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From Fritz Müller   2 June 1867

Summary

Discusses dimorphism in plants, especially the Rubiaceae.

Gives observations on orchids; notes varying degrees of self-sterility and a varying success at crossing distinct species.

Mentions local ferns he is collecting

and considers the phenomenon of apparently mimetic plants.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 110: B113–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5559

Matches: 31 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller   2 June 1867
  • … Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller Desterro, Brazil 2 June 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to his brother, Hermann, of 30 May 1867, Müller mentioned that a year earlier he …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, June 2 d | 1867. My dear Sir Your two kind letters of March 25 th and …
  • … See letters to Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] and …
  • … 22 April [1867] . …
  • … In his letter of 1 April 1867 , Müller thanked CD for the copies of F.  Müller 1865 that …
  • … enclosed with Müller’s letter of 4 March 1867 . Borreria is now subsumed within the genus …
  • … extant letter from Müller was that of 1 April 1867; there is no mention in it of a curious …
  • … letter to his brother Hermann, of 30 May 1867, he mentioned that the plant belonged to the …
  • … of pollen becoming dark brown, see the letters from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867  and …
  • … 1 April 1867 . Gomeza crispa is a synonym of Gomesa crispa. Burlingtonia decora (named by …
  • … see letter from Fritz Müller, 1 April 1867 ). CD added Müller’s observations on the …
  • … zebra , see the letter from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867  and n.  4. For Müller’ …
  • … on self-fertility in Epidendrum species, see also his letters of 4 March 1867 and …
  • … 1 April 1867. Xylobium , then a subgenus of Maxillaria ( Endlicher 1836–42 , p.  197), is …
  • … 134. For more on these experiments, see the letters from Fritz Müller, 4 March 1867  and …
  • … 1  April 1867 . Epidendrum fragrans is now Prosthechea fragrans ( Higgins 1997 ). Attached …
  • … Oncidium flexuosum , fertilised (Jan.  17. 1867) with pollen of Cyrtopodium. | April 11. …
  • … function of hygroscopic hairs, see the letters from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867 and n.   …
  • … 19, and 2 February 1867 . CD had first informed Müller of his interest in comparing the …
  • … of these experiments, see the letter to Müller of 22 April [1867]; see also letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 15 April [1867] . ‘Frondes’: fronds (i.e.  the leaves of ferns). The fern …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 1 April 1867 . Oncidium unicorne is a synonym for O.   …
  • … See letter to Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] . Müller’s original statement about …
  • … contained in his letter of 2 February 1867 , of which only an incomplete draft is extant. …
  • … to his brother, Hermann, of 11 February 1867, he wrote that an Echites in his garden had …
  • … see letter to Fritz Müller, 7 February [1867] ), but CD had expressed doubts about whether …
  • … see letter to Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] ). Müller refers to Dasyprocta aguti (the …
  • … the tapir) and to Variation (see letter to Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] ). See …
  • … letter to Fritz Müller, 22 April [1867] . In a …

From Daniel MacKintosh   8 December [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for information on inclined terraces in S. America, which DM thinks applies to the chalk downs of S. England. CD’s definition that the sea widens and fresh water deepens is key to the subject.

Author:  Daniel Mackintosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5711

Matches: 18 hits

  • … From Daniel MacKintosh   8 December [1867] …
  • … DAR 171: 6 Daniel Mackintosh Winchester 8 Dec [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … pp.  102–3. The references are to E.  Hull 1867 , …
  • … Kinahan 1867 , and MacKintosh 1867c, which appeared …
  • … in the Geological Magazine for December 1867, prompted by an article …
  • … by William Whitaker ( Whitaker 1867 ). …
  • … the letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867 . The letter has not been found in the …
  • … letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867  and n.  8). CD’s first published comment …
  • … of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (Wood 1867). According to Wood, a chalk scarp near …
  • … the Gault’ rather than from weathering (Wood 1867, pp.  401–2). See also MacKintosh 1869, …
  • … London: Longmans, Green, & Co. Hull, Edward. 1867. Mr Whitaker on ‘subaerial denudation’. …
  • … Magazine 4: 567–9. Kinahan, George Henry. 1867. On cliffs and escarpments. Geological …
  • … Smith, Elder & Co. 1846. Whitaker, William. 1867. On subaërial denudation, and on cliffs …
  • … chalk and lower Tertiary beds. [Read 8 May 1867. ] Geological Magazine 4: 447–54, 483–93. …
  • … papers 1: 43). See also letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867  and n.  8. …
  • … letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867  and n.  9. Mackintosh’s belief in the sea …
  • … letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867  and n.  3. In his book Rain and rivers , …
  • … letter from Daniel MacKintosh, 1 December 1867 , n.  6. In earlier letters to CD, Joseph …

From J. D. Hooker   20 March 1867

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Summary

Sends Naudin’s letter.

Pangenesis.

Benjamin Clarke is mad.

Interested in CD’s Ipomoea experiment.

Scott’s experiments are all in CD’s favour.

Clarifies a sentence in "Insular floras".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 147–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5449

Matches: 25 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   20 March 1867
  • … DAR 102: 147–50 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 20 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … not the author of the article ‘Popularizing science’ (Anon.  1867; see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  1). …
  • … In his letter of 17 March [1867] , CD commented that both he and his daughter Henrietta …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  10. CD had asked Hooker to obtain …
  • … plants. 2d edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Murray, Andrew. 1867. Dr. …
  • … insular floras. Gardeners’ Chronicle (1867): 152, 181–2. Williamson, M. 1984. Sir Joseph …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 29 January [1867] and n.  4). For a review of the literature on …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  7. Hooker refers to Benjamin Clarke ( …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  18). Clarke, who had written a …
  • … zoological taxonomy (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  18). See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and nn.  7 and 9. Hooker refers to John Scott. …
  • … experiments, see the letter from John Scott, 22 January 1867  and n.  4. See letter …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and nn.  2 and 4). Hooker sent Naudin’s …
  • … letter later (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 23 March 1867  and enclosure). …
  • … In his letter of 17 March [1867] , CD had asked Hooker for the correct terminology to …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  10. Hooker refers to Clethra ; C.  arborea is …
  • … in his letter to Hooker of 17 March [1867]. The note has not been found. Henry Barkly …
  • … Hooker’s letter to him, dated 18 February 1867, is in the Hooker deposit–CUL (Ms Add 9537; …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 4 February 1867  and n.  10, and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] ). In his letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] , CD discussed Murray’s review in Gardeners’ Chronicle of J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker 1866a ( Murray 1867 ), and criticised Murray’s treatment of Charles Lyell. …
  • … and Hooker 1862–83); this part appeared in 1867. In Bentham and Hooker 1862–83, 1: 951, …

From A. R. Wallace   22 October [1867]

Summary

Response to CD’s comments on "Creation by law" [see 5637].

The limits of variation discussed.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5656

Matches: 18 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   22 October [1867] …
  • … DAR 106: B46–7 Alfred Russel Wallace Hurstpierpoint 22 Oct [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: …
  • … Strahan. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British …
  • … between this letter and the letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] . In …
  • … his letter of 12 and 13 October [1867] , CD had praised Wallace’s article in the Quarterly …
  • … 1867c) defending CD’s theory against criticisms made in G.  D.  Campbell 1867  and [ …
  • … Jenkin] 1867 . In his anonymous article in the North British Review , Henry Charles …
  • … see letter to Charles Lyell, 22 August [1867] ). The reference is to Descent. Earlier, CD …
  • … agent in forming the human races (see letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 26 February [1867] ). …
  • … for patenting machines (see [Jenkin] 1867 , pp.  310–12, and A.  R.  Wallace 1867c, p.   …
  • … over long periods of time ( [Jenkin] 1867 , pp.  285–6). Wallace countered that the …
  • … 486–7). See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  12. See letter to …
  • … A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  13. The ‘new Natural …
  • … Natural History (see letter from Andrew Murray, 12 August 1867  and n.  1). See letter to …
  • … A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  16. Wallace refers to the Journal of the …
  • … at 12 St James’s Square ( Post Office London directory 1867; see letter to A.  R.   …
  • … Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and n.  20). Wallace refers to Charles Lyell, Thomas …

From J. D. Hooker   [12 January 1867]

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Summary

Responds to CD’s criticisms. JDH is sometimes confused as to what he has borrowed from CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Jan 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 131–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5358

Matches: 15 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [12 January 1867] …
  • … DAR 102: 131–4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [12 Jan 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  12. …
  • … CD’s annotations are notes for his letter to Hooker of 15 January [1867]. …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and …
  • … 15 January [1867]. …
  • … In 1867, the Saturday following 9 January was 12 January. Hooker refers to CD’s criticisms …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker 1866a; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867]). See letter to J.   …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  8. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and nn.  9 and 10. Richard Owen and Samuel …
  • … to Variation (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  11). See letter …
  • … D.  Hooker, 9  January [1867] and n.  3. Hooker refers to Webb and Berthelot 1836–50; the …
  • … 1866 . See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  4. J.  D.  Hooker 1866a was …
  • … R.  Desmond 1999 . See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  7. See letter …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  5. Hooker is recalling his observations …

From A. R. Wallace   [19 June 1867]

Summary

CD is invited to see ARW’s collections at Bayswater.

ARW has written an answer to the Duke of Argyll and North British Review criticisms.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5634

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   [19 June 1867] …
  • … 2 Alfred Russel Wallace London, St Mark’s Crescent, 9 [19 June 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Creation by law’, appeared in the October 1867 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Science ( …
  • … Bibliography Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: …
  • … Strahan. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British …
  • … 5, below). CD was in London from 17 to 24 June 1867 (see CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … In 1867, the first Wednesday after 17 June was 19 June. Wallace refers to the gardens of …
  • … Douglas Campbell and to G.  D.  Campbell 1867 (for more on Campbell’s criticisms, see …
  • … the letter from Charles Kingsley, 6 June 1867 , and the letter to …
  • … Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). The unsigned …
  • … article in the North British Review for June 1867 was [ …
  • … Jenkin] 1867 (see letter from …
  • … Charles Kingsley, 6 June 1867  and n.  2). …

From Edward Blyth   [2–30 March 1867]

Summary

Discussion of origin of domestic sheep races. Some comments on the yak and the wild ancestors of the llama and alpaca.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2–30 Mar 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5337

Matches: 12 hits

  • … to the surface of the coat in the spring ( Land and Water , 30 March  1867, pp.  237–8). …
  • … From Edward Blyth   [2–30 March 1867] …
  • … DAR 160: 208 Edward Blyth unstated [2–30 Mar 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of Blyth’s first article on sheep and his article on the yak, in the 2 March 1867 and …
  • … 30 March 1867 issues of Land and Water (see nn.  5 and 7, below). CD and …
  • … genealogical relationships (see letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867  and nn.  11  …
  • … and 12, and letter to Edward Blyth, 23 February [1867] and n.  3). …
  • … on the yak in Land and Water , 30 March 1867, pp.  237–8, appeared under the heading ‘Wild …
  • … did not refer to Blyth. In his 30 March 1867 article in Land and Water (pp.  237–8), Blyth …
  • … to his first article on sheep in Land and Water , 2 March 1867, p.  134; he published …
  • … a second article on sheep in the 9 March 1867 issue, pp.  146–7, in which he emphasised …
  • … the letter from Edward Blyth, 24 February 1867 and n.  18, for Blyth’s similar comment on …

From Charles Loring Brace   29 April 1867

Summary

Letter of introduction to CD for CLB’s friend Robert S. Rowley.

Author:  Charles Loring Brace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5518

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Charles Loring Brace   29 April 1867
  • … 160: 272 Charles Loring Brace Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. 29 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … R.   Agassiz 1867 ). His lectures and publications on the subject, including also his and …
  • … Bibliography Agassiz, Louis. 1867. The geological formation of the valley of the Amazon. …
  • … read at the Cooper Institute, New York, 5, 11, 12, 18, 20, and 26 February 1867. ] …
  • … New York Herald Tribune , 6 February 1867, p. …
  • … 8, 12 February 1867, p. …
  • … Hastings on | Hudson | N.Y. April 29—1867 Charles Darwin Esq My dear Sir Permit me to …
  • … 5, 13 February 1867, p. …
  • … 5, 19 February 1867, p. …
  • … 8, 21 February 1867, p. …
  • … 5, 27 February 1867, p. 8. Lurie, Edward. 1960. Louis Agassiz: a life in science. Chicago: …
  • … of six lectures given at the Cooper Institute in New York City in February 1867 ( J.  L.   …

From J. D. Hooker   14 March 1867

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Has been persuaded to accept BAAS Presidency.

On Charles Naudin’s discovery of seeds of Chamaerops fertilised by the date-palm.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 145–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5441

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   14 March 1867
  • … DAR 102: 145–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 14 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of the Linnean Society. See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  2. …
  • … science’, that was critical of Louis Agassiz (Anon.  1867; see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 4 February 1867  and n.  2, and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] ). Earlier, Hooker told CD he had declined the invitation to …
  • … for the Advancement of Science (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 4 February 1867 ). CD had …
  • … universelle held from 1 April to 31 October 1867) as a juror for seeds and saplings …
  • … of forest trees ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 April 1867, p.  348). …
  • … s annotation refers to a notice in the 16 March 1867 issue of Gardeners’ Chronicle , p.   …
  • … visited London from 13 to 21 February 1867 (CD’s ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  15, …
  • … second part appeared in 1865, the third in 1867. Hooker refers to Charles Victor Naudin. …

From Charles Kingsley   6 June 1867

Summary

Criticises the Duke of Argyll’s book [Reign of law (1867)], particularly on sexual selection.

But CD overlooks God’s intention to instruct man by nature’s beauty.

Criticism of anonymous article in North British Review [by Fleeming Jenkin, 46 (1867): 277–318].

CK supports large sports in response to large environmental changes.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5565

Matches: 15 hits

  • … From Charles Kingsley   6 June 1867
  • … DAR 169: 35 Charles Kingsley Eversley 6 June 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the Duke of Argyll’s book [ Reign of law (1867)], particularly on sexual selection. But CD …
  • … North British Review [by Fleeming Jenkin, 46 (1867): 277–318]. CK supports large sports in …
  • … Bibliography Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: Alexander Strahan. …
  • … see letter to Charles Kingsley, 10 June [1867] ). There is a lightly marked copy in the …
  • … article referred to by Kingsley, published in the North British Review for June 1867 ( [ …
  • … Jenkin] 1867 ), was by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, an engineer and critic ( Wellesley …
  • … esp.  in order to escape a threatened danger’ ( OED ). See [Jenkin] 1867 , pp.  296–302. …
  • … 8. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British Review …
  • … 1973 , pp.  302–50, for a copy of [Jenkin] 1867 , and Hull’s commentary; see also n.  6, …
  • … Kingsley refers to G.  D.  Campbell 1867 . Campbell had written: ‘there is no connexion …
  • … be confined, as it almost exclusively is, to one sex’ ( G.  D.  Campbell 1867 , p.  243). …
  • … See also letter to Charles Lyell, 1 June [1867] and n.  3. Campbell …
  • … had written ( G.  D.  Campbell 1867 , pp.  250–1): it would appear that every variety …

From A. R. Wallace   1 October [1867]

Summary

Informs CD of his reply to Argyll and the North British Review criticisms [in "Creation by law", Q. J. Sci. 4 (1867): 471–88]. Cites "the predicted Madagascar moth" and Angraecum sesquipedale.

Birth of Herbert Spencer Wallace.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B43–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5637

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   1 October [1867] …
  • … Alfred Russel Wallace London, Westbourne Grove, 76 1/2 1 Oct [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to Wallace (see letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 12 and 13 October [1867] and nn.  14 and 20). …
  • … in "Creation by law", Q. J. Sci. 4 (1867): 471–88]. Cites "the predicted Madagascar moth" …
  • … Bibliography Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: Alexander Strahan. …
  • … was in London from 18 to 24 September 1867 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Wallace refers …
  • … was held in Dundee from 4 to 11 September 1867 ( Report of the thirty-seventh meeting of …
  • … Xanthopan morgani ; see A.  R.  Wallace 1867, p.  477; see also Kritsky 1991 ). Wallace …
  • … 1977 ). Wallace’s son was born on 22 June 1867 ( Raby 2001 , p.  194). Wallace’s brother, …
  • … Press. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British …
  • … published The reign of law , a book critical of CD’s transmutation theory, in 1867 ( G.   …
  • … D.  Campbell 1867 ); the North British Review had published an anonymous article by Henry …
  • … Charles Fleeming Jenkin, also critical of CD’s theory, in June 1867 ( [ …
  • … Jenkin] 1867 ). Wallace responded to these criticisms in his article ‘Creation by law’ in …

From Benjamin Dann Walsh   [25 February 1867]

Summary

Sends a copy [missing] of a lecture by L. Agassiz on glaciers.

Claims worker wasps can generate additional workers in the absence of the fertile female.

Author:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL (bound with Siebold 1857), ML 1: 248–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5419

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From Benjamin Dann Walsh   [25 February 1867] …
  • … 1857), ML 1: 248–9 Benjamin Dann Walsh unstated [25 Feb 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Macmillan and Company. Agassiz, Louis. 1867. The geological formation of the valley of the …
  • … the letter to B.  D.  Walsh, 23 March [1867] . Walsh referred to Henry Tibbats Stainton …
  • … read at the Cooper Institute, New York, 5, 11, 12, 18, 20, and 26 February 1867. ] …
  • … New York Herald Tribune , 6 February 1867, p. …
  • … 8, 12 February 1867, p. …
  • … 5, 13 February 1867, p. …
  • … 5, 19 February 1867, p. …
  • … 8, 21 February 1867, p. …
  • … 5, 27 February 1867, p. 8. Birds of the world : Handbook of the birds of the world. By …
  • … the letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867  and nn.  18–22. Walsh may be responding to …
  • … in New York in the winter of 1866 and 1867 and published in the New York Herald Tribune ( …
  • … see J.  L.  R.   Agassiz 1867  and E.  C.  Agassiz 1885 , 2: 645); Agassiz also gave …

From J. D. Hooker   4 February 1867

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Has declined Presidency of BAAS.

Relation of insular and continental genera will always be difficult problem.

On Providence and the "continuity theory".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 138–142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5390

Matches: 17 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   4 February 1867
  • … DAR 102: 138–142 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 4 Feb 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 7 January 1867]). CD’s annotation …
  • … was for his letter to Hooker of 8 February [1867]. …
  • … 34: 481–515. Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: Alexander Strahan. …
  • … also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 January [1867] and n.  10. The author of ‘Popularizing …
  • … dangers’ of popularisation (Anon.  1867, p.  33); one danger cited was the temptation to …
  • … 12 January (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [12 January 1867] ). The reign of law ( G.   …
  • … D.  Campbell 1867 ) was written by George Douglas Campbell, duke of Argyll (see also …
  • … appeared in 1865, and the third in October 1867. Hooker had occasionally mentioned his …
  • … took account of some of CD’s criticisms offered in his letters of 9 January [1867], 15  …
  • … January [1867], 21  …
  • … January [1867], and …
  • … 29 January [1867]. Hooker had been concerned about the type-size that the Gardeners’ …
  • … and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.  6). Hooker did not mention Thapsia …
  • … In his letter to Hooker of 15 January [1867], CD had suggested that most of the genera, …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 January 1867 . Hooker mentioned the laurels in his paper on …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   2 April 1867

Summary

On whether to make woodcuts for Variation in Russia or use Murray’s stereotypes. He has similar advance publication agreements with Carl Vogt, E. A. Rossmässler and Theodor Billroth.

The Russian version of Origin is translated from Bronn’s German edition.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5452

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   2 April 1867
  • … Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) St Petersburg 2 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … trans.  1868–9). In his letter of 15 March 1867 , Kovalevsky had asked CD to write to …
  • … found (see letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 24 April [1867] ). See also CD’s annotation. …
  • … calendar dates. Kovalevsky refers to his letter to CD of 15 March 1867 and CD’s letter …
  • … to him of 26 March [1867]. Kovalevsky refers to his planned translation of Variation (V.   …
  • … trans.  1868–9). In his letter of 26 March [1867] , CD had advised Kovalevsky to negotiate …
  • … S Petersburg March 21/2 Ap.  1867 Sir I am very grateful for the very kind answer You gave …
  • … of Origin in his letter of 26 March [1867] . The first Russian translation of Origin was …
  • … his letter to John Murray, 10  April [1867] . No letter concerning Kovalevsky’s position …
  • … 1863  in 1864; of Rossmässler 1863  in 1867; and of Billroth 1863  in 1866 ( Davitashvili  …
  • … to his translation; see letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 15 March 1867, and letter to V.   …
  • … O.  Kovalevsky, 26 March [1867] . CD had asked whether there had …

From Frances Harriet Hooker   [6 April 1867]

Summary

JDH has left for Paris with Thomas Thomson.

Baby is better.

Author:  Frances Harriet Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Apr 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 159–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5492

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From Frances Harriet Hooker   [6 April 1867] …
  • … DAR 102: 159–60 Frances Harriet Hooker Kew [6 Apr 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … sent CD news of the baby’s death in his letter of 13 April 1867 . CD mentioned the illness …
  • … of his son Horace in his letter of 4 April [1867] . …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 April [1867] . …
  • … In 1867, 6 April was a Saturday. Joseph Dalton Hooker was attending the Paris …
  • … hothouses and horticultural implements. ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 April 1867, p.  348. ) …
  • … Hooker answered CD’s letter of 4 April [1867] on 13 April. Reginald Hawthorn Hooker had …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 3 April 1867  and n.  1). John Rees Withecombe was a …

From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for £200 and discusses meeting in London at the beginning of December.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5692F

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1867] …
  • … DAR 275: 26) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 22 Nov [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Woolner planned to visit Down in December 1867 to make a bust of CD ( Correspondence vol. …
  • … 15, letter to W. E. Darwin, 20 November [1867] ). …
  • … letter to W. E. Darwin, 20 November [1867] ( Correspondence vol. 15). See Correspondence …
  • … vol. 15, letter to W. E. Darwin 20 November [1867] and n. 2. William …
  • … amount he had asked for in his letter of 19 November 1867 (this volume, Supplement). The …
  • … visited London from 28 November to 7 December 1867 ( Correspondence vol. 15, Appendix II). …

From Asa Gray   26 March 1867

Summary

Has printed copies of CD’s queries [on expression] and will distribute them.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5462

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   26 March 1867
  • … DAR 165: 157 Asa Gray Cambridge Mass. 26 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … also letter from Thomas Belt, 12 January 1867  and n.  5. See n.  2, above. Gray sent the …
  • … Fullerton Baird (see letter from J.  T.  Rothrock to Asa Gray, 31 March 1867 and n.   …
  • … 1, and letter from George Gibbs, 31 March 1867 ). CD’s annotations are …
  • … notes for his letter to Asa Gray, 15 April [1867] . …
  • … Cambridge [Massachusetts] 26 th March, 1867 Dear Darwin This is to acknowledge yours of …
  • … with his letter to Gray of 28 February 1867; neither the questionnaire nor the letter have …
  • … the Smithsonian Institution … for the year 1867 , p.  324, under the title ‘Queries about …
  • … article, ‘Popularizing science’ (Anon.  1867), to CD after it had been sent to him by …
  • … Gray had written it (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 4 February 1867 , and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] ). Gray probably refers …
  • … to a paragraph in the Nation , 7 March 1867, p.  182, reporting on a lecture of Louis …

From J. V. Carus   15 April 1867

Summary

Asks CD to decide which translator he would prefer for Variation. JVC frankly thinks Carl Vogt not the best man to introduce CD to the German public, though he has a greater name than JVC.

Vogt now preaches materialism in its most absurd form.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5503

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   15 April 1867
  • … DAR 161: 59 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 15 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … given in various European countries between 1867 and 1869, see W.  Vogt 1896 , pp.  177– …
  • … Haeckel 1866 ); see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 5 April 1867 , and letter to J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 11 April [1867] . …
  • … Leipzig, Apr.  15 th . 1867 My dear Sir, Many thanks for your kind letter which I received …
  • … Carus refers to CD’s letter to him of 11 April [1867]. CD had planned …
  • … to publish the two volumes of Variation in November 1867 (see letter to J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 11 April [1867] ). It was eventually published on 30 January 1868 (CD’s ‘ …
  • … to translate Variation (see letter from Carl Vogt, 8 April 1867 ), and CD had written …
  • … to him on 12 April [1867], suggesting that if Carus was too busy to make the translation, …

From J. D. Hooker   13 April 1867

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Trail’s case is interesting, hopes it is true.

Has little faith in I. Anderson-Henry’s exactness.

Pleased with Paris exposition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 161–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5501

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   13 April 1867
  • … DAR 102: 161–2 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 13 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … s baby in her letter to CD of [6 April 1867]. Hooker spent some time in Brittany with John …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 April [1867] and n.  3. The letter to Hooker from Isaac …
  • … Hooker, who went to live in Norwich in 1867 ( Allan 1967 , p.  224). The governess has not …
  • … Down; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 [April 1867] . Frances Harriet Hooker mentioned the …
  • … to have the exhibits ready for the official opening on 1 April 1867, in articles on 1, …
  • … 3, and 4 April 1867. See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  6. CD …
  • … mentioned his son Horace’s ill health in his letter to Hooker of 4 April [1867]. …
  • … Reginald Hawthorn Hooker, born in January 1867, had been ill, and Frances Harriet Hooker, …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 3 April 1867  and nn.  1 and 3. Hooker also refers to his …

From J. D. Hooker   23 March 1867

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More on Naudin’s hybrid; the wonder lessened slightly.

JDH’s view that insular plants [distantly] related to those of continents are common came to him only after the lecture was in print; has not yet thought it out fully.

Moroccan flora may throw some light on Madeira flora.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 151–3; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 143: 643)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5456

Matches: 20 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   23 March 1867
  • … Correspondence 143: 643) Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 23 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … weather’. In the issue for 2 March 1867 (pp.  210–11), several replies were published. …
  • … Horticultural Exhibition (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  6). …
  • … and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 March 1867  and n.  3. Hooker refers to Charles Victor …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21 March [1867] and n.  4). CD was only interested in the …
  • … Paris, 9 March 1867— Dear Mr Hooker, I cannot tell you how happy your letter has made me. …
  • … See also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  7. Carl Friedrich Phillip von …
  • … is a synonym of Trachycarpus fortunei. The winter of 1866 to 1867 was unusually cold. …
  • … in Gardeners’ Chronicle for 26 January 1867 (p.  73), readers were asked to record ‘the …
  • … Flora. Ever yrs | J D Hooker Paris, 9 Mars 1867— Cher Monsieur Hooker, Je ne saurais vous …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.  3). Hooker evidently refers to the …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867 , n.  5. CD had questioned a statement in …
  • … those of the ‘mother’ continent (see letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and n.   …
  • … 10, and 21 March [1867] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 20 March 1867 ). The Cupuliferae were an order that included the modern …
  • … no new version was ever printed (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 21 March [1867] and n.  3). …
  • … In his letter of 21 March [1867] , CD admitted he had been mistaken in supposing Asa Gray …
  • … to be the author of the article ‘Popularizing science’ (Anon.  1867; see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  1). The French collector has not been identified. …
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Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

Summary

Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

Matches: 30 hits

  • …   Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work,  The …
  • … publisher in the final week of 1866. It would take all of 1867 to correct proofs, and just when …
  • … becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in 1867, as he continued to circulate a list of …
  • … transmutation theory. Three important new correspondents in 1867 were Hermann Müller and Anton Dohrn …
  • … the New Year’s greeting, ‘may you be eupeptic through 1867 & your friends & the world in …
  • … publisher, John Murray, he wrote to Murray on 3 January 1867 , ‘I cannot tell you how sorry I am …
  • … for selling a Book’ ( letter to John Murray, 31 January [1867] ). A week later, Darwin had …
  • … the additional chapter. In a letter written on 8 February [1867] to his close friend, Joseph …
  • … Darwin’s time. The first proof-sheets arrived on 1 March 1867 and the tedious work of correction …
  • … . In a letter to his son William dated 27 [March 1867] , he admitted, ‘I fear the book is by no …
  • … papers with his first letter to Darwin of 15 March 1867 , although he described some of Alexander …
  • … told his publisher, John Murray, in a letter of 4 April [1867] , not to send stereotypes of the …
  • … had received other offers, notably one from Vogt in April 1867, to translate the new work. Carus had …
  • … will be published’ ( letter from J. V. Carus, 5 April 1867 ). This hint of uncertainty caused …
  • … to give up the task’ ( letter to Carl Vogt, 12 April [1867] ). Darwin need not have worried …
  • … to the German public ( letter from J. V. Carus, 15 April 1867 ). Darwin may not have fully …
  • … in preference to you’ ( letter to J. V. Carus, 18 April [1867] ). Darwin was not disappointed in …
  • … the ‘wonderful discovery’ to Darwin on 14 March 1867 . Then, in April, Robert Trail wrote from …
  • … in a mottled hybrid ( letter from Robert Trail, 5 April 1867 ). Darwin told his American friend …
  • … physiological fact’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 15 April [1867] ). Although he did not succeed in …
  • … step in Biology’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 22 August [1867] ). Darwin’s insecurity persisted, …
  • … ferocity’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 November [1867] ). Even when the corrections were …
  • … to be introduced’ ( letter to W. S. Dallas, 8 November [1867] ). Dallas resisted the temptation to …
  • … as I could wish’ (letter from W. S. Dallas, 20 November 1867). Dallas, like Carus, alerted Darwin to …
  • … for information on Fuegian expressions. On 11 January 1867, Sulivan replied , enclosing belated …
  • … 27 years old In a letter of 22 February [1867] to Fritz Müller in Brazil, in which …
  • … Russel Wallace, who suggested in his response of 11 March [1867] that Darwin send his queries to …
  • … ( letter to A. R. Wallace, [12–17] March [1867] ). Darwin’s doggedness in pursuing answers to his …
  • … so do not want any more’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 15 April [1867] ). Nevertheless, at some point …
  • … in  Notes and Queries on China and Japan , 31 August 1867. Another version, possibly derived from …

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to …
  • … Barber, Mary E. [after Feb 1867] [Grahamstown, Cape …
  • … Bowker, J.H. [10 Dec 1867] [Cape of Good Hope (South …
  • … Bowman, William 5 Aug 1867 5 Clifford St, London, …
  • … Darwin, Francis 20 June 1867 Unknown? …
  • … Erskine, H. N. B. 1 Nov 1867 [Ahmednuggur, Bombay, …
  • … Gaika, Christian 7 July 1867 Bedford [Cape of Good …
  • … Geach, F.F. June 1867 Johore, Malaysia …
  • … Gibbs, George 31 March 1867 Smithsonian Institution, …
  • … Gray, Asa 26 March 1867 Cambridge, Massachusetts, …
  • … Haast, J.F.J. von 12 May - 2 June 1867 Christchurch, …
  • … Haast, J.F.J. von 4 Dec 1867 Christchurch, New …
  • … Hagenauer, F.A. [12 Sept 1867] Lake Wellington, …
  • … Huxley, H.A. 22 Mar [1867] Abbey Place, London, …
  • … Kempson, L.F. 20 June 1867 Penmaenmawr, Conway, …
  • … Lubbock, E.F. [1867-8?] Lombard Street, London? …
  • … Muller, Fritz 22 Feb [1867] Down, Kent, England …
  • … Paget, James 9 July 1867 1 Harewood Place, Hanover …
  • … Rothrock, J.T. 31 March 1867 McVeytown [Pennsylvania …
  • … Stack, James West 4 Dec 1867 Christchurch, New …
  • … Sulivan, B.J. 11 Jan 1867 Bournemouth, England …
  • … Sutton, Seth 8 Aug 1867 Zoological Gardens, Regents …
  • … Swinhoe, Robert 5 Aug 1867 Amoy, China …
  • … Wallace, A. R. 2 March [1867] 9 St. Mark’s Crescent, …
  • … Wallace, A. R. 11 March [1867] 9 St. Mark’s Crescent …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. 7 July 1867 Bedford, Cape of Good Hope …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. [10 Dec 1867] Bedford, Cape of Good …

John Lubbock

Summary

John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down House, Down, Kent; the total of one hundred and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that the two men lived…

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  • … Sunday to Mahomet.   ( to John Lubbock, 26 March [1867] ) The most striking …
  • … 'not a little in the dark' ( to John Lubbock, 26 March [1867] ). Trouble with the …

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: 7 hits

  • … Letter 5745 - Barber, M. E. to Darwin, [after February 1867] Mary Barber responds to …
  • … Letter 7223 - Darwin to Wedgwood, L. C., [8 June 1867 - 72] Darwin asks his niece, …
  • … Letter 5602 - Sutton, S. to Darwin, [8 August 1867] Sutton, the keeper of the …
  • … 5705 - Haast, J. F. J. von to Darwin, [4 December 1867] Explorer and geologist Haast …
  • … Letter 5585  - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [26 July 1867] Darwin praises Henrietta’s …
  • … Letter 5403  - Darwin to Carus,  J. V.  [17 February 1867] Darwin thanks Carus for his …
  • … 5410  - Darwin to Muller, J. F. T., [22 February 1867] Darwin thanks Muller for …

Language: key letters

Summary

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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  • … Letter 5605: Darwin, C. R. to Müller, J. F. T., 15 Aug [1867] Darwin asks Fritz Müller, a …

Edward Lumb

Summary

Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … still at Buenos Aires, or even still alive. However, in 1867 Darwin’s son, William, went to the …
  • … persuaded her husband to go back to Buenos Aires in October 1867. However, they had eventually …

A tale of two bees

Summary

Darwinian evolution theory fundamentally changed the way we understand the environment and even led to the coining of the word 'ecology'. Darwin was fascinated by bees: he devised experiments to study the comb-building technique of honey bees and…

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  • … much ahead of his time when, in a letter to Darwin in 1867 , he commented on Edward Wilson’s plan …

Women as a scientific audience

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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…

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  • … Letter 7312 - Darwin to Darwin, F., [30 August 1867 - 70] Darwin asks his son, …
  • … Letter 5391 - Becker, L. E. to Darwin, [6 February 1867] Lydia Becker thanks Darwin …
  • … Letter 5712 - Dallas, W. S. to Darwin, [8 December 1867] Translator and author …

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…

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  • … Variation under domestication,  neared completion in 1867, that he systematically sought more …
  • … Typical is his query to Fritz Müller in  February 1867 : Do you know of any lowly …
  • … as an argument in favour of Divine creation (Campbell  1867, pp. 203–4). Brent gave it as his …

Scientific Networks

Summary

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 5457 — Müller, H. L. H. to Darwin, C. R., 23 Mar 1867 Müller explains how Origin …
  • … 5471 — Darwin, C. R. to Müller, H. L. H., 29 Mar [1867] Darwin learns that German botanist …
  • … Letter 5481 — Müller, H. L. H. to Darwin, C. R., 1 Apr [1867] Müller thanks Darwin for the …
  • … Letter 5657 — Müller, H. L. H. to Darwin, C. R., 23 Oct 1867 Müller thanks Darwin for the …
  • … Letter 5585 — Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, H. E., 26 July [1867] Darwin writes to his daughter …
  • … Letter 5745 — Barber, M. E. to Darwin, C. R., [after Feb 1867] In this letter, naturalist, …

Scientific Practice

Summary

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

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  • … Letter 5429 — Müller, J. F. T. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Mar 1867 Müller reports observations on …
  • … Letter 5480 — Müller, J. F. T. to Darwin, C. R., 1 Apr 1867 Müller cites cases of difference …
  • … 5551 — Darwin, C. R. to Müller, J. F. T., 26 May [1867] Darwin thanks Müller for information …

Referencing women’s work

Summary

Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 7060 - Wedgwood, F. J. to Darwin, [1867 - 72] Darwin’s niece, Frances, …
  • … Letter 7223 - Darwin to Wedgwood, L. C., [9 June 1867 - 72] Darwin asks his niece to …

Controversy

Summary

The best-known controversies over Darwinian theory took place in public or in printed reviews. Many of these were highly polemical, presenting an over-simplified picture of the disputes. Letters, however, show that the responses to Darwin were extremely…

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  • … 5500 — Darwin, C. R. to Haeckel, E. P. A., 12 Apr [1867] Darwin is sympathetic to Haeckel’s …
  • … Letter 5533 — Haeckel, E. P. A. to Darwin, C. R., 12 May 1867 Haeckel thanks Darwin for the …
  • … 5544 — Darwin, C. R. to Haeckel, E. P. A., 21 May [1867] Darwin discusses his previous …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

Summary

Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … Letter 5617 , Darwin to Weale, J. P. M., 27 August [1867] "You have been extremely …
  • … Letter 5722 , Weale, J. P. M. to Darwin, [10 December 1867] "You speak sanguinely …

Religion

Summary

Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 5565 — Kingsley, Charles to Darwin, C. R., 6 June 1867 Clergyman Charles Kingsley …
  • … 5648 — Darwin, C. R. to Wallace, A. R., 12–13 Oct [1867] Darwin thinks naturalist A. R. …

Dramatisation script

Summary

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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  • … A GRAY 15 AUGUST 1868 177  TO A GRAY 15 APRIL 1867 178  C DARWIN TO JD …

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…

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  • … 5637 - Alfred Russel Wallace to Charles Darwin 1 October 1867 Alfred Russell Wallace, a …

Dining at Down House

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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…

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  • … Emma Darwin to Henrietta Darwin, [14 April 1867] Emma debates the wisdom of making a visit to …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … Letter 5670f - Darwin to Kingsley, C., [6 November 1867] Darwin discusses ‘rudiments’ …

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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  • … and sending Darwin a copy of the article. In early spring 1867, Darwin initiated a correspondence …
  • … Darwin  replied encouragingly  and in the summer of 1867, Müller began working on fertilisation of …
  • … preventing unwanted visitors from gaining access. In October 1867, Müller sent Darwin a letter …
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