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To F. T. Buckland   11 December [1864]

Summary

Asks for comparison of otter-hounds’ feet with those of other dogs.

Changes in oysters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  11 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 7 (EH 88206059)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4713

Matches: 2 hits

  • … management of the fishing industry ( Bompas 1885 , pp.  143–51). Buckland 1857  and 1860. …
  • … Elder & Co. Buckland, Francis Trevelyan. 1857. Curiosities of natural history. London: …

To J. D. Hooker   2 June [1864]

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Requests climbing plants.

Asks that Oliver be told that he now does not care "how many tendrils he makes axial".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4517

Matches: 3 hits

  • … had obtained seeds of A.  cirrhosa from Kew in 1857 (see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 14 [November 1857] ); at that time, CD was interested in the cross- …
  • … vol.  6, letter to Asa Gray, 29 November [1857] ). In ‘Climbing plants’ , pp.  108–11, CD …

From Hugh Falconer   3 November 186[4]

Summary

Council of the Royal Society have awarded CD the Copley Medal.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 186[4]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4652

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.   H.  Huxley, 5 July [1857] , and letter from T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 7 July 1857 ). On the reception of CD’s work in France, see Stebbins 1974, …

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1864

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R. I. Murchison’s address [see 4595] smashes Ramsay’s glacial theory.

JDH defends his view that CD should not answer Kölliker.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 238–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4608

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Press. 1985–. Tautphoeus, Jemima von. 1857. Quits; a novel. 3 vols. London: Richard …
  • … 1 September 1864] and n.  8. Tautphoeus 1857 . See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [1 September  …

From B. P. Brent   2 September 1864

Summary

Did not get appointment to poultry department of the Field; W. B. Tegetmeier has the position.

His lawsuit concluded well but expensive. Thanks CD for aid during his distress; encloses cheque.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4607

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  • … Chancery at the National Archives: C 15/359/B255 Cause number 1857 B255 (Brent v Boyton) …
  • … and C 15/360/B287 Cause number 1857 B287 (Brent v Briggs). ] CD’s letter to Brent …

From F. T. Buckland   13 December 1864

Summary

Sorry to hear CD ill.

On his return from Galway, will arrange with CD about visiting and showing him his specimens.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 357
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4714

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  • … from the Second Regiment of Life Guards in 1857, and obtained the rank of major-general in …

From J. D. Hooker   26 August 1864

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Hookers and Lyells will visit Lubbocks so he cannot see CD in London.

Will CD sit for Woolner?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 234–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4600

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  • … Trollope 1864 ) and Quits ( Tautphoeus 1857 ). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [1 September  …
  • … Press. 1985–. Tautphoeus, Jemima von. 1857. Quits; a novel. 3 vols. London: Richard …

From Bernard Peirce Brent   18 June 1864

Summary

Has been informed Miss E. Watts retiring from poultry department of the Field and would like to take the post if made available. Asks CD if he would provide a reference for him if necessary.

Has bred and reared a young turtle-dove.

On progress of his lawsuit.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4538

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  • … Chancery at the National Archives: C 15/359/B255 Cause number 1857 B255 (Brent v Boyton) …
  • … and C 15/360/B287 Cause number 1857 B287 (Brent v Briggs). ] Before taking up residence in …

From James Buckman   10 October 1864

Summary

Sends a poem about sowing kidney beans.

Author:  James Buckman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631F

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  • … 6, letter to James Buckman, 4 October [1857] . Buckman is cited in Variation regarding …

To J. D. Hooker   [1 September 1864]

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CD continues to have trouble reconciling the Veitch’s names for Bignonia plants and Kew names.

Lyell and Falconer called on CD in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Sept 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4605

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  • … was the title of a novel ( Tautphoeus 1857 ). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 August  …
  • … Academic Press. Tautphoeus, Jemima von. 1857. Quits; a novel. 3 vols. London: Richard …

From Robert Thomson   24 July 1864

Summary

Observations on insects visiting Melastomataceae.

Author:  Robert Thomson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 178: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4574

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  • … garden at Castleton had been purchased in 1857. Thomson was stationed at Castleton and, …

From Ernst Haeckel   10 August 1864

Summary

Sends photographs of himself and his late wife [Anna Sethe]. Describes death of his wife.

Plans trip to the Alps.

Thanks CD for biographical information about himself.

Mentions Goethe as early evolutionist.

Cites Kant as early supporter of epigenesis.

Mentions criticism of CD’s theory by R. A. von Kölliker ["Über die Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 166: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4586

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  • … London: David Nutt. Lewes, George Henry. 1857. Goethe’s Leben und Schriften. Translated by …
  • … refers to the German translation ( Lewes 1857 ), in which the chapter heading is ‘Goethe …

To Ernst Haeckel   [after 10] August – 8 October [1864]

Summary

Can understand EH’s feelings on death of his wife.

CD was impressed by manner in which species in South America are replaced by closely allied ones, by affinity of species inhabiting islands near S. America, and by relation of living Edentata and Rodentia to extinct species. When he read Malthus On population, the idea of natural selection flashed on him.

Agrees with EH’s remarks on Kölliker ["Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Asks EH to thank Carl Gegenbaur [for Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbelthiere (1864)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  [after 10] Aug – 8 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A–Abt. 1: 1–52/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631

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  • … this principle in the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 August [1857] , and the letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] ( Correspondence vol.  6); see also Origin , pp.  111–126, …

To E. A. Darwin   30 June 1864

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Has heard nothing about the Copley Medal. Is grateful for Hugh Falconer’s interest [see 4546].

Supplies details about circumstances of his voyage on the Beagle.

Does not believe that his sea-sickness was the cause of his subsequent ill-health.

Encloses the requested list of publications [see 4550].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  30 June 1864
Classmark:  ML 1: 247–8; DAR 154: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4548A

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  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 1 (1857): 130–40 ( Collected papers 1: 264–73). Origin. …

From William Marshall   12 June 1864

Summary

Informs CD of two distinct forms of Plantago lanceolata.

Author:  William Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 109: A88–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4530

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  • … two papers on the plant ( Marshall 1852  and 1857). After its introduction to England from …

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1864]

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Thanks for Lectures on the elements of comparative anatomy [1864].

If Owen wrote article on "Oken" [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed.] and French work on archetype he never did a baser act [see ML 1: 246 n.].

Bad health lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4459

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  • … from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 3 October 1857] ; Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.   …

From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   10 July 1864

Summary

Sends 2d ed. of his Physical geology [1864]; hopes that he will burn the 1st because of its errors.

ACR is convinced he is right about denudation of the Weald.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 176: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4557

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  • … pp.  75–85). CD had consulted Ramsay in 1857 and 1858 on the depth of various geological …

To Daniel Oliver   11 March [1864]

Summary

Struck with corresponding positions of tendrils and flower-stalks in Passiflora. Sends [W. E. Darwin’s] dissection drawings of earliest stages. Infers that tendril is a modified flower peduncle.

Requests DO look at mode of climbing in Tecoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 69–70; DAR 261.10: 40 (EH 88206023)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4424

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  • … between the stem and a leaf (see Gray 1857, p.  206). In his memorandum of [28 January – …

From Daniel Oliver   [1 April 1864]

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References to and résumés of articles on climbing plants.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4443

Matches: 1 hit

  • … de la Société Botanique de France 4 (1857): 109–11, 142–6, 322–4, 744–56, and 787–8. Mohl  …

To J. D. Hooker   [27 January 1864]

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CD continues very ill.

His only work is a little on tendrils and climbers. Asks whether all tendrils are modified leaves or whether some are modified stems.

Last number [Jan 1864?] of Natural History Review is best that has appeared.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 Jan 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4398

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  • … gourds, were modified branches (Gray 1857, pp.  38–9). John Stevens Henslow thought …
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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 …

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

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

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  • … of information about his preoccupations during 1856 and 1857. They reveal little noticed aspects of …
  • … as ever I can.’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 8 February [1857] ). Darwin also attempted to test …
  • … the alpine plants pretty effectually’ complained Darwin in 1857 ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [2 May …
  • … of calculation was wrong ( letter to John Lubbock, 14 July [1857] ). Darwin thought his results …
  • … experiments on plants through the summers of 1856 and 1857, particularly with garden vegetables like …
  • … Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette  in October 1857, to be followed by a second notice in 1858. …
  • … find the work: am I not a kind Father?’ Darwin wrote in 1857, soon followed by the complaint ‘You …
  • … to end!’ (letters to W. E. Darwin, [17 February 1857] and 21 [July 1857] ). The problem of …
  • … of his manuscript ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 1 May 1857 ) seem innocuous and hardly the veiled …
  • … are all vividly displayed in Darwin's letters. By the end of 1857, Darwin was well on the way …
  • … long letter to Asa Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] ). From this letter it is evident …

Darwin and Down

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Charles and Emma Darwin, with their first two children, settled at Down House in the village of Down (later ‘Downe’) in Kent, as a young family in 1842.   The house came with eighteen acres of land, and a fifteen acre meadow.  The village combined the…

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  • … was in Darwin’s day.  To J. D. Hooker,  3 June [1857] :  on the struggle for existence in …

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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  • … 2070: Wedgwood, Hensleigh to Darwin, C. R., [before 29 Sept 1857] Darwin’s brother-in-law, …

Abstract of Darwin’s theory

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There are two extant versions of the abstract of Darwin’s theory of natural selection. One was sent to Asa Gray on 5 September 1857, enclosed with a letter of the same date (see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] and enclosure).…

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  • … natural selection. One was sent to Asa Gray on 5 September 1857, enclosed with a letter of the same …
  • … to Prof. Asa Gray, Boston, U.S., dated Down, September 5th, 1857.” (Darwin and Wallace 1858, p. 50). …
  • … was sent to A. Gray 8 or 9 months ago, I think October 1857 [‘or perhaps’  del ]’. The printed …

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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  • … the Origin of Species…’ FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: 1857-1858 In which Gray and Hooker …
  • … JUNE 1855 20  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 1 JANUARY 1857 21  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, …
  • … MARCH 1862 35  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 1 JANUARY 1857 36  A GRAY TO C DARWIN …
  • … OCTOBER 1858 59 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 12 OCTOBER 1857 60 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, …

The "wicked book": Origin at 157

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Origin is 157 years old.  (Probably) the most famous book in science was published on 24 November 1859.  To celebrate we have uploaded hundreds of new images of letters, bringing the total number you can look at here to over 9000 representing more than…

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  • … ’s appearance, but there is a fascinating scrap from 1857 comparing his views on species to …

Natural Selection: the trouble with terminology Part I

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Darwin encountered problems with the term ‘natural selection’ even before Origin appeared.  Everyone from the Harvard botanist Asa Gray to his own publisher came up with objections. Broadly these divided into concerns either that its meaning simply wasn’t…

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  • … written in 1842 , and, as he told Asa Gray in September 1857 , he intended to call the ‘ big …

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 …
  • … 4 26 January 1857 Variation under nature (DAR 9; …
  • … 5 3 March 1857 The struggle for existence as bearing on …
  • … 6 31 March 1857 On natural selection (DAR 10.2; …
  • … 7 29 September 1857 Laws of variation: varieties & …
  • … 8 29 September 1857 Difficulties on the theory of …
  • … 9 29 December 1857 Hybridism (DAR 12; Natural …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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  • … of other cells. (Letter from G. R. Waterhouse, 14 April 1857 .) In a later letter …

Darwin's bad days

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Despite being a prolific worker who had many successes with his scientific theorising and experimenting, even Darwin had some bad days. These times when nothing appeared to be going right are well illustrated by the following quotations from his letters:

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  • … Despite being a prolific worker who had many successes with his scientific theorising and …

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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  • … a high compliment when he touched upon this matter in his 1857 lecture on cirripedes. In his praise …
  • … and not an anatomist ex professo .’ (T. H. Huxley 1857, p. 238 n.).    While Darwin’s …
  • … nos. 2118 and 2119, letter to T. H. Huxley, 5 July [1857] , and letter from T. H. Huxley, 7 …

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 2125 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 20 July [1857] Darwin writes a challenging letter …
  • … of the ephippium”, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 147 (1857): 79–100]. Darwin and Müller …

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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  • … 2055  - Langton, E. to Darwin,  F., [21 February 1857] Darwin’s nephew, Edmund, …
  • … Letter 2069  - Tenant, J. to Darwin, [31 March 1857] James Tenant, keeper of the …

Alfred Russel Wallace

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Wallace was a leading Victorian naturalist, with wide-ranging interests from biogeography and evolutionary theory to spiritualism and politics. He was born in 1823 in Usk, a small town in south-east Wales, and attended a grammar school in Hertford. At the…

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  • … and most famously, the problem of species change. In 1857, Darwin and Wallace exchanged …
  • … observations and theoretical abilities. In a letter of 1 May 1857, he alluded to his own unfinished …
  • … Science … may all your theories succeed” (22 December 1857). It may have been this shared interest …

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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  • … ago’, he wrote to the American botanist Asa Gray in July 1857, it occurred to me that …
  • … staggered about the permanence of species.— By 1857, Darwin had found the confidence to …
  • … And this much acceleration I owe to you. ’ In February 1857, the rate of this acceleration was …
  • … the way facts fall into groups ’, he told Fox in February 1857. Trials of strength …
  • … in theory of the descent of species ’. In December 1857, Darwin had expressed his satisfaction that …
  • … there is no good & original observation ’. In 1857, Darwin recorded in his journal that …
  • … varieties differ from each other’, he told Wallace in May 1857, before stating ‘ I am now preparing …

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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  • … completed his ninth chapter, on hybridism, on 29 December 1857, Darwin began in January 1858 to …
  • … on variation under nature. Having learned in the summer of 1857 that his method for deriving …
  • … with an abstract of his views sent to Asa Gray in September 1857. The correspondence between Darwin, …

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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  • … 112 Jukes. “Students Manual of Geology” [Jukes 1857]— published a few years ago, good on …
  • … Lucas l’Heredite Naturelle [Lucas 1847–50] 1857 Nov. 15. Andersson Lake Gnami …
  • … Thackeray English Humourists [Thackeray 1853] 1857 Jan. Cockburn life of Selby [ …
  • … 1856]: H. Coverdale [Smedley [1854–6]: Quits [Tautphoeus] 1857] 29 Lutfullah. Life of …
  • … Marsh] 1858] Buckle History of Civilisation [Buckle 1857] Feb. 28 Sir J. Mackintosh …
  • … Oct. 22. Olmstead Journey through Texas [Olmsted 1857] Dec. Motley’s History of Dutch …
  • … 1853]— Aug.— Sherard Osborne’s Quedah [Osborn 1857] d[itt]o d[itt]o Arctic Journal …
  • … Harris 1842] Jukes Student Manual of Geology [Jukes 1857] Azara’s Quadrupeds [Azara …
  • … *119: 18v.; 119: 8a, 21a Buckle, Henry Thomas. 1857.  History of civilization in   …
  • … 21v., 22; 119: 19a Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. 1857.  The life of Charlotte   Brontë . …
  • … [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 138.]  119: 20a ——. 1857.  The student’s manual of geology. …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 15v. Livingstone, David. 1857.  Missionary travels and   researches …
  • … 3 vols. Vivay. [Other eds.]  *119: 22 Lutfullah. 1857.  Autobiography of Lutfullah: a …
  • … *119: 23; 128: 5 Napier, William Francis Patrick. 1857.  The life and opinions of General …
  • … of   Elgin’s mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, 1858,   1859 . 2 vols. Edinburgh and …
  • … on their economy . New York.  128: 25 ——. 1857.  A journey through Texas; or, a winter …
  • …  an Arctic journal\. London.  128: 25 ——. 1857.  Quedah; or, stray leaves from a journal …
  • … Rouvroy, Louis de, Duke de Saint-Simon Vermandois. 1857.  The memoirs of the Duke of Saint Simon on …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 1v.; 119: 12a Smiles, Samuel. 1857.  The life of George Stephenson, …
  • …  New York.  *128: 178 [Tautphoeus, Jemima von]. 1857.  Quits; a novel . 3 vols. London.  …
  • … . Edited by J. C. Morris. Madras. 1833–51. Second series, 1857–. [Abstract in DAR 74: 177.]  *119: …

Divergence

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In a later account of how he had come to the evolutionary ideas published in Origin, Darwin wrote: 'Of all the minor points, the last which I appreciated was the importance & cause of the principle of Divergence' (to Ernst Haeckel, [after 10]…

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  • … principle by name in a letter to Joseph Hooker in August 1857, but didn't explain what he …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … completed his ninth chapter, on hybridism, on 29 December 1857, Darwin began in January 1858 to …
  • … on variation under nature. Having learned in the summer of 1857 that his method for deriving …
  • … with an abstract of his views sent to Asa Gray in September 1857. The correspondence between Darwin, …
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