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From J. M. Cameron   10 July 1868

Summary

More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6271

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  M.  Cameron   10 July 1868 …
  • … DAR 161: 9 Julia Margaret Cameron Freshwater 10 July 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from J.  M.  Cameron, [before 10 July 1868]. CD’s letter to Cameron has not …
  • … Your’s truly | Julia Margaret Cameron July 10 th . 1868 Fresh Water Bay | Isle of Wight— …
  • … Fresh Water Bay. | Isle of Wight July 10 th . 68 My Dear M r . Darwin I observe with some …

To J. D. Hooker   10 February [1868]

Summary

Has heard that Variation sold the whole edition of 1500 copies in a week [see 5844]. Has done him a world of good. Pall Mall Gazette has review which pleased him exceedingly [see 5874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5856

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 February [1868] …
  • … DAR 94: 50–1 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1868] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … which appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette for 10, 15, and 17 February 1868, was by George …
  • … Down Feb.  10 th My dear Hooker What is the good of having a friend, if one may not boast …

From H. W. Bates   10 September 1868

Summary

Because of work on the first number of the new Royal Geographical Society magazine, a manual of geography, and other things, HWB finds he must decline CD’s invitation.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6360

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From H.  W.  Bates   10 September 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 85 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 10 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W. Sept 10 1868 My dear Mr Darwin On returning from a …
  • … 1868 (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [8–10 September 1868] ). Bates may be referring to the …

From John Murray   10 January [1868]

Summary

CD’s anxiety about the index [of Variation] will be relieved somewhat when he learns it has at last been set up.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 353
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5782

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Murray   10 January [1868] …
  • … DAR 171: 353 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 10 Jan [1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50 A , Albemarle S t . | W. Jan y 10 My Dear Sir I am glad to be able to alleviate your …

From Frederick Smith   [c. 10 March 1868?]

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Summary

On the relative size of sexes in aculeate Hymenoptera. [See Descent 1: 347–8.]

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 Mar 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 82: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6534

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Frederick Smith   [ c. 10 March 1868? ] …
  • … DAR 82: 7 Frederick Smith unstated [c. 10 Mar 1868? ] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … between this letter and a note by CD, dated 10 March 1868 (DAR 81: 144), which suggests …

To J. P. M. Weale   23 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks for information on expression.

Poor progress of civilisation in South Africa. CD’s doubts and fears about democracy.

JPMW’s views on glaciation in S. Africa will discredit him unless supported by clearest evidence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  23 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5795

Matches: 10 hits

  • … and the letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … in the missing portion of his letter of [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … was in a missing portion of his letter of [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … was in a missing portion of his letter of [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … expression of the emotions in his letter of [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15); …
  • … 15, letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, [10 December 1867] ). For CD’s views on missionary …
  • … in a borough constituency. Male lodgers paying £10 or more for unfurnished rooms were also …
  • … of the letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … of the letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). …
  • … in the missing portion of his letter of [10 December 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). CD …

From Julia Margaret Cameron   [before 10 July 1868]

Summary

On the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 10 July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6270

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Julia Margaret Cameron   [before 10 July 1868] …
  • … DAR 161: 8 Julia Margaret Cameron unstated [before 10 July 1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  M.  Cameron, 10 July 1868 . The ‘Bromley people’ have not …

To Henry Hennessy   10 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks for papers.

Discusses case of the Asturian plants and HH’s view of their introduction through the agency of man. Although botanists question whether plants are thus introduced, those working closely on insular floras are admitting this view more and more.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hennessy
Date:  10 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 June 1987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4744A

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Henry Hennessy   10 January [1868] …
  • … s (dealers) (24 June 1987) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1868] Henry Hennessy …
  • … address, ‘ Down, Bromley, Kent ’; the date 10 January is given in the sale catalogue, but …

From James Samuelson   10 April 1868

Summary

Corrects errors of detail in Variation.

Author:  James Samuelson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6110

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From James Samuelson   10 April 1868 …
  • … DAR 177: 28 James Samuelson Q. J. Sci. , Liverpool 10 Apr 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Villa, St. Domingo Grove, | Liverpool, April 10 186 8 Dear Sir May I beg you to refer to …

To J. D. Hooker   [8–10 September 1868]

Summary

Has written to A. J. Gower.

Sends more copies of Queries about expression.

Pall Mall Gazette article [see 6342] is monstrous to say religion did not attack science. Should scientific men ignore whole subject of religion?

Sends French journal with article on JDH and one (weak) by Agassiz on geographical distribution.

M. J. Berkeley has sent his address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7].

CD differs with JDH on Owen; could hardly bear to shake hands with him.

Wallaces, Blyth, Jenner Weirs are coming to stay on Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8–10 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6357

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [8–10 September 1868] …
  • … DAR 94: 91–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down [8–10 Sept 1868] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Henry Walter Bates was unable to come (see letter from H.  W.  Bates, 10 September 1868 ). …
  • … 1868 , and the letter from H.  W.  Bates, 10 September 1868 . See letter from J.  D.   …

From Hermann Müller   10 March 1868

Summary

Has heard from W. Engelmann of Leipzig; he is willing to let CD have the woodcuts to Fritz Müller’s work [Für Darwin (1864)] for 22 thalers.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6001

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Hermann Müller   10 March 1868 …
  • … 293 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller Lippstadt 10 Mar 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Lippstadt 10 March 1868. My dear Sir! Only this moment I have received a letter from W.   …

To John Higgins   16 November 1868

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £259 11s. 10d.

Obliged for JH’s good account of Francis Hardy’s management of Beesby Farm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  16 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6461F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Down …
  • … Acknowledges receipt of £259 11 s . 10 d . Obliged for JH’s good account of Francis Hardy’ …

From Roland Trimen   10 February 1868

Summary

Sends prospectus of forthcoming work by his brother [Henry Trimen] and W. T. Thiselton-Dyer [Flora of Middlesex (1869)]. Hopes CD will subscribe.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 186, DAR 84.1: 135b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5857

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Roland Trimen   10 February 1868 …
  • … DAR 84.1: 135b Roland Trimen London, Guildford St, 71 10 Feb 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Guildford Street, | Russell Square, | W.C. 10 th . February, 1868. My dear M r . Darwin, I …

To J. B. Innes   10 December [1868]

Summary

Does not think the supposed cow–deer hybrid worth investigating.

John Robinson [the curate at Down] reported to be walking with girls at night.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  10 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6497

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  B.  Innes   10 December [1868] …
  • … Robert M. Stecher Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1868] John Brodie Innes …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Dec.  10 Dear Innes, I am much obliged for your letter. I do …

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [24 September – 10 October 1868]

Summary

Has talked with J. J. Sylvester [Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich] and thinks Leonard [Darwin] should call on him.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Sept – 10 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6339

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [24 September – 10 October 1868] …
  • … DAR 105: B60–1 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated [24 Sept – 10 Oct 1868] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … communications to the sections, pp.  10–11. The meeting was held from 19 to 26 August  …

To T. H. Huxley   10 June 1868

Summary

W. S. Dallas asks whether Ray Society would publish translation of Haeckel’s Generelle morphologie. If THH thinks suggestion good, he might make inquiries.

Family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 June 1868
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6239

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   10 June 1868 …
  • … Medicine Archives (Dawson 110) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 June 1868 Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. June 10 1868 My Dear Huxley In a letter from Mr.  Dallas …

From T. H. Farrer   10 September 1868

Summary

Sends a paper he has written [on scarlet runner].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6361

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From T.  H.  Farrer   10 September 1868 …
  • … Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer Eashing Park, Godalming 10 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Eashing Park | Godalming | Surrey. 10 Sept 1868 My dear Mr Darwin I dont know that I have …

To John Murray   [25? March 1868]

Summary

American publishers will not wait for woodcuts, so asks Murray to have a copy of the reprint sent to Asa Gray. Will call soon to talk about Für Darwin and to hear about sale of latest edition of Origin

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [25? Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (10 November 2009); PBA Galleries (10 May 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6050F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bonhams (dealers) (10 November 2009); …
  • … PBA Galleries (10 May 2012) Charles Robert Darwin London [25? Mar 1868] John Murray …

From George Cupples   10 August 1868

Summary

Thanks for photograph.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6310

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From George Cupples   10 August 1868 …
  • … DAR 161: 286 George Cupples Guard Bridge 10 Aug 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …

From J. B. Innes   12 December 1868

Summary

Will try to get more information about the supposed hybrid [of cow and deer].

The rumours about John Robinson [curate of Down] cause JBI concern. He will seek to get the facts – will try to protect Robinson against malicious rumours, but if he is immoral he must go forthwith.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6501

Matches: 4 hits

  • … s conduct (see letter to J.  B.  Innes, 10 December [1868] ). See letter from J.  B.   …
  • … See letter to J.  B.  Innes, 10 December [1868] and n.  2. The animal referred to was …
  • … Robinson. See letter to J.  B.  Innes, 10 December [1868] and n.  3. Frederick Allen’s …
  • … down here as a curiosity; and sold her for £10. about her value if a common little brute …
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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

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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

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

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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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