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To Alfred Wrigley   [after 12 March 1868]

Summary

Assures AW he has not hurt Horace’s feelings. CD has always been doubtful about a private tutor for Horace. Fears a letter [giving notice of removal] was lost in the post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Wrigley
Date:  [after 12 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 182v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6008

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Alfred Wrigley   [after 12 March 1868] …
  • … 182v Charles Robert Darwin London, Chester Place, 4 [after 12 Mar 1868] Alfred Wrigley …
  • … letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868 . See letter to Alfred Wrigley, …
  • … 1868] . See letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868 . CD refers to Horace Darwin. CD …

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 …

From J. D. Hooker   12 March 1878

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Summary

Has written to Farrer in support of Torbitt’s grant.

Resistance of Liberian coffee to "fly" and susceptibility to fungus.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11417

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 March 1878 …
  • … DAR 104: 105–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 12 Mar 1878 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … infestans . Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 2d ser. 12: 239–69. …

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: 3 hits

  • … From Karl Beger   [12 February 1877] …
  • … DAR 201: 3 Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger Hamburg [12 Feb 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin Richard Beger, was born on 11 February 1877. CD was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877. …

To A. R. Wallace   12 July [1871]

Summary

CD is allowing his family to decide whether Chauncey Wright’s paper on Mivart is dull.

Health and despondency.

Doubts his ability to answer Mivart successfully [in 6th ed. of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 July [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7858

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   12 July [1871] …
  • … Library (Add MS 46434) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1871] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 12 July 1871 . CD refers to Chauncey Wright’s review of …
  • … 8 February 1870] and n.  2). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 12 July 1871  and n.  3. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 12 th My dear Wallace Very many thanks. As soon as I read …
  • … See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 12 July 1871  and n.  9. CD discussed the absence of …

From Leonard Blomefield   12 March 1877

Summary

Congratulates CD on testimonials from the savants of Germany and the Netherlands [Nature 15 (1877): 356, 410–12] and generally on his contributions to biology.

Asks if and when CD’s "Variability of organic beings in a state of nature", as projected in 1868 [see Variation 1: 4] is to appear.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 168: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10889

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Leonard Blomefield   12 March 1877 …
  • … DAR 168: 59 Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield Bath 12 Mar 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and the Netherlands [ Nature 15 (1877): 356, 410–12] and generally on his contributions to …
  • … lovers of science from Holland. CD was 68 on 12 February 1877. The German album was sent …
  • … Belmont | Bath. March 12 th | 1877. — My dear Darwin, I cannot refrain from writing you a …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1847]

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Summary

Thinks JDH should arrange his facts against the aquatic formation of coal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1087

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [12 May 1847] …
  • … DAR 114: 92 Charles Robert Darwin Down [12 May 1847] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of the Geological Society, CD was present at the meeting of 12 May 1847. The entry in CD’ …
  • … Book (Down House MS) recording a trip to London on 12 May 1847 confirms this and Hooker’s …

To Charles Lyell   12 [March 1860]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 4 hits

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

To J. G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849]

Summary

Encloses a letter to be forwarded to Sven Lovén, asking for a specimen of a remarkable cirripede. Still anxious to receive JGF’s specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johan Georg Forchhammer
Date:  12 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  University of Copenhagen, Mineralogical Museum Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1268

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  G. Forchhammer   12 November [1849] …
  • … Museum Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Nov [1849] Johan Georg Forchhammer …
  • … See letter to Sven Lovén, 12 November 1849 . See letter to Albany Hancock, 29 September [ …
  • … Down Farnborough Kent Nov. 12 th My dear Sir I beg your pardon for troubling you, but I …

From John Scott   20 January 1865

Summary

Comments on his Primula paper [see 4213].

Describes his situation in Calcutta.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4751

Matches: 13 hits

  • … to seek employment in India (see Correspondence vol.  12). He departed for Calcutta on …
  • … 28 August 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August 1864 , …
  • … employment for Scott (see Correspondence vol.  12, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June  …
  • … of 16 May [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12), Scott remarked: ‘the degree of sterility of …
  • … alterations (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] , and …
  • … to Asa Gray (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] ). Gray …
  • … read the paper (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22 February [ …
  • … Oliver to review it (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 September [ …
  • … 3 June 1863] , and Correspondence vol.  12, letter from John Scott, 28 May 1864 ). CD and …
  • … 10 June 1863 , and Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 April [1864] , and …
  • … practical duties (see Correspondence vol.  12, enclosure to letter from J.  D. Hooker, 6  …
  • … him financial support (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to John Scott, 9 April 1864 ). …
  • … Scott at Down (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 April [1864] ). He …

From Prior Purvis   12 March 1874

Summary

Sends report on an infant with congenital heart disease who died at ten months. Post-mortem showed it had the "heart of a fish": two cavities, one auricle and one ventricle.

Author:  Prior Purvis
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 174: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9355

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Prior Purvis   12 March 1874 …
  • … DAR 174: 80 Prior Purvis Blackheath 12 Mar 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 5, Lansdowne Place, | Blackheath. S.E. March 12 th . 1874 Dear Sir/ In the course of my …
  • … on April 17 th . 1873 and died February 12 th 1874, living 10 months, less 5 days— On my …
  • … of the child gave way and it died on the 12 th .  of last month— Two days after death we …

To John Lubbock   12 [June 1856]

Summary

Smallpox in the village. Death of Joseph Parslow’s son.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  12 [June 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 3 (EH 88206450)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1900

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To John Lubbock   12 [June 1856] …
  • … EH 88206450) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 [June 1856] John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st …
  • … June 1856] . CD went to London and back on 12 June 1856 and again from 18 to 21 June (Emma …
  • … Down. — 12 th Dear Lubbock Many thanks for your note just received. — Pray do not get an …

To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 4 hits

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

From J. I. Rogers   12 October 1876

Summary

His brother, George, reports from Calcutta a case of a man whose hands are divided like a cow’s foot.

Author:  John Innes Rogers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10640

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  I.  Rogers   12 October 1876 …
  • … DAR 176: 195 John Innes Rogers London, Cannon St, 119 12 Oct 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Edited by James A. H. Murray, et al. 12 vols. and supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. …
  • … 119, Cannon Street, | London, | E.C 12 th October/76. Dear Sir, My brother George Rogers …

From Asa Gray   12 October 1876

Summary

Would like sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation if it is not already out.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10639

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   12 October 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 190 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 12 Oct 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Oct.  12 187 6 My Dear Darwin Is not your Fertilization- …

To Wallis Nash   12 September [1871]

Summary

Thanks for facts relating to inheritance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wallis Nash
Date:  12 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  F. Louise Nash Barton (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7934

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To Wallis Nash   12 September [1871] …
  • … Nash Barton (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Sept [1871] Wallis Nash …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sept.  12 th Dear Sir I am much obliged for your kindness in …

To John Scott   2 May [1863]

Summary

Impressed by JS’s attempts to fertilise Gongora.

CD has large collection of notes on orchids, but does not know when he will publish on them again.

Asks for JS’s papers on sterility of individual orchids and on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  2 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4137

Matches: 12 hits

  • … 13 May 1863. In his letter to CD of [after 12] April [1863], Scott mentioned that he was …
  • … truncata in his letter to CD of [after 12] April [1863]. Scott and CD had been discussing …
  • … seeds produced (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from John Scott, 28 March 1864 ); CD …
  • … 3, 2: 133–5. In his letter to CD of [after 12] April [1863], Scott stated that he had been …
  • … on 14 May 1863. In his letter of [after 12] April [1863], Scott had thanked CD for the …
  • … encouraging remarks in his letter to Scott of 12 April [1863]. CD refers to Scott’s draft …
  • … Maxillaria (see letter from John Scott, [after 12] April [1863] ); the paper was published …
  • … on self-pollination (see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] and n.  17). Scott had …
  • … inquiries (see letter from John Scott, [after 12] April [1863] ). See letter to Asa Gray, …
  • … the ovule through the micropyle (see letter to Daniel Oliver, [12 April 1863] and n.   …
  • … 3, and letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). …
  • … In his letter to CD of [after 12] April [1863], Scott expressed a wish to make further …

To T. H. Huxley   12 March [1869]

Summary

Apologises for passing on what he agrees were offensive remarks in V. Lushington’s letter. Has told VL he had no right to make them. Asks THH to make allowance for red-hot disciples defending the master.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 264)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6658

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 March [1869] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 264) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Mar [1869] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … March 1869  and n.  1. See letter to Vernon Lushington, [12 March 1869] . Auguste Comte. …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Mar 12. My dear Huxley I read Lushington’s letter in a …

From M. T. Masters   12 July 1865

Summary

Will forward Robert Caspary’s paper to CD when it is published ["Sur les hybrides obtenus par la greffe", Bull. Congr. Int. Bot. & Hortic. Amsterdam (1865): 65–80].

MTM is to become editor of Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 171: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4871

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From M.  T.  Masters   12 July 1865 …
  • … DAR 171: 72 Maxwell Tylden Masters Peckham 12 July 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … et d’Horticulture held in Amsterdam from 7 to 12 April 1865. CD read about the paper in …
  • … from J.  D. Hooker, 2 May 1865  and n.  12; see also CD’s annotations to the letter from …
  • … Rye Lane Peckham. S.E. July 12. 1865 My dear Sir/ I was present when D r . Caspary’s paper …

From John Beddoe   [22 August – 12 September 1869]

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Results of CD’s examination of data subvert JB’s former inferences. Will send abstracts from the data for his paper on colour of hair of single and married women 35 to 45 years old ["On the supposed increasing prevalence of dark hair in England", Anthropol. Rev. 1 (1863): 310–12].

Author:  John Beddoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug–12 Sept 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 85: A13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6809

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From John Beddoe   [22 August – 12 September 1869] …
  • … DAR 85: A13–14 John Beddoe Arrocuhar [22 Aug–12 Sept 1869] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … supposed increasing prevalence of dark hair in England. Anthropological Review 1: 310–12. …
  • … increasing prevalence of dark hair in England", Anthropol. Rev. 1 (1863): 310–12]. …
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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

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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

Summary

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

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

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

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

Darwin’s queries on expression

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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

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

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

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

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

Darwin & Glen Roy

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

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

German and Dutch photograph albums

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

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

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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

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

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

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

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

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil …
  • … the scientific world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) Familiar …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … he may wish to give up the task’ ( letter to Carl Vogt, 12 April [1867] ). Darwin need not …
  • … remarks on expression”’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, [12–17] March [1867] ). Darwin’s doggedness in …
  • … had drawn a better sphynx’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] ). Darwin referred …
  • … rich from the nonsense talked’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] ). …
  • … truth of his own conclusions’ ( letter to Ernst Haeckel, 12 April [1867] ). All quiet on …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … read There appears to be good art. on Entozore 12  by Owen in Encyclop. of Anat. & …
  • … all Vols. Marshall’s Rural Economy of Yorkshire, 12 s  [Marshall 1788]—— often quoted by …
  • … Palaces. Fourth Edition with Woodcuts. 2 vols. fcap. 8vo., 12 s . 30  [Jesse 1838] …
  • … Animals (Deer, Antelopes, &c.) [Jardine 1835–6] 12. Ruminating Animals (Goats, Sheep, …
  • … et Culture. 4to. Avec 10 planches. Amsterdam, 1768. 12 s . 41  Bailliére [Saint-Simon] 1768] …
  • … of  Vertebrate  animals 54 folio Plates. Maclise 2”12.6. [Maclise 1847] good for woodcuts. (Roy. …
  • … Malthus on Population [Malthus 1826] Oct 12 th  W. Earle’s 60  Eastern Seas [Earl 1837]. …
  • …  vol. 19 Mungo Parks travels [Park 1799] Feb 12 Sir H. Davy consolations in travel [H. …
  • … [G. Dixon ed. 1789]. Voyages skimmed. Coral Theory 12 th  Dampier [Dampier 1697]. 1 st …
  • … references at end of Hallam [Hallam 1837–9]) Feb. 12 th  Charlsworths Journal [ Magazine …
  • … Hour & Man. H. Martineau [H. Martineau 1841] —— 12 Sir S. Romilly’s Memoirs [Romilly 1840 …
  • … Natur-gesichte [Bechstein 1789–95]. d[itt]o March 12 th  Gardener’s Magaz. [ Gardener' …
  • … and Register of Rural &   Domestic Improvement ] 12 Backhouse Narr: of Visit to …
  • … Dict. des Sci. Nat. [A. P. de Candolle 1820] marked 12. Watertons Essays in Nat. Hist. 2 nd …
  • … Oct. Cosmos [A. von Humboldt 1845–8]. Vol. 1 Nov. 12 Martin on the Horse [W. C. L. Martin …
  • … [DAR 119: 17a] 1846 Feb 12 th . Metzger Getreidarten [Metzger 1841] …
  • … 16 Bot. Reports. Ray. Soc. [Ray Society 1846] Nov. 12. Mem. of Geolog. Survey [ Memoirs of …
  • … . 1 Meyens Geography of Plants [Meyen 1846]. —— 12 th  Metzger Kultiverten Kohlarten …
  • … VI.— [DAR 119: 17b] 1846 Feb. 12. 1 & 2 vol. of Wilkinson’s Manner …
  • … Scotts Life [Lockart 1837–8]— read aloud April 12 th . Carlyles Oliver Cromwell [Carlyle …
  • … Despatches Vol I. II. III [Wellesley 1834–9] Dec 12 th  The Emigrant by Sir F. B. Head [F. …
  • … on population [Malthus 1826] (2 d  time) —— 12 Brickell’s Nat. Hist of N. Carolina …
  • … Diseases—2 d . Edit. 1815 [Adams 1815]. May 12 th  Necker. Mem. les Oiseaux de Geneve [L. …
  • … & Forbes, travels in Lycia [Spratt and Forbes 1847] 12 th  Putsche & Vertuch …
  • … latter vols: but so little not worth getting others. 12 Journal of Philosoph. Soc. of …
  • … by H. D. Richardson [H. D. Richardson 1847]. April 12. Arthur Adams. Notes from Journal of …
  • … Statesmen of G III [Brougham 1839–43]. (1 series, 2 vols. 12 mo.) poorish May 31. Evelyn’s …
  • … life of Constable [Leslie 1843] (interesting) —— 12 Autobiography of a Working Man. A …
  • … [ Palaeontographical Society. Monograph Series. ] 12. Sedgwicks Discourse on Study of …
  • … Siege of Vienna [Schimmer 1847].— good Sept 12 th . B. Franklins life by Sparks [Sparks ed. …
  • … 1847] Du loup et de ses ràces ou varietes 8 o . 12. p. 1 Pl. Poitiers 1851. Chez H. Oudin …

All Darwin's letters from 1873 go online for the anniversary of Origin

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To celebrate the 158th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species on 24 November, the full transcripts and footnotes of over 500 letters from and to Charles Darwin in 1873 are now available online. Read about Darwin's life in 1873 through his…

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  • … off, & most of them sold!  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ) …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … “ 11. —Renewal of license. “ 12. —Licensed persons experimenting to be not liable under …
  • … as he would have incurred under the powers of the Act 12 & 13 Victoria, chapter 92, had he …
  • … so offending shall be the same as is provided by the Act 12 & 13 Vic., cap. 92, for the …
  • … to be not liable under Cruelty to Animals Act. 12.—No person holding a licence under …
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