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To ?   28 April [1863?]

Summary

Discusses exchange of photographs with Édouard Claparède, "for whom I feel the highest respect".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Apr [1863?]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (6 August 1975, item 176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866

From J. D. Hooker   [24 March 1863]

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Has been looking at separation of sexes in poplars.

Interested in reversion.

Does not understand all CD said on inheritance.

JDH now remembers that Origin was "published" some time before it was "distributed" and therefore appeared prior to his own essay [see also 2478].

Impossible to say whether some Dipterocarpaceae survived a cold period or have developed since.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 154, DAR 101: 123–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2027

To T. H. Huxley   23 January [1863 or 1864]

Summary

THH’s efforts to obtain Copley Medal for CD fail. Thanks THH for kind words of sympathy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Jan [1863-4]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 254)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2662

To W. E. Darwin   29 [March–June 1863 or 1864?]

Summary

Would like WED to send a specimen of the unusual plant organ of which he sent a drawing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [Mar 1863 - June 1863 or Mar 1864 - June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3367

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   21 [January 1863]

Summary

Will be glad to have CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3399

To J. D. Hooker   [after 10 June 1863]

Summary

Notes on drops of nectar on sepals of cypripedium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 10 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 151: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585F

To [Friedrich Emil Suchsland]   [after 19 January 1863]

Summary

Returns book by Friedrich Rolle. Author has sent copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Emil Suchsland
Date:  [after 19 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (catalogue 618, item 441)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3772

To Daniel Oliver   20 [January 1863]

Summary

Has been copying out references from Natural History Review [possibly D. Oliver, "The structure of the stem in dicotyledons; being references to the literature of the subject", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 298–329].

Suggests DO study high incidence of separate sexes in freshwater plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 38 (EH 88206021)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3776

To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 [January 1863]

Summary

CD overwhelmed by THH’s praise.

Agrees with his reservations about species theory but not wholly about sterility and gives his reasons for differing.

On Natural History Review, Hugh Falconer, and R. Owen.

Has written a review [Collected papers 2: 87–92] of H. W. Bates’s paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3852

To Charles Turner   [1 April – 16 June 1863?]

Summary

Asks correspondent whether, when growing hollyhocks, he finds it necessary to space out the different varieties to prevent crossing and thus to obtain true seed [see Variation 2: 108].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Turner
Date:  [1 Apr – 16 June 1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3886

From George Howard Darwin   [before 11 May 1863]

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Summary

Notes, calculations, and diagrams on phyllotaxy.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 51: 6–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3887

From J. D. Hooker   [12 January 1863]

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Huxley’s lectures [Man’s place in nature (1863)]; he would be a scientific H. T. Buckle, if he were more careful.

Asks CD what the evidence is for inheritance of acquired characteristics.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3892

To George Henry Turnbull   [16? February 1863]

Summary

Thanks for letting Horwood superintend erection of hothouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Turnbull
Date:  [16? Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 5 (EH 88206057)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3893

From Daniel Oliver   [26 March 1863]

Summary

Discusses the female parts of the Primula flower; the true character of the free placenta is not completely understood.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894

From W. E. Darwin   [28 June 1863?]

Summary

Sends description of Chrysosplene, asks about glands.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 June 1863?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894F

To T. H. Huxley   [before 25 February 1863]

Summary

Two criticisms (one by Henrietta Darwin) of THH’s Lectures [to working men].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [before 25 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 181)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3896

To Asa Gray   2 January [1863]

Summary

Thanks AG for Cypripedium and Mitchella.

Plans to investigate pollination of Cypripedium.

Has finished Linum paper [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Would welcome facts on "bud-variations".

Hears that Cinchona is dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  2 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897

To [Williams and Norgate]   [before 13 February? 1863]

Summary

Wishes to order Botanische Zeitung for 2 and 9 January 1863.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [before 13 Feb 1863?]
Classmark:  Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection, 1533–1970: 1 Autograph letters, 1533–1970 box 1, folder 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897F

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   3 January [1863]

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Indignant over Owen’s conduct as described in Hugh Falconer’s article on elephants ["On the American fossil elephant of the regions bordering the Gulf of Mexico", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3898

From Hugh Falconer   3 January [1863]

Summary

Describes an astounding "sort of mis-begotten-bird-creature", the Archaeopteryx, a grand Darwinian case.

His elephant paper is out in Natural History Review [(1863): 43–114].

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3899
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Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of  The variation …
  • … & must write briefly’ ( letter to John Scott, 31 May [1863] ), and in a letter of 23 [June …
  • … of man and his history' The first five months of 1863 contain the bulk of the …
  • … put it in a letter to J. D. Hooker of 24[–5] February [1863] . When Huxley’s book described the …
  • … anything grander’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 26 [February 1863] ). In the same letter, he gave his …
  • … origins was further increased by the discovery in March 1863 of the Moulin-Quignon jaw, the first …
  • … bear ( see letter from Jacques Boucher de Perthes, 23 June 1863 ). Although English experts …
  • … in learned journals and the press during the first half of 1863 focused attention even more closely …
  • … made him ‘groan’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 6 March [1863] ). Darwin reiterated in a later letter …
  • … separately created’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 17 March [1863] ). Public perceptions of creation, …
  • … said a word ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] ). Darwin did not relish …
  • … guide & master’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 6 March [1863] ). Nevertheless, Darwin’s regret was …
  • … species change ( letter from Charles Lyell, 11 March 1863 ). The botanist Asa Gray, Darwin’s …
  • … would scare them off ( see letter from Asa Gray, 20 April 1863 ). In May, Darwin responded to Gray …
  • … put him ‘into despair’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] ). In the same letter, he assured Gray …
  • … unaided ’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [23 February 1863] ). Hugh Falconer was also preparing a …
  • … by others’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [23 February 1863] ). Falconer published his criticisms in …
  • … so for a little fame’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 March [1863] ). Falconer and Owen were …
  • … ( letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January [1863] ). Archaeopteryx Falconer, …
  • … his crimes… ?’ ( letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 January [1863] , and letter to Hugh Falconer, 20 …
  • … reptiles and birds ( letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 January [1863] ). Darwin was delighted by …
  • … fossil record ( letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January [1863] ). Only until March did Darwin …
  • … attention ( see letter to J. D. Dana, 20 February [1863] , and letter to Charles Lyell, 6 March …
  • … Athenæum  in response ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ). He later expressed …
  • … a good letter (!)’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 March [1863] ). At the same time Darwin admitted …
  • … on Foraminifera ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [29 March 1863] , and Appendix VII). The reviewer, …
  • … origin of matter.—’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [29 March 1863] ). Owen’s endorsement of Lamarck …
  • … nothing’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). poor miserable devil of a …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … , and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863 ). The decision was evidently prompted …
  • … experimentation, and the building of the hothouse early in 1863 marked something of a milestone in …
  • … mid-February (see letters to J. D. Hooker, 13 January [1863] and 15 February [1863] ). It was …
  • … a mess of it’ (letter to G. H. Turnbull, [16? February 1863] ). Even before work on the …
  • … plants’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 January [1863] ). Darwin apparently refers to the catalogues …
  • … to Nurserymen’ (letter from J. D. Hooker, [15 January 1863] ). Darwin agreed to send Hooker his …
  • … have from Kew’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 January [1863] ). Darwin probably gave his list …
  • … a school-boy’ (letter to J. D.  Hooker, 15 February [1863] ). On 20 February, the plants from Kew …
  • … like to ask for’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, [21 February 1863] ). He had, he confessed to Hooker, …
  • … Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [22 February 1863] in DAR 210.6: 109). There were other …
  • … on cultivation (see letter from J. D. Hooker, [6 March 1863] ). Darwin derived enormous …
  • … each leaf’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] ). Darwin’s aesthetic appreciation of …
  • … which they belonged. In his letter to Hooker of 5 March [1863] , he announced that the plants …
  • … worth trial’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 21 February [1863] ). Darwin’s hothouse became an …
  • … foreground, with pipes clearly visible, is the hothouse of 1863. Over many years, the …
  • … book gives an entry under ‘Science’, dated 28 March 1863, for five guineas’ worth of plants bought …
  • … not supply (see letter from J. D. Hooker, [16 February 1863] ). However, it can be dated with …
  • … this list and in his letter to J. D. Hooker, 15 February [1863]. Secondly, he mentioned in this list …
  • … (see letter from L. C. Treviranus, 12 February 1863 ). The second list is headed ‘Stove …
  • … to him by Hooker (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ), since many of the species listed …
  • … from Kew. Darwin said in the letter to Hooker of 5 March [1863] that he had received 165 plants …
  • … at Clapton, London ( Post Office London directory  1863). 2.  John Cattell was a florist, …
  • … p. 10. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] and n. 19. 9.  Catasetum …
  • … with premises at Clapton, London. After Low’s death in 1863 the firm was conducted by his son, …

Thomas Rivers

Summary

Rivers and Darwin exchanged around 30 letters, most in 1863 when Darwin was hard at work on the manuscript of Variation of plants and animals under domestication, the lengthy and detailed sequel to Origin of species. Rivers, an experienced plant breeder…

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  • … knowledge out of your wealth of information? ( 11 January [1863] ) Rivers and Darwin …
  • … would find abundance of food”, Rivers wrote ( [3 February 1863] ). Darwin thought the example …
  • … just such feelings & reflexions as yours.— ( [14 February 1863] ) Darwin’s letter …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

Summary

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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  • … ‘Textual changes made to C. Lyell 1863c’). On 6 February 1863, Antiquity of man (C. Lyell 1863a) …
  • … Busk, Prestwich, and Galton.   In February 1863, Lubbock received a letter from Lyell, …
  • … Bath in 1864 (C. Lyell 1864). 3  By November 1863 a third edition of Antiquity of …
  • … of several aspects of the book. Throughout the first half of 1863, Darwin discussed the book in …
  • … aggrieved about Lyell’s failure to support him. In April 1863, in a letter to the Athenæum , he …
  • … note on p. 11.  Unlike the earlier controversies of 1863 where the disputants had quarrelled …
  • … 13). The third edition had originally appeared in November 1863. In spite of Lyell’s 1865 revisions, …
  • … (Original version of the last section, printed in November 1863) In conclusion, I wish it to …
  • … evidence appealed to.  53 Harley Street: November 1863  Preface, C. Lyell 1863c, pp. …
  • … in the interval between the autumn of 1861 and February 1863. In this long interval my thoughts had …
  • … 2. Letter from Charles Lyell to John Lubbock, 20 February 1863 (British Library, Add. MSS 49640). …
  • … of C. Lyell 1863a, see Darwin's Life in Letters, 1863 , (introduction to Correspondence …
  • … vol. 11, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] . On Lyell’s unwillingness to commit …
  • … vol. 11, letter to Charles Lyell, 6 March [1863] and n. 7. 9. See Correspondence …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

Summary

The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested …
  • … the distribution of the pamphlet in August and September 1863 (see letter from G. B. Sowerby Jr to …
  • … (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [6–27 September 1863], and letter from Emma Darwin to J. …
  • … from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [2 September 1863] (DAR 219.1: 77), and Correspondence …
  • … (see CD's Classed account book (Down House MS), 20 August 1863, recording a payment of £2 11 s …
  • … and letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, 8 December [1863]). There is no surviving record of …
  • … alternatives (see letter from E. L. Darwin, 7 September 1863, letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, …
  • … to the RSPCA, payments being recorded from 1854 to 1861, in 1863 and 1864, from 1871 to 1875, and in …
  • … 1858], and this volume, letter to J. B. Innes, 1 September [1863]). The 'Appeal' …
  • … published in the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 29 August 1863, pp. 821–2 ( Letter no. 4282). The …
  • … Jr (see letter from G. B. Sowerby Jr to Emma Darwin, 22 July 1863 and n. 1). 3 This …
  • … published in the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 29 August 1863, pp. 821–2 ( Letter no. 4282). …
  • … Bromley ( Post Office directory of the six home counties 1863). 8 The closing words, …

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 4258 - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [31 July 1863] Lydia Becker details her …
  • … Letter 4242 - Hildebrand, F. H. G. to Darwin, [16 July 1863] Hildebrand writes to …
  • … Letter 4235 - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [8 July 1863] Lydia Becker sends Darwin a …
  • … Letter 4139  - Darwin, W. E. to Darwin, [4 May 1863] William sends the results of a …
  • … Letter 4258 - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [31 July 1863] Lydia Becker details her …
  • … 4233  - Tegetmeier, W. B. to Darwin, [29 June - 7 July 1863] Tegetmeier updates Darwin …
  • … 3896 - Darwin to Huxley, T. H, [before 25 February 1863] Darwin offers the results of …
  • … Letter 4010 - Huxley, T. H. to Darwin, [25 February 1863] Huxley praises Henrietta’s …
  • … Letter 4038 - Darwin to Lyell, C., [12-13 March 1863] Darwin secretly passes on …

Dining at Down House

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

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  • … affords." ( Darwin to H.W. Bates , 26 January [1863] ). In addition to sharing a …
  • … cook. Emma Darwin to Henrietta Darwin, [4 November 1863] In this brief note to her …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … help him with his research (e.g. to Lydia Becker, 2 August 1863 ; to Mary Treat, 5 January 1872 …

Dramatisation script

Summary

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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  • … of your darling. BOOKS BY THE LATE CHARLES DARWIN: 1863-1865 In which Drwin struggles …
  • … 1860 98 A GRAY TO ALPHONSE DE CANDOLLE, 16 FEB 1863 99  C DARWIN TO LYELL, …
  • … 1862 149 C DARWIN TO J. D. HOOKER 26 JULY 1863 150 C DARWIN TO J. D. …
  • … JULY 1864 160  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, 3 JAN 1863 161  TO ASA GRAY 13 …
  • … 1862 164  C Darwin TO ASA GRAY, 23 FEBRUARY 1863 165  A Gray TO C Darwin …
  • … APRIL 1866 173  C DARWIN TO ASA GRAY 20 APRIL 1863 174 FROM A GRAY TO …
  • … STAY 1881 192  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 19 JANUARY 1863 193  TO A GRAY 9 AUGUST …

Science, Work and Manliness

Summary

Discussion Questions|Letters In 1859, popular didactic writer William Landels published the first edition of what proved to be one of his best-selling works, How Men Are Made. "It is by work, work, work" he told his middle class audience, …

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  • … Letter 4262 - Darwin to Gray, A., [4 August 1863] Darwin tells Gray about his recent …
  • … Letter 3901 - Darwin to Falconer, H., [5 & 6 January 1863] Darwin gives feedback on …
  • … Letter 4000 - Darwin to Dana, J. D., [20 February 1863] Darwin praises Dana’s latest work …
  • … Letter 4185 - Darwin to Scott, J., [25 & 28 May 1863] Darwin praises Scott’s …

Darwin's health

Summary

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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  • … in severity in the years around 1848, 1852, 1859, and 1863. In a letter to Hooker in April of 1861, …
  • … 1849 ( Correspondence vol. 4). Throughout the winter of 1863 and spring of 1864, he was sick …
  • … pp. 31-2, 47, 98. In his letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ( Correspondence vol. 11), …
  • … Wells, under James Smith Ayerst, in September and October 1863 (see Correspondence vol. 11, …

Inheritance

Summary

It was crucial to Darwin’s theories of species change that naturally occurring variations could be inherited.  But at the time when he wrote Origin, he had no explanation for how inheritance worked – it was just obvious that it did.  Darwin’s attempt to…

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  • … in invisible ink on the germ' ( to J. D. Hooker, 26 [March 1863] ).   Years before he …

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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  • … Letter 3934 - Darwin to Scott, J., [21 January 1863] Darwin urges John Scott to publish …
  • … Letter 4185 - Darwin to Scott, J., [25 & 28 May 1863] Darwin praises Scott’s …

Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870

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This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues around the world; letters by the critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and by admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of…

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  • … derivation of Species … Darwin to Charles Lyell, 1863. Permit me again to …

Darwin and Down

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Charles and Emma Darwin, with their first two children, settled at Down House in the village of Down (later ‘Downe’) in Kent, as a young family in 1842.   The house came with eighteen acres of land, and a fifteen acre meadow.  The village combined the…

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  • … species in the world’. To J. D. Hooker,  25 [June 1863] : describing the light-sensing …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

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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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  • … Scott had evidently started his crossing experiments in 1863 (see Correspondence  vol. 11, …
  • … vol. 11, letter from J. D. Hooker, 10 June 1863 ). However, probably the most enthusiastic …
  • … that Lyell in his  Antiquity of man , published in 1863, had made unacknowledged use of Lubbock’s …

Climbing Plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment A monograph by which to work After the publication of On the Origin of Species, Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals in…

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  • … of tendrils, as described in the following excerpt from an 1863 letter he wrote to the English …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher who had studied medicine in London and Paris in the early 1840s, visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat…

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  • … visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat epilepsy …
  • … medical practitioner Darwin contacted around this time. In 1863, Darwin experienced a period of …
  • … joints (see, for example, Holland 1855, p. 233, and Garrod 1863, pp. 263-4). The diagnosis of …
  • … George Busk, 28 April 1865). In November and December 1863, Darwin had consulted the stomach …
  • … vol. 11, Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, 8 December [1863]). In his letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 [November …

John Beddoe

Summary

In 1869, when gathering data on sexual selection in humans, Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with John Beddoe, a doctor in Bristol. He was looking for evidence that racial differences that appear to have no benefit in terms of survival - and…

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  • … of dark hair in England',  Anthropological Review  (1863) 1: 310–12). Three letters …
  • … written to Beddoe asking for the original data from Beddoe's 1863 hospital study.  Beddoe sent …

Descent

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‘Our ancestor was an animal which breathed water, had a swim-bladder, a great swimming tail, an imperfect skull & undoubtedly was an hermaphrodite! Here is a pleasant genealogy for mankind.’ There are more than five hundred letters associated with…

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  • … and published The antiquity of man [Lyell 1863a] in 1863.  Darwin had looked forward to it …
  • … human origins, see Darwin’s Life in Letters, 1863 . ***The contents of Darwin’s …
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