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To ?   12 July [1872–4]

Summary

Has not strength or time to hunt for Herminium monorchis; has failed to make orchid seeds germinate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  National Library of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To ?    12 July [1872–4] …
  • … of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July …
  • … 1872 12 July …
  • … 1873 12 July 1874 Unidentified …

To the Linnean Society   12 September 1872

Summary

Instructions for forwarding a parcel and outstanding issues of Transactions due him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  12 Sept 1872
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Darwin Misc. Letters 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8517

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To the Linnean Society   12 September 1872 …
  • … of London (Darwin Misc. Letters 9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Sept 1872 Linnean Society …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sep.  12. 72 Dear Sir, Will you be so kind as to send me the …
  • … letter to the Linnean Society, [after 12] September 1872 . CD’s copies of the Transactions …

To Francis Galton   12 August [1872]

Summary

The carrier will call at University College on Thursday 15 August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  12 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  The Whiting family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8464F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To Francis Galton   12 August [1872] …
  • … family (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Aug [1872] Francis Galton …

To Bartholomäus von Carneri   12 March 1872

Summary

Offers to send German editions of his works when he return home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomäus von Carneri
Date:  12 Mar 1872
Classmark:  Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Handschriftensammlung (H.I.N. 39418)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8241F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Bartholomäus von Carneri   12 March 1872 …
  • … H.I.N. 39418) Charles Robert Darwin 12 Mar 1872 Bartholomäus von Carneri …
  • … Kent. [9 Devonshire Street, London. ] Mar 12. 1872 Sir I am at present staying away from …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [after 12 August 1872]

Summary

VOK is marking the passages [in Wundt, Menschen und Thierseele (1863)] that may interest CD.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 12 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8476

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   [after 12 August 1872] …
  • … Онуфриевич Ковалевский) London, Euston Rd, 218 [after 12 Aug 1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and the letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, [12–17 August 1872] . CD’s letter to Kovalevsky …
  • … see letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, [12–17 August 1872] and n.  2). Kovalevsky’s next …

From John Murray   12 November [1872]

Summary

Price of Expression is 12s.

Sends cheque to pay CD his share of profits on Origin [6th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8622

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From John Murray   12 November [1872] …
  • … DAR 171: 430 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50 12 Nov [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50, Albemarle S t . | W. Nov r 12 My Dear Sir The price of …
  • … your book on Expression is s 12/- not a dear one considering the cost of the …

From W. W. Reade   12 March 1872

Summary

Has just finished his work [? The martyrdom of man (1872)]. The new points are: (1) Negroes have whiskers; (2) their music is sometimes agreeable; (3) the Kaffirs are Negroes.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8241

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From W.  W.  Reade   12 March 1872 …
  • … DAR 176: 55 William Winwood Reade Kensington 12 Mar 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … t . Mary Abbot’s Terrace | Kensington March 12—72 My dear Sir I’ve been morn noon & night …
  • … W.  W.  Reade, 21  February 1871  and 12 September 1871 . In Descent 1: 64, CD referred to …
  • … vol.  19, letter from W.  W.  Reade, 12 September 1871  and n.  3. In Descent 1: 220, CD …

From Henry Johnson   12 January [1872]

Summary

Sends a map of a field showing the effect of earthworms.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12419

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Henry Johnson   12 January [1872] …
  • … DAR 168: 65 Henry Johnson Shrewsbury 12 Jan [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …

To Williams & Norgate   12 April [1872]

Summary

Orders books: J. R. Leifchild, The higher ministry of nature (1872);

Hermann Müller, The application of the Darwinian theory to flowers [(1872?), reprint from Am. Nat. 5 (1871): 271–97];

and a review by J. B. Hunter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  12 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.414)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8284

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Williams & Norgate   12 April [1872] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.414) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Apr [1872] Bookseller. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. April 12 th Dear Sir Please to send me “The Higher Ministry of …

To the Linnean Society   [after 12] September 1872

Summary

Note authorising James West to collect Transactions on CD’s behalf.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  [after 12] Sept 1872
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Darwin Misc. Letters 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8501

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To the Linnean Society   [after 12] September 1872 …
  • … Darwin Misc. Letters 8) Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 12] Sept 1872 Linnean Society …
  • … and the letter to the Linnean Society, 12 September 1872 . In 1872, James West succeeded …

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1872]

Summary

Overjoyed at the way the newspapers have taken up JDH’s case. The memorial has done great good this way, whatever the wretched Government does. It is enough to make one a Tory. JDH has done a service to all men of science by showing governments that they cannot be trampled on.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 July [1872] …
  • … DAR 94: 222–3 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1872] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 12 th My dear Hooker I must exhale & express my joy at the …

From W. W. Reade   12 September [1872]

Summary

Beginning work on his African travels [The African sketch-book (1873)].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8519

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  W.  Reade   12 September [1872] …
  • … DAR 176: 63 William Winwood Reade Kensington 12 Sept [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … t . Mary Abbot’s Terrace | Kensington Sept.  12. My dear Sir I have no doubt entire change …

From C. L. Sutherland   12 September 1872

Summary

Sends CD a book on mule breeding in Poitou [Eugène Ayrault, De l’industrie mulassière en Poitou (1867)].

Author:  Charles Leslie Sutherland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 177: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8518

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From C.  L.  Sutherland   12 September 1872 …
  • … DAR 177: 320 Charles Leslie Sutherland Cirencester 12 Sept 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … West Market Place | Cirencester. 12 th . September 72. Dear M r . Darwin. According to …

To J. V. Carus   12 December [1872]

Summary

Has not strength nor time to alter and improve Variation.

First English edition of Expression now at 9000 copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  12 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 90–91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8674

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   12 December [1872] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 90–91) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Dec [1872] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Dec 12 th My dear Sir There is much which I sh d like to alter & …

From R. F. Cooke   12 February 1872

Summary

Sends first copy of new [6th] edition of Origin. Expenses have been much higher than estimated because of extensive revisions. 3000 copies retailing at 6s would yield only £100 profit. Suggests fixing price at 7s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 407
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8209

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   12 February 1872 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 12 Feb 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50A, Albemarle Street, London, W. Feb y . 12 187 2 My dear Sir By post you will receive …

To John Scott   12 August 1872

Summary

Acknowledges a box of worm-casts from India and a bottle of worms in spirits. There is no memorandum.

His book on expression is finished and includes valuable information from JS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  12 Aug 1872
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8465F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Scott   12 August 1872 …
  • … Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 69 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Aug 1872 John Scott …
  • … Down, Beckenham, Kent, Aug.  12, 1872. My Dear Sir,— I received from Kew about a week ago …

From Herbert Spencer   12 June 1872

Summary

HS hopes in the future to show more fully "absolute emptiness" of James Martineau’s propositions; is glad CD approved of his article dealing with JM’s arguments. [J. Martineau, "The place of mind in nature", Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 606–23; H. Spencer, "Mr Martineau on evolution", Contemp. Rev. 20 (1872): 141–54.]

Author:  Herbert Spencer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 177: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8384

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Herbert Spencer   12 June 1872 …
  • … DAR 177: 230 Herbert Spencer Bayswater 12 June 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 37 Queen’s Gardens, | Bayswater, W. 12 June 1872. Dear Darwin, Though you interdict a …

To Charles Lyell   12 July [1872]

Summary

Comments on enclosed discussion of S. American geology by Agassiz. Mentions elevation of Patagonia and glaciation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 July [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.420)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8405

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   12 July [1872] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.420) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1872] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 12 th My dear Lyell I have been glad to see the enclosed & …

From Armand de Quatrefages   12 January 1872

Summary

Battle for CD’s nomination to the French Academy continues.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 175: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8157

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Armand de Quatrefages    12 January 1872 …
  • … Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau Paris 12 Jan 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Paris 12 Janvier 72 Cher Monsieur La lutte pour votre existence, en qualité de …
  • … Paris 12 January 72 Dear Sir The struggle for your existence, as Correspondent to our …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [12–17 August 1872]

Summary

CD cannot omit mention of Wilhelm Wundt’s Thierseele [Vorlesungen über die Menschen und Thierseele (1863)] in his book.

Murray could control the number of copies of translation of Expression sold in Russia by the number of heliotypes he will supply.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12–17 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8464

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   [12–17 August 1872] …
  • … Онуфриевич Ковалевский) London, Euston Rd, 218 [12–17 Aug 1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 10 August [1872] , carries postmarks of 11 and 12 August 1872. Kovalevsky had recommended …
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Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

Summary

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

Matches: 12 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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

Matches: 11 hits

  • … (letters from George Cupples, 21 February 1874 and 12 March 1874 ); the material was …
  • … the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii; letters from T. N. Staley, 12 February 1874 and 20 February 1874 …
  • …  was published in November 1874 ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Though containing …
  • … print runs would be very good ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Darwin's …
  • … Review & in the same type’  ( letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). George’s letter …
  • … he finally wrote a polite, very formal letter to Mivart on 12 January 1875 , refusing to hold any …
  • … & snugness’ ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ).   More …
  • … vicar of Deptford ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ), but to her …
  • … mechanism that Darwin agreed with ( letter to F. J. Cohn, 12 October 1874 ). Darwin’s American …
  • … bank with enormous tips to his ears ( letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874 ). The Manchester …
  • … excellent, & as clear as light’ ( letter to John Tyndall, 12 August [1874] ). Hooker …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

Summary

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

Matches: 6 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

Summary

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

Matches: 5 hits

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

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

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

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

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

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

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

Matches: 4 hits

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

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

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

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

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

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

Darwin & Glen Roy

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Lyell, [9 March 1841] To Charles Lyell, [12? March 1841] To William Fitton, …
  • … Chambers, 11 September 1847 To J.D. Hooker, [12? September 1847] To David …

German and Dutch photograph albums

Summary

Darwin Day 2018: To celebrate Darwin's 209th birthday, we present two lavishly produced albums of portrait photographs which Darwin received from continental admirers 141 years ago. These unusual gifts from Germany and the Netherlands are made…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … their generous sympathy. ( Letter to A. A. van Bemmelen, 12 February 1877 )  View the …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

Summary

'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … price at 7 s.  6 d.  ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 February 1872 ). Always closely …
  • … turn into an old honest Tory’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 July [1872] ). Darwin and …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

Summary

At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … he had ‘gained nothing’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). poor miserable …
  • … Natural History Review  ( see letter to H. W. Bates, 12 January [1863] ). Darwin added Bates’s …
  • … Society ( see letter from Edward Sabine to John Phillips, 12 November 1863 ). Characteristically, …
  • … also encouraged him to write ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). In this paper, Scott …
  • … to capture his attention ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). Additionally, Darwin …
  • … Huxley, 25 February 1863 , and letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). Emma was a …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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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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