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To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1847]

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Thinks JDH should arrange his facts against the aquatic formation of coal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1087

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 May 1847] …
  • … DAR 114: 92 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 May 1847] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of the Geological Society, CD was present at the meeting of 12 May 1847. The entry in CD’ …
  • … Book (Down House MS) recording a trip to London on 12 May 1847 confirms this and Hooker’s …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 June 1847]

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Encloses another specimen of the "bilateral" Laburnum flower.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 June 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1096

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 June 1847] …
  • … DAR 114: 95 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 June 1847] Joseph Dalton Hooker …

To Robert Hutton   [1847 – 12 November 1848]

Summary

Tells RH that he has secured an introduction to Lady Emily Finc[-Hatton] through a friend of his father’s. Thanks RH for his efforts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Hutton
Date:  [1847 – 12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1040

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  • … To Robert Hutton   [1847 – 12 November 1848] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.67) Charles Robert Darwin Down [1847 – 12 Nov 1848] Robert Hutton …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 August 1847]

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Planning a visit to Kew. Wishes to meet H. C. Watson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Aug 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1106

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 August 1847] …
  • … DAR 114: 104 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 Aug 1847] Joseph Dalton Hooker …

To Richard Owen   12 February [1847]

Summary

F. J. Muñiz has offered fossil bones collected around Buenos Aires to the Royal College of Surgeons. He believes he can complete their Megatherium skeleton and provide other specimens. CD feels he should be encouraged in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  12 Feb [1847]
Classmark:  The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS-MUS/3/3/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1061

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  • … To Richard Owen   12 February [1847] …
  • … Surgeons of England (RCS-MUS/3/3/9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb [1847] Richard Owen …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Feb. 12 th My dear Owen I have received a letter & parcel of Papers …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 September 1847]

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David Milne’s attack on his Glen Roy paper ["On the parallel roads of Lochaber", (1847) Trans. R. Soc. Edinburgh 16 (1849): 395–418] made CD horribly sick.

Wants Thomas Thomson to establish geographical range of erratic boulders in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Sept 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1118

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 September 1847] …
  • … DAR 114: 103 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 Sept 1847] Joseph Dalton Hooker …

From Hewett Cottrell Watson to J. D. Hooker   12 April 1847

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[Copy made by CD’s amanuensis.] Discusses the rarity of intermediate forms.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Apr 1847
Classmark:  DAR 47: 156–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1079

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  • … From Hewett Cottrell Watson to J.  D. Hooker    12 April 1847 …
  • … DAR 47: 156–9 Hewett Cottrell Watson unstated 12 Apr 1847 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … April 12. 47. — My dear Hooker I think we may pretty securely say that where two marked …
  • … this transcription is taken, was made after 12 April 1847. CD used information from Watson …

To John Forbes Royle   [12 April – 17 May 1847]

Summary

Will send village carrier for volumes [of the Trans. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  [12 Apr – 17 May 1847]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 12879)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1109

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  • … To John Forbes Royle   [12 April – 17 May 1847] …
  • … Library (HM 12879) Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 Apr – 17 May 1847] John Forbes Royle …

To John Higgins   11 December [1847]

Summary

Discusses account. Glad that all is prosperous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  11 Dec [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1138

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  • … Book (Down House MS), CD received £203 12 s . 3 d . in rent, minus a £5 subscription to …
  • … informing me that you would pay £ 198 ’ 12 . 3 to my account at M r Robarts & enclosing …

To Charles Lyell   [2 June 1847]

Summary

Comments on correspondence between CL and Whewell [concerning university reform].

Criticises S. G. Morton’s "Hybridity in animals" [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 3 (1847): 39–50, 203–12].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [2 June 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1093

Matches: 2 hits

  • … S. G. Morton’s "Hybridity in animals" [ Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 3 (1847): 39–50, 203–12]. …
  • … Science and Arts 2d ser. 3: 39–50, 203–12. [Vols. 4,7,9] Temminck, Coenraad Jacob. 1813– …

To John Higgins   25 May [1847]

Summary

Discusses accounts.

Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  25 May [1847]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090

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  • … your account & informing me that £ 197. 12. is placed to my account at M r Robarts, …
  • … Down House MS) records the deposit of £197 12 s . 10 d . on 26 May 1847: ‘Draft from M r …

To J. D. Hooker   [23 March 1847]

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Health permitting, proposes to visit Kew on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1074

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  • … Darwin If I don’t appear on Friday, before 12 oclock you will understand the reason; & I …
  • … at Kew on Friday sometime between 10 & 12 oclock; but my movements, you know, are always …

To William Baxter    2 October [1847?]

Summary

Reorders six 2–oz bottles with corks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Baxter
Date:  2 Oct [1847?]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13775

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  • … other similar entry has been found, dated 12 February 1848, recording payment for bottles …

To J. F. Royle   [16 April – 21 May 1847]

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CD understands that JFR cannot lend him the volumes [of Trans. Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India] at present. Thanks for offer to inform him of other works on the breeds of animals in India.

CD fears his belonging to the new club [Philosophical Club of the Royal Society] would be useless, since he is seldom able to dine out.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  [16 Apr – 21 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1047

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  • … of India . See letter to John Forbes Royle, [12 April – 17 May 1847 , n.  2. Royle was in …
  • … Club of the Royal Society was founded 12 April 1847 as a part of the movement by the more …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   8 [February 1847]

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Cirripede observations.

Would like to hear what JDH has to say about his species sketch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [Feb 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1058

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  • … 1847 (Wilson and Geikie 1861 , pp.  411–12). Hooker was eager to undertake a botanical …
  • … New Philosophical Journal n.s. 14: 102–12. Living Cirripedia (1851): A monograph of the …

To Francisco Javier Muñiz   26 February 1847

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If FJM wishes to sell the fossils he has discovered, CD suggests he appoint some agent to dispose of them.

Is surprised at the account of the earthquake in the pampas.

Offers to send his South America.

Greatly admires FJM’s zeal

and would welcome any information on the domestic animals of La Plata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francisco Javier Muñiz
Date:  26 Feb 1847
Classmark:  Nature 99 (1917): 305–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1063

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  • … 6 March 1847]). See letters to Richard Owen, 12 February [1847] and [6 March 1847] . Two …
  • … 2: no. 3832. See letter to Richard Owen, 12 February [1847] , in which CD stated that …

To J. D. Hooker   [5 October 1847]

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Mystified by the origin of coal-plants.

Milne’s Glen Roy theory is absurd but, oddly, it has staggered CD in favour of Agassiz’s ice-lake theory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1123

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  • … to India ( letter to J.  D. Hooker, [12 September 1847] ). Hooker, in fact, left on 11  …
  • … see letters to J.  D. Hooker, [6 May 1847] and [12 May 1847] . Equisetum grows chiefly in …

To J. D. Hooker   [6 November 1847]

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Now plans to come to Kew for an hour’s farewell if his stomach permits.

Congratulations on JDH’s Flora Antarctica [1847].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [6 Nov 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1133

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  • … of your great Flora Antarctica. I will come about 12 oclock on Monday, if able to come. — …

To J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1847]

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Thanks for H. C. Watson’s interesting letter. Disagrees with him on intermediate varieties.

CD has read latest numbers of JDH’s The botany of the Antarctic voyage [pt I, Flora Antarctica (1844–7)]; notes several sentences against "us Transmutationists".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Apr 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1082

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  • … Hewett Cottrell Watson to J.  D. Hooker, 12 April 1847 . Watson wrote numerous articles …
  • … I). See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 12  October 1849 , in which CD recalled ‘that …

To Richard Owen   [1847?]

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Asks to meet RO to get his opinion on zoological points.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1044

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  • … me 1 2 an hour on Tuesday between 1 2 past 12 & 1 2 past one oclock. It will be a great …
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Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … Seventy years old Darwin’s seventieth birthday on 12 February was a cause for international …
  • … and good as could be’ ( letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ). The masters of …
  • … ). The botanist and schoolteacher Hermann Müller wrote on 12 February to wish Darwin a ‘long and …
  • … well, and with little fatigue’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 , and letter from Leonard …
  • … ever about life of D r . D’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] ). It was little …
  • … Thiselton-Dyer, 5 June 1879 , and letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 ). Darwin’s final task …
  • … inn ‘ very comfortable’, but told Leonard Darwin on 12 August that there were ‘too many human …
  • … not to have come up when the Darwins lunched with him on 12 August (Darwin’s ‘Journal’). Nor did …
  • … the world. At the end of the year he was awarded a prize of 12,000 francs by the Turin Academy of …
  • … which greatly pleased Darwin ( letter from Grant Allen, 12 February 1879 ). One of Allen’s targets …
  • … engagement being made public ( letter from T. H. Farrer, 12 October 1879 ). Darwin’s response not …
  • … accurate in its treatment’ ( letter from Francis Galton, 12 November 1879 ). The comment that …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … which I ought to have observed” ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ).  Drosera  was the …
  • … on it—root leaf & branch!” ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 12 January 1873 ). Darwin found …
  • … of November 1872 and sold quickly. He wrote to Hooker on 12 January [1873] , “Did I ever boast to …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … Hooker: ‘he is no common man’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] ). Two sexual …
  • … of the year, he wrote to Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] ): ‘my notions on …
  • … least 3 classes of dimorphism’ ( letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April 1862] ), and experimenting to …
  • … passed so miserable a nine months’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 12 September [1862] ). A family …
  • … ‘Botany is a new subject to me’ ( letter to John Scott, 12 November [1862] ), but, impressed by …
  • … into Tyndall’s ears’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10–12 November [1862] ). Another of Darwin’s …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … than insectivorous plants. As he confessed to Hooker on 12 December , ‘I have not felt so angry …
  • … from his family, he sent a curt note to Mivart on 12 January , breaking off all future …
  • … of a bill that was presented to the House of Commons on 12 May, one week after a rival bill based on …
  • … The author, Fritz Schultze, contacted Darwin himself on 12 June , describing the aims of his book …
  • … scientific Socy. has done in my time,’ he told Hooker on 12 December . ‘I wish that I knew what …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] and n. 13). Initially, …
  • … Stove [that is, cool hothouse]’ ( Correspondence  vol. 12, letter to J. D. Hooker, 26[–7] March …
  • … of different temperatures’ (letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March [1869] ,  Calendar  no. 6661) …
  • … 100 yards’ to the greenhouses ( Correspondence  vol. 12, letter to J. D. Hooker, [25 January …
  • … in mid-February (see letter from L. C. Treviranus, 12 February 1863 ). The second list is …
  • …       Anoectochilus argenteus  12 5 s . …
  • … punctatum. 11.  Mormodes aurantiaca 12.  ‘Anoectochilus argenteus 5 s .’ deleted in …
  • …     Bolbophyllum barbigerum 12  major     …
  • …  Ampelidae. 11.  Alloplectus chrysanthus. 12.  Bulbophyllum barbigerum. 13. …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … on his sixty-ninth birthday ( letter to Ernst Haeckel, 12 February [1878] ), Darwin reflected that …
  • … ( letter to Francis Darwin, 17 July [1878] ). On 12 September , Darwin wrote: ‘Bernard is as …
  • … The Swiss botanist Arnold Dodel-Port announced on 12 June 1878 the first issue of an atlas with …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

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  • … ( Correspondence  vol. 16, letter to W. D. Fox, 12 December [1868] ). He may have resented the …
  • … he had studied in the early 1860s ( letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). This research …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … Haast, J.F.J. von 12 May - 2 June 1867 Christchurch, …
  • … Hagenauer, F.A. [12 Sept 1867] Lake Wellington, …
  • … Wedgwood, Sarah E to ED [30 March-12 April 1868] …
  • … Wilson, Samuel 12 Nov 1867 Longerenong, Wimmera, …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … ( Correspondence  vol. 3, letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] ). In the event, the …
  • … a young Balanus in this illformed little monster? Fig 12.— . . . It is manifest this curious little …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

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In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

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  • … selection might work in nature ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 10 ). He was …
  • … first made in a letter written by Lyell from London on 1–2 May 1856. Darwin took the suggestion …
  • … whole Lamarckian doctrine.’ ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 7 ). The excitement and …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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