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To James Samuelson   12 October [1867]

Summary

Thanks for Quarterly Journal of Science 4 (1867). Has just read Wallace’s admirable article in last number ["Creation by law", Q. J. Sci. 4 (1867): 471–88]. He is a master of clear argument.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Samuelson
Date:  12 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5647

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To James Samuelson   12 October [1867] …
  • … For more on the article, see the letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] . …
  • … Illinois Institute of Technology Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1867] James Samuelson …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Oct 12 My dear Sir I am much obliged for your kind present …

From Ernst Haeckel   12 May 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for new edition of Origin [4th ed. (1866)].

Comments on CD’s criticism of the harsh tone of Generelle Morphologie. Thinks he may have harmed himself but not the cause. Believes a radical reform of the science necessary, and since most scientists take a prejudiced view of the matter, a vigorous attack is essential.

Describes his travels in Canaries, Spain, and France.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5533

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From Ernst Haeckel    12 May 1867 …
  • … DAR 166: 44 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel Jena 12 May 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Jena 12. Mai 1867 Mein theurer, hochverehrter Freund! …
  • … zurückgekehrt, fand ich Ihren lieben Brief vom 12. April vor, sowie die neue Ausgabe Ihres …
  • … Jena 12. May 1867 My dear, most admired friend! …
  • … a few days, I found your kind letter of 12. April along with the new edition of your …
  • … Haeckel also refers to the letter from CD of 12 April [1867], and the fourth edition of …
  • … CUL.  A report was also published on 12 September 1867 in the Jenaische Zeitschrift für …
  • … and Jahn 1959–60. Haeckel wrote to Huxley on 12 May 1867 (Uschmann and Jahn 1959–60, …
  • … pp.  11–12; the letter is at the Imperial College of Science and Technology), mentioning …
  • … 1991, pp.  539–40. See letter to Ernst Haeckel, 12 April [1867] and n.  6. Carl Gegenbaur. …

From A. R. Wallace   22 October [1867]

Summary

Response to CD’s comments on "Creation by law" [see 5637].

The limits of variation discussed.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5656

Matches: 10 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] . …
  • … In his letter of 12 and 13 October [1867], CD had praised Wallace’s article in the …
  • … machines (see [Jenkin] 1867 , pp.  310–12, and A.  R.  Wallace 1867c, p.  487). Jenkin had …
  • … Wallace 1867c, pp.  486–7). See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and …
  • … n.  12. See letter to A.   …
  • … R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  13. …
  • … of Travel and Natural History (see letter from Andrew Murray, 12 August 1867  and n.  1). …
  • … See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  16. Wallace refers to …
  • … subscription library with premises at 12 St James’s Square ( Post Office London directory …
  • … 1867; see letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  20). Wallace refers …

From John Lubbock   12 February 1867

Summary

H. T. Stainton should be elected F.R.S.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 170: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5400

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From John Lubbock   12 February 1867 …
  • … 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury London, Lombard St, 15 12 Feb 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 15, Lombard Street. E.C. 12 Feb 1867 My dear M r . Darwin Should you mind signing the …

To T. H. Huxley   12 June [1867]

Summary

Asks THH to think about a better name for "Pangenesis"; suggests "Cytarrogenesis" or "Atomogenesis", but still prefers vaguer "Pangenesis".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 June [1867]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 235)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5568

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 June [1867] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 235) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 June [1867] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … vol.  13, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] ). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 27  …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. June 12 th My dear Huxley We come up on Saturday 15 th for a …

To Charles Lyell   12 June 1867

Summary

CD probably advised omitting mention of experiments suggesting that oxlips, cowslips, and primroses could be produced from the seed of a single plant

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 146: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5568F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   12 June 1867 …
  • … DAR 146: 326 Charles Robert Darwin 12 June 1867 Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Down 12 June, 1867. My dear Lyell I am not sure whether you require an answer. I can only …

From Samuel Wilson to Ferdinand von Mueller   12 November 1867

Summary

Sends some answers [missing] to CD’s queries on expression.

Author:  Samuel Wilson
Addressee:  Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) von Mueller
Date:  12 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 181: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5677

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Samuel Wilson to Ferdinand von Mueller    12 November 1867 …
  • … 129 Samuel Wilson Longerenong, Wimmera 12 Nov 1867 Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) …
  • … Longerenong | Wimmera Nov 12 th . 1867. My Dear Dr.  Mueller I send you answers to a few …

From J. D. Hooker   [12 January 1867]

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Summary

Responds to CD’s criticisms. JDH is sometimes confused as to what he has borrowed from CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Jan 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 131–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5358

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [12 January 1867] …
  • … DAR 102: 131–4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [12 Jan 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  12. CD’s annotations are notes for his letter …
  • … 1867, the Saturday following 9 January was 12 January. Hooker refers to CD’s criticisms of …

To J. D. Hooker   [12] May [1867]

Summary

Sends Fritz Müller’s address; has sent him Insular floras [pamphlet].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12] May [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5532

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [12] May [1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 25 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12] May [1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … In 1867, 12 May was a Sunday. Hooker had booked a room in Paris for the the month of …

From Andrew Murray   12 August 1867

Summary

He is planning a new journal to replace Natural History Review. Unlike the old one, it would be confined to reviews and would include an index of works on travel.

Author:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5604

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Andrew Murray   12 August 1867 …
  • … Dickson (Andrew) Murray London, Bedford Gardens, 67 12 Aug 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 67 Bedford Gardens | Kensington 12 August 1867 My dear Sir I am going to do something w …

To Ernst Haeckel   12 April [1867]

Summary

Struck by singular clarity of EH’s Generelle Morphologie. Remarks on various authors seem too severe. Severity leads the reader to take the side of the attacked person.

Making slow progress in correcting Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  12 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1–52/13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5500

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Ernst Haeckel   12 April [1867] …
  • … A-Abt. 1–52/13) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Apr [1867] Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Ap 12. My dear Sir I hope you have returned home well in …
  • … 1867 ; see also letter from Ernst Haeckel, 12 May 1867 ). CD had received a copy of …

To Carl Vogt   12 April [1867]

Summary

Would be great honour to have CV translate Variation, but Schweizerbart has arranged for J. V. Carus to do it.

Has read CV’s Lectures on man [1864] with extreme interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Vogt
Date:  12 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms fr. 2188, ff. 300–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5499

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Carl Vogt   12 April [1867] …
  • … de Genève (Ms fr. 2188, ff. 300–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Apr [1867] Carl Vogt …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Ap 12. My dear Sir I thank you sincerely for your very …

To A. R. Wallace   12 and 13 October [1867]

Summary

Response to ARW’s "Creation by law", especially the Angraecum sesquipedale and the predicted Madagascar moth.

ARW’s argument on beauty strikes CD as good.

Wishes ARW had made more clear the assumption of the reviewer [in North Br. Rev.] that each variation is a strongly marked one.

The Duke of Argyll’s argument on beauty is not candid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 and 13 Oct 1867
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 f. 96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5648

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   12 and 13 October [1867] …
  • … 46434 f. 96) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1867] 13 Oct [1867] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Oct 12 & 13 th My dear Wallace I ordered the journal a long …
  • … 1867c; see also letter to James Samuelson, 12 October [1867] , and letter from A.  R.   …
  • … An abstract of the paper appeared in the 12 October 1867 issue of Gardeners’ Chronicle ( …

From J. D. Hooker   12 February 1867

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Summary

Relieved that CD approves his declining the Presidency of BAAS. The BAAS and the role of scientific men in it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 143–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5399

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 February 1867 …
  • … DAR 102: 143–4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 12 Feb 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Benjamin Clarke   12 March 1867

Summary

Requests CD’s subscription to his On systematic botany and zoology [1870]. "Progressive development" is a leading principle of his work.

Author:  Benjamin Clarke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 157/1, 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5439

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Benjamin Clarke   12 March 1867 …
  • … DAR 161: 157/1, 158 Benjamin Clarke Hampstead 12 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 2 Mount Vernon | Hampstead | N.W. March 12 67. Dear Sir, I have for a long time had in …

From Thomas Belt   12 January 1867

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MS essay "On esculent fruits" [apparently enclosed in a missing letter].

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 47: 181–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5359

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Thomas Belt   12 January 1867 …
  • … DAR 47: 181–9 Thomas Belt Newcastle-upon-Tyne 12 Jan 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1 Ridley Terrace | New Castle on Tyne January 12. 1867 rest of first page excised will …

To J. D. Hooker   15 January [1867]

Summary

More comments on "Insular floras": community of peculiar genera in the Atlantic islands descended from European plants now extinct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5361

Matches: 6 hits

  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [12 January 1867] ). Emma Darwin wrote the postscript, inquiring after …
  • … Letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [12 January 1867] . CD refers to Frances Harriet Hooker and …
  • … a parenthetical statement in his letter of [12 January 1867]. The second of the four parts …
  • … 1866a) appeared in the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 12 January 1867, p.  27. See letter to J.   …
  • … 8, 358–60. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [12 January 1867] . In his letter to Hooker of …
  • … pp.  175–6 ( Collected papers 2: 111–12). CD refers to Variation (see letter from …

From F. A. Hagenauer to Ferdinand von Mueller   [12 September 1867]

Summary

Replies to CD’s queries about expression.

Author:  Friedrich August Hagenauer
Addressee:  Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) von Mueller
Date:  [12 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5620

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From F.  A.  Hagenauer to Ferdinand von Mueller    [12 September 1867] …
  • … Hagenauer Lake Wellington, Australia [12 Sept 1867] Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (Ferdinand) …
  • … they would lift up both arms above the head. 12. I have often seen tears coming into their …

To A. R. Wallace   [12–17] March [1867]

Summary

Asks to be kept informed on gaudy caterpillars.

Problems of his work on man; scope and role of sexual selection.

Indulgence of interest in expression is simply a "hobby-horse". Will see whether he can get queries inserted in an Indian newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [12–17] Mar [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 ff. 80–83v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5440

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   [12–17] March [1867] …
  • … Add 46434 ff. 80–83v) Charles Robert Darwin Down [12–17] Mar [1867] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … 28 [May 1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] …

From C. W. Nägeli   31 March 1867

Summary

Summarises his 12-page letter in which he responds to CD’s criticisms of his theory of ‘perfectibility’.

Author:  Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1867
Classmark:  On permanent loan to KULTURAMA Zurich (Inv. 5109_L)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5475F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Summarises his 12-page letter in which he responds to CD’s criticisms of his theory of ‘ …
  • … 31 Mars 1867 12 pages Mon cher Monsieur! sur sa critique de ma theorie du perfectionnement …
  • … formation (Nägeli 1865) in his letter of 12 June [1866] ( Correspondence vol. 14). Nägeli …
  • … 31 March 1867 12 pages My dear Sir, In his critique of my theory of perfectibility two …
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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…

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

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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…

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…

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

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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…

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…

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

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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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