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Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

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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  • … The death of Hugh Falconer Darwin’s first letter to Hooker of 1865 suggests that the family …
  • … having all the Boys at home: they make the house jolly’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 7 January [1865] …
  • … had failed to include among the grounds of the award ( see letter from Hugh Falconer to Erasmus …
  • … his letters to Darwin, and Darwin responded warmly: ‘Your letter is by far the grandest eulogium …
  • … may well rest content that I have not laboured in vain’ ( letter to Hugh Falconer, 6 January [1865] …
  • … always a most kind friend to me. So the world goes.—’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 2 February [1865] …
  • … for our griefs & pains: these alone are unalloyed’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 3 February 1865 …
  • … transit gloria mundi, with a vengeance’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 9 February [1865] ). …
  • … know it is folly & nonsense to try anyone’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 7 January [1865] ). He …
  • … and Darwin had given it up by early July ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 July 1865] ). In …
  • … wrote to Darwin on 16 January 1865 praising the address, Campbell accepted Darwin’s theory of …
  • … “producing” this and that modification of structure’ (G. D. Campbell 1864, pp. 275–6). Campbell …
  • … Carr of Carrlyon , pronouncing it ‘utter trash after G. Eliot’. Darwin replied ( letter to …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he
  • to read in Notebook C ( Notebooks , pp. 31928). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in
  • 4  [Pierquin de Gembloux 1839]. Said to be good by D r  L. Lindsay 5 [DAR *119: 1v. …
  • 1820] in Geolog. Soc. F. Cuvier on Instinct [F. G. Cuvier 1822] read Flourens Edit [Flourens
  • Teneriffe. in Pers. Narr. [A. von Humboldt 181429] D r  Royle on Himmalaya types [Royle
  • reference to authors about E. Indian Islands 8 consult D r  Horsfield [Horsfield 1824] …
  • 1830]— account of wild cattle Montagu on birds [G. Montagu 180213]— facts about close
  • sheep [Youatt 1831, 1834, 1837]. Verey Philosophie dHist. Nat. [Virey 1835] read
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • Davy 1828] 31 An analysis of British Ferns. G. W. Francis 4 s  [Francis 1837]— …
  • Hist of Music [Hogarth 1835] Wilkinson Ægyptian [J. G. Wilkinson 183741] read [DAR
  • dConsiderations generales sur les Mammif. Isid. G. St. Hilaire. 1826? [I. Geoffroy Saint
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] History of
  • Eras Campbells Lives of Chancellors [J. Campbell 18457] last vol. …
  • M rs  Frys Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . of Ossory [Walpole 1848] …
  • Hist. of Peninsular War [W. F. P. Napier 182840] Campbells Chief Justices [J. Campbell 1849
  • … [Layard 1853] Vol. V of Campbells Chancellors [J. Campbell 18457] Lives of the
  • Asiatic Society ]—contains very little Macleays letter to D r  Fleming [Macleay 1830] …
  • Coleridges Table Talk [Coleridge 1835]. Campbells Poems [T. Campbell 1828]. Some of Shellys
  • Revolution [Thiers 1838] dull & poor April 2 d . Campbell Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845
  • … [Heer 1854].— Hooker has it.— Very important Hookers letter Jan. 1859 Yules Ava [Yule 1858] …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

Summary

Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • …   Charles Darwins major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large workThe
  • had been delivered to the publisher in the final week of 1866. It would take all of 1867 to correct
  • selection in relation to sex  ( Descent ), published in 1871, and the chapter on expression into
  • in man and animals  ( Expression ), published in 1872. Although Darwin had been collecting
  • becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in 1867, as he continued to circulate a list of
  • transmutation theory. Three important new correspondents in 1867 were Hermann Müller and Anton Dohrn
  • suppose abuse is as good as praise for selling a Book’ ( letter to John Murray, 31 January [1867] …
  • to the printer, but without the additional chapter. In a letter written on 8 February [1867] to
  • booksDescent  and  Expression . In the same letter, Darwin revealed the conclusion to his
  • variation of animals and plants under domestication . In a letter to his son William dated 27
  • of his brothers embryological papers with his first letter to Darwin of 15 March 1867 , although
  • … . Indeed, he told his publisher, John Murray, in a letter of 4 April [1867] , not to send
  • tell me, at what rate your work will be published’ ( letter from J. V. Carus, 5 April 1867 ). This
  • … & sent to him, he may wish to give up the task’ ( letter to Carl Vogt, 12 April [1867] ). …
  • attack it & me with unparalleled ferocity’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 November [1867] ). …
  • as I have been taunted with concealing my opinions; & I sh d  do this immediately after the
  • the work I shall find it much better done by you than I c d  have succeeded in doing’ ( letter to
  • In January 1867, the duke of Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, published  The reign of law  (G. D. …
  • read it and whether it was worth reading ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 4 February 1867 ). In a
  • Kingsley found the bookfairbut told Darwin, ‘he [Campbell] writhes about under you as one who
  • book, which he had just finished reading. He was struck by Campbells arrogance, pointed out
  • I have not a word to say against it but such a view c d  hardly come into a scientific book’ ( …
  • I have not a word to say against it but such a view c d  hardly come into a scientific book
  • if I had the power of writing with severity I dare say I sh d  triumph in turning poor devils

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

Summary

'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • … ‘My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, ‘is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can
  • … `big book’,  Natural selection , begun in 1856Coming hard on the heels of  The descent of man
  • anything more on 'so difficult a subject, as evolution’ ( letter to ARWallace,  27 July
  • 5s be better? . . . The public are accustomed to novels for 1s’, he wrote to Murray on 8 January
  • Darwins best efforts, set the final price at 7 s.  6 d.  ( letter from RFCooke, 12
  • condition as I can make it’, he wrote to the translator ( letter to JJMoulinié, 23 September
  • by the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in July 1870, and was now halted so that the further
  • translation remained unpublished at the end of the year ( letter from C.-FReinwald, 23 November
  • to the comparative anatomist St George Jackson Mivart ( letter to St GJMivart,  11 January
  • comparison of Whale  & duck  most beautiful’ ( letter from ARWallace, 3 March 1872 ) …
  • a person as I am made to appear’, complained Darwin ( letter to St GJMivart, 5 January 1872 ). …
  • Darwin would renounce `fundamental intellectual errors’ ( letter from St GJMivart, 6 January
  • was silly enough to think he felt friendly towards me’ ( letter to St GJMivart, 8 January [1872
  • hoping for reconciliation, if only `in another world’ ( letter from St GJMivart,  10 January
  • Darwins wholeheartedly partisan reply ( letter to JDHooker, 14 May 1872 ). On 13 June, a
  • to make one turn into an old honest Tory’ ( letter to JDHooker, 12 July [1872] ). …
  • of the microscope led his head to `fail’ ( letter to WDFox, 29 October [1872] ) he had begun
  • by hearing about Panagæus!’ Darwin wrote ( letter to WDFox,  16 July [1872] ).  I
  • out old schoolfriends such as the ornithologist Thomas Campbell Eyton. Admiral Sulivan sent word of