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To Asa Gray   2 January [1863]

Summary

Thanks AG for Cypripedium and Mitchella.

Plans to investigate pollination of Cypripedium.

Has finished Linum paper [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Would welcome facts on "bud-variations".

Hears that Cinchona is dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  2 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897

Matches: 44 hits

  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, 24 December [1862] ). The construction was undertaken in 1863, …
  • … by the relationship of this letter to the letters from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862  and …
  • … 9 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). …
  • … CD reported feeling unwell in late December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] , and letter to W.   …
  • … B.  Tegetmeier, 27 [December 1862] ). In a …
  • … to William Erasmus Darwin of [13 December 1862] (DAR 219.1: 69), Emma Darwin commented: ‘ …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 6 (1862): 77–96. [ Collected papers 2: 45–63. ] EB : The …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862. Planchon, Jules Emile. 1847–8. Sur la …
  • … very uncomf—’. See Correspondence vol.  10, letters from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862  and …
  • … 9 December 1862 . Gray had sent CD a box containing specimens of Mitchella and Cypripedium …
  • … Africa (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 9 December 1862 , and letter to …
  • … James Anderson, 23 December [1862] ). In his letter of 11 October 1861 ( Correspondence …
  • … the plant with his letter of 15 July [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). CD’s experimental …
  • … vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). Cooper referred to Mitchella as the ‘ …
  • … 274–5. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 17 November 1862 , letter to Asa …
  • … Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] , and CD’s experimental note dated 19 April [1863] in DAR 70: …
  • … and published in the same journal in 1862. Jules Emile Planchon described the different …
  • … experimenting with the plant since March 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa …
  • … vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1862] ). His results are given in Forms of …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to G.  H.  K.  Thwaites, 15 June [1862] and …
  • … 29 December [1862] ). See also Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, [27 and 29  …
  • … IV). Letter from J.  D.  Dana, 4 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In 1859, James …
  • … At CD’s request, Gray had, since the summer of 1862, sent United States postage stamps for …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] , and letter from Asa …
  • … Gray, 2–3 July 1862 ). …
  • … Gray’s letter of 24 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10) had been sent using a ‘ …
  • … beginning work on this chapter in October 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix II), …
  • … cultivated (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to Asa Gray, 23 November [1862] and 26[– …
  • … 7] November [1862] ). Gray replied to CD’s …
  • … section of his letter of 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), which CD received …
  • … of Horticulture , [before 25 November 1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), and the annotated …
  • … articles on strawberries in CD’s issues of the Gardeners’ Chronicle (8 November 1862, p.   …
  • … 1053, and 22 November 1862, p.  1101), which are in the Cory Library, Cambridge Botanic …
  • … dealing with ‘bud-variation’ on 21 December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 August 1862 ). He read his account of this unusual plant …
  • … the course of two meetings on 18 December 1862 and 16 January 1863 (J.  D.  Hooker 1863a). …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] . On 17 January 1863, Hooker travelled to …
  • … of Fredericksburg, fought on 13 December 1862; the Union army suffered one of its worst …
  • … Boott (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862 ). However, …
  • … in his letter of 26 December 1862 ( ibid. ), Boott asked that CD stop sending them since …
  • … in affected areas; between June and December 1862, the Cotton Districts Relief Fund had …
  • … cotton workers, making contributions on 14 July, 19 September, and 23 November 1862. …
  • … At the end of 1862, CD planned to build a hothouse in the garden at Down House (see …

From John Scott   6 January 1863

Summary

Sends Primula scotica and P. farinosa.

So far cannot fertilise Gongora atropurpurea although it is similar to Acropera luteola.

Experimenting on intergeneric hybrids to test CD’s view that sterility is not a special endowment.

Scott’s personal history.

Acropera capsule grows.

Plans for experiments CD has suggested on Primula, peloric Antirrhinum, and Verbascum.

Asks about Gärtner’s experiments on maize.

Aware of Anderson-Henry’s failures.

Through kindness of J. H. Balfour and James McNab, enjoys facilities for research. JS is in charge of the propagating department. Balfour almost engaged him to be superintendent of the Madras Horticultural Garden.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 81, 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3904

Matches: 35 hits

  • … In his letter of 17 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott promised to send CD …
  • … vol.  10, letter from Daniel Oliver, 10 April 1862 ). See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter from John Scott, 6 December [1862] . Primula scotica is not dimorphic; in a …
  • … In his letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD wrote that …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … pp.  208–9). In his letter of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott informed …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 12 November [1862] ). Scott subsequently offered to send the …
  • … vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 15 November [1862] ). See also Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , letter from John Scott, [ …
  • … 20 November – 2 December 1862] , and n.  4, below. See CD note, above, in which he records …
  • … 10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 ). See ‘Fertilization of orchids’ , p.  153 ( …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , and letters to …
  • … John Scott, 12 November [1862] and …
  • … 19 November [1862] ). …
  • … In his letter of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott described his success …
  • … In his letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested …
  • … letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] . Scott refers to chapter 8 of Origin (pp.   …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 19  December [1862] , for CD’s interest in the ‘relation of …
  • … and Laelia was an example. See also ibid. , letters from John Scott, 6 December [1862] and …
  • … 17 December [1862] . In his letter of 26–7 January 1863, Isaac Anderson-Henry described a …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 15 November [1862] and [20 …
  • … November – 2 December 1862] ). See also n.  3, above. Scott described this and further …
  • … In his letter to Scott of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD had suggested …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] ), Scott later published a paper on dimorphism …
  • … CUL. In his letter of 19 December [1862] (see Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that …
  • … Scott experiment with peloric flowers. In his letters to Scott of 11 December [1862] and …
  • … 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that Scott experiment with …
  • … Scott 1863b). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 17 December [1862] . In …
  • … his letters to Scott of 11 December [1862] and …
  • … 19 December [1862] ( ibid. ), CD suggested that Scott repeat the experiments conducted by …
  • … vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 [December 1862] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [14 December 1862] ). In …
  • … his letter to Scott of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD mentioned that …
  • … In his letter to Scott of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD offered ‘ …
  • … horticultural Society of Madras on 12 March 1862, it was decided to re-engage Robert N.   …

To J. D. Hooker   13 January [1863]

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Summary

Acquired characteristics.

Huxley’s lectures: good on induction, bad on sterility, obscure on geology.

Asa Gray on slavery.

Falconer’s partial conversion.

Alphonse de Candolle on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3913

Matches: 25 hits

  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10–]12 November [1862] . Hooker and Bentham departed for Paris …
  • … in London during November and December 1862; the lectures were published as T.  H.   …
  • … 1863], and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [12 January 1862]. T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.   …
  • … be confusing to a non-geologist. See letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 7 December [1862] and n.   …
  • … 7, and 18 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.  153–6. …
  • … from Alphonse de Candolle, 18 September 1862 ; see also following letter. CD’s annotated …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1862] ), and this volume, letter to Asa Gray, 2  …
  • … With his letter to Hooker of 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed …
  • … In his letter to Hooker of 3 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a …
  • … the third lecture, delivered on 24 November 1862 (‘The method by which the causes of the …
  • … n.  4. Letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In Asa Gray’s …
  • … in the bud (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ). …
  • … In November and December 1862, CD and Hooker debated the effects of crossing on variation, …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November 1862 ). CD agreed with Gray (A.  Gray 1862d, p.   …
  • … form. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] . The …
  • … letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; Gray’s …
  • … 51). The letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; …
  • … s Democracy in America (H.  Reeve trans.  1862). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] , and this volume, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6  …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1862] , and Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix IV, …
  • … work on Genera plantarum (Bentham and Hooker 1862–83), and also had official duties in his …
  • … of movement in Hedysarum and Mimosa in 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10). CD was keen to …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , and letter to …
  • … John Scott, 12 November [1862] , and this volume, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863   …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] , and this volume, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From Hugh Falconer   3 January [1863]

Summary

Describes an astounding "sort of mis-begotten-bird-creature", the Archaeopteryx, a grand Darwinian case.

His elephant paper is out in Natural History Review [(1863): 43–114].

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3899

Matches: 17 hits

  • … below). In his letter of 14 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD asked Falconer …
  • … of Linum in his letter of 14 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). However, he made …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Hugh Falconer, 1 October [1862] ; see also letter to …
  • … Charles Lyell, 1 October [1862] ). The published paper included a section in which …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 6 (1862): 77–96. [ Collected papers 2: 45–63. ] DSB : …
  • … 6: 1–8. Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von. 1862. Denkrede auf Joh. Andreas Wagner. …
  • … der öffentlichen Sitzung am 28. November 1862. Munich: [Könighlich-bayerische] Akademie [ …
  • … papers 2: 93–105. ] Wagner, Johann Andreas. 1862. On a new fossil reptile supposed to be …
  • … 10, letter to Hugh Falconer, 29 December [1862] . See also letter to Asa Gray, 2 January [ …
  • … 10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 [June 1862] . Falconer refers to the fossil, recently …
  • … £400, and was brought to London in October 1862 ( Rupke 1994 , pp.  71–4). See also A.   …
  • … the Royal Society of London on 20 November 1862 (Owen 1862a), was the earliest account of …
  • … be furnished with feathers’ ( J.  A.  Wagner 1862 ). He named the creature Griphosaurus , …
  • … enigma’. Wagner concluded ( J.  A.  Wagner 1862 , pp.  266–7): I must add a few words to …
  • … in arguing against CD’s views ( Martius 1862 , pp.  8–10). Falconer’s paper on American …
  • … of his paper on the American fossil elephants in September 1862 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … from Hugh Falconer, 24–7 September [1862] ). In the published paper (Falconer 1863a), …

To Hugh Falconer   5 [and 6] January [1863]

Summary

His admiration for HF’s paper on American fossil elephant.

Notes "temporary irruption of S. American forms into N. America".

Rejoices that HF has "smashed" case of Mastodon on Timor.

Shares HF’s anger at Owen.

He is eager to hear about fossil bird [Archaeopteryx].

Comments on criticisms of species theory by [Johann Andreas?] Wagner.

Describes research on fertilisation of Melastomataceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  5 and 6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 144: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3901

Matches: 14 hits

  • … of the seeds gathered in April and May 1862, CD counted 8911 (DAR 205.8: 30). See also …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] . …
  • … 1861] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter to George Bentham, 3 February [1862] ). …
  • … he continued the research throughout 1862 and 1863, he reached no definite conclusion and …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 6 (1862): 77–96. [ Collected papers 2: 45–63. ] Forms of …
  • … Murray. 1877. Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von. 1862. Denkrede auf Joh. Andreas Wagner. …
  • … der öffentlichen Sitzung am 28. November 1862. Munich: [Könighlich-bayerische] Akademie [ …
  • … 10, letter to Hugh Falconer, 14 November [1862] and n.  13. Falconer 1863a, pp.  77–81. …
  • … of his paper on American fossil elephants in September 1862 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter from Hugh Falconer, 24–7 September [1862] , and letter to …
  • … Hugh Falconer, 1 October [1862] , and this volume, letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 January [ …
  • … his letter to Falconer of 14 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD asked whether …
  • … vol.  10, letter to Hugh Falconer, 29 December [1862] ). Falconer had mentioned to CD the …
  • … Lyell, 11 October [1859] ). Martius 1862 . See letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 January [1863] …

To Asa Gray   19 January [1863]

Summary

Comments on his own review of Bates’s butterfly paper [Collected papers 2: 87–92].

Thanks AG for information on Platanthera.

Has been wasting more time with Melastomataceae; can find no nectar in Monochaetum; is there any in Rhexia?

Hopes Lincoln’s "fiat against Slavery" will have some effect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3927

Matches: 14 hits

  • … of this letter to the letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). …
  • … Letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). See …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 , and letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 6 November 1862 . Gray’s reference to glucose and starch has not been found, but …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 10 November 1862 , and letter to Asa …
  • … Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] . Sprengel 1793 . …
  • … CD refers to the letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). …
  • … in species of Linum ’ , in December 1862. The paper was to be read before the Linnean …
  • … vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 4 August 1862  and n.  3. See letter from H.  W.  Bates, …
  • … observations for CD in the past, but in July 1862 he enlisted in the 131st Pennsylvania …
  • … Infantry ( DAB ; see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from Asa Gray, 5 September 1862  and …
  • … 22 September 1862 ). …
  • … In September 1862, Abraham Lincoln announced his emancipation proclamation, in which he …
  • … States government in 1861, and, in February 1862, the Legal Tender Act was passed. By the …

From John Scott   16 January 1863

Summary

Experiments to cut Laelia stigma from rostellum and then to fertilise rostellum are baffled by "a latent instinctive power". Somehow the pollen-tubes find their way to the style.

Suggests CD study variation in ferns.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3921

Matches: 14 hits

  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862. Variation : The variation of animals and …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 19 December [1862] , for CD’s advice to Scott regarding the …
  • … Laelia. See also letter from John Scott, 17 December [1862] ( ibid. ). In his letter to CD …
  • … in particular his attempt on 13 December 1862 to cross Stanhopea oculata with Laelia …
  • … Society of Edinburgh on 11 December 1862, and was published as an abstract (Scott 1862b). …
  • … In his letter to Scott of 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD asked Scott to …
  • … work with this species instead (see ibid. , letters from John Scott, 6 December [1862] and …
  • … 17 December [1862] ). In …
  • … his letter to CD of 17 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott reported that he …
  • … ibid. , letter to John Scott, 19 December [1862] ). In Cattleya and the related Laelia , …
  • … on ‘bud-variation’, which he began on 21 December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, …
  • … in his letter to Scott of 19 December [1862], CD asked him to provide any cases of ‘what …
  • … a copy of his paper to CD in December 1862, noting the impact on the theory of natural …
  • … 10, letter from John Scott, 6 December [1862] ). The letter in which this offer was made …

From J. D. Hooker   [15 January 1863]

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JDH on Asa Gray’s sanguine view of the Civil War and slavery.

Wishes to discuss variation with CD, a subject that Huxley does not understand.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3919

Matches: 13 hits

  • … Bibliography Carpenter, William Benjamin. 1862. Introduction to the study of the …
  • … enclosed Asa Gray’s letter of 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), in which Gray …
  • … his letter to Hooker of 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). Hooker had started …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] , and this volume, letter from J.  D.   …
  • … the letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10; see n.  2, above). …
  • … between 10 November and 15 December 1862. The lectures were entitled ‘On our knowledge of …
  • … nn.  5–9, and Correspondence vol.  10, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 18 December [1862] and …
  • … 28 December [1862] , and Appendix VI.  There is an annotated copy of T.  H.  Huxley 1863a …
  • … microscopic study of Foraminifera ( Carpenter 1862 ), Carpenter described and classified …
  • … displayed. There is a copy of Carpenter 1862  in the Darwin Library– Down. T.  H.  Huxley  …
  • … a postscript to his letter of 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Gray replied to …
  • … letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] ). Gray’s postscript has not been found. For …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] ). Hooker refers to his son, Charles Paget …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   3 January [1863]

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Indignant over Owen’s conduct as described in Hugh Falconer’s article on elephants ["On the American fossil elephant of the regions bordering the Gulf of Mexico", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3898

Matches: 14 hits

  • … s queries with his letter of [27 or 28 December 1862] ( ibid. ). See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [31 December 1862] . Henry Parker, the son of …
  • … Parker, visited Down House on 29 December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 29 [December 1862] ). Corrosive sublimate (mercuric chloride) was used in …
  • … Owen 1858 and 1861b, and Blake 1861). In 1862, Blake argued that, according to the rules …
  • … and was likely to propagate errors (Blake 1862, p.  58). Falconer refuted the claims of …
  • … of the Royal Society of London in November 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [15 and] 20 November [1862] , and letter to J.   …
  • … D.   Hooker, 24 [November 1862] and nn.  9 and 10). Owen was not re-elected at the 30  …
  • … part of volume 1 of Bentham and Hooker 1862–83. CD’s annotated copy of this number of the …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] . CD’s daughter, Henrietta Emma Darwin, was …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] ). Both CD and Emma Darwin were grandchildren of …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December 1862] and n.  5). …
  • … In his letter to Hooker of 24 December [1862] ( ibid. ), CD asked several questions about …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 [January 1863]

Summary

CD overwhelmed by THH’s praise.

Agrees with his reservations about species theory but not wholly about sterility and gives his reasons for differing.

On Natural History Review, Hugh Falconer, and R. Owen.

Has written a review [Collected papers 2: 87–92] of H. W. Bates’s paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3852

Matches: 13 hits

  • … to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566]. …
  • … the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10; see nn.  3 and …
  • … in error. Between 10 November and 15 December 1862, Huxley delivered six lectures at the …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Lubbock, 15 December 1862 , and letter to …
  • … John Lubbock, 16 [December 1862] , and this volume, letter to John Lubbock, 4 January [ …
  • … published in six parts by Robert Hardwicke in 1862; they were subsequently bound together …
  • … with his letter to CD of 2 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10); for CD’s comments, …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 7 December [1862] , 18  …
  • … December [1862] , and …
  • … 28 December [1862] . CD’s annotated copies of the six parts of T.  H.  Huxley 1863a are in …
  • … 10, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 December [1862] . Huxley’s sixth lecture was entitled: ‘A …
  • … Letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). CD and Huxley had …
  • … In his letter to Huxley of 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD wrote: ‘To …

From J. D. Hooker   24 January 1863

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JDH delivers CD’s letter to C. V. Naudin.

Neither Naudin nor Decaisne appreciates Origin.

Discusses Naudin on physiological causes of species formation;

Decaisne on plant heredity.

JDH on Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3940

Matches: 11 hits

  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] , and this volume, letter from J.  D.   …
  • … New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990. Naudin, Charles Victor. 1862. Cucurbitacées …
  • … cultivées au Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle en 1862. Description d’espèces nouvelles et de …
  • … In his letter to Hooker of 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a ‘ …
  • … of Genera plantarum (Bentham and Hooker 1862–83; Jackson 1906 , p.  193). Bentham read …
  • … au Muséum d’histoire naturelle de 1853 à 1862 inclusivement. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires …
  • … Origin , translated by Clémence Auguste Royer, was published in May 1862 (Royer trans.   …
  • 1862; J.  Harvey 1997). For CD’s earlier discussions of Naudin’s theory of transmutation, …
  • … his research on hybridity in Naudin 1862  and 1863. There are annotated copies of …
  • … in the Darwin Library–CUL.   Naudin 1862  was also published later as part of Naudin 1865, …
  • … See also letter from C.  V.  Naudin, 26 June 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). See n.  7, …

To Daniel Oliver   20 [January 1863]

Summary

Has been copying out references from Natural History Review [possibly D. Oliver, "The structure of the stem in dicotyledons; being references to the literature of the subject", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 298–329].

Suggests DO study high incidence of separate sexes in freshwater plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 38 (EH 88206021)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3776

Matches: 4 hits

  • … vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 11 June [ 1862] . See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April 1862] . …
  • … of the subject", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 298–329]. Suggests DO study high incidence …
  • … letter to Daniel Oliver, 23 [November 1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), and this letter. …

From J. D. Hooker   6 January 1863

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Falconer’s elephant paper.

Owen’s conduct.

Falconer’s view of CD’s theory: independence of natural selection and variation.

JDH on Tocqueville,

the principles of the Origin,

and the evils of American democracy.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 88–91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3902

Matches: 10 hits

  • … publications described in the last number of 1862. Thomas Henry Huxley was editor-in-chief …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28 December 1862] ). In his letter to Hooker of 3 January [ …
  • … 10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [24 July 1862] and n.  10, and L.  Huxley ed.  1900, 1: …
  • … 10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November 1862 . See also this volume, letter from Hugh …
  • … edition of Democracy in America , translated by Henry Reeve, was published in 1862 (H.   …
  • … Reeve trans.  1862). See also Correspondence vol.  10, letters …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 26  November 1862  and [ …
  • … 21 December 1862] . Tocqueville viewed the rapid growth of shipping in America as a strong …
  • … commercial prosperity (H.  Reeve trans.  1862, 1: 505–15), and included statistics on the …
  • … States and the English’ (H.  Reeve trans.  1862, 1: 514). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 3  …

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   28 January 1863

Summary

Grateful for CD’s commendation of his Glen Roy paper ["Parallel roads of Glen Roy", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 19 (1863): 235–59].

Reading Justus Liebig [trans. William Gregory, Animal chemistry or organic chemistry (1842)] has suggested that pattern of evolutionary succession might depend on differential need for soil minerals.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 168: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3952

Matches: 7 hits

  • … DSB ). Jamieson may refer to a seventh, expanded edition that appeared in 1862 ( …
  • … Liebig 1862 ). See also Liebig 1840–4 . …
  • … of Liebig’s ideas on soil exhaustion and the reception of Liebig 1862 , see Finlay 1991 . …
  • … Paris: Fortin, Masson & Cie. Liebig, Justus von. 1862. Die Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf …
  • … letter from A.  C. Ramsay, 13 December 1862 ). CD’s referee report is no longer extant. …
  • … Society of London later in the year. In 1862, CD wrote a testimonial in support of …
  • … letter to T.  F.  Jamieson, 21 November 1862 ). Justus von Liebig, professor of chemistry …

To James Dwight Dana   7 January [1863]

Summary

Responds to JDD’s letter [3845].

Discusses his own poor health.

"Man is our great subject at present."

Lyell’s book [Antiquity of man (1863)] sold 4000 copies on day of sale.

"The fossil bird [Archaeopteryx] … is a grand case for me." Wishes a skeleton could be found in the "so-called red sandstone foot-step beds".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  7 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Dana Family Papers (MS 164) Series 1, Box 2, folder 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3905

Matches: 8 hits

  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Dana, 4 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10); see n.  2, …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Dana, 4 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In 1851, Dana, …
  • … DAB ). In his letter of 4 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Dana expressed the …
  • … 74, 367–84; 32 (1861): 15–25, 193–205; 33 (1862): 206–16; 35 (1863): 375–86. Origin : On …
  • … 10, letter from E.  A. Darwin, [April–May? 1862]. Charles Lyell’s Antiquity of man (C.   …
  • … 26 (1863): 112). CD refers to the trade sale held on 4 November 1862 by the publisher John …
  • … Murray ( Athenæum , 8 November 1862, p.  595). CD refers to the discovery of the fossil …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Dana, 4 December 1862 and n.  2. CD sent Dana a presentation copy …

From George Varenne Reed   12 January 1863

Summary

Sorry CD considers Horace Darwin unfit for school.

Author:  George Varenne Reed
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3912

Matches: 7 hits

  • … to be tutored by Reed between October 1862 and January 1863 (see n.  1, above). However, …
  • … represents the fees for Leonard and Horace Darwin from 6 October 1862 to 6 January 1863. …
  • … started at Clapham Grammar School in January 1862, he was sent home in June suffering from …
  • … vol.  10, letter from Charles Pritchard, 17 June [1862] ). See also Moore 1977 , and …
  • … to William Erasmus Darwin, [3 February 1862], in DAR 219.1: 70. CD’s letter to Reed has …
  • … letter from Henry Holland, 26 March [1862] ; and the letter from Emma Darwin to William …
  • … Erasmus Darwin, [7? April 1862], in DAR 219.1: 51). See also Leonard Darwin’s ‘Notes on …

To Julius von Haast   22 January 1863

Summary

Thanks JvH for his address [to the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury], his Geological Report [Topographical and geological exploration of the western districts of the Nelson province, New Zealand (1861)],

and for the "honourable" notice of Origin.

CD especially interested in JvH’s facts on the old glacial period.

Asks about fossil remains [of supposed living mammalia] which CD thinks may be like "the Solenhofen bird-creature" [Archaeopteryx].

Urges the recording of rate and manner of spreading of European weeds and plants and observation on which native plants "most fail".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Date:  22 Jan 1863
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (Haast family papers, MS-Papers-0037-051-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3935

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Institute of Canterbury in September 1862 (J.  F.  J.  von Haast 1862a; see n.  2, below). …
  • … copies of these publications in November 1862, a month before he sent a letter mentioning …
  • … Haast 1862a, p.  7). Between January and May 1862, Haast conducted an exploration of New …
  • … vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 September 1862 , and letter from Julius …
  • … von Haast, 9 December 1862 . In Origin , p.  373, CD referred to indications of former …
  • … letter from Julius von Haast, 9 December 1862 , and this volume, enclosure to letter from …
  • … Geological Survey of Canterbury in August 1862 and elected Haast as its first president. …
  • … At its inaugural dinner in September 1862, Haast delivered the address, spelling out the …

To [Friedrich Emil Suchsland]   [after 19 January 1863]

Summary

Returns book by Friedrich Rolle. Author has sent copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Emil Suchsland
Date:  [after 19 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (catalogue 618, item 441)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3772

Matches: 6 hits

  • … earlier instalments were published in 1862 (see n.  3, below). Suchsland sent CD copies of …
  • … 4986)). The publication of the parts of Rolle 1863  was announced on 8 September 1862, 27  …
  • … October 1862, and 19 January 1863 ( Börsenblatt …
  • … für den Deutschen Buchhandel 29 (1862): …
  • 1862, 2258; 30 (1863): 113), and CD mentioned them …
  • … in his letters to Rolle of 17 October [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10) and 30 January [ …

To Isaac Anderson-Henry   20 January [1863]

Summary

Discusses hybrid strawberry–raspberry

and his research on Primula and Linum.

Suggests breeding experiments.

Doubtful about Donald Beaton’s statement about Pelargonium.

Mentions experiments on peloric flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isaac (Henry, Isaac Anderson) Anderson-Henry
Date:  20 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3929

Matches: 9 hits

  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 6 (1862): 77–96. [ Collected papers 2: 45–63. ] Forms of …
  • … first published an account of Primula in 1862 ( ‘Dimorphic condition in Primula ’ ). CD’s …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] , and Scott 1864a). ‘Two forms in species of …
  • … of crosses with different varieties of Pelargonium in May 1862 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 8 June [1862] , and letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 1 July [1862] ). CD’s notes on these experimental crosses are preserved in DAR …
  • … of the Gardeners’ Chronicle , 15 February 1862, pp.  139–40, which is in the Cory Library, …
  • … letter from C.  W.  Crocker, 24 November 1862  and n.  4). The Gloxinia referred to was …
  • … 10, letter to John Scott, 19 December [1862] . CD discussed the crossing of dimorphic …

To John Scott   21 January [1863]

Summary

Urges JS to publish on orchid pollen-tubes.

Suggests comparing stigmatic tissue of sterile hybrids and fertile parent; he would expect hybrid plant’s cell contents not to be coagulated after 24 hours in spirits of wine.

Suggests JS coat orchid stigmas with plaster of Paris for his work on rostellar germination.

Asks for list of "bud-variation" cases; CD has devoted a chapter to the subject.

Inquiries about I. Anderson-Henry’s observational competence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  21 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B56–7, B75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3934

Matches: 9 hits

  • … In his letter to Scott of 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD asked Scott to …
  • … with his letter to CD of 6 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). He argued that …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862. ‘Two forms in species of Linum ’: On the …
  • … Nat. Hist. Review Part VIII.  p.  419—(Oct 1862) for quotation from M.  Baillon, on pollen …
  • … 10, letter to Daniel Oliver, 8 June [1862] , and this volume, letter to Isaac Anderson- …
  • … Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 11 December 1862, appeared in the Gardeners’ Chronicle , …
  • … dealing with ‘bud-variation’, on 21 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix …
  • … in his letter to Scott of 19 December [1862], CD asked Scott to provide him with any cases …
  • … 10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 . See also letter to Asa Gray, 19 January [ …
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Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

Matches: 28 hits

  • … As the sheer volume of his correspondence indicates, 1862 was a particularly productive year for …
  • … be so’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [15 and] 20 November [1862] ). I have not the least …
  • … him from this view ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 14 [January 1862] ): 'no doubt you are right …
  • … Huxley replied ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 20 January 1862 ): 'I entertain no doubt that …
  • … but continued ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 18 December [1862] ): 'you say the answer to …
  • … but complained ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 28 December [1862] ): 'To get the degree of …
  • … him the commission ( see letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ). Darwin was altogether taken …
  • … is no common man’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] ). Two sexual forms: …
  • … with his study of  Primula  and escalated throughout 1862 as he searched for other cases of …
  • … 1861, and was published in the society’s journal in March 1862. The paper described the two …
  • … in almost daily’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 22 January [1862] ). In a postscript, he mentioned his work …
  • … telling Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 7 March [1862] ): ‘I am nearly sure that daylight is …
  • … great’, he told Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] ), ‘I have lately counted one by one …
  • …  labour over them’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 [October 1862] ; see ML 2: 292–3). Other …
  • … of dimorphism’ ( letter to Daniel Oliver, 12 [April 1862] ), and experimenting to test his …
  • … sets of experiments’ ( letter to M. T. Masters, 24 July [1862] ). The materials that Darwin …
  • …  case he determined to experiment on  Linum  in 1862. Soon he was enthralled, especially by the …
  • … be generically distinct’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 14 July [1862] ). The case was so good that he …
  • … Linum  ‘at once’ ( letter to John Scott, 11 December [1862] ), writing up his experiments in …
  • … complex case—’ ( letter to Daniel Oliver, 29 [July 1862] ). The three forms had different lengths …
  • … who exclaimed to Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] ), ‘I am almost stark staring mad over …
  • … the Linnean Society ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 6 October [1862] ). However, it was not until 1864 …
  • … pleasure to ride’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 22 January [1862] ). But he worried about the resulting …
  • … the Book will sell’ ( letter to John Murray, 9 [February 1862] ). To his son, William, his …
  • … every  flower’ ( letter to Daniel Oliver, 8 June [1862] ). I never before felt half so …
  • … he told Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 15 [May 1862] ). But he did not have long to wait. ‘It is …
  • … it ‘most valuable’ (letter from George Bentham, 15 May 1862).  Orchids  was published on 15 May, …
  • … all, ‘a success’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 [June 1862] ). a flank-movement on the …

Dramatisation script

Summary

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

Matches: 8 hits

  • … in the mud. BEGINNING OF WAR IN AMERICA: 1861-1862 In which the start of the American …
  • … cause. Tension.   THE DARWIN BOYS: 1862 In which Darwin reports one …
  • … 1856 33  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, 14 MARCH 1862 34  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, …
  • … 1861 115 A GRAY TO CHARLES WRIGHT, 17 APRIL 1862 116 A GRAY TO RW CHURCH 7 MAY …
  • … 10 JUNE 1861 121  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 MARCH 1862 122  JD HOOKER TO C …
  • … 16 DEC 1861 124 A GRAY TO ENGELMANN, 20 FEB 1862 125  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 …
  • … 7 JULY 1863 152 C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, DECEMBER 1862 153  JD HOOKER TO C …
  • … 1861 163  C Darwin TO A Gray, 16 OCTOBER 1862 164  C Darwin TO ASA GRAY, …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for …
  • …  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862] , and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, …
  • … a construction suitable for tropical plants. In 1861 and 1862, while preparing  Orchids , he was …
  • …  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] and n. 13). Initially, Darwin purchased for …
  • … over the previous two years. In a letter of 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence  vol. 10) …
  • … Kent ( Post Office directory of the six home counties  1862). 3.  Asclepias curassavica. …

Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870

Summary

This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues around the world; letters by the critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and by admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … towards your doctrines … Huxley to Darwin, 1862. I cannot bear the thought …
  • … … Darwin to Asa Gray, in Boston, Mass., 1862. I have been greatly …

Clémence Auguste Royer

Summary

Getting Origin translated into French was harder than Darwin had expected. The first translator he approached, Madame Belloc, turned him down on the grounds that the content was ‘too scientific‘, and then in 1860 the French political exile  Pierre…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … her translation of Origin. First published in 1862, Royer’s translation of …
  • … “I received 2 or 3 days ago”, he told Asa Gray in 1862 , “a French Translation of the Origin by a …
  • … criticisms of her work always made reference to her sex. In 1862, Edouard Claparede wrote to …

Women’s scientific participation

Summary

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…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Letter 3787 - Darwin, H. E. to Darwin, [29 October 1862] Henrietta Darwin provides …
  • … Letter 3634 - Darwin to Gray, A., [1 July 1862] Darwin tells American naturalist Asa …
  • … 3681  - Wedgwood, M. S. to Darwin, [before 4 August 1862] Darwin’s niece, Margaret, …
  • … lady”. Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E. , (March, 1862 - DAR 219.1:49) Emma Darwin …
  • …  - Darwin to Wedgwood, K. E. S, M. S. & L. C., [4 August 1862] Darwin thanks his “angel …

Floral Dimorphism

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a series of smaller studies on botanical subjects. Titled The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species, it consisted primarily of…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Letter 3468 - Darwin to JD Hooker, 7 March 1862 Darwin wishes he could sympathize with Asa …
  • … Letter 3515 - Daniel Oliver to Darwin, 23 April 1862 Daniel Oliver, an assistant under …
  • … Letter 3757 - Joseph Dalton Hooker to Darwin, 12 October 1862 J. D. Hooker writes to …

Darwin & Glen Roy

Summary

Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … 1 October [1861] To Charles Lyell, 1 April [1862] To Charles Lyell, 14 October …

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.

Matches: 1 hits

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

Orchids

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment A project to follow On the Origin of Species Darwin began to observe English orchids and collect specimens from abroad in the years immediately following the publication of On the Origin of Species. Examining…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … SOURCES Books Darwin, Charles 1862. On the various contrivances by which …
  • … 3421 —Charles Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker 30 January 1862 Darwin tells Hooker about a …
  • … Letter 3662 —Charles Darwin to Asa Gray 23-4 July 1862 Darwin tells Asa Gray, a professor …
  • … Darwin’s work with orchids and Chapter 1 of Darwin’s 1862 book On the various …

Dining at Down House

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Letter 3626 —Emma Darwin to T. G. Appleton, 28 June [1862] Here Emma writes on her husband’s …
  • … Letter 3597 —Darwin to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 11 June [1862] Among bits of family news and …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … on  Verbascum.  Darwin had suggested to Scott in 1862, when Scott was working at the Royal Botanic …
  • … vol. 10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] ). Darwin had already written to Hooker of …
  • … disturbing the serenity of the Christian world’ (Brewster 1862, p. 3). John Hutton Balfour, though …
  • …  vol. 10, letter from J. H. Balfour, 14 January 1862 ). According to Hooker, Balfour’s prejudice …

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … all of their education in the home, although he noted in 1862 that his fifteen-year-old daughter …
  • … her own wish’ (Darwin to his son William,  30 [October 1862] ). Darwin frequently discussed the …

Women as a scientific audience

Summary

Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … lady”. Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E. , (March 1862 - DAR 219.1:49) Emma Darwin …

Sexual selection

Summary

Although natural selection could explain the differences between species, Darwin realised that (other than in the reproductive organs themselves) it could not explain the often marked differences between the males and females of the same species.  So what…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … the Lords' ( to J. D. Hooker, 25 [and 26] January [1862] ) In 1869, Darwin …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

Summary

On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … thus completing the work he had started on the genus in 1862. His varied botanical observations and …
  • … act. In his ongoing quest to confirm the statement in his 1862 book on orchids that nature ‘abhors …
  • … Scott, a gardener at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, in 1862 with a letter regarding the …
  • … and Book of Joshua critically examined  (Colenso 1862–79). After reading extracts from Colenso’s …
  • … Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). A declaration that Erasmus …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … 3715 - Claparède, J. L. R. A. E. to Darwin, [6 September 1862] Claparède acknowledges …

Insectivorous Plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Plants that consume insects Darwin began his work with insectivorous plants in the mid 1860s, though his findings would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin reflected on the delay that…

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  • … Letter 3853 - Charles Darwin to John Scott, 11 December 1862 This is a lengthy letter …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … with Owen when it became clear that Owen’s November 1862 description of the recently discovered  …
  • … work on mimicry in butterflies, which had been published in 1862 (see  Correspondence  vol. 10). …
  • … to the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury in September 1862 ( see letter to Julius von Haast, 22 …
  • … men, given at the Museum of Practical Geology at the end of 1862, and published as a book in early …
  • … that had already occupied much of his time in 1861 and 1862. With the publication in 1862 of his …
  • … a question he had been struggling with in 1861 and 1862; he wanted to determine experimentally …
  • … Edinburgh, had initiated the correspondence in November 1862 with a letter correcting Darwin’s …
  • … ( see letter to Asa Gray, 23 February [1863] , and Loring 1862). However, his tolerance of Gray’s …

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 3800 — Scott, John to Darwin, C. R., [11 Nov 1862] Scottish gardener John Scott notes …
  • … Letter 3805 — Darwin, C. R. to Scott, John, 12 Nov [1862] Darwin thanks Scott for bringing …
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