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From Hermann Müller   23 October 1867

Summary

Thanks for German version of Origin [1867].

Dipterous insects are adapted to eating pollen rather than only to sucking nectar. He describes such adaptations in two dipteran species.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5657

Matches: 3 hits

  • … media (now O.  fruticosa ; H.  Müller 1869 , p.  59). CD’s heavily annotated copy of the …
  • … Richmond Publishing. Müller, Hermann. 1869. Die Anwendung der Darwin’schen Lehre auf …
  • … und blumen-besuchende Insekten. [Read 18 May 1869. ] Verhandlungen des naturhistorischen …

From A. R. Wallace   24 February [1867]

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Protective role of colours in caterpillars and butterflies. Sexual differences in colours of butterflies.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A19–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5416

Matches: 6 hits

  • … London: John Murray. 1871. Weir, John Jenner. 1869–70. On insects and insectivorous birds; …
  • … and the edibility of Lepidoptera and their larvæ. [ Read 1 March 1869 and 4 July 1870. ] …
  • … Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (1869): 21–6; (1870): 337–9. …
  • … and 31 March 1868). See also letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 10 March 1869 ( Calendar no.   …
  • … 6651). In 1869 and 1870, Weir read a paper describing his …
  • … birds to the Entomological Society ( Weir 1869–70 ); see Descent 1: 417. Wallace refers to …

To the Linnean Society   9 December [1867]

Summary

Gives his comments on the merits of a paper on South African botany [by J. P. M. Weale, "Notes on Bonatea", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 470–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  9 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London, SP1249, 1253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5715

Matches: 3 hits

  • … by J. P. M. Weale, "Notes on Bonatea ", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 470–6]. …
  • … on 7 March 1867 but not published until 1869. See letter from J.  P.  M.  Weale, 9  …
  • … Africa. [Read 7 March 1867. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 470–6. …

From Hermann Julius Meyer   30 July 1867

Summary

Sends fourth volume of A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben. First three sent at V. O. Kovalevsky’s request. Asks CD’s support for an English edition, since this is the first extensive popular work based on CD’s theory.

Author:  Hermann Julius Meyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5590

Matches: 3 hits

  • … part of Brehm et al. 1864–9 was Cassell’s book of birds (T.  R.  Jones trans. [1869–73]). …
  • … trans.  1866–70; the French was Gerbe trans.  1869–73; and the Italian was Branca and …
  • … Travella trans.  1869–74. Several Danish works were derived from Brehm’s publications; see …

To the Linnean Society   22 February [1867]

Summary

Sends J. P. M. Weale’s paper on Bonatea for consideration by Linnean Society [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 470–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  22 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (SP.1249)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5411

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  • … for consideration by Linnean Society [ J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 470–6]. …
  • … Africa. [Read 7 March 1867. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 470–6. …

To Francis Darwin   30 August [1867–70]

Summary

Asks FD to check whether a Latin sentence is correct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 Aug [1867-70]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: (1 of 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7312

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Aug 1867 30 Aug 1868 30 Aug 1869 30 Aug 1870 Francis Darwin …

From Daniel MacKintosh   1 December 1867

Summary

Seeks CD’s opinion and references on the causes of terraces in the south of England. He supports sea action as cause, either by currents or on coasts, and has been engaged in a controversy in the Geological Magazine [4 (1867): 571–5] with the subaerial school. Poulett Scrope thinks they are agricultural.

Author:  Daniel Mackintosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5703

Matches: 3 hits

  • … of his views on marine weathering (MacKintosh 1869). For more on MacKintosh’s views in the …
  • … the towns of Andover and Romsey, Hampshire, are described in MacKintosh 1869, pp.  86–8. …
  • … Stockbridge are illustrated in MacKintosh 1869, p.  87. The work CD refers to has not been …

To J. P. M. Weale   9 December [1867]

Summary

Has had no less than seven grasses germinate from locust dung sent by JPMW.

JPMW’s paper on Bonatea is being printed by Linnean Society. [See J. P. M. Weale, "Structure and fertilisation of the genus Bonatea", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 470–6.]

Refers to Lyell’s new edition of Principles [10th ed., 2 vols. (1867–8)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  9 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5714

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  • … Bonatea ", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 470–6. ] Refers to Lyell’s new edition …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Pancaldi, Giuliano. 1991. Darwin in Italy. …

From George Henslow   15 August 1867

Summary

Proposes writing a note for Linnean Society ["Note on the structure of Genista tinctoria", J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 468], in part using information CD gave him at Down.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5606

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  • … J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 468], in part using information CD gave him …

To L. C. Wedgwood   8 June [1867–72]

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Asks her to observe whether her dog exposes his teeth when barking and to think of any facts about expression in her birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  8 June [1867-72]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 4251: 334)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7223

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  • … Darwin Down 8 June 1867 8 June 1868 8 June 1869 8 June 1870 8 June 1871 8 June 1872 Lucy …

To J. D. Hooker   17 November [1867]

Summary

Has finished last revise of his book [Variation].

Is curious to know what JDH thinks of Pangenesis. It is fearfully imperfect, yet satisfying, for it connects large groups of facts by an intelligible thread.

Thomas Woolner is coming [to do a bust of CD].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 35–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5680

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  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. Variation : The variation of animals …
  • … of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. ‘Specific difference in …

From Henry Bence Jones to Emma Darwin   1 October [1867]

Summary

CD’s sudden temporary failure of memory and his eczema are not serious and would be relieved by rest and good diet.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  1 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5639

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  • … and others]. 1802–1967. Ringer, Sydney. 1869. A handbook of therapeutics. London: H. K. …
  • … treatment of stomach disorders, see Ringer 1869 , pp.  80–2. Jones’s London address was …

From Eduard Koch   11 December 1867

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He is sending two copies of vol. 1 of German edition of Variation. Thanks CD for rights to translate future works. Carus has begun translation of second volume. Asks when English edition will appear.

Author:  Eduard Koch; E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5726

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  • … nach Neujahr eine Uebersicht des Absatzes erst 1869 erfolgen koennte. Sie würden mich also …
  • … idea of sales would only be possible in 1869. Your earliest reply would therefore please …

From Ernst Haeckel   12 May 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for new edition of Origin [4th ed. (1866)].

Comments on CD’s criticism of the harsh tone of Generelle Morphologie. Thinks he may have harmed himself but not the cause. Believes a radical reform of the science necessary, and since most scientists take a prejudiced view of the matter, a vigorous attack is essential.

Describes his travels in Canaries, Spain, and France.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5533

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  • … see Uschmann 1984 , pp.  92–6. Haeckel published his research on siphonophores in 1869 ( …
  • … Haeckel 1869). See also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13 April 1867 . Emma and Henrietta …

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:  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 Anton Dohrn   26 November [1867]

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Thanks AD for his paper on "Morphology of the Arthropoda" [Rep. BAAS 37 (1867) pt 2: 82], a deeply interesting subject.

Suggests he examine specimens of Scalpellum.

Fritz Müller thinks CD is mistaken, but CD cannot persuade himself he was wrong in his observations on Balanidae [Living Cirripedia 2: 105].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  26 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525. Ba 694)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5698

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  • … F.  Müller 1864, pp.  61–2 ( Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  90–2)). For a comparison of CD’s …
  • … F.  Müller 1864, pp.  80–1; Dallas trans.  1869, pp.  118–21; Müller expanded his argument …

From Daniel MacKintosh   8 December [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for information on inclined terraces in S. America, which DM thinks applies to the chalk downs of S. England. CD’s definition that the sea widens and fresh water deepens is key to the subject.

Author:  Daniel Mackintosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5711

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  • … Wood 1867, pp.  401–2). See also MacKintosh 1869, pp.  102–3. The references are to E.   …
  • … Foster and Topley 1865 (see MacKintosh 1869, p.  102). For CD’s early view of the physical …

From A. R. Wallace   2 March [1867]

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Pleased that CD approves his idea about caterpillars.

Thinks CD is right about selection in butterflies, but still believes protective adaptation has kept down colours of females.

Cannot yet see action of natural selection in forming the races of man.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 85: A98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5968

Matches: 2 hits

  • … a copper mine in Timor (A.  R.  Wallace 1869, pp.  147–9). See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, …
  • … see A.  R.  Wallace 1864c and A.  R.  Wallace 1869. For CD’s ‘essay’ on human descent, see …

To Paul Rohrbach   23 February [1867]

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Thanks PR for his memoir on Epipogium ["Über den Blüthenbau von Epipogium" (1866)]. The structure and manner of fertilisation are new to CD;

he has long suspected that the classification of orchids requires considerable modification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Paul Rohrbach
Date:  23 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 228–229 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5414

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

From Julius von Haast   12 May – 2 June 1867

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JvH will help with expression queries. Considers CD’s investigation highly important and original. Sends list of men to whom he is sending copies of the questions.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May – 2 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5534

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CUL.  CD wrote to Mantell with further enquiries, possibly in 1869 (see letter to W.  B.   …
  • … D. Mantell, [1869? ] ( Calendar no.  6520)), and cited him for the information given on …
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Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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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…

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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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

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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 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

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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…

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  • … (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 …

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 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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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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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 …

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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 …

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