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To John Higgins   4 December 1859

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £241 19s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  4 Dec 1859
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2570F

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  • … Acknowledges receipt of £241 19 s . 10 d . …
  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley …

To John Murray   10 December 1859

Summary

Sends receipt for bill for £180 due 27 May 1860 [for Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 Dec 1859
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.22–23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2577

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Murray   10 December 1859 …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.22–23) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec 1859 John Murray …
  • … Down Bromley Kent December 10 th 1859 My dear Sir I beg leave to acknowledge the safe …

To J. S. Henslow   10 January [1859]

Summary

Thanks JSH for specimens. Comments on the structure of a hornet comb and asks JSH to obtain some fresh combs for him and to make observations for him. He is greatly interested in "these wondrous architectural instincts".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  10 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A120–A121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2648

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  • … To J.  S. Henslow   10 January [1859] …
  • … DAR 93: A120–A121 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1859] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Jan y . 10 th My dear Henslow I am exceedingly obliged for the …

To Richard Owen   10 December [1859]

Summary

Sends source of description of swimming bear catching insects [Samuel Hearne, A journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay to the northern ocean … (1795); see Origin, p. 184].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 211, 213)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2576

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Richard Owen   10 December [1859] …
  • … Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 211, 213) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1859] Richard Owen …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Dec. 10 th Dear Owen The passage in Hearnes Travels is at p.  370 in (I …
  • … this subject in the letter to Charles Lyell,[10 December 1859]. Hearne 1795. CD had read …

To John Murray   10 May [1859]

Summary

Sends first six chapters [of Origin] for the press. Asks JM to urge printer to keep well ahead of CD so as not to waste time. This is important for his health’s sake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 May [1859]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.56–57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2460

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  • … To John Murray   10 May [1859] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.56–57) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1859] John Murray …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Tuesday May 10 th . My dear Sir I will send tomorrow (Wednesday) the six …

To John Murray   10 September [1859]

Summary

On title of Origin, suggests omitting word "Varieties" altogether if JM does not object. Last proofs corrected, but revises still to do.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 Sept [1859]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.20–21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2488

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  • … To John Murray   10 September [1859] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.20–21) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1859] John Murray …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Sept. 10 th . My dear Sir A friend objected to my title that word “ …

To W. D. Fox   10 April [1859]

Summary

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

Sends details of fees at Moor Park hydropathic establishment.

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

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

From Richard Hill   10 January 1859

Summary

Will secure information on indigenous and naturalised bees as CD requests.

Believes Mexican and Jamaican Melipona are different.

Author:  Richard Hill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 166: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2399

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  • … From Richard Hill   10 January 1859 …
  • … DAR 166: 218 Richard Hill Spanish Town, Jamaica 10 Jan 1859 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Spanish Town Jamaica 10 th January 1859. My dear Sir, I should have acknowledged your …

To Charles Lyell   [10 December 1859]

Summary

Discuss CL’s suggestions for revisions to the chapter on the geological record [Origin, ch. 9].

Henry Holland’s reaction to the book.

Comments on CL’s work on flint tools of early men.

Describes at length a conversation with Owen concerning Origin. Notes "that at bottom he goes immense way with us", but emphasises Owen’s unfriendly manner. Remarks that Owen accepted a relationship between bears and whales. "By Jove I believe he thinks a sort of Bear was the grandpapa of Whales!"

Has heard Herschel considered his book "the law of higgledy-piggledy".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [10 Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.184)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2575

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [10 December 1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.184) Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Dec 1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … p.  508). See letter from Henry Holland, 10 December [1859] . CD refers to Lyell’s recent …

From Henry Holland   10 December [1859]

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Summary

Comments on the Origin. Outlines difficulties he finds in CD’s theory. Believes CD must define natural selection more accurately and mentions instances in which that principle is an insufficient cause to account for the form of certain structures.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 148–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2578

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Henry Holland   10 December [1859] …
  • … DAR 47: 148–9 Henry Holland London, Brook St 10 Dec [1859] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Brook Street. Dec r . 10 th My dear Charles, Having been somewhat indisposed when you were …

To John Higgins   15 June 1859

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £244 15s. 11d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  15 June 1859
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2469F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Down …

From Frederick Smith   30 April 1859

Summary

Reports his observations on the habits of slave-making ants (Formica sanguinea).

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr 1859
Classmark:  DAR 177: 192 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2456

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 2): 88–95. The annotation refers to chapter 10 of CD’s species book ( Natural selection , …
  • … 1.3 August] underl brown crayon 1.7 before 10 oclock] underl brown crayon 1.9 about     
  • … o-clock] underl pencil crossed pencil Top of first page : ‘Ch 10’ brown crayon …
  • … watched them in the morning—ie before 10 oclock—as at that hour the sun got round and …

To John Lubbock   14 December [1859]

Summary

Is preparing a reprint of Origin. Asks JL’s opinion on the book’s merits; values his judgment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 15 (EH 88206464)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2584

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  • … draft. Further, would you allow me to deduct 10 s for your Subscription to Friendly Club, …
  • … September [1853], 11 October [1853], and 10 January [1855]. CD’s Account book (Down House …
  • … on 17 December 1859: ‘Paid for M r Phillips Funds & Subscription (less 10 s for J.   …
  • … Lubbock Friendly Club) £10 12 s . …
  • 10 d . ’ See n.  6, below. Robert Monsey Rolfe, Baron Cranworth, lived in Keston, near …

To George Varenne Reed   1 July [1859]

Summary

Sends payment for Francis Darwin’s tutoring. Inquires about possible arrangements for his son Leonard, who is slow and not well, to attend with Francis.

Asks whether he can have a cutting of GVR’s carrion-smelling Arum which he needs for an experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  1 July [1859]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D22.39.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2474

Matches: 4 hits

  • … An entry dated 1 July 1859 in CD’s Account book (Down House MS) records a sum of £10
  • 10 s . paid to Reed, who had begun tutoring Francis Darwin in October 1858. From entries …
  • … until 1860. The payments to Reed for each quarter remained at the usual level of £10
  • 10 s . until March 1860, when CD recorded the sum of £13 2 s . 6 d . The date given in …

To J. D. Hooker   7 April [1859]

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Has read first sheets of JDH’s Flora Tasmaniae [introductory] essay [published separately as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. Criticises lack of evidence supporting views that best marked varieties occur at edges of range of species and that species remain under cultivation for many generations and suddenly begin to vary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2450

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  • … DAR 115: 10 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Apr [1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …

To John Lubbock   17 December [1859]

Summary

Local affairs and finances.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 31 (EH 88206480)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2586

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  • … Rent is due 2 7 1 18 14 11 Deduct M r Lubbock Subscription to Friendly Club 10 18 4 11 …
  • … I hope these may not be your days at High Elms. — Dividend from Trust Fund M r Phillips 10
  • … 1 10 M r Phillips Subscription. National School 1 1 L d Cranworths do do 5 5 M r Darwins …

From H. C. Watson   21 November [1859]

Summary

Believes natural selection will become recognised as an established truth in science, though it will shock the ideas of many men.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 98: B9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2540

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  • … DAR 98: B9–10 Hewett Cottrell Watson Thames Ditton 21 Nov [1859] Charles Robert Darwin …

To T. H. Huxley   25 December [1859]

Summary

Henry Holland and others have attacked his reasoning from analogy to one primordial created form – by which CD means only that we know nothing of how life originated. The reasoning seems probable to him, so he has kept it in.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2603

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  • … 1859]. See letter from Henry Holland, 10 December [1859] . CD sent Huxley the manuscript …
  • … on9 December 1859. See letter from Henry Holland, 10 December [1859] . The point was …
  • … by Henry Holland in his letter to CD of 10 December [1859] and may have been discussed …

To T. H. Huxley   25 November [1859]

Summary

Rejoices over THH’s lecture ["On species and races, and their origin", 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] to be given at Royal Institution. Offers pigeon illustrations.

Adam Sedgwick has sent a "slashing" letter [2548] about Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2554

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  • … On species and races, and their origin", 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858– …
  • … November 1859] ). The lecture was delivered on 10 February 1860 (T.  H. Huxley 1860). At …

To W. B. Carpenter   3 December [1859]

Summary

Delighted by WBC’s letter about Origin. There is now "a great physiologist on our side". "You have done me an essential kindness in checking the odium theologicum in the E[dinburgh] R[eview] … immaterial whether we go quite the same lengths … the principle is everything."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  3 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 3 (EH 88205920)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2568

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Carpenter’s review appeared in National Review 10 (1860): 188–214. The address of Erasmus …
  • … Wednesday & have agreed to call on Lyell at 10 oclock on Thursday morning & shall stay …
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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…

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  • … 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?

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'

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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…

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

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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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