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To ?   12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

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  • … Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin 12 Feb …
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  • … 1881 12 Feb 1882 Down Unidentified …
  • … Down. | Beckenham. Feb 12 Dear Sir, I regret that I cannot give you much assistance, …

From Jacob Heinrich Schmick   12 November 1870

Summary

Sends CD two books outlining a new geological theory. Believes his theory explains the discontinuities in the fossil record.

Author:  Jacob Heinrich Schmick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7368

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  • … Dr.  Schmick, | Professor in the Realschule. Cologne Nov.  12 th 1870. (Trutzenberg 68) …
  • … From Jacob Heinrich Schmick   12 November 1870 …
  • … DAR 177: 55 Jacob Heinrich Schmick Cologne 12 Nov 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Francis Galton   12 May 1870

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Good news: one little rabbit has a white forefoot.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7185

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  • … From Francis Galton   12 May 1870 …
  • … DAR 105: A17–18 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 12 May 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW May 12 1870 My dear Darwin Good rabbit news. ! One of the latest …

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1870]

Summary

Has not heard of Curtis on Dionaea.

Duke of Argyll is clever, but it is a sin to speak of a real old Duke as a "little beggar".

"My theology is a simple muddle: I cannot look at the Universe as the result of blind chance, yet I can see no evidence of beneficent Design."

On spontaneous generation and Bastian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 179–180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7273

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 July [1870] …
  • … DAR 94: 179–180 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1870] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. July 12 th My dear Hooker Two of the kinds of seeds will be …

From Albert Günther   12 April 1870

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Arranges to come to Down with R. A. v. Kölliker.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7164

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  • … From Albert Günther   12 April 1870 …
  • … Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther Surbiton 12 Apr 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …

From J. D. Hooker   12 October 1870

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Bentham has translated Miquel’s Sumatran supplement to his Flora van Nederlandsch Indie. It should be published. What does CD think is best vehicle? Nature is wretched and too ephemeral. What about Popular Science Review?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7343

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 October 1870 …
  • … DAR 103: 60 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 12 Oct 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   12 December [1870]

Summary

Progress on his Russian translation of Descent.

Alexander Kovalevsky is at Tor in Sinai, where C. G. Ehrenberg was in 1827.

Has CD seen Ernst Haeckel’s new book [Biologische Studien (1870–7)]?

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7389

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  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   12 December [1870] …
  • … Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Berlin 12 Dec [1870] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Berlin 7. Georgienstrasse. — 12 Dec. — Dear Sir Excuse me for not writing You immediately …

To Fritz Müller   12 May 1870

Summary

Crossing experiments and self-sterility [in Eschscholzia].

Pangenesis.

Hermann Müller on insect adaptations for fertilisation of flowers.

CD working on book on man and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7184

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  • … To Fritz Müller   12 May 1870 …
  • … Loan MS 10 no 32) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 May 1870 Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) …
  • … April 1870 (see letter from Albert Günther, 12 April 1870 ). CD refers to Descent , which …
  • … Down Beckenham | Kent May 12. 1870 My dear Sir I thank you for your two letters of Dec  …

From Worthington George Smith   4 November 1870

Summary

Describes his children, who all seem to have inherited both dark hairs from their mother and light hairs from WGS with the latter greatly outnumbering the former.

Author:  Worthington George Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7358

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  • … 200 Worthington George Smith London, North Grove West, 12 4 Nov 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • 12 Northgrove West | Mildmay Park | London N. 4 Nov.  1870 Dear Sir, I venture to send you …

From G. H. Darwin   [20 April 1870]

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Is leaving tonight for Genoa;

sends a French paper [not identified].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Apr 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7046

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  • … DAR 210.2: 12 George Howard Darwin New University Club [20 Apr 1870] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Francis Galton   31 March 1870

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Better news about the rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7156

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  • … DAR 105: 11–12 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 31 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet   15 December 1870

Summary

CD elected Associate Member of the Royal Belgian Academy.

Author:  Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7390

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  • … DAR 175: 12 Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet Brussels 15 Dec 1870 Charles Robert …

To H. H. Vivian   11 May [1870]

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Thanks for HHV’s interest in the census [CD’s plan to add questions on consanguineous marriage to the census] on which CD hopes to persuade Sir J. Lubbock to speak.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hussey Vivian, 1st baronet
Date:  11 May [1870]
Classmark:  Invercargill City Libraries and Archives (Alex Robertson Collection, vol. 12: A0444 S12450012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7183

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  • … Archives (Alex Robertson Collection, vol. 12: A0444 S12450012) Charles Robert Darwin Down …

To Mr Dorrell   9 August 1870

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Sends instructions to Messrs Clowes concerning typesetting and printing of proof-sheets of Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr. Dorrell; William Clowes & Sons
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7298

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  • … numbering of chapters over the two volumes and the second volume began with chapter 12. …

To A. R. Wallace   7 March [1870?]

Summary

Would like to call at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  7 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  David Schulson (dealer) (Catalogue 46, June 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7127A

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  • … the fact that CD was in London from 5 to 12 March 1870 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …

From Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke   30 November 1870

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Encloses a few answers to CD’s queries on expression. Continues to observe the expressions and habits of the Malays, Dyaks, and Saribus tribes [See Expression, pp. 21, 209].

Author:  Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 322, 322/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7386

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  • … of it.  4.3] crossed blue crayon 8.1 12. Laughter … sex.  8.2] crossed red & blue crayon …
  • … s account in Expression , p.  318, n.  12. See Expression , p.  213. CD cited Brooke for …
  • … downcast look & muscular irritability. 12. Laughter sometimes brings tears, the eyes …

From Hermann Müller   8 March 1870

Summary

HM intends studying bees to find evidence supporting CD’s theories. His work has shown him there are problems in separating species from varieties, and has also revealed many surprising instances of variation in habits.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7130

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  • … the Marantaceæ. Scientific Opinion 3: 111–12, 135–7. Müller, Hermann. 1869. Die Anwendung …
  • … vol.  17, letter from Hermann Müller, 12 November 1869 ). No letter from CD to Müller on …

To J. D. Hooker   14 October [1870]

Summary

Does not think so poorly of Nature as JDH does, by any means; fears Popular Science Review is rather ephemeral but more durable than Nature.

The case of the charlock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7344

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  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 October 1870 . CD was visiting the home of …
  • … be published (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 October 1870 ). Pop. Sc. R. : Popular …

To John Murray   [after 1 July 1870]

Summary

Wants to keep "The origin of man" as first part of title of book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray; John Murray
Date:  [after 1 July 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7050

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  • … in January 1871 ( Correspondence vol.  19, letter to Robert Cooke, 12 January [1871] ). …

From T. H. Farrer   5 June 1870

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Has sent F. Müller "a long screed" about the Passiflora.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7219

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  • … February 1870 , and letter to Fritz Müller, 12 May 1870 ). On Farrer’s notions about the …
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Lost in translation: From Auguste Forel, 12 November 1874

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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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … (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

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< 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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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