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To Miles Joseph Berkeley   7 April [1855]

Summary

Asks for a pea variety for an experiment.

Discusses C. F. v. Gärtner’s results [in Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849)]. Criticises Gärtner’s belief that hybrids are always less fertile than their parents.

Asks about MJB’s experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  7 Apr [1855]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1662

Matches: 6 hits

  • … selection , pp.  68, 71. Gärtner had died in 1850. In an undated, unbound slip associated …
  • … Bibliography Berkeley, Miles Joseph. 1850–1. Gärtner’s observations upon muling among …
  • … of the Horticultural Society of London 5 (1850): 156–72; 6 (1851): 1–13. Correspondence : …
  • … 404, and also mentioned biefly in Berkeley 1850–1 (see n.  6, below). These peas were a …
  • … Wiegmann 1828  is also mentioned in Berkeley 1850–1 . Gärtner 1849 , pp.  497–9. CD’s copy …
  • … in October (see n.  3, above). Berkeley 1850–1 , a review of Gärtner 1849 . CD’s annotated …

From H. C. Watson   23 August 1855

Summary

Close species in large and small genera.

Artificiality of botanical classification.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1855
Classmark:  DAR 181: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1747

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Fries, Elias Magnus. 1850. A monograph of the Hieracia; being an abstract of …
  • … Fries’s remarks on close species in Fries 1850 , p.  188. CD’s notes on the paper are in …
  • … satellites. ’ In his notes on Fries 1850 (DAR 73: 118), CD wrote after this quotation: ‘ …

From George Gordon   24 December 1855

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Summary

Reports success of hybrid cross with Vallota and the failure of another cross.

Author:  George Gordon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1855
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1799

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  • … Bibliography Beaton, Donald. 1850. On Amaryllids. Journal of the Horticultural Society of …
  • … purpurea , had been described in Beaton 1850 . CD discussed his results in Variation 2: …

From Edward Blyth   [22 September 1855]

Summary

Gives extract from a letter from Capt. R. Tickell: rabbits are not bred by the Burmese; common European and Chinese geese are bred but have probably only recently been introduced.

EB gives references to works illustrating the dog-like instinct of N. American wolves.

Discusses reason and instinct; ascribes both to man and animals. Comments on various instincts, e. g. homing, migratory, parental, constructive, and defensive. Reasoning in animals; cattle learning to overcome fear of passing trains.

Hybrid sterility as an indication of distinct species. Interbreeding as an indication of common parentage.

Enlarges upon details given by J. C. Prichard [in The natural history of man (1843)].

Adaptation of the two-humped camel to cold climates. Camel hybrids.

Doubts that domestic fowl or fancy pigeons have ever reverted to the wild.

Feral horses and cattle of S. America.

Believes the "creole pullets" to be a case of inaccurate description.

Variations in skulls between species of wild boar.

Pigs are so prolific that the species might be expected to cross.

Milk production of cows and goats.

Sheep and goats of lower Bengal.

Indian breeds of horses.

Variation in Asiatic elephants.

Spread of American tropical and subtropical plants in the East.

EB distinguishes between races and artificially-produced breeds.

[CD’s notes are an abstract of this memorandum.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Sept 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A85–A92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1755

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Bengal n.s. 15: 135–70. Hutton, Thomas. 1850. The chronology of creation; or, geology and …
  • … Journal 45: 49–61. Townsend, John Kirk. 1850. On the giant wolf of North America. – Lupus …
  • … Sciences of Philadelphia 2d ser. 2 (1850–4): 75–9. Westgarth, William. 1848. Australia …
  • … Magazine 70 (1851): 669–80. Townsend 1850 . Blyth left a gap in his letter for the species …
  • … bactrianus is the frontispiece of Hutton 1850 . This work is in the Darwin Library–CUL and …

To Asa Gray   24 August [1855]

Summary

"Close" species in large and small genera.

Alphonse de Candolle on geographical distribution [Géographie botanique raisonnée (1855)].

Species variability.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Aug [1855]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1749

Matches: 2 hits

  • … D. Hooker, 14 [August 1855] , n.  4). Fries 1850 , p.  188. See letter from H.  C. Watson, …
  • … Geneva: J. Kessmann. Fries, Elias Magnus. 1850. A monograph of the Hieracia; being an …

From Arthur Edward Knox   [c. March 1855–7?]

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Summary

CD has suggested an explanation of how pike were introduced to a remote lake in Ireland by cormorants [carrying pike spawn on their feet or in their gullets].

Author:  Arthur Edward Knox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Mar 1855-7
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1624

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  • … of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement ( …
  • … a proof copy from a later edition (2d ed. 1850; 3d ed. 1855) of one of Knox’s chapters, …

From John Davy   30 January 1855

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Summary

Responds to CD’s letter. The ova of Salmonidae exposed to air, if kept moist, will stay alive up to 72 hours.

Author:  John Davy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1855
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1634

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  • … of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 3 (1850–7): 267–8. Davy, John. 1856. On the vitality of …

From Francis Galton to Charles John Andersson   [after 22 February 1855]

Summary

Sends on CD’s list of enquiries about native breeds of animals in South Africa.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles John (Carl Johann) Andersson
Date:  [after 22 Feb 1855]
Classmark:  National Library of South Africa, Cape Town
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1554G

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  • … in Africa during his expeditions between 1850 and 1854 (Andersson 1856). Galton enclosed …

From Asa Gray   30 June 1855

Summary

Sends a list of "close" species from his Manual of botany.

Hopes Hooker or CD will write an essay on species. Discusses some of the difficulties of defining botanical species.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1855
Classmark:  DAR 165: 92a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1707

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  • … Gray probably refers to the expanded edition of 1850, in which W.  J. Hooker was joined by …
  • … Walker Arnott (W.  J. Hooker and Arnott 1850). CD’s copy of the seventh edition (W.  J. …

To T. H. Huxley   18 April [1855]

Summary

Thomas Bell thinks John Lindley superior for Royal Society Medal. CD agrees, but demurs at Medal going to same branch of science two years in succession.

Perplexed about Albany Hancock’s qualifications compared with J. O. Westwood’s.

Death of H. De la Beche.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  18 Apr [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1668

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  • … mineralogy; or mathematics and chemistry. In 1850, however, the stipulation was altered, …

To Francis Galton   22 February [1855]

Summary

Thanks for FG’s note and trouble in searching out pigeons.

Is obliged to FG for obtaining C. J. Andersson’s offer of information about breeds of cattle in South Africa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  22 Feb [1855]
Classmark:  National Library of South Africa, Cape Town
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1554F

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  • … in South Africa with Galton between 1850 and 1852. CD cited Andersson’s observations of …

To T. H. Huxley   31 March [1855]

Summary

Thinks J. O. Westwood deserves Royal Society’s Gold Medal. Asks THH’s opinion of his nomination. Lyell deserves Copley Medal, but, since he has Royal Medal, it may be objectionable to propose him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  31 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1659

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  • … the council of the Royal Society in 1849 and 1850. He was re-elected in November 1854 and …

To G. R. Waterhouse   4 March [1855]

Summary

A page of [unspecified] text is missing from a parcel of material received from GRW.

CD "hopes and expects to live to see Carboniferous, & perhaps even Silurian, mammifers!"

Has several questions to ask whenever they meet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  4 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF PAL/100/7/29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1641

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  • … introduced by shipping’ (A.  K. Johnston ed. 1850, p.  93). In the revised edition (A.  K. …

From Edward Blyth   [30 September or 7 October 1855]

Summary

Origin of domestic varieties. EB ascribes "abnormal" variations to man’s propagation of casual monstrosities; believes "normal" variations, e.g. European races of cattle, are a consequence of man’s selecting the choicest specimens. Gives examples of "abnormal" variations; they give rise to features that have no counterpart among possible wild progenitors. Divides domestic animals into those whose origin is known and those whose origin is unknown. Considers that the wild progenitors of nearly all domestic birds are known. Fowls and pigeons show many varieties but if propagated abnormalities are ignored each group can be seen to be variations of a single species, the ancestors of which can be recognised without difficulty. Discusses varieties and ancestry of the domestic fowl. Variation in the wild; the ruff shows exceptional variability; other species of birds show variability in size of individuals. Remarks that markings sometimes vary on different sides of the same animal. Comments on the want of regularity in leaf and petal patterns of some plants. Discusses domestic varieties of reindeer and camels. Origin of humped cattle. Reports the rapid spread of a snail in lower Bengal that was introduced as a single pair five or six years previously.

[CD’s notes are an abstract of part of this memorandum. Memorandum originally enclosed with 1760.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Sept or 7 Oct] 1855
Classmark:  DAR 98: A25–A36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1761

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  • … August 1875): iii–xxiv. Knox, Robert. 1850. The races of men: a fragment. London. Lyell, …
  • … tallest and finest of men’ ( EB ). R.  Knox 1850 . CD noted in his list of ‘Books to be …

To J. D. Hooker   15 [May 1855]

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Summary

CD upset because salted seeds do not float.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [May 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1681

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  • … been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1850 and was a member of the council. Bonney …

From Charles Cardale Babington   [c. June 1855]

Summary

Reports that he sees the oxlip, cowslip, and primrose as really distinct species; hybrids are formed between any two.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1584

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  • … with William Jackson Hooker on the sixth (1850) and later editions of Hooker’s British …

From [J. B. Innes]   [after 8 February – August 1855]

Summary

Provides another case of apparently pure bred pointers producing litter with one setter puppy. Correspondent was told that this occurred in several litters; gives names of owners and others who can corroborate the information.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Feb-Aug1855]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13870

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  • … Hore was rector of St Clement’s, Oxford, from 1850 to 1855 ( Clergy list ). Innes may be …

To J. S. Henslow   21 July [1855]

Summary

Thanks JSH for all he has done. His botanical little girls are marvellous. His marking of the list of dubious species is what CD wanted. Explains that he wanted to ascertain whether closely allied forms belong to large or small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  21 July [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A98–A100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1726

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  • … Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette in 1850. Excerpts from Henslow’s invitations and …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   21 May [1855]

Summary

Reports on his experiments on action of sea-water on seeds and the bearing of his investigations on the theory of centres of creation and Edward Forbes’s theory of continental extensions to account for distribution of organic forms. CD’s experiments confirm germination powers were retained after 42 days’ immersion by seven out of eight kinds of seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  21 May [1855]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 21, 26 May 1855, pp. 356–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1684

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  • … is a misspelling of orache. A.  K. Johnston ed. 1850, p.  34. CD’s calculations are in DAR …

To J. S. Henslow   2 July [1855]

Summary

Sends a list of plants with stamps to pay the Hitcham girls who will collect seeds for him.

Describes his work with seeds in salt water.

For his experiments he would like seeds collected from plants that grow both near Hitcham and in the Azores.

Explains again what JSH should do in marking "close species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  2 July [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A31–A35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1708

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  • … 14 July [1855] ). W.  J. Hooker and Arnott 1850 and 1855. William Jackson Hooker’s The …
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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,…

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

Have you read the one about....

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... 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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.…

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  • … 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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