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To F. H. Hooker   31 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks for congratulations on George’s attaining Second Wrangler.

George will try for a fellowship at Trinity.

CD believes real education begins after school days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Harriet Hooker
Date:  31 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (13 September 1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10822

From Thomas Barbot Beale   17 December [1868 or later]

Summary

On why it is said Indian elephants do not breed in captivity; mating habits of male so violent as to require restraint.

Author:  T. B Beall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec [1868 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13777

From William Thomas Bridges?   14 July [1868–70?]

Summary

Asks CD what prompts dogs of all kinds to roll themselves in decayed animal matter; inherited habit or immediate gratification?

Author:  William Thomas Bridges
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July [1868-70]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13782

From Ludwig Büchner   9 October [1868 or later]

Summary

Thanks CD for letter of 3 Oct [missing] about LB’s publication.

Author:  Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig (Ludwig) Büchner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct [1868 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 355
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13783

To Peter Martin Duncan   13 April [1868?]

Summary

Promises to send coral specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Peter Martin Duncan
Date:  13 Apr [1868?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (272)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13802

To J. D. Hooker   [4 March 1868]

Summary

Arrangements to dine at JDH’s club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816

To George Henry Kendrick Thwaites   31 January [1868]

Summary

Asks GHKT about eyes of screaming elephants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  31 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (325)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2670

To J. B. Baillière et ses fils 29 February [1868]

Summary

Sends stamps to the value of 1s. 1d. and asks for parcel to be sent to 6 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  J. B. Baillière et ses fils
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) catalogue 698 (2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4415F

To Henry Hennessy   10 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks for papers.

Discusses case of the Asturian plants and HH’s view of their introduction through the agency of man. Although botanists question whether plants are thus introduced, those working closely on insular floras are admitting this view more and more.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hennessy
Date:  10 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 June 1987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4744A

From William Bernhard Tegetmeier   8 January [1868?]

Summary

Has seen CD’s "carte" offered for sale.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4971

From Hewett Cottrell Watson to Joseph Dalton Hooker   1 January 186[8]

Summary

HCW’s criticisms of CD’s theory.

Author:  Watson, H. C
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Jan 186[8]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105 f.222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5077F

From William Blenkiron Jr   [c. February 1868?]

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Summary

Answers for father, who is ill, on difference between manes of stallions and mares.

Author:  William Blenkiron, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Feb 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5340

From John Scott   8 January [1868]

Summary

Asks CD for memorandum giving his opinion on a proposal to move the site of the Calcutta Botanic Garden. Gives details of the position, the physical character and the climate of the present site to show how desirable a move would be.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5351

To John Scott   [after 8 January 1868]

Summary

Supports relocating the Calcutta Botanic Garden to a site near the Himalayas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  [after 8 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 116v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5352

To A. D. Bartlett   16 February [1868]

Summary

Asks ADB to perform experiment on colour perception in bower-bird.

Asks for rabbit specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:  16 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Wellcome Western MS. 7781/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5401

To T. H. Huxley   21 February [1868]

Summary

THH’s offer to read proof of essay on man encourages CD to write with satisfaction instead of a vague dread.

Begs Mrs Huxley not to forget corrugator supercilii in a crying child.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5408

From E. A. Darwin   [before 11 October 1868]

Summary

C[harles?] P[arker?] says he has made a "fearful mistake", and the marriage cannot be; EAD hopes to come to CD next week.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5746

To ?   [after June 1868]

Summary

Testimonial for James Archer, who leaves CD’s service after six months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after June 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5747

From J. J. Weir   [before 30 May 1868]

Summary

Reversion of tamed animals to wild behaviour.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 May 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5748

From Richard Barwell [1868?]

Summary

Crying and the action of the orbicularis.

Author:  Richard Barwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 52a (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5749
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Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

Summary

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…

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  • …   On 6 March 1868, Darwin wrote to the entomologist and accountant John Jenner Weir, ‘If …
  • … The quantity of his correspondence increased dramatically in 1868; the increase was due largely to …
  • … and his immediate circle of friends and relations. In July 1868 Darwin was still anticipating that …
  • … and not too much’ ( letter to Albert Günther, 15 May [1868] ). My book is horribly …
  • … as early as 1865, the two-volume work appeared in January 1868. A final delay caused by the indexing …
  • … look rather blank’ ( letter from W. S. Dallas, 8 January 1868 ). Darwin sympathised, replying on …
  • … fairly nauseated’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 February [1868] ). But such worries were laid to …
  • … was clearly impressed by Lewes’s reviews. On 7 August 1868 , he wrote him a lengthy letter from …
  • … not behind my back’ ( letter to John Murray, 25 February [1868] ). Wallace commiserated: ‘I am …
  • … to the paper’ ( letter from A. R. Wallace, 24 February [1868] ). The review was in fact by John …
  • … a veritable ass’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 1 September [1868] ). I am bothered with …
  • … Yorkshire, wrote of the colour of duck claws on 17 April 1868 . The letter was addressed to ‘the …
  • … Commons than any assembly in the world’ (from ?, 6 April 1868). On 21 May , Darwin complained to …
  • … breeder, who apologised in a letter of 11–13 May 1868 for his ‘voluminuous zeal’, and offered …
  • … changes in the canary (letters from J. J. Weir, [26] March 1868 and 3 June 1868 ). ‘It was …
  • … clear that I have none’ ( letter to J. J. Weir, 30 May [1868] ). Sexual selection …
  • … ratios was scanty, and he spent much of the first half of 1868 collecting facts on this question, …
  • … may be gained’ ( letter to H. T. Stainton, 21 February [1868] ). From the beginning, Darwin had …
  • … males getting wives’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 25 February [1868] ). Yet a number of Darwin’s …
  • … the American entomologist Benjamin Dann Walsh on 25 March 1868 . Wallace maintained that males …
  • … entomologists ( letter from Roland Trimen, 20 February 1868 , and letter from Robert MacLachlan, …
  • … in attracting females. J. J. Weir reported on 14 April 1868 that a bullfinch had piped a German …
  • … odour sexual!’ ( letter to A . R. Wallace, 16 September [1868] ). Francis sought additional advice …
  • … to his mother Emma in a letter dated [after 16 October 1868] : ‘I had a long work with Crotch to …
  • … in the dyed hen ( letter from Harrison Weir, 28 March 1868 ). Writing on the same day, Edward …
  • … of Species”’ ( letter from A. R. Wallace, 4 October 1868 ). Heaven protect my stomach …
  • … of Nat. Selection’ ( letter from A. R. Wallace, 8 [April] 1868 ). Researching emotion …

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

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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  • … for ease of distribution sometime in late 1867 or early 1868. Darwin went over his questions, …
  • … in Ceylon, wrote the botanist George Thwaites on 22 July 1868 , “all endeavour to drill their …
  • … Scottish botanist John Scott wrote from Calcutta, 4 May 1868 : “Shame is … expressed by an …
  • … Bulmer, J 13 Aug 1868 [Gipps Land, nr. Flemington? …
  • … Bunnett, Templeton 13 Aug 1868 Echuca, Australia …
  • … Darwin, W.E. [after 29 March 1868] Chester Place, …
  • … Darwin, W.E. [7? April 1868] Southampton, England …
  • … Darwin, W.E. [22? April 1868] Southampton, England …
  • … Forbes, David 26 March 1868 Boulton, England (about …
  • … Geach, F.F. April 1868 Johore, Malaysia …
  • … Glenie, S.O. 22 July 1868 Peradeniya, Ceylon …
  • … Glenie, S.O. [July 1868] Trincomalee, Ceylon …
  • … Hagenauer, J.A. 13 Aug 1868 Flemington, Australia …
  • … Hawkshaw, Cicely Mary (to ED) 9 Feb 1868 Liphook, …
  • … Hooker, J.D. 5 Sept 1868 Kew, London (about Nagasaki …
  • … Lacy, Dyson [before 13 Aug 1868] [Queensland, …
  • … Lane, H.B. 13 Aug 1868 Belfast, Australia? …
  • … Lang, Archibald G. 13 Aug 1868 [Coranderrk, …
  • … Muller, Fritz 30 Jan [1868] Itajahy, Santa Catharina …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 23 May 1868 Conservative Club, …
  • … Scherzer, Karl Von 20 Oct 1868 Ministry of Commerce, …
  • … Scott, John 4 May 1868 Royal Botanic Gardens, …
  • … Smyth, R. Brough 13 Aug 1868 Flemington, Australia …
  • … Speedy, J. 29 Sept 1868 Freshwater, Isle of Wight, …
  • … Swinhoe, Robert 4 Aug 1868 British Legation, Peking, …
  • … Thwaites, G.H.K. 1 Apr 1868 Peradeniya, Ceylon …
  • … Walsh, B.D. 25 March 1868 Rock Island, Illinois, USA …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. 23 Oct 1868 Bedford, Cape of Good Hope …
  • … Sarah E to ED [30 March-12 April 1868] London, …
  • … Wilson, Edward 19 Feb 1868 Hayes, Bromley, Kent, …

6430_10256

Summary

From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hookerf1   25 October 1868Lund (Suède)25 Okt. 1868.Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les…

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker f1    25 October 1868 Lund (Suède) 25 Okt. 1868. …
  • … CD’s query, see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 August 1868. Hooker passed CD’s query to Nilsson at …
  • … in Norwich (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 30 August 1868). f3 Nilsson sent the response in …
  • … An English translation was never published. Earlier in 1868, Longman’s, Green, and Company had …
  • … of northern Europe during the Stone Age (Nilsson 1868); see letter to John Lubbock, 15 February …
  • … on Nilsson’s view in Lubbock’s introduction to Nilsson 1868, pp. xxxv–xxxvi. …
  • … From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker f1    25 October 1868 Lund (Sweden) 25 Oct. 1868
  • … CD’s query, see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 August 1868. Hooker passed CD’s query to Nilsson at …
  • … in Norwich (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 30 August 1868). f3 Nilsson sent the response in …
  • … An English translation was never published. Earlier in 1868, Longman’s, Green, and Company had …
  • … of northern Europe during the Stone Age (Nilsson 1868); see letter to John Lubbock, 15 February …
  • … on Nilsson’s view in Lubbock’s introduction to Nilsson 1868, pp. xxxv–xxxvi. …

6248A_20488

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller f1    17 June 1868 Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil, 17. Juni 1868. …
  • … used. f2 See letter from Fritz Müller, 22 April 1868. Müller refers to F. Müller 1864; the …
  • … f4 See letter to Fritz Müller, 16 March [1868]. Müller refers to Charles Lyell. f5 See …
  • … From Fritz Müller f1    17 June 1868 Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil, 17. June 1868. …
  • … used. f2 See letter from Fritz Müller, 22 April 1868. Müller refers to F. Müller 1864; the …
  • … f4 See letter to Fritz Müller, 16 March [1868]. Müller refers to Charles Lyell. f5 See …

6248A_20488A

Summary

From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller f1    17 June 1868 Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil, 17. Juni 1868. …
  • … used. f2 See letter from Fritz Müller, 22 April 1868. Müller refers to F. Müller 1864; the …
  • … f4 See letter to Fritz Müller, 16 March [1868]. Müller refers to Charles Lyell. f5 See …
  • … From Fritz Müller f1    17 June 1868 Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil, 17. June 1868. …
  • … used. f2 See letter from Fritz Müller, 22 April 1868. Müller refers to F. Müller 1864; the …
  • … f4 See letter to Fritz Müller, 16 March [1868]. Müller refers to Charles Lyell. f5 See …

5935_4582

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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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J. D. Hooker   26[–7] February 1868 Kew Feby 26 th /68 Dear Darwin …
  • … to Richard Owen (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 February [1868]); the review was by John Robertson ( …
  • … 1867) was reviewed in the Athenæum , 8 February 1868, pp. 217–18. f3 CD had discussed …
  • … CD’s reply. See letter to J. D. Hooker, 28 February [1868] and nn. 8–10. …

5873_1488

Summary

From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]f1 Bournemouth Feby. 13. My dear Darwin As Mr Stirling has sent me the recpt. you may as well have it with the Photo of the four Fuegian boys which he wishes me to send you in case you have not seen it. He…

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  • … From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868] f1 Bournemouth Feby. 13. My dear …

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…

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Letter 5817 - Darwin to Huxley, T. H., [30 January 1868] Darwin asks Thomas Huxley to …
  • … 6453 - Langton, E. to Wedgwood, S. E., [9 November 1868] Darwin’s nephew, Edmund, …
  • … - Langton, E. & C. to Wedgwood S. E., [after 9 November 1868] Darwin’s nephews, Edmund …
  • … Letter 6139  - Doubleday, H. to Darwin, [22 April 1868] Doubleday responds to Darwin’s …
  • … Letter 6046  - Weir, J. J. to Darwin, [24 March 1868] John Weir describes experiments …
  • … Letter 6083  - Casparay, J. X. R. to Darwin, [2 April 1868] Casparay details his …
  • … Letter 6139  - Doubleday, H. to Darwin, [22 April 1868] Naturalist Henry Doubleday …
  • … Letter 6046  - Weir, J. J. to Darwin, [24 March 1868] John Weir describes experiments …
  • … Letter 6066  - Weir, H. W. to Darwin, [28 March 1868] Harrison Weir passes on …
  • … Letter 6081  - Darwin to Bowman, W., [2 April 1868] Darwin requests surgeon and …

Descent

Summary

‘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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  • … in two volumes in 1871, yet as late as the summer of 1868 Darwin thought it would be only a ‘ short …
  • … writing it up as a separate publication in early February 1868 , wading through a ‘ mass of …
  • … Variation was finally off his hands at the beginning of 1868, the volume of his correspondence …
  • … are more than 260 surviving letters from February and March 1868 alone, two or three times the usual …
  • … the details of the experiment were discussed in March 1868 , it seems the original suggestion of …
  • … & sexual selection’ Darwin wrote to Wallace in September 1868, but although he had ‘ oscillated …

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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  • … 'provisional hypothesis of Pangenesis’, was published in 1868 in his book, Variation of …
  • … some other name. (  to J. D. Hooker, 23 February '1868] )   And took …
  • … hardly possible. ( from A. R. Wallace, 24 February 1868 ) Darwin’s …

William Winwood Reade

Summary

On 19 May 1868, an African explorer and unsuccessful novelist, William Winwoode Reade (1838–1875) offered to help Darwin, and started a correspondence and, arguably, a collaboration, that would last until Reade's death. After a first 1861 tour of…

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  • … On 19 May 1868 , an African explorer and unsuccessful novelist, William Winwoode Reade …
  • … Nonetheless, Reade contacted Charles Darwin in 1868 to offer his services: his second expedition to …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

Summary

At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

Matches: 4 hits

  • …  vol. 16, letter to W. D. Fox, 12 December [1868] ). He may have resented the interruption to his …
  • … on the German translation of  Variation  (Carus trans. 1868). The French translation proved …
  • … the French edition of  Variation  (Moulinié trans. 1868), and CD now extended his permission for …
  • … Scientific Opinion , launched towards the end of 1868, was one of several periodicals begun in …

Darwin and the Church

Summary

The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … a cow and a red deer (letter from J. B. Innes, 7 December 1868 ). Innes had a tendency to tease …
  • … he left behind (letter from S. J. O’H. Horsman, 2 June [1868] ). Among the reasons justifying his …
  • … the church’s organ fund (letter to J. B. Innes, 15 June [1868] ). So embroiled in this process …
  • … the Down parish church (letter to J. B. Innes, 1 December 1868 ). Darwin wrote of the next …

Darwin's life in letters

Summary

For all his working life, Darwin used letters as a way both of discussing ideas and gathering the ‘great quantities of facts’ that he used in developing and supporting his theories. They form a fascinating collection from many hundreds of correspondents,…

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  • … letters. ( Darwin to John Jenner Weir, [6 March 1868] ) For all his working life …

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…

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Letter 5861 - Blyth, E. to Darwin, [11 February 1868] Zoologist Edward Blyth sends …
  • … Letter 5928 - Gray, A. to Darwin, [25 February 1868] American naturalist Asa Gray …
  • … Letter 6040 - Haeckel, E. P. A. to Darwin, [23 March 1868] Haeckel informs Darwin …
  • … Letter 6110 - Samuelson, J. to Darwin, [10 April 1868] James Samuel, editor of …
  • … Letter 6126 - Binstead, C. H. to Darwin, [17 April 1868] Charles Binstead, “an …
  • … Letter 6237 - Bullar, R. to Darwin, [9 June 1868] Rosa Bullar reports a case of a …
  • … Letter 6335 - Innes, J. B. to Darwin, [31 August 1868] John Innes reports that he has …

Have you read the one about....

Summary

... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

Religion

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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 6167 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 8 May [1868] Darwin writes to Gray about his review …
  • … 6223 — Horsman, S. J. H. to Darwin, C. R., 2 June [1868] Horsman attempts to convince Darwin …
  • … Letter 6241 — Innes, J. B. to Darwin, C. R., 13 June 1868 J. B. Innes, vicar of Down writes …
  • … Letter 6486 — Darwin, C. R. to Innes, J. B., 1 Dec 1868 Darwin writes to J. B. Innes, vicar …
  • … Letter 6492 — Innes, J. B. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Dec 1868 J. B. Innes, vicar of Down provides …
  • … Letter 6501 — Innes, J. B. to Darwin, C. R., 12 Dec 1868 J. B. Innes, vicar of Down is …

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 6024 — Wallace, A. R. to Darwin, C. R., 19 Mar 1868 Wallace writes to Darwin with a …
  • … Letter 6033 — Darwin, C. R. to Wallace, A. R., [21 Mar 1868] Darwin lets Wallace know he has …
  • … Letter 6045 — Wallace, A. R. to Darwin, C. R., 24 Mar [1868] Wallace returns George Darwin’s …
  • … Letter 6058 — Darwin, C. R. to Wallace, A. R., 27 Mar [1868] Darwin writes to Wallace saying …
  • … Letter 6095 — Darwin, C. R. to Wallace, A. R., 6 Apr [1868] Darwin writes to Wallace on the …
  • … Letter 6104 — Wallace, A. R. to Darwin, C. R., 8 [Apr] 1868 Wallace says if Darwin is not …

Natural Science and Femininity

Summary

Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 6044 - Darwin to Darwin, G. H., [24 March 1868] Darwin relays his discussion with …
  • … Letter 6046 - Weir, J. J. to Darwin, [24 March 1868] John Weir describes experiments he …
  • … Letter 6139 - Doubleday, H. to Darwin, [22 April 1868] Doubleday details his experiments …
  • … Letter 6453 - Langton, E. to Wedgwood, S. E., [9 November 1868] Darwin’s nephew, Edmund, …

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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  • … fade.   GRAY PAYS DARWIN A VISIT AT DOWN: 1868 In which Gray announces his …
  • … apart theologically. GRAY:   175   Summer. 1868. The gist of my present note is to …
  • …   189   [Jane Gray. Letter to her sister. Fall, 1868.] Mr Darwin [is].. fascinating… [he has] the …
  • … THE OLDER ONE GETS THE MORE THERE IS TO DO: 1868-1876 In which the friends consider the …
  • … 24 JULY 1865 175 A GRAY TO RW CHURCH, 22 JUNE 1868 176  TO A GRAY 15 AUGUST …
  • … TO A GRAY 15 APRIL 1867 180  TO A GRAY 8 MAY 1868 181 FROM A GRAY 25 MAY …
  • … TIME 189 JANE LORING GRAY, LETTER TO HER SISTER, 1868 or 1869 190  C DARWIN …
  • … A GRAY 9 AUGUST 1876 194  FROM A GRAY 25 MAY 1868 195 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER …
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