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From L. A. J. Quetelet   11 January 1871

Summary

Sends diploma of election to the Royal Belgian Academy.

Author:  Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet; Secretary, Acad. R. Sci. Belgique
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 175: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7437

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From L.  A.  J.  Quetelet    11 January 1871 …
  • … Quetelet Secretary, Acad. R. Sci. Belgique Brussels 11 Jan 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … L.  A.  J.  Quetelet, [15 December 1870 – 11 January 1871]. Only a draft of CD’s letter to …
  • … Indicateur, N o 6804. 1 Annexe Bruxelles, le 11 Janvier 187 1 Monsieur et honoré Confrère, …
  • … Indicator, N o 6804. Annexe Brussels, 11 January 187 1 Dear Sir and honoured Colleague, In …

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Summary

Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   11 November 1871 …
  • … DAR 88: 121–2 William Erasmus Darwin unstated 11 Nov 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Nov 11. 1871 My dear Father, I send you a note from Cap t Jones with answer from his …
  • … Cope’s “origin of genera” in Nature Chester 8. 11 71 My dear Darwin. My governor writes to …

To W. E. Darwin   11 February [1871]

Summary

Would like precise details about pouting of English children to add to his information about children of savages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. Lib. MSS/DAR: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8208

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   11 February [1871] …
  • … Gen. Lib. MSS/DAR: 31) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Feb [1871] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … F.  S.  B.  F.  de Chaumont to W.  E.  Darwin, 11 March 1871 . Question 14 in CD’s Queries …
  • … Down Feb 11. My dear William. I have got a good deal of information about the pouting of …

To W. E. Darwin   [after 11 November 1871]

Summary

Sends enclosure for Captain Jones.

Comments on essay by E. D. Cope ["On the origin of genera", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20 (1868): 242–300].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (502)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8039

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   [after 11 November 1871] …
  • … Society (502) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [after 11 Nov 1871] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … letter and the letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 11 November 1871 . CD refers to Robert Owen …
  • … vol.  16, letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 11 November 1868 and n.  4. CD’s annotated copy of …

From J. M. Rodwell   11 November 1871

Summary

Has read Variation and reports on markings on donkeys similar to those in vol. 1, p. 63.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8063

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  M.  Rodwell   11 November 1871 …
  • … DAR 176: 189 John Medows Rodwell Highbury New Park 11 Nov 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Douglas House. | Highbury New Park. N. Nov.  11. 1871 Dear Sir/ I scarcely like to trouble …

From D. Thomas   [after 11 March 1871]

Summary

CD is "bent upon linking the monkey race to us"; DT finds it striking that CD should so resemble an ape.

Author:  D. Thomas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13849

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From D.  Thomas   [after 11 March 1871] …
  • … DAR 178: 108 D. Thomas Oswestry [after 11 Mar 1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in Illustrated London News , Saturday 11 March 1871, p.  244. CD’s copy of the picture is …

From R. M. Kettle   11 April [1871]

Summary

Thanks CD for correcting proof slips quoting CD letters to Charles Boner, though she does not agree with CD’s too short comments.

Author:  Rosa Mackenzie Kettle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7675

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  M.  Kettle   11 April [1871] …
  • … DAR 169: 9 Rosa Mackenzie Kettle Poole 11 Apr [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … sincerely yours, | Rosa Mackenzie Kettle Heathside near Poole Tuesday, April the 11 th . …

From R. F. Cooke   11 January 1871

Summary

Sends title-page of Descent for approval. Asks whether CD has any idea of size of index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7436

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   11 January 1871 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 11 Jan 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50A, Albemarle Street, London, W. Jan y . 11 187 1 My dear Sir Will you look at the …

From John Jeremiah   11 March 1871

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Summary

Case of cat transmitting a habit to her offspring.

Author:  John Jeremiah
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7572

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Jeremiah   11 March 1871 …
  • … DAR 87: 101–2 John Jeremiah Clerkenwell 11 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Lion Street. | Clerkenwell. E.C. March 11 th . 1871. Sir, Having perused your excellent …

From Arthur Nicols   11 March 1871

Summary

His previous account of Phaseolarctus was based on notes made at the time of observation.

His report of the successful adoption of a koala infant by a cat comes from a trustworthy observer.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 172: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7570

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Arthur Nicols   11 March 1871 …
  • … DAR 172: 56 Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols Mill Hill 11 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … The Priory. | Mill Hill. N.W. March 11 th 187 1 Dear Sir. I have to thank you for deeming …

From T. H. Farrer   11 August 1871

Summary

Sorry he will be away when CD comes down.

Congratulations on Henrietta Darwin’s engagement.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7903

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From T.  H.  Farrer   11 August 1871 …
  • … 71 Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer Abinger Hall 11 Aug 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Post Town) | Gomshall (Station) S.E.R. 11 August 1871 My dear Mr Darwin I am so extremely …

From F. S. B. F. de Chaumont to W. E. Darwin   11 March 1871

Summary

In response to queries on expression, which WED had asked on CD’s behalf, reports on shrugging and pouting observed in his children.

Author:  Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7573

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From F.  S.  B.  F.  de Chaumont to W.  E.  Darwin   11 March 1871 …
  • … Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont Woolston 11 Mar 1871 William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … Chaumont. See letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 11 February [1871] . Helen François de Chaumont. …
  • … Oakland, Woolston, March 11 th . 1871 My dear Darwin, I am very sorry I missed you today— …

From John Wood   11 April 1871

Summary

Emotional states leading to contraction of the platysma. Contraction of skin muscles.

Author:  John Wood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7674

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Wood   11 April 1871 …
  • … DAR 181: 141 John Wood London, Wimpole St, 68 11 Apr 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 68, Wimpole Street, | Cavendish Square. W. April 11 th . 1871 Dear Sir I have not observed …

From F. E. Abbot   11 May 1871

Summary

Wishes to inform CD that, contrary to CD’s impression, natural selection is widely accepted in U. S. by educated men; encloses copies of his lectures, papers, and the Index.

Author:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7753

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From F.  E.  Abbot   11 May 1871 …
  • … DAR 159: 1 Francis Ellingwood Abbot Toledo, Ohio 11 May 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Toledo, Ohio, United States, May 11, 1871. Mr.  Chas. Darwin; Dear Sir, Will you pardon a …

To T. H. Huxley   [11 or 18 May 1871]

Summary

Asks for a ticket for THH’s lecture at the Royal Institution for WED. With ED’s and HED’s forgeries of CD’s signature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [11 or 18] May 1871
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T. H. Huxley   [11 or 18 May 1871] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Bassett, Southampton 11 May 1871 18 May 1871 Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … with dates of Huxley’s lectures are 11 and 18 May 1871 (see n. 2, below). Huxley lectured …

From O. G. Rejlander   11 November 1871

Summary

Can photograph the scene CD requested only in the spring.

Heliotype is cheap but Woodburytype allows alterations.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8062

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From O.  G.  Rejlander   11 November 1871 …
  • … DAR 176: 116 Oscar Gustaf Rejlander London, Victoria St 11 Nov 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Chauncey Wright   11 October 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for copies of the pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

His memoir on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415] will soon be printed.

Has met CD’s sons.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8002

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Chauncey Wright   11 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 181: 166 Chauncey Wright Cambridge, Mass. 11 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge Mass Oct.  11 1871 My dear Mr Darwin I have for some time past been so absorbed …

From A. R. Wallace   11 March 1871

Summary

Admiration for vol. 2 of Descent, and plans for his review of it for the Academy [2 (1871): 177–82].

News of his new residence.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B98–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7569

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   11 March 1871 …
  • … DAR 106: B98–9 Alfred Russel Wallace Barking 11 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Frederick Currey   11 March 1871

Summary

Gives his opinion on four papers by J. P. M. Weale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  11 Mar 1871
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Report on J. P. Weale Society paper SP1250)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7568

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Frederick Currey   11 March 1871 …
  • … J. P. Weale Society paper SP1250) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar 1871 Linnean Society …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Mar 11 1871 Sir In accordance with the request of the …

To William Ogle   13 April [1871]

Summary

Reports further observations on contraction of platysma. Has been assisted by J. Wood. [See Expression, pp. 302, 303.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  13 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 11 (EH 88205909)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7679

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 261.5: 11 (EH 88205909) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Apr [1871] William Ogle …
  • … CD refers to John Wood, and his letter of 11 April 1871. For other communications on the …
  • … found, but Wood replied in his letter of 11 April 1871. For CD’s correspondence with Ogle …
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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

Summary

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

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…

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

Summary

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?

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…

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

Summary

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

Summary

1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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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