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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 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 ?   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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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 …

To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

Asks to borrow specimen of Balanus glacialis from the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. It will be necessary to disarticulate it, but CD will return the valves to the Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1356

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  • … To Richard Owen   10 September [1850] …
  • … Owen correspondence 9/199) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1850] Richard Owen …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Sept 10 th My dear Sir You are aware that I have been employed for a …

To W. W. Bailey?   10 October 1877

Summary

Thanks for information, which will be useful if CD ever brings out a corrected edition of his book [Forms of flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Whitman Bailey
Date:  10 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Steven Raab (dealer) (May 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11176F

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  • … To W. W. Bailey?    10 October 1877 …
  • … Raab (dealer) (May 2017) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct 1877 William Whitman Bailey …

To James Torbitt   10 January 1882

Summary

CD’s gardener reports that potatoes were not attacked by disease, but yield was not good. Noble of JT to plan the return of subscriptions if trade continues to improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 148: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13608

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  • … To James Torbitt   10 January 1882 …
  • … DAR 148: 130 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan 1882 James Torbitt …

To G. Church   10 February 1882

Summary

Discusses function of bud-scales.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  G Church
Date:  10 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 143: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13676

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  • … To G.  Church   10 February 1882 …
  • … DAR 143: 260 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb 1882 G Church …

To W. D. Crick   10 March [1882]

Summary

Will send shell by post to British Museum. Will prepare article for Nature [see 13696].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Walter Drawbridge Crick
Date:  10 Mar [1882]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36226)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13722

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  • … To W.  D.  Crick   10 March [1882] …
  • … Library (HM 36226) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar [1882] Walter Drawbridge Crick …

From Rudolph Heine   10 March 1865

Summary

Admires Origin, but CD does not consider hereditary law of use and disuse.

Author:  Rudolph Heine
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4783

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  • … From Rudolph Heine   10 March 1865 …
  • … DAR 166: 134 Rudolph Heine Bitterfeld 10 Mar 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … physician. Bitterfeld ( near Leipsic) the 10 of Mars 1865. To Mr.  Charles Darwin. | …

To Richard Owen   10 September [1850]

Summary

About to go to press with "wearyful" Fossil Cirripedia [vol. 1 (1851)];

would like to borrow proof-sheets of Frederick Dixon’s work [The geology and fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous formations of Sussex (1850)]. Would also like to borrow a specimen of Balanus glacialis from Royal College of Surgeons. Encloses formal request [see 1356].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1355

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Richard Owen   10 September [1850] …
  • … Owen correspondence 9/198) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1850] Richard Owen …
  • … present species. See letter to Richard Owen, 10 September [1850] (calendar number 1356). …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Sept. 10 th . My dear Owen I always take shame to myself to trouble …

To W. E. Darwin   10 [December 1856]

Summary

Writes of arrangements for the end of the school-term.

Condition of Emma and the new baby [C. W. Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 [Dec 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2019

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  E. Darwin   10 [December 1856] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 12 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Dec 1856] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … Down. 10 th My dear old Willy Mamma is going on perfectly well (as is your beautiful …
  • … things have sold very well. The Brougham 10 1 2 guineas. The 3 Vases sold for £ 7 s . — An …

From W. B. Tegetmeier   10 December [1866]

Summary

WBT interested in ancestors of domestic guinea-fowl, ducks, and geese.

Egg colours in fowls.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5299

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  • … From W.  B.  Tegetmeier   10 December [1866] …
  • … DAR 178: 77 William Bernhard Tegetmeier Muswell Hill 10 Dec [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1867 (see letter from W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 22 January [1866] and nn.  10 and 11). …
  • … Muswell Hill Monday Dec r 10. My dear Sir I did not write before as I expected to see M r …

From Joseph Beete Jukes   10 August 1864

Summary

CD’s support in JBJ’s controversy with Hugh Falconer is welcome. R. I. Murchison supports Falconer, and Lyell does not support their side strongly enough. Falconer and Jukes remain friends in private.

Author:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 168: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4587

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  • … From Joseph Beete Jukes   10 August 1864 …
  • … 168: 93 Joseph Beete Jukes Geol. Surv. Ireland, Dublin 10 Aug 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 14 October [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10; however, see also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • … Office, 51, Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Augt 10 th 18 64 My dear Darwin I am delighted to …

From Asa Gray   10 November 1862

Summary

AG has Cypripedium to send to CD.

Civil War and English feelings.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3799

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  • … From Asa Gray   10 November 1862 …
  • … DAR 165: 122 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Nov 1862 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of Learned Societies. 20 vols. , index, and 10 supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s …
  • … Cambridge, Mass Nov.  10, 1862 Dear Darwin Here is a new stamp for L.  D. —tho’ not …
  • … be shut up , like the Japanese of old,—for 10 or 20 years,— —only with a weekly mail …
  • … us have it out now, even at the cost of 10  times what it has cost so far. I never thought …

To Otto Zacharias   10 May 1876

Summary

Promises to send sheets of his new book [Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  10 May 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.492)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10502

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Otto Zacharias   10 May 1876 …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.492) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May 1876 Otto Zacharias …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 10. 76 Dear Sir I am much obliged for your kind letter, and …

To John Murray   10 December 1859

Summary

Sends receipt for bill for £180 due 27 May 1860 [for Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 Dec 1859
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.22–23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2577

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  • … To John Murray   10 December 1859 …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.22–23) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec 1859 John Murray …
  • … Down Bromley Kent December 10 th 1859 My dear Sir I beg leave to acknowledge the safe …

To Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation   [after 10 January 1862]

Summary

Asks how much he owes for his annual subscription to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation
Date:  [after 10 Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 11r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3380

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation   [after 10 January 1862] …
  • … DAR 96: 11r Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 10 Jan 1862] Société Impériale Zoologique d’ …
  • … Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation, 10 January 1862 . There is an entry in CD’s …

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 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 …

To J. F. McLennan   10 November [1874]

Summary

Will send Alexis Giraud-Teulon’s book [Origines de la famille (1874)], which he has received but not read, if JFM cares to read it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Ferguson McLennan
Date:  10 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  R. F. Batchelder (dealer), Catalogue 44 (n.d.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9715

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  F.  McLennan   10 November [1874] …
  • … Catalogue 44 (n.d. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Nov [1874] John Ferguson McLennan …
  • … if you care to see it on the chance. — Ch. Darwin Nov.  10 th . | Down. Beckenham, Kent …
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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…

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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

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … (see  Correspondence  vol. 8, letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] ). In the same letter …
  • … had been published in 1862 (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). He sent a copy to Asa Gray to review in …
  • … of species, when crossed’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 10 [January 1863] ). He reminded Huxley again …
  • … Verbascum  and  Zea  (see  Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix VI). However, when  Evidence as …
  • … other acquired differences’ (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, Appendix VI). In addition to crossing …
  • … orchid genus  Acropera  (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). Their 1863 letters reveal Darwin’s …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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…

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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

Summary

Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … you sent me as well as I could. DARWIN:  10   My dear Dr Gray. I really hardly know …
  • … Hooker is younger than Darwin and Gray by about 10 years. Like Gray, he is a professional botanist …
  • … right when he said the whole subject would be forgotten in 10 years. But now that I hear you will …
  • … a lesser degree ‘Blood’s One Penny Envelope, 1, 3, and 10 cents’. If you will make him this present, …
  • … HOOKER:   208   We had a horrid scare 10 days ago, in the form of a Telegram from ‘Nature’ to …
  • … XVII, 1882 4  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER 10 MAY 1848 5  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER …
  • … 9  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 22 MAY 1855 10  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 24 AUGUST 1855 …
  • … JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 72  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 JANUARY 1860 73  C DARWIN TO …
  • … A GRAY, 21 JULY 1861 120 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 10 JUNE 1861 121  A GRAY TO C …
  • … 18 FEBRUARY 1862 129  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 10 MARCH 1862 130  C DARWIN …
  • … 23 NOVEMBER 1862 136  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 10–20 JUNE 1862 137  A GRAY TO …
  • … AND 26 JANUARY 1862 142  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 10 NOVEMBER 1862 143  A …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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 in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … interesting to the public’ ( letter to Reginald Darwin, 10 April [1879] ). However, even members …
  • … he disagreed with Henrietta, or that Krause had written on 10 July to say that he had derived …
  • … & experiment’ ( letter from J. F. Moulton, 10 December 1879 ). In reply to Darwin’s response …
  • … Leopold Würtenberger fared better. When he wrote on 10 January to ask whether Darwin could find him …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Marcel de Serres Cavernes d’Ossements 7 th  Ed. 10  8 vo . [Serres 1838] good to trace Europ. …
  • … on wheat [Le Couteur 1836] Bechstein on Caged Birds. 10 s  6 d . translated by Rennie …
  • … Soc read Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843]  must be studied . …
  • … Des ). De leur Anatomie, Reproduction et Culture. 4to. Avec 10 planches. Amsterdam, 1768. 12 s . …
  • … G. Browne 1799]— well skimmed 1839 Jan 10 All life of W. Scott [Lockhart 1837–8] …
  • … Voyage of Kolff to the Molucca Sea [Kolff 1840] 10 th  Surville-Marion [Crozet 1783]. …
  • … 1839]. References at end. chiefly on instincts 10 th . Blackwalls Researches in Zoology …
  • … 1839–40]. references at end.— Maer  (June 10 to Nov. 14. 1840) Smellies Buffon 3 d …
  • … Hilaire: [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1841] d[itt]o: 10 th  Journal de Phys. [ Observations …
  • … [Lyman 1781] [DAR 119: 10b] Dec. 10 th  The Hour & Man. H. Martineau [H. …
  • … Dog [C. H. Smith 1839–40] 2 d . vol. d[itt]o Nov. 10 th  Sprengel. Endeckte Geheimniss. …
  • … Nat. Lib. vol 14 [Waterhouse 1841] Marked—— 10 th  Veterinary [ Veterinarian ] 1828 Vol 1 …
  • … & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— 1842 Jan 10 M rs  Hamilton Grays Etruria [E …
  • … Royle Prod. Resources of India [Royle 1840] abst June 10 th  Miller’s old Red Sandstone [H. …
  • … Clarendons History [Hyde 1704]. 1843 Jan 10. Last Vol of Clarendons History [Hyde …
  • … 26 Hinds Regions of Vegetation [Hinds 1843]. June 10 th . Linnæan Trans. [ Transactions of …
  • … 3. vols. [Bradley 1724] (nothing) scarcely —— 10 Johnson’s Field Sports of India [D. Johnson …
  • … or Geograph. Distrib:” [Gérard 1844–5] Dec. 10 Ray. Society. Vol I. Reports [Ray Society 1845 …
  • … French in Algiers [Lamping 1845] 1846 Jan 10 th  Mackintosh life of More …
  • … St. Lecons de Morph. Bot. [Saint-Hilaire 1841] April 10 Wagners Anatomy by Tulk [Wagner 1845] …
  • … of Ægyptians [J. G. Wilkinson 1837–41].— April 10 3 d  vol of d[itt]o W. Scotts Life …
  • … May 5. Ray’s Memorials of [Ray 1846] —— 10 th  The Falcon Family [Savage] 1845] 27 …
  • … Misc. Works. 3 vols: [Mackintosh 1846] Aug 10. Appendix to Carlyle’s Cromwell [Carlyle 1845]. …
  • … Travels in Brazil [Gardner 1846]. —— 10 th  D r . Joseph Adams. Philosoph. Treatise on …
  • … Miller First Impressions of England [H. Miller 1847]. Nov. 10 Prichard Physical Researches. Hist. of …
  • … et d'Histoire   Naturelle de Genève ]. Tom I to 10. —— Annales du Museum [ Annales …
  • … W. Tone Autobiography [Tone 1826] very amusing March 10 John Galt Autobiography [Galt 1833] …
  • … Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] —— 10 Neander’s Life of St Bernard [Neander 1843] …
  • … Miller Footsteps of the Creator [H. Miller 1849] Dec. 10. Dana’s Geology. U.S. Expedition [J. …
  • … to 1837. & thence I have read in Journals June 10 th  Goulds Birds of Australia [Gould …
  • … . Feb. 1. Emigrants Manual [Burton 1851] March 10 th  Hind’s Solar System [Hind 1852 …

The evolution of honeycomb

Summary

Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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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 …

Survival of the fittest: the trouble with terminology Part II

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The most forceful and persistent critic of the term ‘natural selection’ was the co-discoverer of the process itself, Alfred Russel Wallace.  Wallace seized on Herbert Spencer’s term ‘survival of the fittest’, explicitly introduced as an alternative way of…

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  • … (see Spencer 1872, and the letter to Herbert Spencer, 10 June [1872] ). By this time …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … into a scientific book’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). With respect to …
  • … of the hostile kind’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Kingsley himself had remarked …
  • … beaks shorter than average’ ( letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). Typically, …
  • … letters about  Variation . Darwin wrote to Carus on 10 December , informing him of errors …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … had tried, indirectly, to influence him. He told Hooker: 10 Do see Falconer & …
  • … , and letter to Charles Lyell, 18 April [1863 ]. 10. Correspondence vol. 11, …
  • … 19. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 2 May 1865 and n. 10. 20. See the second enclosure …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … for penalties of Cruelty to Animals Act. “ 10. —Penalty on licensed persons …
  • … otherwise than according to this Act. 10.—Any person holding a licence under this Act …
  • … and restrictions contained in sections numbered 8, 9, 10, 11, of the said act. (Signed) …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … from his eldest son William’s house near Southampton on 10 August [1873] . William had followed …

Expression

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Darwin's interest in emotional expression can be traced as far back as the Beagle voyage. He was fascinated by the different sounds and gestures among the peoples of Tierra del Fuego, and on his return from the voyage he started recording observations…

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  • … of observations on their behaviour: one ' about the age of 10 months when put upon a soft …
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