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To J. D. Hooker   23 February [1868]

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Review in Athenæum full of contempt. Is sure Owen wrote it [see 5931].

Gardeners’ Chronicle review [(1868): 184] favourable.

Fears Pangenesis is still-born. Cites Bates, Spencer, Lubbock, and Sir Henry Holland. Is sure Pangenesis will sometime reappear. Questions that are connected and answered by Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 52–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5918

To Hermann Müller   23 February [1868]

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Offers to undertake publication of English translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin. W. S. Dallas will translate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  23 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5919

From Hermann Müller   [after 23 February 1868]

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HM is certain his brother Fritz would like to see Für Darwin translated into English by Dallas. He will make arrangements with the German publisher.

Two friends are writing Darwinian works: Adolf Speyer on phylogeny of Lepidoptera

and August Röse on genealogy of mosses.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5920
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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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  • … in opposition to him ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [22–3 November 1863] ). However, it is certain …
  • … E. Darwin, [25 July 1863], and letter to J. D. Hooker, [22–3 November 1863] ). Writing …
  • … by writing while lying down ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [22–3 November 1863] ). He told Roland …

Santa Fé, Argentina

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Inland trips

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  • … Writes of his journey from Rio Negro to Bahia Blanca, and his illness on an expedition to Santa Fé …

John Stevens Henslow

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The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at Cambridge University, were among the most significant of his life. It was a letter from Henslow that brought Darwin the invitation to sail round the world as…

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  • … 21st Sept. 1831'.  For goodness sake what is No. 223— it looks like the remains of …

Richard Matthews

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Richard Matthews was 21 years old when he stepped aboard the Beagle, destined for a lonely career as a missionary in Tierra del Fuego. The Church Missionary Society had arranged for him to accompany the three Fuegians (Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, and York…

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  • … determined to stay with the Fuegians’ (Darwin 1845, p. 223). When all seemed well the following …

The origin of language

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Darwin started thinking about the origin of language in the late 1830s. The subject formed part of his wide-ranging speculations about the transmutation of species. In his private notebooks, he reflected on the communicative powers of animals, their…

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Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … The revised sketch and final bill are in DAR 139.17: 22–3. They are not reproduced here as the main …

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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  • … pyramid as in the case of ordinary cells.’ ( Origin , p. 223.) The cells were built up in a …

Books on the Beagle

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‘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…

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  • … Recorder , 28 June 1836,  Collected papers  1: 22–3). Taxidermy.(Letter to Susan Darwin, …