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To W. D. Fox   10 August [1853]

Summary

Thanks WDF for writing so soon after his misfortunes, and again expresses sympathy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1527

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  D. Fox   10 August [1853] …
  • … Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 85) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1853] William Darwin Fox …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Aug t . 10 th My dear Fox I thank you sincerely for writing to me so …

To W. D. Fox   10 April [1859]

Summary

Sympathises with family on death of WDF’s mother [Anne Fox née Darwin].

Sends details of fees at Moor Park hydropathic establishment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2451

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  D. Fox   10 April [1859] …
  • … Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 121) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Apr [1859] William Darwin Fox …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Ap. 10 th My dear Fox I anticipated from your former letter that your …

To W. D. Fox   10 July 1878

Summary

Letter of condolence on reading Times report of death of WDF’s daughter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 July 1878
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11598

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  D.  Fox   10 July 1878 …
  • … collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-75) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 July 1878 William Darwin Fox …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. ) July 10 th 1878 My dear Fox I was indeed grieved to …

To W. D. Fox    [10 April 1829]

Summary

Has been in "a perfect and absolute state of idleness", riding and walking in the morning, gambling at Van John [vingt-et-un] in the evening.

"Little Go" has been unusually strict.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-61

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [10 April 1829] …
  • … Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 12) Charles Robert Darwin Cambridge [10 Apr 1829] William Darwin Fox …
  • … Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …

To W. D. Fox   10 October [1850]

Summary

Is concerned about the education of his boys and is undecided between Rugby and Bruce Castle schools; is inclined toward the latter, but afraid to experiment on so important a subject.

Reports on his pear-trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1362

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  D. Fox   10 October [1850] …
  • … Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1850] William Darwin Fox …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Oct. 10 th My dear Fox I am very much obliged for your juicy, as my …

To W. D. Fox   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Invites WDF to Down.

His stomach now so bad he cannot stay, even with close relations, for more than half an hour at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3975

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [10 February 1863] …
  • … Fox 136) Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [10 Feb 1863] William Darwin Fox …

To W. D. Fox    [15 March 1829]

Summary

His routine days at Cambridge.

Entomology stopped for the present.

His reading, gambling, and parties. News of Cambridge friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Mar 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-59

Matches: 3 hits

  • … s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 10) Charles Robert Darwin Cambridge [15 Mar 1829] …
  • … Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … see letters to W.  D.  Fox, 1 April [1829] and [10 April 1829] ). Polo was a apparently a …

To W. D. Fox   [May 1850]

Summary

Details of his continuing water-cure regimen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [May 1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1323

Matches: 4 hits

  • … de Malpas Grey-Egerton was M.P.  for Chester, 10 1 2 miles south-east of Delamere, Fox’s …
  • … See CD’s reference to Fox’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ in his letter to W.  D. Fox, 10 October [1850] . …
  • … When he began treatment at Malvern (12 March 1849), CD weighed 10 st. 7 lb 12 oz; on 12  …
  • … May 1850 he weighed 11 st. 13 lb 10 oz (Health Diary). CD took care to be dressed in the …

To W. D. Fox   30 October [1857]

Summary

Has come to think his brains were not made for thinking – he immediately feels better when at Moor Park.

News of his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  30 Oct [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2161

Matches: 3 hits

  • … House in August 1857 (see letter to J.  S. Henslow, 10 August [1857] ). …
  • … by Roy S. Porter. Medical History , supp. 10. London: Wellcome Institute for the History …
  • … to W.  D. Fox, 6 February [1849] and 10 October [1850]. John Stevens Henslow visited Down …

To W. D. Fox    7 June [1829]

Summary

Has shipped a portmanteau and box of WDF’s things. Lists bills paid from funds sent.

"My success has been very splendid in the science" [entomology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 June [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-66

Matches: 3 hits

  • … right of the sheet. A mistake for £2 7 s . 10 d . (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, [18 May  …
  • … s d. Clayton 2 "  7 "  8 Baker 2 "  3 Brett 10 "  6 Dos for plate "  "  16 " ————— "  5 "  …
  • … you altogether, 8 £ "12"6 & as you sent me 10£, I owe you, 1 £ "7"6, which I will pay you …

To W. D. Fox   26 May [1876]

Summary

Caroline [Wedgwood] has been ill for the last 20 months.

James Paget to be consulted about William Darwin’s brain concussion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  26 May [1876]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the home of John and Ann Hawkshaw, until 10 June (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). In July 1875, …
  • … state & has now been confined to her bed for 10 months— She is a little better & we have …
  • … Erasmus Darwin’s riding accident happened on 10 May (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242); James …

To W. D. Fox   20 October [1856]

Summary

Has taken birds with seeds in crops to Zoological Society and fed them to eagles and owls. Pellets with seeds in perfect condition were "thrown up" in 18 and 16 hours, showing an effective means of distribution.

Asks WDF to write to his nephew in Jamaica to try experiments with floating lizards’ and snakes’ eggs in sea-water, to see if they survive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  20 Oct [1856]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1978

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … will float in sea-water say for a week (or 10 days); & if they will float for that time, …
  • … hatch after 5 days floating & some after 10 days. But if they sink, I sh d . care less. — …

To W. D. Fox   7 March [1852]

Summary

Congratulates and "condoles" with WDF on a tenth child.

On education, he has not had courage to break away from "the old stereotyped stupid classical education"; has sent William to Rugby.

The first Ray Society volume [Living Cirripedia] is finished.

Has joined in a society to prosecute violators of the act against use of children in climbing chimneys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 Mar [1852]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1476

Matches: 4 hits

  • … child; but please to observe when I have a 10 th , send only condolences to me. We have …
  • … to the Naval and Military Gazette (10 and 31 January 1852), proposing the establishment of …
  • … sons at this time: Samuel William Darwin, 10 1 2 years old; Charles Woodd, 5 years old; …
  • … and sister-in-law. Emma returned home on 10 April (Emma Darwin’s diary). Fox was rector of …

To W. D. Fox    [30 June 1828]

Summary

Mainly concerned with entomological specimens CD has recently captured. Three figures of beetles are included.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [30 June 1828]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-43

Matches: 3 hits

  • … referred to in the letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 April 1829] . Probably Henry W.  Roper. …
  • … about the grounds of it. Did I pay you the 10"6 d for the Poor Irishman? if I did not; you …
  • … allowing me to be so. — I will pay you the 10"6 d & the 1£ for the pins, (which were just …

To W. D. Fox   9 March [1863]

Summary

Has quoted WDF on crossing white and slate muscovy ducks [Variation 2: 40]. When not crossed, do these breed true?

Will also quote him on Mr Woodd’s white ewes that produced black lambs by a ram with only black spots [Variation 2: 30].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  9 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4033

Matches: 2 hits

  • … On the state of CD’s health, see also the letter to H.  W.  Bates, 4 March [1863] , n.  10
  • … on 13 February (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.   …

To W. D. Fox   31 January [1858]

Summary

Thanks WDF for information on blackbirds’ nests [see Natural selection, p. 505].

Problem of choosing from among the load of curious facts for chapter on "Instinct" [Natural selection, ch. 10; Origin, ch. 7] perplexes him.

Asks about behaviour of chicks in danger and whether crossed animals are wilder than either parent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  31 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2208

Matches: 2 hits

  • … on "Instinct" [ Natural selection , ch. 10; Origin , ch. 7] perplexes him. Asks about …
  • … from B.  P. Brent, 23 October 1857). Chapter 10 of CD’s manuscript on species, entitled ‘ …

To W. D. Fox   [17 January 1850]

Summary

Account of the birth of Leonard Darwin, during which he administered the chloroform to Emma.

Continues the water-cure.

Has begun work on fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1292

Matches: 2 hits

  • … or of midwifery. The Doctor got here only 10 minutes before the Birth. — I thought at the …
  • … of chloroform ( letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 May 1848 , and letter to Francis Boott, 20  …

To W. D. Fox   29 April [1851]

Summary

His favourite child, Anne, has unexpectedly died.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 Apr [1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1425

Matches: 2 hits

  • … your most kind & interesting letter of the 10 th . I most truly hope that your health is …
  • … low & dreadful fever, which carried her off in 10 days. — Thank God she suffered hardly at …

To W. D. Fox   20 [September 1862]

Summary

Would like to go to Cambridge [for BAAS meeting]. Reminisces about his student days.

Pleased that WDF likes his book [Orchids]. At one time CD agreed with Lyell that he was an ass to publish it.

Working on dimorphism and sensibility of other plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  20 [Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 135)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3732

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Oliver, and Asa Gray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] ). Originally conceived as …
  • … by the summer of 1862 (see Correspondence vols.  8–10, ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence , vol.   …
  • 10, Appendix II)). Fox had two married daughters: Eliza Anne Sanders gave birth to her …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6 March 1849]

Summary

The entire family will set out for Malvern for six to eight weeks’ trial of J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

Family news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Mar 1849]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1233

Matches: 2 hits

  • … left for Malvern, where they arrived on 10 March 1849 (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol.  4, …
  • … that the children also arrived in Malvern on 10 March. Letters from James Manby Gully have …
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Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

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…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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?

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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'

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … (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

Summary

‘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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Summary

Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

Matches: 12 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 31 hits

  • … 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 …

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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