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From Asa Gray   12 October 1876

Summary

Would like sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation if it is not already out.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10639

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 October 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 190 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Oct 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Oct.  12 187 6 My Dear Darwin Is not your Fertilization- …

From Asa Gray   12 January 1880

Summary

Sends some cotton seeds for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 165: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12416

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 January 1880 …
  • … DAR 165: 201 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Jan 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Jany 12 1880. My Dear Darwin So you want some cotton- …

From Asa Gray   17 January 1865

Summary

New herbarium is finished.

Congratulations on Copley Medal.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4747

Matches: 11 hits

  • … the Royal Society of London 13 (1863–4): 505, and Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix IV). …
  • … on 5 December 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12). ‘Three forms of Lythrum salicaria ’ was …
  • … for the paper (see Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix III). Gray may refer to Scott 1864a …
  • … of Scott 1864b (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] ). CD …
  • … 25 February [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). CD had requested information about cuckoos …
  • … 29 October [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). The enclosure has not been found. CD’s query …
  • … pp.  506–8. See also Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 , …
  • … about cuckoos (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 ). In …
  • … of 7 November 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12), Benjamin Dann Walsh had remarked on Louis …
  • … and 11 July 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12). Gray eventually appointed Horace Mann as …
  • … Civil War (see Correspondence vols.  9–12). CD had long been opposed to slavery. See …

From Asa Gray   12 October 1871

Summary

Has seen CD’s sons.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8004

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 October 1871 …
  • … DAR 165: 177 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 12 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Garden, | Cambridge, Mass. Oct.  12, 71 My Dear Mr.  Darwin, We have been glad …

From Asa Gray   12 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for sheets of new book. Intends to talk about it at a scientific social club meeting.

Is amused to read CD’s criticisms of his own style, as in the U. S. it is spoken of as being as faultless as his temper. Corrects a reference.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10668

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 November 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 191 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Nov 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Nov.  12 187 6 New Book , p.  4.  foot-note. The …
  • … and self fertilisation ( letter from Asa Gray, 12 October 1876 ). For the founding of the …

From Asa Gray   12 May 1874

Summary

Encloses letter and sketch from O. N. Rood on pointed ears.

Reports observations on Sarracenia variolaris. A correspondent finds that the fluid in the pitchers is anaesthetic and that a sweet trail runs down the plant, nearly to the ground, to lure up ants.

Encloses two articles on insectivorous plants [Nation 18 (1874): 216–17, 232–4].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9455

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 May 1874 …
  • … DAR 165: 184 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 12 May 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge, Mass, May 12, 1874 Dear Darwin Here is a note & sketch, from Prof. Rood of New …
  • … in Nation , 6 and 13 January 1876, pp.  12–14, and pp.  30–2. See also Mellichamp 1874 . …

From Asa Gray   4 November 1856

Summary

Outlines the ranges of northern U. S. species common to Europe. Hopes to investigate the resemblances between the floras of the north-eastern U. S. and western Europe. Discusses routes by which alpine plants appear to have reached U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1856
Classmark:  DAR 165: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1982

Matches: 6 hits

  • … to range northwards (see letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] ). When he received the …
  • … in the margin, ‘dele’. Letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] , in which CD referred to the …
  • … which the introduced species belonged (see letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] ). A.   …
  • … Gray 1856a. See letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] , n.  6. Gray refers to [J.  D. …
  • … Mr. Darwin Your welcome favor of Oct. 12 th . came in the nick of time, and encouraged me …
  • … get the Botany of N.  States, at Trubner’s 12 Paternoster Row , and you can easily gather …

From Asa Gray   29 December 1862

Summary

Encloses maize seeds.

Has heard of a butterfly with pollinia of Platanthera stuck to it.

Comments on AG’s notes ["Dimorphism in the genitalia of flowers", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 34 (1862): 149–50].

"Precocious fertilisation".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 109: 85, DAR 165: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3882

Matches: 3 hits

  • … letters to Asa Gray, 23 November [1862] and n.  12, and 26[–7] November [1862] and n.   …
  • … 35. See n.  12, above. …
  • … Asa Gray, 26[– 7] November [1862] and n.  12. CD enclosed this letter with his letter to …

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

Matches: 4 hits

  • … from Asa Gray, 31 December 1861 , n.  12). Other incidents included the Trent affair in …
  • … were issued to members of the society on 12 December 1864 ( General index to the Journal …
  • … for the paper (see Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix III). For CD’s earlier discussions …
  • … Gray on Lythrum , see Correspondence vols.  10–12. Gray reviewed ‘Three forms of Lythrum …

From Asa Gray   28 December 1875

Summary

AG’s notices of Insectivorous plants [Nation 22 (1876): 12–14, 30–2]

and Climbing plants [2d ed., Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 11 (1876): 69–74].

Use of flower peduncles for support in Maurandia. Transition from branches to tendrils.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10329

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of Insectivorous plants [ Nation 22 (1876): 12–14, 30–2] and Climbing plants [2d ed. , Am. …
  • … January 1876. CD’s copy is in DAR 139.18: 11– 12. Maurandia is a synonym of Maurandya ; M. …

From Asa Gray   17 September 1868

Summary

Reached Kew last evening.

Hooker is in Scotland for two or three days.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6370

Matches: 1 hit

  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 September 1868 and nn.  12 and 13. Joseph Dalton Hooker. …

From Asa Gray   11 March 1880

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Summary

Sends seeds of Megarrhiza and gives details of species.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 209.6: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12532

Matches: 2 hits

  • … figured by Naudin in Ann. Sci. Nat.  ser.  4, 12, t.  9. The last seeds sent you must be …
  • … des sciences naturelles ( botanique ) 4th ser. 12: 79–164. O’Neill, T. Warren. 1880. The …

From Asa Gray   21 July 1863

Summary

Gives some observations on Drosera.

Comments on Richard Owen’s "transmutation theory" in his aye-aye paper [Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 5 (1866): 33–101].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 128, 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4248

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Denney 1992 , pp.  248, 251). Between 12 and 16 July 1863, there were extensive riots in …
  • … to Asa Gray, 26 June [1863] and nn.  11 and 12. Gray had sent CD observations on and seed …
  • … to Asa Gray, 26 June [1863] and nn.  12 and 13. See also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ 2] …

From Asa Gray   16 February 1864

Summary

Is sending his monograph ["A revision and arrangement of the North American species of Astragalus and Oxytropis", Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 6 (1863): 188–236].

Death of Francis Boott.

U. S. is now determined to do away with slavery.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4409

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See also ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix II) for CD’s record of his illness …
  • … Boott. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and n.  3. Gray refers to …

From Asa Gray   15 July [1862]

Summary

Observations on Platanthera.

Possibility of trimorphism in Mertensia.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 116, DAR 165: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3659

Matches: 2 hits

  • … little larger in short-styled. Pollen 11 7000 + 12 7000 in short-style long diameter— ink …
  • … Gray’s several enclosures. See also n.  12, below. This enclosure has been identified by …

From Asa Gray   16 June 1874

Summary

AG’s article in Nature was "just and moderate".

Sends his review of C. Hodge’s What is Darwinism? (1874) [Nation 18 (1874): 348–51].

It is uphill work making a theist out of CD.

Gives further observations on Sarracenia variolaris.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9492

Matches: 2 hits

  • … letter to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and n.   12. See the letter from the American Academy of …
  • … Harvard. See also letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. For Jane Loring Gray’ …

From Asa Gray   24 July 1865

Summary

Is reading CD’s "Climbing plants".

The Civil War is ended; slavery is dead.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4877

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Asa Gray, 15 and 17 May 1865  and nn.  12 and 13). Gray had sent CD seeds of Specularia …
  • … seeds in 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] and n.  16; …

From Asa Gray   27 August 1866

Summary

Hopes to make good arrangement for publication of CD’s Variation.

Agassiz claims to have proved all of America was covered with unbroken ice during the glacial period.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5198

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to bring out the new book, & allow Author 12 per cent. I shall confer with Mr.  Fields. …
  • … on 6 August 1866 ( Lurie 1960 , p.  346). On 12 August 1866, he read a paper ‘Traces of …

From Asa Gray   22–30 March 1863

Summary

Discusses the Duke of Argyll’s article on the supernatural [Edinburgh Rev. 116 (1862): 378–97].

Has heard that the Incas married their sisters; this may be worth investigating as a case of inbreeding.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22–30 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4056

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in nature (T.  H.  Huxley 1863b). See letter to Asa Gray, 20 April [1863] and n.  12. …
  • … editors (see letter to H.  W.  Bates, 12 January [1863], and letter from H.  W.  Bates, …

From Asa Gray   23 September 1856

Summary

Plants that are social in the U. S. but are not so in the Old World.

Distribution of U. S. species common to Europe.

Gives Theodor Engelmann’s opinion on the relative variability of indigenous and introduced plants and notes the effects of man’s settlement on the numbers and distribution of indigenous plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1856
Classmark:  DAR 165: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1959

Matches: 2 hits

  • … is in DAR 135 (3). See letter to Asa Gray, 12 October [1856] , for CD’s response to this …
  • … of our N.  States plants to Trübner & Co. 12, Pater Noster Row, to be thence posted to …
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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

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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 …

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…

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

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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…

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

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?

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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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