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DCP-LETT-2162

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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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  • … Image: Charles Darwin and William Darwin, 1842, Artist Unknown, Dar 225:129, ©Cambridge University …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … prejudice in Descent of man . In a letter from an unknown correspondent on 13 June 1877 , he …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … 20 June 1867 Unknown? comments from A.D. Bartlett and …
  • … Matthews, Washington   Unknown? Smithsonian …
  • … Muller, Ferdinand   Unknown? astonishment …
  • … Swinhoe (Consul)   Unknown? Chinese …
  • … Taplin, George   Unknown? forwarded by Smyth …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … a “vera causa” be admitted for one instead of a purely unknown & imaginary one such as the word …

Species theory made public

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Articles by both Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace describing their independently derived theories of species change, are read at a meeting of the Linnean Society. Darwin was at home with his family following the death of his son, Charles Waring, on 28 June…

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  • … Articles by both Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace describing their independently derived theories …

Boat Memory

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Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat Memory, chosen by…

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  • … figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat Memory, …

Editing a Letter

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Alison Pearn describes the difficult task of editing a letter with an unknown correspondent and no date.  

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  • … describes the difficult task of editing a letter with an unknown correspondent and no date.   …

Marianne North

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Marianne North was born in Hastings where her father became a Liberal MP. Her family supported Marianne’s attempts at singing and painting as suitable activities for a Victorian lady. After her parents died, Marianne sold the family home and began…

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  • … year and through India for 18 months, often exploring areas unknown to Europeans. Darwin is supposed …

John Lort Stokes

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John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not always an enviable position.  After Darwin’s death, Stokes penned a description of their evenings spent working at the large table at the centre, Stokes at his…

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  • … John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not …

Charles Thomas Whitley

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Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and then Cambridge University where they were clearly very close, exchanging letters during the summer holidays. Whitley was a mathematician, a subject that held…

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  • … in rotation. The goal was to try “birds and beasts before unknown to the human palate” with menus …

Alfred Russel Wallace

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Wallace was a leading Victorian naturalist, with wide-ranging interests from biogeography and evolutionary theory to spiritualism and politics. He was born in 1823 in Usk, a small town in south-east Wales, and attended a grammar school in Hertford. At the…

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  • … especially butterflies and birds, many of which were unknown to European science. He became one of …

Lydia Becker

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Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the Women’s Suffrage Journal. She was also a successful biologist, astronomer and botanist and, between 1863 and 1877, an occasional correspondent of Charles Darwin. …

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  • … you have communicated to the learned societies but which is unknown and inaccessible to us unless …

What did Darwin believe?

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What did Darwin really believe about God? the Christian revelation? the implications of his theory of evolution for religious faith? These questions were asked again and again in the years following the publication of Origin of species (1859). They are…

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  • … of his work. Letters written to Darwin by persons unknown to him became more frequent from the late …

The Letters

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Darwin’s correspondence provides us with an invaluable source of information, not only about his own intellectual development and social network, but about Victorian science and society in general. Letters form the largest single category of Darwin’s…

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  • … lives and work of many men and women who would otherwise be unknown. Darwin maintained widespread …

History of the Project

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the help of Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (UK), and of Fred's wife, Anne Schlabach Burkhardt. They set out to locate all…

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  • … written on them by the sender – and the identification of unknown correspondents attempted. More …

Review: The Origin of Species

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- by Asa Gray THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION (American Journal of Science and Arts, March, 1860) This book is already exciting much attention. Two American editions are announced, through which it will become familiar to many…

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  • … of altered circumstances, and partly (and more really) from unknown constitutional causes which …
  • …   The actual causes of variation are unknown. Mr. Darwin favors the opinion of the late Mr. …
  • … is somehow connected with excess of food. He regards the unknown cause as acting chiefly upon the …

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From J. D. Hooker   26[–7] February 1868KewFeby 26th/68Dear Darwin I have been bursting with impatience to hear what you would say of the Athenæum Review & who wrote it— I could not conceive who…

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  • … that presents various isomorphic forms, depends on some unknown influence for the crystalline form …

Essay: Natural selection & natural theology

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—by Asa Gray NATURAL SELECTION NOT INCONSISTENT WITH NATURAL THEOLOGY. Atlantic Monthly for July, August, and October, 1860, reprinted in 1861. I Novelties are enticing to most people; to us they are simply annoying. We cling to a long-accepted…

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  • … varying in different directions, may at length diverge, is unknown. All we know is, that varieties …
  • … of prehistoric races of men, to whom the use of metals was unknown—men of the stone age , as the …
  • … first hypothesis assumes that they were parallel from the unknown beginning and will be to the …
  • … at least while the physical cause of variation is utterly unknown and mysterious, we should advise …

Darwin in letters, 1861: Gaining allies

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The year 1861 marked an important change in the direction of Darwin’s work. He had weathered the storm that followed the publication of Origin, and felt cautiously optimistic about the ultimate acceptance of his ideas. The letters from this year provide an…

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  • … Whereas for Darwin such cases exemplified the working of unknown laws of development in conjunction …

Essay: Design versus necessity

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—by Asa Gray DESIGN VERSUS NECESSITY.—DISCUSSION BETWEEN TWO READERS OF DARWIN’S TREATISE ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, UPON ITS NATURAL THEOLOGY. (American Journal of Science and Arts, September, 1860) D.T.—Is Darwin’s theory atheistic or pantheistic…

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  • … obscure region of the formation of a new individual, in some unknown part of which, and in some …
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