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To Fritz Müller   18 July [1869]

Summary

Reports reviews of Facts and arguments for Darwin [1869].

Is preparing for a French translation of Orchids.

The case of Abutilon which is sterile with some individuals is remarkable.

Has sent FM’s account of the monstrous Begonia to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  18 July [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6835

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   18 July [1869] …
  • … 29) Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 18 July [1869] Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … reviews of Facts and arguments for Darwin [1869]. Is preparing for a French translation of …
  • … to Joseph Dalton Hooker. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and nn.  2 and 3. …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 . The reference is …
  • … to Dallas trans.  1869. See …
  • … letter from John Murray, 28 April [1869] . See …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869  and n.  3. The reviews have not been identified. …
  • … the Capivary river with his letter of 14 March 1869. Müller published the results of his …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  6. Müller …
  • … a brief article from Colonie Zeitung with his letter of 14 March 1869. A translation of a …
  • … appeared in Gardeners’ Chronicle , 26 June 1869, p.  686. The excerpt does not mention CD …
  • … californica (California poppy; see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.  11. ) …

To Fritz Müller   1 December [1869]

Summary

Role of humming-birds in plant fertilisation.

Alexander Agassiz has visited Down.

Sales of Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Encloses copy of T. H. Farrer letter [7015] and observations on the self-sterility of Eschscholzia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  1 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7018

Matches: 16 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   1 December [1869] …
  • … 10 no 31) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Dec [1869] Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Fritz Müller, 18 October 1869 . Müller evidently …
  • … enclosed seeds with his letter of 18 October 1869 to replace those that had been damaged …
  • … earlier (see letter to Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] and n.  5). For Thomas Henry Farrer’s …
  • … sent a copy of the extract from Müller’s letter of 18 October 1869 with his letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Farrer, [27 November 1869] . For Farrer’s original reply, see the letter from …
  • … sincerely | Ch. Darwin Escholtzia Californica 1869. Many plants were raised from crossed …
  • … T.  H.  Farrer, 28 November 1869 . Both the enclosures to the letter to Müller are copies …
  • … also letter from Louis Agassiz, 6 July 1869 . On the health problems of James Dwight Dana, …
  • … ANB. The reference is to the translation of F.  Müller 1864a (Dallas trans.  1869). See …
  • … letter from John Murray, 17 November 1869 . Murray was the …
  • … publisher of Dallas trans.  1869. Adolf Bernhard Meyer had sent CD his German …
  • … See letter from A.  B.  Meyer, 16 November 1869. The enclosure, written in Emma Darwin’s …
  • … reported on their growth; see letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869 , and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] and n.  6. CD included the information in Cross and self …

To Fritz Müller   8 September [1869]

Summary

Wants observations on a Papilio to see whether ticking noise is confined to one sex.

Experiments on self-sterility.

Will send copy of his orchid paper ["Fertilisation of orchids", Collected papers 2: 138–56].

Eschscholzia when self-fertilised, produced pods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  8 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6881

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   8 September [1869] …
  • … 10 no 30) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Sept [1869] Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … and the letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 . CD had remarked on the clicking noise of …
  • … see the letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 and n.  8. CD’s annotated copy of Edouard …
  • … 1864a, pp.  24–6, and Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  35–7). Claparède argued that differences …
  • … from Fritz Müller, 13 February 1866 ). See letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.   …
  • … 9, and letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 . According to Emma Darwin’s …
  • … Asa Gray had visited CD on 28 August 1869. Eschscholzia californica is the California …
  • … different species of Eschscholzia (see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.  11). …
  • … See letter to Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] and n.  6. CD …
  • … californica after his letter to Fritz Müller of 14 March 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  13. …
  • … On Reseda odorata , see the letter to Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] and n.  5. …

To Fritz Müller   14 March 1869

Summary

Translation of Für Darwin has been published [Facts and arguments for Darwin (1869)].

Discusses dimorphic plants, commenting on FM’s observations on Oxalis.

Is greatly interested in Eschscholzia, which seems somewhat more self-sterile in Brazil than in England.

Thinks FM’s grass is "most wonderful".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  14 Mar 1869
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6662

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   14 March 1869
  • … 10 no 27) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Mar 1869 Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … published [ Facts and arguments for Darwin (1869)]. Discusses dimorphic plants, commenting …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869  and nn.  1 and 2). E.  crocea is now considered …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. March 14 th 1869 My dear Sir I fear that your patience will …
  • … and arguments for Darwin (Dallas trans.  1869), the translation of Für Darwin (F.  Müller …
  • … 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. …
  • … 2). See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869  and nn.  6–8. For CD’s description of …
  • … of researches 2d ed. , p.  52. See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869  and n.  10. …
  • … CD enclosed Müller’s letter of 12 January 1869 with his letter to Joseph …
  • … Dalton Hooker of 8 March [1869]. Alfred Russel Wallace. Müller and CD had been studying …
  • … the letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 23 [February 1869] . John Murray. See Correspondence vol.   …
  • … ed. See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869 . Müller had probably sent the seeds of …
  • … of 31 October 1868 ( Correspondence vol.  16) or with his letter of 12 January 1869. See …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869  and nn.  3–5. Müller did not publish his …

To Fritz Müller   18 March 1869

Summary

On English edition of Für Darwin; CD’s gratitude and admiration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  18 Mar 1869
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6668

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Fritz Müller   18 March 1869
  • … without any protective covering, limbs, or mouth (see Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  137–9). …
  • … 10 no 28) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Mar 1869 Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Mar 18 1869 My dear Sir Since I wrote a few days ago & sent …
  • … See letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.  1. …
  • … CD’s annotated copy of Dallas trans.  1869 is in the Rare Books Room–CUL (see Marginalia …
  • … on insect metamorphosis, see Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  119–21. Müller had argued that …

To Fritz Müller   12 May 1870

Summary

Crossing experiments and self-sterility [in Eschscholzia].

Pangenesis.

Hermann Müller on insect adaptations for fertilisation of flowers.

CD working on book on man and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7184

Matches: 6 hits

  • … See letters from Fritz Müller, 18 December 1869 ( Correspondence vol.  17) and 29 March  …
  • … vol.  17, letter to Fritz Müller, 8 September [1869] and n.  2. The ticking butterfly was …
  • … 17, letter from Fritz Müller, 18 December 1869  and n.  3. Müller published on the three …
  • … pp.  183–7. In his letter of 18 December 1869 ( Correspondence vol.  17), Müller had …
  • … of Abutilon with his letter of 18 October 1869 ( Correspondence vol.  17; see ibid. , …
  • … letter to Fritz Müller, 1 December [1869] ). The letter in which Müller discussed the …

To Fritz Müller   10 August [1865]

Summary

Has read and admires FM’s work on species.

Observations on Crustacea are good and original; asks FM to dissect and check some of CD’s observations on cirripedes.

Has sent "Climbing plants" paper [J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 9 (1865): 1–118] and would like to send Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  10 Aug [1865]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4881

Matches: 6 hits

  • … by William Sweetland Dallas (Dallas trans.  1869) is in the Rare Books Collection–CUL (see …
  • … Müller 1864, pp.  13–19 and Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  20–9). The absence of intermediate …
  • … Müller 1864, pp.  24–6, and Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  35–7). In Origin , pp.  193–4, CD …
  • … are on pp.  65–74 (see also Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  47–96, pp.   97–109). Müller noted …
  • … Müller 1864, pp.  73–4; Dallas trans.  1869, p.  109). In the fourth edition of Origin , …
  • … it (Müller 1864, p.  59; Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  88–9). CD had described Anelasma as a ‘ …

To Fritz Müller   17 August 1868

Summary

FM’s additions for English edition [1869] of Für Darwin.

Dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  17 Aug 1868
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6320

Matches: 1 hit

  • … FM’s additions for English edition [1869] of Für Darwin . Dimorphic plants. …

To Fritz Müller   16 March [1868]

Summary

CD arranging for a translation of FM’s Für Darwin by W. S. Dallas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  16 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6014

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Charles Lyell. The English title was Facts and arguments for Darwin (Dallas trans.  1869). …
  • … copies of the book (W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869) were printed. Murray received a 10 per …

To Fritz Müller   3 June 1868

Summary

Is glad FM approves of a translation of Für Darwin.

Hopes FM will think well of Pangenesis.

Sexual differences in insect auditory and stridulating organs.

Read FM’s paper on Balanus with great interest ["On Balanus armatus", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 4th ser. 1 (1868): 393–412].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  3 June 1868
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6224

Matches: 2 hits

  • … F.  Müller 1866, W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869). John Murray was CD’s publisher and the …
  • … publisher of W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869. James Dwight Dana. See letter from Fritz Müller, …

To Fritz Müller   1 January 1874

Summary

Thanks for two pamphlets.

Sends Thomas Belt’s [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)], "the best Nat. Hist. book of travels ever published".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  1 Jan 1874
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9223

Matches: 2 hits

  • … crosses in species of Abutilon (Indian mallow) in 1869 and reported his initial results to …
  • … CD in a letter of 18 October 1869 ( Correspondence vol.  17). In F.  Müller 1871–3 , pp.   …

To Fritz Müller   23 August [1866]

Summary

Thanks for observations on orchids.

FM’s paper on climbing plants [see 5146]; CD has received proofs.

Carl Claus’s pamphlet on copepods [Die Copepodenfauna von Nizza (1866)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  23 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5196

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 1866  and nn.  3 and 5. In F.  Müller 1869, p.   226, Müller noted that in this unnamed …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …

To Fritz Müller   22 February [1867]

Summary

Observations on orchid self-sterility.

Wants information on characters that may have originated through sexual selection in lower animals.

Encloses queries on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  22 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5410

Matches: 3 hits

  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … used to clasp females (see Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  20–6). Darwin cited Müller on these …

To Fritz Müller   13 February 1874

Summary

Has sent FM’s letter on termites to Nature ["Habits of various insects", Nature 10 (1874): 102–3].

Would be interested in observations on the stingless bees of Brazil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  13 Feb 1874
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9288

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin (F.  Müller 1864, Dallas trans.  1869); the letter has not been found, but see the …

To Fritz Müller   25 September 1873

Summary

Seedling vigour resulting from crossing of parents.

CD to publish work on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  25 Sept 1873
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9067

Matches: 1 hit

  • … for Darwin (F.  Müller 1864; Dallas trans.  1869). CD had not received this payment, but …

To Fritz Müller   26 May [1867]

Summary

Thanks for information on sexual differences.

Orchids; self-sterility and difficulty of getting seeds to germinate.

Dimorphism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  26 May [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5551

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …

To Fritz Müller   17 October [1865]

Summary

Is sending FM’s two letters on climbing plants as a paper to the Linnean Society ["Notes on some of the climbing plants near Desterro, in south Brazil", J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 9 (1867): 344–9].

Adaptations for pollination in Catasetum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  17 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4916

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …

To Fritz Müller   28 November 1868

Summary

Delay in translating Für Darwin.

Comments on plan to repeat CD’s experiments on illegitimate offspring.

FM’s observations on stridulation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  28 Nov 1868
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6483

Matches: 1 hit

  • … F.  Müller 1864; W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869). See letter from W.  S.  Dallas, 27 November …

To Fritz Müller   [before 10 December 1866]

Summary

Hildebrand’s paper on trimorphism in Oxalis ["Über den Trimorphismus in der Gattung Oxalis", Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1866): 352–74].

Problems of explaining brightly coloured, attractive seeds.

Haeckel has visited Down.

FM’s climbing plants paper is printed [J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 9 (1867): 344–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  [before 10 Dec 1866]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5261

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …

To Fritz Müller   25 September [1866]

Summary

Fertilisation in orchids: Friedrich Hildebrand’s paper.

Self-sterility.

Climbing plants.

Agassiz’s attempts to eliminate all Darwinian views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  25 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5216

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
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Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

Summary

At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

Matches: 27 hits

  • … At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition …
  • … that is something’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [22 January 1869] ). Much of the remainder of …
  • … to be the case’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 January 1869 ). Hooker went straight to a crucial …
  • … probable’ (see also letter to A. R. Wallace, 22 January [1869] , and letter from A. R. Wallace, …
  • … in distribution’ ( letter to James Croll, 31 January [1869] ). Darwin had argued ( Origin , pp. …
  • … formation’ ( letter to James Croll,  31 January [1869] ). Croll could not supply Darwin with an …
  • … have got that yet’ ( letter from James Croll, 4 February 1869 ).  Darwin did not directly …
  • … towards [Thomson]’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 19 March [1869] ). Towards Descent …
  • … ‘everlasting old Origin’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 1 June [1869] ), he was able to return to work on  …
  • … ( letter from Robert Elliot to George Cupples, 21 June 1869 ).  Details on mating behaviour …
  • … in the garden ( letter from Frederick Smith, 8 October 1869 ). Albert Günther, assistant in the …
  • … varieties ( letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 25 February [1869] ). The data contined to …
  • … cocks & hens.—’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 November [1869] ). Yet completion of the work was …
  • … for  Descent . Researching emotion In 1869, Darwin still expected that  Descent …
  • … hatred—’ ( from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May [1869] ). James Crichton-Browne and …
  • … ( enclosure to letter from Henry Maudsley, 20 May 1869 ). Darwin had often complained of the …
  • … in regard to Man’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ).  More remarkable still were Wallace …
  • … seem to you like some mental hallucination’ ( 18 April 1869 ). Since his marriage to Annie …
  • …  (Wallace 1869a; letter to A. R. Wallace, 22 March [1869] ), and scolded him for again being too …
  • … demands justice’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ). Proceeding on all fronts …
  • … South American cordillera ( letter to Charles Lyell, 20 May 1869 ), and fossil discoveries in …
  • … investigated in depth ( letter from C. F. Claus, 6 February 1869 ). In a letter to the  Gardeners …
  • … of the soil ( letter to  Gardeners’ Chronicle , 9 May [1869] ). In March, Darwin received …
  • … in the early 1860s ( letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). This research contributed to  …
  • … editions ( see letter from Victor Masson, 29 September 1869 ). The work had been undertaken, like …
  • … Animals”’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 November [1869] ). Angered by these proceedings, Darwin …
  • … of Fritz Müller’s  Für Darwin  (Dallas trans. 1869). The book, an explication of Darwinian …

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: 11 hits

  • … Crichton-Browne, James 20 May 1869 32 Queen Anne St. …
  • … Crichton-Browne, James 19 May 1869 West Riding …
  • … Gray, Asa 9 May [1869] [Alexandria, Egypt] …
  • … Gray, Jane 9 May [1869] [Alexandria, Egypt] …
  • … Gray, Asa 8 & 9 May 1869 Florence, Italy (about …
  • … King, P.G. 25 Feb 1869 Sydney, Australia …
  • … Maudsley, Henry 20 May 1869 32 Queen Anne St. …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 17 Jan 1869 Sierra Leone, Africa …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 28 June [1869] Sierra Leone, …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 26 Dec 1869 Sierra Leone, Africa …
  • … Scott, John 2 July 1869 Royal Botanic Gardens, …

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: 4 hits

  • … Letter 6736 - Gray, A. & J. L to Darwin, [8 & 9 May 1869] Jane Loring Gray, …
  • … Williams , M. S. to Darwin, H. E., [after 14 October 1869] Darwin’s niece, Margaret, …
  • … Letter 6815 - Scott, J. to Darwin, [2 July 1869] John Scott responds to Darwin’s …
  • …  - Darwin to  Gunther, A. C. L. G., [21 September 1869] Darwin asks Gunther for “a great …

Jane Gray

Summary

Jane Loring Gray, the daughter of a Boston lawyer, married the Harvard botanist Asa Gray in 1848 and evidence suggests that she took an active interest in the scientific pursuits of her husband and his friends. Although she is only known to have…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … (letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 ) Darwin cited Gray’s …
  • … their year long trip to Europe and North Africa in 1868 to 1869, the Grays visited Charles and Emma …
  • … 1868, and visiting again on their return journey in August 1869. Although they never met again, the …

Rewriting Origin - the later editions

Summary

For such an iconic work, the text of Origin was far from static. It was a living thing that Darwin continued to shape for the rest of his life, refining his ‘one long argument’ through a further five English editions.  Many of his changes were made in…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … standard of science’ ( to Charles Layton, 24 November [1869] ). From the 3 rd edition on …
  • … published, 1866 5 th English edition published, 1869 6 th English edition …
  • … on the fifth edition from Boxing Day 1868 until February 1869.  Among the changes were stories about …

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…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Letter 6551 - Becker, L. E . to Darwin, [13 January 1869] Becker tells Darwin that …
  • … Letter 6976 - Darwin to Blackwell, A. L. B., [8 November, 1869] Darwin writes to feminist …
  • … Letter 6551 - Becker, L. E . to Darwin, [13 January 1869] Suffragist and …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … work on human expression. Donders visited Darwin in 1869 , and a year later Darwin consoled him …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … comprised two halves kept at different temperatures, and in 1869 Darwin told the botanist William …
  • … temperatures’ (letter to W. C. Tait, 12 and 16 March [1869] ,  Calendar  no. 6661). …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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  • … vol. 17, letter to A. R. Wallace, 14 April 1869 ). His views were presented more fully in a …
  • … comparative anatomist through his work on primates. In July 1869, Mivart published the first of a …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 6976 - Darwin to Blackwell, A. B., [8 November 1869] Darwin thanks Antoinette …

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 6728 : from Charles Lyell, 5 May 1869 "I feel that …
  • … Letter 6866 : From Federico Delpino, 22 August 1869 "Perhaps because of intellectual …

John Beddoe

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In 1869, when gathering data on sexual selection in humans, Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with John Beddoe, a doctor in Bristol. He was looking for evidence that racial differences that appear to have no benefit in terms of survival - and…

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  • … In 1869 Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with a John Beddoe, a doctor in …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … A. L. B.,  Studies in general science , (New York, 1869). Buckley, A.,  The fairy-land …
  • … M.,  On molecular and microscopic science ,  (London, 1869). Treat, M., ‘ Is the valve …

Alfred Russel Wallace

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Wallace was a leading Victorian naturalist, with wide-ranging interests from biogeography and evolutionary theory to spiritualism and politics. He was born in 1823 in Usk, a small town in south-east Wales, and attended a grammar school in Hertford. At the…

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  • … himself an injustice & never demands justice” (14 April 1869). But Wallace continued, both …
  • … about the application of natural selection to ‘man’ in 1869, and looked instead to a ‘higher …
  • … investigation (see letter from A. R. Wallace, 18 April [1869]). Wallace’s views on man were also …
  • … the “great General” (letter to Charles Kingsley, 7 May 1869). In later years when Darwin reflected …

Francis Galton

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Galton was a naturalist, statistician, and evolutionary theorist. He was a second cousin of Darwin’s, having descended from his grandfather, Erasmus. Born in Birmingham in 1822, Galton studied medicine at King’s College, London, and also read mathematics…

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  • … was later expanded into the book, Hereditary Genius (1869), which contained an entry on the …

6248A_20488

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … F. Müller 1864; the translation was W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f3 The original enclosure …
  • … The figure and page references are to W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f15 Podophthalma: …
  • … F. Müller 1864; the translation was W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f3 The original enclosure …
  • … text Möller 1915–21, 2: 141–3; W. S. Dallas trans. 1869, pp. 119–21 n. Physcial description …

6248A_20488A

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … F. Müller 1864; the translation was W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f3 The original enclosure …
  • … The figure and page references are to W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f15 Podophthalma: …
  • … F. Müller 1864; the translation was W. S. Dallas trans. 1869. f3 The original enclosure …
  • … text Möller 1915–21, 2: 141–3; W. S. Dallas trans. 1869, pp. 119–21 n. Physcial description …

6430_10256

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From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hookerf1   25 October 1868Lund (Suède)25 Okt. 1868.Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les…

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  • … and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In Lubbock 1869, pp. 59–73, John Lubbock disagreed with …
  • … and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In Lubbock 1869, pp. 59–73, John Lubbock disagreed with …

About the project

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On this site you can read and search the full texts of more than 7,500 of Charles Darwin’s letters, and find information on 7,500 more. Available here are complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are…

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  • … all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are being added all the time. …

Family life

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From the long letters exchanged with his sisters during the Beagle voyage, through correspondence about his marriage to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, the births—and deaths—of their children, to the  contributions of his sons and daughters  to his scientific…

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  • … From the long letters exchanged with his sisters during the  Beagle  voyage, through …
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