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To T. H. Huxley   [after 12 January 1875]

Summary

CD has written to Mivart to say that he will never hold any communication with him in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 12 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9813

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   [after 12 January 1875] …
  • … DAR 145: 276 Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 12 Jan 1875] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … letter and the letter to St G.  J.  Mivart, 12 January 1875 . CD had written to St George …
  • … Darwin’s views condoned immorality; see the letter to St G.  J.  Mivart, 12 January 1875 . …

To T. H. Huxley   12 March [1869]

Summary

Apologises for passing on what he agrees were offensive remarks in V. Lushington’s letter. Has told VL he had no right to make them. Asks THH to make allowance for red-hot disciples defending the master.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 264)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6658

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 March [1869] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 264) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1869] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … March 1869  and n.  1. See letter to Vernon Lushington, [12 March 1869] . Auguste Comte. …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Mar 12. My dear Huxley I read Lushington’s letter in a …

To T. H. Huxley   12 November [1875]

Summary

Thanks for Elementary biology [1875]. Wishes he had had a course like it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 324)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10256

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 November [1875] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 324) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Nov [1875] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Nov 12 th My dear Huxley Many thanks for your Biology …

To T. H. Huxley   12 June [1867]

Summary

Asks THH to think about a better name for "Pangenesis"; suggests "Cytarrogenesis" or "Atomogenesis", but still prefers vaguer "Pangenesis".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 June [1867]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 235)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5568

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 June [1867] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 235) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 June [1867] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … vol.  13, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] ). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 27  …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. June 12 th My dear Huxley We come up on Saturday 15 th for a …

To T. H. Huxley   [before 12 November 1857]

Summary

Glad THH has taken up aphid question versus Owen ["On the agamic reproduction and morphology of Aphis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1858): 193–236].

Fertilisation and inheritance discussed. Speculates that fertilisation may be a mixture rather than a fusion. Can understand in no other way why crossed forms tend to go back to ancestral forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [before 12 Nov 1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2166

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To T.  H. Huxley   [before 12 November 1857] …
  • … Huxley 5: 58) Charles Robert Darwin Moor Park [before 12 Nov 1857] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … 5 November 1857 and returned to Down on 12 November (‘Journal’; see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … natural history. Medical Times & Gazette n.s. 12: 429–32, 481–4, 507–11, 563–7, 618–23; …
  • … in the aphid in T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 12: 482, in which he had strongly criticised …

To T. H. Huxley   12 January 1882

Summary

Thanks for Science and culture [1881].

Refers to "Automatism" ["On the hypothesis that animals are automata"], wishing THH could review himself and answer himself and thus go on ad infinitum to the joy and instruction of the world.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 370)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13612

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 January 1882 …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 370) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Jan 1882 Thomas Henry Huxley …

To T. H. Huxley   12 July [1865]

Summary

Thanks THH for reading Pangenesis MS. Will read Buffon and Bonnet (as he does not want to republish their views) and will try to persuade himself not to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 July [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 219)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4870

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 July [1865] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 219) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1865] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … Down Bromley | Kent July 12 My dear Huxley I thank you most sincerely for having so …
  • … on the subject, see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 10 May 1864 , …

To T. H. Huxley   8 March [1859]

Summary

Sends THH questions about "serial homologies" and "vegetative repetition" in Mollusca and Radiata.

Abstract volume [Origin] nearly completed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  8 Mar [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2425

Matches: 3 hits

  • … H. Huxley, [9–12 March 1859] . …
  • … s queries. See letter from T.  H. Huxley, [9–12 March 1859] . Richard Owen discussed the ‘ …
  • … on p.  641. See letter from T.  H. Huxley, [9–12 March 1859] . See letter from T.   …

To T. H. Huxley   4 October [1865]

Summary

Has done nothing since 1 May. Slowly getting better under Bence Jones’s diet.

The Reader has been sold – would regret its failure as a newspaper for general science.

Pangenesis is recovering from shock it received from THH’s criticism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 223)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4909

Matches: 5 hits

  • … letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1865] and n.  12; see also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 27 [or …
  • … however, see the letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] and [17 July 1865] , and the …
  • … the company (see also Correspondence vol.  12, letter to John Lubbock 19 November [1864]). …
  • … highly (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Roland Trimen, 13 May 1864 ). …
  • … The last issue of the Reader appeared on 12 January 1867 (Sullivan ed.  1984, p.  349). CD …

To T. H. Huxley   [13–21 September 1868]

Summary

Sends a page to be sent on to Charles William Nunn.

Offers sympathy for the illness of THH’s son, Henry (Harry) Huxley.

Wishes he could have attended the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Norwich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [13–21 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … this letter, the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868 , and the letter from C.   …
  • … out of it (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868  and n.  1). For the content …
  • … Hooker, 25 September 1868 . In his letter of 12 September 1868 , Huxley had mentioned an …
  • … Huxley. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868 . CD refers to Joseph Dalton …

To T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1863]

Summary

On six-fingered men: suspects increase confined to metacarpals and digits. Has asked James Paget to look it up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [8 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3973

Matches: 3 hits

  • … was 8 February. CD was preparing a section on polydactylism for chapter 12 of Variation ( …
  • … Variation 2: 12–18). See also n.  3, below, and the letter to J.  J.  Briggs, 2 February [ …
  • … Dobell, 16 February [1863]. In Variation 2: 12 n.  26, CD stated: ‘Vrolik has discussed …

To T. H. Huxley   28 December [1862]

Summary

Returns Kingsley’s letter [see ML 1: 225 n.].

Lectures [to working men] would do good if widely circulated.

On sterility, they differ so much there is no use arguing. To get the degree of sterility THH expects in recently formed varieties seems to CD simply hopeless. Has suggested a test experiment to Tegetmeier [two fertile birds paired and unproductive].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 189, 19: 209–12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3878

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 189, 19: 209–12) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Dec [1862] …

To T. H. Huxley   9 July [1869]

Summary

Haeckel wants British specimens of calcareous sponges. Can THH tell him to whom he can apply?

Health not improving – cannot climb even a hill.

Has heard THH’s article on Comte ["Scientific aspects of Positivism", Lay sermons (1870)] is a splendid success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 July [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 271)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6823

Matches: 1 hit

  • … See letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 March 1869 and 12 March [1869], and letter from T.  H.   …

To T. H. Huxley   11 August [1878]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Sarah Wedgwood, and her family from 7 to 12 August (see also n. 6, below). Huxley’s …
  • … various aspects of plant physiology. From 12 to 15 August, the Darwins stayed at Abinger …

To T. H. Huxley   28 June 1881

Summary

CD has offered Ernst Haeckel £100 but does not know where to get further aid. Sorry to hear about Du Bois-Reymond, but is not in the least surprised about R. Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 145: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13226

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Haeckel and du Bois-Reymond: rival German Darwinists. Theory in Biosciences 138: 105–12. …

To T. H. Huxley   10 December [1875]

Summary

Is coming to London. Will call on THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 325)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10292

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Emma Darwin visited Huxley on Sunday 12 December 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …

To T. H. Huxley   22 October [1861]

Summary

Mr Campbell (recommended by H. Spencer) would be a treasure but doubts any man has patience to experiment at another’s suggestion.

Jocular comments about THH’s audacity in doubting Catasetum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 177)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3293

Matches: 1 hit

  • … for Orchids (see letters to W.  E.  Darwin, 12 October [1861] , and to John Murray, [21  …

To T. H. Huxley   16 February [1863]

Summary

It is not carpal or tarsal bones that are increased [in six-fingered men] but generally only the digits and metacarpals.

Pectoral fins of fish and sharks.

Asks THH to check P. M. Roget’s statement that there is a rudiment of a sixth digit in frogs.

[P.S. missing from original.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3987

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CD was collecting information on polydactylism for chapter 12 of Variation ( …
  • … see Variation 2: 12–14; see also letter to J.  J.  Briggs, 2 February [1863], and letter …

To T. H. Huxley   1 July [1856]

Summary

Asks for information on geographical distribution of ascidians; are any closely allied species or genera found in north and south temperate zones that do not have representatives in the tropics?

Answers some questions on [cirripede] antennae.

If THH ever sees a tree washed ashore, will he observe whether any earth is embedded between roots?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 July [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 175, 37–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1914

Matches: 2 hits

  • … natural history. Medical Times & Gazette n.s. 12: 429–32, 481–4, 507–11, 563–7, 618–23; …
  • … one another. ’ ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 12: 623). See letters to T.  H. Huxley, 27 May [ …

To T. H. Huxley   26 September [1857]

Summary

Agassiz’s superficiality and wretched reasoning powers. But he stirred up Europe on glaciers. Lyell has been working on their effects – testing work of others.

CD believes "Natural Systems" ought to be simply genealogical. "Time will come when we shall have true genealogical trees of each great kingdom of nature."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  26 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2143

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of Orthoptera in Annal. du Museum. Tom. 12, 14, & 17. Audouin & Brullé in Hist. Nat. Ins. …
  • … Annal. des Sc. Nat. 3 d . series. Zoolog. Tom. 12 th & 13 th , has written good paper on …
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Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

Summary

Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

Matches: 12 hits

  • … Seventy years old Darwin’s seventieth birthday on 12 February was a cause for international …
  • … and good as could be’ ( letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ). The masters of …
  • … ). The botanist and schoolteacher Hermann Müller wrote on 12 February to wish Darwin a ‘long and …
  • … well, and with little fatigue’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 , and letter from Leonard …
  • … ever about life of D r . D’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] ). It was little …
  • … Thiselton-Dyer, 5 June 1879 , and letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 ). Darwin’s final task …
  • … inn ‘ very comfortable’, but told Leonard Darwin on 12 August that there were ‘too many human …
  • … not to have come up when the Darwins lunched with him on 12 August (Darwin’s ‘Journal’). Nor did …
  • … the world. At the end of the year he was awarded a prize of 12,000 francs by the Turin Academy of …
  • … which greatly pleased Darwin ( letter from Grant Allen, 12 February 1879 ). One of Allen’s targets …
  • … engagement being made public ( letter from T. H. Farrer, 12 October 1879 ). Darwin’s response not …
  • … accurate in its treatment’ ( letter from Francis Galton, 12 November 1879 ). The comment that …

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: 11 hits

  • … (letters from George Cupples, 21 February 1874 and 12 March 1874 ); the material was …
  • … the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii; letters from T. N. Staley, 12 February 1874 and 20 February 1874 …
  • …  was published in November 1874 ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Though containing …
  • … print runs would be very good ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Darwin's …
  • … Review & in the same type’  ( letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). George’s letter …
  • … he finally wrote a polite, very formal letter to Mivart on 12 January 1875 , refusing to hold any …
  • … & snugness’ ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ).   More …
  • … vicar of Deptford ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ), but to her …
  • … mechanism that Darwin agreed with ( letter to F. J. Cohn, 12 October 1874 ). Darwin’s American …
  • … bank with enormous tips to his ears ( letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874 ). The Manchester …
  • … excellent, & as clear as light’ ( letter to John Tyndall, 12 August [1874] ). Hooker …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

Summary

Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … which I ought to have observed” ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ).  Drosera  was the …
  • … on it—root leaf & branch!” ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 12 January 1873 ). Darwin found …
  • … of November 1872 and sold quickly. He wrote to Hooker on 12 January [1873] , “Did I ever boast to …

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: 6 hits

  • … Hooker: ‘he is no common man’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] ). Two sexual …
  • … of the year, he wrote to Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] ): ‘my notions on …
  • … least 3 classes of dimorphism’ ( letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April 1862] ), and experimenting to …
  • … passed so miserable a nine months’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 12 September [1862] ). A family …
  • … ‘Botany is a new subject to me’ ( letter to John Scott, 12 November [1862] ), but, impressed by …
  • … into Tyndall’s ears’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10–12 November [1862] ). Another of Darwin’s …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

Summary

‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … than insectivorous plants. As he confessed to Hooker on 12 December , ‘I have not felt so angry …
  • … from his family, he sent a curt note to Mivart on 12 January , breaking off all future …
  • … of a bill that was presented to the House of Commons on 12 May, one week after a rival bill based on …
  • … The author, Fritz Schultze, contacted Darwin himself on 12 June , describing the aims of his book …
  • … scientific Socy. has done in my time,’ he told Hooker on 12 December . ‘I wish that I knew what …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] and n. 13). Initially, …
  • … Stove [that is, cool hothouse]’ ( Correspondence  vol. 12, letter to J. D. Hooker, 26[–7] March …
  • … of different temperatures’ (letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March [1869] ,  Calendar  no. 6661) …
  • … 100 yards’ to the greenhouses ( Correspondence  vol. 12, letter to J. D. Hooker, [25 January …
  • … in mid-February (see letter from L. C. Treviranus, 12 February 1863 ). The second list is …
  • …       Anoectochilus argenteus  12 5 s . …
  • … punctatum. 11.  Mormodes aurantiaca 12.  ‘Anoectochilus argenteus 5 s .’ deleted in …
  • …     Bolbophyllum barbigerum 12  major     …
  • …  Ampelidae. 11.  Alloplectus chrysanthus. 12.  Bulbophyllum barbigerum. 13. …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … on his sixty-ninth birthday ( letter to Ernst Haeckel, 12 February [1878] ), Darwin reflected that …
  • … ( letter to Francis Darwin, 17 July [1878] ). On 12 September , Darwin wrote: ‘Bernard is as …
  • … The Swiss botanist Arnold Dodel-Port announced on 12 June 1878 the first issue of an atlas with …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

Summary

At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … ( Correspondence  vol. 16, letter to W. D. Fox, 12 December [1868] ). He may have resented the …
  • … he had studied in the early 1860s ( letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). This research …

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: 4 hits

  • … Haast, J.F.J. von 12 May - 2 June 1867 Christchurch, …
  • … Hagenauer, F.A. [12 Sept 1867] Lake Wellington, …
  • … Wedgwood, Sarah E to ED [30 March-12 April 1868] …
  • … Wilson, Samuel 12 Nov 1867 Longerenong, Wimmera, …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

Summary

Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … ( Correspondence  vol. 3, letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] ). In the event, the …
  • … a young Balanus in this illformed little monster? Fig 12.— . . . It is manifest this curious little …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

Summary

In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … selection might work in nature ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 10 ). He was …
  • … first made in a letter written by Lyell from London on 1–2 May 1856. Darwin took the suggestion …
  • … whole Lamarckian doctrine.’ ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 7 ). The excitement and …

Darwin & Glen Roy

Summary

Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Lyell, [9 March 1841] To Charles Lyell, [12? March 1841] To William Fitton, …
  • … Chambers, 11 September 1847 To J.D. Hooker, [12? September 1847] To David …

German and Dutch photograph albums

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Darwin Day 2018: To celebrate Darwin's 209th birthday, we present two lavishly produced albums of portrait photographs which Darwin received from continental admirers 141 years ago. These unusual gifts from Germany and the Netherlands are made…

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  • … their generous sympathy. ( Letter to A. A. van Bemmelen, 12 February 1877 )  View the …

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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  • … price at 7 s.  6 d.  ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 February 1872 ). Always closely …
  • … turn into an old honest Tory’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 July [1872] ). Darwin and …

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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  • … he had ‘gained nothing’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). poor miserable …
  • … Natural History Review  ( see letter to H. W. Bates, 12 January [1863] ). Darwin added Bates’s …
  • … Society ( see letter from Edward Sabine to John Phillips, 12 November 1863 ). Characteristically, …
  • … also encouraged him to write ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). In this paper, Scott …
  • … to capture his attention ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). Additionally, Darwin …
  • … Huxley, 25 February 1863 , and letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). Emma was a …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil …
  • … the scientific world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) Familiar …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … he may wish to give up the task’ ( letter to Carl Vogt, 12 April [1867] ). Darwin need not …
  • … remarks on expression”’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, [12–17] March [1867] ). Darwin’s doggedness in …
  • … had drawn a better sphynx’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] ). Darwin referred …
  • … rich from the nonsense talked’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] ). …
  • … truth of his own conclusions’ ( letter to Ernst Haeckel, 12 April [1867] ). All quiet on …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … read There appears to be good art. on Entozore 12  by Owen in Encyclop. of Anat. & …
  • … all Vols. Marshall’s Rural Economy of Yorkshire, 12 s  [Marshall 1788]—— often quoted by …
  • … Palaces. Fourth Edition with Woodcuts. 2 vols. fcap. 8vo., 12 s . 30  [Jesse 1838] …
  • … Animals (Deer, Antelopes, &c.) [Jardine 1835–6] 12. Ruminating Animals (Goats, Sheep, …
  • … et Culture. 4to. Avec 10 planches. Amsterdam, 1768. 12 s . 41  Bailliére [Saint-Simon] 1768] …
  • … of  Vertebrate  animals 54 folio Plates. Maclise 2”12.6. [Maclise 1847] good for woodcuts. (Roy. …
  • … Malthus on Population [Malthus 1826] Oct 12 th  W. Earle’s 60  Eastern Seas [Earl 1837]. …
  • …  vol. 19 Mungo Parks travels [Park 1799] Feb 12 Sir H. Davy consolations in travel [H. …
  • … [G. Dixon ed. 1789]. Voyages skimmed. Coral Theory 12 th  Dampier [Dampier 1697]. 1 st …
  • … references at end of Hallam [Hallam 1837–9]) Feb. 12 th  Charlsworths Journal [ Magazine …
  • … Hour & Man. H. Martineau [H. Martineau 1841] —— 12 Sir S. Romilly’s Memoirs [Romilly 1840 …
  • … Natur-gesichte [Bechstein 1789–95]. d[itt]o March 12 th  Gardener’s Magaz. [ Gardener' …
  • … and Register of Rural &   Domestic Improvement ] 12 Backhouse Narr: of Visit to …
  • … Dict. des Sci. Nat. [A. P. de Candolle 1820] marked 12. Watertons Essays in Nat. Hist. 2 nd …
  • … Oct. Cosmos [A. von Humboldt 1845–8]. Vol. 1 Nov. 12 Martin on the Horse [W. C. L. Martin …
  • … [DAR 119: 17a] 1846 Feb 12 th . Metzger Getreidarten [Metzger 1841] …
  • … 16 Bot. Reports. Ray. Soc. [Ray Society 1846] Nov. 12. Mem. of Geolog. Survey [ Memoirs of …
  • … . 1 Meyens Geography of Plants [Meyen 1846]. —— 12 th  Metzger Kultiverten Kohlarten …
  • … VI.— [DAR 119: 17b] 1846 Feb. 12. 1 & 2 vol. of Wilkinson’s Manner …
  • … Scotts Life [Lockart 1837–8]— read aloud April 12 th . Carlyles Oliver Cromwell [Carlyle …
  • … Despatches Vol I. II. III [Wellesley 1834–9] Dec 12 th  The Emigrant by Sir F. B. Head [F. …
  • … on population [Malthus 1826] (2 d  time) —— 12 Brickell’s Nat. Hist of N. Carolina …
  • … Diseases—2 d . Edit. 1815 [Adams 1815]. May 12 th  Necker. Mem. les Oiseaux de Geneve [L. …
  • … & Forbes, travels in Lycia [Spratt and Forbes 1847] 12 th  Putsche & Vertuch …
  • … latter vols: but so little not worth getting others. 12 Journal of Philosoph. Soc. of …
  • … by H. D. Richardson [H. D. Richardson 1847]. April 12. Arthur Adams. Notes from Journal of …
  • … Statesmen of G III [Brougham 1839–43]. (1 series, 2 vols. 12 mo.) poorish May 31. Evelyn’s …
  • … life of Constable [Leslie 1843] (interesting) —— 12 Autobiography of a Working Man. A …
  • … [ Palaeontographical Society. Monograph Series. ] 12. Sedgwicks Discourse on Study of …
  • … Siege of Vienna [Schimmer 1847].— good Sept 12 th . B. Franklins life by Sparks [Sparks ed. …
  • … 1847] Du loup et de ses ràces ou varietes 8 o . 12. p. 1 Pl. Poitiers 1851. Chez H. Oudin …

All Darwin's letters from 1873 go online for the anniversary of Origin

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To celebrate the 158th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species on 24 November, the full transcripts and footnotes of over 500 letters from and to Charles Darwin in 1873 are now available online. Read about Darwin's life in 1873 through his…

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  • … off, & most of them sold!  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ) …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … “ 11. —Renewal of license. “ 12. —Licensed persons experimenting to be not liable under …
  • … as he would have incurred under the powers of the Act 12 & 13 Victoria, chapter 92, had he …
  • … so offending shall be the same as is provided by the Act 12 & 13 Vic., cap. 92, for the …
  • … to be not liable under Cruelty to Animals Act. 12.—No person holding a licence under …
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