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To A. R. Wallace [12–17] March [1867]

Summary

Asks to be kept informed on gaudy caterpillars.

Problems of his work on man; scope and role of sexual selection.

Indulgence of interest in expression is simply a "hobby-horse". Will see whether he can get queries inserted in an Indian newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [12–17] Mar [1867]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 46434 ff. 80–83v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5440

Matches: 10 hits

  • … that Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood and Georgina Tollet were visiting from 11 to 21 March 1867. …
  • … letter and the letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . The end of the date range is …
  • … below). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . The other letter from Wallace …
  • … and n.  15). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  4. CD often dictated …
  • … See Browne and Messenger 2003. See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  7. …
  • … See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] ; Wallace had asked whether CD’s work on …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  2. …
  • … See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . CD made notes on human expression as …
  • … 9, 144, and Hartley 2001. In his letter of 11 March [1867], Wallace suggested that CD send …
  • … newspapers. See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  6. CD refers to …

From J. V. Carus   11 September 1867

Summary

JVC is having difficulty in translating the names of dogs [in Variation]. Also asks CD for help with names of pigeons.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5625

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   11 September 1867 …
  • … DAR 161: 60 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 11 Sept 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 39, Elsterstrasse, | Leipzig, Septbr.  11 th . 1867 My dear Sir, You had kindly ordered Mr …
  • … to be published in November 1867 (see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 11 April [1867] ). …
  • … In the only extant letter to Carus between 11 April …
  • … and 11 September, CD mentioned he had not yet received any clean proof-sheets (see letter …

To George Warington   11 October [1867]

Summary

Thanks recipient for the pamphlet, but he had already procured the Transactions.

Does not think that his views on Origin bear in any way on the question whether some one organic being was originally created by God, or appeared spontaneously through the action of natural laws.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Warington
Date:  11 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (15 November 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5646F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To George Warington   11 October [1867] …
  • … dealers) (15 November 2017) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Oct [1867] George Warington …

From J. J. Moulinié   11 October 1867

Summary

Has received more Variation sheets; some are missing. In a few days the first six chapters of the French translation will be printed.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 268
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5646

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  J.  Moulinié   11 October 1867 …
  • … Jean Jacques Moulinié Institut National Genevois, Geneva 11 Oct 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Institut National | Genevois | Genève, le 11 October 186 7 Dear Sir, I just receive your …

From Eduard Koch   11 December 1867

Summary

He is sending two copies of vol. 1 of German edition of Variation. Thanks CD for rights to translate future works. Carus has begun translation of second volume. Asks when English edition will appear.

Author:  Eduard Koch; E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5726

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Eduard Koch    11 December 1867 …
  • … Koch E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung Stuttgart 11 Dec 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Verehrung | E.  Schweizerbart’sche Verlagshdg | Eduard Koch Stuttgart den 11 Dez.  1867 …
  • … and admiration | E.  Schweizerbart’sche Verlagshdg | Eduard Koch Stuttgart 11 Dec.  1867 …

To J. V. Carus   11 April [1867]

Summary

CD is delighted that JVC will undertake translation of Variation.

Agrees with JVC’s opinion of Haeckel’s book [Generelle Morphologie (1866)]. CD believes it is bad policy for Haeckel to speak so positively about a disputed theory [i.e., CD’s] and particularly regrets the severity of EH’s criticisms of other authors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Sammlung Darmstaedter (Carus 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5498

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   11 April [1867] …
  • … Darmstaedter (Carus 4) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Apr [1867] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … a letter to his brother, Hermann Müller, of 11 February 1867 (Möller ed.  1915–21, 2: 115– …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Ap 11 My dear Sir First for my own book: I am quite …

To William Turner   11 February [1867]

Summary

Thanks WT for information.

Will not include chapter on man in Variation but plans separate essay in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  11 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5398

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To William Turner   11 February [1867] …
  • … DAR 148: 155 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Feb [1867] William Turner …
  • … Down. Feb.  11, My dear Sir I write to ask no more questions, but merely to thank you …

From W. S. Dallas   11 December 1867

Summary

Regrets that the remarks in his letter [5712] seemed to CD to be criticisms. Nothing was further from his intention. He is working hard. "The subjects often seem to elude the Index-maker."

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5725

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  S.  Dallas   11 December 1867 …
  • … 7 William Sweetland Dallas Yorks. Philos. Soc. , York 11 Dec 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Yorkshire Philosophical Society | York 11 th . Dec r . 1867 My dear Sir I write to …

From J. V. Carus   11 November 1867

Summary

Is not writing prospectus [of Variation] – merely sketch of contents and tenor of first volume for advertisement to booksellers.

Questions on details for the translation.

Publisher anxious to get volume out.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5676

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   11 November 1867 …
  • … DAR 161: 65 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 11 Nov 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Leipzig Nov.  11 th . | 1867 My dear Sir, I should be very sorry if you should think that …

From J. V. Carus   11 February 1867

Summary

Sends CD an English translation of his preface to the revised German edition of Origin and asks his opinion of it.

Asks CD where he might get a specimen of Eozoon.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 55, 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5397

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   11 February 1867 …
  • … DAR 161: 55, 57 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 11 Feb 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to Charles Lyell, 25 March [1865] , n.  11, and Burkhardt 1988, pp.  43–5). See also …
  • … 39, Elstertrasse, Leipzig. Feb ry 11. 1867 My dear Sir, I hereby send you the preface ( …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   11 January 1867

Summary

Has given CD’s queries about expression to W. H. Stirling. Thomas Bridges, the catechist, had previously answered some questions incompletely [see 2643]; BJS forwards them [see Expression].

BJS answers CD’s query about when some calves show their adult colour.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5357

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Bartholomew James Sulivan   11 January 1867 …
  • … DAR 177: 288 Bartholomew James Sulivan Bournemouth 11 Jan 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bournemouth Jany.  11 | 67. My dear Darwin I went to Southampton to see M r . Stirling …

To B. J. Sulivan   15 January [1867]

Summary

Thanks BJS for W. H. Stirling’s answers [to queries about expression]

and for information on cattle and breeding of dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5365

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 1: 39. See letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 11 January 1867 and nn.  4 and 5. CD refers …
  • … to William Erasmus Darwin; see letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 11 January 1867 and n.  6. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 11 January 1867. …
  • … In his letter of 11 January 1867, Sulivan enclosed responses from Thomas Bridges regarding …
  • … this volume, letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 11 January 1867 and nn.  2 and 3. The latest …

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   11 December 1867

Summary

Would like to come to Down on 20th or 21st.

Woolner is unwell.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5724

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin   11 December 1867 …
  • … DAR 102: 185 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 11 Dec 1867 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin …

From A. R. Wallace   11 March [1867]

Summary

ARW responds to CD’s list of queries about expression. Suggests acquiring informants through publishing the queries in newspapers. His doubts about their importance.

Has submitted caterpillar question to Entomological Society.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B24, B45; DAR 82: A22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5437

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   11 March [1867] …
  • … Alfred Russel Wallace London, St Mark’s Crescent, 9 11 Mar [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … A.  R.  Wallace, 25 January [1859] and n.  11). ‘Struggle for existence’ is the title of …
  • … pp.  25–7. See letter from H.  W.  Bates, 11 March 1867 and n.  9. Wallace refers to the …

From Charles Kingsley   11 December 1867

Summary

CK is drawn into discussions of Darwinism everywhere in Cambridge. The climate has changed in the past three years: the younger M.A.s are greedy to know more and the criticism of the older Fellows has a new tone.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5730

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Charles Kingsley   11 December 1867 …
  • … DAR 169: 38 Charles Kingsley Trinity Lodge, Cambridge 11 Dec 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …

To J. V. Carus   14 November [1867]

Summary

Sends revision of vol. 1 [of Variation]. Advance sale at auction sold 1200 copies, to CD’s great surprise. Publication delayed by index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  14 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Sammlung Darmstaedter
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5678

Matches: 4 hits

  • … sale in 1867. See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 11 November 1867  and n.  4. The word ‘gean’ …
  • … is of Romance origin ( OED ). See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 11 November 1867  and n.  3. …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 11 November 1867 . CD refers to the first volume …
  • … Friedrich Koch. See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 11 November 1867  and n.  5. The index was …

From Henry Walter Bates   11 March 1867

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Summary

Sexual ornamentation of insects: coloration of Epicalia genus [of tropical S. American butterflies];

horned genera of lamellicorn beetles [see Descent 1: 370, 388].

Wallace brought CD’s question about gay-coloured caterpillars before the Entomological Society. Members now seeking explanations.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 82: A36–9, A46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5438

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Henry Walter Bates   11 March 1867 …
  • … DAR 82: A36–9, A46–7 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 11 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W. March 11 1867 My dear M r Darwin I promised when you …

To Fritz Müller   22 February [1867]

Summary

Observations on orchid self-sterility.

Wants information on characters that may have originated through sexual selection in lower animals.

Encloses queries on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  22 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5410

Matches: 7 hits

  • … of fungal threads on the pollen masses of Bletia (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from …
  • … John Scott, [1–11] April [1863] ). In Variation 2: 134, CD noted that the discoloration …
  • … this volume, letter from B.  J.  Sulivan, 11 January 1867 and n.  3). For more on CD’s …
  • … expiration something like incipient vomiting? (11) Is extreme fear expressed in the same …
  • … in Trinidad (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from H.  F.  Hance, 10 May 1863, and …
  • … see, respectively, Correspondence vol.  11, and Correspondence vol.  12, letter to A.   …
  • … in Variation (see letter to William Turner, 11 February [1867] ). Ultimately, he published …

From Ferdinand von Mueller   8 October 1867

Summary

Forwards answers from Charles Walter to some of CD’s queries about expression.

Author:  Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) von Mueller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1867
Classmark:  DAR 181: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5626

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 181: 11 Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) von Mueller unstated 8 Oct 1867 Charles …
  • … Melbourne Top of letter : ‘Australia’; ‘11’ brown crayon End of letter : ‘Charles Walter | …

To J. V. Carus   10 October [1867]

Summary

Sends a corrected revise to replace a sheet which has been lost in the mail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  10 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Sammlung Darmstaedter (Carus 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5645

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky. See also letter from J.  J.  Moulinié, 11 October 1867 . …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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

Matches: 8 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

Summary

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

Matches: 7 hits

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

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

Matches: 8 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

Summary

At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

Matches: 11 hits

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

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

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

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

Summary

In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

Matches: 16 hits

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

Race, Civilization, and Progress

Summary

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

Matches: 4 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

Matches: 4 hits

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

Charles Harrison Blackley

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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

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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

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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

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

Have you read the one about....

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

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

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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

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

Darwin’s observations on his children

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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

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