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To the Geological Society of London   12 March [1843]

Summary

Asks how many copies of Proceedings are commonly sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-663

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To the Geological Society of London   12 March [1843] …
  • … GSL/L/R/7/354) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1843] Geological Society of London …
  • … Down Bromley | Kent March 12 th Dear Sir Will you be so good as to send me a line by …

To Edward Holland   [after 12 July 1843]

Summary

Discusses fossil bones found in Australia by Mr Isaac. Suggests they be sent to Richard Owen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Holland
Date:  [after 12 July 1843]
Classmark:  John L. McDonald (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-970

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Edward Holland   [after 12 July 1843] …
  • … private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 12 July 1843] Edward Holland …
  • … s mourning border (Josiah Wedgwood II died on 12 July 1843). A reference to a watermark of …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1843]

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Thanks JDH for short sketch of botanical geography of Southern Hemisphere. Comments on his own S. American collections and observations; notes other Galapagos collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Dec 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-722

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 December 1843] …
  • … DAR 114: 2 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 Dec 1843] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 12: 483–513. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1844–7. …

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [12–24] October 1843

Summary

Note of hand, signed by CD, for £260 13s 6d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [12–24] Oct 1843
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 833)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-703

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Josiah Wedgwood III   [12–24] October 1843 …
  • … MS W/M 833) Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [12–24] Oct 1843 Josiah Wedgwood, III …

To William Jackson Hooker   12 March [1843]

Summary

Asks WJH to thank his son [J. D. Hooker, away on Antarctic survey] for his note. Has also read a letter JDH wrote to Lyell. Hopes JDH will publish a journal. If he publishes an Antarctic flora, CD will place his collection of South American alpine plants at his disposal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence: S. American letters 1838–44, 69: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-664

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To William Jackson Hooker   12 March [1843] …
  • … letters 1838–44, 69: 40) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1843] William Jackson Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley | Kent March 12 th My dear Sir I am extremely obliged for your note. I was …

To Emma Darwin   [12–24 October 1843]

Summary

News of the Shrewsbury family. He cannot get his father to sympathise with the numbness in his finger ends or his fears of "ruin and extravagance".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [12–24 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-704

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Emma Darwin   [12–24 October 1843] …
  • … DAR 210.8: 21 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [12–24 Oct 1843] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin …

From J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1843 – 11 January 1844]

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Henslow has sent him CD’s Galapagos plants along with Macrae’s. JDH impressed by the island endemism, which "overturns all our preconceived notions" on centres of radiation. Describes the extent, and the sharp demarcation at longitude 60° W, of the American and European Northern Hemisphere floras. CD’s plants among those he is using to do Antarctic flora. Drimys winteri shows a graded series of states down the length of the South American continent.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Dec 1843 – 11 Jan 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 206–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-723

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [12 December 1843 – 11 January 1844] …
  • … 104: 206–7 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [12 Dec 1843 – 11 Jan 1844] Charles Robert Darwin …

From G. R. Waterhouse   [c. 2 August 1843]

Summary

Discusses classification of animals. Degree of affinity different for different taxonomic groups. Discusses affinity of Ornithorhynchus or Echidna to reptiles.

Brain of whale is highly developed; on differences among brains of Quadrumana.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 2 Aug 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-686

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 181: 12 George Robert Waterhouse unstated [c. 2 Aug 1843] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 399–412. [Vols. 2,3,7] Whewell, William. 1837. …

To J. S. Henslow   [14 October 1843]

Summary

CD has written to W. Kemp to ascertain what precautions he took in sowing his seeds. "It will be rather flat if you … pronounce the Atriplex to be merely a variety". Suggests sending plants to C. C. Babington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DAR 93: A11–12 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [14 Oct 1843] John Stevens Henslow …

To Ernst Dieffenbach   19 July [1843]

Summary

Says Colburn will allow German publisher to use copperplate and woodcuts [for Journal of researches]. Has been delayed in corrections owing to death of a relative [Josiah Wedgwood II].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  19 July [1843]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Gratz collection, case 12, box 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-682

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Pennsylvania (Gratz collection, case 12, box 7) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 July [ …

To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   [14 January 1843]

Summary

Asks SPW to have obsidian specimens and book [Dieudonné de Gratet de Dolomieu, Voyage aux îles de Lipari (1783)] ready when he comes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward; Geological Society of London
Date:  [14 Jan 1843]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-652

Matches: 2 hits

  • … my inspection on Wednesday Morning about 12 oclock—viz. a set of obsidian & other allied …
  • … till 2 oclock, but will you have them ready by 12 & I shall be much obliged. — Your’s very …

To G. R. Waterhouse   [3 or 17 December 1843]

Summary

Comments on GRW’s paper [Rep. BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between any two groups he never understood a half-way link, merely one in a long series. Observes that one cannot have a simple species intermediate between two great families. Criticises GRW’s use of circles to represent groups, which leads to thinking that groups are of equal value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [3 or 17] Dec 1843
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR A 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-718

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of the Mammalia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 399–412. [Vols. 2,3,7] …
  • … BAAS (1843): 65–7; Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 12 (1843): 399–412]. CD says by "link" between …

From William Kemp   4 December 1843

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Describes circumstances surrounding discovery of seed in sand-pit. Encloses certificates testifying to the good character of the men involved.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-720

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …
  • … time, which was dug from a breast about 10 or 12  feet high, Welsh was driving sand to …

From B. J. Sulivan   [10 May 1843]

Summary

Describes siege [of Montevideo].

Reports on appearance and habits of horses and cattle of Falkland Islands; wild rabbits and pigs. Geology of the Falklands, especially of West Island. Discusses supposed discovery of coal. Has sent fossil specimens to CD.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 26–7, 39: 66–7, 46.1: 70–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-675

Matches: 4 hits

  • … See Correspondence vol.  3, letter from B.  J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845. …
  • … 2 (1846): 267–74. [ Collected papers 1: 203–12. ] Journal of researches : Journal of …
  • … South shore of Pebble Sound (which is about 12 or 15 miles wide full of low Islands) and …
  • … where it is very regular forming peaks from 12 to 1600 feet high but as gets to the middle …

To ?   1 March [1843 or later]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Mar 1843 1 Mar 1844 1 …

From G. R. Waterhouse   9 August 1843

Summary

Explains what he means when he attempts a "natural classification", defining his words and using man as a standard; gives examples. Classification of Aptera and Diptera.

Discusses his discharge from the Zoological Society. Is to see Robert Brown about the British Museum position.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1843
Classmark:  DAR 181: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-688

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 399–412. [Vols. 2,3,7] Westwood, John Obadiah. …

To John Edward Davis   15 September [1843]

Summary

Thanks him for specimens collected.

Comments on JED’s voyage [on H.M.S. Terror, 1839–43].

Mentions activities of old Beagle crew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Davis
Date:  15 Sept [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 374
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-695

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1: xix). See letter to W.  J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. Literary Gazette (9 September …

To William Kemp   [14 October 1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow expresses his doubts about WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Saturday before 15 October was 14 October. On 12 October 1843 CD went to Shrewsbury for …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   [13 or 20 November 1843]

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Summary

Congratulations on JDH’s safe return.

Henslow has sent CD’s S. American plants to JDH for examination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [13 or 20] Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 114: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-714

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Charles Lyell Sr, see letter to W.  J. Hooker, 12 March [1843]. He may also have read some …

From William Kemp   10 November 1843

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Describes growth of plants raised from seeds he found in sand-pit.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-713

Matches: 1 hit

  • … with the garden climber, mine was about 12 inches long, having 5 small branches, whereas …
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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

Summary

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'

Summary

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

Summary

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

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…

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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

Summary

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, …
  • … 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. …
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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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