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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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  • … Darwin had also found a supporter in New Zealand. Julius von Haast, a German working as a provincial …
  • … Institute of Canterbury in September 1862 ( see letter to Julius von Haast, 22 January 1863 ); he …
  • … and palaeontological discoveries made in New Zealand. Haast’s arduous explorations and geological, …
  • … who applauded him as a ‘glorious species man’, while Haast extolled Darwin as the ‘noble champion of …
  • … letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 April [1863] , and letter from Julius von Haast, 21 July [–7? August] …
  • … Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand, of which Haast was a founding member ( see …
  • … reminded Huxley again of the German botanist Karl Friedrich von Gärtner’s experiments, which had …
  • … finish, he struck a more optimistic note in a letter to Julius von Haast of 18 July [1863] , in …

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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  • … Gardens, Edinburgh, that he should repeat Karl Friedrich von Gärtner’s experiments on  Verbascum , …
  • … to receive virtual strangers like Samuel Butler ( letter to Julius von Haast, 26 December [1865] ) …

Christchurch, New Zealand

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Māori

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  • … The German explorer Julius von Haast has compiled a list of people to send Darwin's expression …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … than ever to repeat the experiments by which Karl Friedrich von Gärtner had demonstrated a degree of …
  • … correspondent in New Zealand—the provincial geologist, Julius von Haast, who sent valuable evidence …