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To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

Summary

Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   [10 May 1863] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 111 Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place [10 May 1863] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … III, between 6 and 13 May 1863. In 1863, 10 May fell on a Sunday. See letter from W.  E.   …
  • … hermaphrodite form (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] , …
  • … P.  angustifolia , see Forms of flowers , pp.  105– 10. See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8  …
  • … and 15 April [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). Further observations dated 22 May 1863, …
  • … fertilisation occurred (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April …
  • … since January 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10). George Howard Darwin. His and CD’s …

To W. E. Darwin   10 [December 1856]

Summary

Writes of arrangements for the end of the school-term.

Condition of Emma and the new baby [C. W. Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 [Dec 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2019

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  E. Darwin   10 [December 1856] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 12 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Dec 1856] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … Down. 10 th My dear old Willy Mamma is going on perfectly well (as is your beautiful …
  • … things have sold very well. The Brougham 10 1 2 guineas. The 3 Vases sold for £ 7 s . — An …

From W. E. Darwin   10 February [1880]

Summary

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

WED’s wife would like to meet the Huxleys.

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   10 February [1880] …
  • … DAR 209.7: 159 William Erasmus Darwin Bassett 10 Feb [1880] Charles Robert Darwin …

To W. E. Darwin   10 January [1879]

Summary

G[eorge] has visited A[nthony] R[ich] at Worthing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 Jan [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11824

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   10 January [1879] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 152 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1879] William Erasmus Darwin …

To W. E. Darwin   10 September [1880]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   10 September [1880] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 162 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1880] William Erasmus Darwin …

From W. E. Darwin   10 July [1878]

Summary

Has taken OCM to the photographer’s, and is sending photographs to be signed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July [1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11597F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin   10 July [1878] …
  • … 275: 68) William Erasmus Darwin Bank [Southampton] 10 July [1878] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bank July 10 My dear Father I took M r (not D r ) Marsh to the photographer’s shop, & …
  • … July; William left on 9 July and Sara on 10 July. William refers to Sara’s being slightly …

To W. E. Darwin   [10? September 1862]

Summary

Gives advice as to whether certain meteorological observations would be worth making.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10? Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3704

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   [10? September 1862] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 104 Charles Robert Darwin Bournemouth [10? Sept 1862] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … September; the intervening Wednesday was 10 September. However, William visited them again …

From W. E. Darwin   10 November [1866]

Summary

Has made will. Discusses financial arrangements and asks whether CD would like a mortgage.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5273F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin   10 November [1866] …
  • … DAR 275: 24) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 10 Nov [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Southampton Nov 10 th My Dear Father, Thank you for your letter, it is just as well to …

From W. E. Darwin to Frederic Higgins   10 November [1872]

Summary

Glad the house and cottage are completed. Hopes there is a good-sized garden with the cottage.

Please remember himself and CD to FH’s father, John Higgins.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic Higgins
Date:  10 November [1872]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/5/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8617F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin to Frederic Higgins   10 November [1872] …
  • … Archives (HIG/4/5/11) William Erasmus Darwin Down 10 November [1872] Frederic Higgins …

From W. E. Darwin   [9? September 1862]

Summary

Asks for advice on where a local chemist can send his brother’s meteorological observations from Missouri.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9? Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674G

Matches: 3 hits

  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, [10? September 1862] ( …
  • … Correspondence vol. 10). …
  • … The Tuesday before 10 September 1862 was 9 September. George and Ellen Atherley. …

From W. E. Darwin   [1 August 1862]

Summary

Suggests sending plant specimens. Asks about visit of Emma and the boys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585G

Matches: 5 hits

  • … and 2 August [1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). This letter is probably a continuation of …
  • … W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862 ( Correspondence vol. 10). William’s horse had fallen when he …
  • … collecting plants (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862 ). …
  • … until 2 August (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from G. H. Darwin, [after 5 August …
  • … middle-pistilled’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862 ). …

From W. E. Darwin   [2 November 1862]

Summary

Counted seeds by tens. Sends some.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Nov 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3362F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 10) William Erasmus Darwin 1 Carlton Terrace [ …
  • … 4 [November 1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10); 2 November was the preceding Sunday. CD had …
  • … be tedious work (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 30 [October 1862] and …

From W. E. Darwin   [1 January 1872]

Summary

Worm action at Stonehenge.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8137

Matches: 7 hits

  • … memory) The hill sloped perhaps 7 o at top to 10 o or 12 o 3 4 way down & then gradually …
  • … depth of furrow— 5 1 8 inch deep 70 strides down— 4 " deep 60 " lower 5 1 4 " 10 " " 4 …
  • … 1 4 " 10 " " 5 " I do know what the interval is between these two measurements. 18 strides …
  • … not block indent the mould? ’ added pencil 12.3 10 inches] underl red crayon 12.3 into the …
  • … that this was sunk at the spot I examined 10 inches into the mould (it was evidently worm …
  • … from the point outwards and falling about 10 inches to a foot, I found the depth of the …
  • … a corresponding stone standing up is about 2ft 10 inches in depth which agrees with this …

From W. E. Darwin   8 July [1862]

Summary

WED reports on studying the pollen of grass and Valerian through his microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3644F

Matches: 5 hits

  • … this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, 4 [July 1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). See …
  • … Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 4 [July 1862] , which mentioned that CD …
  • … having scarlet fever ( Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 4 [July 1862] ). …
  • … a high-powered microscope (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 4 [July …
  • … sketchbook (DAR 186: 43) contains a note dated 10 July 1862, describing pollen-masses and …

From W. E. Darwin   12 February [1862]

Summary

Discusses his new microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3443F

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 14 February [1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). The London instrument makers Smith, Beck & …
  • … later in the year (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 14 February [ …
  • … of 14 February [1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10), CD suggested where William might purchase …
  • … Horace Darwin was experiencing fits (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. …
  • … Darwin, 14 February [1862] and n. 10). On 11 February 1876, he was taken to see the London …

To W. E. Darwin   22 [September 1858]

Summary

Discusses domestic affairs.

Is working at the abstract of his book [Origin].

Asks WED to examine birds’ feet for dirt sticking to them, as this may represent a means of seed dispersal across seas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 [Sept 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2328

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … at Down House. CD recorded a payment of £31 10 s . on 21 August 1858 in his Account book ( …
  • … Darwin, 8 years old. Francis Darwin, aged 10. Elizabeth Darwin, aged 11. On 19 September …
  • … with William Greive Wilson for a short time (Emma Darwin’s diary). CD paid £11 10 s . …
  • … on 10 October 1858 for ‘plate for William’ (CD’s Account book (Down House MS)). …

To W. E. Darwin   [5 May 1863]

Summary

Discusses dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4140

Matches: 5 hits

  • … dioecious. See also letter to W.  E.  Darwin, [10 May 1863] and n.  3. CD’s experiments …
  • … gyno-dioecious (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] ). CD and …
  • … in March 1862 (see Correspondence vols.  9 and 10). There are heavily annotated copies of …
  • … heterostyly (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to Asa Gray, 15 March [1862] and n.  11, …
  • … or female flowers (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April 1862] , …

From W. E. Darwin   [15 April 1868]

Summary

Gives details of the subjects on whom Langstaff made his observations on crying. Langstaff has not seen the platysma contract under chloroform.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6122

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 1868] . There is a note in DAR 162: 80/2 dated 10 April 1868 that describes the action of …
  • … E.  Darwin, 8 April [1868] , and the note dated 10 April 1868 in DAR 162: 80/2 (see n.   …
  • … 5, below). The first Wednesday after 10 April 1868 was 15 April. The reference is to …

From W. E. Darwin   23 October [1862]

Summary

Sends observations on Lythrum. Reports bad health of Maud Atherley.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3777F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … was seriously ill (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from W. E. Darwin, 21 October [ …
  • … Darwin, 21 October [1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). On 21 October 1862, Bartholomew James …
  • … next morning’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to John Lubbock, 23 October [1862] ). …
  • … See Correspondence vol. 10, letter from W. E. Darwin, 21 October [1862] , in which he …

From W. E. Darwin   14 June [1862]

Summary

WED’s travel plans; an insect he has observed on Orchis maculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3604F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 13 [June 1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). Emma Darwin and Horace Darwin had returned to …
  • … would hinder sales (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to John Murray, 18 [June 1862] and …
  • … by registered post ( Correspondence vol. 10, letter to W. E. Darwin, 13 [June 1862] ). …
  • … at Kew for some time; see Correspondence vol. 10, letter from J. D. Hooker, [5 May 1862] , …
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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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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.

Matches: 1 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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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