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Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … Geological Record”’ ( letter from Edmund Mojsisovics von Mojsvár, 28 April 1878 ). ‘What a …
  • … of an infant’ had been translated into Greek. Theodor von Heldreich wrote from Athens on 8 …
  • … in Germany, as if they had been school-boys’ ( letter to Karl von Scherzer, 1 April 1878 ). …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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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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  • … by Muller Haast, J.F.J. von 12 May - 2 …
  • … it to Haast, J.F.J. von 4 Dec 1867 …
  • … Wellington, Australia letter to F.J.H. von Mueller nodding, gentle …
  • … vertical nodding Scherzer, Karl Von 20 Oct …
  • … New Zealand) forwarded to CD by J.F.J. von Haast Maoris …
  • … forwarded by Smyth; Wilson sent letter to Ferdinand von Mueller Victoria Aborigines …