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From E. A. Darwin   12 November [1860–8]

Summary

Sends the tithes.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1860-8]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4340

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  • … DAR 105: B11 Erasmus Alvey Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 12 Nov …
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  • … 1867 12 Nov 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 6. Queen Anne St 12 Nov Dear Charles. I send you the Tithes. Langton tells me he has …

To Charles Lyell   12 [March 1860]

Summary

Discusses the intellectual development of the ancient Greeks as an objection to evolution and gives his reply.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 [Mar 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5032

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   12 [March 1860] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.203) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 [Mar 1860] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Elizabeth Lyell had visited Down from 9 to 12 March 1860 (Emma Darwin’s diary). Probably a …
  • … Down 12 th My dear Lyell Thinking over what we talked about the high state of Intellectual …

To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860]

Summary

Requests DO apply carbonate of ammonia to sensitive hair of Dionaea and measure reaction time. Wants to compare Drosera and Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  12 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 16 (EH 88206000)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2946

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860] …
  • … DAR 261.10: 16 (EH 88206000) Charles Robert Darwin Eastbourne 12 [Oct 1860] Daniel Oliver …
  • … 15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne 12 th My dear Sir The Drosera & leaves of Dionæa.  arrived …
  • … 10 October 1860] . There is a note dated 12 October 1860 (headed ‘Dionæa from Kew’) in DAR …

To John Murray   12 October [1860]

Summary

Lyell tells CD Origin still sells "pretty well", which pleases and surprises him. If a new edition should be called for, he has a good many corrections and a historical preface for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  12 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.82–83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2947

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To John Murray   12 October [1860] …
  • … Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.82–83) Charles Robert Darwin Eastbourne 12 Oct [1860] John Murray …
  • … 15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne Oct 12 th My dear Sir I enclose a draft for the amount of …
  • … in CD’s Account book (Down House MS) on 12 October 1860. The entry reads: ‘Murray for …

To J. D. Hooker   12 March [1860]

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Lyell and CD would urge JDH to make his essays into a book, but see he has embarked on a huge project with G. Bentham [Genera plantarum, 3 vols. (1862–83)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2728

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 March [1860] …
  • … DAR 115: 46 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1860] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent March 12 th My dear Hooker I ought to have written sooner to say, with …
  • … and Charles Lyell visited Down from 9 to 12 March 1860. Lyell made notes on several of his …

To Hugh Falconer   12 July [1860]

Summary

Eldest daughter [Henrietta] very ill.

CD enjoys Owen’s having had "a good setting down".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  12 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2865

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Hugh Falconer   12 July [1860] …
  • … DAR 144 Charles Robert Darwin Wedgwood, S. E. (b) Hartfield 12 July [1860] Hugh Falconer …
  • … The Ridge, Hartfield, | Tonbridge Wells July 12 th My dear Falconer I thank you for your …

To Charles Lyell   12 [February 1860]

Summary

Encloses letters from H. G. Bronn, Asa Gray, and C. J. F. Bunbury, concerning the Origin.

Will send review by Gray and a notice by Bronn.

Says Bronn will superintend the German translation.

Comments on lecture by Huxley [at Royal Institution, 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200]. Has remonstrated with him for saying sterility is "a universal and infallible criterion of species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 [Feb 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2693

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  • … To Charles Lyell   12 [February 1860] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.196) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 [Feb 1860] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … of their origin. The Lyells visited Down from 9 to 12 March 1860 (Emma Darwin’s diary). …
  • … Down Bromley Kent 12 th My dear Lyell I send Bronn’s letter with translation of latter …

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1860]

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Floral anatomy; pistil curvature and pistil movement. CD’s rule that bent pistils occur in "gangway" into nectaries.

The book JDH is planning, which he and CD discussed at Kew, should deal with plant reproduction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2864

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 July [1860] …
  • … 67 Charles Robert Darwin Wedgwood, S. E. (b) Hartfield 12 July [1860] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1860] , 14 February [1860] , and 12 March [1860] . …
  • … s | Hartfield | Tonbridge Wells July 12 th My dear Hooker Many thanks for newspaper. I …

To G. V. Reed   12 November [1860]

Summary

The family was detained at Eastbourne by a setback in Henrietta’s health.

Will send Leonard for tutoring on Thursday morning. Frank is doing capitally at school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  12 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D.22.39.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2982

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  V.  Reed   12 November [1860] …
  • … Record Office (D.22.39.5) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Nov [1860] George Varenne Reed …
  • … Down, Bromley Kent. — Nov.  12 th My dear Sir We returned on Saturday night from …

To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860]

Summary

Wants to amend request [see 2946] if DO wants to try carbonate of ammonia experiment. Put third drop on midrib of leaf [of Dionaea] or inside upper side.

Sorry DO already has Origin. Would he like Journal of Travels [Journal of researches]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  12 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Smith Woodward/DAR)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2946A

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  • … To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860] …
  • … Smith Woodward/DAR) Charles Robert Darwin Eastbourne 12 [Oct 1860] Daniel Oliver …
  • … 15. M.  P. | Eastbourne 12 th My dear Sir One line to amend my request, if you try the …

To Joseph Prestwich   12 March [1860]

Summary

Asks if JP can send criticism of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Prestwich
Date:  12 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2729

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  • … To Joseph Prestwich   12 March [1860] …
  • … DAR 147 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1860] Joseph Prestwich …
  • … Down. Bromley Kent. March 12 th . My dear Sir. The recent important changes in taxation …

From John Cattell   12 May 1860

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Cannot provide plants CD requested.

Has sowed several kinds of lettuce seed near each other and has never observed them to cross naturally [see Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 173 n.].

Author:  John Cattell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1860
Classmark:  DAR 77: 171–2a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2796

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  • … From John Cattell   12 May 1860 …
  • … DAR 77: 171–2a John Cattell Westerham 12 May 1860 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Westerham May 12 th /60 Dear Sir, Pray receive my best thanks for your very kind and …

To J. D. Hooker   12 [June 1860]

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Progress of [Thomas?] Thomson and G. H. K. Thwaites on accepting mutability.

Bee orchid pollination.

JDH has written to CD on homologies of stigma in Goodeniaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 [June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2830

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 [June 1860] …
  • … DAR 115: 62 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 [June 1860] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down Bromley Kent 12 th My dear Hooker Many thanks for your long & pleasant letter & for …

To Edward Cresy   12 December [1860]

Summary

Asks him to thank A. S. Taylor for note.

Describes experiments on Drosera.

Discusses reviews of the Origin. By far the best is by Asa Gray.

Discusses plans for new edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  12 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3021

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  • … To Edward Cresy   12 December [1860] …
  • … DAR 143 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec [1860] Edward Cresy, Jr …
  • … Down, Bromley, Kent Dec: 12 th . Dear Cresy Thank you much for your most interesting note. …

To Edward Cresy   [12 November 1860]

Summary

Thanks for information about the weight of water.

Describes experiments on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  [12 Nov 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2620

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  • … To Edward Cresy   [12 November 1860] …
  • … DAR 143 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 Nov 1860] Edward Cresy, Jr …

To Charles Lyell   12 September [1860]

Summary

Additional response, at length, to CL’s criticisms of natural selection. Comments on failure of rodents to develop in Australia. Argues that most species become extinct and do not develop. Discusses variability, especially variability of rudimentary organs. Extinction among ammonites. Survival of Ornithorhynchus. Descent of marsupials and placentals. Emphasises embryological argument for descent of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.226)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2915

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   12 September [1860] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.226) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Sept [1860] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Sept 12 th My dear Lyell I never thought of showing your letter to …

To George Charles Wallich   12 December [1860]

Summary

Discusses GCW’s Notes on the presence of animal life at vast depths [1860]. Asks for information on the decay of exuviae of organisms at bottom of sea. Has GCW reason to believe extensive areas of sea-bottom are bare? Is he sure rounded pebbles were not dropped by icebergs? Curious that water at such depths retains oxygen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  12 Dec 1860
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums (subsequently on sale at Nate D. Sanders (dealer) 25 February 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3020

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To George Charles Wallich   12 December [1860] …
  • … dealer) 25 February 2016) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec 1860 George Charles Wallich …
  • … Down Bromley Kent. Dec.  12 th Dear Sir I beg permission to thank you sincerely for …

From John Cattell   [after 5 May 1860]

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Future orders will be highly esteemed.

Author:  John Cattell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 5 May 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 167r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9213

Matches: 3 hits

  • … has not been found, but see Correspondence vol. 8, letter from John Cattell, 12 May 1860 . …
  • … letter and the letter from John Cattell, 12 May 1860 ( Correspondence vol. 8) and from the …
  • … 1858–1966 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 June 2015)), and his son, John Cattell (1819/20–69), …

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   20 January [1860]

Summary

Gives the results of crossing experiments; some interesting and curious facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  20 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.1: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2656

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.1: 12) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Jan [1860] …
  • … vol.  6, letters to W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 12 [May 1857] and 18 May [ 1857] ). In 1859, CD …

From Charles Lyell   27 September 1860

Summary

Fears that multiple origin of the domestic dog will be extended to mammals or man. Believes, with Hooker, that whatever occurs in domestication is possible in nature.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1860
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal VII, p. 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2930A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal VII, p. 12 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet 27 Sept 1860 …
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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…

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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

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?

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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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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

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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

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … 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…

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  • … 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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