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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 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 …
  • … stigmatic chamber (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862). …
  • … 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 John Scott   10 June [1864]

Summary

Thanks CD for £25. Discusses preparations for trip to India.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4527

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From John Scott   10 June [1864] …
  • … DAR 177: 110 John Scott Denholm 10 June [1864] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … as the frontispiece to this volume. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . …
  • … Denholm June 10 th . Sir. I have just received your letter of yesterday’s date enclosing …
  • … Down House MS) records a gift of £25 to Scott on 10 June 1864. CD had offered to assist in …

From John Scott   10 April 1865

Summary

Comments on CD’s Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31]

and on H. Crüger’s orchid paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

May take position at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Regrets he cannot be elected to Linnean Society.

Pleased Asa Gray has commented on JS’s paper.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4810

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From John Scott   10 April 1865 …
  • … DAR 177: 115 John Scott Rungbee 10 Apr 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Rungbee 10 th . April 1865. Sir, I duly received your letter along with the copies of my …
  • … March 1864, 5 May [1864], and first letter of 10 June [1864]). CD communicated both papers …
  • … the Primulaceae, see Correspondence vols.  10–12. CD first told Scott of Hermann Crüger’s …
  • … and Acropera , see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November  1862, …
  • … January 1865 , letter from J.  D. Hooker, [10 March 1865] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • … see n.  1, above, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] , and …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 , n.  1, and this volume, …

From John Scott   2 August 1864

Summary

Thanks CD for loan of £10.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4582

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Thanks CD for loan of £10. …
  • … of the 31 st .  containing cheque for £10. I do feel ashamed that I should have occasion …
  • … account (Down House MS) records a gift of £10 to Scott on 31 July 1864. CD had previously …
  • … India (see second letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864]). He gave Scott an additional £ …

From John Scott   10 March 1864

Summary

Has left his position at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4423

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Scott   10 March 1864 …
  • … DAR 177: 101 John Scott Denholm 10 Mar 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Denholm March 10 th . 1864 Sir. I write a single note to say that I have now left the …

From John Scott   21 July 1865

Summary

JS has now taken post of Curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta.

Wishes to vindicate himself of the charge that he pursued his experiments at Edinburgh to the detriment of his work.

Apologises for poor quality of his Verbascum paper, which was written from his notes during the passage to India [J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 36 (1865) pt 2: 145–74].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 109: B120a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4876

Matches: 9 hits

  • … This letter has not been found (see n.  10, below). Scott arrived in Calcutta on 21  …
  • … Scott, 20 January 1865 and n.  7, and 10 April 1865). Thomas Anderson was superintendent …
  • … Garden, Edinburgh. See Correspondence vols.  10, 11, and 12. James McNab was curator of …
  • … calculations. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [10 March 1865] and nn.  4, 6, and 8, and …
  • … Scott’s letter has not been found (see letter from John Scott, 10 April 1865  and n.   …
  • 10). Scott refers to the Sundarbans, the seaward fringe of the Ganges delta in India ( …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 April [1864] and nn.  9 and 10, and letter from William Bennett, 29 April  …
  • … see annotations to letter from John Scott, 10 April 1865  and n.  18). See letter from …
  • … n.  4). CD’s annotations to Scott’s letter of 10 April 1865 indicate he had earlier asked …

From John Scott   19 March 1864

Summary

On fertilisation of Gongora.

His work on peloric Antirrhinum, Passiflora, and Verbascum, done at CD’s suggestion, is at CD’s disposal.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4432

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Linnean Society by CD (see letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864], and Scott 1864d). Scott …
  • … am surprised to find that your note of the 10 th .  ult.  addressed to the Bot. Gar.  has …
  • … Garden, Edinburgh (see letter from John Scott, 10 March 1864 ). CD had evidently sent …
  • … included in the letter from John Scott of 10 March 1864, to Richard Kippist, librarian of …
  • … of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10); see also Correspondence vol.  11, letter …
  • … to the Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 10 March 1864. See Scott 1864c, pp.  199–200, for …
  • … Orchids , pp.  203–6, Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862, …
  • … from other orchids (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862, …
  • … in 1862 and 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ; …

From John Scott   7 January [1864]

Summary

Has finished correcting Primula paper [see 4332].

Has presented paper on monoecious spikes of maize [Edinburgh New Philos. J. 2d ser. 19 (1864): 213–20].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 98, 99 f.3; Edinburgh Courant, 19 December 1863, p. 8.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4382

Matches: 9 hits

  • … use (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , …
  • … in December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] ). …
  • … the variable umbel in Scott 1864a, pp.  108–10. His illustration depicted three forms: a …
  • … of its line’ (Scott 1864a, pp.  109–10). When CD reviewed Scott’s first draft of Scott  …
  • … original non-dimorphic progenitor’ (see n.  10 above, and Scott 1864a, p.  126). CD marked …
  • … to the Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 10 December 1863 (Scott 1863b). After describing …
  • … pp.  128–33, and Correspondence vol.   10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 [October 1862] and …
  • … see n.  4, above, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] , and …
  • … 1849) with Scott (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Scott, 19 November [1862] …

From John Scott   3 March 1863

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Summary

JS criticises natural selection as based on an innate "continuously watchful selective principle".

Seeks seed of wild Rocky Mountain maize.

What is CD’s view on origin of maize?

Seeks information on self-sterility of Passiflora and Lobelia.

Weeping habit of trees.

Intended to say bisexual plants presented more established varieties than unisexual, not that they are more variable.

Explains his opinion that homomorphically fertilised Primula will produce only their own form. Is trying homomorphic crosses with different coloured Primula varieties.

Asks to read Asa Gray’s 2d review of Orchids.

Has finally successfully fertilised Gongora, but it was done by unnatural means.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 108: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4021

Matches: 9 hits

  • … 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that he repeat the experiments …
  • … in Passiflora (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 17 December [1862] ); …
  • … November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD mentioned that plants of the genus Lobelia …
  • … of 6 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). For CD’s response, see the letter to John …
  • … tridentatum. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Rogers, 22 January 1862 . See …
  • … see Scott 1862a and Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 15 November [1862] …
  • … fertilised ( see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] , and …
  • … February 1863] ). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] , …
  • … 11 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10); he reiterated the point about differently …

From John Scott   20 June [1864]

Summary

Preparations for trip to India. Thanks for testimonial.

Surprised by the self-fertility of CD’s peloric Antirrhinum.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4541

Matches: 5 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 . CD had sent Scott £25  …
  • … to India (see second letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864]). Scott’s friend has not been …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [11 June 1864] and n.  8). See letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 . …
  • … In his first letter of 10 June [1864], Scott had given the results of his experiments on …
  • … see the first letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864], n.  3. CD reported that Antirrhinum …

From John Scott   21 September [1863]

Summary

Sends Primula MS, which CD has promised to communicate to Linnean Society [see 4213].

Will soon send results on peloric Antirrhinum.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4301

Matches: 5 hits

  • … in Scott 1864d. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , …
  • … peloric plants (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 December [1862] ; …
  • … letters from John Scott, 19 March 1864, 10 June [1864], and 20 June [1864], and Variation …
  • … of Verbascum (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Scott, 19 November [1862], 11  …
  • … pp.  250–1 and 270 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Scott, 11 December [1862] …

From John Scott   16 January 1863

Summary

Experiments to cut Laelia stigma from rostellum and then to fertilise rostellum are baffled by "a latent instinctive power". Somehow the pollen-tubes find their way to the style.

Suggests CD study variation in ferns.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3921

Matches: 6 hits

  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 December [1862] , for CD’s advice to …
  • … s paper appeared in the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 10 January 1863, p.  30. See n.  3, above. …
  • … 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD asked Scott to try to split the labellum …
  • … 17 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott reported that he had pollinated two …
  • … 21 December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix II); in his letter to Scott of 19  …
  • … in seed plants (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 6 December [1862] ). …

From John Scott   28 March 1864

Summary

Surprised at CD’s account of Bryanthus.

H. Crüger’s approach to Gongora fertilisation is beset with difficulties.

Reports his work on self-sterility of Oncidium.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4438

Matches: 6 hits

  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, first enclosure to letter to John Scott, 19  …
  • … 1864] and n.  9. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , …
  • … nn.  5 and 6; see also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 18 [November  …
  • … 1 and 3 August [1863] and nn.  2–6 and 10). Some of this damaged portion of the letter has …
  • … see the first letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864]). The results of Scott’s Passiflora …
  • … Edinburgh (see letter from John Scott, 10 March 1864 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26[– …

From John Scott   22 May 1863

Summary

J. H. Balfour has arranged a position for him at a Cinchona nursery. Reluctant to take this position in part because of his experiments for CD.

Asks CD’s advice and solicits his aid in finding a better colonial position. James McNab mistreats him.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4177

Matches: 4 hits

  • … hybrid sterility (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI). Cinchona trees were valued …
  • … in the tropics (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to G.  H.  K.  Thwaites, 15 June [ …
  • … see letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863  and n.  10). For CD’s encouragement of Scott’s …
  • … work, see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Scott, 19 November [1862] …

From John Scott   8 June 1864

Summary

Discusses cost of trip to India and CD’s offer to advance sum. Thanks Hooker for assistance. Would prize a scientific testimonial from CD.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4524

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 4 June 1864]). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . See letter from J.  D.   …
  • … s testimonial, see the letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 . CD annotated Scott’s letter in …
  • … order to extract a portion for inclusion in the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . …

From John Scott   21 May [1863]

Summary

Supports, in his orchid paper, CD’s view that sterility occurs at random [Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh 7 (1863): 543–50].

Cannot get his Drosera paper published [abstract in Edinburgh New Philos. J. 2d ser. 17 (1863): 317–18].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 181, DAR 177: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4174

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 1863): 317–18, and the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 10 January 1863, p.  30. Scott read a paper …
  • … Darwinian views (see letter from J.  D. Hooker, 10 June 1863 ). An abstract of Scott 1863a …
  • … to this debate, see also Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI. The note was subsequently …
  • … Orchids published in 1862, see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VII. Scott refers to CD’s …
  • … on Passiflora (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Scott, 19 November [1862], and …

From John Scott   18 February [1863]

Summary

Sends Acropera capsule for CD to dissect.

Will try to raise Acropera from seed (never done before in Britain) to examine its sexual forms.

Studying primroses, parthenogenesis, and reproduction of some cryptogams.

Received maize varieties from CD.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3997

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 216–18). See also Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 15 November [1862] and …
  • … 30 November [1861] , and Orchids , pp.  203–10). Additionally, CD’s study of the related …
  • … the pollen masses (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862, …
  • … during 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] ). See …

From John Scott   4 May 1868

Summary

Replies to CD’s query on expression of emotions.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6160

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Questions 6  and 7] crossed pencil Question 10, 5 shrug his shoulders] underl blue crayon, …
  • … scored blue crayon 9 turning up and down … oil) 10] scored …
  • … blue crayon 10 lowering brow 11] underl blue crayon 12 and in observing Hindoos … object & …
  • … the eyebrows lowered and the lips protruded. 10. In general very much as you indicate. For …

From John Scott   [3 June 1863]

Summary

Thanks CD for influence used with Hooker to obtain a colonial position. Has offended J. H. Balfour by refusing the Darjeeling post and James McNab has become unfriendly, although his experiments do not detract from his garden work.

Will write Primula paper for Linnean Society as CD suggests.

His Darwinism is unpalatable at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

Describes results with non-dimorphic Primula species. Such cases do not accord with CD’s view that characters are slowly acquired.

Thanks for criticism of his writing style.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4202

Matches: 5 hits

  • … own flower’. See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] . …
  • … own pollen’. See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] . …
  • … Scott to attempt (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 6 December [1862] …
  • … not been found (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] and …
  • … 21 May [1863] , and Scott 1864a, pp.  105–10. This is implied, although not explicitly …
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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

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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’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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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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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 …

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 …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • … `in another world’ ( letter from St G. J. Mivart,  10 January 1872 ).  Darwin, determined to have …
  • … doubted he would ever use it ( letter to C. L. Dodgson, 10 December 1872 ). Darwin …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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

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