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To ?   [before 22 May 1877?]

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Writes as Treasurer of the Down Friendly Society; discusses financial matters related to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 22 May 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8932
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Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin …
  • … aid. Letter 8146 - Darwin to Treat, M., [5 January 1872] Darwin praises Mary …

List of correspondents

Summary

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,…

Matches: 21 hits

  • … (1) Austen, J. T. (5) Austin, A. D. …
  • … H. (7) Ball, John (5) Ball, Robert …
  • … (1) Beaufort, Francis (5) Becher, A. B. …
  • … (8) Beneden, Édouard van (5) Bennet, C. A. (b) …
  • … (1) Birch, Samuel (5) Birkett, Thomas …
  • … (2) Boner, Charles (5) Bonham-Carter, Alice …
  • … (2) Bookseller. (5) Boole, M. E. (3) …
  • … (29) Brace, C. L. (5) Bradfield, Thomas …
  • … (3) Canby, W. M. (5) Candolle, Alphonse de …
  • … Carneri, Bartholomäus von (5) Carpenter, W. B. (19) …
  • … (3) Clark, Andrew (5) Clark, J. W. (a) …
  • … (2) Collingwood, Cuthbert (5) Colvile, J. W. …
  • … (1) Cross, George (5) Cross, R. A. …
  • … (4) Crotch, W. D. (5) Crowe, J. R. …
  • … (1) Dew-Smith, A. G. (5) Dicey, A. V. …
  • … (2) Doedes, N. D. (5) Dohrn, Anton …
  • … (3) Drummond, James (a) (5) Drysdale, …
  • … (3) Edmondston, Laurence (5) Edwards & …
  • … (1) Edwards, Henry (5) Edwards, W. H. …
  • … (3) Forchhammer, J. G. (5) Ford, G. H. …
  • … Linnean Society (1) Unidentified (204) …

Wearing his knowledge lightly: From Fritz Müller, 5 April 1878

Summary

Darwin received letters from so many people and wrote so many fascinating letters himself, that it’s hard to choose from many letters that stand out, but one of this editor’s favourites, that always brings a smile, is a letter from Fritz Müller written 5…

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  • … brings a smile, is a letter from Fritz Müller written 5 April 1878 . Müller was a German …
  • … same ‘caterpillar genus’. Müller also found eggs of an unidentified species of the tribe Heliconiini …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate aspects of the…

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  • … that had been discovered in a thornbush in Cumberland. An unidentified correspondent offered facts …
  • … able to throw off thick dictionaries by flexing. On 5 April , Edward Blyth, who had supplied …
  • … 3 June 1868 ). ‘It was very kind’, Darwin wrote on 5 June , ‘almost heroic, in you to sacrifice …
  • … distributed it in Japan ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 September 1868 ); Edward Wilson, a neighbour …
  • … Molendo and Alexander Walther addressed themselves on 5 August to ‘the Reformator of Natural …
  • … had sent four letters the previous year, wrote again on 5 October , ‘I am quite distressed that …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Library–Down. Cook, James.  Voyages  (editions unidentified; see also Hawkesworth, John). …
  • … 1817. (DAR 30.1: 29v.). Darwin Library–CUL, 2d edition, 5 vols., Paris, 1829–30, vols. 4, 5,  …
  • … du monde . . . sur la corvette . . .La Coquille 1822–5. Zoologie  par MM. [R. P.] Lesson et [P.] …
  • … collection formed . . . 1826–30.  Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq …
  • … , p. 15e). ‡ Latreille, Pierre André. Vols. 4 and 5,  Crustacés , etc., of Cuvier, Georges, …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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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…

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  • … was no different in kind from that exhibited by animals.[5] The tone of the manuscript …
  • … earliest days.— such as[13] 3B  Long before 5 weeks old. it was curious to observe …
  • … & a little noise of pleasure very like a laugh. 5  Nine weeks old— During the last …
  • … lbs   oz Feb 3 rd . 5 weeks & 3 days. 7 lb  – 10 …
  • … Feb. 17 7 wks  & 3 days 8 – 5 6 wks 8 – 4 …
  • … balance himself when seated hardly at all yet.— just over 5 months 20v.  June. 5 th —10 …
  • … behind, in same manner as in looking glass.— Octob. 5 th . Knows the word “fire” & …
  • … did the first day she had her hair in curls. May 5 t . When Willy was at Maer, & I had …
  • … an hour. She does not like to be interrupted 43  5 yrs old “Oh Franky[62] you had better …
  • … in the room—”I’ll let you alone”— Lizzy 5½. I –get what the –ginning is –splain it to me— How …
  • … in Emma Darwin’s hand. [81] This sentence is in an unidentified child’s hand. …