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From Ernst Krause   10 February 1880

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Birthday greetings.

Regrets Butler’s malicious attack.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12469

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Ernst Krause    10 February 1880 …
  • … DAR 92: B55 Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause Berlin 10 Feb 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Berlin N.O.  Friedenstrasse 10. II. …
  • … den 10. Februar 1880. Hochverehrter Herr! Unter den vielen Glückwünschen, die Sie …
  • … Sie mir gütigst noch eine Frage. Der 10 April in der Grabschrift ist doch ein Druckfehler …
  • … Berlin N.O.  Friedenstrasse 10. …
  • … II. 10 February 1880. Most esteemed Sir! Among the many congratulations that you will be …
  • … and kindly allow me yet another question. Isn’t 10 April on the tombstone an error and the …

To Romain Moniez   10 October 1880

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of R-LM’s book on parasitic worms. [Perhaps Essai monographique sur les cysticerques (1880) in vol. 3 of the Travaux of the Institut Zoologique de Lille.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Romain-Louis (Romain) Moniez
Date:  10 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Pierre Bergé (dealers) (22 November 2010, lot 63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12751A

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  • … To Romain Moniez   10 October 1880 …
  • … November 2010, lot 63) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct 1880 Romain-Louis (Romain) Moniez …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington S.E.R. ) October 10 th 1880 Dear Sir I am very much obliged to …

From W. E. Darwin   10 February [1880]

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"Dia" [as a prefix] means "through, across".

WED’s wife would like to meet the Huxleys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 209.7: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11352

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  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   10 February [1880] …
  • … DAR 209.7: 159 William Erasmus Darwin Bassett 10 Feb [1880] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Basset Feb 10 th My dear Father, We got back v.  comfortably & S.  is quite fresh today …

To W. E. Darwin   10 September [1880]

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Writes about worm-castings; tells WED not to bother with samples from Beaulieu Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 Sept [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12710

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  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   10 September [1880] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 162 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1880] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … unless you hear from me again. yours affect. | C.  Darwin Sept 10 th . — | W.E. Darwin Esq …

To Hyacinth Hooker   10 October [1880]

Summary

Thanks for the bananas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hyacinth Symonds; Hyacinth Jardine; Hyacinth Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (8 June 2005, lot 56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12750

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  • … To Hyacinth Hooker   10 October [1880] …
  • … 2005, lot 56) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1880] Hyacinth Symonds/Hyacinth Jardine/ …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. ) Oct 10 th My dear Lady Hooker I am very much obliged …

To James Torbitt   10 March 1880

Summary

Sends funds for potato experiments. Asks for information on progress.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12530

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  • … To James Torbitt   10 March 1880 …
  • … DAR 148: 114 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar 1880 James Torbitt …
  • … Down, March 10, 1880. My dear Sir Your letter of the 8th received. I enclose cheque for £ …

From Henry Woodward   10 April 1880

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Thanks CD for his testimonial and congratulates him on "The coming of age of the ""Origin of Species""". [T. H. Huxley, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 9 (1879–81): 361–8; Collected essays, vol. 2.]

Author:  Henry Woodward
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1880
Classmark:  DAR 181: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12573

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  • … From Henry Woodward   10 April 1880 …
  • … DAR 181: 152 Henry Woodward British Museum 10 Apr 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … British Museum Apl 10— 1880. Dear Mr Darwin, Pray accept my very sincere thanks for the …

From R. F. Cooke   10 November 1880

Summary

Movement in plants needs only the index. Distressed by CD’s dissatisfaction with the indexer.

Eight hundred copies have now been sold. Type will be kept up.

Decision on printing additional copies should await reviews.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 512
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12807

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  • … From R. F. Cooke   10 November 1880 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 10 Nov 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50A, Albemarle Street, London. W. Nov 10 18 80 My dear Sir We are only waiting for the …

From T. H. Huxley   10 May 1880

Summary

Hopes CD does not think his faith in natural selection is weak because he omitted mention of it in his lecture.

Is working on dogs. They will make a case for "Darwinismus".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12603

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  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   10 May 1880 …
  • … 352 Thomas Henry Huxley London, Marlborough Place, 4 10 May 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 4 Marlborough Place | N.W May 10 th 1880 My dear Darwin You are the cheeriest letter …
  • … wild and domestic ( L. Huxley ed. 1900 , 2: 10). The lectures were never published, but a …

To R. F. Cooke   20 October 1880

Summary

CD promised Reinwald the clichés [for Movement in plants] at cost, so he is to be charged £10. Eduard Koch should be charged £25, since CD’s books sell well in Germany – but Koch must not know the French have them for £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  20 Oct 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 376–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12769

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  • … plants ] at cost, so he is to be charged £10. Eduard Koch should be charged £25, since CD’ …
  • … s books sell well in Germany – but Koch must not know the French have them for £10. …
  • … Matilda Smith (see letter to John Murray, 10 July 1880 and n. 2). Reviews of Movement in …
  • … let him have them at this price, viz 10£—, if he finally decides to have translation . — …
  • … that I have let the Frenchman have them for 10£. — The volume had better be in green to …

From Charles Layton   11 March 1880

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Encloses statement of U. S. sales of CD’s works to 1 Feb 1880 and sends a cheque for balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 159: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12531

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  • … Feby 1/76. 1 Vol Ed price $3 instead of $2 10% of $1. 146.60 Insectivorous Plants  No …
  • … Aug 1/79 On hand 378 Feby 1/80  " 366 Sold 12 10% of $1 25 $1.50 Orchids Aug 1/79.   …
  • … On hand 508 Feby 1/80  " 476 Sold 32 10% of $1 75 $5.60 Different forms of Flowers  No …
  • … 1/79.  On hand 279 Feby 1/80  " 258 Sold 21 10% of $2 $4.20 Origin of Species Aug 1/79.   …
  • … Feby 1/79 On hand 1038 Feby 1/80 " 944 Sold 94 10% of $3 50 32.90 Descent of Man Aug …
  • … 1/79 On hand 523 Feby 1/80  " 292 Sold 231 10% of $3.  69.30 add copyright on 1466 copies …

To T. L. Brunton   10 March 1880

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Thanks for copy of TLB’s Pharmacology [1880].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  10 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 143: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12529

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  • … To T.  L.  Brunton   10 March 1880 …
  • … DAR 143: 169 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar 1880 Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet …

From T. H. Farrer   10 October 1880

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Replies to CD’s questions about worms at Abinger ruins.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12751

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  • … From T.  H.  Farrer   10 October 1880 …
  • … Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer Abinger Hall 10 Oct 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Gomshall S.E.R. | Station & Telegraph. ) 10 Oct/80 My dear Mr Darwin Horace, Payne, Ida & …
  • … crush their food ( letter to T. H. Farrer, 10 October [1880] ). Horace and Ida Darwin had …

From E. A. Wheler   10 January 1880

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Thanks CD for Erasmus Darwin. Comments on it.

News of Violetta Darwin’s death.

Author:  Elizabeth Anne Galton; Elizabeth Anne Wheler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 99: 197–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12413

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  • … From E.  A.  Wheler   10 January 1880 …
  • … 8 Elizabeth Anne Galton/Elizabeth Anne Wheler Leamington 10 Jan 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 3 Bertie Terrace 10 Jan y  1880. My dear Cousin, I will not delay longer to thank you very …

From G. J. Romanes   10 December 1880

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Returns book [W. O. Focke, Pflanzen-Mischlinge]. It was of great use.

Suggests experiment involving light stimulation of plants.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1880
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12904

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  • … From G.  J.  Romanes   10 December 1880 …
  • … 103–4 George John Romanes London, Cornwall Terrace, 18 10 Dec 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Terrace, Regent’s Park, N.W. : December 10, 1880. I return by this post the book on …

To Ernst Krause   13 February 1880

Summary

Thanks EK for kind letter.

CD’s date on epitaph is a dreadful mistake. CD often overlooks errata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12476

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  • … Letter from Ernst Krause, 10 February 1880 . CD had not noticed the error in …
  • … Erasmus Darwin , p. 127 (see letter from Ernst Krause, 10 February 1880 and n. 3). …
  • … letter. I write now merely to say that April 10 th on the Epitaph is a dreadful mistake, …

To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1880]

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Thanks THF for notes on Abinger excavation. Asks for more castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12749

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  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   10 October [1880] …
  • … LS Ms 299/36) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1880] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet …
  • … From Mr. C.  Darwin, Down, Beckenham. Oct.  10 th . Many thanks: as you say you will send …

To C.-F. Reinwald   20 October 1880

Summary

CD has arranged with Murray for CR to have woodcuts at cost for proposed French translation [of Movement in plants].

Has sent £10 to Mme Barbier.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Date:  20 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12768

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  • … for proposed French translation [of Movement in plants ]. Has sent £10 to Mme Barbier. …
  • … I have stated that the cost to you is to be only 10£. — Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. …
  • … Darwin P.S. | I send Mad. Barbier 10£, & I am very much obliged for your kind letter on …
  • … that the actual cost of the 195 woodblocks is 10£; & though M r Murray tells me it is very …

To the Darwin children   10 January 1880

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Circular letter regarding the distribution of CD’s excess income, with a note addressed to W. E. Darwin concerning his handling of Elizabeth Darwin’s share.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy, Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  10 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12414

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  • … To the Darwin children   10 January 1880 …
  • … DAR 210.6: 155 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan 1880 Elizabeth (Bessy, Lizzy) Darwin …
  • … C.  Darwin Everybody has seen this. | C.D Jan 10 th . 1880. — To William Do not be in such …

To C. W. Fox   10 [April] 1880

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Condolences upon the death of CWF’s father, William Darwin Fox.

[Wrongly dated March by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Woodd Fox
Date:  10 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12572

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  • … To C.  W.  Fox   10 [April] 1880 …
  • … RBSC-ARC-1721-1-13) Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall 10 [Apr] 1880 Charles Woodd Fox …
  • … Abinger Hall | Dorking March 10 th 1880 My dear M r Fox I write only a word to thank you …
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Reading my roommate’s illustrious ancestor: To T. H. Huxley, 10 June 1868

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My roommate at Harvard College was Tom Baum, now a Hollywood screenwriter.  Tom’s full name is Thomas Henle Baum, his middle name a reference to a German physician ancestor for whom the ‘Loop of Henle’ in the kidney had been named.  Other than this iconic…

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  • … catch my interest.  And as I did so, my eyes fell on a 10 June 1868 Darwin letter to Huxley in which …

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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  • … given it up by early July ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 July 1865] ). In July, he …
  • … finished hearing it read aloud ( letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] ). Over the next few …
  • … ( see letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] ; since it is impossible …
  • … similarly coloured varieties (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to John Scott, 19 November …
  • … ‘industry & ability’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [10 March 1865] ). Scott took these …
  • … of transmutation to humans (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter from J. H. Balfour, 14 January …
  • … ( Correspondence vol. 11, letter from J. D. Hooker, 10 June 1863 ). However, probably …
  • … Cresy, 7 September [1865] , and letter from Edward Cresy, 10 September 1865 ). Francis and …

Cross and self fertilisation

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The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom, published on 10 November 1876, was the result of a decade-long project to provide evidence for Darwin’s belief that ‘‘Nature thus tells us, in the most emphatic manner, that she abhors…

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  • … self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom , published on 10 November 1876, was the result of a …
  • … of the young plants is highly remarkable’ ( To Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] ). By early December, …
  • … great measure my further working’ ( From Hermann Müller, 10 June 1873 ). Darwin, in turn, had …
  • … had ‘begun to prepare for press observations continued for 10 years on the effects of crossing …
  • … 12 November 1876 ). The book was published on 10 November 1876. Within days, Darwin received …
  • … of rye and wheat that he had studied ( From A. W. Rimpau, 10 December 1877 ). By the end of …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … had tried, indirectly, to influence him. He told Hooker: 10 Do see Falconer & …
  • … , and letter to Charles Lyell, 18 April [1863 ]. 10. Correspondence vol. 11, …
  • … 19. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 2 May 1865 and n. 10. 20. See the second enclosure …

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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  • … Bowker, J.H. [10 Dec 1867] [Cape of Good Hope (South …
  • … Gray, Asa 10 & 14 March [1871] Cambridge, …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. [10 Dec 1867] Bedford, Cape of Good …

Darwin in letters, 1881: Old friends and new admirers

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In May 1881, Darwin, one of the best-known celebrities in England if not the world, began writing about all the eminent men he had met. He embarked on this task, which formed an addition to his autobiography, because he had nothing else to do. He had…

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  • … within the family, Henrietta explained to Stephen on 10 January , hoping that he did not think …
  • … investigate aggregation. He explained to Fritz Müller on 10 September why he had embarked on …
  • … to the general stock of knowledge’ ( letter to E. W. Bok, 10 May 1881 ). Josef Popper, an expert …
  • … to R. F. Cooke, 5 October 1881 ). The publication date was 10 October, but by 7 October Darwin …
  • … of soil, while his brother James Geikie told Darwin on 10 October that no one would ‘any longer …

Schools Gallery: Using Darwin’s letters in the classroom

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English| History| Science  English Pupils in Cumbria lead the way Year 9 English pupils at Ulverston Victoria High School spent several weeks studying Darwin’s letters, including comparing sections from Darwin’s ‘Voyage of the Beagle’ to letters…

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  • … Letter 1174 - Charles Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 10 May 1848 …
  • … ideas Using a ‘pass the bomb’ technique, Year 10 History pupils at Bideford College in …
  • … Science Roast beef and urine Year 10 pupils at Hitchin Girls School were …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher who had studied medicine in London and Paris in the early 1840s, visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat…

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  • … (see letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker, [10 July 1865]). Darwin’s condition …
  • … D. Fox, 8 December [1863]). In his letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 [November 1863] ( Correspondence …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Darwin's daughter Henrietta kept a diary for a few momentous weeks in 1871. This was the year in which Descent of Man, the most controversial of her father's books after Origin itself, appeared, a book which she had helped him write. The small…

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  • … now in the balance & I can laugh & talk & settle Bradshaw 10 etc etc just as …
  • … me so. If I cannot be a good wife I have indeed neglected my 10 talents. 11 July 5th. …
  • … all the world to me to see him smile to hear his voice   10 years on how will it be when we are 50 …
  • … . 9 Richard Buckley Litchfield . 10 Bradshaw’s railway guide . …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … to me.— Charles Darwin to J. D. Hooker, 10 December [1866] .  The ‘hard …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … however, continued to be raised in various ways. On 10 January, Charles O’Shaughnessy , an Irish …
  • … them to such extent?’ enthused Hermann Hoffmann on 10 January , while on 23 June, Auguste Forel …
  • … of plant digestion further, had already reported on 10 January that he had confirmed the ‘more …
  • … Caroline home, they had experienced a further calamity. On 10 May, William suffered serious …
  • … mentioned his oldest daughter Annie, who died at the age of 10 in 1851, but William, who was 11 …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … of coffee to two cups a day, since coffee, with the ‘10 drops of Muriatic acid twice a day (with …
  • … the chemistry go on better’ ( letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February [1866] ). Darwin began …
  • … you are in for it’ ( letter from H. E. Darwin, [  c . 10 May 1866] ). Henrietta’s letter …
  • … know how to begin’ ( letter to Fritz Müller, [before 10 December 1866] ). The intrusion of …
  • … other German states and Austria in June and July. Writing on 10 May from Württemberg, one of the …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

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In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

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  • … in nature ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 10 ). He was surprised that no naturalist …
  • … eaten have grown well.’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 December [1856] ). His faith in his …

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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  • … (see  Correspondence  vol. 8, letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] ). In the same letter …
  • … had been published in 1862 (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). He sent a copy to Asa Gray to review in …
  • … of species, when crossed’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 10 [January 1863] ). He reminded Huxley again …
  • … Verbascum  and  Zea  (see  Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix VI). However, when  Evidence as …
  • … other acquired differences’ (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, Appendix VI). In addition to crossing …
  • … orchid genus  Acropera  (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). Their 1863 letters reveal Darwin’s …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … vol. 22, letters from E. E. Klein, 14 May 1874 and 10 July 1874 ). ‘I am astounded & …
  • … the process of writing and revising at all satisfying. On 10 February he complained to Hooker : …
  • … objectless & all being vanity of vanities,’ he wrote on 10 February . ‘But this will wear …

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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  • … you sent me as well as I could. DARWIN:  10   My dear Dr Gray. I really hardly know …
  • … Hooker is younger than Darwin and Gray by about 10 years. Like Gray, he is a professional botanist …
  • … right when he said the whole subject would be forgotten in 10 years. But now that I hear you will …
  • … a lesser degree ‘Blood’s One Penny Envelope, 1, 3, and 10 cents’. If you will make him this present, …
  • … HOOKER:   208   We had a horrid scare 10 days ago, in the form of a Telegram from ‘Nature’ to …
  • … XVII, 1882 4  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER 10 MAY 1848 5  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER …
  • … 9  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 22 MAY 1855 10  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 24 AUGUST 1855 …
  • … JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 72  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 JANUARY 1860 73  C DARWIN TO …
  • … A GRAY, 21 JULY 1861 120 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 10 JUNE 1861 121  A GRAY TO C …
  • … 18 FEBRUARY 1862 129  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 10 MARCH 1862 130  C DARWIN …
  • … 23 NOVEMBER 1862 136  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 10–20 JUNE 1862 137  A GRAY TO …
  • … AND 26 JANUARY 1862 142  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 NOVEMBER 1862 143  A …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … form’, namely those of embryology ( letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1860] ). Only his theory, he …
  • … with other animals’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] )— he and others were well aware …
  • … views.—’ ( letter from J. S. Henslow to J. D. Hooker, 10 May 1860 ). What worried Darwin most …
  • … serve a purpose in Britain. He immediately wrote to Gray on 10 September after studying the first …

Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … interesting to the public’ ( letter to Reginald Darwin, 10 April [1879] ). However, even members …
  • … he disagreed with Henrietta, or that Krause had written on 10 July to say that he had derived …
  • … & experiment’ ( letter from J. F. Moulton, 10 December 1879 ). In reply to Darwin’s response …
  • … Leopold Würtenberger fared better. When he wrote on 10 January to ask whether Darwin could find him …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Marcel de Serres Cavernes d’Ossements 7 th  Ed. 10  8 vo . [Serres 1838] good to trace Europ. …
  • … on wheat [Le Couteur 1836] Bechstein on Caged Birds. 10 s  6 d . translated by Rennie …
  • … Soc read Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843]  must be studied . …
  • … Des ). De leur Anatomie, Reproduction et Culture. 4to. Avec 10 planches. Amsterdam, 1768. 12 s . …
  • … G. Browne 1799]— well skimmed 1839 Jan 10 All life of W. Scott [Lockhart 1837–8] …
  • … Voyage of Kolff to the Molucca Sea [Kolff 1840] 10 th  Surville-Marion [Crozet 1783]. …
  • … 1839]. References at end. chiefly on instincts 10 th . Blackwalls Researches in Zoology …
  • … 1839–40]. references at end.— Maer  (June 10 to Nov. 14. 1840) Smellies Buffon 3 d …
  • … Hilaire: [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1841] d[itt]o: 10 th  Journal de Phys. [ Observations …
  • … [Lyman 1781] [DAR 119: 10b] Dec. 10 th  The Hour & Man. H. Martineau [H. …
  • … Dog [C. H. Smith 1839–40] 2 d . vol. d[itt]o Nov. 10 th  Sprengel. Endeckte Geheimniss. …
  • … Nat. Lib. vol 14 [Waterhouse 1841] Marked—— 10 th  Veterinary [ Veterinarian ] 1828 Vol 1 …
  • … & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— 1842 Jan 10 M rs  Hamilton Grays Etruria [E …
  • … Royle Prod. Resources of India [Royle 1840] abst June 10 th  Miller’s old Red Sandstone [H. …
  • … Clarendons History [Hyde 1704]. 1843 Jan 10. Last Vol of Clarendons History [Hyde …
  • … 26 Hinds Regions of Vegetation [Hinds 1843]. June 10 th . Linnæan Trans. [ Transactions of …
  • … 3. vols. [Bradley 1724] (nothing) scarcely —— 10 Johnson’s Field Sports of India [D. Johnson …
  • … or Geograph. Distrib:” [Gérard 1844–5] Dec. 10 Ray. Society. Vol I. Reports [Ray Society 1845 …
  • … French in Algiers [Lamping 1845] 1846 Jan 10 th  Mackintosh life of More …
  • … St. Lecons de Morph. Bot. [Saint-Hilaire 1841] April 10 Wagners Anatomy by Tulk [Wagner 1845] …
  • … of Ægyptians [J. G. Wilkinson 1837–41].— April 10 3 d  vol of d[itt]o W. Scotts Life …
  • … May 5. Ray’s Memorials of [Ray 1846] —— 10 th  The Falcon Family [Savage] 1845] 27 …
  • … Misc. Works. 3 vols: [Mackintosh 1846] Aug 10. Appendix to Carlyle’s Cromwell [Carlyle 1845]. …
  • … Travels in Brazil [Gardner 1846]. —— 10 th  D r . Joseph Adams. Philosoph. Treatise on …
  • … Miller First Impressions of England [H. Miller 1847]. Nov. 10 Prichard Physical Researches. Hist. of …
  • … et d'Histoire   Naturelle de Genève ]. Tom I to 10. —— Annales du Museum [ Annales …
  • … W. Tone Autobiography [Tone 1826] very amusing March 10 John Galt Autobiography [Galt 1833] …
  • … Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] —— 10 Neander’s Life of St Bernard [Neander 1843] …
  • … Miller Footsteps of the Creator [H. Miller 1849] Dec. 10. Dana’s Geology. U.S. Expedition [J. …
  • … to 1837. & thence I have read in Journals June 10 th  Goulds Birds of Australia [Gould …
  • … . Feb. 1. Emigrants Manual [Burton 1851] March 10 th  Hind’s Solar System [Hind 1852 …

The evolution of honeycomb

Summary

Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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  • … her power of reaching.’ (Letter from G. R. Waterhouse, 10 February 1858 .) By now not only …
  • … a letter from Edward Cresy (letter from Edward Cresy, 10 September 1865 ), in which Cresy sent as …
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