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To Menyhért Lónyay   [after 11 June 1872]

Summary

Thanks for his election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Menyhért Lónyay
Date:  [after 11 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 154r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8383

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Menyhért Lónyay   [after 11 June 1872] …
  • … DAR 96: 154r Charles Robert Darwin Bassett [after 11 June 1872] Menyhért Lónyay …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872 . …
  • … See letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872 . H.  A.  of Sc. : Hungarian Academy of …
  • … the receipt of your obliging letter of June 11 th . in which you announce to me that the …

From C. I. F. Major   17 November 1872

Summary

Agrees to translate Expression into Italian.

Author:  Charles Immanuel Forsyth Major
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8633

Matches: 4 hits

  • … expressions de la plus haute estime. | C.  I.  Forsyth Major N o 11 Via Solferino | Pisa. …
  • … Sir, I remain yours faithfully. | C.  I.  Forsyth Major N o 11 Via Solferino | Pisa. …
  • … bien voulu me faire dans Votre dernière de 11 ct. En réponse je déclare que je suis résolu …
  • … You kindly made me in Your last letter of 11 inst. In reply I declare that I am resolved …

From Menyhért Lónyay   11 June 1872

Summary

CD has been elected a Foreign Member of the Magyar Tudományos Akademia [Hungarian Academy of Sciences].

Author:  Menyhért Lónyay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 96: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8382

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Menyhért Lónyay   11 June 1872 …
  • … DAR 96: 154 Menyhért Lónyay Pest 11 June 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … my perfect consideration, I am Pest, the 11 th . Juny 1872 | your most obedient servant | …
  • … kifejezését, melylyel vagyok Pest 1872 junius 11-én | Nagyságod | alázatos szolgája Most …

To R. F. Cooke   [after 11 October 1872]

Summary

Discusses printing of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 11 Oct 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8537

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   [after 11 October 1872] …
  • … 284 Charles Robert Darwin Sevenoaks [after 11 Oct 1872] Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
  • … this letter and the letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 11 October 1872 . See letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 11 October 1872 . CD refers to William Clowes & Sons, printers. German and …
  • … but see the letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 11 October 1872  and n.  1. Vladimir Onufrievich …

From H. M. Butler   11 November 1872

Summary

Describes scratching his nose while asleep, which his father says he did "not infrequently".

Author:  Henry Montagu Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8619

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From H.  M.  Butler   11 November 1872 …
  • … DAR 105: A50–1 Henry Montagu Butler 11 Nov 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Leonard Darwin   11 July [1872]

Summary

CD wants no more alterations than are necessary [to proofs of Expression]. Warns LD that "any alteration seems at first an improvement".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Leonard Darwin   11 July [1872] …
  • … DAR 153: 90 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 July [1872] Leonard Darwin …

From Henri Apatowsky   11 January 1872

Summary

Asks CD whether he will find a translator and publisher for a paper Dr A wrote in 1870, siding with Carl Vogt in defence of CD’s view of descent of man.

Author:  Frederick Rayner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8156

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Henri Apatowsky    11 January 1872 …
  • … DAR 159: 77 Frederick Rayner London, Talbot Rd, 43 11 Jan 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 43 Talbot Road | Bayswater W. 11 janvier 1872 Monsieur, En 1870 j’écrivis (à Paris) un …
  • … 43 Talbot Road | Bayswater W. 11 January 1872 Sir, In 1870 I wrote (in Paris) a memoir on …

From George Cupples   11 November 1872

Summary

Praise for Expression.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 297
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8621

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From George Cupples   11 November 1872 …
  • … DAR 161: 297 George Cupples Guard Bridge 11 Nov 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … observation in Expression 2d ed. , p.  271 n.  11. The second edition of Expression was …

From Asa Gray   11 June 1872

Summary

O. N. Rood sends two copies of an amusing picture by T. F. Beard, "The young Darwinian" to AG, who forwards one to CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: D13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8381

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   11 June 1872 …
  • … DAR 106: D13–14 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 11 June 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge June 11, 1872 My Dear Darwin I dare say you have long ago the clever thing …

From J. V. Carus   11 October 1872

Summary

Corrects CD’s spelling of the name of a statue: the Arrotino (spelled "Arretino" by CD) [see Expression, p. 184, on grief-muscles].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8554

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   11 October 1872 …
  • … DAR 161: 85 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 11 Oct 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Leipzig, Oct 11. 1872 My dear Sir, If your 12 th .  sheet (N) is not yet printed off, you …

From E. A. Darwin   11 December [1872]

Summary

Thinks Mr Salt has not understood about their wills and wants to clarify the matter when he has heard from CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B84–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8671

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   11 December [1872] …
  • … DAR 105: B84–5 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 11 Dec [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • 11 Dec. (no hurry) Dear Charles Read M r Salts letter & return it as I want to show it to …

From R. F. Cooke   11 October 1872

Summary

D. Appleton has been sent 3000 sets of plates [for Expression]. Hopes to publish [Expression] on 12 Nov.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 424
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8555

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   11 October 1872 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 11 Oct 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50A, Albemarle Street, London, W. Oct r . 11 187 2 My dear Sir I have written to Clowes to …

To Albert Günther   11 May [1872]

Summary

Encloses a testimonial for AG [in support of his application for a promotion at British Museum].

Does he agree with Carl Gegenbaur’s paper on the limbs of fish [Jenaische Z. Naturwiss. 5 (1870): 397–447]?

Asks what caused G. R. Gray’s sudden death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  11 May [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. Lib. Günther 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8316

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Albert Günther   11 May [1872] …
  • … Lib. Günther 44) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 May [1872] Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf ( …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 11 ( Confidential ) My dear Günther I hope that the enclosed …
  • … his death? Down, | Beckenham, Kent. May 11 1872 From C.  Darwin Esq. M.A. , F.R.S. My dear …

To St G. J. Mivart   11 January [1872]

Summary

CD believes that StGJM has been unfair in his criticisms and has misrepresented him; he begs him not to write again. "Agassiz has uttered splendid sarcasms on me, but I still feel quite friendly towards him. M. Flourens cd. not find words to express his contempt of me: Pictet & Hopkins argued with great force against me: Fleeming Jenkin covered me with first-rate ridicule; & his crticisms were true & most useful: but none of their writings have mortified me as yours have done …" [See 8154.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  11 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8156A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To St G.  J.  Mivart   11 January [1872] …
  • … Library Museums Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Jan [1872] St George Jackson Mivart …
  • … Down Beckenham | Kent Jan 11. Private My dear Sir It would be ungracious on my part not to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter to Asa Gray, 11 August [1860] , and Correspondence vol.   …

From J. D. Hooker   11 May 1872

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The die is cast on Ayrton affair. Lord Derby has called for all of the correspondence, as a result of pressure by men of science on JDH’s behalf.

Has just had a Greenland collection, which supports his views altogether; "I am ready to do fight for these with you."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8317

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   11 May 1872 …
  • … DAR 103: 109–10 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 11 May 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew May 11 / 72. Dear old Darwin The die is cast, Lord Derby calls for my …

To Chauncey Wright   [11 or 21] April [1872]

Summary

Sends details of Alexander Dickson’s paper ‘On some abnormal cones of Pinus Pinaster’ (Dickson 1871).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  11 Apr 1872 or 21 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Joseph M. Maddalena Catalog 16: Spring 1992
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8297F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Chauncey Wright   [11 or 21] April [1872] …
  • … Catalog 16: Spring 1992 Charles Robert Darwin 11 Apr 1872 21 Apr 1872 Chauncey Wright …
  • … the Joseph M.  Maddalena catalogue, but as ‘11’ in a David Schulson Autographs catalogue …

From Francis Galton   11 August 1872

Summary

The buck is well; Dr Carter has returned, and things will go better.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8465

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Francis Galton   11 August 1872 …
  • … DAR 105: A71 Francis Galton Brighton 11 Aug 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers   11 December 1872

Summary

Thanks HdeL-D for his photograph and encloses one of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Félix Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers
Date:  11 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (27 J Fonds Lacaze-Duthiers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8673

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers   11 December 1872 …
  • … Lacaze-Duthiers) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Dec 1872 Félix Joseph Henri de Lacaze- …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Dec 11. 1872 Dear Sir I am very much obliged for yr kind note & …

From Samuel Butler   11 May 1872

Summary

His chapter on machines in Erewhon has been misunderstood as laughing at the Origin. He was only trying to show how an absurd proposition can be defended with a little ingenuity, distortion, and departure from strict scientific method. Will explain in a second edition, if one is called for.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: A3–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8318

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Samuel Butler   11 May 1872 …
  • … DAR 106: A3–5 Samuel Butler London, Clifford’s Inn, 15 11 May 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 15. Clifford’s Inn | Fleet Street E.  C. May 11. 1872 Dear Sir I venture upon the liberty …

To J. V. Carus   11 November [1872]

Summary

Reports on very successful sale of Expression in England. Suggests German publisher keep the type set up in case more than the expected 3000 copies are needed.

Has begun work on some old botanical observations [of Drosera for Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles, Bl. 98/99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8618

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   11 November [1872] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 98/99 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Nov [1872] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Novr 11 th My dear Sir If the success (as far as sale is …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … backwards much more than forwards’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ). I feel …
  • … review me in a hostile spirit’ ( letter to John Murray, 11 August 1874 ). Darwin was …
  • … Correspondence  vol. 20, letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). To Darwin’s relief, …
  • … the moment of being hatched ( letter to  Nature , 7 and 11 May [1874] ; Spalding 1872a). …
  • … & that must be enough for me’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ). Plants that eat . …
  • … cartilage, bone & meat &c. &c.’ ( letter to W. D. Fox,  11 May [1874] ). His research …
  • … Correspondence  vol. 21, letter from Francis Darwin,  [11 October 1873] ). Darwin wasted …
  • … the photograph he sent highly ( letter from D. F. Nevill, [11 September 1874] ). At the …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

Summary

1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

Matches: 7 hits

  • … gave him the commission ( see letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ). Darwin was altogether …
  • … on  Linum  ‘at once’ ( letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ), writing up his experiments in …
  • … of Natural History’ ( letter to Armand de Quatrefages, 11 July [1862] ). She had had assistance …
  • … for a second edition ( letter from H. G. Bronn, [before 11 March 1862] ), Darwin asked him to use …
  • … see letter from E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 11 July 1862 ). Yet Darwin was now …
  • … interest. He told Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 11 September [1862] ): ‘This is a nice, but …
  • … from one parent’ ( letter to Armand de Quatrefages, 11 July [1862] ). really good …

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: 8 hits

  • … Blair, R.H. 11 July 1871 Worcester College for the …
  • … Chaumont, F.S.B.F. de 11 March 1871 Woolston, …
  • … 9 Nov 1870 11 St Mary Abbot's Terrace, London, England …
  • … 1 Feb 1871 11 St Mary Abbot's Terrace, London, England   …
  • … 7 Sept 1872 11 St Mary Abbot's Terrace, London, England …
  • … 1 Feb. 1871 11 Saint Mary Abbot's Terrace, Kensington. W., London, …
  • … Sulivan, B.J. 11 Jan 1867 Bournemouth, England …
  • … Wallace, A. R. 11 March [1867] 9 St. Mark’s Crescent …

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: 11 hits

  • … regarding species change ( letter from Charles Lyell, 11 March 1863 ). The botanist Asa Gray, …
  • … by descent put him ‘into despair’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] ). In the same letter, he …
  • … bottom of seas, lakes, and rivers ( Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix VII). Quarrels at …
  • … Academy of Sciences, Berlin (see Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix III), and of the Société des …
  • … unsuccessful ( see letter from E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 11 November [1863] ). The council of …
  • … [9 May 1863] , and memorandum from G. H. Darwin, [before 11 May 1863]) . As he struggled …
  • … to drive the quietest man mad’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] ). Hooker and Gray agreed …
  • … tropical plants than before (see Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix VI). He was fascinated with …
  • … pistils mature at different times ( see letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] ). The fertility of …
  • … ‘Crossing & Sterility’ (see Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix II). When Darwin finished, by …
  • … animal suffering caused by them (see Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix IX). Francis Darwin later …

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

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The full transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1874 are published online for the first time. You can read about Darwin's life in 1874 through his letters and see a full list of the letters. The 1874 letters…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … as not signifying so much.  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) At the age of 65, …
  • … & that must be enough for me  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) During the …

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…

Matches: 16 hits

  • … on the topic. Lyell also added the following note on page 11: *Mr. John Lubbock published …
  • … 2 have struck out Galton & Prestwich at p. 11 who will be surprisd [ sic ] to …
  • … had done ‘an injustice’ to Falconer and Prestwich. 11 In the same review Lubbock expressed …
  • … he took exception to the wording of the note on p. 11 of C. Lyell 1863c, which implied that Lubbock …
  • … The statement made by Sir Charles Lyell, in a note to page 11 of his work, that my article on the …
  • … of the note in the preface (letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] ). No correspondence with …
  • … of the preface of C. Lyell 1863c and reworded the note on p. 11.  Unlike the earlier …
  • …  Lyell revised both the preface and the note on page 11 of the third edition of Antiquity of man …
  • … versions of the end of the preface and of the note on page 11 are included below.  Preface, C …
  • … as well as of the subsequent issues.” Note on page 11, C. Lyell 1863c (original version) …
  • … made by him in company with Mr. Busk. Note on page 11, C. Lyell 1863c (revised version) …
  • … in Letters, 1863 , (introduction to Correspondence vol. 11, pp. xv–xvii). For a comparison of …
  • … 1984, pp. 154–9. 7. See Correspondence vol. 11, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] …
  • … Bartholomew 1973. 8. See Correspondence vol. 11, letter to Charles Lyell, 6 March …
  • … 18 April [1863 ]. 10. Correspondence vol. 11, letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 March …
  • … (rough draft of letter from T. H. Huxley to Charles Lyell, 11 June 1865, Imperial College, Huxley …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … man in his most "primitive wildness" ( letter to Henslow, 11 April 1833 ). They …
  • … Letter 204 : Darwin to Henslow, J. S., 11 April 1833 "The Fuegians are in a more …
  • … 98). Letter 2503 : Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, C., 11 October [1859] "the …
  • … Letter 2503 : Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, C., 11 October [1859] I suppose that you do not …

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … St George Jackson Mivart ( letter to St G. J. Mivart,  11 January [1872] ). A worsening …
  • … Mivart not to acknowledge it ( letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). 'I hate …
  • … attacks on Darwin became notorious, had written on 11 May expressing concern that his recently, …
  • … well informed: `The die is cast’, he wrote excitedly on 11 May , when the matter was first raised …

Charles Harrison Blackley

Summary

You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820–1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen as the cause of the allergy. Darwin was…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 5 July [1873] ) Blackley wrote back on 11 July 1873 that the distinction had ‘a …
  • … research remained elusive.   He wrote to Darwin on 11 July 1873 : The problem of cure …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … the popularity of his book, writing to Robert Cooke on 11 April , ‘though I believe it is of …
  • … for extended periods. In a letter to Thiselton-Dyer of 11 October , Darwin described how the …
  • … Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel). Writing to Darwin on 11 March 1877 , Krause declared the …
  • … visits from distinguished persons. Gladstone came to Down on 11 March. ‘I expected a stern, …
  • … not been a difficulty to me,’ he replied to Romanes on 11 June , ‘as I have never believed in a …
  • … that they become quite tipsy’ ( letter to W. M. Moorsom, 11 September [1877] ). Moorsom replied …

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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … to think of the future’, Darwin confessed to William on 11 September just hours after Amy’s …
  • … naturalist Thomas Edward ( letter from F. M. Balfour, 11 December 1876 ; letter to Samuel Smiles …
  • … who died at the age of 10 in 1851, but William, who was 11 years old at the time of her death, would …
  • … you are one of the best of all’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 11 September [1876] ). …
  • … do I cannot conceive’, Darwin wrote anxiously to Hooker on 11 September. By the time Darwin …

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

Matches: 10 hits

  • … in that little sheet of note-paper! DARWIN:  11   My dear Hooker… What a remarkably …
  • … 1 OCTOBER 1846 7  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER 11 JANUARY 1844 8  C DARWIN TO A …
  • … 10  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 24 AUGUST 1855 11  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, 5 JUNE 1855 …
  • … 22 NOVEMBER 1856 29  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 11 APRIL 1861 30  A GRAY TO C …
  • … A GRAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 1858 58 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 11 OCTOBER 1858 59 A GRAY TO …
  • … HOOKER, 18 OCTOBER 1859 63  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 11 NOVEMBER 1859 64 JD …
  • … 13 NOVEMBER 1859 66  C DARWIN TO R OWEN, 11 NOVEMBER 1859 67  C DARWIN …
  • … 17 FEBRUARY 1861 111  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 11 DECEMBER 1861 112  C DARWIN …
  • … DARWIN TO A GRAY 28 MAY 1864 159  FROM A GRAY 11 JULY 1864 160  C DARWIN …
  • … TO A GRAY 28 JANUARY 1876 204  FROM A GRAY 11 DECEMBER 1874 205  TO A …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864 : ‘the venerable beard gives …
  • … continue his observations indoors ( Correspondence  vol. 11). In a letter of [27 January 1864] …
  • … two letters to the  Athenæum  ( Correspondence  vol. 11). Darwin’s anxiety about the matter was …
  • … and the question of human origins ( Correspondence vol. 11). Wallace, however, traced a possible …

Thomas Rivers

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Rivers and Darwin exchanged around 30 letters, most in 1863 when Darwin was hard at work on the manuscript of Variation of plants and animals under domestication, the lengthy and detailed sequel to Origin of species. Rivers, an experienced plant breeder…

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  • … crumbs of knowledge out of your wealth of information? ( 11 January [1863] ) Rivers and …
  • … Purpose”. When this letter was first published in volume 11 of the Correspondence, our transcription …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … sensitiveness of apex’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, [11 May 1878] ). Having found plants …
  • … to expertise. ‘It is funny’, he wrote to Huxley on 11 August , ‘the Academy having elected a man …
  • … whatever he earnestly desires’ ( letter to James Grant, 11 March 1878 ). The question of …

Have you read the one about....

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... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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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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  • … Haeckel. The German zoologist had written to Darwin on 11 January 1866 , ‘Every time I succeed in …
  • … (Correspondence vol. 9, letter from Asa Gray, 11 October 1861 ). Darwin wished to establish …
  • … diœcious’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin, [7 May – 11 June 1866] ). On examining more specimens later …
  • … ‘I am glad to hear from Spencer’, Huxley wrote on 11 November , ‘that you are on the right (that …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … admitted that he no longer believed in fixity of species [11 January 1844] ? …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … at sudden sounds. & at Emma’s moving 3 [11]  When one month & one day old. …
  • … after each scream approaches it.— 8  Between 11 & 12 weeks old in smiling. I observe …
  • … with moisture, but not enough to run over April 11 th . It appeared to me that the Baby …
  • … lifts up & wrinkles  lower  eyelids.— 11 [22] April 19 th . Knew Anne,[23] most …
  • … April 4 14wks & 1 day. 11 – 12     May 16 …
  • … weight of clothes 1lb Wed Oct 11         …
  • … only difference between our door N o  12 and N o  11 is in the slit for the Letter box.— he …
  • … a flower said. “I’ve a fact to do” 52  June 11./55/ Lenny came with a piece of rag & …
  • … [1] The observations are in DAR 210.11.1, a vellum-covered notebook inscribed with the initials of …
  • … Erasmus was Emma and CD’s first child. [11] The first paragraph on this page was written in …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate…

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  • … the enthusiastic breeder, who apologised in a letter of 11–13 May 1868 for his ‘voluminuous zeal …
  • … Weir, 30 May [1868] ). Sexual selection On 11 February , Darwin wrote to the …
  • … views differed. Of deer-hounds, Cupples wrote between 11 and 13 May , ‘much depends on the …
  • … ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 1 September [1868], n. 11 ). ‘I am not sure’, Darwin reflected in a …
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