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DCP-LETT-10038G

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DCP-LETT-10039A

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DCP-LETT-10079

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From J. H. Gilbert to W. T. Thiselton Dyer   24 July 1875

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DCP-LETT-10182

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DCP-LETT-10345

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DCP-LETT-1046

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DCP-LETT-1049

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DCP-LETT-10560

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DCP-LETT-10587F

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DCP-LETT-10725F

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To D. W. Thompson   [before February 1882]

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Is glad to hear that Hermann Müller approves of D’AWT’s translation of his work [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]; he hopes a publisher may be found for a work of such high value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Date:  [before Feb 1882]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10748

To W. W. Baxter   18 March [1882]

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Orders two bottles of "the simple Antispasmodic" and "the Glycerin Pepsin mixture". Andrew Clark wishes him to commence his physic at once.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  18 Mar [1882]
Classmark:  Bromley Central Library, Local Studies Library and Archives (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10897

DCP-LETT-11212

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DCP-LETT-11577F

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DCP-LETT-11756

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DCP-LETT-11993

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DCP-LETT-12013F

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DCP-LETT-12118

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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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  • … voyage, to a letter to C. A. Kennard written on 9 January 1882 , only shortly before Darwin’s …

Correspondence with women

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We know of letters to or from around 2000 correspondents, about 100 of whom were women. Using the letter summaries available on this website, the letters can be assigned to rough categories.  Included in the count are letters to women in Darwin’s family…

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  • … case greatly suffer. (Darwin to C. A. Kennard, 9 January 1882 ) Kennard responded (C. …

Darwin and Gender Projects by Harvard Students

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Working in collaboration with Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Myrna Perez, Darwin Correspondence Project staff developed a customised set of 'Darwin and Gender' themed resources for a course on Gender, Sex and Evolution first taught at Harvard…

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  • … your private use.” (Letter to Kennard, C.A., 9 Jan 1882 ) In this personal exchange, she finds …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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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 …

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  • … width="203"] Caricature of John Lubbock (1882)[/caption]   …

Earthworms

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As with many of Darwin’s research topics, his interest in worms spanned nearly his entire working life. Some of his earliest correspondence about earthworms was written and received in the 1830s, shortly after his return from his Beagle voyage, and his…

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  • … about worms were written only months before he died in March 1882. In the same way that Darwin cast …
  • … Letter 13632 - Darwin to John Murray, 21 January 1882 In his last letter touching on …

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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  • …   A GREAT DRAWBACK TO THE PRIVILEGES OF OLD AGE: 1882 In which Darwin dies and is …
  • … notoriety… Charles Darwin died on the 19th April [1882], a few months after the completion of …
  • … AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, PROCEEDINGS XVII, 1882 4  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER …
  • … TO C DARWIN, 29 NOVEMBER 1879 209 A GRAY, 1882, MEMOIR OF DARWIN 210 A …
  • … FUNERAL 211 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 21 APR 1882 212 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 31 OCT …

Darwin in public and private

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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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  • … Letter 13607 – Darwin to Kennard, C. A., [9 January 1882] Darwin responds to Caroline …

Women as a scientific audience

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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 13650 Kennard, C. A. to Darwin, [28 January 1882] Caroline Kennard responds …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 13607 – Darwin to Kennard, C. A., [9 January 1882] Darwin responds to Caroline …

Caroline Kennard

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Kennard’s interest in science stemmed from her social commitments to the women's movement, her interests in nature study as a tool for educational reform, as well as her place in a tightly knit network of the Bostonian elite. Kennard was one of a…

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  • … the inferiority of women. Darwin replied on 9 January 1882, referencing his positions in Descent …
  • … this would cause harm to the domestic sphere. On 28 January 1882, Kennard wrote back to Darwin, …

Darwin dies

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Charles Darwin died at his home, Down House, in Kent.  He was buried a few days later, with full honours, in Westminster Abbey

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  • … Charles Darwin died at his home, Down House, in Kent.  He was buried a few days later, with full …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … standing, and personal preference. George Romanes in his 1882 publication Animal intelligence …

Joseph Dalton Hooker

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The 1400 letters exchanged between Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) account for around 10% of Darwin’s surviving correspondence and provide a structure within which all the other letters can be explored.  They are a connecting thread that spans…

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  • … Darwin’s mature working life from 1843 until his death in 1882 and bring into sharp focus every …

Casting about: Darwin on worms

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Earthworms featured in the news announcement in May 2014 that a citizen science project had been launched to map the distribution of earthworms across Britain (BBC Today programme, 26 May 2014). The general understanding of the role earthworms play in…

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  • … Earthworms featured in the news announcement in May 2014 that a citizen science project had …

Darwin’s Photographic Portraits

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Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of photography for the study of Expression and Emotions in Man and Animal, but can be witnessed in his many photographic portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that…

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  • … image to the masses. Between 1842 and his death in 1882, Darwin was persuaded to sit in front of the …

Darwin & Geology

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The lessons Darwin learned from Adam Sedgwick at Cambridge, and in the field in North Wales, stood him in good stead during the Beagle voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two-thirds of his time ashore,…

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  • … was the last book Darwin published before his death in 1882.   Suggestions for …

History of the Project

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the help of Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (UK), and of Fred's wife, Anne Schlabach Burkhardt. They set out to locate all…

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  • … around the world between 1821 and Darwin's death in 1882 have been located in libraries and in …

Francis Darwin

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Known to his family as ‘Frank’, Charles Darwin’s seventh child himself became a distinguished scientist. He was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, initially studying mathematics, but then transferring to natural sciences.  Francis completed…

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  • … Francis Darwin was elected to the Royal Society in 1882, the year of his father’s death.  From 1884 …

Biogeography

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Observations aboard the Beagle During his five year journey around the world on HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin encountered many different landscapes and an enormous variety of flora and fauna. Some of his most…

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  • … of London (Botany) 1:130-140. Darwin, Charles. 1882. "On the dispersal of freshwater …

About Darwin

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To many of us, Darwin’s name is synonymous with his theory of evolution by natural selection.  But even before the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was publicly known through his popular book about the voyage of the Beagle, and he was…

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  • … renowned names in Victorian Britain.  Darwin died in April 1882; he was buried in Westminster Abbey. …
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