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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 10 February 1866]

Summary

Asks botanical readers to inform him "whether in those monoecious or dioecious plants, in which the flowers are widely different, it has ever been observed that half the flower, or only a segment of it, has been of one sex and the other half or segment of the opposite sex, in the same manner as so frequently occurs with insects?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 10 Feb 1866]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 10 February 1866, p. 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5001

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Gardeners’ Chronicle    [before 10 February 1866] …
  • … Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , 10 February 1866, p.   …
  • … 127 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 10 Feb 1866] Gardeners’ Chronicle …
  • … was published in the Gardeners’ Chronicle on 10 February 1866 under the heading ‘Partial …

From George Clendon Jr   10 November 1863

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Summary

Suggests a possible explanation of the supposed paucity of intermediate forms in fossil formations.

Author:  George Clendon, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1863
Classmark:  DAR 47: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4336

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From George Clendon Jr   10 November 1863 …
  • … DAR 47: 178 George Clendon, Jr Plattsburgh, N.Y. 10 Nov 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Chapters 9 and 10 of Origin , pp.  279–345, were entitled ‘On the imperfection of the …
  • … District, N.Y. | Plattsburgh, November 10 th 1863. My dear Sir The following supposed …

To Richard Kippist    10 March [1858]

Summary

In great want of two books, which he had borrowed previously: Boreau Flora du Centre de la France and A. E. Fürnrohr, Naturhistorische Topographie von Regensburg, Bd 2 Flora Ratisbonensis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  10 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  James Cummins, Bookseller (dealer) (15 November 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2238

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Richard Kippist    10 March [1858] …
  • … dealer) (15 November 2012) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar [1858] Richard Kippist …
  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 [March 1858] ). Boreau 1840. Fürnrohr …
  • … Down, Bromley, Kent, March 10 My dear Sir, I am owing to a mistake which I made in very …

To Williams & Norgate   10 April [1860]

Summary

Asks Williams & Norgate to forward one copy of the German translation of Origin (Bronn trans. 1860) to Jan van der Hoeven, and another to Jacob Moleschott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  10 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Alexander Autographs (dealers), 20 February 2005, Lot 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2755F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Williams & Norgate   10 April [1860] …
  • … dealers), 20 February 2005, Lot 273 Charles Robert Darwin 10 Apr [1860] Williams & Norgate …
  • … this letter and the letter to H.  G.  Bronn, 10 April [1860] ( Correspondence vol.  8). CD …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Ap 10 Dear Sir Will you be so kind as to send those two copies of the …

From Alfred Newton   9 April 1869

Summary

Regrets Frank [Darwin] did not pass the Trinity scholarship examination, but he hears Frank did well on the viva voce part.

Pleased CD is willing to help the University’s Museum of Zoology; he encloses the printed appeal.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 172: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6694

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 20 0 0 The Vice-Chancellor . . . . . . . . .10 0 0 The Master of Trinity . . . . . . …
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  • 10 0 The Master of Jesus . . . . . . . …
  • … 5 0 0 Professor Lightfoot . . . . . . . 10 0 0 Professor Kingsley . . . . . . . .5 0 0 …
  • … A. A. VanSittart, Esq. , Trinity College . .10 0 0 Rev. R. Burn, Trinity College . . . . . …
  • 10 0 0 Rev. T. G. Bonney, S. John's College . . . 5 0 0 L. Ewbank, Esq. , Clare …

From John Hellins   10 May 1869

Summary

Notes sex ratios in Lepidoptera he is breeding.

Author:  John Hellins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6745

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Hellins   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 166: 138 John Hellins Exeter 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Co Prison. Exeter May 10. 69 Dear Sir I have noted the sexes of the Lepidoptera already …

From John Lubbock   25 October 1862

Summary

CD’s health is bad.

Would like to visit CD on Friday.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3781

Matches: 6 hits

  • … It is a surface specimen. Top of letter : ‘2 o 31 ’ in 10 ’ [ del ’not‘] sensitive’ pencil …
  • … Verso of last page : ‘10
  • 10 16 9 …
  • … 11 6 10
  • 10 6 — 88’ ink …
  • … it at 2 o . 30 ’ , thirty drops of Ether for 10 ’ no effect; added 20 drops more & left it …

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 …

From H. W. Bates   10 September 1868

Summary

Because of work on the first number of the new Royal Geographical Society magazine, a manual of geography, and other things, HWB finds he must decline CD’s invitation.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6360

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From H.  W.  Bates   10 September 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 85 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 10 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W. Sept 10 1868 My dear Mr Darwin On returning from a …
  • … 1868 (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [8–10 September 1868] ). Bates may be referring to the …

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 J. S. Henslow   10 November [1855]

Summary

Thanks for seeds. Feels "almost foiled" in his experiments on sea transport – has found few plants that float after more than a week’s immersion.

Sends a list of queries [see 1779] on hollyhocks to put to growers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  10 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A103–A105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1778

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   10 November [1855] …
  • … DAR 93: A103–A105 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Nov [1855] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Although the letter is dated 10 November, it seems that CD did not send it immediately …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Nov. 10 th My dear Henslow I am very much obliged for the seeds, …
  • … for the experimental seeds. I send a P.  order for 10 s for a douceur for your good little …

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 (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1355

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  • … To Richard Owen   10 September [1850] …
  • … Gen. lib. Owen collect. 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 C. S. Bate   10 January [1853]

Summary

Asks if CSB can help him obtain specimen of Verruca.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  10 Jan [1853]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1471

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  • … To C.  S. Bate   10 January [1853] …
  • … Health Sciences Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1853] Charles Spence Bate …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Jan. 10 th . My dear Sir I see by the Annals. of Nat. History, you …
  • … p.  514). See also letter to Albany Hancock, 10 January [1853] . Bate 1851. CD used Bate’s …

From Henry Trimen   10 May 1864

Summary

Cannot give information about the box of Oxalis bulbs that his brother [Roland Trimen] has forwarded to CD.

Author:  Henry Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 178: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4491

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Henry Trimen   10 May 1864 …
  • … DAR 178: 183 Henry Trimen London, Guildford St, 71 10 May 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 71, Guildford Street, W.C. May.  10 th /64 Dear Sir In answer to your note of May 3 rd . , …
  • … May [1863] , and letter from Roland Trimen, 10, 13, and 18 October 1863 ). See also Forms …

From John Scott   2 August 1864

Summary

Thanks CD for loan of £10.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4582

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Thanks CD for loan of £10. …
  • … of the 31 st .  containing cheque for £10. I do feel ashamed that I should have occasion …
  • … account (Down House MS) records a gift of £10 to Scott on 31 July 1864. CD had previously …
  • … India (see second letter from John Scott, 10 June [1864]). He gave Scott an additional £ …

To George Bentham   10 May [1869]

Summary

Sends a letter (and seeds) from Fritz Müller about a strange monstrous form of Begonia found wild in Brazil. Asks GB whether it is worth communicating to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  10 May [1869]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6743

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To George Bentham   10 May [1869] …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May [1869] George Bentham …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. May 10 th My dear M r . Bentham I have received the 2  …
  • … letter and the letter from George Bentham, 10 May 1869 . See letter from George Bentham, …

To John Higgins   10 December [1849]

Summary

Discusses his accounts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  10 Dec [1849]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1279

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Higgins   10 December [1849] …
  • … Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/29) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec [1849] John Higgins …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Dec. 10 th . Dear Sir I am much obliged for your letter & enclosures …

To J. S. Henslow   10 August [1857]

Summary

Delighted that JSH is coming to Down. Sends correct train time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  10 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2132

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   10 August [1857] …
  • … DAR 93: A122 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Aug [1857] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Aug. 10 th My dear Henslow I am delighted at your letter just received. …

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 Thomas Woolner   10 March [1870]

Summary

Thanks for drawing. ‘The "Woolnerian tip" is worth anything to me.’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Woolner
Date:  10 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  Bodleian Library (MS.Eng.lett.d.292 f. 77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6650

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Thomas Woolner   10 March [1870] …
  • … Library (MS.Eng.lett.d.292 f. 77) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar [1870] Thomas Woolner …
  • … Kent. S.E. [6 Queen Anne Street] March 10 th My dear M r Woolner Very many thanks for the …
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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

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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…

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

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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

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

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?

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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