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From E. A. Darwin [24 January 1825]

Summary

Asks CD to do an experiment for him.

Has found a curious stone in his fire.

Price’s iron in tea measured 13 per cent.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204.9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DCP-LETT-11

To ?   11 March [1862–9]

Summary

Gives permission to insert in his magazine anything from CD’s works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar 1862 or 11 Mar 1863 or 11 Mar 1864 or 11 Mar 1865 or 11 Mar 1866 or 11 Mar 1867 or 11 Mar 1868 or 11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13877F

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To ?    11 March [1862–9] …
  • … Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar …
  • … 1862 11 Mar …
  • … 1863 11 Mar …
  • … 1864 11 Mar …
  • … 1865 11 Mar …
  • … 1866 11 Mar …
  • … 1867 11 Mar …
  • … 1868 11 Mar 1869 Unidentified …
  • … Down Bromley Kent March 11 th . Dear Sir You are most entirely welcome to insert anything …

To Mr S.   11 September [1875–81]

Summary

Sends a photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Goodwyn (Goodwyn) Barmby
Date:  11 Sept 1875 or 11 Sept 1876 or 11 Sept 1877 or 11 Sept 1878 or 11 Sept 1879 or 11 Sept 1880 or 11 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632F

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Mr S.    11 September [1875–81] …
  • … Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Sept …
  • … 1875 11 Sept …
  • … 1876 11 Sept …
  • … 1877 11 Sept …
  • … 1878 11 Sept …
  • … 1879 11 Sept …
  • … 1880 11 Sept 1881 John Goodwyn (Goodwyn) Barmby …

To ?   11 June [1861–8]

Summary

CD regrets he has to turn down an invitation because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 June 1861 or 11 June 1862 or 11 June 1863 or 11 June 1864 or 11 June 1865 or 11 June 1866 or 11 June 1867 or 11 June 1868
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To ?    11 June [1861–8] …
  • … dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 June …
  • … 1861 11 June …
  • … 1862 11 June …
  • … 1863 11 June …
  • … 1864 11 June …
  • … 1865 11 June …
  • … 1866 11 June …
  • … 1867 11 June 1868 Unidentified …

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 …

To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1859]

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Summary

Murray has read first three chapters of Origin and abides by his offer to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2452

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker 11 April [1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 11 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down 11 Apr [1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Ap. 11 My dear Hooker I write one line to say that I heard from Murray …
  • … early in March (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 March [1859] ). CD requested their return …

From Henrietta Grace Powell   11 February 1863

Summary

Invites CD to visit on Sunday afternoon, for a quiet discussion with Huxley, the Bishop of Natal [J. W. Colenso], and herself. Will not trouble him with any eating.

Author:  Henrietta Grace Powell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3977

Matches: 4 hits

  • … to Down on Saturday 14 February (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …
  • … From Henrietta Grace Powell   11 February 1863 …
  • … Henrietta Grace Powell London, Hyde Park Gate South, 1 11 Feb 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Truly your’s | Henrietta G Powell. February 11. 1863. Address | M rs . Baden Powell | 1. …

To John Scott   12 April [1863]

Summary

Encourages JS to publish on sterility of orchids and to experiment on Passiflora.

Doubted Hooker’s poppy case.

Describes case of primrose with three pistils: when pulled apart allowed pollen to be placed directly on ovules. This supports JS’s explanation of H. Crüger’s case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  12 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B59, B77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4084

Matches: 14 hits

  • … auricula (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ). To investigate the cause of …
  • … their expansion (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ). See letter from James …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . …
  • … Letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863]. CD wrote a draft of the section of Variation …
  • … 191; see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). Scott’s observations on self- …
  • … 22 September 1862 ( ibid. ). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  13. …
  • … See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and nn.  16–17. CD subsequently discussed …
  • … 1854a). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April 1863 and n.  19. See letter to Daniel …
  • … April 1863] . See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  25. Hermann Crüger …
  • … 1863 ). See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] and n.  30. In Orchids , p.  324  …
  • … letter to John Scott, 24 March [ 1863] , and letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . …
  • … See letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] . In his letter to CD of 23 February 1863, …
  • … had suggested (see letter from John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ) that the pollen-tubes …
  • … tubes. As he explained in his letter of [1–11] April [1863], Scott believed that the …

From D. F. Nevill   [11 September 1874]

Summary

Has sent the Utricularia with the bladders that CD described.

In Variation CD does not mention a rare breed of Siamese cat, which she owns.

Asks for another photograph.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9633

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From D.  F.  Nevill   [11 September 1874] …
  • … 172: 19 Dorothy Fanny Nevill Dangstein, Petersfield [11 Sept 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to D.  F.  Nevill, 11 September [1874] . …
  • … In 1874, 11 September was a Friday. Nevill refers to Utricularia montana , an epiphytic …
  • … to D.  F.  Nevill, 7 September 1874 and 11 September [1874] and n.  2. Utricularia montana …

From J. D. Hooker   11 March 1869

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Summary

Orchids translation should goad [French] Academy into electing CD.

JDH will be sent to St Petersburg congress by Government.

Huxley on protoplasm; his address to Geological Society.

Fertilised an Aucuba with pollen of various species. Reports on results.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6655

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   11 March 1869 …
  • … DAR 103: 10–11 Joseph Dalton …
  • … Hooker Kew 11 Mar 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1868] and n.  8). He left England on 11 November 1868 on the Matoaka , which arrived in …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew March 11 /69. Dear Darwin That is a capital letter of Fritz Mueller’s, …

To ?   11 March 1874

Summary

Thanks correspondent for offer of [unidentified] rare book but does not accept it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9351

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To ?    11 March 1874 …
  • … The University of Texas at Austin Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Mar 1874 Unidentified …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Mar 11 1874 Sir I am much obliged for your offer, which I will …

From Ernst Haeckel   11 January 1866

Summary

Comments on CD’s health.

Discusses origin of life and differentiation of principal classes of plants and animals.

Discusses Generelle Morphologie and its chapter on embryological development.

His lectures on CD’s theory.

Asks CD for larger portrait of himself and for several copies of the small photograph. Will send photographs of German scientists in exchange.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4973

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    11 January 1866 …
  • … DAR 166: 41 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 11 Jan 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jena (Saxe-Weimar) 11. Januar 1866 Hochverehrter theurer Herr! Indem ich Ihnen zunächst …
  • … Jena (Saxe-Weimar) 11 January 1866 Most esteemed Sir! First of all wishing you a very …
  • … to earlier letters (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Ernst Haeckel, 30 December [ …
  • … 3 January [1864]). In his letter of 11 November 1865, Haeckel listed three publications …
  • … vol.  13, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865 ). Williams & Norgate, booksellers …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  13, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and nn.   …
  • 11 and 12); a protoplasmic aggregate, without differentiation, organisation, or nucleus, …
  • … vol.  13, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and n.  4). Inside the back cover …
  • … vol.  13, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and n.  13). There are …
  • … the early 1860s, see Lurie 1960, pp.  309–11. According to Haeckel, over 150 people from a …
  • … vol.  13, letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865 ). Records of the university of Jena …

To the Spectator   11 January 1873

Summary

Discusses two factors possibly causing modification of body or mind of an organism; habit and direct action of external conditions on the one hand, and selection, natural or artificial, on the other; considers their relative importance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Spectator
Date:  11 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Spectator, 18 January 1873, p. 76.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8731

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To the Spectator    11 January 1873 …
  • … of life. — I am, Sir, &c. , | C harles D arwin . Down, Beckenham, Kent, Jan. 11, 1873. …
  • … Spectator , 18 January 1873, p.  76. Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Jan 1873 Spectator …
  • … In the Spectator , 11 January 1873, pp.  42–4, there was a discussion, headed ‘Dr …

To John Higgins   11 April [1853]

Summary

Has changed his bank to Union Bank, Charing Cross Branch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1513

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Higgins 11 April [1853] …
  • … Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/60) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Apr [1853] John Higgins …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Ap. 11 th My dear Sir Will you be so kind as to enter a memorandum, …

To H. W. Bates   11 June [1862]

Summary

Encloses a question [missing] concerning language [from Hensleigh Wedgwood].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  11 June [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (284)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3596

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To H.  W.  Bates   11 June [1862] …
  • … Philosophical Society (284) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 June [1862] Henry Walter Bates …
  • … Down Bromley Kent June 11 th Dear Bates. The writer of the enclosed is my Brother-in-law …
  • … Bates’s return to Britain in 1859 after 11 years spent exploring the Amazon region, CD had …

From J. D. Hooker   [after 11 December 1854]

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Summary

List of most anomalous Leguminosae [from George Bentham].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Dec 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 391
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1546

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  D. Hooker [after 11 December 1854] …
  • … DAR 205.9: 391 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [after 11 Dec 1854] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to CD’s request ( letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 [December 1854] ). The numbers in the column …
  • … very few species. See letters to J.  D. Hooker, 15 November [1854] and 11 [December 1854]. …

To J. D. Hooker   11 October 1869

Summary

Is glad that JDH is willing to try Candolle’s experiment [see 6915]. Encloses all the seeds except a few taken from the Moscow and Palermo packets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Rendell’s (Catalogue No. 123) Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (catalogue 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6932

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   11 October 1869 …
  • … dealer) (catalogue 123) Charles Robert Darwin unstated 11 Oct 1869 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … October 11, 1869 I am very glad that you are willing to try DeCandolle’s experiment which …
  • … 4, and letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 11 October 1869 . The original letter is complete …

From Frederick Smith   11 February 1863

Summary

Has been unable to find a book [unspecified] wanted by CD.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3978

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Frederick Smith   11 February 1863 …
  • … DAR 177: 196 Frederick Smith British Museum 11 Feb 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Brit Museum 11 Feb y . 1863. — My Dear Sir Up to this time the work referred to has not …
  • … 1863], and ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). Smith, an entomologist, was …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   11 February [1868]

Summary

Requests information on published observations on the proportional number of males and females born to various domestic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette (1868): 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5863

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Gardeners’ Chronicle    11 February [1868] …
  • … Gazette (1868): 160 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Feb [1868] Gardeners’ Chronicle …
  • … of the sexes in animals, see the letter to H.  W.  Bates, 11 February [1868] and n.  2. …
  • … facts. Sir, your obedient servant,| Charles Darwin Down, Bromley, Kent, S.E. , Feb. 11. …

To John Scott   8 January [1863]

Summary

CD’s respect for JS’s indomitable work and interesting experiments increases steadily.

His gratitude for the primulas and the astonishing Gongora specimen.

Asks JS’s opinion about crossing a primrose with the pollen of a wild cowslip and of a cultivated polyanthus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  8 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3908F

Matches: 11 hits

  • … February 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix VI). CD also refers to his servants …
  • … William Brooks and Henry Lettington (see Correspondence vols.  11 and 12). …
  • … Scott, 6 January 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11). For Scott’s discussion of his various …
  • … of 6 January 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11). Scott was hoping to move from his position …
  • … appointment (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863 ). He and …
  • … vol.  10, and Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863 ). In …
  • … of 6 January 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11), Scott wrote that he was sending CD three …
  • … specimens (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863  and CD …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862, and letter to J.  D.   …
  • … to examine it (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863  and CD …
  • … 15 November [1862] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863 ; …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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 …
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