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To Charles Lyell   1 June [1867]

Summary

Comments on a discussion of humming-birds by the Duke of Argyll [in The reign of law (1867)].

Encloses article by Henry Parker on the Duke’s book [Saturday Rev. 23 (1867): 82–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  1 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.328)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5558

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   1 June [1867] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.328) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 June [1867] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … by the Duke of Argyll [in The reign of law (1867)]. Encloses article by Henry Parker on …
  • … the Duke’s book [ Saturday Rev. 23 (1867): 82–4]. …
  • … by the reference to G.  D.  Campbell 1867 (see n.  3, below). No letter from Lyell …
  • … 6): 264–92. Campbell, George Douglas. 1867. The reign of law. London: Alexander Strahan. …
  • … of his Principles of geology ( C.  Lyell 1867–8 ); see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Lyell, Charles. 1867–8. Principles of geology or the modern …
  • … see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] . CD refers to Campbell’s The reign of …
  • … law ( G.  D.  Campbell 1867 ); there is an annotated copy in the Darwin Library–CUL (see …
  • … spheres of enjoyment’ ( G.  D.  Campbell 1867 , pp.  241–2). His discussion of orchids is …

To J. D. Hooker   4 April [1867]

Summary

Rejoices over baby’s improvement.

Horace Darwin has intermittent fever.

Thanks JDH for page of the Farmer, a great service.

R. Trail’s potato grafting case would be of extreme value for demonstrating Pangenesis. [See Variation 1: 395.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5485

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   4 April [1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 19–20 Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Apr [1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … D.  Hooker, 21 March [1867] ). CD thought pangenesis could explain both sexual and asexual …
  • … but had recovered; Hooker wrote news of him in his letters to CD of 31 March 1867 and …
  • … 3 April 1867. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), …
  • … returned to Down from school on 16 March 1867 with a fever, and began taking quinine on 1  …
  • … it with Hooker in 1866 and during March 1867 (see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to J.   …
  • … 1866], and this volume, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 March 1867 , and letter to J.   …
  • … Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 14 March 1867. The page has not been found in the Darwin …
  • … found, but see the letter from Isaac Anderson-Henry, 3 April 1867 , and the letter from …
  • … Robert Trail, 5 April 1867 . CD mentioned Trail’s information in Variation 1: 395–6; he …

To Fritz Müller   15 August [1867]

Summary

Queries about expressions in crying monkeys.

Has received letter from Hermann Müller on orchid fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  15 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5605

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   15 August [1867] …
  • … 10 no 18) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Aug [1867] Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … Hooker, 26 [and 27] March 1867 . CD wrote to John Scott for information on the means by …
  • … letter from John Scott, 24 September 1867 ). In Origin 4th ed. , p.  240, CD had argued …
  • … been found, but see the letter to Hermann Müller, 16 August [1867] . Müller had enclosed a …
  • … of Borreria with his letter of 4 March 1867 . He described it as a ‘dimorphic Rubiaceæ , …
  • … his own specimens (see letter from Fritz Müller, 2 June 1867  and n.  2). CD had received …
  • … in December 1866 (see letter to Fritz Müller, 7 February [1867] ). Müller enclosed seeds …
  • … of Gesneria with his letter of 1 January 1867 . He enclosed seeds of …
  • … Plumbago and Lobelia with his letter of 2 February 1867 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.   Hooker, 24 [March 1867] , and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] ). Müller sent CD bulbils of Oxalis with his letter of 1 and …
  • … letter to Müller of [late December 1866 and] 1 January 1867 ( Correspondence vol.  14). …
  • … See also letter to Fritz Müller, 25 March [1867] . See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 [March 1867] , and letter from J.  D.   …

To J. D. Hooker   26 [May 1867]

Summary

It was foolish of him to say a word about continental extensions so briefly that he thinks JDH misunderstood him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5552

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   26 [May 1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 17 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [May 1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … less frequently. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [21 May 1867] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 24 May 1867 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 May 1867  and n.  6. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 May 1867 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 May 1867 . CD refers to Brian Houghton Hodgson. The only paper by Hodgson …

To J. J. Moulinié   16 May [1867]

Summary

Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, f. 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6176

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  J.  Moulinié   16 May [1867] …
  • … Variation (see also letter to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n.  3). …
  • … Ms.  suppl.  66, f.  8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 May [1867] Jean Jacques Moulinié …
  • … and the letter from J.  J.  Moulinié, 3 May 1867. Moulinié was to translate Variation into …
  • … French (see letter from J.  J.  Moulinié, 3 May 1867). See letter to V.   …
  • … O.  Kovalevsky, 16 May [1867] and n.  2. …
  • … possibly to Reinwald’s letter of [May 1867] , and to stereotypes for the illustrations for …

To J. V. Carus   18 April [1867]

Summary

Reassures JVC [who had received the impression that CD would prefer Carl Vogt as translator of Variation].

CD surprised at receipt of an application for a Russian translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  18 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 58–59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5506

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   18 April [1867] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 58–59) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Apr [1867] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … CD wrote to Ernst Haeckel on 12 April [1867]. Carus had asked CD to persuade Haeckel that …
  • … no service (see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 5 April 1867 ). The publishers Trübner & Co.   …
  • … wrote to CD on 26 February 1867, asking for proof-sheets of Variation on behalf of …
  • … to prepare a Russian translation. See also letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 15 March 1867. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 15 April 1867 . CD refers …
  • … to his letter to Carl Vogt, 12 April [1867] , in which he suggested that Vogt might …
  • … the translation in his letter of 5 April 1867 , asking at the same time how long Variation …
  • … when it would be published; CD answered his questions in his letter of 11 April [1867] . …
  • … In his letter of 5 April 1867 , Carus had asked CD to send him proof-sheets to translate. …

From Fritz Müller   1 April 1867

Summary

Cites cases of difference in coloration between the sexes of some species of Crustacea, annelids, and spiders.

Discusses dimorphic plants and self-sterility.

Outlines some experiments involving the crossing of different species of orchids.

Encloses extract from Carl Claus, Die freilebenden Copepoden [1863].

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 110: B111–12; DAR 81: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5480

Matches: 26 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller   1 April 1867
  • … Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller Desterro, Brazil 1 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, April 1. | 1867. My dear Sir. The last French Steamer brought me your …
  • … Letters to Fritz Müller, 7 February [1867] and …
  • … 22 February [1867] . In …
  • … his letter to Müller of 22 February [1867], CD had asked whether Müller knew of any ‘lowly …
  • … with his letter to Müller of 22 February [1867]. Destêrro (now Florianópolis) is on Santa …
  • … was native to Müller’s part of Brazil in his letters to Müller of 7 February [1867] and …
  • … 22 February [1867]; see also letter from …
  • … Fritz Müller, 4 March 1867 . See …
  • … letter to Fritz Müller, 22 February [1867] and n.  3. CD noted Müller’s sole observation …
  • … pollen and stigma were poisonous to each other, see his letter of 4 March 1867 . Müller …
  • … had travelled to Theresopolis in January 1867 (see letter from …
  • … Fritz Müller, 2 February 1867  and n.  14. CD reported Müller’s observations of Oncidium …
  • … Müller, 1 December 1866 , and this volume, letters from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867 , 2  …
  • … February 1867 , and …
  • … 4 March 1867 . Müller most recently mentioned experiments …
  • … cinnabarinum in his letter to CD of 4 March 1867. CD reported his results in Variation 2: …
  • … from the family Rubiaceae with his letter of 4 March 1867 . Hippolyte Gautier has not been …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 2 February 1867  and n.  3). Müller refers to Heinrich Gustav …
  • … Müller, 1 December 1866 , and this volume, letters from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867 , 2  …
  • … February 1867 , and …
  • … 4 March 1867 . See also Variation 2: 134. …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 1 January 1867  and n.  4. CD paraphrased the information in …
  • … of Müller’s paper on climbing plants on 1 January 1867, and sent Müller eleven of them ( …
  • … Müller, [late December 1866 and] 1 January 1867 ). The paper was composed of parts of …

To J. D. Hooker   2 September [1867]

Summary

Sends Fritz Müller’s address;

disagrees on Mary Barton.

Seeks name of the Mimulus on which he has experimented [see Variation 2: 128].

Requests flowers of yellow variety of Mirabilis jalapa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5621

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   2 September [1867] …
  • … DAR 94: 33–4 Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Sept [1867] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 31 August 1867 . Hooker’s mother, Maria Hooker, had been …
  • … and enteritis (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 31 August 1867 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 31 August 1867  and n.  3. For Hooker’s opinion of the novel Mary …
  • … vol.  14). In his letter of 17 August 1867 , Hooker stated that Mirabilis was ‘not in …
  • … see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 August 1867 . CD refers to an article by John …
  • … on ‘Miracles and special providences’ that appeared in the 1 June 1867 issue of the …
  • … Fortnightly Review (Tyndall 1867). In a section on the nature of scientific discovery, …
  • … Oliver Cunningham (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 August 1867  and n.  5). See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 31 August 1867 and n.  5. CD reported on the self-fertility of …

To J. M. Herbert   7 May [1867]

Summary

Contributes to a memorial for Richard Dawes.

Describes his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  7 May [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.327)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5529

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To J.  M.  Herbert   7 May [1867] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.327) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 May [1867] John Maurice Herbert …
  • … CD refers to John Tyndall. See letter from J.  M.  Herbert, 3 May 1867. Mary Anne Herbert. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  M Herbert, 3 May 1867. Letter from J.   …
  • … M.  Herbert, 3 May 1867. The last known correspondence with Herbert is a letter to Herbert …
  • … See letter from J.  M.  Herbert, 3 May 1867, n.  1. CD spoke to Richard Dawes in or before …
  • … 1853] and n.  6). See letter from J.  M.  Herbert, 3 May 1867 and n.  1. CD recorded a …
  • … of £2 2 s. to ‘Dawes memorial’ on 6 May 1867 (CD’s Account books–cash account (Down House …

From John Murray   19 September [1867]

Summary

Sends CD cheque for £250, two-thirds of the profits on the sale of 700 copies of Origin, 4th ed.

Hopes he has found a suitable indexer for Variation.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 350, 524
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5630

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From John Murray   19 September [1867] …
  • … 171: 350, 524 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50 19 Sept [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of £12 for presentation copies. See letter to John Murray, 20 September 1867  and n.  2. …
  • … the letter to John Murray, 20 September 1867 . The reference is to the fourth edition of …
  • … a payment to CD of £250 on 19 September 1867 (see Peckham ed.  1959, p.  776). Murray …
  • … see letter from John Murray, 1 November [1867] ). This figure was carried over from the …
  • … Deficiency 45 5 1 June By 685 on hand Sept " Electros 3 6 – 4 Presented 1867 520 516  …
  • … on hand June 1867 June " Binding 100 Copies 3 – 5 165 Sold viz " Advertising 5 Years 20 …
  • … 25 as 24 6/ 15 – – 113 do "  " 6/5 34 19 5 165 1867 June 30 By Balance Deficiency 22 2 …
  • … 1 72 1 6 72 1 6 1867 June 30 To Balance Deficiency 22 2 1 June 30 By 516 on hand Verso of …

From Alfred Newton   1 March 1867

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Summary

Male dotterels take care of young and are less brilliantly coloured than females.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5426

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Alfred Newton   1 March 1867
  • … DAR 84.1: 28–9 Alfred Newton London, Beaufort Gardens, 10 1 Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Alfred Newton, 4 March [1867] and n.  6. …
  • … See letter to Alfred Newton, 4 March [1867] and n.  3. …
  • … Newton and Edward Blyth (see letter to Alfred Newton, 23 January [1867] , and letter from …
  • … Edward Blyth, 24 February 1867 ). See …
  • … letter to Alfred Newton, 4 March [1867] and n.  5. …
  • … 10 Beaufort Gardens | S.W. 1 March 1867. My dear Sir, On Tuesday last I met in a …

From J. D. Hooker   26 [and 27] March 1867

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Summary

Will be glad to have seeds of plants and CD’s climbing plant, which he has no doubt is Siphocampylus.

Anxious about his baby [Reginald Hooker].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 and 27 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5461

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   26 [and 27] March 1867
  • … DAR 102: 154–5 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 26 Mar 1867 27 …
  • … Mar 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hooker, who had been born on 12 January 1867. Hooker previously told CD he was going to …
  • … March (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 March 1867  and n.  6). William Erasmus Darwin. …
  • … is established by the written date and the postscripts: in 1867, 27 March was a Wednesday. …
  • … In his letter to Hooker of 24 [March 1867], CD had reported receiving from Fritz Müller …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 [March 1867] and n.  4. Hooker’ …

Crotch, George Robert. 1867. On the Coleoptera of the Azores. [Read 28 March 1867.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1867): 359–91.

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Crotch, George Robert. 1867. On the Coleoptera of …
  • … the Azores. [Read 28 March 1867. ] Proceedings …
  • … of the Zoological Society of London (1867): 359–91. SF6 P384.b.21; Dar Lib U1384 15 …

Salvin, Osbert. 1867. On some collections of birds from Veragua. [Read 24 January 1867.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1867): 129–61.

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Salvin, Osbert. 1867. On some collections of birds …
  • … from Veragua. [Read 24 January 1867. ] Proceedings …
  • … of the Zoological Society of London (1867): 129–61. SF6 P384.b.21.37 16 …

From J. D. Hooker   24 May 1867

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Does not share CD’s objection to continental extension, i.e., that it must be extended to every island in every ocean.

Sends paper on domesticated animals by Brian Hodgson [J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5548

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   24 May 1867
  • … DAR 102: 165–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 24 May 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hooker refers to 1 or 2 June 1867. He had told CD that he would be returning to Paris at …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 May 1867  and n.  2). The reference is to Henry Barkly. …
  • … See enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 May 1867 , and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [21 May 1867] . See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, [21 May 1867] and n.  5. Hooker refers to Variation. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [21 May 1867] . Hooker and Brian Houghton Hodgson had met in …
  • … see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 [May 1867] and n.  2. Louis Agassiz emigrated from …

From John Murray   30 January [1867]

Summary

First portion of Variation MS has been set up. Murray will not decide on number to be printed until he has read a good portion. The agreement applies only to the first edition.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5383

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From John Murray   30 January [1867] …
  • … DAR 171: 345 John Murray London, Albemarle St 30 Jan [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … this letter and the letter to John Murray, 29 January [1867] . For CD’s request for the …
  • … manuscript of Variation , see the letter to John Murray, 29 January [1867] . …
  • … In 1867, the Saturday after 30 January was 2 February. For CD’s …
  • … of Variation , see the letter from John Murray, 28 January [1867] , and the letter to …
  • … John Murray, 29 January [1867] . …

To Charles Lyell   9 June [1867]

Summary

Discusses hybridisation in cowslip and primrose.

Mentions proposed visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  9 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.329)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5566

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   9 June [1867] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.329) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 June [1867] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … 1877. [Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming. ] 1867. The origin of species. North British …
  • … and the letter to Charles Lyell, 1 June [1867] , and by the reference to the North British …
  • … Parker] 1862 . See letter to Charles Lyell, 1 June [1867] and n.  2. The letter in which …
  • … Parker] 1862  has not been found. CD refers to [Jenkin] 1867 , an article published in the …
  • … North British Review for June 1867; see also letter from …
  • … Charles Kingsley, 6 June 1867 . He also refers to Mary Elizabeth Lyell. The Darwins were …
  • … Review 46: 277–318. Lyell, Charles. 1867–8. Principles of geology or the modern changes of …
  • … pp.  55–75. His notes, dated between 1862 and 1867, are in DAR 157a: 75–7 and DAR 108. See …
  • … of his Principles of geology ( C.  Lyell 1867–8 , 2: 324–5). He may have wanted to cite …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [after 24? May 1867]

Summary

Repeats details of his previous letter [5537] as he was unsure whether CD received it.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24? May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5538

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From V.  O.  Kovalevsky   [after 24? May 1867] …
  • … Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) unstated [after 24? May 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … et al. 1864–9). See letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867  and n.  5. See letters …
  • … to V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 2 May [1867] and …
  • … 16 May [1867] . …
  • … the letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867 . Kovalevsky would probably have waited at …
  • … to reach him from Down; see letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 14 May 1867 . Kovalevsky …
  • … had written to CD on 15 May 1867 to say that he had received proof-sheets of Variation and …

From John Murray   28 January [1867]

Summary

JM will publish [Variation] "coute qui coute", paying CD half the profits.

Thinks he can count on 500 purchases of what he calls the "Pièces Justificatives" of the Origin and will print 750 copies.

His literary friend found it "difficult of digestion".

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5380

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From John Murray   28 January [1867] …
  • … DAR 171: 344 John Murray London, Albemarle St 28 Jan [1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … edition of Charles Lyell’s Principles of geology ( C.  Lyell 1867–8 ; see letter from …
  • … John Murray, 2 January [1867] ). Murray refers to John Milton. …
  • … See letter to John Murray, 27 January [1867] and n.  1. …
  • … Books, Shoe String Press. Lyell, Charles. 1867–8. Principles of geology or the modern …
  • … and the letter to John Murray, 27 January [1867] . For CD’s concern regarding whether …
  • … publish Variation , see the letter to John Murray, 27 January [1867] and n.  3. Murray …
  • … the work in his letter of 9 January [1867] . When Murray published the fourth edition of …
  • … volume, letter to John Murray, 3 January [1867] ). According to Freeman 1977 , pp.  122–3, …

From J. V. Carus   11 November 1867

Summary

Is not writing prospectus [of Variation] – merely sketch of contents and tenor of first volume for advertisement to booksellers.

Questions on details for the translation.

Publisher anxious to get volume out.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5676

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  • … From J.  V.  Carus   11 November 1867
  • … DAR 161: 65 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 11 Nov 1867 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  V.  Carus, 4 November [1867] and n.  3. See letter …
  • … to J.  V.  Carus, 4 November [1867] and n.  2. Notes 73 and 74 in Variation 1: 325 refer …
  • … left the name ‘Gean’ untranslated. In autumn 1867, Christian Friedrich Schweizerbart was …
  • … the publication of Variation appeared in the Publishers’ Circular , 1 October 1867, p.   …
  • … 566, and the Athenaeum , 19 October 1867, p.  487. …
  • … Leipzig Nov.  11 th . | 1867 My dear Sir, I should be very sorry if you should think that …
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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

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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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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

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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

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … Letter 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

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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

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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

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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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