skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains ""

400 Bad Request

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.


Apache Server at dcp-public.lib.cam.ac.uk Port 443
Search:
in keywords
4 Items

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…

Matches: 25 hits

  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to
  • … (DAR 119) opens with five pages of text copied from Notebook C and carries on through 1851; the
  • used these notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwins letters; the full transcript
  • … *128). For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwins alterations. The spelling and
  • book had been consulted. Those cases where it appears that Darwin made a genuine deletion have been
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • de lHomme,” by Dr. Pierquin, published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4   …
  • view at Teneriffe. in Pers. Narr. [A. von Humboldt 181429] D r  Royle on Himmalaya types
  • influence of climate [W. Falconer 1781] [DAR *119: 2v.] Whites regular gradation
  • 8 vo  p 181 [Latreille 1819]. see p. 17 Note Book C. for reference to authors about E. Indian
  • Zoolog. Proceedings & Journal of Asiatic Soc. Vol. II & Vol. III [DAR *119: 7v.] …
  • … [Reimarius 1760] The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824
  • 183440]: In Portfolio ofabstracts34  —letter from Skuckard of books on Silk Worm
  • M rs  Frys Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . of Ossory [Walpole 1848] …
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • Religio Medici [T. Browne 1643] Lyells Book III 5th Edit 58  [Lyell 1837]— There are many
  • Society of London ] from Vol I to Vol VII. part III or p 433. N.B. I think the three first of Hort
  • Hist. Peace of Utrecht to La Chapelle [Stanhope 183654] III Vols. —— 17 th  Laing notes of
  • More [Mackintosh 1844] Malmsbury correspondence Vol III & IV [J. Harris 1844] 28
  • … (Liebig 1851). 50  Probably Elizabeth Wedgwood. 51  This note is a
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. with notes . Edited by James F. …
  • Robert. 1843Memoirs of the life of John   Constable, R.A., composed chiefly of his letters. …
  • … . 3 vols. Boston. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Nott, Josiah Clark and Gliddon, George Robbins. …
  • Peacock, George. 1855Life of Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S.  London.  *128: 172; 128: 21

Darwin in letters, 1880: Sensitivity and worms

Summary

‘My heart & soul care for worms & nothing else in this world,’ Darwin wrote to his old Shrewsbury friend Henry Johnson on 14 November 1880. Darwin became fully devoted to earthworms in the spring of the year, just after finishing the manuscript of…

Matches: 23 hits

  • heart & soul care for worms & nothing else in this world,’ Darwin wrote to his old
  • to adapt to varying conditions. The implications of Darwins work for the boundary between animals
  • studies of animal instincts by George John Romanes drew upon Darwins early observations of infants, …
  • of evolution and creation. Many letters flowed between Darwin and his children, as he took delight
  • Financial support for science was a recurring issue, as Darwin tried to secure a Civil List pension
  • my grandfathers character is of much value to me’ ( letter to C. H. Tindal, 5 January 1880 ). …
  • have influenced the whole Kingdom, & even the world’ ( letter from J. L. Chester, 3 March 1880
  • Darwins Life . ‘In an endeavour to explain away y r . treatment of [William Alvey Darwin],’ …
  • delighted to find an ordinary mortal who could laugh’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin to Charles and
  • toexpend much powder & shot’ ( Correspondence vol. 27, letter from Ernst Krause, 7 June
  • old and new was published). Butler wrote to Darwin on 2 January 1880 for an explanation: …
  • by anticipation the position I have taken as regards D r Erasmus Darwin in my book Evolution old
  • to hang an article upon’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin, [28 January 1880] ). Butler had once
  • matter before the public’ ( letter from Samuel Butler, 21 January 1880 ). He stated his case in
  • to the end’, added her husband Richard ( letter from R. B. Litchfield, 1 February 1880 ). Even the
  • shake their heads in the same dismal manner as you & M r . Murray did, when I told them my
  • in a book about beetles the impressive wordscaptured by C. Darwin”. … This seemed to me glory
  • … ‘but the subject has amused me’ ( letter to W. C. McIntosh, 18 June 1880 ). Members of the family
  • Darwin to Emma Darwin, [18 September 1880] ). Darwins Wedgwood nieces, Sophy and Lucy, were asked
  • We find that the light frightens them’ ( letter to Sophy Wedgwood, 8 October [1880] ). The
  • great doctrines …“Come of Age”‘ ( letter from W. C. Williamson to Emma Darwin, 2 September 1880 ). …
  • the loss of several close family members. Emmas brother Josiah Wedgwood III died on 11 March. Like
  • his voice as clearly as if he were present’ (letters to C. W. Fox, 29 March 1880 and 10 [April

Darwin’s observations on his children

Summary

Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in Mind…

Matches: 28 hits

  • Charles Darwins observations on the development of his children,[1began the
  • sketch of an infant’, published in  Mind  in 1877.[2The full text of the notebook is available
  • lunatics, the blind, and animals. And as early as 1839 Darwin had begun to collect information on
  • the expression of emotions. As the following transcript of Darwins notes reveals, he closely
  • William Erasmus, the stages of his development suggesting to Darwin those expressions which are
  • The tone of the manuscript reflects an aspect of Darwins character clearly perceived by Emma during
  • … “What does that prove”.’[6For in these notes, Darwins deep scientific curiosity transcends his
  • that on occasion he refers to William asit’. Darwin possessed the ability to dissociate
  • record of Williams development from the day of his birth, 27 December 1839, until September 1844. …
  • the development of logical thought and language. On 20 May 1854, Darwin again took over the
  • 1 [9W. Erasmus. Darwin born. Dec. 27 th . 1839.—[10During first week. yawned, streatched
  • instinctive movement which causes hiccough.— 2  At his 8 th  day he frowned much. & …
  • real crying, coming before formation of tears.— 2v.  The Baby started certainly during
  • of muscles, without a corresponding sensation. D r . Holland[12informs me children do not
  • his hand, when  4v . he wanted to suck. Annie at 2 months & four days had a very broad
  • A frown gives the first notice that he is going to cry. Feb 27. 1840 When nine weeks & …
  • was called.— 29 th . Cried at the sight of Allen Wedgwood[32Is able to catch hold of a
  • our door N o  12 and N o  11 is in the slit for the Letter box.— he decidedly ran past N o  11
  • has learned them from my sometimes changing the first letter in any word he is usingthus I say
  • trowsers. Emma one morning put on an unconspicuous bonnet of C. Langton,[52W. instantly observed
  • she added an s to the end of every wordEttis & Bettis &c afterwards all the ws were turned
  • goed dawn to the willage”. Fish for Smith. Kaw for cow. &c. Lenny[612 years old speaks
  • any thing with my egg. Miss Th. Shall I cut up y r  meat? L. I dont care whether you do or
  • … “But I could not help it”— I saidLenny you c d  help it, dont say that”. “I could not help it a
  • … , pp. 1312. [6Correspondence  vol. 2, letter from Emma Wedgwood, [23 January 1839] . …
  • fragment of 1838 ( Correspondence  vol. 2, Appendix III). [9The sheets of the notebook
  • Sarah Wedgwood, Elizabeth (Bessy) Wedgwood, and Josiah Wedgwood II. According to Emma Darwins diary
  • … [78See  Correspondence  vol. 2, Appendix III, for a transcription of CDs autobiographical

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

Summary

The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

Matches: 23 hits

  • The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one
  • a family Busy as he was with scientific activities, Darwin found time to re-establish family
  • close contact. In November 1838, two years after his return, Darwin became engaged to his cousin, …
  • daughter, Anne Elizabeth, moved to Down House in Kent, where Darwin was to spend the rest of his
  • his greatest theoretical achievement, the most important of Darwins activities during the years
  • identifications of his bird and fossil mammal specimens, Darwin arrived at the daring and momentous
  • ideas on a wide range of topics. Then, in September 1838, T. R. Malthus’  An essay on the principle
  • developed by Darwin from a suggestion made by his uncle, Josiah Wedgwood II, during one of Darwins
  • Fossil Mammalia , by Richard OwenMammalia , by G. R. WaterhouseBirds , by John Gould;  …
  • publications. The beetles were described by F. W. Hope, G. R. Waterhouse, and C. C. Babington; the
  • letters have suffered an even more severe loss. In a letter to Lyells sister-in-law, Katharine
  • of fact . . . on the origin & variation of species” ( Letter to J. S. Henslow, [November 1839] …
  • that he had a sound solution to what J. F. W. Herschel in a letter to Lyell had called themystery
  • about searching for evidence to support his hypothesis. In a letter to Lyell, [14] September [1838
  • …  under sub-laws.' To his cousin, W. D. Fox, [25 January 1841] , he wrote: 'If
  • all crosses between all domestic birds & animals dogs, cats &c &c very valuable—' …
  • notebooks'; Questions & experiments notebook, CUL DAR 206, especially pp. 13, 14).   He
  • resulting from such selection’ (Schweber 1977, p. 258; see also Ruse 1975a and Secord 1981 and 1985
  • that he had printed and distributed ( Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix V). As P. J. Vorzimmer has
  • the practice of systematists. As the correspondence with G. R. Waterhouse during the 1840s shows, …
  • just the same, though I know what I am looking for' ( Letter to G. R. Waterhouse, [26 July
  • 1961, p. 53). Marriage Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in January 1839. His hopes and
  • fragment ( Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix III). The letters that Emma and Darwin subsequently