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From Asa Gray   10 October 1866

Summary

Does not think he can persuade American publishers to reprint [4th English ed. of] Origin in U. S. Suggests Murray supply copies of it and the new book [Variation] to the American market.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5237

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   10 October 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 155 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Oct 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge Mass. Oct.  10. 66 My Dear Darwin Thanks …
  • … for very interesting letter of Sept.  10— I am much pressed now, or would write a long …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . CD had asked his publisher, John Murray, to …
  • … copy by Murray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  6). CD’s American …
  • … fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). In a …
  • … and additional material (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  7). Gray had …
  • … from a nursery (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  9). CD had asked Gray …
  • … European examples (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  11). Acorus calamus …

To Fritz Müller   [before 10 December 1866]

Summary

Hildebrand’s paper on trimorphism in Oxalis ["Über den Trimorphismus in der Gattung Oxalis", Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1866): 352–74].

Problems of explaining brightly coloured, attractive seeds.

Haeckel has visited Down.

FM’s climbing plants paper is printed [J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 9 (1867): 344–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  [before 10 Dec 1866]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5261

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   [before 10 December 1866] …
  • … British Library (Loan MS 10
  • … no 10) Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down [before 10 Dec 1866] Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] ). See letter to Linnean …
  • … letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 December [1866] (see nn.  6 and 7, below). See …
  • … attractive pulp. I soaked one of the seeds for 10 hours, in warm water which became only …
  • … pavonina ) with his letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 December [1866] . CD recorded the trial …
  • … of the experiment in his letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 December [1866] . CD had referred to …

From William Reeves   10 April 1866

Summary

CD elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Author:  William Reeves
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 230: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5053A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From William Reeves   10 April 1866 …
  • … DAR 230: 16 William Reeves Dublin 10 Apr 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Archive–CUL.  For a list of CD’s honorary memberships, see Freeman 1978, pp.  107–10. …
  • … Academy , | 19 Dawson Street, | Dublin April 10. 186 6 Sir I am directed to inform you …

From J. T. Moggridge   10 May [1866]

Summary

Sends a box of orchids.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5084

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  T.  Moggridge   10 May [1866] …
  • … DAR 171: 205 John Traherne Moggridge Cannes 10 May [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and plate facing p.  248. See letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866] and n.  5. …
  • … Villa Christiana | Cannes May 10 Dear M r . Darwin I send you per grand Vitesse a box of …
  • … and the letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866]. See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 10 February 1866]

Summary

Asks botanical readers to inform him "whether in those monoecious or dioecious plants, in which the flowers are widely different, it has ever been observed that half the flower, or only a segment of it, has been of one sex and the other half or segment of the opposite sex, in the same manner as so frequently occurs with insects?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 10 Feb 1866]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 10 February 1866, p. 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5001

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Gardeners’ Chronicle    [before 10 February 1866] …
  • … Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , 10 February 1866, p.   …
  • … 127 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 10 Feb 1866] Gardeners’ Chronicle …
  • … was published in the Gardeners’ Chronicle on 10 February 1866 under the heading ‘Partial …

To ?   10 May [1866?]

Summary

The apparent difference in arm lengths of compositors is due to a drooping shoulder. File-makers stand in a peculiar position and call one of their legs the hind leg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 May [1866?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5083

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To ?    10 May [1866? ] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1866? ] Unidentified …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. May 10 th My dear Sir Many thanks for your note & kind …

To Asa Gray   10 September [1866]

Summary

L. Agassiz’s evidence [for glaciation of America] is very weak.

Thanks AG for arranging for American edition of Variation, but doubts that the book will be successful.

Has found no differences in pollen of Rhamnus so cannot conjecture whether it is dimorphic.

The common oxlip of England is certainly a hybrid between the primrose and the cowslip whereas Primula elatior is a good species.

Reports experiments on the relative vigour of seedlings from cross- and self-fertilised plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  10 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5210

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Asa Gray   10 September [1866] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (92) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1866] Asa Gray …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Sep 10 My dear Gray Perhaps you will remember when one of my …
  • … of American postage stamps for his collection (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to …
  • … Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and 28 July [1862]). See letter from Asa Gray, 27 August  …
  • … flowers , pp.  295–6, CD noted a ratio of 10 to 9 in the diameter of pollen-grains in the …
  • … the Bardfield oxlip), are in DAR 108: 8–10; the bulk of CD’s notes on Primula are in DAR …

To John Gould?   [before 10 May 1866]

Summary

Asks for the name of a humming bird.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gould
Date:  [before 10 May 1866]
Classmark:  Jeff Weber (dealer) (October 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To John Gould?    [before 10 May 1866] …
  • … Weber (dealer) (October 2018) Charles Robert Darwin Down [before 10 May 1866] John Gould …

From W. B. Tegetmeier   10 December [1866]

Summary

WBT interested in ancestors of domestic guinea-fowl, ducks, and geese.

Egg colours in fowls.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5299

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  B.  Tegetmeier   10 December [1866] …
  • … DAR 178: 77 William Bernhard Tegetmeier Muswell Hill 10 Dec [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1867 (see letter from W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 22 January [1866] and nn.  10 and 11). …
  • … Muswell Hill Monday Dec r 10. My dear Sir I did not write before as I expected to see M r …

From E. A. Darwin   10 April [1866]

Summary

Has been offered proof impressions of Maguire’s portrait of CD.

Sorry to hear of CD’s "heap of maladies".

Georgina [Tollet?] wants to see the review in the Quarterly Journal of Science [3 (1866): 151–76].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B42–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5053

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   10 April [1866] …
  • … DAR 105: B42–3 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 10 Apr [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • 10 April— Dear Charles A man has sent to offer me “two most beautiful autographic Proof …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1866]

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Summary

A confounded cock ground the crimson seeds up so CD could not find them in its excrement. CD is puzzled by how seeds can be disseminated if merely ground up by birds. Perhaps like acorns from seeds accidentally dropped by birds?

A woodcock’s leg with dry clay clinging to it, from which CD has grown a microscopical rush.

Spencer would have been wonderful if he had trained himself to observe more.

On New Zealand flora and connection with Australia.

Difficulty of speculating about the amount of organic chemical change at different periods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 308, 308b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5300

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 December [1866] …
  • … DAR 115: 308, 308b Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1866] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down. Dec 10 My dear Hooker Your letter which you speak of as containing nothing, …
  • … Fritz Müller (see letter to Fritz Müller, [before 10 December 1866] and n.  6). Müller had …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 4 December 1866  and nn.  10 and 11). See Origin , p.  399. CD is probably …
  • … of Australia (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from W.  B.  Clarke, 16 January 1862 and …

From Armand de Quatrefages   10 November 1866

Summary

Sends his book [Histoire naturelle des annelés marins et d’eau douce, 2 vols. (1865)].

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 175: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5274

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Armand de Quatrefages    10 November 1866 …
  • … Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau Paris 10 Nov 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Paris 10 9 bre . 66 Monsieur et cher confrère MM Williams et Norgate libr.  sont chargés …
  • … Paris 10 November.  66 Dear Sir and Colleague, Messrs Williams and Norgate bksellr have …

To Edward Blyth   10 December [1866]

Summary

Asks for reference to EB’s article about tame deer on island in Aral Sea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4950

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Edward Blyth   10 December [1866] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1866] Edward Blyth …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Dec.  10 th My dear M r Blyth I hope that you will forgive me troubling …

From H. B. Jones   10 February [1866]

Summary

Sends a diet for CD’s flatulence.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5003

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From H.  B.  Jones   10 February [1866] …
  • … DAR 168: 77 Henry Bence Jones Royal Institution 10 Feb [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … glad to hear that you were able to work a little Y rs most truly | H Bence Jones Feb 10

From John Gould   10 May 1866

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Summary

Gives CD genus and species names of the singular humming-bird; distressed by specific name made necessary by revised laws of nomenclature.

Author:  John Gould
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5086

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From John Gould   10 May 1866 …
  • … DAR 84.1: 20–1 John Gould London, Charlotte St, 26 10 May 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 26, Charlotte Street, | Bedford Square, W.C. 10 th . May 66 My Dear Darwin The singular …
  • … pp.  230–2; see letter from James Shaw, [6–10 February 1866] and n.  3). CD discussed …

To Williams & Norgate   10 February [1866]

Summary

Orders Richard Owen’s Anatomy of vertebrates [1866–8],

subscribes to Annals and Magazine of Natural History,

and orders three back numbers of Medical Times and Gazette.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  10 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5002

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Williams & Norgate    10 February [1866] …
  • … Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1866] Williams & Norgate …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Feb.  10 th Dear Sir Please get for me & send to “care of …

From W. E. Darwin   10 November [1866]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

To J. V. Carus   10 November 1866

Summary

Expresses gratification that JVC is to undertake new translation and revision of German edition of the Origin.

Has heard many complaints about Bronn’s translation. JVC would be justified in omitting Bronn’s appendix.

Suggests additions and changes, including reference to C. W. v. Nägeli’s Entstehung und Begriff [1865], though he disagrees with it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  10 Nov 1866
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. [(Carus 1)])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5273

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   10 November 1866 …
  • … Charles, Bl. [(Carus 1)]) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Nov 1866 Julius Victor Carus …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Nov 10 th . 1866 My dear Sir I thank you for your extremely …
  • … German edition (Bronn trans.  1863, pp.  1–10). CD expanded the sketch again in Origin 4th …
  • … von Nägeli, 12 June [1866] and nn.  2, 4, 7–10). In the new German edition, Carus did not …

From Frederick Ransome   10 February 1866

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind expressions [of sympathy] and for his consideration. Encloses cheque for £5 interest.

Author:  Frederick Ransome
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1866
Classmark:  DAR 99: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5153

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Frederick Ransome   10 February 1866 …
  • … DAR 99: 21 Frederick Ransome unstated 10 Feb 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …

From H. E. Darwin   [c. 10 May 1866]

Summary

Mogg [John Traherne Moggridge] wants to visit CD.

Self-fertilising orchids.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From H.  E.  Darwin   [ c. 10 May 1866] …
  • … Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield unstated [c. 10 May 1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, 10 May [1866] . Henrietta had met Moggridge …
  • … 358–60). See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, 10 May [1866] . In Orchids 2d ed. , p.  27, CD …
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Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

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

Matches: 8 hits

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

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Schools Gallery: Using Darwin’s letters in the classroom

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Was Darwin an ecologist?

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

Summary

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

Matches: 5 hits

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

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

Summary

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

Matches: 5 hits

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

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

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

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

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

Summary

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

Matches: 6 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Dramatisation script

Summary

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

Matches: 12 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

Summary

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

Matches: 4 hits

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

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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

Matches: 31 hits

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

The evolution of honeycomb

Summary

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

Summary

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

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

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

Summary

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

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

Frank Chance

Summary

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

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

Expression

Summary

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

Summary

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

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

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

Summary

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

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