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To Fritz Müller   10 September 1881

Summary

Has sent FM’s account of Pandanus and Oxalis to Nature ["Leaves injured at night by free radiation", Nature 24 (1881): 459].

Is crossing heterostyled plants.

Hopes to get his notes on bloom together.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  10 Sept 1881
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no : 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13326

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  • … To Fritz Müller   10 September 1881 …
  • … British Library (Loan MS 10 no : 54) Charles …
  • … Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept 1881 Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …

From Robert Monsey Rolfe   4 October 1864

Summary

Sends £10 for Down charities.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 161: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4626

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Sends £10 for Down charities. …
  • … charities in November (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from R.  M.  Rolfe, 28 November …
  • … Holwood | Bromley 4 Oct 1864 My dear M r Darwin I send you a cheque for £10 . …
  • 10 being the sum I have usually contributed to your Down Charities— The payment has not …
  • … Archive–Down House. In 1864, CD recorded the receipt of Rolfe’s annual donation of £10
  • 10 s. in his Account book–banking account (Down House MS) on 18 November under the …

To William Bowman   10 March [1863]

Summary

Will send portion of copied manuscript [of Variation 2: 8–10] for WB to examine. Asks about inherited abnormalities of the eye.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  10 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5030

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To William Bowman   10 March [1863] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar [1863] William Bowman, 1st baronet …
  • … of copied manuscript [of Variation 2: 8–10] for WB to examine. Asks about inherited …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. March 10 th My dear M r . Bowman I thank you heartily for …
  • … imperfections of the eye in Variation 2: 8–10. There is no specific mention of inherited …

From J. M. Cameron   10 July 1868

Summary

More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6271

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  M.  Cameron   10 July 1868 …
  • … DAR 161: 9 Julia Margaret Cameron Freshwater 10 July 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from J.  M.  Cameron, [before 10 July 1868]. CD’s letter to Cameron has not …
  • … Your’s truly | Julia Margaret Cameron July 10 th . 1868 Fresh Water Bay | Isle of Wight— …
  • … Fresh Water Bay. | Isle of Wight July 10 th . 68 My Dear M r . Darwin I observe with some …

Littleton, Thomas. c. 1481. Tenores novelli.

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  • … Littleton, Thomas. c. 1481. Tenores novelli. 10

Darwin, Francis. 1876a. On the structure of the snail’s heart. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 10: 506–10.

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  • … 1876a. On the structure of the snail’s heart. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 10: …
  • … 506–10. Online 23,24,25 …

Le Blanc, S. J. (1804–64)

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  • … Jane Le Blanc 1804–64 George Bentham’s sister. (Jackson 1906. ) [Vol. 10] Jackson, B. …
  • … D. 1906 10 Bentham, George …

Lowe, J. (fl. 1860s)

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  • … fl. 1860s Beekeeper in Edinburgh. Letter to Journal of Horticulture [before 10 June 1862]. …
  • 10 Edinburgh Beekeeper …

Chesnel, M. L. de (1797–1865)

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  • … de Chesnel 1797–1865 Sister of George Bentham. (Jackson 1906. ) [Vol. 10] Jackson, B. …
  • … D. 1906 10 Bentham, George …

From Michael Foster   17 June [1874]

Summary

Encloses a report on current status of the appeal for Naples Zoological Station.

Shark embryology.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9498

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  • 10 0 0 Lord A.   …
  • … Russell … 10 0 0 J.  P.   …
  • … Gassiot, Esq. Jun.... 20 0 0 John Evans, Esq.... 10 0 0 P.  L.   …
  • … 5 0 0 Edward Backhouse, Esq.... 5 0 0 Mrs Pryor … 10 0 0 A.  Balfour, Esq.... 100 0 0 …
  • … G.  W.  Balfour, Esq.... 10 0 0 R.   …
  • … S.  Newall, Esq.... 10 0 0 Miss Balfour 50 0 0 Bottom of enclosure : 660 200 860 …
  • … C.  Darwin, Esq.... 100 0 0 W.  E.  Darwin, Esq.... 20 0 0 G.  Darwin, Esq.... 10 0 0 F.   …
  • … Darwin, Esq.... 10 0 0 A.  G.  Dew Smith, Esq.... 50 0 0 Marlborough R.   …
  • … Pryor, Esq.... 50 0 0 Sir C.  Lyell … 25 0 0 Dr Busk … 10 0 0 E.   …
  • … A.  Darwin, Esq.... 10 0 0 Sir J.   …
  • … Whitworth … 10 0 0 Francis Galton, Esq.... 5 0 0 W.  Spottiswoode, Esq.... 5 0 0 Prof. …
  • … Newton … 5 0 0 T.  T.  C.  Jodrell, Esq .... 10 0 0 Lord Rayleigh . . …

From William Reeves   10 April 1866

Summary

CD elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Author:  William Reeves
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 230: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5053A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From William Reeves   10 April 1866 …
  • … DAR 230: 16 William Reeves Dublin 10 Apr 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Archive–CUL.  For a list of CD’s honorary memberships, see Freeman 1978, pp.  107–10. …
  • … Academy , | 19 Dawson Street, | Dublin April 10. 186 6 Sir I am directed to inform you …

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 …

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

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  • … 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 J. T. Moggridge   10 May [1866]

Summary

Sends a box of orchids.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5084

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  • … From J.  T.  Moggridge   10 May [1866] …
  • … DAR 171: 205 John Traherne Moggridge Cannes 10 May [1866] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and plate facing p.  248. See letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866] and n.  5. …
  • … Villa Christiana | Cannes May 10 Dear M r . Darwin I send you per grand Vitesse a box of …
  • … and the letter from H.  E.  Darwin, [ c. 10 May 1866]. See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, …

To Richard Kippist   10 January [1870 or 1871]

Summary

Is sending some books for the Linnean Society Library.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  10 Jan [1870-1]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7434

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  • … To Richard Kippist   10 January [1870 or 1871] …
  • … Linnean Society of London Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan …
  • … 1870 10 Jan 1871 Richard Kippist Linnean Society …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Jan.  10 th My dear Sir I have duplicate copies of some …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864]

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CD very ill.

Suspects F. Boott’s widow is illegitimate granddaughter of Erasmus Darwin.

CD, like JDH, has speculated that agrarian weeds have become adapted to cultivated ground. Suggests comparison with country of origin.

Wallace’s praise of Herbert Spencer’s Social statics baffles CD.

[Letter completed by E. A. Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 and 12 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 115: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4389

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [10 and 12 January 1864] …
  • … DAR 115: 216 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan 1864 12 Jan 1864 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1864] , and nn.  12 and 13, below). In 1864, 10 January was a Sunday. On CD’s health, see, …
  • … n.  4. Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 10 January 1864 recorded ‘copious sickness’ at 9: …
  • … 234–7, and King-Hele ed.  1981, pp.  78, 209–10). The reason for CD’s suspicion that Lucy …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864 and nn.  10 and 11, and [23 November 1864] and n.  13, and …
  • … the end of 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). CD …
  • … this letter to Hooker with his letter of 10 [November 1863] ( Correspondence vol.  11); …
  • … DAR 242) recorded sickness at 8:30 (‘slight’), 10:30 (‘bad sick & distress’), 2:30 (‘many …

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

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  • … 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 J. D. Hooker   10 October [1855]

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Sick of seed-salting.

Reading Candolle with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1763

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   10 October [1855] …
  • … DAR 114: 151 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Oct [1855] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Oct r . 10 th . My dear Hooker I am glad to hear from M rs . Hooker that …
  • … for the seeds for salting received about 10 or 14 days ago from Kew; but I am sick of the …
  • … See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 August [1855] , n.  4. After his appointment as assistant …
  • … determined to soak them in salt-water for 10 days to see if they continue to float, & then …

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

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  • … 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 John Higgins   9 June 1858

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £242 11s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 June 1858
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Acknowledges receipt of £242 11 s . 10 d . …
  • … Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 …
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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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

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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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