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To J. P. M. Weale   22 February [1867]

Summary

Discusses JPMW’s paper on Bonatea [see 5411].

Mentions Robert Brown’s views on pollen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  22 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.326)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5409

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To J.  P.  M.  Weale   22 February [1867] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.326) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Feb [1867] James Philip Mansel Weale …
  • … John Croumbie Brown of Cape Town, in his letter of 9 January 1867 . See letter from J.   …
  • … P.  M.  Weale, 9 January 1867 and n.  5. …
  • … Collins. 1958. Weale, James Philip Mansel. 1867. Notes on the structure and fertilization …
  • … at Bedford, South Africa. [Read 7 March 1867. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … on the structure and fertilisation of Bonatea with his letter of 9 January 1867 . See …
  • … letter to the Linnean Society, 22 February [1867] . …
  • … The paper ( Weale 1867 ) was eventually published by the Linnean Society ( …
  • … see letter to the Linnean Society, 22 February [1867] and n.  3). See letter from J.   …
  • … P.  M.  Weale, 9 January 1867 and n.  6. Robert Brown (1773–1858) published on the …

To J. D. Hooker   [21 May 1867]

Summary

Glad to hear Wallace is contender for Gold Medal. Has highest esteem for his extraordinary talents.

Thanks for H. Barkly’s letter from Mauritius.

Glad to see HB takes same view as CD about bones of deer [see 5395].

Objections to continental extension theory.

Progress [on Variation] very slow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5543

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [21 May 1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 26–7 Charles Robert Darwin Down [21 May 1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 May 1867 . …
  • … In 1867, the first Tuesday after 17 May was 21 May. Hooker had evidently cancelled two …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April 1867  and n.  4), and one on 18 May (see letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 May 1867 ). Hooker was attending the …
  • … Paris Exhibition as a juror ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 April 1867, p.  348). …
  • … Darwins visited London from 17 to 24 June 1867 (see CD’s ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [23 June 1867] ). CD refers to Alfred Russel Wallace, …
  • … Society of London. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, 17 May 1867  and n.  3. See enclosure to …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 May 1867 , and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] . For CD’s views on continental extensions, see, for …

To J. D. Hooker   24 [March 1867]

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Summary

Returns Charles Naudin’s letter with its case in support of CD’s view of impregnation.

Twits JDH for trying to wriggle out of error made in his lecture and admires his "candour in letting the rat out of the bag". [See 5449 and 5451.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 [Mar 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5457A

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 [March 1867] …
  • … DAR 185: 92 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 [Mar 1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 23 March 1867 . CD had been uncertain about the usefulness …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 23 March 1867  and n.  2). Both CD and Henrietta Emma …
  • … continent (J.  D.  Hooker 1866a); see letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] and …
  • … 21 March [1867] , and letters from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 20 March 1867  and …
  • … 23 March 1867 . See …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 2 February 1867 . The ‘scrap’ has not been found. See …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 January 1867  and n.  2. CD had asked Hooker for seed of …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 29 January [1867] and n.  2). CD later sent several plant …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [14 September 1867] and n.  2). Roland Trimen had sent CD …

To A. R. Wallace   [12–17] March [1867]

Summary

Asks to be kept informed on gaudy caterpillars.

Problems of his work on man; scope and role of sexual selection.

Indulgence of interest in expression is simply a "hobby-horse". Will see whether he can get queries inserted in an Indian newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [12–17] Mar [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 ff. 80–83v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5440

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   [12–17] March [1867] …
  • … Add 46434 ff. 80–83v) Charles Robert Darwin Down [12–17] Mar [1867] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … that Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood and Georgina Tollet were visiting from 11 to 21 March 1867. …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . The end of the date range is established by …
  • … 17 March (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] , and n.  10, below). See letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . The other letter from Wallace has not been found. …
  • … Quaritch, a London bookseller, on 13 March 1867; these may have included A.  Murray 1866 ( …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 17 March [1867] , and n.  15). See letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  4. CD often dictated letters to his wife, …
  • … and Messenger 2003. See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  7. See letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] ; Wallace had asked whether CD’s work on humans …
  • … vol.  12). See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  2. See letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] . CD made notes on human expression as early as …
  • … Hartley 2001. In his letter of 11 March [1867] , Wallace suggested that CD send his list …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 11 March [1867] and n.  6. CD refers to Andrew Murray, A.   …

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 …

To J. D. Hooker   25 [April 1867]

Summary

Has sent JDH’s Genera plantarum to Fritz Müller who finds it useful and offers to supply JDH with Brazilian plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 [Apr 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5514

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   25 [April 1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 23–4 Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 [Apr 1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 4 March 1867 . CD had offered to send Fritz Müller a copy of …
  • … 1866] ( Correspondence vol.  14). See letter to Fritz Müller, 22 April [1867] and n.  12. …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April 1867 . Hooker had planned to visit Down from …
  • … s son Reginald Hawthorn Hooker, born in January 1867, had been ill (see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 April 1867 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 April 1867 . Hooker was attending the …
  • … Paris exhibition as a juror ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 April 1867, p.  348). …

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 …

To V. O. Kovalevsky   16 May [1867]

Summary

Sends proof-sheets [of Variation]. Will not charge VOK for right of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5531

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To V.  O.  Kovalevsky   16 May [1867] …
  • … Leffler Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 May [1867] Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир …
  • … O.  Kovalevsky, 2 April 1867  and …
  • … 24 April [1867] . The German translation of Variation was by Julius Victor Carus. …
  • … See letter to E.  Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, [19 March 1867] ). …
  • … the letter to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 2 May [1867] . CD refers to Variation. The first volume …
  • … in small type, see the letter from John Murray, 9 January [1867] and n.  3. See letter …
  • … to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 2 May [1867] ; see also letters from V.   …

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, …

To J. V. Carus   8 October [1867]

Summary

CD provides explanations and advice on translating names and descriptions of breeds of fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 14–15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5644

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   8 October [1867] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 14–15) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Oct [1867] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 5 October 1867 . See letter from J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 5 October 1867  and n.  1. See letter …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 5 October 1867  and n.  2. See letter …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 5 October 1867  and n.   3. See letter …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 5 October 1867  and n.  5. Carus …
  • … Variation in his letter to CD of 7 October 1867. CD refers to Gottlob Neumeister’s book on …
  • … to Carus ( Neumeister 1837 ; see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 5 October 1867  and n.  7). …

Anon. 1867. Popularizing science. Nation 5: 32–4.

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Anon. 1867. Popularizing science. Nation …
  • … 5: 32–4. Olin microfilm 5549 (10 Jan 1867) 15 …

To J. D. Hooker   29 January [1867]

Summary

On final instalment of "Insular floras" [Gard. Chron. (1867): 75]; rejoices at extent of their agreement.

Some criticisms of JDH’s position on geographical affinities, and volcanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 8–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5381

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   29 January [1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 8–9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Jan [1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of "Insular floras" [ Gard. Chron. (1867): 75]; rejoices at extent of their agreement. …
  • … 1866] ), and Hooker had evidently sent specimens after 12 January 1867 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867], and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [12 January 1867] ). CD refers to …
  • … the Atlantic Islands were discussed in C.  Lyell 1867–8 , 2: 403–11. CD refers to Hooker’s …
  • … London: John Murray. 1845. Lyell, Charles. 1867–8. Principles of geology or the modern …
  • … in Gardeners Chronicle , 26 January 1867, pp.  75–6, of Hooker’s article on insular …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker 1866a). See the letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January [1867] and n.   …
  • … 1, 15 January [1867], and …
  • … 21 January [1867], for CD’s comments on the first three instalments. Hooker discussed how …
  • … see also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 21 January [1867] and n.  3). Hooker discussed the ‘many …

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. …

From James Philip Mansel Weale   9 January 1867

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Sends paper on new species of Bonatea, to which he has given the name Darwinii.

Has now an extensive collection of insects.

Has discovered moths whose larva cases resemble perfectly the thorns of the Acacia horrida.

Has asked for the head of a Bushman murderer. Difficult to convince authorities of interest of science.

Author:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 82: A113–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5355

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  • … From James Philip Mansel Weale   9 January 1867
  • … James Philip Mansel Weale Bedford, Algoa Bay, Cape Colony 9 Jan 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Brown’s blue books in the Great Eastern of 10 and 19 January 1867 (see n.  14, above). …
  • … Weale refers to the manuscript of Weale 1867 , which included a description of ‘ Bonatea …
  • … SP1249). There is an annotated copy of Weale 1867  in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. …
  • … Algoa Bay | Cape Colony 9 th . January 1867 My dear Sir I send you by this mail a paper I …
  • … n.s. 5: 145–6. Weale, James Philip Mansel. 1867. Notes on the structure and fertilization …
  • … at Bedford, South Africa. [Read 7 March 1867. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … in 1820 ( EB ). In the manuscript of Weale 1867 (see n.  1, above), Weale proposed the …
  • … see Weale 1877 . In March and April 1867, Trimen visited Natal, collecting insects along …
  • … Stocking 1987 , pp.  144–237. Trimen did travel to England later in 1867 (see letter to …
  • … Roland Trimen, 24 December [1867] ), returning to South Africa the following year (see …
  • … Trimen, 13 April 1868 ). Judging from Weale’s 1867 correspondence with CD, it is unlikely …
  • … that Weale also travelled to England in 1867. …
  • … Weale’s letter of 5 January 1867 appeared in …
  • … the 10 January 1867 issue of the Great Eastern , a newspaper published in Grahamstown. …
  • … Another letter of his of 12 January 1867 appeared in …
  • … the 19 January 1867 issue. See n.  14, below. It is not known whether he sent either …
  • … Brown’s parting letter in the 1 January 1867 issue of the Great Eastern stressed his work …
  • … a notice in the Great Eastern , 8 January 1867, pp.  2 and 3, the termination of Brown’s …

To W. D. Fox   6 February [1867]

Summary

Has just sent MS of Variation off to printer. Is in darkness about its merits.

News of family and their health. Riding seems to help him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 147)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5392

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  • … To W.  D.  Fox   6 February [1867] …
  • … Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 147) Charles Robert Darwin Down 6 Feb [1867] William Darwin Fox …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 1 February [1867]. CD sent the manuscript of Variation to …
  • … in order to reduce the size of the book (see letters to John Murray, 8 January [1867] and …
  • … 29 January [1867] ). On Murray’s reluctance to publish before autumn, see also the …
  • … letter to W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 6 January [1867] and n.  3. CD refers to his late sisters, …
  • … 1866 and had been close to death in January 1867 ( Kyle 2001 , p.  16). For more on Jones’ …
  • … letter from H.  B.  Jones to Emma Darwin, 1 October [1867]. Emma Darwin noted headaches …
  • … in her diary for 6, 7, and 8 February 1867 (DAR 242). …
  • … see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 1 February [1867] and n.  4). Susan had lived at The Mount, …
  • … sold (see letter from Salt & Sons, 17 July 1867 ). CD’s eldest sister, Marianne, married …
  • … Caroline, in his letter of 1 February [1867] . The invalidism of CD’s elder brother, …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 1 February [1867] and n.  3. Henry Bence Jones, a physician …

From W. S. Dallas   20 November 1867

Summary

Has adopted CD’s plan of giving every author’s name in index [of Variation], but it causes delay.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5689

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  • … From W.  S.  Dallas   20 November 1867
  • … worked for the Zoological Record (letter from W.  S.  Dallas, 4 November 1867 and n.  3). …
  • … 4 William Sweetland Dallas Yorks. Philos. Soc. , York 20 Nov 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Philosophical Society | York 20 Nov.  1867 My dear Sir Except in the two or three earlier …
  • … Variation , see the letter to W.  S.  Dallas, 8 November [1867] , and the letter from W.   …
  • … S.  Dallas, 10 November 1867 . …
  • … In his letter of 4 November 1867 , Dallas had expressed the hope that he would finish the …
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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

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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

Summary

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

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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,…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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

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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

Summary

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

Summary

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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