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To John Higgins   31 May 1865

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £255 2s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  31 May 1865
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4843F

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  • … Acknowledges receipt of £255 2 s . 10 d . …
  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Down …

From J. D. Hooker   2 May 1865

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On FitzRoy’s suicide.

The Lyell–Ramsay disagreement [on formation of lakes?].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4826

Matches: 5 hits

  • … annotation refers to Ernst Haeckel. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 May [1865] and n.  10. …
  • … March] 1864 , and letter from J.   B.  Jukes, 10 August 1864 and n.  2). See also ibid. , …
  • … of Learned Societies. 20 vols. , index, and 10 supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s …
  • … theory; see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to A.  C.  Ramsay, 5 September [ …
  • … 12 July [1864] , letter from J.  B.  Jukes, 10 August 1864 and n.  2, and letter to J.   …

From B. J. Sulivan   31 May [1865]

Summary

Would like to call on CD for an hour or so before leaving London to settle in Bournemouth.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4844

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 8 May [1865] and n.  3). Mrs Sweetland of 10 Granville Park, Blackheath ( Post Office …
  • … you send me a line to M rs . Sweetlands 10 Granville Park, Blackheath SE—? and I shall get …

From Charles Lyell to J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1865]

Summary

Emcloses copies of correspondence concerning his dispute with John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1865]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Letters to J. D. Hooker, vol. 14, doc. 323); Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 113/3650–3, 3813–20, 3821–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4844F

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  • … correspond to those in C.  Lyell 1863c, pp.  10, 15, and 16, see Lubbock 1861, pp.  491–2, …
  • … yours, that the wording of your note at page 10 of the preface about my borrowing of you …
  • … out by your publisher with the note at page 10 uncancelled or unmodified Believe me | dear …
  • … the passage about bronze castings in P. 10 that about the wild swan in P. 15, that about …
  • … in Danish reports on the subject (see n.  10, below). Lyell or his copyist accidentally …

From William Allport Leighton    29 May 1865

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Describes the floral structure of the lupin and gives his observations on its pollination by bees.

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 76: B95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4840

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  • … read in 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10). There is an annotated copy of Vaucher 1841  in …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, and Leighton’s memoir of CD in DAR 112: B97–8). …
  • … a newspaper cutting from the Reader , 10 February 1866, p.  154, that reported on …

From John Traherne Moggridge   17 May [1865]

Summary

Sends fresh plants from France: Lythrum graefferi, Romulea.

Does CD know Pulmonaria is dimorphic?

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4835

Matches: 3 hits

  • … L.  salicaria (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Daniel Oliver, [17 September 1862], …
  • … of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. ‘Three forms of Lythrum …
  • … p.  431, and in Forms of flowers , pp.  104–10, 239, 252, and 287. CD and Moggridge first …

From J. D. Hooker   [26 May 1865]

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All overworked at Kew.

Burchell collections enormous.

Lyell has sent MS of Principles p. 111 on changes of temperature. JDH thinks Lyell blunders and is out of his depth.

Charmed with E. B. Tylor’s book on man [Early history of mankind (1865)],

disappointed in Lubbock’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4836

Matches: 3 hits

  • … of climate. Journal of the History of Biology 10: 317–39. Turrill, William Bertram. 1963. …
  • … theory, see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to A.  C.  Ramsay, 5 September [ …
  • … vol.  12, letter from John Lubbock, 10 January 1864  and n.  4). There is an annotated …

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

Matches: 3 hits

  • … of Learned Societies. 20 vols. , index, and 10 supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s …
  • … from Asa Gray, 17 January 1865  and n.  10. In his letter to Gray of 19 April [1865], CD …
  • … Gray on Lythrum , see Correspondence vols.  10–12. Gray reviewed ‘Three forms of Lythrum …

From B. D. Walsh   29 May 1865

Summary

Discusses several subjects, including examples of "Unity of coloration",

the origin of gall-producing poison,

Wagner’s theory of viviparous larvae,

and stridulation in insects.

Sends a reference supporting CD’s statement in Origin that flies check propagation of horses and cattle.

Author:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 47: 179, 179a; DAR 207: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4839

Matches: 3 hits

  • … of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. Minor, W. C. 1865. Further …
  • … s challenge, see Correspondence vols.  10–12. For CD’s interest in Walsh’s law of unity of …
  • … B.  D.  Walsh, 27 March [1865] and n.  10. For CD’s comment on Nikolai Petrovich Wagner’s …

To John Chapman   16 May [1865]

Summary

Asks JC to pay him a professional visit at Down to consider whether the ice treatment would apply to his case. Describes his sickness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Chapman
Date:  16 May [1865]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4834

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 1977 , pp.  82–4. CD’s Account book–cash account (Down House MS) records a payment of £10
  • 10 s. to ‘D r Chapman’ on 20 May 1865. CD had been seriously ill with a stomach disorder …

From T. H. Huxley   1 May 1865

Summary

Sends Catalogue [of the collection of fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology (1865)], most of which was written in pre-Darwinian epoch [i.e., 1857].

Hears magnum opus [Variation] completely developed, though not yet born.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4824

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  • … plants (see Correspondence vol.  10), and he also referred to it in ‘Climbing plants’ , …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 May [1865] and n.  10. The reference is to Maxwell Tylden Masters and …

From T. H. Huxley   29 May 1865

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Glad to read what CD sends. Any glimmer of light on those subjects is of utmost importance.

Quotes a letter from Haeckel on progress of Darwinism in Germany.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4838

Matches: 2 hits

  • … letters from Ernst Haeckel, 9 [July 1864], 10 August [1864], and 26 October 1864). On the …
  • … vol.  12, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864  and n.  12. Huxley’s answer to …

To J. D. Hooker   4 May [1865]

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On FitzRoy’s life and character.

Carl von Siebold’s cases of males and females of gall insects [True parthenogenesis in moths and bees (1857)]. Each sex produced on different plants.

Haeckel’s astonishing case of propagation in a Medusa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 268a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4827

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CD’s Account book–cash account (Down House MS), CD paid his physician William Jenner £10
  • 10 s. on 3 May 1865, presumably the date of his visit to Down House. CD had become …

To James Philip Mansel Weale   6 May [1865]

Summary

Sends advice on naturalist matters.

W. H. Harvey’s work [with Wilhelm Sonder, Flora capensis (1859–65)],

and Robert Brown’s publication ["On the organs and mode of fecundation in Orchideae and Asclepiadeae", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 16 (1833): 685–745].

Writes of having seen in S. America a Hymenopteran with tarsi covered with pollen-masses of Asclepias.

Interested in JPMW’s researches in South American caverns.

Mentions poor health.

Thanks for tracings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  6 May [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.308)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4828

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  • … Africa. [Read 7 March 1867. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 470–6. …
  • … 5 September [1857] , Correspondence vol.  10, letter to H.  G.  Bronn, 30 June [1862] , …

To Friedrich Rolle    6 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks FR for copy [of first number] of Der Mensch [1866].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  6 May [1865]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4829

Matches: 1 hit

  • … theory ( Rolle 1863 ; see Correspondence vol.  10). For Rolle’s work in popularising CD’s …

From Edward Cresy   30 May 1865

Summary

Impressed by Fritz Müller’s argument for natural selection in air-breathing apparatus of crustaceans ["The Darwinian hypothesis supported by observations on Crustacea", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 15 (1865): 410–16].

Plans to visit CD.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4842

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  • … and CD’s interest in them, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] and n.  5. …

From Charles Kingsley   30 May 1865

Summary

Requests CD’s photograph.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 169: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4843

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  • … 18 November 1859 , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Charles Kingsley, 31 January …

To J. D. Hooker   [1 May 1865]

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Feels a little better, but sickness continues.

Wants to borrow Robert Caspary’s paper on the union of buds in Cytisus [see 5012].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 267
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4825

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vols.  4–6, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 24 July [ …

From L. C. or Margaret Susan Wedgwood to [Emma Darwin?]   [May 1865]

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Sends some figures on long- and short-styled primroses for "Uncle Ch".

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4823

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  • … Read 19 March 1868. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. …
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Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

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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

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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…

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

Schools Gallery: Using Darwin’s letters in the classroom

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

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

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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

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

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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

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  • … of coffee to two cups a day, since coffee, with the ‘10 drops of Muriatic acid twice a day (with …
  • … the chemistry go on better’ ( letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February [1866] ). Darwin began …
  • … you are in for it’ ( letter from H. E. Darwin, [  c . 10 May 1866] ). Henrietta’s letter …
  • … know how to begin’ ( letter to Fritz Müller, [before 10 December 1866] ). The intrusion of …
  • … other German states and Austria in June and July. Writing on 10 May from Württemberg, one of the …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

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In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

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  • … in nature ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 10 ). He was surprised that no naturalist …
  • … eaten have grown well.’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 December [1856] ). His faith in his …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … (see  Correspondence  vol. 8, letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] ). In the same letter …
  • … had been published in 1862 (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). He sent a copy to Asa Gray to review in …
  • … of species, when crossed’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 10 [January 1863] ). He reminded Huxley again …
  • … Verbascum  and  Zea  (see  Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix VI). However, when  Evidence as …
  • … other acquired differences’ (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, Appendix VI). In addition to crossing …
  • … orchid genus  Acropera  (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). Their 1863 letters reveal Darwin’s …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … vol. 22, letters from E. E. Klein, 14 May 1874 and 10 July 1874 ). ‘I am astounded & …
  • … the process of writing and revising at all satisfying. On 10 February he complained to Hooker : …
  • … objectless & all being vanity of vanities,’ he wrote on 10 February . ‘But this will wear …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … you sent me as well as I could. DARWIN:  10   My dear Dr Gray. I really hardly know …
  • … Hooker is younger than Darwin and Gray by about 10 years. Like Gray, he is a professional botanist …
  • … right when he said the whole subject would be forgotten in 10 years. But now that I hear you will …
  • … a lesser degree ‘Blood’s One Penny Envelope, 1, 3, and 10 cents’. If you will make him this present, …
  • … HOOKER:   208   We had a horrid scare 10 days ago, in the form of a Telegram from ‘Nature’ to …
  • … XVII, 1882 4  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER 10 MAY 1848 5  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER …
  • … 9  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 22 MAY 1855 10  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 24 AUGUST 1855 …
  • … JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 72  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 JANUARY 1860 73  C DARWIN TO …
  • … A GRAY, 21 JULY 1861 120 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 10 JUNE 1861 121  A GRAY TO C …
  • … 18 FEBRUARY 1862 129  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 10 MARCH 1862 130  C DARWIN …
  • … 23 NOVEMBER 1862 136  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 10–20 JUNE 1862 137  A GRAY TO …
  • … AND 26 JANUARY 1862 142  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 NOVEMBER 1862 143  A …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … form’, namely those of embryology ( letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1860] ). Only his theory, he …
  • … with other animals’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] )— he and others were well aware …
  • … views.—’ ( letter from J. S. Henslow to J. D. Hooker, 10 May 1860 ). What worried Darwin most …
  • … serve a purpose in Britain. He immediately wrote to Gray on 10 September after studying the first …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Marcel de Serres Cavernes d’Ossements 7 th  Ed. 10  8 vo . [Serres 1838] good to trace Europ. …
  • … on wheat [Le Couteur 1836] Bechstein on Caged Birds. 10 s  6 d . translated by Rennie …
  • … Soc read Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843]  must be studied . …
  • … Des ). De leur Anatomie, Reproduction et Culture. 4to. Avec 10 planches. Amsterdam, 1768. 12 s . …
  • … G. Browne 1799]— well skimmed 1839 Jan 10 All life of W. Scott [Lockhart 1837–8] …
  • … Voyage of Kolff to the Molucca Sea [Kolff 1840] 10 th  Surville-Marion [Crozet 1783]. …
  • … 1839]. References at end. chiefly on instincts 10 th . Blackwalls Researches in Zoology …
  • … 1839–40]. references at end.— Maer  (June 10 to Nov. 14. 1840) Smellies Buffon 3 d …
  • … Hilaire: [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1841] d[itt]o: 10 th  Journal de Phys. [ Observations …
  • … [Lyman 1781] [DAR 119: 10b] Dec. 10 th  The Hour & Man. H. Martineau [H. …
  • … Dog [C. H. Smith 1839–40] 2 d . vol. d[itt]o Nov. 10 th  Sprengel. Endeckte Geheimniss. …
  • … Nat. Lib. vol 14 [Waterhouse 1841] Marked—— 10 th  Veterinary [ Veterinarian ] 1828 Vol 1 …
  • … & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— 1842 Jan 10 M rs  Hamilton Grays Etruria [E …
  • … Royle Prod. Resources of India [Royle 1840] abst June 10 th  Miller’s old Red Sandstone [H. …
  • … Clarendons History [Hyde 1704]. 1843 Jan 10. Last Vol of Clarendons History [Hyde …
  • … 26 Hinds Regions of Vegetation [Hinds 1843]. June 10 th . Linnæan Trans. [ Transactions of …
  • … 3. vols. [Bradley 1724] (nothing) scarcely —— 10 Johnson’s Field Sports of India [D. Johnson …
  • … or Geograph. Distrib:” [Gérard 1844–5] Dec. 10 Ray. Society. Vol I. Reports [Ray Society 1845 …
  • … French in Algiers [Lamping 1845] 1846 Jan 10 th  Mackintosh life of More …
  • … St. Lecons de Morph. Bot. [Saint-Hilaire 1841] April 10 Wagners Anatomy by Tulk [Wagner 1845] …
  • … of Ægyptians [J. G. Wilkinson 1837–41].— April 10 3 d  vol of d[itt]o W. Scotts Life …
  • … May 5. Ray’s Memorials of [Ray 1846] —— 10 th  The Falcon Family [Savage] 1845] 27 …
  • … Misc. Works. 3 vols: [Mackintosh 1846] Aug 10. Appendix to Carlyle’s Cromwell [Carlyle 1845]. …
  • … Travels in Brazil [Gardner 1846]. —— 10 th  D r . Joseph Adams. Philosoph. Treatise on …
  • … Miller First Impressions of England [H. Miller 1847]. Nov. 10 Prichard Physical Researches. Hist. of …
  • … et d'Histoire   Naturelle de Genève ]. Tom I to 10. —— Annales du Museum [ Annales …
  • … W. Tone Autobiography [Tone 1826] very amusing March 10 John Galt Autobiography [Galt 1833] …
  • … Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] —— 10 Neander’s Life of St Bernard [Neander 1843] …
  • … Miller Footsteps of the Creator [H. Miller 1849] Dec. 10. Dana’s Geology. U.S. Expedition [J. …
  • … to 1837. & thence I have read in Journals June 10 th  Goulds Birds of Australia [Gould …
  • … . Feb. 1. Emigrants Manual [Burton 1851] March 10 th  Hind’s Solar System [Hind 1852 …

The evolution of honeycomb

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

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  • … her power of reaching.’ (Letter from G. R. Waterhouse, 10 February 1858 .) By now not only …
  • … a letter from Edward Cresy (letter from Edward Cresy, 10 September 1865 ), in which Cresy sent as …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … into a scientific book’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). With respect to …
  • … of the hostile kind’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Kingsley himself had remarked …
  • … beaks shorter than average’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Typically, …
  • … letters about  Variation . Darwin wrote to Carus on 10 December , informing him of errors …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … had tried, indirectly, to influence him. He told Hooker: 10 Do see Falconer & …
  • … , and letter to Charles Lyell, 18 April [1863 ]. 10. Correspondence vol. 11, …
  • … 19. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 2 May 1865 and n. 10. 20. See the second enclosure …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … for penalties of Cruelty to Animals Act. “ 10. —Penalty on licensed persons …
  • … otherwise than according to this Act. 10.—Any person holding a licence under this Act …
  • … and restrictions contained in sections numbered 8, 9, 10, 11, of the said act. (Signed) …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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

Expression

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Darwin's interest in emotional expression can be traced as far back as the Beagle voyage. He was fascinated by the different sounds and gestures among the peoples of Tierra del Fuego, and on his return from the voyage he started recording observations…

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  • … of observations on their behaviour: one ' about the age of 10 months when put upon a soft …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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

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

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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

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