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To G. E. Dobson   12 April 1878

Summary

Monstrosity of fuchsia sent by GD not uncommon.

Does not recall bats at Galapagos.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Edward Dobson
Date:  12 Apr 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11473

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  E.  Dobson   12 April 1878 …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Apr 1878 George Edward Dobson …
  • … See letter from G. E. Dobson, 12 April 1878 . Dobson had asked CD about the presence of …
  • … Islands (see letter from G. E. Dobson, 12 April 1878 ); he included the information in …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. April 12 th 1878 Dear D r . Dobson. The monstrosity of …

To Francis Darwin   12 September [1878]

Summary

Julius von Sachs’s views on stomata seem largely correct, but CD cannot understand how leaves can survive submerged for such long periods.

Has been observing Drosera and concludes that none of the movement of the tentacles is caused by growth.

Suggests observations to show role of pulvinus in leaf movement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  12 Sept [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11690

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Francis Darwin   12 September [1878] …
  • … DAR 211: 45 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Sept [1878] Francis Darwin …
  • … s son. See letter from Francis Darwin, [12 September 1878] and n. 2. Francis had sent …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Sept 12 th . My dear F. I have been very glad to hear …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from Francis Darwin, [12 September 1878] . …
  • … See letter from Francis Darwin, [12 September 1878] . See Origin 6th ed. , pp. 119–20 (‘A …
  • … vol. 25, letter from W. E. Darwin, [12 or 19 July 1877] . See Movement in plants , p. 261. …

To E. A. Darwin   12 December 1878

Summary

Informs EAD of Anthony Rich’s proposal to bequeath his property to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 153: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11789

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To E.  A.  Darwin   12 December 1878 …
  • … DAR 153: 10 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec 1878 Erasmus Alvey Darwin …
  • … CD’s eldest son; see letter to W. E. Darwin, 12 December [1878] . Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, …
  • … Down Dec 12. 78 My dear Erasmus I think that you will be pleased to hear of a curious …

From Francis Darwin   [12 July 1878]

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Summary

Chlorophyll development in oat seedling.

Lists the sleeping plants he has seen.

Julius Sachs thinks Hugo de Vries has not cleared up everything [about climbing plants]. But Sachs has not worked on the mechanical problem.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.1: 156–7, DAR 209.14: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11604

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From Francis Darwin   [12 July 1878] …
  • … 88 Francis Darwin Botanisches Institut Würzburg [12 July 1878] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in seedlings & Sleep of Plants | July 12[‘2’ over ‘0’] th 1878’ pencil ; ‘Light | & | …
  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …
  • … F Darwin 8.1] crossed pencil ; ‘9 33 – 12–6 | 51 [‘1’ over ‘0’] 14’ pencil 9.1 Please ... …
  • … paragraph of this letter, labelled ‘Frank July 12 th 1878’, in his notes (DAR 209.7: 158). …

From Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos   12 August 1878

Summary

The secretary of the Comision de Propaganda of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza, Madrid, asks CD to send list of his publications to the Society.

Author:  Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1878
Classmark:  DAR 271.2: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11653A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos    12 August 1878 …
  • … DAR 271.2: 4 Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos Madrid 12 Aug 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Comision de Propaganda | Particular le 12 Août 1878— Très respectable Monsieur J’ai l’ …
  • … Comision de Propaganda | Particular 12 August 1878— Most respectable Sir I have the honour …

To Raphael Meldola   12 February [1878]

Summary

Thanks RM for his interesting paper ["Entomological notes bearing on evolution", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 5th ser. 1 (1878): 155].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  12 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11353

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Raphael Meldola   12 February [1878] …
  • … Westwood Archive, Darwin folder) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb [1878] Raphael Meldola …
  • … copies of your very interesting paper. — I will send some to Fritz Müller. Feb.  12 th . …

From James Torbitt   12 September 1878

Summary

Has forwarded what he believes to be a new species of Solanum.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11689

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From James Torbitt   12 September 1878 …
  • … DAR 178: 146 James Torbitt Belfast 12 Sept 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … James Torbitt, | 58 North Street. | Belfast, 12 Septr  187 8 Charles Darwin Esqr. | Down. …

From E. L. Sturtevant   12 January 1878

Summary

Encloses some notes on maize that may be useful.

Author:  Edward Lewis Sturtevant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11320

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From E.  L.  Sturtevant   12 January 1878 …
  • … DAR 177: 269 Edward Lewis Sturtevant Framingham, Mass. 12 Jan 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … by John Scott; see Correspondence vol. 12, letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] . See …
  • … So Framingham, Mass. Jan.  12. 1878. Charles Darwin, F.R.S.  etc. Dear Sir; Having …
  • … Farm | So Framingham, Mass. | Jan. 12. 1878 Top of enclosure : ‘Curious difference in the …
  • … a dent corn thirteen feet high with ears 12 inches long, grown on the same field by the …

From Edouard Bergson   12 November 1878

Summary

Describes the change in shape of a worm over a candle-flame.

Author:  Edouard Bergson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 201: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11743

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Edouard Bergson   12 November 1878 …
  • … DAR 201: 4 Edouard Bergson Warsaw 12 Nov 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Varsovie, le 12 Novembre 1878. Monsieur, Si j’ose Vous importuner cette fois encore, c’est …
  • … Warsaw, 12 November 1878. Sir, If I dare to bother You yet one more time, it is solely to …

To Frederick Smith   12 March 1878

Summary

Sends FS some specimens of harvesting ants along with the observations of their habits made by Mary Treat. If the facts are new, he believes that Mrs Treat would be gratified by their being mentioned before the Entomological Society. [See 11422.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Viscount Boyd of Merton (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11418A

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Frederick Smith   12 March 1878 …
  • … Boyd of Merton (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar 1878 Frederick Smith …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. March 12 1878 My dear M r Smith, I have thought that …

From Francis Darwin   [12 May 1878]

Summary

Thanks for sending Nature; plans to leave on 22 May; anecdote about Bernard.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11504F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Francis Darwin   [12 May 1878] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 47 Francis Darwin Pantlludw [12 May 1878] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin, [11 May 1878] , and by the reference to a payment of £60 (see n. 12, below). …
  • … In 1878, 12 May was a Sunday. See letter to Francis Darwin, [11 May 1878] and nn. 2 and 4. …

From J. D. Hooker   12 March 1878

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Summary

Has written to Farrer in support of Torbitt’s grant.

Resistance of Liberian coffee to "fly" and susceptibility to fungus.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11417

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 March 1878 …
  • … DAR 104: 105–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 12 Mar 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … infestans . Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 2d ser. 12: 239–69. …

From G. E. Dobson   12 April 1878

Summary

Sends CD two specimens of Fuchsia monstrosities.

He is writing on the geographical distribution of Cheiroptera and can find no information on presence or absence of bats in the Galapagos. Did CD see any there?

Author:  George Edward Dobson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 162: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11472

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From G.  E.  Dobson   12 April 1878 …
  • … 162: 193 George Edward Dobson R. Victoria Hosp. , Netley 12 Apr 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Victoria Hospital, | Netley, | Southampton. 12 th . April 1878. Dear D r . Darwin By same …

To Milan Radovanović   [before 12 February 1878]

Summary

Thanks for congratulations on his coming birthday. Has nothing special to say as a preface to S[erbian] edition [of Origin (1878)], except to hope it is in every way successful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Milan Marinković (Milan) Radovanović
Date:  [before 12 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10827

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Milan Radovanović   [before 12 February 1878] …
  • … 79 Charles Robert Darwin Down [before 12 Feb 1878] Milan Marinković (Milan) Radovanović …
  • … has not been found. CD’s birthday was on 12 February. The photograph of Radovanović has …

To W. E. Darwin   12 December [1878]

Summary

Writes of Anthony Rich’s bequest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  12 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11786

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   12 December [1878] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 151 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec [1878] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Dec.  12 th . My dear William I have a curious bit of …

To Anthony Rich   12 December 1878

Summary

Thanks AR for the details of his bequest and invites him to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anthony Rich
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11788

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Anthony Rich   12 December 1878 …
  • … DAR 210.12: 5 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec 1878 Anthony Rich …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. December 12 th 1878 (Copy) 4 My dear Sir I have just …

To Raphael Meldola   12 June [1878]

Summary

Has received interesting essay from August Weismann on sexual selection in daphnoids [“Schmuckfarben der Daphnoiden”, Z. Wiss. Zool. (1878)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  12 June [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11551

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Raphael Meldola   12 June [1878] …
  • … Westwood Archive, Darwin folder) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 June [1878] Raphael Meldola …
  • … If you do not care to see it, I shall so understand silence. — C.D June 12 th …

From W. D. Fox   12 February [1878]

Summary

Congratulates CD on his birthday.

WDF has been suffering from bronchitis.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11355

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  D.  Fox   12 February [1878] …
  • … DAR 164: 202 William Darwin Fox Sandown 12 Feb [1878] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Broadlands, | Sandown, I.W. Feb 12 My dear old Friend For surely I may call you so, as you …

From Francis Darwin   [12 September 1878]

Summary

He has been working hard at Kew for two days.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Sept 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11690F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Francis Darwin   [12 September 1878] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 44 Francis Darwin 6 Queen Anne St, London [12 Sept 1878] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … for a month-long tour of Switzerland on 12 September 1878 at 6:45 in the morning (William …
  • … letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, 12 September [1878] , and by the reference to the …

From James Torbitt   12 December 1878

Summary

Has examined this year’s crop, which looks good; will prepare a report.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11787

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From James Torbitt   12 December 1878 …
  • … DAR 178: 150 James Torbitt Belfast 12 Dec 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 58 North Street | Belfast 12 Decr 1878 Charles Darwin Esqr | Down My dear Sir, with …
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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

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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…

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'

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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…

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

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: 6 hits

  • … 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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