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To C. S. Bate   10 January [1853]

Summary

Asks if CSB can help him obtain specimen of Verruca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1471

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To C.  S. Bate   10 January [1853] …
  • … Health Sciences Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1853] Charles Spence Bate …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Jan. 10 th . My dear Sir I see by the Annals. of Nat. History, you …
  • … p.  514). See also letter to Albany Hancock, 10 January [1853] . Bate 1851. CD used Bate’s …

To J. D. Hooker   10 [October 1853]

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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 Albany Hancock   10 January [1853]

Summary

Grateful for AH’s long letter and suggestions. Delighted at what he says about "complemental males". CD feared no one would believe in them but now that Owen, Dana, and AH accept them, he is content.

Agrees with AH on cross-impregnation; has collected facts on this head but has done nothing with them.

AH’s paper on Alcippe [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 4 (1849): 305–14] caused him to lose sleep over its anomalous structure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1497

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Albany Hancock   10 January [1853] …
  • … Historical Society of Pennsylvania Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1853] Albany Hancock …
  • … Charles Spence Bate (see letter to C.  S. Bate, 10 January [1853] ). CD’s Notebooks B–E ( …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Jan 10 th — My dear Sir I am uncommonly obliged to you for taking so …

To John Lubbock   10 [September 1853]

Summary

Asks about source of paper on the metamorphosis of Pycnogonida for C. S. Bate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 [Sept 1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1365

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   10 [September 1853] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.97) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Sept 1853] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st …
  • … Down Bromley Kent 10 th — Dear Lubbock Did I understand you rightly that you had lately …

To W. D. Fox   10 August [1853]

Summary

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

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

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

To Albany Hancock   10 February [1853]

Summary

Has found plenty of male Alcippe on specimens. Would eventually like more specimens. Did not recognise males at first. Has found Alcippe difficult to make out.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  10 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1500

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Albany Hancock   10 February [1853] …
  • … of the New York Botanical Garden Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1853] Albany Hancock …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Feb. 10 th My dear Sir I trouble you with one line to say that …

To J. D. Dana   10 October [1853]

Summary

Thanks JDD for copy of his Crustacea [1852–5]

and D. D. Owen’s Report [of a geological survey of Wisconsin, etc. (1852)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  10 Oct [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1534

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D. Dana   10 October [1853] …
  • … Series 1, Box 2, folder 43) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1853] James Dwight Dana …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Oct. 10 th . — My dear Sir I really do not know how to thank you for …

To J. D. Dana   27 September [1853]

Summary

Admires JDD’s work on Crustacea, corals, and geology.

Commends young John Lubbock to his attention. Hopes JDD can give him encouragement; if he can resist his "great wealth, business, and rank, he may do good work in Natural History".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  27 Sept [1853]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1533

Matches: 3 hits

  • … to J.  D. Dana, 25 November [1852] , n.  10). CD refers to Living Cirripedia (1854), which …
  • … him a copy of this work (Dana 1853), which arrived in Down by 10 October ( letter to J.   …
  • … D. Dana, 10 October [1853] ). This copy of Dana 1853, annotated by CD, is in the Darwin …

To C. S. Bate   30 August [1853]

Summary

Sends thanks for recent specimen, which gave him conclusive evidence that Verruca acts only on calcareous rocks.

Asks for a reference on carbonic acid.

Is glad CSB progresses in research on spider-like Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  30 Aug [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1528

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  • … to Quatrefages de Bréau 1842 (see letter to John Lubbock, 10 [September 1853] , n.  2). …
  • … adhering to rocks (letters to C.  S. Bate, 10 January [1853] and 7 July [1853]). Bate had …

To W. E. Darwin   1 March [1853]

Summary

Discusses WED’s affairs and events at Down.

Writes of the benefits of reading.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1639

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  • … in Sydenham. Work began in 1853, and the opening at this site took place on 10 June 1854. …

To J. D. Hooker   [9 October 1853]

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Summary

Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Oct 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1529

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  • … mentioned in the letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 [October 1853] , and which would have been …
  • … in order to be sent via the 8 AM coach on 10 October. CD refers to the page numbers of a …

To Charles Lyell   15 February [1853]

Summary

Returns Lake Superior [1850], which he already has received from Agassiz. Thanks for pamphlets by C. B. Adams [on Mollusca, Contrib. Conchol. 10 (1851): 189–206; 11 (1852): 207–15].

Describes his dissection of an unusual cirripede [Alcippe lampas] with 12 males attached [see Living Cirripedia 2: 556, 558].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  15 Feb [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1502

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  • … B. Adams [on Mollusca, Contrib. Conchol. 10 (1851): 189–206; 11 (1852): 207–15]. Describes …

From Albany Hancock   25 February 1853

Summary

Discusses taxonomic relations of Alcippe.

Author:  Albany Hancock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1853
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1505

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  • … See letters to Albany Hancock, 10 February [1853], n.  4, and 12 February [1853]. CD did …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [c. 27 April 1853]

Summary

Solicits information about the kind of syphon required to convey water from a proposed large water tank to existing smaller ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [c. 27 Apr 1853]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 19, 7 May 1853, p. 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516A

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  • … should the syphon have, to convey in the course of 10 or 12 hours 3000 gallons of water? …

To John Higgins   14 June [1853]

Summary

Discusses account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  14 June [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1519

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  • … recorded the receipt of £206 3 s . 2 d . on 10 June 1853 in his Classed account book (Down …

From E. A. Darwin   26 April 1853

Summary

Acknowledges the receipt of some securities.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1853
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516

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  • … 20,000 & Maryport & Carlisle share £3,686 . 10 . 0 Newcastle & Carlisle do. £4,022 . 6 . 6 …

To C. S. Bate   7 July [1853]

Summary

Will quote CSB on discovery of Alcippe lampas.

Hopes CSB continues to look for Verruca on limestone.

Discusses use of CSB’s larvae illustrations [for Living Cirripedia].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  7 July [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1521

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  • … Devonshire for him (see letter to C.  S. Bate, 10 January [1853] ). CD was anxious to have …

To John Higgins   2–3 December [1853]

Summary

Arranges meeting. Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  2–3 Dec [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1541

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  • … last note— — Anyhow I hope to meet you on the 10 th , as near as I can arrive by 1 o’clock …

To Albany Hancock   29 January [1853]

Summary

Discusses Alcippe. Asks to borrow specimens. Would like to hire fishermen to collect specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  29 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1498

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  • … 555. See letter to Albany Hancock, 10 February [1853] . Arthrobalanus ( Cryptophialus …

To Albany Hancock   30 March [1853]

Summary

Thanks AH for assistance. Compares Alcippe to South American boring cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  30 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1509

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of the Lepadidae. See letter to Albany Hancock, 10 February [1853] , n.  3. In modern …
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Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … given it up by early July ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 July 1865] ). In July, he …
  • … finished hearing it read aloud ( letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] ). Over the next few …
  • … ( see letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] ; since it is impossible …
  • … similarly coloured varieties (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to John Scott, 19 November …
  • … ‘industry & ability’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [10 March 1865] ). Scott took these …
  • … of transmutation to humans (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter from J. H. Balfour, 14 January …
  • … ( Correspondence vol. 11, letter from J. D. Hooker, 10 June 1863 ). However, probably …
  • … Cresy, 7 September [1865] , and letter from Edward Cresy, 10 September 1865 ). Francis and …

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bowker, J.H. [10 Dec 1867] [Cape of Good Hope (South …
  • … Gray, Asa 10 & 14 March [1871] Cambridge, …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. [10 Dec 1867] Bedford, Cape of Good …

Schools Gallery: Using Darwin’s letters in the classroom

Summary

English| History| Science  English Pupils in Cumbria lead the way Year 9 English pupils at Ulverston Victoria High School spent several weeks studying Darwin’s letters, including comparing sections from Darwin’s ‘Voyage of the Beagle’ to letters…

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  • … Letter 1174 - Charles Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 10 May 1848 …
  • … ideas Using a ‘pass the bomb’ technique, Year 10 History pupils at Bideford College in …
  • … Science Roast beef and urine Year 10 pupils at Hitchin Girls School were …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

Summary

One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … to me.— Charles Darwin to J. D. Hooker, 10 December [1866] .  The ‘hard …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

Summary

1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … however, continued to be raised in various ways. On 10 January, Charles O’Shaughnessy , an Irish …
  • … them to such extent?’ enthused Hermann Hoffmann on 10 January , while on 23 June, Auguste Forel …
  • … of plant digestion further, had already reported on 10 January that he had confirmed the ‘more …
  • … Caroline home, they had experienced a further calamity. On 10 May, William suffered serious …
  • … mentioned his oldest daughter Annie, who died at the age of 10 in 1851, but William, who was 11 …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

Summary

The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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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…

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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

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…

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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

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

Summary

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

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’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…

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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

Summary

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,…

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

Expression

Summary

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?

Summary

'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

Summary

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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