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To Alexander Agassiz   10 September [1871 or 1873]

Summary

Discusses exchange of books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Agassiz
Date:  10 Sept [1871 or 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7932

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Alexander Agassiz   10 September [1871 or 1873] …
  • … DAR 143: 9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept …
  • … 1871 10 Sept 1873 Alexander Agassiz …
  • … Down | Beckenham. Kent Sep.  10. My dear M r Agassiz. I have received a short time ago the …

From E. A. Darwin   10 September [1871]

Summary

Writes to check on stock certificates received.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7931

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   10 September [1871] …
  • … DAR 105: B76–7 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 10 Sept [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • 10 Sept Dear Charles I have sent to day The Newcastle on Tyne & Carlisle 4/% Preference. I …

To Osbert Salvin   10 September [1871]

Summary

CD is interested in the gradation of character in the lamellae of the beaks of ducks. He finds that they are less developed or prominent in the common duck and goose than in true ducks. Is OS able to provide him with any information on this subject?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  10 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7932A

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Osbert Salvin   10 September [1871] …
  • … Sybil Rampen (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1871] Osbert Salvin …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sept.  10 th My dear M r . Salvin I am going to beg a favour of …

From George Busk   10 September 1871

Summary

Replies to CD’s queries about the homologies of the avicularian and vibracular organs of Polyzoa and gives examples of gradations between the two.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7930

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From George Busk   10 September 1871 …
  • … DAR 160: 383 George Busk Taynuilt 10 Sept 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Taynuilt | Argyleshire Sept 10 th 1871 My dear Darwin Your letter has reached me in …

From Osbert Salvin   21 September 1871

Summary

Promises to answer questions about ducks next week when he has a specimen.

Recently met Capt. Arthur Mellersh.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7960

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See letter to Osbert Salvin, 10 September [1871] . …
  • … See letter to Osbert Salvin, 10 September [1871] and n.  3. Arthur Mellersh served with CD …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 9 September 1871]

Summary

In response to a query [from "F. W. B."], CD describes his experience with seeding Leschenaultia, which demonstrates that insect agency is required.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 9 Sept 1871]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 9 September 1871, p. 1166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7927

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 203–6. Bentham, George. 1871. Notes …
  • … 18 [April 1860] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 May [1862] and …
  • … been identified; see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [16 May 1862] . …

From F. A. Hanbury   4 September 1871

Summary

Thanks for £5 for the Voysey fund.

Author:  Francis Alfred Hanbury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7923

Matches: 2 hits

  • … and Frances Power Cobbe ( Examiner , 10 June 1871, p.  592; Daily News , 9 September 1872, …
  • … B.  Hay or George Buchanan ( Examiner , 10 June 1871, p.  592, and Pall Mall Gazette , 4  …

To George Busk   13 September [1871]

Summary

CD plans to use notes provided by GB. [See Origin, 6th ed., p. 193.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk
Date:  13 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7937

Matches: 2 hits

  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from George Busk, 10 September 1871 . …
  • … CD refers to the letter from George Busk, 10 September 1871 , and Busk’s Catalogue of …

From H. Ramu   24 September 1871

Summary

Sends CD a sketch of goat with maxillary appendages and notes the dimensions of the structures.

Author:  H Ramu
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7967

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Ces appendices ont 70 m/m de longueur, 10 m/m de diamètre, à peu près, sans les poils qui …
  • … These appendages are 70 m/m in length and 10 m/m in diameter, approximately, without the …

From Thomas Druitt   30 September 1871

Summary

Sends CD £100 as requested. Gives information on bonds purchased on CD’s behalf.

Author:  Thomas Druitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 8 (EH 88206060)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7978

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Jan y 1892 " 8827/33 " L3. " 1 st . July 1900 10 Bonds of £100.  each which we have placed …

To A. D. Bartlett   15 September 1871

Summary

CD questions ADB on the mode of feeding of geese and on the existence of variations in the structure of the bill; is trying to trace gradations in structure and habits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:  15 Sept 1871
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7944

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see also letter to Osbert Salvin, 10 September [1871] . CD cited Edward Bartlett’s …

From E. A. Darwin   12 [September 1871]

Summary

Sees mistake he made on certificates; will make list for future use.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 [Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B78–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7935

Matches: 1 hit

  • … this letter and the letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 10 September [1871] . The list CD sent to …

To T. H. Huxley   21 September [1871]

Summary

On Mivart’s Genesis of species, and THH’s intention to reply to it.

Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

CD is revising Origin and will answer Mivart on incipient organs. "Pendulum is swinging against us, but will swing back again".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7958

Matches: 1 hit

  • … della Regia Accademia di Torino . 3d ser. 10: [n.p. ] Malthus, Thomas Robert. 1826. An …

To George Busk   2 September [1871]

Summary

Is preparing a new edition of Origin [6th ed. (1872)] and asks GB for information on the gradations between the vibracula and avicularia of the Polyzoa and on what he bases his opinion concerning the homology of the avicularium with the zooid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk
Date:  2 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7921

Matches: 1 hit

  • … this letter and the letter from George Busk, 10 September 1871 . No earlier letter to Busk …

From T. H. Huxley and H. A. Huxley   20 September 1871

Summary

Has received Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

Has reviewed Quarterly Review article and 2d ed. of Genesis of species for the Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Mivart has hopelessly misunderstood Suarez [Disputiones (1630)] on evolution.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley; Henrietta Anne Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 39–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7953

Matches: 1 hit

  • … vol.  16, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 10 June 1868. Huxley’s wife was Henrietta Anne …

From Francis Galton   13 September 1871

Summary

Is turning to experiments with rats, "Siamesed together" for cross-circulation.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7938

Matches: 1 hit

  • … circulation of either will be interchanged in 10 days & this is equal in its effects to a …
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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,…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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 …

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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,…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … `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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … (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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