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To Fritz Müller   20 September [1865]

Summary

Thanks for interesting letter on climbing plants.

FM’s view on Anelasma seems probable.

Difficulty quoted by FM from A. Agassiz on embryology of Echinodermata is quite beyond CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  20 Sept [1865]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4895

Matches: 13 hits

  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865 . …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865  and n.   …
  • … 1, and letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] . CD had not yet …
  • … Strychnos is contained in the section of the 12 August 1865 letter from Fritz Müller that …
  • … see Müller 1865b and letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] and …
  • … n.  1; see also the letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865  and n.  11). Müller included …
  • … p.  36 n. (see letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] and nn.   …
  • … pp.  21–2 (see letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] and n.   …
  • … in Catasetum , see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Hermann Crüger, 21 January 1864 , …
  • … February [1864] . The letter from Müller of 12 August 1865 is incomplete. The section of …
  • … section of the letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865 (see letter from Fritz Müller, 10  …
  • … when he wrote his own letter to CD on 12 August 1865, it appears that the possibility of …
  • … 135–40). The section of Müller’s letter of 12 August 1865 in which he discussed Alexander …

To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1864]

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Summary

Ernst Haeckel writes that young German scientists are enthusiastic for natural selection.

Did JDH write the article in Natural History Review on trees not producing flowers ["Botanical lesson books", (1864): 355–69]?

Encourages Harvey to publish on his "disagreeable" monster plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4561

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 July [1864] …
  • … DAR 115: 241 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1864] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … see also ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix II)). The paper was sent to the …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. July 12 th My dear old friend— I write merely to thank you …

To Edward Frankland   12 July 1873

Summary

Seeks the assistance of a professional chemist in securing a qualitative analysis of the fluid secreted by the glands of Drosera which have the power of dissolving animal matter out of the bodies of insects. [See 8979.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  12 July 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8977A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Edward Frankland   12 July 1873 …
  • … The University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July 1873 Edward Frankland …
  • … in Insectivorous plants , pp.  92–8 and 110–12. Muriatic acid: i.e.  hydrochloric acid. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 12. 1873 My dear Sir I am going to beg a great favour of …

To Charles Pritchard   12 October [1866]

Summary

Responds to CP’s sermon. Corrects CP’s confusion of what CD said about eyes of the Articulata with human eye,

and questions applicability of CP’s mathematical arguments about length of geological time needed for evolution.

Agrees he was foolish about the Wealden, now struck from later editions [Origin, pp. 285–7].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Pritchard
Date:  12 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  A. Pritchard comp. 1897, p. 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5240

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Charles Pritchard   12 October [1866] …
  • … A. Pritchard comp. 1897, p. 93 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1866] Charles Pritchard …
  • … Down, Oct . 12 th . My Dear Mr Pritchard,— I have read with much interest your sermon, …
  • … pp.  483–4). See also Correspondence vol.  12, letter from A.  C.  Ramsay, 10 July 1864  …
  • … increasing (see letter to Charles Lyell, 12 October [1866] and n.  8). The physicist …

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 Asa Gray   17 January 1865

Summary

New herbarium is finished.

Congratulations on Copley Medal.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4747

Matches: 11 hits

  • … the Royal Society of London 13 (1863–4): 505, and Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix IV). …
  • … on 5 December 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12). ‘Three forms of Lythrum salicaria ’ was …
  • … for the paper (see Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix III). Gray may refer to Scott 1864a …
  • … of Scott 1864b (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] ). CD …
  • … 25 February [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). CD had requested information about cuckoos …
  • … 29 October [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). The enclosure has not been found. CD’s query …
  • … pp.  506–8. See also Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 , …
  • … about cuckoos (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Asa Gray, 5 December 1864 ). In …
  • … of 7 November 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12), Benjamin Dann Walsh had remarked on Louis …
  • … and 11 July 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12). Gray eventually appointed Horace Mann as …
  • … Civil War (see Correspondence vols.  9–12). CD had long been opposed to slavery. See …

From R. F. Cooke   12 October 1875

Summary

Charge for 500 sets of the heliotype illustrations of Expression is £37 10s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 472
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10192

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   12 October 1875 …
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 12 Oct 1875 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 50A, Albemarle Street, London. W. Oct.  12 187 5 My dear Sir The charge for 500 sets of …

To Albert Günther   12 February 1874

Summary

Asks AG to sign an enclosure [see 9291].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9287

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Albert Günther   12 February 1874 …
  • … Taylor Library (38) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb 1874 Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf ( …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent . Feb 12 1874 My dear Dr Günther If you have no objection will you …

From James Paget   12 May 1875

Summary

A letter introducing T. F. Burgers, President of the Transvaal Republic.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9977

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From James Paget   12 May 1875 …
  • … 8 James Paget, 1st baronet London, Harewood Place, 1 12 May 1875 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1, Harewood Place, | Hanover Square. W. May 12. 1875. My dear Darwin I beg you to let me …

To an editor   12 October [1871]

Summary

Sends photograph of himself for a proposed memoir in correspondent’s Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  12 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8003

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To an editor   12 October [1871] …
  • … Archives of the New York Botanical Garden Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1871] Editor …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct 12 th Dear Sir I can have no objection to the portrait & …

From W. H. M. Christie   12 October 1874

Summary

Announces arrival of the Merope [Leonard Darwin’s ship] at Canterbury, New Zealand.

Author:  William Henry Mahoney Christie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9677

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  H.  M.  Christie   12 October 1874 …
  • … Henry Mahoney Christie Royal Observatory, Greenwich 12 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Observatory, Greenwich, | London, S.E. 1874 Oct.  12 Sir, The Astronomer Royal requests me …

From George Henslow   12 March 1866

Summary

Thanks for references for his Naudin–hybridism paper [see 5029].

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5033

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From George Henslow   12 March 1866 …
  • … DAR 166: 154 George Henslow London, South Crescent, 10 12 Mar 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 3 and 24 March 1866 (Greenaway ed.  1976, 12: 123, 126). Henslow was a dinner guest at …

Kanitz, August (1843–96)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950. Edited by Leo Santifaller et al. 12 vols. …
  • … and 12 fascicles of vol. 13 (A–Wettel, Franz Julius) to date. Vienna: Osterreichischen …

To John Murray   12 June [1849]

Summary

Appreciates what Murray and the printer are doing to rectify the error [transposition of pages of text in "Geology"]. But if the responsible person will be fined heavily, CD would want to "make some present".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  12 June [1849]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.16–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1245

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To John Murray   12 June [1849] …
  • … Archive) (Ms.42153 ff.16–17) Charles Robert Darwin Malvern 12 June [1849] John Murray …
  • … The Lodge Malvern June 12 th . My dear Sir I am extremely much obliged by your kind note. …

From T. M. Reade   12 January 1877

Summary

TMR’s address ["Geological time" (Presidential Address, 1876), Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 3 (1878): 211–35] not yet published. Will send copy.

Author:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1877
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (TMR2.D.1.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10782

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From T.  M.  Reade   12 January 1877 …
  • … Library (TMR2.D.1.1) Thomas Mellard Reade unstated 12 Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Karl Beger   [12 February 1877]

Summary

Intends to name his son after CD.

Author:  Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Feb 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10824

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Karl Beger   [12 February 1877] …
  • … DAR 201: 3 Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger Hamburg [12 Feb 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …

From D. B. Miller   12 May 1877

Summary

Offers a supplementary component to sexual selection which CD ignored in Descent: the direct effect of differences in ardour between males and females.

Author:  David Benton Miller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10959

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From D.  B.  Miller   12 May 1877 …
  • … DAR 171: 179 David Benton Miller Cincinnati 12 May 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Daniel Oliver   12 July 1877

Summary

Thanks for Forms of flowers.

Alexander Dickson would like to know whether anyone has described the epidermal cells lining the pitcher of Cephalotus.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 173: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11048

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Daniel Oliver   12 July 1877 …
  • … DAR 173: 34 Daniel Oliver Kew 12 July 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

To T. M. Reade   12 October [1877]

Summary

CD is occupied with vegetable physiology.

Prefers to read MS when published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Date:  12 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (TMR1.D.7.3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11180

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To T.  M.  Reade   12 October [1877] …
  • … Library (TMR1.D.7.3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1877] Thomas Mellard Reade …

From Robert Damon   12 October 1877

Summary

Asks whether CD considers it possible that a mollusc could poison anyone on contact, as RD has heard from missionaries about a certain South Sea variety.

Author:  Robert Damon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11182

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Robert Damon   12 October 1877 …
  • … DAR 162: 36 Robert Damon Weymouth 12 Oct 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
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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

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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

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

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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…

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…

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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…

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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