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To J. D. Hooker   7 August [1869]

Summary

Replies to JDH on Hallett; doubts that already improved varieties do not vary in other respects.

The North British Review article [see 6841] is worth reading "scientifically"; it made CD feel small.

Awaits JDH’s decision on affinities of Drosophyllum and Drosera.

Is curious to see proportion of males to females in recent census in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 144–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6855

Matches: 31 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   7 August [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 144–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Aug [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 . CD refers to Frederic F.  Hallett. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 and n.  2. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  1. CD refers to George …
  • … No. 896 (28 December): 1198–9. Campbell, Archibald. 1869. Notes on the mode of capture …
  • … of elephants in Assam. [Read 25 February 1869. ] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of …
  • … Tait’s anonymous article in the North British Review ( [Tait] 1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 ; see also letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  7. Tait suggested that a ‘spirit of quibbling’ was …
  • … s arguments on the age of the earth ( [Tait] 1869 , p.  426). According to Tait, John …
  • … and Pierre Simon, marquis de Laplace ( [Tait] 1869 , pp.  414–15). Huxley had argued that …
  • … to John Ferguson McLennan and [McLennan] 1869 ( Wellesley index ). CD refers to Edward …
  • … Sabine. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  9. Letter from …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 . ‘Splenditious’ is an invented Darwin family word (see …
  • … 3). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  10. CD refers to George Howard …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  13. CD evidently forwarded a portion …
  • … the missing part of the letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 (see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 , and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 8 September [1869] ). CD refers to Hooker’s article ‘The monstrous Begonia …
  • … in 1867, and one on the census of Oudh in 1869 ( A classified list, in alphabetical order, …
  • … was established at a public meeting at the Royal Institution on 21 June 1869 ( The Times , …
  • … 22 June 1869, p.  5). See also Correspondence vol.  16, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …
  • … Murray. 1871. [McLennan, John Ferguson. ] 1869. The early history of man. North British …
  • … seed of a monstrous begonia with his letter of 14 March 1869  or later; see also letter …
  • … to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and nn.  5 and 7. In a …
  • … Zoological Society of London ( A.  Campbell 1869 ), Archibald Campbell stated that twin …
  • … birth to twins; see letter from Ponderer to the Athenæum , [before 5 June 1869] and n.  2. …
  • … See also letter to the Athenæum , 7 [July] 1869. CD quoted a sentence on …
  • … polygamy in elephants from A.  Campbell 1869  in Descent 1: 267. …
  • … See letter to Walter Elliot, 3 August [1869] and n.  3. A report on the census …

To J. D. Hooker   13 November [1869]

Summary

Congratulates JDH on his becoming a C.B.

Hard at work on sexual selection – weary of everlasting males and females, cocks and hens.

Has read J. H. Stirling vs Huxley on protoplasm [As regards protoplasm (1869)]

and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts in modern civilisation.

Bentham’s Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [see 6793] is worth its weight in gold in making converts. C. J. F. Bunbury is impressed by it.

Likes JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [Paléontologie végétale, in Nature 1 (1869): 48].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6985

Matches: 21 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   13 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 156–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Philipp Schimper’s Traité de paléontologie végétale ( Schimper 1869–74 ) in Nature ( J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker 1869 ). …
  • … JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [ Paléontologie végétale , in Nature 1 (1869): 48]. …
  • … John Murray. 1871. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1869. Vegetable palæontology. Nature 1: 48–50. …
  • … Baillière et fils. Stirling, James Hutchison. 1869. As regards protoplasm, in relation to …
  • … Blackwood and sons. Tylor, Edward Burnett. 1869. On the survival of savage thought in …
  • … on protoplasm [ As regards protoplasm (1869)] and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Hooker had been appointed a …
  • … Companion of the Order of the Bath on 6 November 1869 ( London Gazette , …
  • … 9 November 1869, The Times , …
  • … 10 November 1869, p.  6). CD’s relative has not been identified. A Knight Commander, or …
  • … Bentham 1869b, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 June [1869] , and the letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 . CD evidently saw Charles Lyell while in London (see n.  4, …
  • … Spink & Son. Schimper, Wilhelm Philipp. 1869–74. Traité de paléontologie végétale: ou, la …
  • … sexual selection for Descent since 4 August 1869 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  17, …
  • … On the physical basis of life ( Stirling 1869 ), which included a critique of T.  H.   …
  • … Huxley 1869a (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 11 November [1869] ). The reference …
  • … is to Edward Burnett Tylor, and Tylor 1869 . Hooker became a fellow of the Royal Society ( …
  • … s anniversary address given on 24 May 1869 to the Linnean Society of London (Bentham  …

To J. D. Hooker   24 July [1869]

Summary

An article in North British Review by mathematician against Hooker and Huxley and for William Thomson [P. G. Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world will be found older than reviewer makes it.

Article on "Design" [by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76].

Has JDH studied Drosophyllum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 140–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6841

Matches: 23 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 July [1869] …
  • … letter from J.   D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  6. …
  • … DAR 94: 140–2 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 24 July [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world …
  • … by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76]. Has JDH studied Drosophyllum ? …
  • … Bibliography Dallas, William Sweetland, trans. 1869. Facts and arguments for Darwin. By …
  • … Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141– 59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] [ …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869 . CD …
  • … arrived home from Wales on 31 July 1869 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). George Howard …
  • … Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin ( Dallas, trans.  1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] . The reference is to William Colenso. See …
  • … of the unsigned article ‘The argument of design’, which appeared in the July 1869 issue of …
  • … Quarterly Review ( [Mozley] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), was James Bowling Mozley. CD had …
  • … letter to W.  C.  Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). CD refers to William Henslow Hooker. See …
  • … Mozley, James Bowling. ] 1869. The argument of design. Quarterly Review 127: 134–76. …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  8. Thomas Henry Huxley had written an …
  • … the philosophy of Auguste Comte (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] and n.  4). …
  • … a review article, ‘Geologic time’ ( [Tait] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), written by Peter …
  • … considered in Tait’s essay (see [Tait] 1869 , pp.  413–14). Tait discussed several of …
  • … Thomson’s and Tait’s varying estimates of the age of the earth, see [Tait] 1869 , p.  432. …
  • … In [Tait] 1869 , p.  429, Tait had quoted CD’s conjecture, based on his estimate of time …

To A. R. Wallace   21 October 1869

Summary

Anticipates that all their differences are fated to find expression in projected book on man.

Offers his early MS with useful references related to the distribution of animals. Hopes ARW’s book will not be "little".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  21 Oct 1869
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 189–90); Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6951

Matches: 23 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   21 October 1869
  • … Quentin Keynes Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Oct 1869 Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … vol. 17, letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  1. See Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869 . Wallace reviewed John Joseph Murphy’s Habit …
  • … besides the giraffe ought to have developed longer necks ( [Mivart] 1869 , p. 43). …
  • … University Press. 1975. Randau, R. 1869. Un naturaliste dans l’Archipel Malais. [Review of …
  • … ser. 83: 675–706. Saporta, Gaston de. 1869. L’école transformiste et ses dernièrs travaux. …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Oct.  21. 1869 My dear Wallace I forwarded your letter at …
  • … to his stay in Wales during June and July 1869 (see Correspondence vol. 17, Appendix II). …
  • … CD was in London from 1 to 9 November 1869 (see Correspondence vol. 17, …
  • … Appendix II). See [Mivart] 1869 , p.  49. Thylacinus is a genus of marsupials that had one …
  • … 1: 336–432. [Mivart, St George Jackson. ] 1869. Difficulties of the theory of natural …
  • … 53, 134–53, 274–89. Murphy, Joseph John. 1869. Habit and intelligence in their connexion …
  • … and intelligence ( J. J. Murphy 1869 ) in Nature , 25 …
  • … November and 2 December 1869 (Wallace 1869b). CD refers to an …
  • … theory of natural selection’ ( [Mivart] 1869 ) by St George Jackson Mivart, published in …
  • … vol. 17, letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  4). The author argued that …
  • … explained by natural selection (see [Mivart] 1869 , p.  47). The passage is scored in CD’s …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  2. CD refers to Descent. For more on …
  • … CD refers to two articles published in the 1 October 1869 issue of Revue des deux mondes , …
  • … one a review of Wallace 1869a ( Randau 1869 ) and the other a review by Gaston …
  • … of three works, including Variation ( Saporta 1869 ). See Correspondence vol. 17, letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  5. CD refers to Edward Forbes and E.   …

To J. D. Hooker   19 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to know about C.B.

Thinks better of Nature than JDH does.

Likes Academy.

Is reading Anton Kerner on Tubocytisus [in Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)].

The genealogical tree reveals the very steps of the formation of the species.

Mlle Royer has brought out a third edition of her translation of the Origin without informing CD, so corrections to fourth and fifth English editions are lost. Has arranged for a new translator of the fifth English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 159–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6997

Matches: 17 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   19 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 159–61 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of London in his letter of 14 November 1869 . CD refers to William Henslow Hooker; see …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …
  • … Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)]. The genealogical tree reveals the …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Roderick Impey Murchison had recently recommended Hooker …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . For more on Hooker’s and CD’s use of ‘ …
  • … the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [22 January 1869] and n.  8. For Hooker’s opinion of the new …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Thomas Henry Huxley translated an essay …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  15). The essay was in fact by Johann …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  14. CD refers to Anton Kerner von …
  • … Tubocytisus D.  C. (Kerner von Marilaun 1869). The map and the genealogical tree are at …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. For CD’s work on her second …
  • … Ferdinand Reinwald of Paris on 10 November 1869; the letter has not been found. Reinwald …
  • … trans.  1873) in his letter of 13 November 1869 . Hooker had mentioned Charles Lyell as a …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. Variation was translated by …

To John Phillips   27 January 1869

Summary

Thanks JP for his book Vesuvius [1869].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  27 Jan 1869
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.360)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6580

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To John Phillips   27 January 1869
  • … Thanks JP for his book Vesuvius [1869]. …
  • … Bibliography Phillips, John. 1869. Vesuvius. Oxford: The Clarendon Press. …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.360) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Jan 1869 John Phillips …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Jan 27 1869 My dear Phillips Your book on Vesuvius has not …
  • … Phillips 1869  had just been published ( …
  • … Publishers’ Circular , 1 February 1869, pp.  67, 73). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library– …

To Asa Gray   1 June [1869]

Summary

Thanks for answers about expression.

Is going to N. Wales to recover after his riding accident.

New edition of Origin.

French edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 June [1869]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (86a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6767

Matches: 20 hits

  • … To Asa Gray   1 June [1869] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (86a) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 June [1869] Asa Gray …
  • … on the topic are in DAR 85: 42. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, [before 7 May 1869] . …
  • … letter and the letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. Letter from Asa and J. …
  • … L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. See letter from Asa and J. …
  • … L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and n. 10. …
  • … see the letter to James Crichton-Browne, 22 May 1869 and n. 9. See letter from Asa …
  • … p. 222). The Nortons also visited on 13 May 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Asa and …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and nn. 9 and 12. James Paget treated CD after his …
  • … accident; see the letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. …
  • … The Darwins left on 10 June 1869 for Caerdeon, Barmouth, and returned on 31 July (see ‘ …
  • … Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. CD finished …
  • … fifth edition of Origin on 10 February 1869 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). For the French …
  • … edition of Orchids , see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 March [1869] and n. 5, …
  • … the letter from Louis Rérolle, 10 May 1869 . For CD’s quotations from Gray in his English …
  • … ed. See letter from Orange Judd & co. , 21 April 1869 and n. 3. On the American edition of …
  • … hte letter from Orange Judd & Co. , 21 April 1869. On Joseph Dalton Hooker’s election as a …
  • … Horticultural Exhibition, see the Gardener’s Chronicle , 29 May 1869, p. 582. According …
  • … DAR 242), the Huxleys visited on 25 May 1869. The family of Charles Eliot Norton had …

To Nature   13 November [1869]

Summary

Comments on A. W. Bennett’s letter [Nature 1 (1869): 58] on fertilisation of winter-flowering plants. CD used net, not a bell-glass to cover Lamium.

Refers to F. Delpino’s observations on fertilisation of grasses; CD is glad to say these observations are compatible with "the very general law that distinct individual plants must be occasionally crossed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Nature 1 (1869): 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6987

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Nature    13 November [1869] …
  • … Nature 1 (1869): 85 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down 13 Nov [1869] Nature …
  • … on A. W. Bennett’s letter [ Nature 1 (1869): 58] on fertilisation of winter-flowering …
  • … Bibliography Bennett, Alfred William. 1869. On the fertilisation of winter-flowering …
  • … letter from A.  W.  Bennett to Nature , 8 November 1869; Alfred William Bennett’s letter …
  • … was published in the 11 November 1869 issue of Nature. For an example of one of CD’s many …
  • … pp.  10–11. Bennett mentioned the bell-glass in his letter to Nature , 8 November 1869. …
  • … In both Bennett 1869 , and the letter from A.   …
  • … W.  Bennett to Nature , 8 November 1869, Bennett only mentioned the pollen discharging …
  • … not present. In his letter of 1 November 1869 , Federico Delpino discussed his work on …

To Eduard Koch   22 June [1869]

Summary

Pleased that Julius Dub will publish with ES [Kurze Darstellung der Lehre Darwin’s (1870)].

Would like Gustav Jäger’s brochure [Die Darwin’sche Theorie (1869)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Koch; E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Date:  22 June [1869]
Classmark:  Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart (Cod. hist. 4o 333a. No 77, 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6792

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Eduard Koch   22 June [1869] …
  • … fifth edition of Origin. See letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 June [1869] . …
  • … Bibliography Jäger, Gustav. [1869. ] Die Darwin’sche Theorie und ihre Stellung zur Moral …
  • … No 77, 3) Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 22 June [1869] Eduard Koch E. Schweizerbart’sche …
  • … Darwin’s (1870)]. Would like Gustav Jäger’s brochure [ Die Darwin’sche Theorie (1869)]. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869 . See …
  • … letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869  and nn.  2 and 4. CD refers to …
  • … Carus and Cristoph Julius Dub. See letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869  and n.  5. …
  • … CD refers to Gustav Jäger and Jäger [1869] . The …
  • … Darwins returned to Down on 31 July 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD refers to the …

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

Summary

F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 September [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 151–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  15, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 . The reference is to Henrietta Emma Darwin. The postscript is …
  • … at Exeter was charming [ Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador. Has …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . The third ‘very’ is underlined three times. CD refers …
  • … See letter from William Bowman, 3 September [1869] . CD refers to Friedrich Anton Wilhelm …
  • … Miquel. See letter from J.  D.   Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . Hooker’s resignation speech preceded the address of the new …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Exeter in 1869 , p.  lxxxvii). A …
  • … from Hooker’s speech was published in The Times , 20 August 1869, p.  7. See letter to …

To Charles Lyell   4 May [1869]

Summary

Asks for a photograph of CL to be used by a society [in Serbia].

Comments on article by Wallace ["Sir Charles Lyell on geological climates and the Origin", Q. Rev. 126 (1869): 359–94].

Has finished new edition of Origin [5th (1869)]

and is back at work on sexual selection [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 May [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.369)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6725

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   4 May [1869] …
  • … A.  Darwin, [ after 21 April 1869] and n.  1). …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.369) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 May [1869] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Sir Charles Lyell on geological climates and the Origin ", Q. Rev. 126 (1869): 359–94]. …
  • … Has finished new edition of Origin [5th (1869)] and is back at work on sexual selection [ …
  • … See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 14 April 1869  and n.  2. See [Wallace] 1869b, pp.  391–3. …
  • … See also letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 24 March 1869  and n.  10. …
  • … James Paget had visited CD on 21 April 1869 (see letter from E.   …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869 . See …
  • … letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869 . ‘Servia’ was an alternative spelling of ‘ …
  • … 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. …

To Ernst Haeckel   3 August [1869]

Summary

Suggests Englishmen who might provide sponge specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  3 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6850

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Ernst Haeckel   3 August [1869] …
  • … 1: 1–52/22) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Aug [1869] Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel …
  • … to A.  M.  Norman, 29 July [1869], and letter from A.   …
  • … M.  Norman, 2 August 1869  and enclosure. CD refers to James Scott Bowerbank. …
  • … See also letter from A.  M.  Norman, 2 August 1869 . …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Ernst Haeckel, 2 July 1869 . …
  • … Letter from Ernst Haeckel, 2 July 1869 . CD refers to Thomas Henry Huxley, the letter to …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] , and the letter from T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 16 July 1869 . See …
  • … letter to Albany Hancock, 17 July [1869] , and letter from …
  • … Albany Hancock, 25 July 1869  and n.  3. See letter …

To J. D. Hooker   24 November [1869]

Summary

Sends title of Kerner’s book [see 6997] and comments that AK does not give the one parent form of the genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7006

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 162–3 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Abhangigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima & Boden: 1869 Innsbruck. — If you like I could lend it …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 November 1869 . Hooker had enclosed a letter …
  • … Mary Elizabeth Lyell with his letter of 21 November 1869 . The letter has not been found. …
  • … For CD’s earlier comments on Kerner von Marilaun 1869, see the letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 19 November [1869] . A.  Kerner: Anton Kerner von Marilaun. …
  • … comment on Kerner von Marilaun’s plant genealogy, see his letter of 21 November 1869 . See …
  • … letter from George Bentham, 23 November 1869 . Hooker’s most …
  • … recent extant letter is that of 21 November 1869. CD may be referring to writing ‘C.B. ’ …
  • … the envelope; in his letter of 21 November 1869 , Hooker had written: ‘Pray do not C.B.   …
  • … more on Hooker’s newly acquired CB, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …

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 J. D. Hooker   14 August [1869]

Summary

Faraday memorial is an exception.

George [Darwin] has convinced CD that North British Review article is by P. G. Tait [see 6841].

Surprised that leaves of Drosophyllum are always rolled backwards at their tips, but did not know it was unique character.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 149-50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6863

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   14 August [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 149-50 Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Aug [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Thomson and Tait 1867). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  10. …
  • … of this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  11. CD refers to William Henslow Hooker. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and n.  7. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.   Hooker, 13 August 1869  and nn.  5 and 6. CD refers to the memorial for …
  • … Michael Faraday. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869  and nn.  15 and 16. See …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  4. …
  • … in the North British Review ( [Tait] 1869 ) to Peter Guthrie Tait; Tait and William …

To R. F. Cooke   2 July [1869]

Summary

Thanks for [July 1869] issue of Quarterly Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  2 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6814

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   2 July [1869] …
  • … Thanks for [July 1869] issue of Quarterly Review . …
  • … DAR 143: 272 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 2 July [1869] Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
  • … the address. The Darwins left on 10 June 1869 for Caerdeon, and returned on 31 July (see ‘ …
  • … vol.  17, Appendix II)). The July 1869 issue of the Quarterly Review contained articles …
  • … s hypotheses’ ( Lewes 1868 ; see Quarterly Review 127 (1869): 68–98, 134–76). The author …
  • … design in nature ( Quarterly Review 127 (1869): 134–76) was James Bowling Mozley (see …

To Linnean Society, President and Council   10 May 1869

Summary

Recommends publication of Mrs Barber’s paper on a rare case of fertilisation of a plant by one kind of insect alone, with access of others prevented by a mechanical obstacle [Mary Elizabeth Barber, "On the fertilisation and dissemination of Duvernoia adhatodoides", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1869): 469–72].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  President and council, Linnean Society
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (SP.57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6740

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Linnean Society, President and Council   10 May 1869
  • … SP.57) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 May 1869 President and council, Linnean Society …
  • … CD refers to Mary Elizabeth Barber. See letter from George Bentham, 7 May 1869  and n.   …
  • … 4. See Barber 1869 , p.  470. …
  • … Bibliography Barber, Mary Elizabeth. 1869. On the fertilization and dissemination …
  • … Duvernoia adhatodoides. [Read 15 April 1869. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … dissemination of Duvernoia adhatodoides ", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 11 (1869): 469–72]. …
  • … to me. Charles Darwin To the Pres. & Council of Linnean Soc. Down. May 10 th . 1869. — …

To A. R. Wallace   5 December [1869]

Summary

Further comments on arrangements for German translation of their joint paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 194–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7020

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   5 December [1869] …
  • … Add MS 46434: 194–5) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Dec [1869] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 4 December [1869] . CD refers to Adolf Bernhard Meyer. See …
  • … letter to A.  B.  Meyer, 27 November [1869] . For the photographs Wallace suggested, see …
  • … the letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 4 December [1869] and n.  3. See letter …
  • … see the letter to A.  B.  Meyer, 27 November [1869] and n.  6. Meyer’s translation of C.   …
  • … Eduard Besold. Murphy, Joseph John. 1869. Habit and intelligence in their connexion with …
  • … 2: 319–38. See letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 4 December [1869] and n.  4. See letter …
  • … to A.  B.  Meyer, 27 November [1869] . Emma Darwin’s note refers to one of Julia Margaret …
  • … to A.  B.  Meyer, 27  November [1869] and n.  2. CD refers to C.   …
  • … See letter to Fritz Müller, 1 December [1869] . CD refers to Meyer’s German translation of …
  • … with the laws of matter and force in Nature , 25 November and 2 December 1869 (Wallace  …
  • … 1869d, Murphy 1869 ); see also letter from A.   …
  • … R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869 . Wallace argued against Murphy that spontaneous variations …
  • … through natural selection. See Murphy 1869 , 1: 326, 345–7, and Wallace 1869d, p.  106. On …

To J. D. Hooker   [22 January 1869]

Summary

No paradox that unimportant characters are important systematically. This view removes heavy burden from CD’s shoulders. Relief that JDH does not object.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 114—15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6568

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   [22 January 1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 114—15 Charles Robert Darwin Down [22 Jan 1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869  and n.  8. Scientific Opinion was a weekly …
  • … the English Mechanic and Mirror of Science ( North 1989 , 6: 4271). Somerville 1869 . See …
  • … letter to Mary Somerville, 21 January [1869] . …
  • … Waterloo Academic Press. Somerville, Mary. 1869. On molecular and microscopic science. 2 …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13) and 7 August [1869]). Henrietta Emma Darwin used a variant, ‘ …
  • … of dicotyledons, see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869 . See letters from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 15 January 1869  and n.   …
  • … 6, and 18 January 1869 . Hooker had suggested the grafting experiment to determine whether …
  • … branch. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 18 January 1869  and n.  11. Charles Pritchard. …

To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1869]

Summary

Interested in Barkly’s letter about Mauritius. Doubts non-volcanic origin. Urges collection of all forms of terrestrial life to determine whether they are of a former continent or "waifs and strays". He leans to latter view, as snakes and reptiles are different.

Huxley’s address wonderfully "brilliant", but it is a mistake to separate evolutionists from uniformitarians.

Bentham has come out "splendidly" on descent of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6688

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 121–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Mar [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869 . Hooker had enclosed letters from Henry …
  • … Henry with his letter to Emma Darwin of 29 March 1869. See the letter from Barkly to …
  • … Hooker enclosed in Hooker’s letter to Emma Darwin of 29 March 1869. See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869  and n.  1. CD refers …
  • … CD refers to the report in Gardeners’ Chronicle , 27 March 1869, pp.  336–7, …
  • … of the Linnean Society meeting of 4 March 1869 at which George Bentham read a paper, ‘ …
  • … address to the Geological Society of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c). …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] . See letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] and n.  3. Henrietta Emma Darwin had been ill for a …
  • … couple of weeks (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 March [1869] and n.  4). …
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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

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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?

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

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

John Beddoe

Summary

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

Summary

  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.…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

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

6430_10256

Summary

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 …

Family life

Summary

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 …

About the project

Summary

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. …

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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  • … John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down …

Interview with John Hedley Brooke

Summary

John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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  • … in spiritualism. He first writes to Darwin about this in 1869, and this is exactly the same time …
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