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From Edward Blyth   [c. 22 March 1856]

Summary

Gives references to works on fowls and pigeons.

Observations on Gallinaceae.

Musk ox skull from southern England is additional evidence for Agassiz’s glacial period. Owen is mistaken in calling it a buffalo.

EB describes the buffalo proper.

Will send domestic pigeon specimens.

Believes pigeons were not bred in India before the Mohammedan conquest. Describes Indian breeds.

Believes the ass is an African rather than an Asian production. Discusses various species of ass and their distribution.

Wild horned cattle on borders of Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur.

[Notes received by CD on 6 May 1856.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 22 Mar 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 98: 133–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1845

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To J. D. Hooker   [26 March 1845]

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Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Mar 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-846

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [26 March 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 29 Charles Robert Darwin Down [26 Mar 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)]. …
  • … Bibliography Murray, John. 1845. Strictures on morphology: its unwarrantable assumptions, …
  • … Murray 1845  and …
  • … Wilkes 1845. …
  • … Wilkes 1845, 4: 282–3. The United States Exploring Expedition, carried out during 1838–42  …

From J. D. Hooker   1 September [1845]

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JDH’s grandfather’s death.

Collecting testimonials for the Edinburgh chair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-910

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Hooker 1845d, pp.  224–5, for his description of Psidium galapageium . Schouw 1845 . …
  • … From J.  D. Hooker   1 September [1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 14–15 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated 1 Sept [1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Huxley, ed. 1918 , 1: 204–5. Humboldt 1845–8 . The translation was by Augustin Prichard. …
  • … E.  Forbes 1845 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, …
  • … 1844 , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, [7 January 1845] . Cunningham 1827 . See J.  D. …
  • … Philip Parker King. London. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, …
  • … pp. 67–8. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … John Murray. Schouw, Joakim Frederik. 1845. Les conifères d’Italie, sous les rapports …
  • … excellent paper in the Ann. Sc. Nat for April 1845 & chart, on the distrib. of Conif. in …

From J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1845]

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First part of "Galapagos flora" ["Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] finished but not printed.

Details of distribution of Galapagos flora. Peculiarity of island floras.

Leaves for Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-862

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [28 April 1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 48 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [28 Apr 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … with letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] , n.  22, and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [after 12 July 1845] , where Hooker corrects this figure to ‘40’. …
  • … Society, on 4 March, 6 May, and 16 December 1845, but the paper was not published until …
  • … Bibliography Bosanquet, Samuel Richard. 1845. "Vestiges of the natural history of …
  • … London: John Churchill. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more …
  • … 1845a. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 22 [January 1845] . Edward Forbes was to announce his …
  • … theory in June that year ( E.  Forbes 1845 ). Humboldt 1843 , 1: 54–5, in which the …
  • … of heaths across Europe is discussed. Hume 1845 , a response to [Chambers] 1844 . …
  • … Bosanquet 1845 . CD’s ‘40225’ was written directly below Hooker’s ‘185’. Thus he could …
  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] ). See Hooker’s annotation on the enclosure …
  • … comparée. 3 vols. Paris. Hume, Abraham. 1845. Examination of the theory contained in the " …

To George Robert Waterhouse   [after 22 May 1845]

Summary

Thanks him for describing the niata ox.

He is delighted that GRW is grappling with Galápagos insects. Needs to know immediately whether any entomologists beside GRW, Walker and A. White have described his insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [after 22 May 1845]
Classmark:  Bloomsbury Book Auctions (1990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-864A

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To George Robert Waterhouse   [after 22 May 1845] …
  • … Auctions (1990) Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 22 May 1845] George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … letter from G.  R.  Waterhouse, 21[–22] May 1845 ( Correspondence vol.  3). Waterhouse’s …
  • … p.  146 n. Waterhouse was preparing Waterhouse 1845, ‘Descriptions of coleopterous insects …
  • … was advertised as published on 28 June 1845 (see Freeman 1977, p.  35). The original …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  3, letters from G.  R.  Waterhouse, 21[–22] May 1845, and [ c. …
  • … June 1845] (first letter) and n.  1. See Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp.  390–1. …
  • … has been found in CD’s correspondence of 1845. CD may be referring to information to be …
  • … was working between 25 April and 26 August 1845 (see Correspondence vol.  3, Appendix II). …
  • … Sowerby and Edward Newman. On 4 June 1845, CD reported to Hooker that he had just heard …
  • … Correspondence vol.  3, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1845] , and letter from B.  J.   …
  • … Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845). The fossils are mentioned in a footnote to …

To J. D. Hooker   [11–12 July 1845]

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A son [George Howard Darwin] was born on Wednesday.

Sends queries on Galapagos flora.

Discusses JDH’s comments on [Journal of researches].

CD feels that with his views on descent "really Nat. Hist. becomes a sublimely grand result-giving subject".

"How differently people view the same subject, for I look at insular Floras … as leading to an opposite view to yours."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11–12 July 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 36, 100: 43–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-889

Matches: 18 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [11–12 July 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 36, 100: 43–7 Charles Robert Darwin Down [11–12 July 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Afrique. 3 vols. Paris. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more …
  • … George Howard Darwin, born 9 July 1845. See enclosure, transcribed following this letter, …
  • … and Hooker’s reply ( letter from J.  D. Hooker, [after 12 July 1845] ). See Athenæum , no. …
  • … 910, 5 April 1845, p.  337. See letter from …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 5 July 1845 , in which he corrects CD’s identification of the giant kelp, …
  • … no. 923, 5 July 1845, p.  678. The seat of William Willoughby Cole, 3d Earl of …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [28 April 1845] . At this point CD added ‘V.  map of Pacific’ …
  • … pp. 67–8. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Notebook C. See de Beer 1960; de Beer and …
  • … 1845a. There were two translations of Alexander von Humboldt’s Kosmos (1845–62) under …
  • … way in 1845: an unauthorised translation …
  • … by Augustin Prichard ( Humboldt 1845–8 ), and a later translation by Elizabeth Juliana …
  • … is in the Darwin Library–CUL. Strzelecki 1845. Bronn 1841–9. CD possessed a later reprint …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, [22 July – 19 August 1845] . Sprengel 1793 , in which Christian Konrad …
  • … Journal of researches 2d ed. , p.  391. Edward Forbes’s paper ( E.  Forbes 1845 ), read …
  • … in 1845 and published 1846, was referred to in Athenæum , …

To Charles Lyell   25 August [1845]

Summary

Discusses the power of land covered with snow to radiate heat.

Criticises CL’s discussion of slavery [in Travels in North America (1845)]. A review of CL’s book is in Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Mentions John Lindley’s views on carbonic acid gas and extinction;

refers to the discussion of multiple and single creations in Humboldt’s Kosmos.

The origin of volcanic craters of elevation.

There is a popular demand for a new edition of Principles.

Praises palaeobotanical work of C. J. F. Bunbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Aug [1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-905

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   25 August [1845] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.45) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Aug [1845] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … See letter from Charles Lyell, [after 2 August 1845] , n.  6, for CD’s meetings with him. …
  • … Bibliography Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–62. Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Lyell, Charles. 1847. Principles of geology; …
  • … of slavery [in Travels in North America (1845)]. A review of CL’s book is in Gardeners’ …
  • … acid-gas theory. See letter to Charles Lyell, [30 July – 2 August 1845], n.  9. Gardeners’ …
  • … Agricultural Gazette , no. 33, 16 August 1845, p.  563. The discussion of the causes of …
  • … of researches 2d ed. , pp.  173–6. See letter to Charles Lyell, [5 July 1845] , n.   …
  • … 5. Humboldt 1845–62 . Volcanic islands , pp.  93–6; Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp.   …
  • … Agricultural Gazette , no. 34, 23 August 1845, p.  578. John Lindley, the editor, upheld …

To J. D. Hooker   [18 September 1845]

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Kosmos [by Alexander von Humboldt] has arrived safely.

CD acknowledges his presumption in speculating on variation without having worked out his due share of species, but "for nine years it has been anyhow the greatest amusement to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-917

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [18 September 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 42 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [18 Sept 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Humboldt 1845–8 , 1: 6–13. …
  • … from Charles Lyell, [after 2 August 1845] , in which Lyell quotes the same aphorism. …
  • … Bibliography Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …

From John Higgins   2 October 1845

Summary

Sends a list of the work he feels should be done at Beesby [Lincolnshire] to put the farm in order. Hopes to get purchase deeds completed by 10 October.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1845
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-918

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From John Higgins   2 October 1845
  • … DAR 210.10: 8 John Higgins Alford 2 Oct 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … crossed pencil On cover : ‘Papers, Plan, Letters about Beesby Estate Oct. — 1845. —’ ink …
  • … Gazette , no. 30, 26 July 1845, p.  522). Old Michaelmas day, one of the quarter-days of …
  • … enclosed with this letter indicate that the purchase was completed on 10 October 1845. …
  • … Alford 2 nd October 1845 My Dear Sir, I enclose an Estimate of the different additional …
  • … meeting, held at Shrewsbury, 15–18 July 1845 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1845]

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Congratulates JDH and condoles with him on possible position at Edinburgh. Although CD will miss him bitterly, he encourages JDH to view it as a good opportunity.

Sorry to hear that Humboldt is failing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-826

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Wilkes 1845. …
  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [10 February 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 27 Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Feb 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 10–11 November 1844] , n.  7, and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [late February 1845] . …
  • … Edinburgh University during the spring of 1845 as substitute for the ailing professor of …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [23] March 1845 ). Hooker had studied for his medical degree at …

To William Jackson Hooker   [23 August 1845]

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Will be pleased to provide a testimonial for J. D. Hooker, who is seeking the Chair in Botany at Edinburgh, but fears he himself is so little known that it could only be of the smallest service. Has asked Lyell to write to J. F. W. Herschel giving an opinion of J. D. Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [23 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters 1845, 23: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-904

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To William Jackson Hooker   [23 August 1845] …
  • … Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters 1845, 23: 147 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down [23 Aug 1845] William Jackson Hooker …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letters to W.  J. Hooker, [25 August 1845] and …
  • … 25 August 1845. See Correspondence , vol.  1, letter to J.  S. Henslow, 9 July 1836 , for …

To John Murray   [28 June 1845]

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If copies [of part one of Journal of researches] are to be sent to periodicals for review, suggests Gardeners’ Chronicle.

MS for second part will be ready in four to five days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [28 June 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.19–20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-881

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To John Murray   [28 June 1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.19–20) Charles Robert Darwin Down [28 June 1845] John Murray …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …
  • … of researches 2d ed. was to be published on 1 July 1845, a Tuesday (see letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [27 June 1845] ). The Journal of researches 2d ed. was …
  • … in the Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 32, 9 August 1845, p.  546; no. …
  • … 40, 4 October 1845, p.   675. …

From J. D. Hooker   [23] March 1845

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JDH recommends Augustin de Saint-Hilaire’s Leçons de botanique [1841]. Relates opinions of European botanists on migration and plant distribution.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 100: 41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-844

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Caspar Carl Reinwardt. Gérard 1844 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [late February 1845] . …
  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [23] March 1845
  • … DAR 100: 41–2 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [23] Mar 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … vols. Paris. 1841–9. Hopkins, William. 1845. On the motion of glaciers. London, Edinburgh …
  • … Magazine 26: 1–16, 146–69. Murray, John. 1845. Strictures on morphology: its unwarrantable …
  • … Sedgwick and William Hopkins. Hopkins’ views are set out in Hopkins 1845 . Saint-Hilaire …
  • … 1841. Murray 1845 . Herman Schlegel, director of the Natural History Museum at Leiden, …
  • … West Park Kew. Sunday Evening | March 1845. My dear Darwin I had the pleasure of receiving …

From J. D. Hooker   [late February 1845]

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Previous letter [missing] on Edinburgh position was ill-tempered. Friends assure him that he ought to be thankful for opportunity to try for professorship.

Reports meeting with Humboldt in Paris.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-832

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  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [late February 1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 165–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Ghent [late Feb 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 5). Benjamin Jules Paul Delessert. Decaisne 1845 . The process of sexual reproduction in …
  • … London: John Churchill. [Chambers, Robert. ] 1845. Explanations: a sequel to "Vestiges of …
  • … London. [Vols. 3,5,10] Decaisne, Joseph. 1845. Recherches sur les anthéridies et les …
  • … See letters to J.  D. Hooker, 22 [January 1845], and to C.   …
  • … G. Ehrenberg, 23 January [1845]. Johann Friedrich Klotzsch was keeper of the Royal …
  • … Lindley’. Perrottet 1838 . Probably Hinds 1845 . This paper contains a sketch of flora of …
  • … St Petersburg. Hinds, Richard Brinsley. 1845. Memoirs on geographic botany. Annals and …
  • … J. Murray; H. Colburn. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–62. Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen …
  • … Fé ( Humboldt 1814–29 , 3: 497). Humboldt 1845–62 . John Lindley described plant breeding …
  • … Chambers] 1844 , p.  221, and [Chambers] 1845 , p.  111. Joseph Decaisne. Antoine Nicolas …

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1845]

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JDH’s books have arrived safely.

Is sending him corrected MS of first part of Journal of researches [2d ed.].

Lyells have just visited.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-864

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [4 June 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 34 Charles Robert Darwin Down [4 June 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to the letter to John Murray, [6 June 1845] . Gérard 1844 . Boston Journal of Natural …
  • … 54] . Actually sent on Thursday 5 June, see letters to John Murray, [31 May 1845] and [ …
  • … 6 June 1845]. Letter from B.   …
  • … J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845. …

To J. D. Hooker   [25 November 1845]

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Can JDH come to Down on 6 December? If this is convenient, CD will ask Forbes, Falconer, and perhaps Waterhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-930

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [25 November 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 48 Charles Robert Darwin Down [25 Nov 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … George Robert Waterhouse. See letters to G.  B. Sowerby, 12 [November 1845], and to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [21 November 1845]. …

To J. S. Henslow   28 October [1845]

Summary

Comments on potato disease and its effects on the poor.

Describes visit to his Lincolnshire farm,

to York where he discussed hybrids with the Dean of Manchester [William Herbert],

his meeting with Charles Waterton, and his delight with Chatsworth.

Disappointed at Hooker’s failure to receive the Edinburgh chair; believes JDH will make a great botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 Oct [1845]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-921

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  • … To J.  S. Henslow   28 October [1845] …
  • … of Science and Technology) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Oct [1845] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … in Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 41, 11 October 1845, pp.  688–9. …
  • … See letter to Charles Lyell, 8 October [1845] , for further details of CD’s tour. …
  • … London: John Van Voorst. Prideaux, J. 1845. Potatoes: storing and preserving. Gardeners’ …
  • … In 1845 potato blight (caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans ) destroyed much of the …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , no. 38, 20 September 1845, p.  648) dealing with methods of …
  • … the blight (see Lindley 1845a and Prideaux 1845 ). John William Lubbock, CD’s neighbour in …
  • … stored potatoes under sand in the autumn of 1845 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural …

To Edward Cresy   26 [December 1843 – April 1846 or September 1855 – October 1860?]

Summary

Says Hooker does not want plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  26 [Dec 1843 - Apr 1846 or Sept 1855 - Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13787

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To Charles Lyell   [5 July 1845]

Summary

Sends the first part of Journal of researches [2d ed.]. Explains his dedication of book to CL. Describes revisions.

Has received CL’s book [Travels in North America, 2 vols. (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [5 July 1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-882

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [5 July 1845] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.43) Charles Robert Darwin Down [5 July 1845] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Describes revisions. Has received CL’s book [ Travels in North America , 2 vols. (1845)]. …
  • … of Journal of researches 2d ed. on 3 July (see letter to John Murray, [3 July 1845] ). See …
  • … letter to John Murray, [31 May 1845] , n.  2. Journal of researches , pp.  268–98; 2d …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Journal of researches : Journal of researches …
  • … The Lyells were to depart on 2 September 1845 for a second visit to the United States. …

To John Murray   [5 April 1845]

Summary

Thanks for note. Believes agreement with Henry Colburn does not cover 2d ed. of Journal of researches. Regrets Murray’s Colonial Library series will require one-fifth reduction of text; will consult Lyell on how to reduce scientific part. Prefers that JM consult with Colburn, but in case he declines, encloses draft of letter he would send to Colburn. Anticipates co-operation of Colburn, as he has paid CD nothing for 1st ed. of Journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [5 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.3–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-851

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  • … To John Murray   [5 April 1845] …
  • … John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.3–7) Charles Robert Darwin Down [5 Apr 1845] John Murray …
  • … was 5 April. See letter to John Murray, 20 March [1845] . Murray evidently agreed to …
  • … do this, see letters to John Murray, [10 April 1845], 12  …
  • … April [1845], and …
  • … 17 [April 1845], n.  1. …
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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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  • … Species theory In November 1845, Charles Darwin wrote to his friend and confidant Joseph …
  • …  vol. 3, letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 or 12 November 1845] ). In the event, the ‘little zoology’ …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • … his  Journal of researches  for a second edition in 1845, having already provided corrections in …
  • … vice-presidents in 1844 and remaining on the council from 1845 onwards; he was a conscientious …
  • … attacked the work vehemently in the  Edinburgh Review  (1845), while other colleagues like Edward …
  • … his cousin William Darwin Fox in a letter of [24 April 1845] , he felt he ought to be both …
  • … of his  Journal of researches  for a second edition in 1845. At Lyell’s recommendation, …
  • … the original publisher, to John Murray, and throughout 1845 Darwin worked hard to provide manuscript …
  • … on board the Beagle  back to Tierra del Fuego. By 1845, Darwin was in full command of a …
  • … Distribution’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 February 1845] ) and quick to make use of the young …

Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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  • … he was working (Darwin to his wife Emma,  [7-8 February 1845] ). Although Darwin did not usually …

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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  • … on Instinct [F. G. Cuvier 1822] read Flourens Edit [Flourens 1845] read L. Jenyns paper on …
  • … 1834–9] Carlyles Oliver Cromwell [Carlyle 1845] (read) Keppells(?) voyage to Borneo …
  • … Exploring Expedition towards the Rocky Mountains [Frémont 1845]. (amusing extracts). perhaps for …
  • … America  by A. Downing Wiley & Putnam. 14 s . [Downing 1845] (Brit. Museum) (read) good …
  • … [DAR *119: 22] Eyeres Travels [E. J. Eyre 1845] very amusing Tschudi’s Travels in …
  • … Campbells Lives of Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] last vol. Ludlows Memoirs …
  • … Murchisons Russia [Murchison, Verneuil, and Keyserling 1845] (read) Agassiz’s Works …
  • … Wilkes Expedition.  £ 3. 3 s  [Wilkes 1845] order at L. Library. read Botanical Soc. of …
  • … Soc. of Neuchatel on Jura. 1846, or 7, or 8 [?Marcou 1845]. 46   Morris  good for me.— …
  • … 1853] Vol. V of Campbells Chancellors [J. Campbell 1845–7] Lives of the Lindsays …
  • … [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1832–7] Wilkes [Wilkes 1845]. Voyage Vol I. to V Apr …
  • … May. Blanco White. Auto-biography [Blanco y Crespo 1845].— 24 Improvisatore [Andersen 1845] …
  • … Aug. 5 th  Lyells Travels in N. America [Lyell 1845] Oct. Cosmos [A. von Humboldt 1845–8]. …
  • … Dec. 10 Ray. Society. Vol I. Reports [Ray Society 1845].— 20 D r  Badham insect Life …
  • … Feb 6 Explanations by Author of Vestiges [Chambers 1845] —— Bronn’s Gesickte [Bronn 1842–3] 2 …
  • … [Twamley 1844] —— Whewell on Education [Whewell 1845–52]. Dec: 26. Watson History of …
  • … [Heber 1828] —— 31 Kitto on Deafness [Kitto 1845] —— the French in Algiers [Lamping …
  • … 1841] April 10 Wagners Anatomy by Tulk [Wagner 1845] (half through) —— 24 Steenstrup …
  • … th  Elie de Beaumont Lecons Geologie [Élie de Beaumont 1845] skimmed. June 17 th . Downing …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • …  vol. 3, letter to Charles Lyell, 8 October [1845] ). Having indulged his senses, Darwin …

John Murray

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Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • … hundred letters from Darwin, from his first negotiations in 1845 until his final years. Although …
  • … came to discuss a second edition, probably at the end of 1845, Darwin was not happy with Colburn’s …
  • … Colonial Library in three monthly parts (July to September 1845) before being reissued in a single …
  • … you have transacted the business with me’ (27 August [1845] Letter 908 ). Thus began the business …

Richard Matthews

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Richard Matthews was 21 years old when he stepped aboard the Beagle, destined for a lonely career as a missionary in Tierra del Fuego. The Church Missionary Society had arranged for him to accompany the three Fuegians (Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, and York…

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  • … character), determined to stay with the Fuegians’ (Darwin 1845, p. 223). When all seemed well the …
  • … just in time to save his life’, Darwin recorded (Darwin 1845, p. 226). Matthews was back on …
  • … death in 1893. References: Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the …

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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  • … interest in the problem, and had experienced the 1845 potato blight that destroyed much of the …
  • … vol. 3, letter to J. S. Henslow, 28 October [1845] ). He was aware of Torbitt’s ambitions, having …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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  • … often visit Darwin and say ‘Poor, poor fellow!’ (Darwin 1845, p. 207). When Orundellico …
  • … lamented ‘so complete and grievous a change ’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228). The clean, stout lad was now ‘ …
  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Journal of researches

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The Journal of researches, Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle, was his first published book. The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy, who, according…

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  • … a penny from Colburn, Darwin had few scruples when, in 1845, at Lyell’s suggestion, he asked whether …
  • … were issued separately between late June and late August 1845, with the slightly amended title …

Second species sketch

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Darwin finishes an expanded sketch of his species theory, first drafted in 1842

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  • … Darwin finishes an expanded sketch of his species theory, first drafted in 1842 …

George Darwin born

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The Darwins' son George Howard Darwin born

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  • … The Darwins' son George Howard Darwin born …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … bears a double interpretation) some days on board’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228 n.).  Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. These were systematic monographs, written for a specialist audience, and as such are probably among the most…

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  • … In the course of discussions about species in the autumn of 1845, his close friend Joseph Dalton …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … family had increased by five: George Howard, born 9 July 1845; Elizabeth, born 8 July 1847; Francis, …
  • … her familiar name. [64] George Howard Darwin, born 1845. [65] Joseph Parslow, butler …

Boat Memory

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Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat Memory, chosen by…

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  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Bartholomew James Sulivan

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On Christmas Day 1866, Bartholomew Sulivan sat down to write a typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill-health, glorying in the achievements of their children, offering to collect plant specimens, and…

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  • … distinguished. He saw action at the siege of Montevideo in 1845 when British and French naval forces …

York Minster (Elleparu)

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York Minster was known as Elleparu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego had been…

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  • …  London: Hodder and Stoughton. Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural …

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … of New Zealand in 1843, but was relieved of this post in 1845 after he worsened (through his support …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … and G. A. W. Arnott 1836, 1841; J. D. Hooker 1844–7, 1845, 1846, 1853–5, and 1860). In 1980, two …