skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains ""

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
1868::02::06 in date [X]
1868::02::06 in date [X]
7 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

From Ernst Haeckel   [before 6 February 1868]

Summary

Describes his lectures on CD’s theory.

Thanks CD for copy of Variation. Comments on book.

Describes work of two protégés in Jena: Nicolas von Miklucho[-Maclay] and Anton Dohrn.

His cousin, Wilhelm Bleek, is sending an article about the origin of language.

Asks to keep book a few months longer but will return it if CD needs it [Webb and Berthelot, Histoire naturelle des Îles Canaries, vol. 3, pt 1: Géographie botanique (1840)].

Describes research on Siphonophora.

Describes life in Jena. Mentions alpine accident during wedding trip.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5840

To Ernst Haeckel   6 February [1868]

Summary

Delighted to hear of success of EH’s lectures.

Ernest Faivre [La variabilité des espèces (1868)] sees no reason to favour common descent of allied species.

Asks EH to pass German edition of Variation on to Gegenbaur.

Comments on work of Miklucho[-Maclay], Dohrn, and Bleek.

Has begun work on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  6 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5841

To W. D. Fox   6 February [1868]

Summary

There is so much detail in Variation that WDF will never be able to finish it. Some chapters, like that on reversion, are "curious".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 148)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5842

From John Murray   6 February [1868]

Summary

Advance sale of Variation has exhausted the 1500 copies printed. Murray sends note for £300 author’s payment. Wants to print 1250 more immediately.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 354
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5844

From Edward Blyth   6 February 1868

Summary

Discusses the origin and characters of sheep breeds, particularly the merino.

Reports observations on reversion to wild type in canary mules

and lists some animals that show a unique development restricted to one side of their bodies.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5845

From J. E. Gray   6 February 1868

Summary

Would like a look at Nathusius.

Edward Blyth’s inability to recognise cats’ skulls.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5846

From W. S. Dallas   6 February 1868

Summary

Forwards a letter from Secretary of Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Hopes CD will honour them by accepting.

Has heard nothing of Variation.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5847
Search:
in keywords
7 Items

Race, Civilization, and Progress

Summary

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,…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … which took effect in the following year. Letter 206 : Darwin to Darwin, E. C., 22 May …

Dramatisation script

Summary

Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to lift their spirts with talk of science. 206   I have taken up an old subject which …
  • … 205  TO A GRAY 25 DECEMBER 1874 206  TO A GRAY 15 JANUARY [1872] 207  …

Maldonado, Uruguay

Summary

Disgusted by slavery

Matches: 1 hits

  • … Collected 70 species of birds and 19 mammals, asks his father for money to take on Syms Covington …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

Summary

Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

Matches: 1 hits

  • … [caption id="attachment_763809" align="aligncenter" width="206"] …

Syms Covington

Summary

When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington died in 1861 reportedly 47 years old, so he would have been 17; although if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809,…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘ fiddler & boy to Poop …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

Summary

The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … notebooks'; Questions & experiments notebook, CUL DAR 206, especially pp. 13, 14).   He …
  • … experiments related to his species work (DAR 106/7 and DAR 206 (Questions & experiments notebook …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … around the world . . .  Aberdeen, [1786], 1822. (DAR 31.1: 206; 35.1: 235v.). ‡ Caldcleugh, …