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From J. P. M. Weale to J. N. Lockyer   [January 1873]

Summary

On expression among Kaffirs and Hottentots.

Author:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8716

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Africa, his Queries on expression in 1867, and Weale distributed copies ( Correspondence …
  • … vol.  15, letter to J.  P.  M.  Weale, 27 February [1867] , and letter from J.  P.   …
  • … M.  Weale, 7 July 1867 ). Weale answered individual questions in his later letters. …
  • … letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, 7 July 1867  and n.  6). Riem: rawhide thong ( Chambers ). …
  • … the photograph with his letter of 27 August [1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). For the …

From J. L. H. Down   18 December 1873

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Describes features of an ear of a microcephalous idiot, one of which contradicts Carl Vogt’s views [Mémoire sur les microcéphales (1867)].

Author:  John Langdon Haydon Down
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 87: 63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9191

Matches: 3 hits

  • … idiot, one of which contradicts Carl Vogt’s views [ Mémoire sur les microcéphales (1867)]. …
  • … brain in microcephalic idiots, see Vogt 1867 , pp.  197–200. The term ‘ idiot’ referred to …
  • … Clarendon Press. 1993–7. Vogt, Carl. 1867. Mémoire sur les microcéphales ou hommes-singes. …

From Francis Darwin   [30 September 1873]

Summary

He is travelling overnight by train from London to Pantlludw and will wake A. R. Ruck with a morningade on his flute.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8942F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … London: Longmans, Green. Schiff, Moritz. 1867. Leçons sur la physiologie de la digestion, …
  • … London: Garland Publishing. 1990. Marshall, John. 1867. Outlines of physiology: human and …
  • … Frankland, 21 September [1873] . Marshall 1867 . A fifth edition of John Call Dalton’s A …
  • … sur la physiologie de la digestion ( Schiff 1867 ) is cited extensively in Insectivorous …

From John Murray   25 September [1873]

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s cheque.

Sends CD cheque for profits on Orchids and a statement of stock on hand of CD’s works [missing].

Origin and Expression sales are stagnant.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 437, DAR 210.11: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9071

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 5 1 June By 685 on hand Sep " Electros 3 6 – 4 Reviews 1867 June " Binding 100 Copies 3 – …
  • … 5 520 516 On Hand June 1867 " Advertising 20 10 – 165 Sold viz 52 Trade 25  …
  • … as 24 6/ 15 – – 113 do " " 6/5 34 19 5 1867 165 June By Balance deficiency 22 2 …
  • … 1 72 1 6 72 1 6 1867 June To balance defy 22 2 1 June June By  …
  • … 516 on hand Carried over Dr Darwin on Orchids Cr 1867
  • 1867 June To Balance deficiency 22 2 1 June By 516 on hand 1869 June " Electros 2 10 – 1 …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 December 1873

Summary

Concerning secretion of "bloom";

movements of Robinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 Dec 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9189

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of leaves and so did not deserve serious discussion ( Duchartre 1867 , pp.  357–8). …
  • … Bibliography Duchartre, Pierre Etienne Simon. 1867. Éléments de botanique: comprenant l’ …

From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873]

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Has investigated whether it makes a difference if extracts [of alkaloid poisons] are made from leaves, seeds, or roots.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9199

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Baring Garrod and Garrod 1866 , pp.  295–6. British pharmacopœia (1867) , pp.  127–8. …
  • … Bibliography British pharmacopœia (1867). London: …
  • … Spottiswoode & Co. 1867. Dalton, John Call. 1859. A treatise on human physiology; designed …

To J. D. Hooker   12 January [1873]

Summary

Had thrown Geographical Society’s Proceedings in waste-basket, but as Strachey shows such admirable powers of discrimination he will fish it out and read the whole article.

Comments on 3d ed. of Sachs’s work [Lehrbuch der Botanik (1873)]. Wishes he were more controversial.

Has become wonderfully interested in Drosera and Dionaea.

9000 copies of Expression have been printed and most are sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 251–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8733

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Bert, Paul. 1867–72. Recherches sur les mouvements de la sensitive ( Mimosa …
  • … de l’anatomie et de la physiologie 4 (1867): 534–52; 8 (1872): 201–33. Cohn, Ferdinand …
  • … see Marginalia 1: 727–30). CD refers to Bert 1867–72 . See Correspondence vol.  20, letter …

From K. E. von Baer   5 May 1873

Summary

Has been told CD wants photo of him; sends one. Requests a portrait photo of CD for his album. KEvB apologises for his English and his shaky hand; he is 88 years old.

Author:  Karl Ernst von Baer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8900

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of Origin (Bronn and Carus trans.  1867) not in the German translation of Variation (Carus …
  • … vol.  15, letter from E.  Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 22 March 1867 and n.  8. …

From W. M. Canby   1 February 1873

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At Asa Gray’s request, responds to CD’s questions about WMC’s observations on Dionaea and particularly about the size of the insects captured and the excitability of the leaves after an insect is captured.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8755

Matches: 3 hits

  • … some observations I made upon Dionæa in 1867; and has requested me to reply to it. You …
  • … Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap), made in 1867, see Correspondence vol.  15, letter from …
  • … Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] . Gray had enclosed Canby’s letter to him …

From A. W. Bennett   12 July 1873

Summary

Believes some flowers fail to produce seed because of the access of too great a quantity of pollen. Asks for CD’s opinion and references.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8976

Matches: 3 hits

  • … amounts of pollen on fertilisation in 1867 (see Correspondence vol.  15, letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] ). In Cross and self fertilisation , p.  25, he reported, ‘ …
  • … experiments, dated between 1 and 10 March 1867, are in DAR 78: 77). Bennett had called for …

To H. C. F. Jenkin   30 April [1873]

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HCFJ’s review of the Origin was the wittiest and in some respects the best written.

Thanks him for his Electricity and magnetism [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin
Date:  30 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8304

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 1985–. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British …
  • … had written a review of Origin ( [Jenkin] 1867 ) that CD described as having given him ‘ …

To Asa Gray   8 January 1873

Summary

Has received, through AG, a letter on Dionaea [from W. M. Canby] which has greatly interested him. CD asks AG to question his correspondent on whether it catches large or small insects.

Mary Treat will observe Drosera filiformis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8728

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Marriot Canby’s letter to Gray of 6 July 1867 was enclosed in a letter from Gray to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ( Correspondence vol.  15). The letter was chiefly …

From A. R. Wallace   18 November 1873

Summary

Discussion of his possible assistance on editorial work for revised edition of Descent.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: B118–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9151

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Principles of geology 10th ed. ( C.  Lyell 1867–8 ) and 11th ed. ( C.  Lyell 1872 ); and …
  • … revised. London: John Murray. Lyell, Charles. 1867–8. Principles of geology or the modern …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   25 June 1873

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Informs CD of the effects of certain salts and other chemicals on animals.

Comments on CD’s results with Drosera. Suggests some experiments.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 116–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8949

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bibliography Fraser, Thomas Richard. 1867. On the physiological action of the Calabar …
  • … physiological effects of the bean ( Fraser 1867 ). Citrate of strychnine is an acid salt …

To Agnes Haeckel   [before 3 March 1873]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Agnes Haeckel
Date:  [before 3 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus, Jena (Bestand A [34831])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8703F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1874–5). Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky had been CD’s Russian translator since 1867. …

From C.-F. Reinwald   4 March 1873

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Recounts the difficulties in preparing the French translation of Origin: the 1870 war, the illness and death of J. J. Moulinié, the alterations and additions from the 6th English edition. Despite competition from Royer’s three editions, Reinwald is contemplating a new edition.

Descent, vol. 1, has almost sold out. Offers CD £40 for rights to reprint a corrected version of Descent.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8797

Matches: 2 hits

  • … times (Lubbock 1865 and Lubbock 1867) and his work on the origins of civilisation ( …
  • … 15, letter from Carl Vogt, 23 April 1867 ). Reinwald had published Moulinié’s translation …

To C. J. Plumptre   19 August [1873?]

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Agrees François Delsarte’s view [that the eyes do not show emotion, only indicate the object of it], is probably wrong.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles John Plumptre
Date:  19 Aug [1873?]
Classmark:  Plumptre 1876, pp. 224–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10581F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and the eyes of a dehydrated patient (Piderit 1867, pp. 63–7) in Expression , p. 206. …

From Charles Hinton   15 June 1873

Summary

Observations on expression.

Author:  Charles Hinton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8944

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of poetry based on his travels ( Stoddard 1867 ). He began contributing regular columns to …
  • … 3: 215–23. Stoddard, Charles Warren. 1867. Poems. San Francisco, Calif. : A. Roman and Co. …

To A. W. Bennett   11 March [1873]

Summary

Asks about woodblocks of illustrations for Climbing plants [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  11 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.438)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9350

Matches: 1 hit

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

From Henry Reeks   3 March 1873

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Praise for and detailed comments on Expression.

Two cases of coloration in animals – one from sexual selection, the other helping to procure prey [see Descent, 2d ed., pp. 542–3].

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8703

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to say, when I was in Newfoundland in 1867 I noted down an almost similar observation in …
  • … soon after arriving in Newfoundland in 1867 ( Reeks 1869 , p.  1854; Reeks 1873 , p.  1). …
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Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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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…

Matches: 27 hits

  • … 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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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  • … 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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