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From Osbert Salvin   10 October 1871

Summary

Encloses notes [missing] that he has made for CD on looking through his dried skins of American Anatidae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8001

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Osbert Salvin   10 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 177: 21 Osbert Salvin Brompton 10 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … beaks of ducks (see letter to Osbert Salvin, 10 September [1871] , and letter from Osbert …
  • … genus mentioned in CD’s letter to Salvin of 10 September [1871], meaning literally ‘soft …
  • … 32 The Grove Boltons | Brompton S.W. 10 Oct.  1871 My dear M r Darwin, I have looked …

From Thomas Meehan   10 February 1871

Summary

Sends CD some remarks he made before the Academy of Natural Sciences [Philadelphia].

TM is indebted to the Origin for first suggesting to him which observations might be useful to those working out the greater laws of nature.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7479

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Thomas Meehan   10 February 1871 …
  • … 108 Thomas Meehan Gardeners’ Monthly , Germantown, Pa. 10 Feb 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Germantown, Pa. , Feby 10 18 71 Charles Darwin Esq Dear Sir I have taken the liberty of …
  • … in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.  See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] and n.  13, and letter from Asa Gray, 2–3 July 1862 . The last …

From T. H. Huxley   10 October 1871

Summary

Answers CD on transitional forms. Has no doubt Zeuglodon is transitional form between Carnivora and Cetacea.

Met Mivart in Manchester. Some doubt that he was the author of Quarterly Review article.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8000

Matches: 4 hits

  • … regards to all | Ever Yours faithfully | T H Huxley 26. Abbey Place | Oc.  10 th . 1871 …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   10 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 166: 326 Thomas Henry Huxley London, Abbey Place, 26 10 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October 1871] and n.  10. Huxley delivered an address, ‘Administrative …

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 …

To ?   10 May [1871]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for item of criticism in a foreign newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 May [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.396)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7747

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  • … To ?    10 May [1871] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.396) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1871] Unidentified …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 10 th Dear Sir I am very much obliged for the extracts, all …

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

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  • … 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 T. R. R. Stebbing   10 October [1871]

Summary

Doubts whether an experiment to test the durability of human bones would be worth while. Absence of such bones in post-glacial river-bed deposits does not weigh in the least on CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing
Date:  10 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.404)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7999

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  • … To T.  R.  R.  Stebbing   10 October [1871] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.404) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1871] Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct.  10 th My dear Sir I sh d .  very much doubt whether it was …

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 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 …

From Paolo Mantegazza   10 June 1871

Summary

Michele Lessona will translate Descent into Italian [1871].

Sends his review from Nuova Antologia [17 (1871): 177–94].

In a letter to Archivio per l’Anthropologia he raises some doubts about sexual selection and proposes "Neogenesis" as a complement to natural selection in cases of rapid change.

Author:  Paolo Mantegazza
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7814

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  • … From Paolo Mantegazza    10 June 1871 …
  • … DAR 171: 37 Paolo Mantegazza Florence 10 June 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Florence 10 Juin 1871— Illustre Professeur. Votre grande ouvrage a fait une grande …
  • … Florence 10 June 1871— Illustrious Professor. Your great work has made a great impression, …

To Hubert Airy   10 [December] 1871

Summary

Discusses movement of ears and contraction of the platysma.

Discusses phyllotaxy, citing work of Carl Nägeli and Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  10 [Dec] 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8060

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  • … To Hubert Airy   10 [December] 1871 …
  • … DAR 143: 16 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Dec] 1871 Hubert Airy …
  • … Down. Beckenham. | Kent Nov.  10. 1871. My dear Sir. I am much obliged for your letter …

To John Murray   12 May [1871]

Summary

Will require at least six weeks’ notice before a new edition of Descent has to go to press because of considerable corrections needed.

Thinks cheap edition of Origin is needed, since he could answer objections in it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  12 May [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 244–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7755

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  • … editor of Vanity Fair , Thomas Gibson Bowles. See letter from John Murray, 10 May 1871 . …
  • … You can send Bills here, or wait about 10 days & send to Down. — Please specially remember …
  • … this letter and the letter from John Murray, 10 May 1871 . The bills were Murray’s payment …
  • … of Descent. See letter from John Murray, 10 May 1871 . The Darwins were visiting William …

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

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  • … 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 …

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

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  • … 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 …

To Luigi Pomba   10 May 1871

Summary

Has no objection to LP’s replacing Loescher in publishing an Italian translation of Descent. Murray will give proper authorisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Luigi Pomba
Date:  10 May 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42153 ff. 46–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7748

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Luigi Pomba   10 May 1871 …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms. 42153 ff. 46–7) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May 1871 Luigi Pomba …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 10. 1871 Dear Sir I am much obliged for your letter, & I can …

From W. W. Reade   10 January 1871

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Summary

Sends quotation about Lycurgus and Spartan exposure of infants who were deemed defective.

Bibliographic references on sense of beauty and morals.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7435

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  • … From W.  W.  Reade   10 January 1871 …
  • … Winwood Reade London, St Mary Abbot’s Terrace, 11 10 Jan 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Abbot’s Terrace, | Kensington. W. Jan.  10. ’71. My dear Sir I think it scarcely possible …

From G. B. Murdoch   10 March 1871

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Summary

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 …

To John Murray   10 May [1871]

Summary

CD is perplexed about illustrations for Expression, i.e., whether photographs are better than woodcuts. He thinks photographs, but does not know which process is preferable. Asks JM to inquire.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 May [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 278–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7749

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Murray   10 May [1871] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 278–9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1871] John Murray …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. May 10 th . Private ie.  not to be forwarded My dear Sir I …

To R. F. Cooke   10 February [1871]

Summary

Asks that a presentation copy [of Descent?] be sent to Edward Blyth. Comments on publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7480

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  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   10 February [1871] …
  • … DAR 143: 278 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1871] Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
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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…

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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

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…

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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?

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…

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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

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…

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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'

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…

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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

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…

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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

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…

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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…

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

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?

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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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