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To W. W. Baxter?   10 November [1872–4]

Summary

Would greatly prefer an enema with a shorter nozzle but with a somewhat larger diameter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  10 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13774

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  W.  Baxter?    10 November [1872–4] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 November …
  • … 1872 10 November …
  • … 1873 10 November 1874 William Walmisley Baxter …
  • … Down. Nov 10 th Dear Sir I am sorry to cause you trouble, but I sh d .  greatly prefer an …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   10 September 1872

Summary

Alexander [Kovalevsky] is intent on assisting Russian publication of Expression. Sends estimates of costs and profits. At 7s 6d per copy a net profit of £150–200 is expected.

Wilhelm Wundt [Menschen und Thierseele (1863)] probably of no use.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 169: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8516

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   10 September 1872 …
  • … Ковалевский) Kovalevsky London, Euston Rd, 218 10 Sept 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … London | 218 Euston Road. 10 Sept.  72. Dear Sir As I expected I found letters from my …
  • … terms (see letter to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 10 August [1872] ). Satinage is the German term …
  • … 1872, Robert Francis Cooke proposed a £10 charge for electrotypes of the woodcuts for all …
  • … 15 Binding — — 25 Satinage of papers and sundries 10 £ 185 Besides the cost of printing we …
  • … 4s the page — 80 Casts from Murray — 10 Heliotypes 2000 150 Transport of casts & Heliot. …
  • … to S Petersb. — 10 £ 250 185 £. 435. The highest price that could be possible fixed for …

To Herbert Spencer   10 June [1872]

Summary

Expresses his "unbounded admiration" for HS’s article on Martineau ["Mr Martineau on evolution", Contemp. Rev. 20 (1872): 141–54]

and his article on sociology [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 701–18]. CD never believed in the reigning influence of great men on the world’s progress but could not have given his reasons. "Now every one with eyes to see and ears to hear . . . ought to bow their knee to you, as I for one do."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Herbert Spencer
Date:  10 June [1872]
Classmark:  University of London, Senate House Library (MS791/80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8380

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Herbert Spencer   10 June [1872] …
  • … House Library (MS791/80) Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 10 June [1872] Herbert Spencer …
  • … We have come here to my son’s house for 10 days’ rest; as I have just finished & sent my …
  • … Bassett, Southampton June 10 th Dear Spencer I daresay you will think me a foolish fellow, …
  • … lived (Spencer 1872–3, part 2, pp.  705–10). CD sent Expression to the printers William …

To V. O. Kovalevsky   10 August [1872]

Summary

Sends proofs and details [concerning VOK’s Russian translation of Expression (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8462

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To V.  O.  Kovalevsky   10 August [1872] …
  • … Mittag-Leffler Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1872] Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир …
  • … August [1872] ). See letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 10 August [1872] and n.  2. CD was at Leith …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Aug 10 th My dear Sir It is no trouble to me to write short …

To John Topham   10 December 1872

Summary

Thanks JT for his information and hopes to attend to it in any future edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Topham
Date:  10 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Bonhams, London (dealers) (14 November 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8669F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Topham   10 December 1872 …
  • … Bonhams, London (dealers) (14 November 2014) Charles Robert Darwin 10 Dec 1872 John Topham …
  • … The letter by Charles Darwin, dated 10 December 1872, is in the third person and his wife …

To Georg von Seidlitz   10 April 1872

Summary

Has received two copies of GvS’s Die Darwin’sche Theorie. As he already has a copy, CD will send one to the Royal Society [of London], and the other to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von Seidlitz
Date:  10 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Zoologische Staatssammlung München
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8283F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Georg von Seidlitz   10 April 1872 …
  • … Staatssammlung München Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Apr 1872 Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Ap 10. 1872 Dear Sir Since writing to you a short time ago, I …

From Federico Delpino   10 November 1872

Summary

Going on circumnavigation voyage aboard the Garibaldi.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8617

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Federico Delpino    10 November 1872 …
  • … DAR 162: 150 Federico Delpino Naples 10 Nov 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Napoli addì 10. 9bre 1872. Uomo illustre! Sul punto di partire per un viaggio di …
  • … Naples 10 November 1872. Distinguished man! On the verge of departing on a journey around …

To ?   22 May 1872

Summary

Agrees to contribute £10 towards a new road in the area of Beckenham, although he doubts whether the road will be of much use to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8347

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 221.5: 10 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 May 1872 Unidentified …
  • … Agrees to contribute £10 towards a new road in the area of Beckenham, although he doubts …
  • … Circular I shall be happy to subscribe £ 10 for the intended Road, whenever sufficient …

From J. V. Carus   10 December 1872

Summary

Asks whether CD has any changes to make in a new German edition of Variation, which is to be published next year.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8670

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   10 December 1872 …
  • … DAR 161: 88 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 10 Dec 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Leipzig Decbr 10 th . 1872 My dear Sir, Herr Koch lets me know that he wishes to print a …

From Eduard von Eichwald   10 January 1872

Summary

Sends paper on the coasts of Alaska.

Wishes to sell his large Russian palaeontological collection.

Wants to get in touch with American (Mr Dall), who is going to study geology of Alaskan and Aleutian coast.

Author:  Karl Eduard (Eduard) von Eichwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 163: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8155

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Eduard von Eichwald   10 January 1872 …
  • … 163: 13 Karl Eduard (Eduard) von Eichwald St Petersburg 10 Jan 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … yours truly admirer Dr.  d’Eichwald Petersbourg   January 10 1872 Gagarin-street 12. …

To C. L. Dodgson   10 December 1872

Summary

Thanks for offer of photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Date:  10 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Harcourt Amory collection of Lewis Carroll (MS Eng 718.12 (2)))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8668

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To C.  L.  Dodgson   10 December 1872 …
  • … MS Eng 718.12 (2))) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec 1872 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Dec 10 1872 My dear Sir I am much obliged for your kind note & …

To J. V. Carus   10 October [1872]

Summary

Will consider JVC’s comments on Expression when he prepares a new edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  10 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 92–93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8553

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   10 October [1872] …
  • … 92–93) Charles Robert Darwin Sevenoaks Down letterhead 10 Oct [1872] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 7 October 1872  and n.  10. See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 7 October  …
  • … Beckenham, Kent. [Sevenoaks, Kent. ] Oct 10 th My dear Sir I am sincerely glad to hear …

To Charles Lyell   10 May [1872]

Summary

Comments on CL’s Principles of geology, 11th ed.

Discusses natural selection in man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  10 May [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.415)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8314

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   10 May [1872] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.415) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1872] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 10 th My dear Lyell I received yesterday morning your present …

From W. E. Darwin to Frederic Higgins   10 November [1872]

Summary

Glad the house and cottage are completed. Hopes there is a good-sized garden with the cottage.

Please remember himself and CD to FH’s father, John Higgins.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic Higgins
Date:  10 November [1872]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/5/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8617F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin to Frederic Higgins   10 November [1872] …
  • … Archives (HIG/4/5/11) William Erasmus Darwin Down 10 November [1872] Frederic Higgins …

To Ernst Haeckel   20 December 1872

Summary

Comments on EH’s forthcoming [Die Kalkschwämme (1872)].

Thinks EH is working much too hard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  20 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8688

Matches: 7 hits

  • … December 1872 ). See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 December 1872  and n.  16. CD refers to …
  • … See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 December 1872 . Haeckel had instructed his publisher to …
  • … as the gastrula stage, in his letter of 10 December 1872. Haeckel’s monograph consisted of …
  • … 1872a, 3). See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 December 1872  and n.  13. The source of the …
  • … been identified. See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 December 1872 . CD visited his brother …
  • … translation of Lubbock 1865a (see letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 December 1872  and n.   …
  • … 14). In his letter of 10 December 1872, Haeckel had apologised for only having skimmed …

From Ernst Haeckel   10 December 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for Expression.

Describes work on Die Kalkschwämme and its principal conclusions.

The application of biogenetic law.

Notes variability among calcareous sponges.

Gastrula-like "Gastraea" as ancestor of multicellular animals.

Posits homology between Hydra, Olynthus of calcareous sponges, and initial germ layers of higher animals.

Comments on Lubbock’s Prehistoric times [1865]

and on David Strauss’s Der alte und der neue Glaube [1872].

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 166: 34, 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8669

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    10 December 1872 …
  • … 166: 34, 59 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 10 Dec 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jena 10 Decbr 72 Mein theurer hochverehrter Freund! Verzeihen Sie, dass ich Ihnen erst …
  • … Taf.  2 anzusehen, ferner Ascaltis Darwinii (Taf.  10, Fig.  3) mit ihren generischen und …
  • … Jena 10 Decbr 72 My dear most honoured friend! Forgive me for only today expressing my …
  • … in table 2, also Ascaltis Darwinii (table 10, fig.  3) with their generic and specific …

To R. F. Cooke   10 August [1872]

Summary

CD suggests fair way for the Heliotype Company to charge for new negatives and copies of plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8463

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   10 August [1872] …
  • … 42152 f. 257) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1872] Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Aug 10 th My dear Sir The fair way for the H: Co y : would be (& …

From St G. J. Mivart   10 January 1872

Summary

Agrees to close their correspondence. Defends his position against criticisms of Huxley and Chauncey Wright; assures CD of his continuing friendly feelings.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8154

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From St G.  J.  Mivart   10 January 1872 …
  • … 171: 199 St George Jackson Mivart London, North Bank, 7 10 Jan 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 7, North Bank, | N.W. Jan ry . 10 th | 1872 Private My dear Sir I herewith close this …

To J. D. Hooker   10 October [1872]

Summary

Is much vexed about Drosera.

Land-level changes and volcanic activity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: 31–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8552

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 October [1872] …
  • … Dyer, 1873–81: 31–2) Charles Robert Darwin Sevenoaks 10 Oct [1872] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Woodington’s | The Common | Sevenoaks Oct 10— My dear Hooker I am very much vexed about …

From Alpheus Hyatt   [late] November 1872

Summary

No need to apologise for not quoting AH’s paper on acceleration and retardation.

Agassiz introduced AH to ammonites and entrusted collection to him. Has followed developmental history of each species and placed them within geological formations. Found evolutionary history of species recapitulated only to a degree in individual development. Stages frequently skipped. Explains why young of later animals are like adults that preceded them. Retardation entirely idea of Edward Drinker Cope. Sends paper to explain it. Acceleration can explain degraded forms. Often like youthful stage with which series began. Often resemble old age of earlier series. Regularity of these series incompatible with natural selection. How can selection account for degraded final stages or for predictability of development? Franz Hilgendorf’s Paludinae from Steinheim lake show same parallelism in development. May be possible to reconcile this with selection. But Trochiformis begins to show degradation in beds where it is most numerous and has largest individuals, i.e., where selection seems to be favouring it. Will work on Steinheim shells this winter.

Author:  Alpheus Hyatt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late] Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 99: 48–55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8655

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Hyatt 1872 (see letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872] and n.  2). See n.  23, above. …
  • … is dated late in November since CD’s letter of 10 October [1872], to which it is a reply, …
  • … at least six weeks to reach Hyatt via America. Letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872]. …
  • … See letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872] and n.  4. Hyatt refers to Hyatt 1866. …
  • … Drinker Cope. See letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872] and n.  3. Louis Agassiz. …
  • … you have honoured me bearing the date of Oct 10 has just reached here after a voyage to …
  • … sometimes earlier’ ( Origin 6th ed. , p.  10). CD continued, ‘But hereditary diseases and …
  • … Hyatt’s and Cope’s views (see letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872] and n.  5). …
  • … For Hyatt’s view, see n.  10, above. In Origin , p.  449, CD had maintained, ‘As the …
  • … Oscar Fraas. See letter to Alpheus Hyatt, 10 October [1872] . In early classificatory …
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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…

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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

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

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…

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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

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…

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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

Summary

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?

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…

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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

Summary

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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