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From George Bentham   10 May 1869

Summary

Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6744

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From George Bentham   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 160: 163 George Bentham London, Wilton Place, 25 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  6. Bentham refers to …
  • … Palmae Amazonicae ’ (Spruce 1869). See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  7. …
  • … 25. Wilton Place. | S.W. May 10 /69 My dear M r Darwin Many thanks for Fritz Muller’s …

From Alfred Newton   9 April 1869

Summary

Regrets Frank [Darwin] did not pass the Trinity scholarship examination, but he hears Frank did well on the viva voce part.

Pleased CD is willing to help the University’s Museum of Zoology; he encloses the printed appeal.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 172: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6694

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 20 0 0 The Vice-Chancellor . . . . . . . . .10 0 0 The Master of Trinity . . . . . . …
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  • 10 0 The Master of Jesus . . . . . . . …
  • … 5 0 0 Professor Lightfoot . . . . . . . 10 0 0 Professor Kingsley . . . . . . . .5 0 0 …
  • … A. A. VanSittart, Esq. , Trinity College . .10 0 0 Rev. R. Burn, Trinity College . . . . . …
  • 10 0 0 Rev. T. G. Bonney, S. John's College . . . 5 0 0 L. Ewbank, Esq. , Clare …

From John Hellins   10 May 1869

Summary

Notes sex ratios in Lepidoptera he is breeding.

Author:  John Hellins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6745

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Hellins   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 166: 138 John Hellins Exeter 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Co Prison. Exeter May 10. 69 Dear Sir I have noted the sexes of the Lepidoptera already …

To George Bentham   10 May [1869]

Summary

Sends a letter (and seeds) from Fritz Müller about a strange monstrous form of Begonia found wild in Brazil. Asks GB whether it is worth communicating to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  10 May [1869]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6743

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To George Bentham   10 May [1869] …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1869] George Bentham …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. May 10 th My dear M r . Bentham I have received the 2  …
  • … letter and the letter from George Bentham, 10 May 1869 . See letter from George Bentham, …

From Henry Landor   10 March 1869

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Summary

Suggests that ground ice, in Canada and similar countries, is a mode of distribution of boulders and animal and vegetable life.

Author:  Henry Landor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 205.2 (Letters): 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6652

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Henry Landor   10 March 1869 …
  • … 205.2 (Letters): 244 Henry Landor Amherstberg, Ontario 10 Mar 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Amherstburg | Ontario | Canada March 10 th 1869 Dear Sir I wish to call your attention to …
  • … When the temperature falls to Zero or 10 degrees above it, a curious phenomenon occurs in …

From R. F. Cooke   10 March 1869

Summary

Sends statement [missing] of cost and proceeds of publishing Facts and arguments for Darwin at 6s. Asks whether CD agrees to this price.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 366
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6653

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   10 March 1869 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 10 Mar 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50 A , Albemarle S t . | W. March 10. 1869 My dear Sir On the otherside I send you a …

From Louis Rérolle   10 May 1869

Summary

French translation of Orchids will be published by Reinwald. Asks for CD’s new footnotes to be sent.

Author:  Louis Rérolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 176: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6741

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Louis Rérolle   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 176: 130 Louis Rérolle Lyons 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Lyon, the 10 May 69 Sir I have the honour to inform you that the French translation of …

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

Summary

F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 September [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 151–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Sept.  10 th My dear Hooker We are all very sorry you …

To Linnean Society, President and Council   10 May 1869

Summary

Recommends publication of Mrs Barber’s paper on a rare case of fertilisation of a plant by one kind of insect alone, with access of others prevented by a mechanical obstacle [Mary Elizabeth Barber, "On the fertilisation and dissemination of Duvernoia adhatodoides", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1869): 469–72].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  President and council, Linnean Society
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (SP.57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6740

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Linnean Society, President and Council   10 May 1869 …
  • … of London (SP.57) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May 1869 President and council, Linnean …
  • … to me. Charles Darwin To the Pres. & Council of Linnean Soc. Down. May 10 th . 1869. — …

From T. H. Farrer   12 August 1869

Summary

Will work on papilionaceous flowers since CD encourages it. Discusses function of hairs in certain plants.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6861

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 8 August 1869 , and letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 10 August [1869] . Farrer refers to Frances …
  • … Farrer; see letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 10 August [1869] . …
  • … and n.  4, and letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 10 August [1869] . Trinity House corporation in …
  • … Wales ( OED ). See letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 10 August [1869] . See letter from T.  H.   …

From George Cupples   11 March 1869

Summary

Differences in size and weight in deerhounds, with tables of comparative weights according to sex. Promises information on weights of deerhound puppies. Effects of cross- and inbreeding.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 83: 133–8, DAR 161: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6657

Matches: 12 hits

  • … o . 2 — 5 – 13 N o 3 — 2 – 12 * Weight on evening of June 10 th 4 weeks old Dogs N o 1. — …
  • … 9 – 6oz 3 N o 2 — 9 – 4 3 — 9 – — 4 — 8 – 10 * Bitches 1 — 7 – 4 2 — 7 – 4 3 — 3 – 8 * …
  • … N o . 1 — 5 14 2 — 6 14 3 — 3 9 * Weight June 24 th . 6 weeks old Dogs N o 1 — 10 6 3 …
  • … 4 5 2 — 10 6 1 …
  • … 2 3 — 10 6 1 …
  • … 4 4 — 10 6 * Bitches N o 1 — 7 1 2 oz 2 — 7 3 4 3 — 3 12 * Weight July 2 d .   …
  • … when fully 7 weeks old 6 Dogs N o . 1 — 11 lbs 2 oz 2 — ll 12 3 — 10
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  • … 4 — 10 6 * Bitches N o . 1 — 8 8 2 — 7 12 3 — 4 2 * At the same time with these were being …
  • … as follows all Bitches N o . 1. — 4 lbs 10 3 4 oz — 2 — 3 11 — 3 — 3 8 compare with 1 …
  • … old, weighed along with the dog-puppies 7 weeks old N o 1 — 13 lbs 2 — 12 lbs 10 oz ( …
  • … B) 3 — 10 12 weight comparative of N o . 1 bitch in (A). N o 1 bitch weighed 57 lbs.   …

From George Cupples   [4–10 November 1869]

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Summary

Weight statistics on deerhound puppies born 23 Sept 1869.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–10 Nov 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6970

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From George Cupples   [4–10 November 1869] …
  • … DAR 83: 147 George Cupples unstated [4–10 Nov 1869] Charles Robert Darwin …

To Linnean Society, President and Council   [10 May 1869]

Summary

Referee report on paper by Richard Spruce on sacs in Melastoma [see 6690]. CD says RS’s suggestions that sacs are inherited is not supported and should be deleted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society, President and council
Date:  [10 May 1869]
Classmark:  The Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6722

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Linnean Society, President and Council   [10 May 1869] …
  • … Society of London Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 May 1869] Linnean Society, President and …
  • … this letter and the letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] . Richard Spruce had sent CD a …

To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1869]

Summary

Sympathises with THF at being forestalled by Delpino, but urges him to publish confirmation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6930

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   10 October [1869] …
  • … LS Ms 299/17) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1869] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Oct 10 My dear Farrer I declare I am almost as sorry as if …

To T. H. Farrer   10 August [1869]

Summary

THF’s view, if confirmed, pleases CD in that what appears a mere morphological character is found to be of use. Carl Nägeli has been attacking him on this head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6859

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   10 August [1869] …
  • … LS Ms 299/8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1869] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Aug.  10 th . My dear M r Farrer Your view seems most …

From John Blackwall   10 August 1869

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Summary

Immature male spiders usually resemble in colour the females of their species of the same age. In some species colours of sexes differ when mature.

Author:  John Blackwall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: 82–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6860

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From John Blackwall   10 August 1869 …
  • … DAR 82: 82–3 John Blackwall Hendre House 10 Aug 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

From C. F. Claus   19 March 1869

Summary

The cirripede material mentioned in CD’s letter of 10 Feb has not arrived. [Asks CD to inquire of Williams and Norgate, who forwarded it.]

Author:  Carl Friedrich Claus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6671

Matches: 4 hits

  • … cirripede material mentioned in CD’s letter of 10 Feb has not arrived. [Asks CD to inquire …
  • … Herr! In Ihrem so freundlichen Briefe vom 10. Febr.  d. J.  theilten Sie mir mit, dass Sie …
  • … original German, see p. 138. CD’s letter of 10 February 1868 has not been found, but see …
  • … Most esteemed Sir! In your kind letter of 10 February this year, you informed me that you …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 March 1869

Summary

At writer’s request, forwards long letter on Comte by Vernon Lushington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6649

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 March 1869 …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 262) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar 1869 Thomas Henry Huxley …

From W. C. Tait   10 May 1869

Summary

Development of the horns of local sheep.

Results of breeding tailless pointers: of six puppies, three had stumps like parents.

Observations on Drosophyllum.

Author:  William Chester Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 19–20, DAR 178: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6742

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  C.  Tait   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 58.1: 19–20, DAR 178: 47 William Chester Tait Oporto 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Oporto May 10 th 1869. Charles Darwin Esq r . Dear Sir, I was sorry to see from your …

From J. D. Hooker   11 March 1869

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Orchids translation should goad [French] Academy into electing CD.

JDH will be sent to St Petersburg congress by Government.

Huxley on protoplasm; his address to Geological Society.

Fertilised an Aucuba with pollen of various species. Reports on results.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6655

Matches: 4 hits

  • … DAR 103: 10–11 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 11 Mar 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … spirituelle” Miss Symonds, who has been 10 days here & has captivated us entirely— Then I …
  • … Chronicle (1869): 553–4, 582, 586–8, 609–10, 614. Hooker did not go as a government …
  • … 1869 (Yaldwyn and Hobbs eds.  1998, pp.   109–10). Hooker refers to Frances Harriet Hooker …
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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…

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

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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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