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From Charles John Andersson   [6 April 1856]

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European men choose partners for different reasons. Savages select more for bodily attraction than facial beauty.

Author:  Charles John (Carl Johann) Andersson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Apr 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 85: A102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1850

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DCP-LETT-1850

From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850]

Summary

In response to CD’s letter [see 1364] the Secretary is instructed to request that he send a specimen plate to James de Carle Sowerby for estimate of cost.

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–6 Nov 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1366A

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From the Ray Society   [4–6 November 1850] …
  • … History Museum (General Library MSS RAY) Ray Society [4–6 Nov 1850] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Dated on the basis of the council meeting of 4 November 1850 and on CD’s reply …
  • … to Edwin Lankester, 7 November [1850]. See …
  • … letter to Edwin Lankester, 27 October [1850]. The letter has not been found. …

From J. D. Hooker   6 and 7 April 1850

Summary

Spoke too harshly about CD’s involvement in nomenclatural reform.

JDH used to think CD "too prone to theoretical considerations about species", hence was pleased CD took up a difficult group like barnacles. CD’s theories have progressed but JDH not converted. Sikkim has not cleared up his doubts about CD’s doctrines.

Argument with Falconer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 and 7 Apr 1850
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India Letters 1847–51: 274–6 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1319

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From J.  D. Hooker   6 and 7 April 1850
  • … Kew (India Letters 1847–51: 274–6 JDH/1/10) Joseph Dalton Hooker Calcutta 6 Apr 1850 7 …
  • … Apr 1850 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … set out on this expedition on 1 May 1850. Lack of time prevented the exploration of the …
  • … note: Hooker in Letter. Ap. 6 th . — 1850. — Says in Sikkim the floras of tropical, …
  • … to Nepal in 1848 (J.  D. Hooker 1854, 1: 178). He visited England in 1850–1. Hooker …
  • … Govt. House Calcutta April 6. 1850 My dear Darwin Here at last I take up my pen to write …
  • … I forget HC. Bot Gardens. April 7 th . 1850 Dear Darwin Here I am staying with Falconer! …
  • … joined Hooker in Darjeeling in February 1850, prior to their expedition to the Khasia …

From Charles Pickering   9 January 1850

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Lists plants of Metia or Aurora Island collected during visit in Sept 1839. Flora same as that of neighbouring Tahiti.

Author:  Charles Pickering
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1850
Classmark:  DAR 205.4: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1289

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Charles Pickering    9 January 1850
  • … DAR 205.4: 99 Charles Pickering Boston Mass. 9 Jan 1850 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … either accidentally, or for the purposes of cultivation. C.  P. Boston, Jan. 9 th . 1850. …
  • … the list. CD referred to this letter in letter to J.  D. Dana, 24 February [1850] . …

From J. D. Dana   [before 29 December 1850]

Summary

Gives his opinion that the larval antennae in Lepas correspond with the inferior antennae, the superior not present, as in most Daphnidae. [See 1381.]

Author:  James Dwight Dana
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Dec 1850]
Classmark:  Living Cirripedia (1851): 15 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1380A

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  D. Dana   [before 29 December 1850] …
  • … Cirripedia (1851): 15 n. James Dwight Dana [before 29 Dec 1850] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Baird, William. 1850. The natural history of the British Entomostraca. …
  • … the letter to J.  D. Dana, 29 December [1850] , in which larval antennae are discussed. In …
  • … crustaceans in the order Cladocera. In Baird 1850 , p.  62, their antennae are considered …

From Leonard Darwin   [after 14 February 1874]

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Statistics showing rate of decline of population in Sandwich Islands, 1832–72.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8709

Matches: 6 hits

  • … out of the series L Darwin Top of letter : ‘1850— 78 . 854 ’ pencil End of letter : Year …
  • … 1832 130,313 — 1836 108,579 1 . 969= 1 . 97 1850 82,203 4 . 759 1853 71,019 0 . 81 1860
  • … of 1853    The an-decrease percent from 1850 to 1860 is 2 . 01—much more in accordance …
  • … that for 1858— is the date right. —4 . 6 1836 —1 . 97 1850 —2 . 01 1860 —2 . 06 1866 —2 . …
  • … fell by 11,184 in the three years between 1850 and 1853 and by 3,935 in the seven years …
  • … 2d ed. , p.  186, he omitted the figure for 1850. The census dates given by Coan were …

From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850]

Summary

"Resolved that the Secretary be requested to ask Mr. Darwin if he would agree to the publication of his work [Living Cirripedia] in parts."

Author:  Ray Society
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Oct 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Library MSS RAY)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1361

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From the Ray Society   [after 7 October 1850] …
  • … General Library MSS RAY) Ray Society unstated [after 7 Oct 1850] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Society council meeting held on 7 October 1850. The text given here has been taken from …
  • … see letter to Edwin Lankester, [18–22 October 1850]. According to the minute book, CD had …

From Emma Darwin   [22–3 April 1851]

Summary

Thanks CD for his Monday notes about Anne, which are much better than previous ones.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22–3 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1410

Matches: 3 hits

  • … S. Henslow, 17 January [1850] ). …
  • … When Leonard Darwin was born, 15 January 1850, CD himself administered chloroform to …
  • … Emma ( ibid . , letter to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] , and letter to J.   …

From William Masters   3 April 1850

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Replies to CD’s questions regarding impregnation of peas, beans, cabbages, and other plants by insects, wind, etc.

Author:  William Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1850
Classmark:  DAR 77: 168–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1318

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From William Masters   3 April 1850
  • … DAR 77: 168–9 William Masters Canterbury 3 Apr 1850 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , 30 March 1850, p.  198, in which he discussed variations in …

From Abraham Clapham   8 March 1850

Summary

Results of crosses in Phlox.

Author:  Abraham Clapham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1850
Classmark:  DAR 161: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1309

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From Abraham Clapham   8 March 1850
  • … DAR 161: 150 Abraham Clapham Scarborough 8 Mar 1850 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Edward Blyth   8 January [1856]

Summary

Encloses "notes for Mr. D" [see 1818] and a memorandum on the wild cattle of southern India [see 1819].

Breeds of silky fowl of China and Malaya. Black-skinned fowl.

Doubts any breed of canary has siskin blood; all remain true to their type.

Wild canary and finch hybrids.

Hybrids between one- and two-humped camels.

Does not regard zebra markings on asses as an indication of interbreeding but as one of the many instances of markings in the young which more or less disappear in the adult.

Crossing of Coracias species at the edges of their ranges.

Regional variations and intergrading between species of pigeons.

Regards the differences in Treron as specific [see Natural selection, p. 115 n. 1].

Gives other instances of representative species or races differing only in certain details of colouring.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A110–13, A117–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1817

Matches: 13 hits

  • … vols. Leiden. Bonaparte, Charles Lucien. 1850–7. Conspectus generum avium. 2 vols. Leiden. …
  • … London: John Van Voorst. Gould, John. 1850–83. The birds of Asia. 7 vols. London. Gray, …
  • … the authorised version’ (p.  173). Chesney 1850 , 1: 82. Aldrovandi 1599–1603. CD recorded …
  • … 9, pt 1: 620–4. Chesney, Francis Rawdon. 1850. The expedition for the survey of the rivers …
  • … 17, pt 2: 3–13, 681–96. Hutton, Thomas. 1850. The chronology of creation; or, geology and …
  • … Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell. Bonaparte 1850–7 , 1: 514–15, describes Chrysomitris spinoides …
  • … Hutton 1846 , pp.  162–8. In Chesney 1850 , 1: 582–4, Francis Rawdon Chesney described …
  • … is figured as the frontispiece of Hutton 1850 . This work is in the Darwin Library–CUL and …
  • … al . 1827–35, 8, facing p.  232. J.  Gould 1850–83 , 7: pl. 28, which figures ‘ Pucrasia …
  • … c . 22 March 1856] and n.  2. Chesney 1850 , 1: 731–2: ‘Description of the bird called … “ …
  • … 1779 , 1: 229–30. All these references are to the first volume of Chesney 1850 . The last …
  • … reference to Cervus elaphus is in Chesney 1850 , 1, appendix 3, p.  728. The seven volumes …
  • … supplement was completed in 1869. J.  Gould 1850–83 . By January 1856, seven parts of this …

From James Scott Bowerbank   1 August 1864

Summary

Cannot find his Chalk or Gault formation Pollicipes. Inquires how CD sent these back.

Author:  James Scott Bowerbank
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4580

Matches: 4 hits

  • … vol.  4, letter to J.  de C.  Sowerby, [12 or 19 August 1850] , and letter to J.   …
  • … S.  Bowerbank, 10 September [1850] ). The illustrations are in Fossil Cirripedia (1851) , …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letters to J.  S.  Bowerbank, 19 January [1850] and [ …
  • … 8 March 1850] ). Bowerbank is cited as a source of Pollicipes specimens from the Chalk and …

From J. D. Hooker   26 November 1850

Summary

Falconer’s misbehaviour.

Geology of Khashia [Khasi] mountains. Speculations on mountain building and origin of Himalayas.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1850
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (India letters 1847–51: 314–15 JDH/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1371

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From J.  D. Hooker   26 November 1850
  • … 1847–51: 314–15 JDH/1/10) Joseph Dalton Hooker Silchar 26 Nov 1850 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Gardens. It had first flowered at Kew in 1850. Specifically applied to the Mediterranean …
  • … the report of that meeting, published in 1850, or had read CD’s brief account of his …

From Edward Blyth   1 October 1868

Summary

Gives CD a reference to one of his papers ["Remarks on the modes of variation of nearly affined species or races of birds", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 19 (1850): 221–9]

and discusses moulting in birds.

Quotes instance of an action by an elephant that apparently displays considerable intelligence.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6406

Matches: 3 hits

  • … races of birds", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 19 (1850): 221–9] and discusses moulting in birds. …
  • … been found. CD cited this page of Blyth 1850  in Descent 2: 190 and n.  5. Blyth refers to …
  • … Bibliography Blyth, Edward. 1850. Remarks on the modes of variation of nearly affined …

From Charles James Fox Bunbury   7 February 1856

Summary

Has heard CD is much interested in questions relating to varieties and species. Mentions a case of a seminal variety of Colletia spinosa, described by John Lindley, which appears identical with another wild species of Colletia from S. America. Hopes CD will one day "enlighten us very much" on "the laws of species". There are many different views on the limits of species; M. F. Dunal made 50 species of Solanum which George Bentham considers are all varieties of S. nigrum.

Author:  Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1856
Classmark:  DAR 160: 374, DAR 205.4: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1830

Matches: 5 hits

  • … pommier et sa culture. Paris. Lindley, John. 1850. Memorandum concerning a remarkable case …
  • … Bunbury refers to Lindley 1850 . Louisa Barbara Rolle of Bicton House, Devonshire. …
  • … with an account of the Colletia ( Lindley 1850 , p.  29). Lindley considered this a case …
  • … admitted into books as species’ ( Lindley 1850 , p.  32). [W.  J. Hooker] 1830a, pp.  152– …
  • … plant had been raised from seed ( Lindley 1850 , p.  29). CD had told Bunbury as early as …

From J. D. Hooker   20 October 1873

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Describes work on Nepenthes – more difficult than Drosera.

Has written to Dublin for a Drosophyllum.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9102

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Voelcker 1849 , p.  233, and Voelcker 1850 , p.  173, where Augustus Voelcker described …
  • … of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh 3 (1850): 233–40. [Also published in Annals and …
  • … 2d ser. 4: 128–36. ] Voelcker, Augustus. 1850. On the watery secretion of the leaves and …

From S. P. Woodward   15 July 1856

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Has reduced 20 Cyrena species to geographical varieties of one species, Cyrena fluminalis. Hooker is reducing Indian flora at the rate of 19 to 1.

Recommends W. H. Harvey’s Seaside book [1849] and Charles Pickering’s Races of man [1850].

Author:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1856
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1927

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Recommends W. H. Harvey’s Seaside book [1849] and Charles Pickering’s Races of man [1850]. …
  • … Wilkes, U.S.N. London. Pickering, Charles. 1850. The races of man; and their geographical …
  • … several editions. CD owned a copy of Pickering 1850 , which is in the Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … The passage referred to occurs in Pickering 1850 , p.  314, where Charles Pickering stated …

From J. D. Hooker   20 January 1867

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His view of CD’s hypothesis that Atlantic island genera are descended from extinct European plants.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 135–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5372

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the wreck of the ‘Favorite’ on the island of Desolation ( Nunn 1850 ). The description of …
  • … the volcano and the hot springs is in Nunn 1850 , pp.  103–4. …
  • … island. London: L. Reeve & Co. Nunn, John. 1850. Narrative of the wreck of the ‘Favorite’ …

From Dorothy Frances Nevill   [before 22 January 1862]

Summary

Will enclose list of orchids in bloom for CD’s use.

Asks for photograph; her pleasure in knowing CD.

Most interested in the account of pigeons in CD’s book [Origin].

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3402

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bradbury & Evans. Loudon, John Claudius. 1850. Loudon’s hortus Britannicus. A catalogue of …
  • … Lindley 1853 , p.  223. According to Loudon 1850 , p.  537, Dion edule had been cultivated …
  • … which is not mentioned in Loudon 1850 , was apparently a more recent introduction. An …

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   [c. April 1851]

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Wants catalogue of small islands that contain peculiar plants. Thinks complete floras of islands in various stages of depression [subsidence] would provide good data.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1382

Matches: 3 hits

  • … letter from Charles Pickering, 9 January 1850 ), which CD told James Dwight Dana he would …
  • … ibid . , letter to J.  D. Dana, 24 February [1850] ). Hooker had arrived in London on 25  …
  • … returned to this theme in 1849 and in 1850 exhibited a second painting entitled ‘The Last …
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Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle voyage in 1831, Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington kept an illustrated journal of his observations and experiences on the voyage, noting wildlife, landscapes, buildings and people and,…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … Covington still assisted Darwin in his work:  in 1850 he sent a box of barnacles to London , some …

Have you read the one about....

Summary

... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

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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  • … state of indecision’ (Darwin to W. D. Fox,  10 October [1850] ) as he and Emma tried to choose …

Scientific Practice

Summary

Specialism|Experiment|Microscopes|Collecting|Theory Letter writing is often seen as a part of scientific communication, rather than as integral to knowledge making. This section shows how correspondence could help to shape the practice of science, from…

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  • … Letter 1370 — Darwin, C. R. to Covington, Syms, 23 Nov 1850 Darwin thanks Covington for the …
  • … Letter 1319 — Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 6 & 7 Apr 1850 Hooker thinks Darwin is “too …
  • … Letter 1339 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 13 June [1850] Darwin writes to Hooker on …

Darwin in letters, 1851-1855: Death of a daughter

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The letters from these years reveal the main preoccupations of Darwin’s life with a new intensity. The period opens with a family tragedy in the death of Darwin’s oldest and favourite daughter, Anne, and it shows how, weary and mourning his dead child,…

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  • … when he first wrote out his species essay in full. In 1850, he had written to Hooker ( …

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…

Matches: 26 hits

  • … Memoirs of Plumer Ward by Hon Phipps [E. Phipps 1850] L d . Harveys Memoirs [Hervey 1848] …
  • … & will lend me— Pickering Races of Man [Pickering 1850]. (has a good chapter). …
  • … Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith [Newman 1850] Burnetts Hist. of own time …
  • … Miss. Fennimore Cooper. Rural Scenes in N.A [Cooper 1850] G. Cummings South African Huntsmans …
  • … Dana’s Geology. U.S. Expedition [J. D. Dana 1849] 1850 March Forbes Cystideæ & …
  • … [Harvey 1849] —— Agassiz Lake Superior [Agassiz 1850] Nov. Memoirs of Pal. Soc [ …
  • … 12. Sedgwicks Discourse on Study of Univers [Sedgwick 1850] 28 Steenstrup on …
  • … Feb. 3 d . Hutchinson on Dog-breaking [Hutchinson 1850] 27. Chambers. Sanatory Reform [Anon …
  • … 5. Collin’s Autobiography [?Collins 1848]. good 1850 . Jan 15 th  Lives of …
  • … March 16 th . Newman Phases of Faith [Newman 1850] excellent —— Lord Cloncurry Memoirs …
  • … 1846] May 20 G. Cumming S. African Hunter [Cumming 1850] goodish July 1 st . …
  • … Sept 12 th . B. Franklins life by Sparks [Sparks ed. 1850] very good Oct 3 Martineau …
  • … Podrome de Paleantologie stratigraphique [Orbigny 1850–2] 24 fr: 3. vols. The Vegetation of …
  • … Danicorum Mammalium Domesticorum by Prof. Benddz [Bendz 1850]— Plates very expensive Coll. of …
  • … Anat. der Wirbellosen Thiere. 1848 [K. T. E. von Siebold 1850].— [DAR *128: 180] …
  • … Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture and Natural Science ] (1850? 1851?) must positively  be read …
  • … to aid me on skeletons Knox Races of Mankind [R. Knox 1850] a curious Book. (Blyth). in …
  • …   of the Horticultural Society of London ]. Vol I. to V. (1850) VI & VII May 27 th . …
  • … [Agassiz 1835] —— 30 Bairds Entomostraca [Baird 1850] May 22 d . Madras Journal of …
  • … 1853. Jan. 27 th  Life of D r . Coombe [Combe 1850]. good Feb. 6. Letters of Ray …
  • … Histoire du Pommier, Poirier, Pêcher [Duval 1852, 1849, 1850] —— 27 th . Hist. Nat. Gen. de …
  • … Sept. 4. Nunn’s Shipwreck in the Favorite [Nunn 1850] —— 16 Pepys Diary. Vol 1. 2. 3 d …
  • … Facultes Interieurs des animaux invertebres [Macquart 1850]. —— 8 th  Gosse Naturalist …
  • … 1854] —— Johnston Physical Atlas [A. K. Johnston 1850]. March 28 th  Sebastian …
  • … [DAR 128: 13] Aug. 20 Weber der Taubenfreund 1850 [Weber 1850] Sept. 1 st . Puvis …
  • … [Veith 1856].— 3 d  Knox Races of Man.— 1850 [R. Knox 1850] 7. Willughby by Ray …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

Summary

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

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  • … side of É de B.’ (letter to Charles Lyell, 3 January 1850 ). Barnacles Over a …
  • … In the year between September 1849 and September 1850, Darwin’s Account Books (Down House MSS) …

Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … (Moore 1985; letter to J. S. Henslow, 17 January [1850] and n. 6; and letter to J. B. Innes, …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on barnacles, the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia, between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. Written for a specialist audience, they are among the most challenging and least read of Darwin’s works…

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  • … 1853 . Preparing for publication Until 1850, Darwin had probably expected the Ray …
  • … I have not yet thought’, Darwin told Bowerbank in January 1850, ‘ your mentioning the Palæont. Soc. …
  • … was accepted by the Palaeontographical Society by February 1850 , and in the end, Darwin was …
  • … many parcels I have no doubt they wd aid me’. By April 1850, he reported to Steenstrup that he had ‘ …
  • … and after requiring late changes by Sowerby in September 1850, told him, ‘ I hope to God I have now …
  • … the first fossil volume approached completion in September 1850, Darwin had reported on his progress …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … H. & Chalus, E. (eds.),  Women's history, Britain 1750 - 1850: An introduction , (Oxford, …
  • … fortunes: Men and women of the English middle class , 1780-1850 (London, 2002). Desmond, A., …
  • … Shoemaker, R. B.,  Gender in English society, 1650-1850: The emergence of separate spheres ? (1998 …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … Letter 1319 — Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 6 & 7 Apr 1850 Hooker apologises for the …
  • … Letter 1339 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 13 June [1850] Darwin writes to Hooker from his …

Barnacles

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Darwin and barnacles Darwin’s interest in Cirripedia, a class of marine arthropods, was first piqued by the discovery of an odd burrowing barnacle, which he later named “Mr. Arthrobalanus," while he was…

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  • … Letter 1370 —Darwin to Syms Covington, 23 Nov 1850 In this letter, Darwin thanks his …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … Burghal School 27 Deventer 29 may 1850 Groningen 2 may 1908 …
  • … for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 november 1850 Leeuwarden 28 …
  • … Technologist   Assen 17 october 1850 Delft     …
  • … of Natural History. 27 Leiden 2 may 1850 Middelburg 19 …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … occasions in his correspondence with Hooker. On 13 June [1850] , for example, Darwin wrote:    …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … Burghal School 27 Deventer 29 May 1850 Groningen 2 May 1908 …
  • … for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 November 1850 Leeuwarden 28 …
  • … Technologist   Assen 17 October 1850 Delft     …
  • … of Natural History. 27 Leiden 2 may 1850 Middelburg 19 …

Leonard Darwin born

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The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born

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  • … The Darwins' eighth child and fourth son, Leonard, is born …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, 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 Mind…

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  • … 1847; Francis, born 16 August 1848; Leonard, born 15 January 1850; and Horace, born 18 May 1851. It …
  • … memoirs and reminiscences. [61] Leonard Darwin, born 1850. [62] Francis Darwin, born …

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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  • … was the first British subject to be born there.  In 1850 he proposed mounting a fossil-hunting …

Leonard Jenyns

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When Darwin returned from the Beagle voyage there was no-one available to describe the fish that he had collected. At Darwin’s request Jenyns, a friend from Cambridge days, took on the challenge. It was not an easy one: at that time Jenyns had only worked…

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  • … to Jenyns still survive in Bath, where Jenyns moved in 1850. …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … Lepadidæ.   Proceedings of the Geological Society  6 (1850): 439-40.  [ Shorter publications , …
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