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To Charles Lovegrove   14 December [1859–71]

Summary

Acknowledges contribution to Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lovegrove
Date:  14 Dec 1859 or 14 Dec 1860 or 14 Dec 1861 or 14 Dec 1862 or 14 Dec 1863 or 14 Dec 1864 or 14 Dec 1865 or 14 Dec 1866 or 14 Dec 1867 or 14 Dec 1868 or 14 Dec 1869 or 14 Dec 1870 or 14 Dec 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (701)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13822

From William Charles Linnaeus Martin   [1859–61]

Summary

MS of a paper called "Comments on Mr Darwin’s grand theory", which generally supports CD but proposes that present flightless birds are primitive. Paper supplemented by a diagram showing the phylogeny of birds.

Author:  William Charles Linnaeus Martin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1859–61]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 56/1–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13827

To Matthias Mull   [1859 or later]

Summary

Thanks MM for reference to Shakespeare’s eleventh sonnet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mathias Mull
Date:  [1859 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 424a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13829

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [13–19 March 1859]

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HW has confirmed the report in the Times of a shower of fish (minnows and sticklebacks) that fell on the Wedgwood colliery.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13–19 Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13854

To John William Lubbock   2 April [1859]

Summary

Comments on water rising in their wells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  2 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1846

To John Innes   4 March [1859]

Summary

Much concerned by death of JBI’s mother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  4 Mar [1859]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2232

To A. C. Ramsay 24 June [1859]

Summary

Comments on ACR’s "The old glaciers [of Switzerland and N. Wales", in Peaks, passes, and glaciers: a series of excursions by members of the Alpine Club, ed. J. Ball (1859)]. Discusses erratic blocks in the Jura. Notes views of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  24 June [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Ramsay 306: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2291

From A. C. Ramsay   6 January 1859

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Responds to CD’s queries concerning faults; is sending sections of the kind he wants. The Merionethshire fault with a downthrow of 12000ft. [See Origin, p. 285.]

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 399
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2398

From Richard Hill   10 January 1859

Summary

Will secure information on indigenous and naturalised bees as CD requests.

Believes Mexican and Jamaican Melipona are different.

Author:  Richard Hill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 166: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2399

To Syms Covington   16 January 1859

Summary

Regrets SC’s increasing deafness, but advises that aurists are humbugs.

Tells of illnesses in family and his own poor health. "I never know 24 hours comfort."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  16 Jan 1859
Classmark:  Brian Sirl (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2400

To J. D. Hooker   20 January [1859]

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At work on abstract.

Continues argument on effectiveness of dispersal. Has doubts about relationship of isolation to highness of Australian flora. Questions about survival of European plants introduced in Australia.

CD receives the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2401

To John Phillips   21 January [1859]

Summary

Acknowledges the honour that the Council [of the Geological Society] have conferred upon him [award of Wollaston Medal]. Will attend the anniversary meeting if his health permits, but cannot attend the dinner.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  21 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum (Geological collections)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2402

To J. D. Hooker   23 January [1859]

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Wallace has written and is well satisfied with the joint presentation.

CD requests some facts to make case in his abstract for former glacial action in Himalayas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2403

From J. D. Hooker   25 January 1859

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Relieved by Wallace’s letter.

At work on introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

European plants naturalised in Australia are almost all adapted to invading disturbed ground.

JDH supports Asa Gray against Alphonse de Candolle as foreign member of Royal Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 100: 131–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2404

To A. R. Wallace   25 January [1859]

Summary

Expresses pleasure and relief at ARW’s response to joint publication of their pieces about natural selection.

Plans for the "abstract" [Origin].

Birds’ nests as evidence of variation of instincts.

Their collection of bees’ combs.

Praises ARW’s article.

Lyell’s and Hooker’s views [of species issue].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  25 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2405

To J. D. Hooker   28 January [1859]

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CD not convinced that naturalisation of European plants abroad is strictly dependent on creation by agriculture of disturbed ground.

More than half through his chapter on geographical distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2406

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 February [1859]

Summary

Wants white breeds of poultry.

Poor health necessitates a trip to Moor Park, Farnham.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Feb [1859]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2407

To John Lubbock   [6 February 1859]

Summary

JL’s brother’s accident.

Thinks JL should tackle systematics of anomalous insects from studies of internal organs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [6 Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 26 (EH 88206475)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2408

From John Lubbock   8 February 1859

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Is sorry to hear of bad health of CD and his daughter.

Discusses, with an example, the difficulty of explaining structural differences between closely allied species.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1859
Classmark:  DAR 48: A67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2409

To John Phillips   8 February [1859]

Summary

His doctor urges CD most strongly not to expose himself to the excitement and fatigue of receiving the [Wollaston] Medal. He will ask Lyell to receive it on his behalf.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  8 Feb [1859]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History Archive Collections (John Phillips collection))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2410
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The writing of "Origin"

Summary

From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

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  • … hopes.— (letter to Charles Lyell,  25 [November 1859] ) The year 1858 opened with …
  • … the writing of this ‘abstract’ continued until March 1859; the resulting volume was published in …
  • … instinct the previous March. By the middle of March 1859, Darwin had finished the last …
  • … upon Lyell for advice (letter to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] ). Lyell suggested the firm of …
  • … plan of his book (see letter from Elwin to Murray, 3 May 1859 , and letter to John Murray, 6 …
  • … the forthcoming book (letter to Charles Lyell, 30 March [1859] ). Darwin next considered calling …
  • … and varieties’ (letters to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] , and to John Murray, 10 September …
  • … Appendix II). Twice in 1858 and three times in 1859 he had gone to Moor Park in Surrey for a week’s …
  • … than when I came’ (letter to W. D. Fox, [16 November 1859] ). It was during his stay at Ilkley …
  • … rag is worth anything?’ (letter to T. H. Huxley, 2 June [1859] ). But as critical letters began …
  • … of induction’ (letter from Adam Sedgwick, 24 November 1859 ). Equally painful was the news that …
  • … (letter to Charles Lyell, [10 December 1859] ). To each of his critics, Darwin replied by resting …
  • … to me to do.’ (letter to Adam Sedgwick, 26 November [1859] ). Even his strongest …
  • … of Darwin’s theory (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 6 May 1859 ). Among the older scientists, only …
  • … the origin of mankind. As he wrote to Darwin on 3 October 1859 , ‘the case of Man and his Races …
  • … to their mercies’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, [22 November 1859] ). Late in December, to Darwin’s …
  • …  were the man.’ (letter to T. H. Huxley, 28 December [1859] ). Huxley admitted his authorship to …
  • … without good cause.’ (letter to John Murray, 2 December [1859] ). At Murray’s trade sale …
  • … had made’ (letter from Charles Kingsley, 18 November 1859 ). This and the two references to the …
  • … try to make out truth’ (letter to W. D. Fox, 24 [March 1859] ). Yet he desperately wanted people …
  • … on our side.—’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 December [1859] ). …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

Summary

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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  • … The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet …
  • … and prompted the composition and publication, in November 1859, of Darwin’s major treatise  On the …
  • …  exceeded my wildest hopes By the end of 1859, Darwin’s work was being discussed in …
  • … ‘When I was in spirits’, he told Lyell at the end of 1859, ‘I sometimes fancied that my book w  d …
  • … hopes.—’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 25 [November 1859] ). This transformation in Darwin’s personal …
  • … the writing of this ‘abstract’ continued until March 1859; the resulting volume was published in …
  • … Botanic Gardens at Kew (see Appendix VII). The year 1859 began auspiciously with Darwin …
  • … 1854) ( Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society  15 (1859): xxv). One of the most …
  • … theory. As he wrote in his introductory essay (Hooker 1859, p. ii): 'In the present Essay I …
  • … to test such a theory. His essay, published in December 1859, was the first serious study of the …
  • … the other’s ideas (see letters to J. D. Hooker, 2 March [1859] , 11 March [1859] , and 7 …
  • … upon Lyell for advice ( letter to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] ). Lyell suggested the firm of …
  • … plan of his book (see letter from Elwin to Murray, 3 May 1859 , and letter to John Murray, 6 …
  • … the forthcoming book ( letter to Charles Lyell, 30 March [1859] ). Darwin next considered calling …
  • … and varieties’ (letters to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] , and to John Murray, 10 September …
  • … Appendix II). Twice in 1858 and three times in 1859 he had gone to Moor Park in Surrey for a week’s …
  • … than when I came’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, [16 November 1859] ). It was during his stay at Ilkley …
  • … rag is worth anything?’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 2 June [1859] ). But as critical letters began …
  • … of induction’ ( letter from Adam Sedgwick, 24 November 1859 ). Equally painful was the news that …
  • … ( letter to Charles Lyell, [10 December 1859] ). To each of his critics, Darwin replied by resting …
  • … to me to do.’ ( letter to Adam Sedgwick, 26 November [1859] ). Even his strongest …
  • … of Darwin’s theory ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 6 May 1859 ). Among the older scientists, only …
  • … the origin of mankind. As he wrote to Darwin on 3 October 1859, ‘the case of Man and his Races & …
  • … to their mercies’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [22 November 1859] ). Late in December, to Darwin’s …
  • …  were the man.’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 28 December [1859] ). Huxley admitted his authorship to …

Controversy

Summary

The best-known controversies over Darwinian theory took place in public or in printed reviews. Many of these were highly polemical, presenting an over-simplified picture of the disputes. Letters, however, show that the responses to Darwin were extremely…

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  • … Letter 2525 — Darwin, C. R. to Sedgwick, Adam, 11 Nov 1859 Darwin writes to Sedgwick to tell …
  • … Letter 2548 — Sedgwick, Adam to Darwin, C. R., 24 Nov 1859 Adam Sedgwick thanks Darwin for …
  • … Letter 2555 — Darwin, C. R. to Sedgwick, Adam, 26 Nov [1859] Darwin says Sedgwick could not …
  • … Letter 2526 — Owen, Richard to Darwin, C. R., 12 Nov 1859 Owen says to Darwin he will welcome …
  • … Letter 2575 — Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, Charles, [10 Dec 1859] Darwin discusses with King' …
  • … Letter 2580 — Darwin, C. R. to Owen, Richard, 13 Dec [1859] Darwin responds to Owen’s remarks …

On the Origin of Species

Summary

From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … (letter to Charles Lyell,  25 [November 1859] ). From a quiet rural existence at Down in …
  • … and prompted the composition and publication, in November 1859, of Darwin’s major treatise On the …

Francis Galton

Summary

Galton was a naturalist, statistician, and evolutionary theorist. He was a second cousin of Darwin’s, having descended from his grandfather, Erasmus. Born in Birmingham in 1822, Galton studied medicine at King’s College, London, and also read mathematics…

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  • … into an entirely new province of knowledge’ ( 9 December 1859 ). He soon became interested in …

Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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  • … by inheritance.’  (Darwin to W. D. Fox,  23 September [1859] ). He believed that five of his …
  • … and especially billiards were favourite family games, and in 1859 he ended a letter to his oldest …
  • … game of Billiards’. (Darwin to his son William,  7 July [1859] ). Whole family outings were …

Women as a scientific audience

Summary

Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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  • … Letter 2447 - Darwin to Murray, J., [5 April 1859] Darwin sends a manuscript copy of …
  • … Letter 2461 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [11 May 1859] Darwin expresses anxiety over …

John Lubbock

Summary

John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down House, Down, Kent; the total of one hundred and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that the two men lived…

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  • … or against me. ( to John Lubbock, 14 December [1859] ) When Origin was …

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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  • … should not be in conflict. A TREMENDOUS FURORE: 1859-1860 In which Darwin distributes …
  • … 12 OCTOBER 1857 60 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, SUMMER 1859 61 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, …

Instinct and the Evolution of Mind

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Slave-making ants For Darwin, slave-making ants were a powerful example of the force of instinct. He used the case of the ant Formica sanguinea in the On the Origin of Species to show how instinct operates—how…

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  • … After Origin of Species was published in 1859, friends, acquaintances, and strangers …
  • … Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species . 1859. London: John Murray. (See: Chapter 7 “Instinct” …
  • … Letter 2456 —Frederick Smith to Darwin, 30 Apr 1859 Here Smith answers a number of Darwin …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … [after September 20 1847] To A.C. Ramsay, 1 July [1859] From Thomas Jamieson, …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … but his views were generally derided. 1  In 1859, Lyell visited several sites in …
  • … that these were indeed implements of early humans (C. Lyell 1859). In September 1860 he visited …
  • … in French, earlier reports written in Danish (Morlot 1859, Forchhammer et al. 1851–5); Lubbock …
  • … for their work in the Brixham cave explorations of 1858 and 1859. 5 Another controversy arose …
  • … its appearance in print; first in French, dated Berne, Sept. 1859, in the ‘Mémoires de la Société …
  • … zoologist M. Claparède had also conversed with me in 1859 on the researches of the best Danish …
  • … gave me an abstract for my use, in a letter dated December 1859. He referred me chiefly to ‘Oversigt …

Women’s scientific participation

Summary

Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 2447 - Darwin to Murray, J., [5 April 1859] Darwin asks his publisher, John …
  • … Letter 2461  - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [11 May 1859] Darwin expresses anxiety over …
  • … Letter 2475  - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [2 July 1859] Darwin returns the manuscript of …
  • … Letter 2501   - Lyell, C. to Darwin, [3 October 1859] Lyell offers praise and …

Religion

Summary

Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 2534 — Kingsley, Charles to Darwin, C. R., 18 Nov 1859 Clergyman Charles Kingsley …
  • … Letter 2548 — Sedgwick, Adam to Darwin, C. R., 24 Nov 1859 Woodwardian Professor of geology, …

Darwin in public and private

Summary

Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … in the struggle for life , (London: John Murray, 1st ed., 1859), p. 88. 2) “There is one …
  • … 489 – Darwin to Wedgwood, E., [20 January 1859] Darwin writes to his fiancée, Emma, …

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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  • … Hooker has it.— Very important Hookers letter Jan. 1859 Yules Ava [Yule 1858] (Innes) Hairy …
  • … The Dog in health & Disease by Stonehenge—Longman 1859 [Stonehenge 1859].— on Toy–Dogs …
  • … [Combe 1828] Macclintocks Arctic Voyage [Macclintock 1859] [DAR *128: 153] …
  • … [G. Bennett 1860] Read 114 Village Bells [Manning] 1859] } Fanny The Woman in White …
  • … Republic [Motley 1855] [DAR 128: 24] 1859 Pagets Lectures on Pathology …
  • … 1803] (nothing) [DAR 128: 25] 1859 Feb. 28 Olmstead S. States [Olmsted …
  • … Mast [R. H. Dana [1840] (good) Bertrams [Trollope 1859] & Adam Bede [Eliot 1859] …
  • … (many novels) Dec: Dana to Cuba & back [R. H. Dana 1859] —— Cruize in Japanese …
  • … on Maladies of Silk-worm [Quatrefages de Bréau 1859] Owen Lecture on Classification [R. Owen …
  • … March. 8 Houdins the conjurer Life [Robert-Houdin [1859] 19 MacClintocks Narrative …
  • … Gesellschaft für die gesammten Naturwissenschaften . In 1859 he was the coauthor, with E. Desor, …
  • … des progrès de la géologie de   1834 à 1845(–1859) . 8 vols. Paris. [Vol. 1 (1847) in Darwin …
  • … at sea . New York. [Other eds.]  128: 25 ——. 1859.  To Cuba and back. A vacation voyage …
  • … Eliot, George,  pseud . (Marian Evans Cross). 1859.  Adam   Bede . 3 vols. Edinburgh. [Other …
  • …  (1849): 381–420. [Separately printed in 2 vols. (Paris, 1859) in Darwin Library.]  *128: 177 …
  • … 119: 16a Hodson, William Stephen Raikes. 1859.  Twelve years of a   soldier’s life in …
  • … 1–46.  119: 9b [Jenkin, Henrietta Camilla]. 1859.  Cousin Stella; or,   conflict . 3 …
  • … Library.]  119: 9a Macclintock, Francis Leopold. 1859.  The voyage of the   “Fox” in …

John Murray

Summary

Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • … natural selection (Origin)  was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who …
  • … cousin and business partner, the earliest letters date from 1859, the year of the publication of  …
  • … you may not repent of having undertaken it’ (15 October [1859] Letter 2506 ). Murray decided on a …
  • … & proud at the appearance of my child’ ([3 November 1859] Letter 2514 ). In the event, all …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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  • … a simple explanation. (Letter to Richard Hill, 8 August [1859] .) Much later, Jeffries Wyman …
  • … 8 September [1858] .) In  Origin , in November 1859, Darwin published a theory of cell …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … Letter 2503 : Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, C., 11 October [1859] "the theory of natural …
  • … Letter 2503 : Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, C., 11 October [1859] I suppose that you do not …

Darwin's health

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On 28 March 1849, ten years before Origin was published, Darwin wrote to his good friend Joseph Hooker from Great Malvern in Worcestershire, where Dr James Manby Gully ran a fashionable water-cure establishment. Darwin apologised for his delayed reply to…

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  • … which increased in severity in the years around 1848, 1852, 1859, and 1863. In a letter to Hooker in …
  • … correspondence during periods of sickness in 1848, 1852, and 1859 (see Colp 1977, pp. 38, 47, 64). …
  • … at Moor Park, under Edward Wickstead Lane, between 1857 and 1859, and at Ilkley, under Edmund Smith, …
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