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To John Lubbock   11 June [1865]

Summary

JL’s book [Prehistoric times (1865)] is "most original".

Wishes him success in politics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  11 June [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 7 (EH 88206456)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4858

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   11 June [1865] …
  • … 7 (EH 88206456) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 June [1865] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. June 11 My dear Lubbock The latter half of your book has …
  • … in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 512–13). Chapters 11 to 13 (pp.  335–472) in …
  • … are titled ‘Modern savages’. Chapters 11 and 12 described the culture and technological …

To Frederic William Farrar   11 October [1865]

Summary

Thanks for book on language [Chapters on language (1865)], which he hopes to read soon if his weak health permits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic William Farrar
Date:  11 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4913

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Frederic William Farrar   11 October [1865] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Oct [1865] Frederic William Farrar …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Wed. Oct 11 Dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for your …

To Ernst Haeckel   6 December [1865]

Summary

Not surprised at delay of his book [Generelle Morphologie (1866)].

P. M. Duncan taking side of evolution.

Has received paper on Geryonidae ["Über eine neue Form des Generationswechsels bei den Medusen", Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1865): 85–94]. Had often speculated on whether such a case ever occurred in nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  6 Dec [1865]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A–Abt. 1: 1–52/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4947

Matches: 8 hits

  • … much obliged for your last letter of Nov.  11. , for your letters always give me pleasure. …
  • … Letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865. …
  • … In his letter of 11 November 1865, Haeckel wrote that completion of his book Generelle …
  • … died on 16 February 1864 (see letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and n.  13). …
  • … See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and n.  7. On Haeckel’s support for CD’s …
  • … of species during the glacial period in chapter 11 of Origin , claiming that it testified …
  • … 1865c, and Haeckel 1865d. See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 11 November 1865  and nn.   …
  • … 9 and 11. Haeckel 1864 and Haeckel 1865b. Haeckel 1864 described new species of ‘ …

From Ernst Haeckel   11 November 1865

Summary

Has heard from Huxley that CD has been ill.

Progress on his book [Generelle Morphologie (1866)] has been slow.

Has been named "ordentlicher Professor". Has 150 listeners in his lectures on CD’s theory.

Thanks CD for copy [of "Climbing plants"].

Sends his book [Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Hydromedusen, 1. Heft: Die Familie der Rüsselquallen (Geryonidae) (1865)] and two articles.

Calls attention to a new rhizopod from Nice.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4934

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    11 November 1865 …
  • … DAR 166: 40 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 11 Nov 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jena 11. November 1865. Mein hochverehrter theurer Herr! Nach längerer Zeit des Schweigens …
  • … Jena 11 November 1865. Most esteemed, dear Sir! After a long period of silence, I hope I …

To Asa Gray   19 April [1865]

Summary

Congratulates AG on the "grand news of Richmond".

Still interested in dimorphism and would welcome new cases.

Working on Variation

and correcting proofs of Climbing plants.

Would like seed of AG’s dimorphic Plantago.

Cannot understand how the wind could fertilise reciprocally dimorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4467

Matches: 7 hits

  • … 1863 (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  11, letters to Asa Gray, 26 June [1863] and …
  • … 31 March [1862] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letters to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and …
  • … from Asa Gray, 17  January 1865  and n.  11. CD mentioned Auguste Laugel in his letter to …
  • … letters from Asa Gray, 16 February 1864 and 11 July 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12). CD …
  • … and letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 , and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] and n.  14). CD evidently did not obtain seeds of dimorphic …
  • … 12 [April 1862] , Correspondence vol.  11, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, [5 May 1863] and n.   …

From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1865]

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JDH on the Lyell–Lubbock plagiarism controversy. His view of the true cause of Lubbock’s behaviour.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 24–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4849

Matches: 7 hits

  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 June [1865] and n.  11). All the surviving seedlings produced by …
  • … of C.  Lyell 1863a, see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [ …
  • … second chapter (C.  Lyell 1863a, p.  11), Lyell had written: Mr.  John Lubbock published, …
  • … See Correspondence vols.  8, 9, 10, and 11; see also Rupke 1994, pp.  270–86, and L.  G.   …
  • … one myself! ’ (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24[–5] February [ …
  • … had given for inserting the note on page 11 of C.  Lyell 1863c (see letter from Charles …
  • … Lyell 1863a). See Correspondence vol.  11 and this volume, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [17  …

From John Scott   10 April 1865

Summary

Comments on CD’s Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31]

and on H. Crüger’s orchid paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

May take position at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Regrets he cannot be elected to Linnean Society.

Pleased Asa Gray has commented on JS’s paper.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4810

Matches: 6 hits

  • … before CD wrote a letter to Scott on 11 March 1865 that is also missing (see letter from …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November  1862, Correspondence vol.   …
  • 11, letters from John Scott, [after 12] April [1863] and 21 May [1863], and Correspondence …
  • … 1865] ). CD’s reply to Scott, written on 11 March 1865, has not been found (see letter …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] , and Correspondence …
  • … vol.  11, letters to John Scott, 31 May [1863] and 1  and 3 August [1863]). In February  …

To [Robertson Munro?]   3 February [1865 or 1866?]

Summary

Is glad MTM is going to experiment on Passiflora.

Is grieved to hear that John Scott has been inaccurate but cannot think he recorded, in his paper, experiments that he never made [see 4485].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robertson Munro
Date:  3 Feb [1865-6]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4763

Matches: 3 hits

  • … sources. See also Correspondence vol.  11, enclosure to letter to John Scott, 6 March  …
  • … in 1863 and 1864, see Correspondence vols.  11 and 12. Scott’s paper on sterility in …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] , and Appendix VI). On …

From John Lubbock   12 June [1865]

Summary

Delighted at CD’s praise of his book [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4860

Matches: 3 hits

  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] . …
  • … See letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] . Lubbock refers to chapter 14 (pp.   …
  • … of Lubbock 1865 (see letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] and n.  4). The review in The …

From J. D. Hooker   [17 February 1865]

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Why botanists will not subscribe to Falconer’s bust with enthusiasm.

Scott has been offered curatorship at Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4773

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 102: 10–11 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [17 Feb 1865] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … that of others (see Correspondence vol.  11, Bynum 1984, Grayson 1985, and L.  G.  Wilson  …

From Charles Lyell to J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1865]

Summary

Emcloses copies of correspondence concerning his dispute with John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1865]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Letters to J. D. Hooker, vol. 14, doc. 323); Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 113/3650–3, 3813–20, 3821–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4844F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … of what induced me to put in the note at page 11 which you point to as irreconcilable with …
  • … seen your paper. The next sentence (Lyell p 11. Lubbock p 491) relates to the duration of …
  • … particularly, in the face of the note to p. 11. of your work, they would almost inevitably …
  • … made by Sir Charles Lyell, in a note to page 11 of his work, that my article on the Danish …
  • … refers is as follows (C. Lyell 1863c, p.  11): Mr.  John Lubbock published, after these …
  • … 1866). Lyell claimed, in the note on page 11 of Lyell 1863c, that Lubbock had written his …
  • … inadvertence of my statement” in the note at p 11. no reader will imagine that this was …

From Julius von Haast   27 September 1865

Summary

Expects to publish an account of his journeys soon.

Asks CD’s support for his Royal Society candidacy.

Goldfields he discovered are now being worked.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4900

Matches: 4 hits

  • … photograph of CD in his letter of 21 July [ – 7? August] 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11). …
  • … in November 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Julius von Haast, 22 January  …
  • … J.  von Haast 1861; see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 [November  …
  • … bearing deposits (see Correspondence vol.  11, letters from Julius von Haast, 5 March  …

From John Scott   21 July 1865

Summary

JS has now taken post of Curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta.

Wishes to vindicate himself of the charge that he pursued his experiments at Edinburgh to the detriment of his work.

Apologises for poor quality of his Verbascum paper, which was written from his notes during the passage to India [J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 36 (1865) pt 2: 145–74].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 109: B120a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4876

Matches: 5 hits

  • … you long ago in answer to yours of March 11 th . but I have always deferred doing so in …
  • … Edinburgh. See Correspondence vols.  10, 11, and 12. James McNab was curator of the Royal …
  • … regular duties (see Correspondence vol.  11, letters from John Scott, 22 May 1863 and [ 3  …
  • … in India ( EB ). In his letter to Scott of 11 March 1865, CD had forwarded Hooker’s and …
  • … on dimorphism (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 and 22 May [1863] …

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 1863 (Brace 1863; see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to C.  L.  Brace, 24 June [1863] and …
  • … the United States (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 23 February [1863] and …
  • … 1862 and 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  9, letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1861] , n.   …
  • … 3, and Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray, 23 November 1863  and nn.  8 and 9). …

From J. D. Hooker   [26 May 1865]

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All overworked at Kew.

Burchell collections enormous.

Lyell has sent MS of Principles p. 111 on changes of temperature. JDH thinks Lyell blunders and is out of his depth.

Charmed with E. B. Tylor’s book on man [Early history of mankind (1865)],

disappointed in Lubbock’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4836

Matches: 4 hits

  • … had died in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [28 September  …
  • … Chapter 7 of the ninth edition became chapter 11 of the tenth edition (see C.  Lyell 1867– …
  • … Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 810–11). Hooker refers to John Lubbock’s Prehistoric …
  • … in Antiquity of man (C.  Lyell 1863c, pp.  11–16), ‘extracting whole sentences verbatim, …

To Asa Gray   19 October [1865]

Summary

AG’s article on climbing plants [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 40 (1865): 273–82] is admirable and complimentary.

Reports Fritz Müller’s observations on climbers.

Experiments on dimorphism with Mitchella and Pulmonaria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4919

Matches: 4 hits

  • … from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865 and n.  11, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865], and …
  • … from John Scott (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from John Scott, [26 July – 2 August  …
  • … early in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [1863] and n.   …
  • … April and May 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8 May [1863] …

From W. B. Tegetmeier   13 March 1865

Summary

Will return page on pigeons.

Has concluded his crossing experiments and found no trace of hybrid sterility or loss of fertility.

The Field is publishing a series of papers on different pigeon varieties [24 (1864): 366, 395, 459; 25 (1865): 115, 139, 155, 228, 258].

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 178: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4785

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 27 [December 1862] , Correspondence vol.  11, letter from W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 18 February  …
  • … 29 June – 7 July 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11). See also Correspondence vol.  12, letter …
  • … 1862] and n.  7, Correspondence vol.  11, letter to W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 19 February [ …

To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]

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Falconer’s death haunts him. Personal annihilation not so horrifying to him as sun cooling some day and human race ending.

His health has been wretched.

Masters has written his agreement with CD’s "Climbing plants".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4769

Matches: 3 hits

  • … and [27 January 1864] ( Correspondence vols.  11 and 12). Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood, Emma …
  • … March [1852] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.   D.  Hooker, 3 January [1863]); …
  • … even of the boys’ (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Emma Darwin to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To J. D. Hooker   22 December [1865]

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Is working one hour a day now, on illegitimate seedlings of Lythrum and Primula.

Begins to doubt John Scott’s accuracy about primrose and cowslip.

Does JDH believe in Karsten’s denial of parthenogenesis of Coelebogyne?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Dec [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 278, 278b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4953

Matches: 4 hits

  • … text is reproduced in Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix III.  CD became a fellow in 1878 ( …
  • … November [1862] , and letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ). Coelebogyne ilicifolia …
  • … of hothouse plants (see Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix VI). See letter from J.  D.   …
  • … in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to the secretary, Royal Prussian Academy of …

To J. D. Hooker   7 January [1865]

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Has finished long paper on "Climbing plants". Prefers sending it to Linnean Society if Bentham does not think it too long.

For New Zealand flora [1864–7] CD suggests JDH count plants with irregular corollas and compare with England.

Does not quite agree about Reader.

Is Tyndall author of piece on spiritualism?

CD’s illness diagnosed as "suppressed gout".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 257a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4742

Matches: 4 hits

  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  11, letter to M.  T.  Masters, 6 April [1863]. See …
  • … dated 15 March 1865 records a payment of £5 11 s. to ‘Norman for copying Science’. For CD’ …
  • … Zealand government (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 January  …
  • … Brinton in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11). In his own notes on his symptoms, CD …
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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

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

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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…

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…

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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

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,…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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

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  • … 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

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…

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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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