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To W. B. Tegetmeier   19 November [1856]

Summary

Emma’s illness prevents his attending Philoperisteron [pigeon fanciers’ club].

Expects larger collection of skins from West Africa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  19 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1992

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   19 November [1856] …
  • … W.  F. Daniell, 14 November 1856 . Tegetmeier …
  • … ed. 1856–7. …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Nov [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Bibliography Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1856. On the remarkable peculiarities existing …
  • … were also mentioned in letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 29 November [1856] , in which CD reported their arrival. See letter from …
  • … and to the letter from W.  F. Daniell, 14 November 1856 . The paper has not been …
  • … almost certainly the same as Tegetmeier 1856 , an account of the abnormal development of …
  • … at the Zoological Society on 25 November 1856. It was probably read at a meeting of the …
  • … Tegetmeier later published an abstract of Tegetmeier 1856  in Poultry Chronicle ( …
  • … see Cottage Gardener 17 (1856–7): 284). Harrison Weir was a pigeon fancier and painter of …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   19 October [1856]

Summary

African fowls from Sierra Leone are pugnacious and amorous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  19 Oct [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1976

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   19 October [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Oct [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … natural history auctioneer, 4–6 December 1856. The catalogue was nineteen pages long ( …
  • … n.  5, below). See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 15 October [1856] . See letters from W.   …
  • … F. Daniell, 8 October – 7 November 1856 and …
  • … 14 November 1856. See letters to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 23 August [1856] and …
  • … 30 August [1856] . William …
  • … Yarrell had died on 1 September 1856. His collection was sold …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   28 [September 1856]

Summary

Specifies pigeons in which he is interested. Has become almost more interested in rabbits than anything else.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  28 [Sept 1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2068

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   28 [September 1856] …
  • … Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday ( Post Office London directory 1856). See letters to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 20 March [1856] , n.   …
  • … 8 and 24 June [1856] . …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 [Sept 1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 21 September [1856] . John Bailey Jr of Mount Street and his …
  • … CD paid for these skeletons on 7 October 1856. A carrier left the George Inn, Borough High …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   30 August [1856]

Summary

Will forward the Scandaroons.

Is crossing all his pigeons to see which are fertile.

Hopes WBT’s work on fowls’ skulls is not forestalled by T. C. Eyton who also has a grand collection of skeletons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  30 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1947

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   30 August [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Aug [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. Tegetmeier 1856 . Possibly the breeder who had exhibited …
  • … CD had inquired in his letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] . …
  • … Sunderland. Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1856. On the remarkable peculiarities existing …
  • … to in the letter to Eyton, 31 August [1856], and by the relationship to the letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 23 August [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 23 August [1856] . Reginald Orton’s Physiology of breeding ( Orton 1855 ) …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 June [1856]

Summary

Reports safe arrival of rabbit sent by WBT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 June [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1888

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   4 June [1856] …
  • … with him on his return from London (see letters to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 31 May [1856] and …
  • … 24 June [1856] ). …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 June [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … doe mentioned in letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 31 May [1856] . There is an entry in CD’s …
  • … MS) for a payment to Tegetmeier on 4 June 1856. It reads: ‘Tegetmeier Rabbit & Pigeon: …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 September [1856]

Summary

States his requirements with regard to pigeons and his interest in ducks and rabbits. Inquires about poultry seen at Leith Hill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 Sept [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1957

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   21 September [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Sept [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Bibliography Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1856. On the remarkable peculiarities existing …
  • … in England and possibly in France and Germany. See n.  1, above. Tegetmeier 1856 –7. …
  • … The first number was issued in May 1856. By September, three further numbers had been …
  • … CD stayed there from 13 to 19 September 1856 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). Harrison Weir. …
  • … the best carrier pigeons at the Anerley poultry show, 29 July – 1 August 1856 ( Cottage …
  • … Gardener (1856) 16: 340). In Variation 1: 132 n.  2, CD recorded that: ‘Mr. Haynes and Mr. …
  • … See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] . Tegetmeier was a regular contributor to …
  • … see letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] ). In Variation 1: 156, finnikins and …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [July 1856]

Summary

His laughers are well, and he has heard them emit an odd note.

Thinks there is an extra vertebra in the neck of the Scandaroon, but is not certain and may have blundered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [July 1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1913

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   [July 1856] …
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down [July 1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Bibliography Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1856. On the remarkable peculiarities existing …
  • … the letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] , and by CD’s reference to the poultry and …
  • … See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] . In Variation 1: 165 n.  36, CD remarked …
  • … 1: 142–3. Samuel C.  or Charles N.  Baker. The 1856 poultry show at Anerley Gardens, near …
  • … from 29 July to 1 August. A report of the show is in Cottage Gardener , 16 (1856): 338–40. …
  • … Tegetmeier 1856  was read at the …
  • … meeting of 25 November 1856. …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   24 June [1856]

Summary

Now has 89 pigeons. The laughing pigeons are safe at Down. Can WBT spare a pair of Mr Gulliver’s runts?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  24 June [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1909

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   24 June [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 June [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … 1: 142–3. See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 21 September [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … D. Fox, 3 January [1856], n.  4. …
  • … to the letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 25 April [1856] , in which laughing pigeons and the …
  • … CD had been in London from 18 to 21 June 1856 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). The pigeons were …
  • … in letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 25 April [1856] . For CD’s description and history of this …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   29 November [1856]

Summary

Has received some poultry from various parts of the world.

CD is glad that WBT is describing the birds that he acquires.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  29 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2004

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   29 November [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Nov [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … letter from W.  F. Daniell, 14 November 1856 . CD had asked Charles Augustus Murray for …
  • … 1855). These pigeons were mentioned in letters to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] and …
  • … 19 November [1856] . …
  • … On 25 November 1856, CD recorded a payment in his Account book (Down House MS): ‘ …
  • … to a letter from Wallace, dated 10 October 1856, when he wrote to Wallace in May 1857 (see …
  • … letter from W.  F. Daniell, 14 November 1856 . Alfred Russel Wallace had left England to …
  • … 5, CD memorandum, [December 1855]). In 1856 Wallace visited the islands of Bali and Lombok …
  • … From there, in a letter dated 21 August 1856 ( Cambridge University Library (Add. MS. …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   23 August [1856]

Summary

Instructions for delivering pigeons to Down.

Has Scandaroons for WBT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  23 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1943

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   23 August [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 Aug [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letters to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] and [15– …
  • … 22 August 1856] . Tegetmeier’s letter has not been found. He had apparently told CD that …
  • … to him. See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, [15–22 August 1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] . …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   3 November [1856]

Summary

Has received nine skins from Walter Elliot of Madras; WBT may describe them if he wishes.

Expects some Persian fowls.

Can WBT inquire about the fertility of certain duck hybrids?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  3 Nov [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1981

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   3 November [1856] …
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Nov [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 19 October [1856] . Eaton 1852 . CD’s annotated copy is in …
  • … Library–CUL. See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 19 November [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 21 September [1856] . In the …
  • … 11 November issue of the Cottage Gardener 17 (1856–7): 103, Tegetmeier reported on the 14  …
  • … J.  A. H. de Bosquet, [before 3 November 1856] . Samuel Bult was a leading pigeon fancier …
  • … poultry sale was to take place on Tuesday, 4 November 1856 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle and …
  • … Agricultural Gazette , 25 October 1856, p.  719). Catalogues for the sale were available …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   11 May [1856]

Summary

Thanks WBT for help with pigeons and poultry.

Will probably be away at the time of Anerley show.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  11 May [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1873

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   11 May [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 May [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … nn.  3 and 4, below). See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 25 April [1856] . The poultry and …
  • … pigeon show held from 29 July to 1 August 1856 at Anerley Gardens, near the Crystal Palace …
  • … to W.  D. Fox, 31 July [1855] ). The 1856 show was the last one held because it failed to …
  • … health (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 June [1856] ), so CD was able to attend the Anerley …
  • … see letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] ). Possibly a reference to the fact that …
  • … the Anerley show ( Cottage Gardener 16 (1856): 339). No specific use of CD’s name has been …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   20 March [1856]

Summary

Discusses various pigeons and would welcome receiving any odd breed. Some pigeons have died from overeating bag salt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  20 Mar [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1844

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   20 March [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Mar [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 15 March [1856] . Notes recording the results of CD’s crosses …
  • … my list of friends’ ( Cottage Gardener 16 (1856): 73–4). Tegetmeier concluded that ‘it is …
  • … Vols. 6,9] Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1856. On the remarkable peculiarities existing in …
  • … s Account book (Down House MS) for 10  March 1856 that reads: ‘Townsend: Skeletons’. There …
  • … work for Tegetmeier’s Poultry book (Tegetmeier ed. 1856–7), the first number of which …
  • … was issued in May, or to Tegetmeier 1856 (see n.  8, below). Pallas 1767–80 , pt 4, pp.   …
  • … of this breed at a meeting of the Zoological Society of London on 25 November 1856. …
  • … In the written report ( Tegetmeier 1856 ) he mentioned Pyotr Simon Pallas’s earlier …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [15–22 August 1856]

Summary

Is collecting only pigeons that differ in proportions, so declines some birds offered by WBT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [15–22 Aug 1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1935

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   [15–22 August 1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down [15–22 Aug 1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … to the letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] and to the letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 23 August [1856] . The characteristic features of runts are discussed in …
  • … Variation 1: 142–4. See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] . …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 December [1856]

Summary

Is glad WBT is willing to describe the poultry CD can acquire. Sir James Brooke promises Borneo fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2011

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   4 December [1856] …
  • … Finney Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Dec [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … relationship to the letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 29 November [1856] . See letter to W.   …
  • … B. Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] . A reference to Tegetmeier’s …
  • … breeds of poultry, issued in parts during 1856 and 1857 but never completed (Tegetmeier …
  • … ed. 1856–7). The letter from James Brooke, raja of Saráwak, has not been found. CD had …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 August [1856]

Summary

Inquires about pigeons seen at Anerley show.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1941

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   14 August [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Aug [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Scanderoons in letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856] . Tegetmeier was called in at …
  • … the last minute to supervise the Anerley show ( Cottage Gardener 16 (1856): 355–6). …
  • … Gardens took place from 29 July to 1 August 1856. CD discussed these and similarly marked …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 January [1856]

Summary

Is attempting to get skins of poultry from all quarters of the world. Wants to inspect poultry collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 Jan [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1820

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   14 January [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Jan [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, [1 February 1856] , in which a meeting with Bult was arranged …
  • … and letter to W.  E. Darwin, [26 February 1856], in which CD mentions a visit to Wicking. …
  • … of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: …
  • … Baily (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 3 January [1856] and n.  5). See Correspondence vol.  5, …
  • … see letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 1 January [1856], n.  2). In Natural selection , p.  258, …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   25 April [1856]

Summary

Foresees WBT will work out poultry so well that CD will "be gladly saved the trouble". Would like some eggs from WBT’s Polish fowl and thanks him for acquiring the Indian laughing pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  25 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1860

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   25 April [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Apr [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … Dated by the reference to Tegetmeier ed. 1856–7 (see n.  6, below). Indian laughing …
  • … letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 28 [September 1856] , in which CD stated that carriers were …
  • … pigeons he had not yet examined. See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 20 March [1856] , n.  8. …
  • … number of Tegetmeier’s Poultry book was published in May 1856. This and the following …
  • … ten parts of Tegetmeier ed. 1856–7 (after which publication was terminated) are in the …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   31 May [1856]

Summary

Wants good rabbit specimens. Will be in London on 21 June and can pick up some pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  31 May [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1882

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   31 May [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 May [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … s silver-spangled Polish hens (see letters to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 25 April [1856] and …
  • … 11 May [1856] ). CD …
  • … went to London on 18 June 1856 and returned on 21 June (Emma Darwin’s diary). The Queen …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 October [1856]

Summary

Has received fowls from interior of Sierra Leone.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 Oct [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1975

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  B. Tegetmeier   15 October [1856] …
  • … Cox Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Oct [1856] William Bernhard Tegetmeier …
  • … See letter to W.  B. Tegetmeier, 21 September [1856] . See letter from W.   …
  • … F. Daniell, 8 October – 7 November 1856. Carstang is listed in CD’s Address book (Down …
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Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

Summary

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

Matches: 21 hits

  • … On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that he ‘Began by Lyell’s …
  • … Charles Lyell and Joseph Dalton Hooker, who were joined in 1856 by Hooker’s friend the American …
  • … only source of information about his preoccupations during 1856 and 1857. They reveal little noticed …
  • … might work in nature ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 10 ). He was surprised that no …
  • … remarked to Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 September [1856] ). I mean to make my …
  • … on plants. Expanding projects set up during 1855 and 1856 (see  Correspondence  vol. 5), he tried …
  • … first two chapters of his species book, completed by October 1856 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). …
  • … Gray, vary in the United States ( letter to Asa Gray, 2 May 1856 )? What about weeds? Did they …
  • … hermaphrodite’ ( letter to to T. H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] ), which became a source of amusement in …
  • … that Asa Gray and Hooker confirmed during the course of 1856. Science at home: the botanical …
  • … many different experiments on plants through the summers of 1856 and 1857, particularly with garden …
  • … have grown well.’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 December [1856] ). His faith in his ideas …
  • … trees (see letters to William Erasmus Darwin, [26 February 1856] and to Charles Lyell, 3 May …
  • … Waring Darwin, the sixth and last, was born on 6 December 1856) was a constant worry, particularly …
  • … in New South Wales ( letter to Syms Covington, 9 March 1856 ). Many other topics, …
  • … the geological phenomenon of cleavage, still unresolved in 1856, with John Phillips and entered into …
  • … visited the Darwins at Down House for several days in April 1856, and Darwin took this opportunity …
  • … made in a letter written by Lyell from London on 1–2 May 1856. Darwin took the suggestion seriously …
  • … him to write up his views ( letters to J. D. Hooker, 9 May [1856] ). Darwin had also …
  • … At a second weekend party held at Down on 26 and 27 April 1856, he had discussed the question of …
  • … doctrine.’ ( letter from Charles Lyell, 1–2 May 1856, n. 7 ). The excitement and intellectual …

Darwin and Fatherhood

Summary

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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  • … were built to the area (Darwin to J. D. Hooker,  8 April [1856] ). This meant that most of the …
  • … family duties (Darwin to W. B. Tegetmeier,  19 November [1856] ) made him unable to travel to many …
  • … his son William,  [30 October 1858] ). In one letter in 1856, he explained his paternal feelings …
  • … in this world.’ (Darwin to Syms Covington,  9 March 1856 ) In the late nineteenth century, …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … 21 JULY 1855 14  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 14 JULY 1856 15  A GRAY TO C DARWIN …
  • … 1855 23  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 9 NOVEMBER 1856 24  C DARWIN TO JD …

Origin

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Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to establish priority for the species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856…

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  • … to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856 that he publish a short version of his …
  • … in persuading Darwin not to publish an abstract in 1856 , Darwin explained to whole affair to him …

Six things Darwin never said – and one he did

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Spot the fakes! Darwin is often quoted – and as often misquoted. Here are some sayings regularly attributed to Darwin that never flowed from his pen.

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  • … Spot the fakes! Darwin is often quoted – and as often misquoted. Here are some sayings regularly …

Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species

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Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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  • … Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s …
  • … as Natural selection ). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by June 1858. At …
  • … 2 13 October 1856 [Variation under domestication] [2] …
  • … 11 13 October 1856 Geographical distribution (DAR 14; …
  • … 3 16 December 1856 On the possibility of all organic …

Descent

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There are more than five hundred letters associated with the research and writing of Darwin’s book, Descent of man and selection in relation to sex (Descent). They trace not only the tortuous route to eventual publication, but the development of Darwin’s…

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  • … research notes, including letters going back to at least 1856 . Among them were accounts of …

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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  • … [DAR *128: 160] Mansfield’s Paraguay [Mansfield 1856] } read Chesterton Prison Life …
  • … Hutchison Dog Breaking 3 d . Edit [Hutchinson 1856] new information on Pointer & Retriever …
  • … Annal des Sc. Nat. 4 th  Series. Bot. Vol 6 [Naudin 1856]. Read Notes to Jardine & …
  • … 1855 Sept. Tegetmeier on Poultry [Tegetmeier 1856–7] —— 27 th . Mem. de l’Acad. …
  • … Das Ganze der Landwirttschaft [Kirchhof 1835].— 1856. Jan 10 th  G. Colin Traite de …
  • … [Rudolphi 1812] [DAR 128: 16] 1856 Jan 21. Huc’s Chinese Empire [Huc …
  • … Mar 1 Veith Naturgeschichte Haussaugethiere [Veith 1856].— 3 d  Knox Races of Man.— 1850 [R …
  • … 1741–55] d[itt]o [DAR 128: 17] 1856 . Jan 28. Watt’s Life by Muirhead …
  • … [Pepys 1848–9]— April 21 Sandwitt Kars [Sandwith 1856]. [DAR 128: 18] March …
  • … 1851–6] —— Wollaston on Variation [Wollaston 1856] F. Smith on Apidæ [F. Smith 1855] …
  • … 1835 [H. C. Watson 1835] [DAR 128: 20] 1856 June 26. Davis J. Barnard. …
  • … 1855] —— 19 Von Tschudi Alpine life [Tschudi 1856] 30. Brehm Handbuch Vogel …
  • … 1857 Nov. 15. Andersson Lake Gnami [Andersson 1856] —— 26 Slightly skimmed Forbes …
  • … 1765] Oct. 23. Tracings of Iceland Chambers [Chambers 1856]. —— Mansfield Travels in …
  • … 2 vols July D r . Kane’s Arctic Voyage [Kane 1856] Sept. 12. Ch. Napiers Life …
  • … rubbish yet amusing Nov. 15. Tender & True [Spence] 1856]: H. Coverdale [Smedley [1854–6] …
  • … Travels I ever read) Sept. Froude Henry VIII [Froude 1856]. 4 vols very interesting. …
  • … —— 16 Zoologist [ Zoologist ]. up Vol. 14. 1856 May 9 th  Voyage au Pol. Sud. Consid. Gen …
  • … 1859 Feb. 28 Olmstead S. States [Olmsted 1856] (excellent) March 21. Mill on Liberty …
  • … The revised edition of Johnston’s  Physical atlas  (1856) included ‘Map of the distribution of …
  • … 113  The  Cottage Gardener  ceased publication in 1856. 114  CD marked this entry …
  • … vols. London.  119: 14a Andersson, Carl Johan. 1856.  Lake Ngami; or, explorations and   …
  • … [Darwin Library.]  119: 20a; *128: 173 ——. 1856.  Tracings of Iceland and the Faröe …
  • … [Other eds.]  119: 9a Chesterton, George Laval. 1856.  Revelations of prison life;   …
  • … 128: 5 Davis, Joseph Barnard and Thurnam, John. 1856–65.  Crania   Britannica. …
  • … Three visits to Madagascar during   the years 1853, 1854, 1856 . London.  128: 24 …
  • … . Lundæ.  *119: 5v. Froude, James Anthony. 1856.  History of England from the   fall of …

Before Origin: the ‘big book’

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Darwin began ‘sorting notes for Species Theory’ on 9 September 1854, the very day he concluded his eight-year study of barnacles (Darwin's Journal). He had long considered the question of species. In 1842, he outlined a theory of transmutation in a…

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  • … naturalist Edward Forbes. Darwin declared to Hooker in July 1856 ‘y ou continental extensionists …
  • … of his old friend, the geologist Charles Lyell, who, in May 1856, twenty months after Darwin had …
  • … urgency to publish and, following Lyell’s advice in May 1856, began to write a sketch his theory. ‘I …
  • … without full details. ’ Writing to his cousin Fox in June 1856, Darwin openly confessed his fears …
  • … work ’ he had ‘desisted’. By November 1856, he had both good and bad news to report to Lyell: ‘ …
  • … press. Although Darwin had decided in the autumn of 1856 to write only from the materials he …
  • … wrote ten and a half chapters of his Big Book between May 1856 and June 1858. With a total of …
  • … length ’, he had complained to Hooker in December 1856. By mid-1858, only the first chapter on …
  • … being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858 (Cambridge University …

Thomas Henry Huxley

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Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a leading Victorian zoologist, science popularizer, and education reformer. He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of…

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  • … Owen, and Louis Agassiz (see letters to J. D. Hooker, 9 May 1856 and 21 May 1856). But he considered …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 1836  - Berkeley, M. J. to Darwin, [7 March 1856] Clergyman and botanist …
  • … Letter 1836  - Berkeley, M. J. to Darwin, [7 March 1856] Clergyman and botanist Miles …

Hermann Müller

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Hermann (Heinrich Ludwig Hermann) Müller, was born in Mühlberg near Erfurt in 1829. He was the younger brother of Fritz Müller (1822–97). Following the completion of his secondary education at Erfurt in 1848, he studied natural sciences at Halle and Berlin…

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  • … it was the subject of his first scientific paper (Müller 1856). In the autumn of 1855, Müller …

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 1979 — Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John, 27 Oct [1856] Darwin provides detailed …

Correlation of growth: deaf blue-eyed cats, pigs, and poison

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As he was first developing his ideas, among the potential problems Darwin recognised with natural selection was how to account for developmental change that conferred no apparent advantage.  He proposed a ‘mysterious law’ of ‘correlation of growth’ where…

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  • … to write up a ‘preliminary essay’ on his views in 1856, he went back to Fox to check his facts, …
  • … the African explorer and army surgeon William Daniell in 1856 was probably in reply to such a …

Tenth child born

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The Darwins' tenth and last child, Charles Waring Darwin, is born

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  • … The Darwins' tenth and last child, Charles Waring Darwin, is born …

The writing of "Origin"

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From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

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  • … work preparing his ‘big book’ on species. Begun in May 1856 at the urging of Lyell, the manuscript …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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

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  • … `big book’,  Natural selection , begun in 1856.  Coming hard on the heels of  The descent of man …

Begins 'Natural Selection'

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Darwin begins writing his 'big book', Natural Selection. The book was never finished, but later formed the basis for On the Origin of Species

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  • … Darwin begins writing his 'big book', Natural Selection. The book was never finished, but …

Language: key letters

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How and why language evolved bears on larger questions about the evolution of the human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the development of human speech from animal sounds in The Descent of Man (1871),…

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  • … The origin of language was investigated in a wide range of disciplines in the nineteenth century. …

The expression of emotions

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Darwin’s work on emotional expression, from notes in his Beagle diary and observations of his own children, to questionnaires, and experiments with photographs, was an integral part of his broad research on human evolution. It provided one of the main…

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  • … his other children followed, and the record was kept through 1856. Darwin’s wife, Emma also recorded …
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