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From E. A. Darwin   [17 January 1825]

Summary

Proposes a dry place for the apparatus for their laboratory and draws a plan for CD’s criticism.

Price has found black sediment in his tea, which was attracted to a magnet.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DCP-LETT-10

From John Scott   10 June [1864]

Summary

Sends Passiflora paper [see 4485].

Sends seeds of peloric Antirrhinum crossed by normal form and sends results of his experiments [table of crosses].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 51: B22; DAR 177: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4526

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From John Scott   10 June [1864] …
  • … DAR 51: B22; DAR 177: 109 John Scott Denholm 10 June [1864] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 897.  by pollen of Peloric Anthirrhinum (P.  No.  1) 3. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1097. 110. 20. 2194. ” 867.   …
  • … by pollen of Peloric Anthirrhinum (P.  No.  2) 4. Peloric Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1334. 133. 20. 2668. ” 1055. ( …
  • … P.  No.  1) by pollen of Normal Anthirrhinum 5. Peloric Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1362. 136. 20. 2724. ” 1077. (P.  No.  2) by pollen of Normal Anthirrhinum 6. Peloric …
  • … oxlip (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] ). Scott and CD often considered the …
  • … Denholm June 10 th . Sir. I sent off by yesterday’s mail my papers of experiments on …
  • … of seeds unions unions fertilised produced of seeds capsule 1. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1264. 126. 20. …
  • … 2528. 1000. ” by own pollen 2. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. 8. 908. 113. 20. 2270. ” …
  • … Disemma and Tacsonia (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, [20 November – …

From Michael Foster   30 January 1875

Summary

Account of the fund to help Anton Dohrn’s zoological station at Naples.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 215/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9835F

Matches: 13 hits

  • … Newall, Esq. 10 0 0 Miss A. B. Balfour 50 0 0 Miss E. Balfour 5 0 0 G. …
  • … W. Childs, Esq. 20 0 0 J. Young, Esq. 10 0 0 H. Darwin, Esq. 5 0 0 The Royal Society 100 0 …
  • … s. d. £. C. Darwin, Esq. 100 0 0 W. E. Darwin, Esq. 20 0 0 G. Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 F. …
  • … Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 F. M. Balfour, Esq. 50 0 0 A. G. Dew-Smith, Esq. …
  • … 0 0 Marlborough R. Pryor, Esq. 50 0 0 Sir Charles Lyell 25 0 0 G. Busk, Esq. 10 0 0 E. A. …
  • … Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 Sir J. …
  • … Whitworth 10 0 0 Francis Galton, Esq. 5 0 0 W. Spottiswoode, Esq. 5 0 0 …
  • … Professor Newton 5 0 0 T. T. C. Jodrell, Esq. 10 0 0 …
  • … Lord Rayleigh 10 0 0 Lord A. …
  • … Russell 10 0 0 J. P. Gassiott, Esq. …
  • … Jun. 20 0 0 John Evans, Esq. 10 0 0 P. L. Sclater, Esq. …
  • … 5 0 0 Edward Backhouse, Esq. 5 0 0 Mrs Pryor 10 0 0 A. Balfour, Esq. 100 0 0 …
  • … G. W. Balfour, Esq. 10 0 0 R. S. …

From George Bentham   10 May 1869

Summary

Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6744

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From George Bentham   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 160: 163 George Bentham London, Wilton Place, 25 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  6. Bentham refers to …
  • … Amazonicae ’ ( Spruce 1869 ). See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  7. …
  • … 25. Wilton Place. | S.W. May 10 /69 My dear M r Darwin Many thanks for Fritz Muller’s …

From John Scott   6 January 1863

Summary

Sends Primula scotica and P. farinosa.

So far cannot fertilise Gongora atropurpurea although it is similar to Acropera luteola.

Experimenting on intergeneric hybrids to test CD’s view that sterility is not a special endowment.

Scott’s personal history.

Acropera capsule grows.

Plans for experiments CD has suggested on Primula, peloric Antirrhinum, and Verbascum.

Asks about Gärtner’s experiments on maize.

Aware of Anderson-Henry’s failures.

Through kindness of J. H. Balfour and James McNab, enjoys facilities for research. JS is in charge of the propagating department. Balfour almost engaged him to be superintendent of the Madras Horticultural Garden.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 81, 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3904

Matches: 25 hits

  • … of 17 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott promised to send CD specimens of …
  • … 9, letter to Daniel Oliver, 11 September [1861] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from …
  • … Daniel Oliver, 10 April 1862 ). …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 6 December [1862] . Primula scotica …
  • … 11 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD wrote that despite his hard work at …
  • … of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott informed CD of his own experiments …
  • … me not a little’ (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 12 November [1862] ). …
  • … on Acropera (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 15 November [1862] ). …
  • … See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , letter from …
  • … the stigmatic chamber (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November  …
  • … stigmatic cavity (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , …
  • … of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott described his success in pollinating …
  • … 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested placing a pollen mass directly …
  • … incidental on other acquired differences’. See also Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI. …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19  December [1862] , for CD’s interest …
  • … for comparison (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 15 November [1862] …
  • … 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD had suggested that Scott might undertake …
  • … 107). See letter from John Scott, 21 May [1863] and nn.  10–11. With encouragement from …
  • … CD (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] ), Scott later …
  • … 19 December [1862] (see Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that Scott experiment with …
  • … and 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that Scott experiment with …
  • … Scott 1863b). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 17 December [1862] . In …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 [December  …
  • … of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD mentioned that his Begonia plant was …
  • … of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD offered ‘pecuniary assistance’ with …

From G. H. Darwin   [c. 16 October 1873?]

Summary

Sends table showing relative force of impact of weight dropped on a plane inclined at different angles.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 16 Oct 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9078

Matches: 12 hits

  • … give it for the other inclinations Inclination of plane to horizon Impact 0 o . 1 . 10 o . …
  • … 9848 = 9 10 or 98 100 20 o . …
  • … 9397 = 9 10 or 94 100 30 o . …
  • … 8660 = 9 10 or 87 100 40 o . …
  • … 7660 = 8 10 or 76 100 or 3 4 45 o . …
  • … 7071 = 7 10 or 71 100 50 o . …
  • … 6428 = 6 10 or 64 100 or 2 3 60 o . …
  • … 5000 = 5 10 or 50 100 or 1 2 70 o . …
  • … 3420 = 3 10 or 34 100 or 1 3 80 o . …
  • … 1736 = 2 10 or 17 100 or 1 6 90 o   0 This may …
  • … be epitomised thus, less to 40 o the impact is about 9 10 at 40 o it is 3 …
  • … 4 , 45 o it is 7 10 , at 50 o = 2 3 , at 60 o = 1 2 , at 70 o = 1 3 at 80 o = 1 6 & at 90 …

From Asa Gray   10 October 1866

Summary

Does not think he can persuade American publishers to reprint [4th English ed. of] Origin in U. S. Suggests Murray supply copies of it and the new book [Variation] to the American market.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5237

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   10 October 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 155 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Oct 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge Mass. Oct.  10. 66 My Dear Darwin Thanks …
  • … for very interesting letter of Sept.  10— I am much pressed now, or would write a long …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . CD had asked his publisher, John Murray, to …
  • … copy by Murray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  6). CD’s American …
  • … fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). In a …
  • … and additional material (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  7). Gray had …
  • … from a nursery (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  9). CD had asked Gray …
  • … European examples (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  11). Acorus calamus …

From Fritz Müller   10 October 1865

Summary

Thanks CD for his photograph.

Sends a paper ["Über das Holz einiger um Desterro wachsender Kletterpflanzen", Botanische Zeitung 24 (1866): 57–60, 65–9].

Believes species of sponge with different mineral spiculae are descended from a form with organic spiculae.

Reports observations on motions of Linum stalks following the sun.

Regards Anelasma as a connecting form between cirripedes and Rhizocephala.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1865
Classmark:  Möller 1915–21, 2: 74–6.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4912A

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller    10 October 1865 …
  • … Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller Desterro, Brazil 10 Oct 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and is a hyperparasite (parasite upon a parasite) of some Rhizocephala. See n.  10, above. …
  • … its published source, see pp. 266–7. See letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] . Müller …
  • … Müller 1864 (see letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] , n.  2). CD had probably sent …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, 10. October 1865. Verehrter …
  • … empfing ich Ihren freundlichen Brief vom 10. August und fühle mich sehr geschmeichelt …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, 10 October 1865 My dear Sir, Yesterday …
  • … I received your kind letter of 10 August and I feel very complimented by the interest …
  • … Müller, 20 September [1865] and nn.  9 and 10. The Swedish naturalist Wilhelm Lilljeborg …
  • … trans.  1862) in his letter to Müller of 10 August [1865]. In his letter of 20 September [ …
  • … from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] ; see also letter from Fritz …

From J. M. Cameron   10 July 1868

Summary

More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6271

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  M.  Cameron   10 July 1868 …
  • … DAR 161: 9 Julia Margaret Cameron Freshwater 10 July 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from J.  M.  Cameron, [before 10 July 1868]. CD’s letter to Cameron has not …
  • … Your’s truly | Julia Margaret Cameron July 10 th . 1868 Fresh Water Bay | Isle of Wight— …
  • … Fresh Water Bay. | Isle of Wight July 10 th . 68 My Dear M r . Darwin I observe with some …

From Robert Monsey Rolfe   4 October 1864

Summary

Sends £10 for Down charities.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 161: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4626

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Sends £10 for Down charities. …
  • … charities in November (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from R.  M.  Rolfe, 28 November …
  • … Holwood | Bromley 4 Oct 1864 My dear M r Darwin I send you a cheque for £10 . …
  • 10 being the sum I have usually contributed to your Down Charities— The payment has not …
  • … Archive–Down House. In 1864, CD recorded the receipt of Rolfe’s annual donation of £10
  • 10 s. in his Account book–banking account (Down House MS) on 18 November under the …

From Michael Foster   17 June [1874]

Summary

Encloses a report on current status of the appeal for Naples Zoological Station.

Shark embryology.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9498

Matches: 12 hits

  • … Lord Rayleigh ..... 10 0 0 Lord A. …
  • … Russell ..... 10 0 0 J. P. …
  • … Gassiot, Esq. Jun ..... 20 0 0 John Evans, Esq ..... 10 0 0 P. L. …
  • … 0 0 Edward Backhouse, Esq ..... 5 0 0 Mrs Pryor ..... 10 0 0 A. Balfour, Esq ..... 100 0 0 …
  • … G. W. Balfour, Esq ..... 10 0 0 R. …
  • … S. Newall, Esq ..... 10 0 0 Miss Balfour ..... 50. 0 0 Bottom of enclosure : 660 200 860 …
  • … C. Darwin, Esq ..... 100 0 0 W. E. Darwin, Esq ..... 20 0 0 G. Darwin, Esq ..... 10 0 0 F. …
  • … Darwin, Esq ..... 10 0 0 A. G. Dew Smith, Esq ..... 50 0 0 Marlborough R. …
  • … Pryor, Esq ..... 50 0 0 Sir C. Lyell ..... 25 0 0 Dr Busk ..... 10 0 0 E. …
  • … A. Darwin, Esq ..... 10 0 0 Sir J. …
  • … Whitworth ..... 10 0 0 Francis Galton, Esq ..... 5 0 0 W. Spottiswoode, Esq ..... 5 0 0 …
  • … Prof. Newton ..... 5 0 0 T. T. C. Jodrell, Esq ..... 10 0 0 …

From William Reeves   10 April 1866

Summary

CD elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Author:  William Reeves
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 230: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5053A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From William Reeves   10 April 1866 …
  • … DAR 230: 16 William Reeves Dublin 10 Apr 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Archive–CUL.  For a list of CD’s honorary memberships, see Freeman 1978 , pp.  107–10. …
  • … Academy , | 19 Dawson Street, | Dublin April 10. 186 6 Sir I am directed to inform you …

From Osbert Salvin   10 October 1871

Summary

Encloses notes [missing] that he has made for CD on looking through his dried skins of American Anatidae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8001

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Osbert Salvin   10 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 177: 21 Osbert Salvin Brompton 10 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … beaks of ducks (see letter to Osbert Salvin, 10 September [1871] , and letter from Osbert …
  • … genus mentioned in CD’s letter to Salvin of 10 September [1871], meaning literally ‘soft …
  • … 32 The Grove Boltons | Brompton S.W. 10 Oct.  1871 My dear M r Darwin, I have looked …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   10 September 1872

Summary

Alexander [Kovalevsky] is intent on assisting Russian publication of Expression. Sends estimates of costs and profits. At 7s 6d per copy a net profit of £150–200 is expected.

Wilhelm Wundt [Menschen und Thierseele (1863)] probably of no use.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 169: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8516

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   10 September 1872 …
  • … Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) London, Euston Rd, 218 10 Sept 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … London | 218 Euston Road. 10 Sept.  72. Dear Sir As I expected I found letters from my …
  • … terms (see letter to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 10 August [1872] ). Satinage is the German term …
  • … 1872 , Robert Francis Cooke proposed a £10 charge for electrotypes of the woodcuts for all …
  • … 15 Binding — — 25 Satinage of papers and sundries 10 £ 185 Besides the cost of printing we …
  • … 4s the page — 80 Casts from Murray — 10 Heliotypes 2000 150 Transport of casts & Heliot. …
  • … to S Petersb. — 10 £ 250 185 £. 435. The highest price that could be possible fixed for …

From Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation   10 January 1862

Summary

Announces a meeting of the Society to elect its officers.

Author:  Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 96: 11v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3379

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation    10 January 1862 …
  • … 11v Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation Paris 10 Jan 1862 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Paris, le 10 janvier 1862 Monsieur et cher Confrère, J’ai l’honneur de vous annoncer que …
  • … of this letter, see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix I. For the transcription of this …
  • … letter in its original French, see pp.  10–11. The Société d’Acclimatation had as its aim …
  • … Paris, 10 January 1862 Sir and dear colleague, I have the honour of informing you that the …

From Edward Cresy   10 November 1860

Summary

Explains discrepancies in weights and measures caused by changes since 1836 in apothecaries’ measures.

EC has found that a discrepancy in A. W. von Hofmann’s experiments with iodine solutions resulted from an error in Hofmann’s use of decimals.

Reports S. P. Woodward’s opinion of the Origin: "a very sad book, it unsettles all one’s religious principles and the worst of it is so much of it is true".

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 7, 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2980

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From Edward Cresy   10 November 1860 …
  • … 58.1: 7, 9 Edward Cresy, Jr Metropolitan Board of Works 10 Nov 1860 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1 Greek St— 10 Nov ’60— My dear Sir, The discrepancy in regard to the weights & measures I …
  • … illeg] f oz` del ] One minim *of water [ interl ]weighs 9 10 of gr. (according to Cresy) & …
  • … 1 60 (or my minute drop weighs 1 60 of 9 10 of gr. i.e. 15 1000 or 3 200 of a grain. …
  • … 015191. The original solution contained 10 milligrammes of iodine in 1 kilogramme of …
  • … of fluids. 1/28,800 of gr 437.50? 1 60 of 9 10 of [rain` del ] 1 grain [‘Money’ del ] …
  • … The original solution was made by dissolving 10 milligrammes of iodine in 1000 grammes of …
  • … of a milligramme per gramme. I find 10 milligrammes per 1000 grammes = 1 kilogramme = 1  …

From J. T. Moggridge   10 May [1866]

Summary

Sends a box of orchids.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5084

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  T.  Moggridge   10 May [1866] …
  • … DAR 171: 205 John Traherne Moggridge Cannes 10 May [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and plate facing p.  248. See letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866] and n.  5. …
  • … Villa Christiana | Cannes May 10 Dear M r . Darwin I send you per grand Vitesse a box of …
  • … and the letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866]. See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, …

From Thomas Meehan   10 February 1871

Summary

Sends CD some remarks he made before the Academy of Natural Sciences [Philadelphia].

TM is indebted to the Origin for first suggesting to him which observations might be useful to those working out the greater laws of nature.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7479

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Thomas Meehan   10 February 1871 …
  • … 108 Thomas Meehan Gardeners’ Monthly , Germantown, Pa. 10 Feb 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Germantown, Pa. , Feby 10 18 71 Charles Darwin Esq Dear Sir I have taken the liberty of …
  • … in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.  See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and n.  13, and letter from Asa Gray, 2–3 July 1862 . The last …

From C. T. E. von Siebold   10 October 1877

Summary

Sends article and photograph of abnormally hairy family.

Mentions death of his student, Rudolf von Willemoes-Suhm.

Author:  Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11175

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From C. T. E. von Siebold    10 October 1877 …
  • … DAR 177: 160 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold Munich 10 Oct 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … München den 10
  • 10 77. Hochgeehrtester Herr! In der Anlage erlaube ich mir die Photographien einer …
  • … Castle, Innsbruck, Austria, in DAR 53.1: C7, 8, 9, 10. They show the hairy father, Petrus …
  • … Munich on 10
  • 10 77. Most esteemed Sir! Enclosed I allow myself to send you the photographs of a hairy …

From T. H. Huxley   10 October 1871

Summary

Answers CD on transitional forms. Has no doubt Zeuglodon is transitional form between Carnivora and Cetacea.

Met Mivart in Manchester. Some doubt that he was the author of Quarterly Review article.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8000

Matches: 4 hits

  • … regards to all | Ever Yours faithfully | T H Huxley 26. Abbey Place | Oc.  10 th . 1871 …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   10 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 166: 326 Thomas Henry Huxley London, Abbey Place, 26 10 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October 1871] and n.  10. Huxley delivered an address, ‘Administrative …
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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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

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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 …

Survival of the fittest: the trouble with terminology Part II

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The most forceful and persistent critic of the term ‘natural selection’ was the co-discoverer of the process itself, Alfred Russel Wallace.  Wallace seized on Herbert Spencer’s term ‘survival of the fittest’, explicitly introduced as an alternative way of…

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  • … (see Spencer 1872, and the letter to Herbert Spencer, 10 June [1872] ). By this time …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … into a scientific book’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). With respect to …
  • … of the hostile kind’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Kingsley himself had remarked …
  • … beaks shorter than average’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Typically, …
  • … letters about  Variation . Darwin wrote to Carus on 10 December , informing him of errors …

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 …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … for penalties of Cruelty to Animals Act. “ 10. —Penalty on licensed persons …
  • … otherwise than according to this Act. 10.—Any person holding a licence under this Act …
  • … and restrictions contained in sections numbered 8, 9, 10, 11, of the said act. (Signed) …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … from his eldest son William’s house near Southampton on 10 August [1873] . William had followed …

Expression

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Darwin's interest in emotional expression can be traced as far back as the Beagle voyage. He was fascinated by the different sounds and gestures among the peoples of Tierra del Fuego, and on his return from the voyage he started recording observations…

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  • … of observations on their behaviour: one ' about the age of 10 months when put upon a soft …
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