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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 Asa Gray   18 November 1867

Summary

Is reading sheets of Variation.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   18 November 1867
  • … DAR 165: 159 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 18 Nov 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1867] and n.  9. Gray refers to Jeffries Wyman. The …
  • … Cambridge Mass, Nov.  18, 1867 My Dear Darwin I was rejoiced by your favor of Oct.  16, …
  • … to Gray with his letter of 16 October [1867] . Signature Y was pages 321 to 336 of the …
  • … 48). In his letter to Gray, 16 October [1867], CD wrote that Variation ended with a ‘semi- …
  • … quoted and disagreed with Gray. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] , n.  7. …

From Asa Gray   [after 17 September 1867]

Summary

AG has promised to review CD’s new book [Variation] for the Nation [forwards a letter from E. L. Godkin of the Nation to this effect] and wonders if he might have sheets a little in advance.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Sept 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   [after 17 September 1867] …
  • … DAR 165: 158 Asa Gray unstated [after 17 Sept 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Edwin Lawrence Godkin, dated 17 September 1867. The letter text follows: My dear Sir, Two …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   [after 6 July 1867]

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Summary

Sends W. M. Canby’s observations on the carnivorous powers of Dionaea. [See Insectivorous plants, pp. 301, 310, 313.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [after 6 July 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 16–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5580

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker   [after 6 July 1867] …
  • … DAR 58.1: 16–17 Asa Gray unstated [after 6 July 1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … make. A.  G. Wilmington [Del. ] July 6 th 1867 Dear Dr.  Gray, Dr.  Engelmann has sent me …
  • … of the northern United States (A.  Gray [1867]). Engelmann worked on the genus Isoetes for …

From Asa Gray   14 January [1868]

Summary

Has read sheets of Variation up to Pangenesis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5786

Matches: 3 hits

  • … this letter and the letter from Asa Gray, 18 November 1867 ( Correspondence vol.  15). CD …
  • … sheets of the first volume of Variation to Gray in October 1867 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 15, letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1867] ). Chapter 27 ( Variation 2: 357–404) was …

From Asa Gray   7 August 1866

Summary

Appleton’s will not print a new edition of Origin.

AG has read sheets of new English edition [4th] and is much pleased by the passage on Richard Owen in the historical sketch.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5184

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  • … of Gray’s Manual of the botany of the northern United States was published in 1867 ( A.   …
  • … Gray 1867 ). Dimerous: i.e. : with two members in each part or whorl. Flowers of …
  • … spontaneous generation (see Wyman 1862 and 1867). Gray had previously defended Wyman as an …
  • … and Arts 2d ser. 42: 195. Gray, Asa. 1867. Manual of the botany of the northern United …

From Asa Gray   31 May 1872

Summary

Sends, via C. L. Brace, his book [Botany for young people, pt 2 How plants behave (1872)], "your own science adapted to juvenile minds".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8363

Matches: 3 hits

  • … L.  Brace had corresponded in 1863 and 1867 (see Correspondence vols.  11 and 15). Gray …
  • … frog of Calaveras County’ (in Twain 1867 ). CD published his observations on Drosera and …
  • … Garland Publishing. 1990. Twain, Mark. 1867. The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras …

From Asa Gray   15 and 17 May 1865

Summary

Reports Lincoln’s murder.

The end of Civil War is in sight.

Must look at dimorphism in Plantago.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 17 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4833

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. Correspondence : The correspondence of …
  • … civilian prison within a few days, on 13 May 1867, and on 5 December 1868 the indictment …

From Asa Gray   24 February 1868

Summary

AG is writing notice of American edition of Variation [Nation 6 (1868): 234–6].

Pangenesis is "as good an hypothesis as one can now make".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5921

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] and n.  4). For CD’s interest in carnivorous …

From Asa Gray   14 April 1871

Summary

Is reading Descent.

Encloses some answers to CD’s queries about expressions of Laura Bridgman.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 175, 175/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7683

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  • … Mass. : Riverside Press. Twain, Mark. 1867. The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras …
  • … Calaveras County, and other sketches ( Twain 1867 ), and The innocents abroad, or, The new …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker   6 July 1863

Summary

Includes comments about George Bentham’s anniversary address to the Linnean Society with particular notice of the favourable attention to Darwin, except for Natural Selection, and to AG’s essay in the Atlantic Monthly.

He defends [W. B.] Carpenter and [Jeffries] Wyman against [Richard] Owen.

Gossip about scientific honours and other matters.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 July 1863
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray correspondence: 328–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4232F

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  • … and Arts 2d ser. 34: 79–87. Wyman, Jeffries. 1867. Observations and experiments on living …
  • … relating to spontaneous generation ( Wyman 1867 ). The enclosure has not been identified. …

From Asa Gray   18 May 1868

Summary

Has passed on copy of Variation to American Academy [of Arts and Sciences]. The U. S. reprint is not very nicely printed.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6179

Matches: 1 hit

  • … vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, 18 November 1867 and n.  1). Gray’s name appears on CD’s …

From Asa Gray   11 October [1868]

Summary

Wants seeds of Passiflora gracilis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6931

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  • … Read 2 February 1865. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. …

From Asa Gray   3 July 1866

Summary

Is trying to arrange a new American edition of Origin.

Gives notes on Passiflora acerifolia [on cover].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5141

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  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. Correspondence : The correspondence of …

From Asa Gray   7 May 1866

Summary

Thinks a new U. S. edition of Origin is needed.

Gives observations on the climbing habits of Bignonia capreolata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5081

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  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. Correspondence : The correspondence of …

From Asa Gray   [10–16] June [1863]

Summary

Possible dimorphism in Phlox.

Knows of no U. S. law prohibiting marriage of cousins.

Gives references to papers on phyllotaxy.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10–16] June [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4198

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  • … London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1867–1925. WWWA : Who was who in America. A …

From Asa Gray   6 November 1865

Summary

Discusses "Climbing plants" and his own abstract of it.

CD should publish results of self-fertilising dimorphic plants.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4930

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  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. DAB : Dictionary of American biography. …

From Asa Gray   2 December 1872

Summary

CD’s finding the nervous system of Dionaea is wonderful.

Coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

Thanks CD for the new book [Expression].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8656

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  • … Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ). See letter to Asa Gray, 22 October  1872   …

From Asa Gray   18 July 1866

Summary

Appleton’s cannot alter their plates so as to reproduce revised work [Origin, 4th ed.]. Has made it clear that CD could not do otherwise than object strenuously to course they intend to pursue, and has asked them to return the sheets. Wishes CD’s publisher would supply U. S. market with large numbers of copies, as the English edition could well compete with any American one. Encloses [statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin to 1 February 1866].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1866
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 149–150); DAR 159: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5160

Matches: 1 hit

  • … credited to Gray’s or CD’s account, for 1867 to 1870, 1872, and 1874 to 1881, are in DAR …

From Asa Gray   24 July 1865

Summary

Is reading CD’s "Climbing plants".

The Civil War is ended; slavery is dead.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4877

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. Colp, Ralph, Jr. 1978. Charles …
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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…

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  • …   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

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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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