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To George Busk   12 March [1871]

Summary

Discusses his blunder in "confounding the two foramina" [in the skull] of apes [in Descent].

Discusses views of George Rolleston, St George Mivart, and Huxley on the occurrence of the foramina.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk
Date:  12 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7574

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  • … To George Busk   12 March [1871] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.387) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1871] George Busk …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. March 12 th My dear Busk I thank you cordially. It has been …

To William Ogle   12 March [1871]

Summary

Thanks WO for his replies [to 7551]. Discusses the open mouth in surprise; asks WO to investigate its function in hearing and breathing.

Asks why deaf persons generally keep mouths open.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  12 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 7 (EH 88205905)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7575

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  • … To William Ogle   12 March [1871] …
  • … DAR 261.5: 7 (EH 88205905) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1871] William Ogle …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. March 12 th My dear D r . Ogle I have received both your …

To Patrick Matthew   15 March [1871]

Summary

PM’s letter and newspaper article [see 7576] show him to be still vigorous. CD doubts that he himself will be good for much more.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  15 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7585

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  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Patrick Matthew, 12 March 1871 . …
  • … See letter from Patrick Matthew, 12 March 1871  and n.  3. …
  • … See letter from Patrick Matthew, 12 March 1871  and n.  7. Alexander Matthew. …

From Patrick Matthew   12 March 1871

Summary

Encloses an article he wrote for the Scotsman [9 Mar 1871, p. 5].

Wishes he had time to write a critique of Descent. There is evidence of design and benevolence in nature. Beauty cannot be accounted for by natural selection.

Author:  Patrick Matthew
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1871
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. Lib.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7576

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  • … From Patrick Matthew   12 March 1871 …
  • … History Museum (Gen. Lib. ) Patrick Matthew Errol 12 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …

To P. B. Mason   24 March [1871]

Summary

Interested in occurrence of hair on backs of weakly children. Asks PBM if he would report particulars of any case he observes during next 6–12 months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Brookes Mason
Date:  24 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7615

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  • … Asks PBM if he would report particulars of any case he observes during next 6–12 months. …
  • … to beg you to observe during next 6 or 9 or 12 months any case,—giving me particulars of …

To William Ogle   18 March [1871]

Summary

Agrees that in a deaf person the jaw may fall because of concentrated attention.

In surprise, mouth is opened suddenly and chest filled with air. This expression occurs in all parts of the world. Odd that so simple a movement is so perplexing to understand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 8 (EH 88205906)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7596

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  • … not been found, but was evidently a reply to the letter to William Ogle, 12 March [1871] . …
  • … See letter to William Ogle, 12 March [1871] . In Expression , pp.  283–4, CD noted that …

From George Busk   16 March 1871

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The presence of the inter-condyloid perforation in man no more indicates his simian relations than it does his relations to numerous other animals.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7591

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …
  • … is to Descent . See letter to George Busk, 12 March [1871] and n.  8. Busk refers to the …

From J. V. Carus   15 March 1871

Summary

Sends CD a list of misprints in vol. 1 of Descent.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7586

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  • … p. ’ added ink before ‘21’ and ‘51. ’ 2.9 12] ‘from top’ added ink 2.10 8] ‘from top’ …
  • … note 64  Doubblettren Doubletten x) 324 12 marine univalve univalve 355 8 includes include …

From John Morley   26 March 1871

Summary

Thanks for CD’s letter on his review of Descent in the Pall Mall Gazette [21 Mar 1871].

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7628

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  • … Morley] 1871b), which appeared in the 12 April 1871 issue of the Pall Mall Gazette . See …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   14 March 1871

Summary

Russian translation of Descent in progress, but the Minister of Interior has banned CD’s work and the book will be seized.

His foolish brother-in-law, Mayor of Montmartre, attempted to defend their section against the government.

CD’s queries on man and camels have gone to Alexander [Kovalevsky] in Sinai.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 169: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7583

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …
  • … vol.  18, letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 12 December [1870] and n.  4). The tsarist board …

To W. E. Darwin   15 March [1871]

Summary

Wants WED to thank F. de Chaumont for some valuable observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (RAMC/473/1). Trustees of the Army Medical Services Museum.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11936

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  • … to W.  E.  Darwin, 11 March 1871  and n.  12. CD refers to answers received to his Queries …

From James Crichton-Browne   [29–31 March 1871]

Summary

On the power of concentration to influence body organs.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29–31 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7649

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  • … Browne refers to the case of Sarah Jacob, a 12-year-old Welsh girl famous for apparently …
  • … out on her forehead. This went on until the 12 th .  of January—when a discharge from the …

From Emile Alglave   17 March 1871

Summary

Comments on continued appearance of Revue [des cours scientifiques] despite German siege. Plans enlarged format to include politics and political economy. Repeats request to publish first part of Descent, chapter by chapter, to be followed by publication of the whole.

Author:  Émile Alglave
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7592

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  • … la France et de l’étranger in the issues for 12 August and 16 September 1871 (pp.  147–57  …

To A. R. Wallace   13 March [1871]

Summary

Asks whether Bugis [Buggess] are Malays. [See 7587.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  13 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  English Heritage, Down House (EH 88202150)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7579A

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [after 9 March 1871]

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Answers CD’s letter [7560], on points of agreement between them, the chief one being the sympathy which man has with his fellows. Disagrees however with CD’s "principle" of the painful feelings of dissatisfied instinct.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 9 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 60–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7562

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …

To J. D. Hooker   28 March [1871]

Summary

Sends Hibiscus

and enclosure [Queries about expression?] on chance of "any point being observed" in Morocco.

Murray informs him edition of Descent will probably be 6500 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 193–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7630

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  • … D.  Hooker, 26 March 1871  and nn.  11 and 12. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21 March [ …

From George Busk   10 March 1871

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Clarification of the supra-condyloid foramen in humans and animals.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 21–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7563

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …

From W. R. Greg   14 March [1871]

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Comments on various points in Descent: proportion of sexes, moral sentiments in animals, etc. Encloses "packet of data" [missing].

Author:  William Rathbone Greg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 127–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7581

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  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …

From Arthur Nicols   7 March 1871

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Referring to CD’s passage on monkeys’ acquiring taste for tea, coffee, and tobacco, AN tells of three monkeys he kept in Australia that developed strong taste for rum and smoking tobacco without being taught in any way [see Descent, 2d ed., p. 7 n.].

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7553

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  • … To Charles Darwin— Esq. F.R.S. Sir. At page 12 vol I of “The Descent of Man” this passage …

To William Turner   28 March [1871]

Summary

Discusses errors in Descent. Not surprised that WT is not committed to full acceptance of evolution of man.

At work on Expression. Asks about muscles that raise spines of hedgehog and tail coverts of peacock. Asks about influence of mind on capillaries with regard to blushing. Mentions views of James Paget on influence of the mind on nutrition of body parts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  28 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Dc.2.96/5/4a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7632

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  • … in March 1871. See letter to George Busk, 12 March [1871] and n.  3. In his letter to H.   …
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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…

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  • … (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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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…

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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

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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. …
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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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