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To Charles Lyell   [12 March 1841]

Summary

Discusses at length Louis Agassiz’s book [Études sur les glaciers (1840)] and Agassiz’s explanation of moraines. Defends his own theory of the importance of floating ice. Relates glacier theory to his own interpretation of Glen Roy.

Mentions a paper he is writing on South American boulders and till [Collected papers 1: 145–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [12? Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-595

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   [12 March 1841] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.25) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [ …
  • 12? Mar 1841] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Lyell, [9 March 1841] , which preceded it; 12 March 1841 was the Friday following 9 March. …
  • 12 Upper Gower Street] My dear Lyell Your extract has set me puzzling me very much & as I …

From G. E. Bearpark   12 February 1841

Summary

Requesting information about membership of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  George Edmundson Bearpark
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1841
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/6/126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From G. E. Bearpark   12 February 1841 …
  • … London (GSL/L/R/6/126) George Edmundson Bearpark Leeds 12 Feb 1841 Charles Robert Darwin …

To G. R. Gray   [February–March 1841]

Summary

Sends proof of index of final number of Birds for checking.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb–Mar 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-589

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 240) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Feb–Mar 1841] George Robert Gray …
  • 12 Up. Gower St Saturday My dear Sir Will you oblige me by looking over the proof of the …

To G. R. Gray   [February 1841]

Summary

In a revise [of Birds] CD has altered "Colaptes Chilensis Vigors" to "Chrysoptilus Chilensis G. R. Gray". Is that right?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [Feb 1841]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 2348: 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-587

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 2348: 239) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Feb 1841] George Robert Gray …
  • 12 Upper Gower Street] Sunday My dear Sir In the two last proofs, you have called one …

To W. D. Fox   [23 August 1841]

Summary

Consents to be godfather to WDF’s child.

Sends family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Aug 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-606

Matches: 2 hits

  • … old expectant compadre farewell. Your affect friend | Charles Darwin 12 Upper Gower St …
  • … Fox 61) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [23 Aug 1841] William Darwin Fox …

To Charles Lyell   [9 March 1841]

Summary

Defends his theory [in "Parallel roads of Glen Roy" (1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137] against the view that the "roads" were formed by glacial action.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [9 Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-594

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [9 Mar 1841] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … See also Barrett 1973  and Rudwick 1974 . See letter to Charles Lyell, [12 March 1841] . …
  • 12 Upper Gower St] My dear Lyell I have just received your note— it is the greatest …

To M. J. Berkeley   [March 1841]

Summary

Looks forward to the paper on CD’s edible fungus specimen from Tierra del Fuego [read 16 Mar 1841; Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 19 (1845): 37–43].

Sends a correction: Fagus betuloides, not F. antarctica, is the common tree of Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  [Mar 1841]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-591

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Mar 1841] Miles Joseph Berkeley …
  • 12 Upper Gower St Thursday My dear Sir I have received your very obliging note & likewise …

To Charles Lyell   [21 February – 4 April 1841]

Summary

Answers a number of queries from Lyell concerning geography and geology of Chiloé Island and its relationship to the Cordilleras.

Asks about "perched rocks" on Jura and notes their relevance to Louis Agassiz’s theory. Discusses Agassiz’s view on Jura.

Mentions seeing Robert Brown.

Notes R. I. Murchison’s discovery of shells in central England.

Weakness of negative evidence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [21 Feb – 4 Apr 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-590

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [21 Feb – 4 Apr 1841] Charles Lyell, 1st …
  • … by icebergs. See letter to Charles Lyell, [12 March 1841] , n.  6. That is, glaciers and …
  • … Jura erratics see letter to Charles Lyell, [12 March 1841] , n.  5. On the verso of this …

To A. Y. Spearman   27 March 1841

Summary

The Smith, Elder & Co. account for the now published fifth number of the third part of the Zoology is presented.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  27 Mar 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-595A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 27 Mar 1841 Alexander Young Spearman …
  • 12 Upper Gower St March 27 th . 1841 Sir I have the honour to transmit, as on former …

To A. Y. Spearman   17 May 1841

Summary

The third number of part four of the Zoology has been published. CD transmits the Smith, Elder & Co. account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Young Spearman
Date:  17 May 1841
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4585 paper 10688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598B

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 17 May 1841 Alexander Young Spearman …
  • 12 Upper Gower St May 17 th . 1841 Sir I have the honour to transmit, as on former …

To Louis Agassiz   1 March [1841]

Summary

Has enjoyed reading LA’s book [Études sur les glaciers (1840)].

Hopes LA will pardon manner in which CD has alluded to his work on glaciers in his Journal of researches, of which he sends a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Date:  1 Mar [1841]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 280)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-593

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 1 Mar [1841] Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) …
  • 12 Upper Gower St | London Sir I take the liberty of sending you a copy of my Journal, …

To Richard Owen   25 August [1841–2]

Summary

Sends elephant tooth from Africa. Suggests it may be interesting in light of his [mistaken] memory of Cuvier’s opinion about tusk brought from Peru by Humboldt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  25 Aug [1841-2]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect: 207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 207) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 25 Aug 1841 25 Aug 1842 Richard Owen …
  • 12 Upper Gower St Aug 25 th —. My dear Owen I remember showing you some time ago the …

To Leonard Jenyns   [November 1841]

Summary

Details regarding volume on Fish.

Sends notes on Diodon.

Must give up attending Geological Society evening meetings; knocks him up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  [Nov 1841]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-611

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Nov 1841] Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield …
  • … is a very great bore. Goodbye my dear Jenyns | Ever yours | C.  Darwin 12 Up. Gower St. — …

To William Lonsdale   14 April [1841]

Summary

Sends paper on erratic boulders [Collected papers 1: 145–63] to the Society. Has taken two months to complete it because of illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  14 Apr [1841]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/6/299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-597

Matches: 2 hits

  • … L/R/6/299) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 14 Apr [1841] William Lonsdale …
  • 12 Up. Gower St April 14 th My dear Lonsdale I send you the accompanying paper for the …

To W. D. Fox   [28 September 1841]

Summary

Sends news of his house-hunting.

Envies WDF his discovery of Cheirotherium footprints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [28 Sept 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-609

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Fox 62) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [28 Sept 1841] William Darwin Fox …
  • 12 Up. Gower St Tuesday My dear Fox I was very glad to receive so much an improved account …

To [E. W. Brayley?]   8 May [1841]

Summary

Thanks recipient for finding reference on carbonate of lime. Doubtful when he will publish his geological memoranda.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 May [1841]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 8 November 2018, lot 3) Charles Robert Darwin 12 Upper Gower Street, London 8 May [1841] …

To W. D. Fox   [25 January 1841]

Summary

Birds has gone to the printer.

Continues "to collect all kinds of facts about ""varieties and species"" " for his "some-day work".

Would be grateful for descriptions of offspring of crossbred domestic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Jan 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-586

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Fox 59) Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [25 Jan 1841] William Darwin Fox …
  • 12 Upper Gower St Monday My dear Fox It is a long time since we have had any …

To Charles Lyell   [March 1841]

Summary

Discusses the role of ice in determining the geological features of the Jura. Mentions view of Agassiz. Objects to idea of "a [sea of ice] carrying rocks". Notes Agassiz’s earlier view of "ice expanded in the line of the Great Swiss Valley". Comments on Pentlands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [Mar 1841]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-592

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [Mar 1841] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …

From Richard Owen   [17 September 1841?]

Summary

CD and [Emma Darwin] are invited to "a holiday musical evening".

Author:  Richard Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Sept 1841?]
Classmark:  Royal College of Surgeons of England, T. M. Stone/J. H. Watson Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-608F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin’ ( ibid. , p.  188). In 1841, the first Friday after 12 September was 17 September. …
  • … to dinner ‘at No.  6 Park Cottages’ on 12 September, following Owen’s return from holiday …

From William C. Redfield    May 1841

Summary

Is sending through John Blunt a copy of the last geological report of the state of New York along with a short paper on the tornado that passed through the state of New Jersey in June 1835.

Author:  William C. Redfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  May 1841
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (William C. Redfield’s outbound letter book 1835–41 (z117 00151 2) p. 239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-598A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Charles Darwin Esqe Sec. Geol. Soc. London.  12 Gower St Dear Sir This will be handed you …
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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

Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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

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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?

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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…

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

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 31 hits

  • … 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, …
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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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