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From G. H. Darwin   [c. 16 October 1873?]

Summary

Sends table showing relative force of impact of weight dropped on a plane inclined at different angles.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 16 Oct 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9078

Matches: 12 hits

  • … give it for the other inclinations Inclination of plane to horizon Impact 0 o . 1 . 10 o . …
  • … 9848 = 9 10 or 98 100 20 o . …
  • … 9397 = 9 10 or 94 100 30 o . …
  • … 8660 = 9 10 or 87 100 40 o . …
  • … 7660 = 8 10 or 76 100 or 3 4 45 o . …
  • … 7071 = 7 10 or 71 100 50 o . …
  • … 6428 = 6 10 or 64 100 or 2 3 60 o . …
  • … 5000 = 5 10 or 50 100 or 1 2 70 o . …
  • … 3420 = 3 10 or 34 100 or 1 3 80 o . …
  • … 1736 = 2 10 or 17 100 or 1 6 90 o   0 This may …
  • … be epitomised thus, less to 40 o the impact is about 9 10 at 40 o it is 3 …
  • … 4 , 45 o it is 7 10 , at 50 o = 2 3 , at 60 o = 1 2 , at 70 o = 1 3 at 80 o = 1 6 & at 90 …

To Henry Willett   26 March [1873]

Summary

CD subscribes an additional £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wealden Exploration Fund
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8251

Matches: 4 hits

  • … CD subscribes an additional £10. …
  • … Dear Sir I enclose a cheque for an additional 10£ for the Wealden Exploration Fund & which …
  • … and a further £10 on 26 March 1873 (CD’s Classed account books (Down House MS)). A report …
  • … for funds in April 1872 ([Willett] 1878, pp.  5–6); CD contributed £10 on 20 July 1872  …

To Edward Frankland   [10 November 1873]

Summary

Requests permission to call upon EF either Friday or Saturday morning [14 or 15 November].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  [10 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137A

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Edward Frankland   [10 November 1873] …
  • … of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [10 Nov 1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … time. Might I call on you between 9 1 2 & 10 o oclock on Friday or Saturday morning? If …
  • … 15 November 1873, the date of the visit, was 10 November. Frankland had helped CD with …
  • … for example, letter from Edward Frankland, 10 October 1873 ). Frankland’s reply has not …

From John Tyndall   10 April 1873

Summary

W. G. Armstrong and T. H. Farrer have both contributed [to the Huxley fund].

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8855

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Tyndall   10 April 1873 …
  • … DAR 106: C12 John Tyndall Royal Institution 10 Apr 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Royal Institution of Great Britain 10 th April 1873 My dear Darwin. I have got £100 with a …

To J. T. Moggridge   10 March 1873

Summary

Much obliged for seeds. Will expose seeds to chemical vapours.

Comments on JTM’s spider experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Traherne Moggridge
Date:  10 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 379
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8805

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  T.  Moggridge   10 March 1873 …
  • … DAR 146: 379 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar 1873 John Traherne Moggridge …
  • … Down Beckenham Mar.  10. 1873 My dear Sir I am very much obliged for the seeds. I had some …
  • … Darwins were in London from 15 March until 10 April 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). No …

From Alfred Moschkau   10 November 1873

Summary

Has been studying Origin and other works. Has lectured on the subject and would like to send some of his conclusions if CD is willing.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Alfred Moschkau    10 November 1873 …
  • … Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau Niederoderwitz (Zittau) 10 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Nieder Oberwitz. (Sachsen) 10. Nov.  1873. Hochgeehrter Herr! Ew. Wohlgeboren werden meine …
  • … Nieder Oberwitz. (Sachsen) 10. Nov.  1873. Most respected Sir! May Your Honour forgive my …

To Richard Strachey   10 December [1873]

Summary

The case of the bees interests CD. He does not doubt that because of the size of their jaws humble-bees will be found all over the world to be the biters and hive-bees to profit from their work.

Thinks he has heard of land shells descending in the manner described by RS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Strachey
Date:  10 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  British Library (IOL Mss Eur F 127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9177

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Richard Strachey   10 December [1873] …
  • … Library (IOL Mss Eur F 127) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1873] Richard Strachey …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Dec.  10 th My dear General Strachey I am very much obliged to …

To Jonathan Peel   10 December [1873]

Summary

Obliged for letter about horns of sheep.

Mentions case of death from objects impacted in appendix.

Is aware of his error about snipe breeding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Peel
Date:  10 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9178

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Jonathan Peel   10 December [1873] …
  • … DAR 147: 241 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1873] Jonathan Peel …
  • … Down, | Beckenham. Kent. Dec: 10. Dear Sir, I am much obliged for your kindness in writing …

From John Murray   10 February [1873]

Summary

Encloses cheque for 1000 guineas, CD’s share of profits on first 7000 copies of Expression.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 435
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8763

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Murray   10 February [1873] …
  • … DAR 171: 435 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 10 Feb [1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50 A , Albemarle S t . | W. Feb y . 10. My Dear Sir The success of your work “on …

From John Farr   10 July 1873

Summary

Thanks for photograph.

Author:  John Farr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8973

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Farr   10 July 1873 …
  • … DAR 164: 28 John Farr Highgate 10 July 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … North Hill | Highgate N July 10 th 1873 Dear Sir, I thank you kindly for your Photograph …

To Frank Chance   10 August [1873]

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Summary

Thanks [FC] for his letter concerning a pony changing colour during the winter,

and remarks on the erection of human body hair, goose-skin, and the influence of colour and temperature on skin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frank Chance
Date:  10 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9003F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Frank Chance   10 August [1873] …
  • … DAR 185: 139 Charles Robert Darwin [Bassett] Down letterhead 10 Aug [1873] Frank Chance …
  • … Beckenham, Kent. [Basset, Southampton. ] Aug.  10 th Dear Sir I thank you for your very …

To W. H. Leggett   10 October [1873]

Summary

Has not seen number of Botanical Bulletin with account of Apocynum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Leggett
Date:  10 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9093

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  H.  Leggett   10 October [1873] …
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1873] William Henry Leggett …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct 10 th Dear Sir I received long ago your extremely obliging …

To Francis Darwin   10 October 1873

Summary

Asks for details about microscope parts.

Wants FD to ask Hooker for species of Desmodium; CD believes he has found new movements.

Also ask whether Hooker has Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873-8 f.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9095

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Francis Darwin   10 October 1873 …
  • … Insectivorous plants 1873-8 f.1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct 1873 Francis Darwin …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct 10. 1873 You had better take this note to Kew and read to …
  • … Klein whether we had better order No s .  9, 10 or 11 &c at p.  3 of enclosed. Now tell …

From Edward Frankland   10 October 1873

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Summary

The results of EF’s tests for acids in the secretion of Drosera are largely negative [see Insectivorous plants, p. 88].

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 44–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9094

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Edward Frankland   10 October 1873 …
  • … 58.1: 44–6 Edward Frankland London, Lancaster Gate, 14 10 Oct 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 14 Lancaster Gate | Hyde Park Oct.  10/ 73. My dear Sir I have now finished the …

To William Turner   21 March [1873]

Summary

Sends £10 subscription for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  21 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8818

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Sends £10 subscription for James Murie. …
  • … I have the pleasure to enclose a cheque for 10£ for the Murie Subscription— As the cheque …

From Hermann Müller   10 June 1873

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Summary

Reports on insects fertilising Viola tricolor and on the fertilisation of the two wild forms [see Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 124 n., 125].

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 77: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8941

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Hermann Müller   10 June 1873 …
  • … 5 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller Lippstadt 10 June 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Lippstadt June 10 1873. My dear Sir Your letter has been a great pleasure to me by your …

To T. H. Farrer   10 August [1873]

Summary

Asks THF to examine old flowers of Coronilla for holes bored by bees.

Is investigating whether drops of water injure leaves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9003

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   10 August [1873] …
  • … LS Ms 299/20) Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 10 Aug [1873] Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron …
  • … Bassett | Southampton Aug 10 th My dear Farrer If you have an idle 1 2 hour do look at 2  …

From M. D. Conway   10 September [1873]

Summary

Comparative study of "ethnical scriptures" shows that natural selection has operated in the evolution of religion.

Author:  Moncure Daniel Conway
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9049

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From M.  D.  Conway   10 September [1873] …
  • … DAR 161: 220 Moncure Daniel Conway Bayswater 10 Sept [1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 51, Notting Hill Square, | Bayswater. W. Sep.  10. My dear Mr.  Darwin, In making up a …

To G. H. Darwin   [3 April 1873]

Summary

Anxious to have GHD come home because of his poor health. Recommends Huxley’s physician (Andrew Clark) – an advocate of milk diet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8839

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 210.1: 10 Charles Robert Darwin London, Montague St, 16 [3 Apr 1873] George Howard …
  • … 16 Montague Street, London, from 15 March to 10 April 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … In 1873, the Thursday before 10 April was 3 April. George had been in Cannes, France, …

From Francis Galton   30 May 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for completed questionnaire;

answers his query about determining mean heights of men.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 105: A74–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8928

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Galton, 28 May 1873  and n.  1. See letter to Francis Galton, 28 May 1873  and n.  10. …
  • … heights, that is, so many between 5f t . 10 & 5f t . 11 so many between 5f t . 11 & 6 ft …
  • … to estimate approximately both (1) and (2) 10 is too small a number to be serviceable—I sh …
  • … assumed about the two nations than that the 10 tallest out of 50 taken at hap-hazard from …
  • … the ratio of α to β. but if you grouped the 10  tallest in either case according to their …
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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

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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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