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From W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]

Summary

Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877] …
  • … DAR 210.5: 14 William Erasmus Darwin unstated [12 July 1877] [19 July 1877] Charles Robert …
  • … letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 12 November [1876] (DAR 239.23: 1.52)). He has …
  • … written on the first Thursday, which leaves 12 and 19 July. William was probably helping …

From W. E. Darwin   12 May [1864]

Summary

Observations on style length of 150 flowers of Pulmonaria [angustifolia]. [See Forms of flowers, p. 105.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4492

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   12 May [1864] …
  • … DAR 110: A66–7 William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 12 May [1864] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of anthers’ pencil Top of enclosure : ‘May 12 th ’ pencil Enclosure, verso : ‘Shape & size …
  • … Southampton May 12. My Dear Father, At last I have finished the Pulmonaria. I went over …

From W. E. Darwin   12 July 1869

Summary

Bees visiting Epipactis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6826

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   12 July 1869 …
  • … DAR 162: 101 William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 12 July 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bank, Southampton, July 12 186 9 My dear Father, I send some Epipactis by post. I have not …

From W. E. Darwin   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses partnership in bank and whether Atherley would like to retire.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4035F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin   12 March [1863] …
  • … Family Papers (DAR 275: 14) William Erasmus Darwin 12 Mar [1863] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bank March 12. My Dear Father, I had a talk with M r Atherley today before he went off. it …

From W. E. Darwin   12 February [1862]

Summary

Discusses his new microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3443F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin   12 February [1862] …
  • … DAR 275: 1) William Erasmus Darwin Bank, Southampton 12 Feb [1862] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bank Feb 12 th . My Dear Father, I have not only ordered the microscope, but I now have it …

From W. E. Darwin   [18 June 1866]

Summary

Sends some specimens of three kinds of buckthorn.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5109

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Abor d ] | abort [ ovules ] | 1 2 [ fms ] ’ red crayon Verso : ‘barely 12 7000 [ altho …
  • … looks ] beautifully [ impressive ] | 12 7000 …
  • … or 12–13/7000 middle sp p’ pencil …

From W. E. Darwin   18 June [1864]

Summary

Doesn't think will be able to find Buckthorn. Sends reference from Revue de Deux Mondes. Is settled at the Bank.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June [1864]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4538F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, and W. E. Darwin to Thomas Salt, 12 April 1864 ). Corydalis claviculata , a …
  • … a copy in May 1864 (see Correspondence vol. 12, letter from A. R. Wallace, 10 May 1864 and …
  • … 19 May 1864 (see Correspondence vol. 12, frontispiece and letter from W. E. Darwin, [19 …
  • … stylar forms (see Correspondence vol. 12, letter from H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [18 …

From W. E. Darwin   22 April [1863]

Summary

Sent off Corydalis. Observations on Corydalis pistils.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 12) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 22 Apr [1863] …

From W. E. Darwin   18 May [1864]

Summary

Sends Pulmonaria anthers, with measurements of styles and pollen counts.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A83–6, A94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4500

Matches: 3 hits

  • … for example, letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 12 May [1864] and n.  2). Lyndhurst is a village …
  • … letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 6 May 1864  and 12 May [1864]). CD had then asked William to …
  • … p.  107). See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 12 May [1864] and n.  8. See letter from Emma …

From W. E. Darwin   [9 November 1879]

Summary

Sends CD petition from Olmstead and asks him to forward it around to get good signatures.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 74), Gardner 1880, pp. 31–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter from Emma Darwin to M. C. Stanley, 12 November [1879] . …
  • … In 1879, the Sunday before 12 November was 9 November. In October 1879, Frederick Law …
  • … See letter from Emma Darwin to M. C. Stanley, 12 November [1879] . Thomas Henry Huxley , …

From W. E. Darwin   6 May 1864

Summary

Diagrams of short- and long-styled Pulmonaria under magnification.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … were ‘more or less bilobed’ (see letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 12 May [1864] , and n.  7). …
  • … sketches of anthers with his letter of 12 May [1864] ; he sent sketches of anthers in the …

From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1866]

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Describes the floral structure of broom, particularly the form of the varying anthers. Encloses drawings of anthers and pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B52, 66–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3144

Matches: 3 hits

  • … camera lucida (see Correspondence vols.  10–12). See enclosures 2, 3, and 4. See enclosure …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  12, letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 14 April [1864] , …
  • … of CD in spring 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, frontispiece, and letter from W.  E.   …

From W. E. Darwin   13 [December 1878]

Summary

Surprised and delighted by Mr Rich’s bequest as it will greatly increase his income. Intends to leave money to the Royal Society to contribute to science. Houses in London are a good investment even in times that are nervous for bankers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [Dec 1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11790F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 1878 . See letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 12 December [1878] . Rich had bequeathed properties …
  • … his will ( The Times , 2 November 1914, p. 12). Sara Darwin was William Darwin’s wife. See …

From W. E. Darwin   14 June [1862]

Summary

WED’s travel plans; an insect he has observed on Orchis maculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3604F

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  • … staying with William in Southampton from 3 to 12 June 1862. Leonard Darwin , known as …
  • … in the family, was sent home from school on 12 June because he had scarlet fever. ( Emma …

From W. E. Darwin   [April–May 1865]

Summary

Sends camera outlines of pollen. Thinks the red longstyled ones are more sterile than the yellow.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4506F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Reed ( Correspondence vol. 11, letter from G. V. Reed, 12 January 1863 and nn. 2 and 3). …
  • … stylar forms (see Correpondence vol. 12, letter from H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [18 May …

From William Erasmus Darwin   [January 1869]

Summary

A list of investments presumably belonging to CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 6 (EH 88206193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Gr. Northern 62 . 2 . 7 Great Eastern 87 . 12 . 4 Midland 8 . 16 . 3 Monmouth 54 . 9 . 7 …

From William Erasmus Darwin   [late February–May 1865]

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[Outline sketches of pollen from short-styled yellow primrose and from long-styled yellow and red primroses.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Feb–May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 89a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4729

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 108: 83–89a and Correspondence vol.  12, letters and memoranda from W.  E.  Darwin, [ …
  • … July – 2 August 1863] , Correspondence vol.  12, letter from John Scott, 16 May [1864] , …

From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879

Summary

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [6 January 1879] and [12 January 1879] (DAR 219.9: 188, 189)). …

From William Erasmus Darwin   [15 March 1864]

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Has drawn all three forms of primroses CD sent "with same result". Has found no pink variety with middle style.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 85, 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4416

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of what are probably the earlier sketches (12 March 1864) was 15 March. The reference is …
  • … are probably those in DAR 108: 88, dated 12 March 1864. These are of pollen from short- …

From W. E. Darwin   14 July 1862

Summary

Sends observations on Valeriana officinalis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 23, 41–2, 81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3657

Matches: 1 hit

  • … sent home from school with scarlet fever on 12 June 1862 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)); …
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Lost in translation: From Auguste Forel, 12 November 1874

Summary

You receive a gift from your scientific hero Charles Darwin. It is a book that contains sections on your favourite topic—ants. If only you had paid attention when your mother tried to teach you English you might be able to read it. But you didn’t, and you…

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  • … barely understand a word. Writing in French on 12 November 1874 to thank Darwin for the …

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, 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 …

1.2 George Richmond, marriage portrait

Summary

< Back to Introduction Few likenesses of Darwin in his youth survive, although more may once have existed. In a letter of 1873 an old Shrewsbury friend, Arthur Mostyn Owen, offered to send Darwin a watercolour sketch of him, painted many years…

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  • … < Back to Introduction Few likenesses of Darwin in his youth survive, although more …

Darwin in letters, 1881: Old friends and new admirers

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In May 1881, Darwin, one of the best-known celebrities in England if not the world, began writing about all the eminent men he had met. He embarked on this task, which formed an addition to his autobiography, because he had nothing else to do. He had…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … made a small omission ’. Stephen’s reply on 12 January was flattering, reassuring, and …
  • … books being ‘a game of chance’ ( letter to R. F. Cooke, 12 April 1881 ). On 18 May he described …
  • … Darwin had difficulty in obtaining mature plants. On 12 April, he reported to Müller , ‘I have …
  • … to make me happy & contented,’ he told Wallace on 12 July , ‘but life has become very …
  • … fight’ (letters to J. D. Hooker, 6 August 1881 and 12 August 1881 ). Darwin may have …
  • … else’s judgment on the subject ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 July 1881 ). However, some requests …

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

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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

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

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 …

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, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘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 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…

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 …

Diagrams and drawings in letters

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Over 850 illustrations from the printed volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin have been added to the online transcripts of the letters. The contents include maps, diagrams, drawings, sketches and photographs, covering geological, botanical,…

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  • … Rubiaceae  with enclosures containing bud samples,  12 May 1878 G. H. Darwin's …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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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…

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  • … ( 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 …

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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  • … speak of their own original researches’. He then added: 12 Very many other parts …
  • … was ‘unintentional’ ([Lubbock] 1863b, p. 214). 12. Letter from Hugh Falconer to John …
  • … Gesellschaft in Zürich  9 (1853–6): 65–100; 12 (1857–8): 111–56; 13 (1858–63): i–x; 14 (1858–63): 1 …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … ( 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 …

Cross and self fertilisation

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The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom, published on 10 November 1876, was the result of a decade-long project to provide evidence for Darwin’s belief that ‘‘Nature thus tells us, in the most emphatic manner, that she abhors…

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  • … offspring of English fertile plants’ ( To Fritz Müller, 12 May 1870 ). From a fairly early …
  • … if the book had not yet been released ( From Asa Gray, 12 October 1876 ). Darwin sent the sheets, …
  • … as being as faultless as your temper’ ( From Asa Gray, 12 November 1876 ). The book was …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Darwin's daughter Henrietta kept a diary for a few momentous weeks in 1871. This was the year in which Descent of Man, the most controversial of her father's books after Origin itself, appeared, a book which she had helped him write. The small…

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  • … my telegram & I feared so to find from G. Lushingtons. 12 I think he  must  care—it can …
  • … parable of the talents see Matt. 25: 14–30. 12 Godfrey Lushington and Beatrice Ann …

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

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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

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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…

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  • … 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 …
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