darwin on horseback in front of Down
  • entered the public sphere. Thus a wood engraving of Leonard Darwins photograph featured in the
  • Alfred Russel Wallaces articleThe debt of science to Darwin’. Furthermore, Wallaces article was
  • greenhouses and pathsas the essential context of Darwins hallowed endeavours: hisloving, …
  • scatter of shapes seen through the drawing-room window in Leonards photograph, giving a stronger
  • to the frontispiece and in his catalogue of portraits of Darwin, Francis Darwin tentatively dated
  • Julius Bryant. However, John van Wyhe proposes 1878, as Emma Darwins diary records that Leonard
  • and perhaps not entirely fortuitous resemblance between Leonards photograph of his father and
  • all attention directed to the subjects characterful head. Darwin sits in his habitual posehands
  • as the main source for Boehms commemorative portrayal of Darwin in the marble statue installed in
  • University of Turinphysical location Darwin archive, Cambridge University Library
  • Library 
 originator of image Leonard Darwin 
 date of creation not
  • Century Magazine , 25:3 (Jan. 1883), with a facsimile of Darwins signature, and signed by the
  • p. 19, no. 92; p. 23, no. 118. Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place: Volume II of a

Leonard Jenyns

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When Darwin returned from the Beagle voyage there was no-one available to describe the fish that he had collected. At Darwin’s request Jenyns, a friend from Cambridge days, took on the challenge. It was not an easy one: at that time Jenyns had only worked…

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  • first of John Stevens Henslow, and then of Leonard Jenyns, the vicar of Swaffham Bulbeck and Henslow
  • of his parish responsibilities. Both men then agreed that Darwinin all respects, would be a fit
  • and the appointment confirmed’. Jenyns had known Darwin since he was an undergraduate at
  • drew them together. Jenyns noted that in those early days Darwin wasa most zealous Entomologist, …
  • home. Indeed a friendly rivalry developed such that Darwins delight in seeing his name in print for
  • he had got one over on Jenyns, who noted rather soberly that Darwinmade a number of successful
  • neighbourhood’. Some of the beetles that were collected by Darwin when he was an undergraduate are
  • whole science of Biology as then conceived’. When Darwin returned from the voyage there was
  • Cambridge. He humorously commented that just the mention of Darwins name brought on a fishy smell. …
  • which remain of lasting value for scientists. After Darwins return from the voyage of the

3.9 Leonard Darwin, photo on horseback

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< Back to Introduction It is so rare to encounter an image of Darwin in a specific locale that a family photograph of him riding his horse Tommy takes on a special interest. He is at the front of Down House, the door of which is open; it seems as…

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  • It is so rare to encounter an image of Darwin in a specific locale that a family photograph of him
  • evidently moved his head during the exposureAccording to Darwins biographers, Desmond and Moore, …
  • it was apparently not circulated outside the family during Darwins lifetime. When shown in the
  • The fact that the photograph was lent to the exhibition by Darwins son William suggested to Janet
  • and John van Wyhe state that the photograph was taken by Leonard Darwin, who often photographed his
  • of the race’.    Henrietta recalled in Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, ‘My
  • on Tommys fate thereafter. It is known, however, that Darwin himself was very solicitous over the
  • pleasing traits in his character’. On his home turf, Darwin persuaded the RSPCA to prosecute a man
  • horsesnecks werebadly galled’, saying that he, Darwin, must and would intervene again, ‘for the
  • originator of image unknown: assumed to be Leonard Darwin 
 date of creation unknown (c
  • print 
 references and bibliography Darwins draft letter to a local farmer, c.1866, about
  • … (London: Richard Bentley &amp; Son, 1894), vol. 2, p. 124. Darwin Centenary: The Portraits, Prints

Leonard Darwin born

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The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born

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  • … The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born …

List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … Octavian (3) Blomefield, Leonard (42) …
  • … Dareste, Camille (9) Darwin family (1) …
  • … Darwin, Horace (30) Darwin, Leonard (37) …
  • … Horner, K. M. (5) Horner, Leonard (13) …
  • … Jenyns, G. L. (1) Jenyns, Leonard (42) …
  • … Ruck, M. A. (2) Rudd, Leonard (2) …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil
  • and dedicated: ‘Dem Reformator der Naturgeschichte Charles Darwin’ (to the reformer of natural
  • of zoology students at Jena. On receiving the album, Darwin wrote to Haeckel: The album
  • the right, and click on an entry to jump to the page. Darwins age was miscalculated by the
  • his 69th birthday, the start of his 70th year, but Darwin was only 68 in 1877. Despite this
  • On reading about the album in the journal Nature , one of Darwin's oldest friends Leonard
  • first laid before the scientific world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) …
  • in. The comparative anatomist exchanged over 90 letters with Darwin and was Darwin's most vocal
  • Haeckel was not satisfied with the final album. He wrote to Darwin on 9 February 1877 : ‘what
  • is not larger and the production is not more splendid’. Darwin replied: &#039; The album contains
  • physicians, and philosophers some were known personally to Darwin through correspondence. Ludwig
  • … , Oskar Schmidt , and Fritz Schultze had all sent Darwin their works. Carl du Prel had
  • on his lectures on the theories of descent and selection. Darwin later praised the drawings in the
  • with his wife Carolina. Eduard Koch took over as Darwin's German publisher in 1867 and
  • …  sent his observations on orchids and the oxslip for Darwin's work on Forms of flowers .  …
  • Kosmos , a German journal of natural history founded in Darwin's and Haeckel&#039;s honour, …
  • Caspari and Gustav Jäger . Krause wrote an essay on Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, …
  • More contributors to the album became correspondents of Darwin after it had been produced, including
  • Julius WiesnerMissing people Some of Darwin's German colleagues were missing
  • Victor Carus, who had translated most of Darwin's works into German, wrote that he had not sent
  • at Würzburg, Carl Gottfried Semper, who had disputed Darwin's theory of coral reefs, felt that

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel HMS Beagle on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. During…

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  • … Mineralogy and Botany, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on …
  • … Letters also helped build the networks of locals Darwin relied on during the months he spent …
  • … was even letters sent back to Henslow and published without Darwin's knowledge that first …
  • … for Robert FitzRoy , the  Beagle 's captain.  Darwin was not the first choice for the trip …
  • … the top of the list when first Henslow himself, and then  Leonard Jenyns , were forced to turn the …
  • … did not arrive back in England until 2 October 1836. Darwin later wrote that his education ‘ …

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
  • 1879 ). He was also unsatisfied with his account of Erasmus Darwin, declaring, ‘My little biography
  • a holiday in the Lake District in August did little to raise Darwins spirits. ‘I wish that my
  • W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [after 26] July [1879] ). From July, Darwin had an additional worry: the
  • that his grandfather had felt the same way. In 1792, Erasmus Darwin had written: ‘The worst thing I
  • contained a warmer note and the promise of future happiness: Darwin learned he was to be visited by
  • Hacon, 31 December 1879 ). Seventy years old Darwins seventieth birthday on 12
  • the veteran of Modern Zoology’, but it was in Germany that Darwin was most fêted. A German
  • … ). The masters of Greiz College in Thuringia venerated Darwin asthe deep thinker’, while
  • accepted in Germany. ‘On this festive day’, Haeckel told Darwin, ‘you can look back, with justified
  • Hermann Müller wrote on 12 February to wish Darwin along and serene evening of life’. This
  • on the theory of development in connection with Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel. Kosmos was, as
  • itvery dull,—almost too dull to publish’, while Leonard Darwin considered that insufficient
  • … ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 , and letter from Leonard Darwin, [before 12 July] 1879
  • Darwin found the innvery comfortable’, but told Leonard Darwin on 12 August that there

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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  • Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of
  • portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that Darwin undertook throughout his lifetime
  • was jokingly lamenting his role as an intermediary for Darwin and his correspondents from around the
  • of friends and relatives was not a pursuit unique to Darwin (the exchange of photographic images was
  • reinforced his experimental and scientific network. Darwins Portraits Darwin sat for
  • famous photographers to studio portraitists looking to sell Darwins image to the masses. Between
  • in nineteenth-century photography. Darwins first photo-chemical experience
  • This particular daguerreotype is unique in terms of Darwins collection of photographsit is the
  • exchanged, but rather was an object of display placed on a Darwin family mantlepiece. The image
  • in London and made at least four different exposures of Darwin between 1853 and 1857. They
  • Tommy. The man behind the camera was Darwins younger son, Leonard Darwin, who, six years later, …
  • ImageCharles Darwin on his horseTommy’, 1868, Leonard Darwin, Dar 225:116, ©Cambridge University
  • and Fry return to make his  carte , he asked his son, Leonard, to produce a more private image. …
  • was also made as a memento for both Darwin and for Leonard. Leonard was soon to depart on his long
  • a postmans bag. ImageCharles Darwin, 1878, Leonard Darwin, Dar 225:119, ©Cambridge
  • but well-kept garden. It was on this new veranda that Leonard took another portrait of his father, …

Casting about: Darwin on worms

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Earthworms were the subject of a citizen science project to map the distribution of earthworms across Britain (BBC Today programme, 26 May 2014). The general understanding of the role earthworms play in improving soils and providing nutrients for plants to…

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  • for plants to flourish can be traced back to the last book Darwin wrote, snappily-titled The
  • on their habits, which was published in 1881. Despite Darwins fears that a book on earthworms might
  • out in his Natural History of Selborne of 1789 (a book Darwin claimed hadmuch influence on my
  • a new field in natural history, and almost a century later Darwin argued that all fields had passed
  • variety of strange things he persuaded people to do. Darwin concluded that worms had no sense
  • a metal whistle and to being shouted at, but also to Francis Darwin playing the bassoon, and to Emma
  • whether worms possessed the power to lift a pavement. Leonard and George made calculations about
  • realising that this negative evidence was also valuable to Darwin. Thomas Henry Farrer , …
  • existence of worms at that altitude. By the 1870s, Darwin was also drawing on the work of
  • him. Soon worm excrement was trusted to postal services, and Darwin acquired casts from India and
  • observations he had gathered to write a book on the subject. Darwin brought to the topic the
  • bigger souls than anyone wd suppose’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 31 January [1881] (CUL DAR 210.6: …

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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  • Re: DesignAdaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and othersby Craig
  • as the creator of this dramatisation, and that of the Darwin Correspondence Project to be identified
  • correspondence or published writings of Asa Gray, Charles Darwin, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Jane Loring
  • Actor 1Asa Gray Actor 2Charles Darwin Actor 3In the dress of a modern day
  • Agassiz, Adam Sedgwick, A Friend of John Stuart Mill, Emma Darwin, Horace Darwinand acts as a sort
  • the play unfolds and acting as a go-between between Gray and Darwin, and between the audience and
  • this, he sends out copies of his Review of the Life of Darwin. At this time in his life, Asa
  • friends in England, copies of hisReview of the Life of Darwin’… pencilling the address so that it
  • Joseph D Hooker GRAY:   3   Charles Darwinmade his home on the border of the little
  • are kept in check by a constitutional weakness. DARWIN: A plain but comfortable brick
  • by every blessing except that of vigorous healthDARWIN4   My confounded stomach
  • pursuits and the simplicity of his character. DARWIN:   5   I am allowed to work now
  • own house, where he was the most charming of hosts. DARWIN:   6   My life goes on
  • being a part of [an unpublished] manuscript. Darwin settles down to write. His tone is
  • THE CONCURRENCE OF BOTANISTS: 1855 In which Darwin initiates a long-running correspondence
  • gossip about difficult colleagues (Agassiz). Gray realizes Darwin is not revealing all of his
  • man, more formally attired and lighter on his feet than Darwin. He has many more demands on his time
  • catches his attention. He opens the letter. DARWIN8   April 25 th 1855. My
  • filled up the paper you sent me as well as I could. DARWIN10   My dear Dr Gray. I
  • is condensed in that little sheet of note-paper! DARWIN11   My dear HookerWhat
  • surprising good. GRAY:   12   My dear Mr Darwin, I rejoice in furnishing facts to
  • of the sort to the advancement of scienceDARWIN13   I hopebefore [the] end of
  • reasonably expectYours most sincerely Asa Gray. DARWIN16   My dear GrayYour
  • Journal, as a nut for [Professor] Agassiz to crack. Darwin and Gray share a joke at the
  • In which Gray, while continuing to provide stamps for Leonard Darwins collection, fails to be

Insectivorous plants

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Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. While on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in Hartfield, Sussex, he went for long walks on the heathland and became curious about the large number of insects caught by…

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  • Darwins work on insectivorous plants began by accident. While on holiday in
  • illness, probably typhoid fever. While caring for Etty, Darwins wife Emma wrote to a friend: …
  • he hopes to end in proving it to be an animal.’ ( Emma Darwin 2: 177) By the end of August
  • …  In this song the lyrics are based on Darwin's statements about insectivorous plants in his
  • exchanging over twenty letters in the autumn of 1860 alone. Darwin started by asking Oliver to
  • as the Australian Drosera , and tried to reproduce Darwins results on the reaction of
  • certain nitrogenous compounds is marvellous. ’ Darwin turned his attention to the mechanism
  • viscid, dark red fluid. ’ By the end of November Darwin wrote to Charles Lyell: ‘ I will
  • of the Royal Society in February 1861 (Bonney 1919, p. 154), Darwin decided not to publish his
  • in Bournemouth in September 1862 for the sake of his son Leonards and wifes recovery from
  • analogous in constitution &amp; function to nervous matter. ’ Darwin wrote to the surveyor Edward
  • plants for 10 years. Early in 1872, Asa Gray reminded Darwinpray dont run off on some
  • about Drosera &amp; Dionæa ’. By August and September, Darwin was ordering essential oils and
  • New Jersey with these remarkable observations and Darwin asked her to observe the North
  • sundew) . As part of his medical training, Darwins son Francis studied histology at the
  • performing comparative experiments on animals. After Darwin had sent Burdon Sanderson an abstract of
  • was so pleased with his results he excitedly telegraphed Darwin and presented them in paper to
  • Brown Institutions staff, Thomas Lauder Brunton, assisted Darwin with the digestibility of chondrin
  • of Chemistry Edward Frankland supplied pure chemicals for Darwins study of digestion and
  • substance . After many careful experiments, in May 1874 Darwin proudly reported to his cousin
  • … (the genus of tropical pitcher-plants) in parallel with Darwins study of Drosera and Dionaea
  • as your finger nail in 48 hours to lovely jelly ’, while Darwin could only reply: ‘ Poor Drosera
  • almost beyond their digestive power— ‘ Most of Darwins experimental work was on Drosera
  • … , of all the other insectivorous plants he worked on, Darwin spent the most time studying

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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  • 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working
  • dispute over an anonymous review that attacked the work of Darwins son George dominated the second
  • and traveller Alexander von Humboldts 105th birthday, Darwin obliged with a reflection on his debt
  • … ). The death of a Cambridge friend, Albert Way, caused Darwins cousin, William Darwin Fox, to
  • from W. D. Fox, 8 May [1874] ).  Such reminiscences led Darwin to the self-assessment, ‘as for one
  • I feel very old &amp; helpless The year started for Darwin with a weeks visit to
  • Andrew Clark, whom he had been consulting since August 1873. Darwin had originally thought that
  • …  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin mentioned his poor health so frequently in
  • 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and sceptics Darwin excused himself for reasons of
  • by George Henry Lewes and Marian Evans (George Eliot), but Darwin excused himself, finding it too
  • the month, another Williams séance was held at the home of Darwins cousin Hensleigh Wedgwood. Those
  • imposter’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Darwin agreed that it wasall imposture’ …
  • stop word getting to America of thestrange newsthat Darwin had alloweda spirit séanceat his
  • the first three months of the year and, like many of Darwins enterprises in the 1870s, were family
  • 21, letter to Smith, Elder &amp; Co., 17 December [1873] ). Darwin himself had some trouble in
  • and letter to Charles Lyell, [13 January 1874] ). Darwin blamed his illness for the
  • … . In his preface ( Coral reefs  2d ed., pp. vvii), Darwin reasserted the priority of his work. …
  • for the absence of coral-reefs in certain locations. Darwin countered with the facts that low
  • whole coastline of a large island. Dana also thought that Darwin had seen fringing reefs as proof of
  • in sympathy: ‘If anybody tries that on with my boy Leonard the old wolf will shew all the fangs he
  • … [1874] ). At the end of June, Darwins fourth son, Leonard, who had joined the Royal
  • son of the Astronomer Royal, George Biddell Airy, to help Leonard gain the commission ( …
  • took twelve weeks aboard the immigrant ship  Merope . Leonard joined a colourful collection of
  • son Francis married Amy Ruck, the sister of a friend of Leonard Darwins in the Royal Engineers, on

Dining at Down House

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

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  • Questions | Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life
  • chance for what share of happiness this world affords.&quot; ( Darwin to H.W. Bates , 26
  • and they partook in his scientific endeavours. One of Darwin's defining characteristics
  • through his correspondence. Letters written to and from Darwin, as well as those exchanged between
  • provides into the bright and engaging personalities of the Darwin children and of family life in the
  • SOURCES Book Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species . 1859. London: John
  • Dining at Down House Letter 259Charles Darwin to Caroline Darwin, 13 October
  • South American cities, cultures, geography, flora and fauna) Darwin complains to his sister Caroline
  • while ill. Letter 465Emma Wedgwood (Emma Darwin) to Charles Darwin, [30 December 1838] …
  • agreeablefor her sake. Letter 3626Emma Darwin to T. G. Appleton, 28 June [1862] …
  • behalf to his American publisher, T. G. Appleton. Darwin, who is too ill to write himself, wishes to
  • cod liver oil and moderate work, among other things, for Darwins complaints. Emma Darwin
  • suffers a bout ofrocking &amp; giddiness”. Emma Darwin to Henrietta Darwin, [5 September
  • and isabsolutely gloating over puddings”. Leonard Darwin to George Darwin, 8 February

Darwin and working from home

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Ever wondered how Darwin worked? As part of our For the Curious series of simple interactives, ‘Darwin working from home’ lets you explore objects from Darwin’s study and garden at Down House to learn how he worked and what he had to say about it. And not…

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  • fixed on the spot where I shall end itCharles Darwin to Robert FitzRoy, 1 October 1846
  • collaboration of his family. ►  Darwin's Study   Explore Darwin& …
  • is the study that can be seen at Down House today. Darwin's daily routine
  • 6 pm Rested again in bedroom with ED [Emma Darwin] reading aloud. 7
  • him. Account summarised in Charles Darwin: A Companion  by R.B. Freeman, …

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

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Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, with full debunking below...

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  • … Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive …

Emma Darwin

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Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and youngest child of Josiah Wedgwood II and Bessy Allen. Her father was the eldest son of the famous pottery manufacturer, Josiah Wedgwood I. Her mother was one…

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  • … Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and …
  • … father's eldest sister, Susannah, had married Robert Waring Darwin of Shrewsbury, and had six …
  • … (Mary, Henrietta Emma, George Howard, Elizabeth, Francis, Leonard, Horace, and Charles Waring). Two …
  • … home. A great deal of her correspondence survives in the Darwin Archive–CUL, along with her …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • results of the  Beagle  voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but throughout these
  • species and varieties. In contrast to the received image of Darwin as a recluse in Down, the letters
  • Down House was altered and extended to accommodate Darwins growing family and the many relatives
  • The geological publications In these years, Darwin published two books on geologyVolcanic
  • papers for all these organisations. Between 1844 and 1846 Darwin himself wrote ten papers, six of
  • 2, letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843, n. 1). Darwin's inner circle: first
  • not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable Darwins earlier scientific friendships
  • Lyell, George Robert Waterhouse, John Stevens Henslow, Leonard Horner, Leonard Jenyns, Edward Forbes
  • scientific issues that arose out of his work on species. Darwin discussed his ideas on species
  • Only two months after their first exchange, early in 1844, Darwin told Hooker that he was engaged in
  • correspondence that his close friends were not outraged by Darwins heterodox opinions and later in
  • But although eager for the views of informed colleagues, Darwin was naturally protective of his
  • …  vol. 4, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [February 1847]). Darwin can be seen as a cautious strategist, …
  • candidate, known to be working on species and varieties, was Darwin himself: as he told his cousin
  • the book to him. But, as his letters to Hooker show, Darwin carefully considered and then rejected
  • Perhaps the most interesting letter relating to Darwins species theory, which also bears on his
  • to his wife Emma, dated 5 July 1844 , just after Darwin had completed the final draft of his
  • who would undertake to see the work through the press. Darwin also listed possible editors: at first
  • on the work. But the list was subsequently altered after Darwins second, and possibly third, …
  • Hookers was added. Much later, by the autumn of 1854 when Darwin began sorting out his notes in
  • the cover to that effect. The full consideration that Darwin gave to the future editing and
  • he was for much of the time too ill