skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains "11", date is "1878"

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
11 in keywords [X]
1878 in date [X]
27 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1 2  Next

To T. H. Farrer   11 March 1878

Summary

Has returned letter to Caird and dispatched corrected letter to Hooker [11406] [concerning potato experiments].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11412

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   11 March 1878 …
  • … DAR 144: 93 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar 1878 Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …

To James Torbitt   11 March [1878]

Summary

T. H. Farrer and James Caird think it would be less trouble to get subscription from rich agriculturists than from Government. CD thinks it utopian to hope to raise variety of potatoes from seed; must be propagated from tubers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  11 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11413

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To James Torbitt   11 March [1878] …
  • … DAR 148: 100 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar [1878] James Torbitt …

To W. H. Flower   11 April 1878

Summary

Asks whether WHF has had time to look at goose’s wing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  11 Apr 1878
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11470

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To W.  H.  Flower   11 April 1878 …
  • … Historical Collections Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Apr 1878 William Henry Flower …

To G. J. Romanes   11 [May 1878]

Summary

Invites GJR to visit on the 18th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  11 [May 1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (474)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11502

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   11 [May 1878] …
  • … Society (474) Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 11 [May 1878] George John Romanes …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 May 1878

thumbnail

Summary

WTT-D’s statement perverted by Times [4 May 1878, p. 6, on WTT-D’s Royal Institution lectures on vegetable morphology].

S. H. Vines’s work on light inhibition of Phycomyces hyphae ["The influence of light upon the growth of unicellular organs" (1878), Arb. Bot. Inst. Würzburg 2 (1882): 133–47] suggests heliotropism in green plants is independent of, and more primitive than, photosynthesis.

Heliotropism in aerial roots.

Frank Darwin’s work.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11503

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   11 May 1878 …
  • … DAR 209.8: 154 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 11 May 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Francis Darwin   [11 May 1878]

Summary

Julius von Sachs will "swear & curse" when he finds out he has missed sensitiveness of root apex. Has been putting his notes together and the case is conclusive. [Dated "Saturday 10th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [11 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11504

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Francis Darwin   [11 May 1878] …
  • … DAR 211: 23 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett [11 May 1878] Francis Darwin …

To G. H. Darwin   11 [July 1878]

Summary

Rejoices that "Lagrange’s case does not seem very bad".

CD is working hard at dissecting Thalia. Has recovered some handiness with microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  11 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11601

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   11 [July 1878] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 70 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 [July 1878] George Howard Darwin …

From Wilhelm Behrens   11 October 1878

Summary

Thanks for CD’s remarks on and agreement with his paper on history of pollination theories [see 11678].

Will shortly send his essay on the anatomy of nectaries in flowers [see 12300].

Author:  Georg Wilhelm Julius (Wilhelm) Behrens
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11723

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Wilhelm Behrens   11 October 1878 …
  • … 123 Georg Wilhelm Julius (Wilhelm) Behrens Elberfeld 11 Oct 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …

From J. A. Harker   11 November 1878

Summary

Has observed rare instances of Ophrys apifera with "cut labellum". Suggests it was done by large dragonfly mistaking the flower for a fly visiting a flower. Stimulated to study Ophrys by Orchids.

Author:  James Allen Harker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11741

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From J. A. Harker   11 November 1878 …
  • … DAR 166: 101 James Allen Harker Gloucester 11 Nov 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …

To G. J. Romanes   11 December [1878]

Summary

Sends copy of H. D. Lindemuth, "Vegetative Bastarderzeugung" [Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 7 (1878): 887–939].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  11 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (555)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11784

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   11 December [1878] …
  • … Philosophical Society (555) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Dec [1878] George John Romanes …

From Raphael Meldola   11 December 1878

Summary

Is making progress with the Weismann translation.

Wonders whether Francis Darwin would give a botanical lecture at a Bayswater school.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11785

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Raphael Meldola   11 December 1878 …
  • … DAR 171: 133 Raphael Meldola Atlas Works, Hackney 11 Dec 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …

To James Grant   11 March 1878

Summary

The strongest argument for the existence of God is the intuitive feeling that there must have been an intelligent beginner of the universe; "but then comes the doubt and difficulty whether such intuitions are trustworthy". CD is forced to leave the problem insoluble. "No man who does his duty has anything to fear, and may hope for whatever he earnestly desires."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Miller (James) Grant
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (12 December 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11416

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To James Grant   11 March 1878 …
  • … 12 December 2017) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar 1878 James Miller (James) Grant …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. March 11. 1878 Private Dear Sir I sh d . have been very glad to …

From Édouard van Beneden   11 September 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for his subscription to the bust in honour of Theodor Schwann.

Author:  Édouard Joseph Louis Marie (Édouard) van Beneden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11688

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Édouard van Beneden    11 September 1878 …
  • … Édouard Joseph Louis Marie (Édouard) van Beneden Liège 11 Sept 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Raphael Meldola   11 January [1878]

Summary

Thinks there can be no objection to RM’s using a Fritz Müller letter [see 11319].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  11 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11318

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Raphael Meldola   11 January [1878] …
  • … Westwood Archive, Darwin folder) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Jan [1878] Raphael Meldola …

To T. H. Huxley   11 June [1878]

Summary

Thanks for evolution article; would like to know what made Lamarck "change his front" so completely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 June [1878]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 331)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11550

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   11 June [1878] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 331) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 June [1878] Thomas Henry Huxley …

From G. H. Darwin   [before 11 July 1878]

Summary

Refers to Charles Lagrange, who is working on the same subject as GHD, but in a fundamentally different way.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11600

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [before 11 July 1878] …
  • … George Howard Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [before 11 July 1878] Charles Robert Darwin …

To Hugo de Vries   [10 or 11 August 1878]

Summary

Arranges for HdeV to call.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugo de Vries
Date:  [10 or 11 Aug 1878]
Classmark:  Artis Library (De Vries 4a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11643

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Hugo de Vries   [10 or 11 August 1878] …
  • … De Vries 4a) Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place [10 or 11 Aug 1878] Hugo de Vries …

To T. H. Huxley   11 August [1878]

Summary

CD’s election to Botany Section of French Academy amuses him, because he "doesn’t know the characters of a single natural order!".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 326)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11651

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   11 August [1878] …
  • … Huxley 5: 326) Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place 11 Aug [1878] Thomas Henry Huxley …

From E. J. A. Bristow to H. E. Litchfield   11 March 1878

Summary

Reports on the standing of James Torbitt: "the opinion of the Public is that he is rich and highly respectable".

Author:  Edward Jones Agnew Bristow
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11414

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From E. J. A. Bristow to H. E. Litchfield   11 March 1878 …
  • … 160: 304 Edward Jones Agnew Bristow Belfast 11 Mar 1878 Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   29 January 1878

Summary

Information on Cyclamen and other plants.

Identification of some plants.

"Bloom".

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 133.19: 10, 11, DAR 178: 102, DAR 209.4: 433–4, DAR 209.11: 258, 259, DAR 209.12: 88, Petit and Théodoridès 1959, pp. 210–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11339

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 133.19: 10, 11, DAR 178: 102, DAR 209.4: 433–4, DAR 209.11: 258, 259, DAR …
  • … 88, Petit and Théodoridès 1959, pp. 210–11 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 29 Jan 1878 …
Document type
letter (27)
Date
1878
01 (4)
02 (1)
03 (6)
04 (1)
05 (4)
06 (1)
07 (2)
08 (3)
09 (1)
10 (1)
11 (1)
12 (2)
Page: 1 2  Next
Search:
11 in keywords
73 Items
Page:  1 2 3 4  Next

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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....

Summary

... 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.

Matches: 1 hits

  • … ... 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

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: 4 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Darwin’s observations on his children

Summary

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…

Matches: 10 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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 …
Page:  1 2 3 4  Next