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From Asa Gray   10 and 14 March [1871]

Summary

Has received CD’s new book [Descent].

Will try to get answer to CD’s queries on Laura Bridgman.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 & 14 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7567

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  • … From Asa Gray   10 and 14 March [1871] …
  • … DAR 165: 174 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 & 14 Mar [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge. Mass. March 10,— My Dear Darwin It is very good of you to send me, and so …

To G. B. A. Duchenne   about 10 March [1871]

Summary

Asks permission to copy plates from GBAD’s work [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)] to illustrate Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne
Date:  about 10 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 103–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7566

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  B.  A.  Duchenne   about 10 March [1871] …
  • … 96: 103–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down about 10 Mar [1871] Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne …
  • … Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 209–10). In Expression , there are four photographs …
  • … Your obedient servant | About March 10 th . J’espére que vous aurez la bonté d’excuser la …

From G. B. Murdoch   10 March 1871

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Relation of surplus vigour of males to sexual selection.

Author:  George Brown Murdoch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 90: 68–71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7564

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  • … From G.  B.  Murdoch   10 March 1871 …
  • … DAR 90: 68–71 George Brown Murdoch Glasgow 10 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … March 10 th . 1871— Charles Darwin Esq re . Sir, In your ‘Descent of Man’ in treating of …

From R. M. Kettle   10 March [1871]

Summary

Requests permission to quote from CD’s letters to Charles Boner in her edition [of Memoirs and letters of Charles Boner (1871)].

Author:  Rosa Mackenzie Kettle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7565

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  • … From R.  M.  Kettle   10 March [1871] …
  • … DAR 169: 8 Rosa Mackenzie Kettle Poole 10 Mar [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Heathside near Poole Friday March 10 Sir/ Will you forgive me for troubling you with the …

From George Busk   10 March 1871

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Clarification of the supra-condyloid foramen in humans and animals.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 21–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7563

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  • … From George Busk   10 March 1871 …
  • … DAR 87: 21–7 George Busk London, Harley St, 32 10 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …

To G. B. A. Duchenne   29 March [1871]

Summary

Thanks GBAD for permission to use his photographs [see 7623] and for the information on the expression of astonishment in monkeys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne
Date:  29 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7640

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  • … DAR 96: 109–10 Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Mar [1871] Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne …
  • … See letter to G.  B.  A.  Duchenne, about 10  March [1871] and n.  3. See letter from G.   …

To John Tyndall   7 March [1871]

Summary

Ogle wants very much to meet JT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  7 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 10 (EH 88205948)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7552

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  • … DAR 261.8: 10 (EH 88205948) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Mar [1871] John Tyndall …

To William Ogle   28 [March 1871]

Summary

Thanks WO for his reply to letter of 26 March. Has tried several people and platysma seemed to act, but it is difficult to observe when they shudder.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  28 [Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 10 (EH 88205908)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7631

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  • … DAR 261.5: 10 (EH 88205908) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 [Mar 1871] William Ogle …

To George Busk   12 March [1871]

Summary

Discusses his blunder in "confounding the two foramina" [in the skull] of apes [in Descent].

Discusses views of George Rolleston, St George Mivart, and Huxley on the occurrence of the foramina.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk
Date:  12 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7574

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  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from George Busk, 10 March 1871 . …
  • … See letter from George Busk, 10 March 1871  and n.  1. See letter from George Rolleston, …

From G. B. A. Duchenne   25 March 1871

Summary

Gives CD permission to use photographs of expressions.

Author:  Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7623

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  • … See letter to G.  B.  A.  Duchenne, about 10 March [1871] and n.  2. Duchenne refers to …
  • … See letter to G.  B.  A.  Duchenne, about 10  March [1871] . Duchenne evidently intended …

From Lewin Hill   17 March 1871

Summary

Case of hereditary transmission; in his own family ten of LH’s generation suffer a defect in the right knee-joint.

Author:  Edward Bernard Lewin (Lewin) Hill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7593

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  • … all of us being adults. Out of the 30, there are 10 who suffer more or less from defect in …
  • … the right knee joint 6 out of the 10 have had positive disease,—the remaining 4 have only …

To Pieter Harting   21 March 1871

Summary

Thanks PH for his memoir on Poterion [Natuurkd. Verh. Utrecht 2 (1870)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Pieter Harting
Date:  21 Mar 1871
Classmark:  Utrecht University Museum (inv. nr. 635/202.06.1451)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7606

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  • … World register of marine species , www.marinespecies.org (accessed 10 September 2009)). …

From H. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [March 1871]

Summary

Possible quotations about shame for CD.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [Mar 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7605G

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  • … to Henrietta’s stay in Bournemouth (see n. 10, below). Emma’s aunt, Frances Allen, lived …
  • … of Adam and Eve is in Paradise lost , book 10 (Milton 1667). The passage is mentioned in …

From John Murray   20 March [1871]

Summary

Demand [for Descent] is such that JM thinks he will have to print 1000 more copies. Does not want to trouble CD for corrections.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7604

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  • … copies appeared in April 1871 ( Freeman 1977 ; letter from John Murray, 10 May 1871 ). …

From J. J. Aubertin   1 March 1871

Summary

Was reminded of CD by his new book [Descent] in a shop;

reports having come on train as far as Bromley in previous summer, but found no means of travelling the seven miles to Down. Might try again.

Author:  John James Aubertin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7526

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  • … vol.  7). See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Mary Butler, [before 25 December  …

To John Murray   20 March 1871

Summary

Pleased with sum the reprint [of Descent] has produced. Terms of payment accepted.

Thanks JM for Nonconformist [review of Descent, 32 (1871): 240–1].

Would like to see other out-of-way reviews – especially religious.

Other reviews favourable, including Wallace’s [see 7569], which is admirable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  20 Mar 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 250–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7603

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  • … English newspapers and periodicals, 1800–1900. 10 vols. Waterloo, Ontario: North Waterloo …

To W. R. Greg   21 March [1871]

Summary

Comments on WRG’s MS on ratio of the sexes at birth.

Offers to send J. M. A. Thury’s paper ["Loi de production des sexes", Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. 18 (1863): 91–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Rathbone Greg
Date:  21 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7609

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  • … Thury and Thury 1863 (see especially pp.  10–11). CD’s annotated copy of Thury 1863  is in …

To G. B. Murdoch   13 March 1871

Summary

Believes he has committed an oversight with regard to sexual selection in insects. Cites conclusions of B. T. Lowne, which are similar to GBM’s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Brown Murdoch
Date:  13 Mar 1871
Classmark:  David Henderson-Howat (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7578

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  • … See letter from G.  B.  Murdoch, 10 March 1871 . The letter from Benjamin Thompson Lowne …

To John Murray   13 March 1871

Summary

Pleased about sale and new issue [of Descent]. Discusses presentation copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 435
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7577

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  • … book, and the 2000 copies. Please to send 10 copies as by the enclosed paper. You say “you …

To John Murray   [1 March 1871]

Summary

Discusses new edition of Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [1 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 437
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9237

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  • … Correspondence vol.  19, letter to R. F. Cooke, 10 February [1871] . Murray was printing a …
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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…

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  • … 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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