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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 – …

To Daniel Oliver   [c. 10 June 1864]

Summary

Asks DO to draw diagram of Lythrum on board at Linnean Society for reference during the reading of CD’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [c. 10 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 61 (EH 88206044)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4532

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Daniel Oliver   [ c. 10 June 1864] …
  • … DAR 261.10: 61 (EH 88206044) Charles Robert Darwin Down [c. 10 June 1864] Daniel Oliver …
  • … 2–3 August 1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). The sketch is in DAR 185: 70. CD enclosed …
  • … sketch in his letter to Asa Gray, [3–]4 September [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). …
  • … good hand at Diagrams; & I believe in 5 or 10 minutes you could copy a diagram in chalk on …
  • … enclosed with the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . CD’s paper ‘Three forms of …

From Robert Monsey Rolfe   4 October 1864

Summary

Sends £10 for Down charities.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 161: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4626

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Sends £10 for Down charities. …
  • … charities in November (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from R.  M.  Rolfe, 28 November …
  • … Holwood | Bromley 4 Oct 1864 My dear M r Darwin I send you a cheque for £10 . …
  • 10 being the sum I have usually contributed to your Down Charities— The payment has not …
  • … Archive–Down House. In 1864, CD recorded the receipt of Rolfe’s annual donation of £10
  • 10 s. in his Account book–banking account (Down House MS) on 18 November under the …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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Summary

CD very ill.

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

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

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

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

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

Matches: 9 hits

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

To J. D. Hooker   10 June [1864]

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Summary

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

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

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

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

Matches: 8 hits

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

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 Henry Trimen   10 May 1864

Summary

Cannot give information about the box of Oxalis bulbs that his brother [Roland Trimen] has forwarded to CD.

Author:  Henry Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 178: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4491

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Henry Trimen   10 May 1864 …
  • … DAR 178: 183 Henry Trimen London, Guildford St, 71 10 May 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 71, Guildford Street, W.C. May.  10 th /64 Dear Sir In answer to your note of May 3 rd . , …
  • … May [1863] , and letter from Roland Trimen, 10, 13, and 18 October 1863 ). See also Forms …

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 Andrew Crombie Ramsay   10 July 1864

Summary

Sends 2d ed. of his Physical geology [1864]; hopes that he will burn the 1st because of its errors.

ACR is convinced he is right about denudation of the Weald.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 176: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4557

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   10 July 1864 …
  • … DAR 176: 12 Andrew Crombie Ramsay Beaumaris 10 July 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to Asa Gray, 3 April [1860] and nn.  9 and 10). Ramsay was the director of the Geological …
  • … 7 Victoria Terrace | Beaumaris, 10 July 1864 Dear Sir I asked Stanford to send you the 2 …

From Joseph Beete Jukes   10 August 1864

Summary

CD’s support in JBJ’s controversy with Hugh Falconer is welcome. R. I. Murchison supports Falconer, and Lyell does not support their side strongly enough. Falconer and Jukes remain friends in private.

Author:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 168: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4587

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Joseph Beete Jukes   10 August 1864 …
  • … 168: 93 Joseph Beete Jukes Geol. Surv. Ireland, Dublin 10 Aug 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 14 October [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10; however, see also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • … Office, 51, Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Augt 10 th 18 64 My dear Darwin I am delighted to …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1864]

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Summary

Has found incipient stages of adhesive discs in Hanburia tendrils.

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

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

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

Matches: 6 hits

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

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 …

To A. C. Ramsay   12 July [1864]

Summary

Thanks for his book [Physical geology and geography of Great Britain, 2d. ed. (1864)].

Pleased that ACR’s glacial lake theory is progressing. New Zealand lakes support the view. Suggests he write to Charles Gould in Tasmania, calling his attention to glacial action.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  12 July [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Ramsay 306: 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4560

Matches: 9 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter from A.  C.  Ramsay, 10 July 1864. Letter from A.   …
  • … C.  Ramsay, 10 July 1864. See letter from A.   …
  • … C.  Ramsay, 10 July 1864 and n.  2. Ramsay sent CD the second edition of The physical …
  • … 1863). See letter from A.  C.  Ramsay, 10 July 1864 and n.  3. Ramsay proposed a theory of …
  • … Charles Lyell (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to A.  C.  Ramsay, 5 September [1862] , …
  • … 6 August 1863 , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 [November 1863] ). This map has not been …
  • … see also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 June 1864  and n.  10. In his letter to Ramsay …
  • … of 5 September [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD noted that the great depth of Italian …
  • … of northern Italy (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from A.  C.  Ramsay, 17 February  …

To John Higgins   31 May 1864

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £242 11s. 10d.

Thanks JH for his kind enquiries about CD’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  31 May 1864
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4516F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Down …
  • … Acknowledges receipt of £242 11 s . 10 d . Thanks JH for his kind enquiries about CD’s …

From Hugh Falconer   10 November [1864]

Summary

Is sure that any of CD’s friends would be proud to accept the medal on his behalf.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4669

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Hugh Falconer   10 November [1864] …
  • … DAR 164: 21 Hugh Falconer London, Park Crescent, 21 10 Nov [1864] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 21 Park Crescent N.W. 10 th . Nov r . My Dear Darwin All right, no one would think for a …

From James Buckman   10 October 1864

Summary

Sends a poem about sowing kidney beans.

Author:  James Buckman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From James Buckman   10 October 1864 …
  • … DAR 271.6: 1 James Buckman 10 Oct 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Abbas, | Sherborne. | Dorset. Oct r . 10. 1864. My dear Sir, I am sorry I have not an old …

To J. D. Hooker   22 [May 1864]

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

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

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

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

Matches: 8 hits

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

From Ernst Haeckel   10 August 1864

Summary

Sends photographs of himself and his late wife [Anna Sethe]. Describes death of his wife.

Plans trip to the Alps.

Thanks CD for biographical information about himself.

Mentions Goethe as early evolutionist.

Cites Kant as early supporter of epigenesis.

Mentions criticism of CD’s theory by R. A. von Kölliker ["Über die Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 166: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4586

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    10 August 1864 …
  • … DAR 166: 38 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 10 Aug 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jena 10 August 64. Theurer hochverehrter Herr und Freund! In diesem Briefe übersende ich …
  • … Jena 10 August 1864 Highly honoured Sir and Friend, With this letter I send you at your …
  • … ich diese Verdienste Göthes (in dem 10. Abschnitt des V Buches “Göthe als Naturforscher”) …
  • … Origin , p.  147, and Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VIII, ‘Additions and corrections …

To Ernst Haeckel   [after 10] August – 8 October [1864]

Summary

Can understand EH’s feelings on death of his wife.

CD was impressed by manner in which species in South America are replaced by closely allied ones, by affinity of species inhabiting islands near S. America, and by relation of living Edentata and Rodentia to extinct species. When he read Malthus On population, the idea of natural selection flashed on him.

Agrees with EH’s remarks on Kölliker ["Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Asks EH to thank Carl Gegenbaur [for Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbelthiere (1864)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  [after 10] Aug – 8 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A–Abt. 1: 1–52/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Ernst Haeckel   [after 10] August – 8 October [1864] …
  • … 1: 1–52/5) Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 10] Aug – 8 Oct [1864] Ernst Philipp August ( …
  • … letter and the letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864 . Emma Darwin wrote the letter …
  • … CD signed it and added the date ‘Oct 8 th . ’ Letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864. …
  • … See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864  and n.  4. Haeckel’s wife, Anna Sethe, died …
  • … 118–121. See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864  and n.  12. Haeckel had criticised …

From W. H. Harvey   10 November 1864

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Identifies South African species of plants that are normally non-climbers in the wild but climb freely when grown from seed at Glasnevin. Thinks there is probably a gradation in the wild between climbing and non-climbing varieties related to the degree of exposure each particular plant faces.

Author:  William Henry Harvey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1864
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4668

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  H.  Harvey   10 November 1864 …
  • … DAR 157.2: 112 William Henry Harvey Dublin 10 Nov 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 4. Winton Road | Leeson Park , Dublin 10 Nov.  64 Dear Darwin I have been disappointed in …
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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.

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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…

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

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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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