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To J. D. Hooker   13 January [1863]

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Acquired characteristics.

Huxley’s lectures: good on induction, bad on sterility, obscure on geology.

Asa Gray on slavery.

Falconer’s partial conversion.

Alphonse de Candolle on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3913

Matches: 23 hits

  • … See also ibid. , letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10–]12 November [1862] . Hooker and Bentham …
  • … had been suffering from depression and ill-health (see Correspondence vols.  9 and 10). …
  • … H.  Huxley 1863a. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863], and letter from J.  D. …
  • … 1761–6 ). See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863], and Correspondence vol.   …
  • 10, Appendix VI. T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.  29–52. CD refers particularly to pages 39–41, …
  • … and 18 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.  153–6. While …
  • … 1862a and 1862b. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 18  …
  • … letter and n.  7. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [ …
  • … 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a ‘memorandum of enquiry’ for …
  • … of 3 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a list of the seeds he wanted …
  • … I see I can buy Pitcher plants for only 10 s . 6! But the job is whether we shall be able …
  • … D.  Hooker, [12 January 1863] , and letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863] and n.  4. …
  • … Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In Asa Gray’s letter, CD marked some of …
  • … in the bud (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ). In …
  • … adding differences’ (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November  …
  • … a homogeneous form. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [ …
  • … 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; Gray’s statement concerning …
  • … 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; the portion containing Gray’s …
  • … trans.  1862). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December  …
  • … February 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1862] , …
  • … and Mimosa in 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10). CD was keen to obtain fresh flowers of …
  • … this orchid genus, see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , …
  • … in medallions. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28  …

To J. D. Hooker   10 October [1855]

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Sick of seed-salting.

Reading Candolle with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1763

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 October [1855] …
  • … DAR 114: 151 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1855] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Oct r . 10 th . My dear Hooker I am glad to hear from M rs . Hooker that …
  • … for the seeds for salting received about 10 or 14 days ago from Kew; but I am sick of the …
  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 August [1855] , n.  4. After his appointment as assistant …
  • … determined to soak them in salt-water for 10 days to see if they continue to float, & then …

To J. D. Hooker   10 June [1864]

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CD has proved common oxlip to be a hybrid of cowslip and primrose.

Reviewing literature on climbing plants, CD finds he has much new material.

W. H. Harvey claims evidence of saltation in a dandelion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 238a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4525

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 June [1864] …
  • … DAR 115: 238a–c Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 June [1864] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter from John Scott, 8 June 1864  and n.  10. Thomas Thomson. See letter from J.  D.   …
  • … Down House MS) records a gift of £25 to Scott on 10 June 1864. CD enclosed the cheque in a …
  • … to Scott that has not been found. See second letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864] . …
  • … Down June 10 th . My dear old Hooker I cannot help again thanking you most heartily about …
  • … Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. ‘Three forms of Lythrum …
  • … 1864. See letter to Daniel Oliver, [ c. 10 June 1864]. CD had embarked in 1862 on crossing …
  • … the same species (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] and …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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CD very ill.

Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.

CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.

Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s Social statics baffles CD.

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 and 12 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 115: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4389

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864] …
  • … DAR 115: 216 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan 1864 12 Jan 1864 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1864] , and nn.  12 and 13, below). In 1864, 10 January was a Sunday. On CD’s health, see, …
  • … n.  4. Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 10 January 1864 recorded ‘copious sickness’ at 9: …
  • … 234–7, and King-Hele ed.  1981, pp.  78, 209–10). The reason for CD’s suspicion that Lucy …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864 and nn.  10 and 11, and [23 November 1864] and n.  13, and …
  • … the end of 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). CD …
  • … this letter to Hooker with his letter of 10 [November 1863] ( Correspondence vol.  11); …
  • … DAR 242) recorded sickness at 8:30 (‘slight’), 10:30 (‘bad sick & distress’), 2:30 (‘many …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1875]

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Asks JDH to try to come to luncheon if he is in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Pushkin House, St Petersburg: Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov: ПД 1975 ф.137 оп 1, no. 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10293

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 December [1875] …
  • … no. 36) Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 10 Dec [1875] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 2. Bryanston St | Portman Sq r Dec 10 th My dear Hooker …
  • … We have come up for 10 days holiday; the first half here & second half at 6, Queen Anne …
  • … see n. 2, below). CD was in London from 10 to 20 December 1875 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix …

To J. D. Hooker   [after 10 June 1863]

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Notes on drops of nectar on sepals of cypripedium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 10 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 151: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585F

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [after 10 June 1863] …
  • … DAR 151: 331 Charles Robert Darwin [after 10 June 1863] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … but I think, precipitates N.  of salver June 10. New leaf the drops on edge of pitcher and …
  • … on the nectar directly underneath the stigma (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and n. 16, and A. Gray 1862b, p. 428). Hymenoptera is the …

To J. D. Hooker   10 February [1868]

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Has heard that Variation sold the whole edition of 1500 copies in a week [see 5844]. Has done him a world of good. Pall Mall Gazette has review which pleased him exceedingly [see 5874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5856

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 February [1868] …
  • … DAR 94: 50–1 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1868] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … which appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette for 10, 15, and 17 February 1868, was by George …
  • … Down Feb.  10 th My dear Hooker What is the good of having a friend, if one may not boast …

To J. D. Hooker   10 [November 1863]

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Pleased with JDH’s account of his French tour.

Doctor Brinton, recommended by Busk, does not believe CD’s brain or heart affected. Feels he is going steadily downhill. If so, hopes his life will be short.

Sends Haast’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4335

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 [November 1863] …
  • … DAR 115: 208 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Nov 1863] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down 10 th My dear old Friend. I was so glad to hear of your French tour & that you are …
  • … See also letter from Julius von Haast, 21 July [– 7? August] 1863  and n.  10. …

To J. D. Hooker   10 [March 1858]

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Heartened that tabulations of small and large genera done in different ways yield good results. JDH has done some tabulations but has not followed CD’s method of getting equal numbers of small and large genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2237

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 [March 1858] …
  • … DAR 114: 227 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Mar 1858] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … side; as you have done it, you have only got 10 genera on one side. [SYMBOL] I fear that …
  • … Down] 10 th My dear Hooker On my honour I am ashamed of myself, & I assure you that I will …

To J. D. Hooker   10 [October 1853]

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Returning JDH’s MS and books.

Reading Mrs Gaskell’s Ruth [1853].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 [Oct 1853]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1535

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 [October 1853] …
  • … Galleries (dealers) (1984) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Oct 1853] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Monday 10 th — My dear Hooker I sent your M.S. & the books you lent me ( …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1864]

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Has found incipient stages of adhesive discs in Hanburia tendrils.

Huxley was probably right to have challenged Sabine, but the poor old man is sick.

CD remembers the old Disraeli novel [Tancred (1847)] that sneers at transmutation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4712

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 December [1864] …
  • … DAR 115: 256 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1864] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Dec.  10 th My dear Hooker Pray thank M rs . Hooker much for her beautifully written …
  • … Sabine, 7 December [1864]. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 December 1864] and n.  10. …
  • … The Reader , 10 December 1864, p.  741, printed the responses of John Ruskin, Joseph Beete …
  • … D.  Hooker, 15 June 1864 ). In a note dated 10 December 1864, CD described the appearance …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1866]

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A confounded cock ground the crimson seeds up so CD could not find them in its excrement. CD is puzzled by how seeds can be disseminated if merely ground up by birds. Perhaps like acorns from seeds accidentally dropped by birds?

A woodcock’s leg with dry clay clinging to it, from which CD has grown a microscopical rush.

Spencer would have been wonderful if he had trained himself to observe more.

On New Zealand flora and connection with Australia.

Difficulty of speculating about the amount of organic chemical change at different periods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 308, 308b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5300

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 December [1866] …
  • … DAR 115: 308, 308b Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1866] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down. Dec 10 My dear Hooker Your letter which you speak of as containing nothing, …
  • … Fritz Müller (see letter to Fritz Müller, [before 10 December 1866] and n.  6). Müller had …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December 1866  and nn.  10 and 11). See Origin , p.  399. CD is probably …
  • … of Australia (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from W.  B.  Clarke, 16 January 1862 and …

To J. D. Hooker   10 August 1876

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Asa Gray’s directed variation would make natural selection superfluous.

CD has read new theological reconciliations of Darwinism and religion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 415–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10576

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 August 1876 …
  • … DAR 95: 415–16 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug 1876 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Aug 10. 76 My dear Hooker I enclose 4/8 stamps for the …

To J. D. Hooker   10 August [1855]

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Morning with H. C. Watson; discussed problems of inferences from buried seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Aug [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1737

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 August [1855] …
  • … DAR 114: 144 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1855] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Aug. 10 th My dear Hooker Many thanks for your note with D r . …

To J. D. Hooker   22 [May 1864]

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CD’s pleasure at JDH’s willingness to help Scott find a position in India.

Naudin underrates contamination of his experiments by insects. Thus CD doubts Naudin’s results on rapidity and universality of reversion in hybrids.

Wallace’s paper on man [see 4494] reflects his genius, although CD does not fully agree with it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4506

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  • … recess. CD had sent the paper to the Linnean Society by 10 June 1864 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] ). …
  • … 1864b. See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 10 May 1864 , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14  …
  • … Friedrich von. 1827. Correspondenz. Flora 10: 74–80. Gärtner, Karl Friedrich von. 1849. …
  • … found this so general & G.  reared 8 or 10 successive generations of Hybrid Dianthus & …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 May 1864  and nn.  10 and 11. CD is referring to Naudin 1863 , and …
  • … 1856, and 1858, see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from C.  V.  Naudin, 26 June 1862  and …
  • … of 1 July [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD also expressed his suspicion that Naudin …
  • … the parent type (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 [June 1862] and …

To J. D. Hooker   10 June [1855]

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Detailed response to JDH’s critique of sea transport and continental connection theories. JDH’s claim that low plants are widely distributed fits both theories.

Species theory does not touch origin of life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 June [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1696

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 June [1855] …
  • … DAR 114: 136 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 June [1855] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down June 10 th . — My dear Hooker If being thoroughily interested with your letters makes …
  • … shall try. The spawn I find will live about 10 days out of water, but I do not think it c …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1846]

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Thinks JDH’s explanation of polymorphism on volcanic islands is probably correct.

Proposes experimental test to see whether alpine form of a plant is inherited like a true variety.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-951

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [10 February 1846] …
  • … DAR 114: 54 Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Feb 1846] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, [25 November 1845] and [10 December 1845] . The identity of the author …
  • … The Darwin reading notebooks (1838-1860). Journal of the History of Biology 10: 107–53. …

To J. D. Hooker   10 November [1861]

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CD fears he has misinterpreted vascularisation of butterfly orchid flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 128, 129a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3315

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 November [1861] …
  • … DAR 115: 128, 129a Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Nov [1861] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Nov.  10 th My dear Hooker For the love of God help me. I believe all my …

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

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F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 September [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 151–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Sept.  10 th My dear Hooker We are all very sorry you …

To J. D. Hooker   [8–10 September 1868]

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Has written to A. J. Gower.

Sends more copies of Queries about expression.

Pall Mall Gazette article [see 6342] is monstrous to say religion did not attack science. Should scientific men ignore whole subject of religion?

Sends French journal with article on JDH and one (weak) by Agassiz on geographical distribution.

M. J. Berkeley has sent his address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7].

CD differs with JDH on Owen; could hardly bear to shake hands with him.

Wallaces, Blyth, Jenner Weirs are coming to stay on Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8–10 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6357

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [8–10 September 1868] …
  • … DAR 94: 91–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down [8–10 Sept 1868] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Henry Walter Bates was unable to come (see letter from H.  W.  Bates, 10 September 1868 ). …
  • … 1868 , and the letter from H.  W.  Bates, 10 September 1868 . See letter from J.  D.   …
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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…

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

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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'

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

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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…

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…

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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…

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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,…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … 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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