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From Alfred Russel Wallace   7 February 1868

Summary

Thanks for Variation.

Reports work on his travel book [The Malay Archipelago (1869)].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5848

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Thanks for Variation . Reports work on his travel book [ The Malay Archipelago (1869)]. …
  • … 22 September [1865] ). The travels were eventually published as A.  R.  Wallace 1869. …

To Linnean Society   1 June 1868

Summary

Requests 50 copies of his paper ["Offspring of illegitimate unions of di- and trimorphic plants", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 393–437].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  1 June 1868
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Fellows Files No. 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6221

Matches: 3 hits

  • … unions of di- and trimorphic plants", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 393–437]. …
  • … of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. ‘Specific difference in …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. ‘Three forms of Lythrum salicaria ’: …

From W. S. Dallas   12 October 1868

Summary

Will finish translation of Für Darwin in a week.

Asks CD to use his influence to get him appointed Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society [London].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6417

Matches: 4 hits

  • … F.  Müller 1866, W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869). John Murray was the publisher of W.   …
  • … S.  Dallas trans.  1869. CD had purchased clichés of the woodcuts from the German …
  • … secretary of the Royal Agricultural Society on 1 January 1869 ( Journal of the Royal …
  • … Agricultural Society of England 5 (1869): vi). See also letter to H.  M.  Jenkins, [after …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   22 December 1868

Summary

The first half of vol. 2 of Variation is printed.

News of his marriage.

Sends portraits of Russian scientists.

Hopes CD will write his book on man and asks permission to translate it.

Moving to Germany for two or three years.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 169: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6510

Matches: 4 hits

  • … from 30 September to 1 October 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR242)). Zwischensemester : ‘ …
  • … Russian translation of Variation , which appeared in parts from 1867 to 1869 and in two …
  • … volumes in 1868 and 1869 (Kovalevsky trans.  1868–9; see Freeman 1977 , p.  127). CD’s …
  • … 27 September 1868 ( Koblitz 1983 , p.   79). In 1869, the Kovalevskys went to Heidelberg, …

From Roland Trimen   10 February 1868

Summary

Sends prospectus of forthcoming work by his brother [Henry Trimen] and W. T. Thiselton-Dyer [Flora of Middlesex (1869)]. Hopes CD will subscribe.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 186, DAR 84.1: 135b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5857

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Trimen] and W. T. Thiselton-Dyer [ Flora of Middlesex (1869)]. Hopes CD will subscribe. …
  • … Hardwicke (H.  Trimen and Thiselton-Dyer 1869). See letter from Roland Trimen, 13 January  …

From William Ogle   2 September 1868

Summary

Returns a pamphlet on Salvia [F. Hildebrand, "Über die Befruchtung der Salviaarten" (1865) Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 4 (1866): 451–78].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 173: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6346

Matches: 3 hits

  • … University Press. 1985–. Ogle, William. 1869. The fertilisation of Salvia and of some …
  • … paper on Salvia the following year ( Ogle 1869 ); in the final paragraph, he mentioned CD’ …
  • … on Salvia. An annotated copy of Ogle 1869  is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.   See …

From A. R. Wallace   16 August [1868]

Summary

The problem of sterility, and its relation to natural selection.

George Bentham’s support of Darwinism.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6318

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Read 19 March 1868. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437– 54. …
  • … studies of man and nature (A.  R.  Wallace 1869) was an account of Wallace’s time in the …
  • … of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. ‘Specific difference in …

To Peter Martin Duncan   13 April [1868?]

Summary

Promises to send coral specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Peter Martin Duncan
Date:  13 Apr [1868?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.272)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13802

Matches: 3 hits

  • … in print to CD’s collections. In Duncan 1869 , Duncan referred to some deep-sea corals …
  • … Bibliography Duncan, Peter Martin. 1869. The physical geography of Western Europe during …
  • … their coral faunas. [Read 24 November 1869. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society …

From James Croll   2 December 1868

Summary

Sends abstract of his views on change of climate and a copy of a paper.

Author:  James Croll
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6489

Matches: 2 hits

  • … all of Croll’s papers up to that time, in February 1869 (see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, [9  …
  • … December 1868] , and Correspondence vol.  17, letter to James Croll, 31 January [1869] ). …

To J. D. Hooker   [31 January 1868]

Summary

Royal Society Council would feel bound to vote for Candolle, but privately would twenty times rather see Asa Gray elected.

Asks for title of Wollaston’s Cape Verde book [Coleoptera Hesperidum (1867)].

Supposes JDH has received his letter in answer to Gray.

Has been writing two long papers for Linnean Society [reprinted in Forms of flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5820

Matches: 2 hits

  • … papers were published in the Journal of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) for 1869. …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. Wollaston, Thomas Vernon. 1867. …

From J. J. Weir   31 March 1868

Summary

Sexual behaviour of chaffinches.

Numbers of female linnets in September.

His experiments on brightly coloured larvae [as food], testing A. R. Wallace’s theory.

His observations of a rookery make him wonder whether it may not be more difficult than we think for birds to pair.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 98–101, DAR 84.1: 69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6074

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Bibliography Weir, John Jenner. 1869. On insects and insectivorous birds; and especially …
  • … and the edibility of Lepidoptera and their larvae. [Read 1 March 1869. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Entomological Society of London (1869): 21–6. …
  • … on insects and insectivorous birds ( Weir 1869  and 1870). Weir refers to Alfred Russel …

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 J. J. Weir   4 April [1868]

Summary

CD thanks JJW for the mine of information his last "ten!" letters contain. Comments on sexual display of pheasants and colour preferences of pigeons.

Asks about hens that pair earliest in spring and about possible existence of unpaired birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  4 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6090

Matches: 4 hits

  • … John Murray. 1871. Weir, John Jenner. 1869. On insects and insectivorous birds; and …
  • … and the edibility of Lepidoptera and their larvae. [Read 1 March 1869. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Entomological Society of London (1869): 21–6. …
  • … his first paper on the subject ( Weir 1869 ). CD was in London from 3 March to 1 April  …

To G. H. K. Thwaites   28 September [1868]

Summary

Asks him to thank E. L. Layard for trouble taken.

Says Zoological Society "very foolishly" wants no specimens of domestic varieties [from Ceylon].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  28 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.343)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6395

Matches: 2 hits

  • … letter from S.   O.  Glenie, 20 March 1869). The Zoological Society of London administered …
  • … the plumage of young black-skinned fowl until 1869 (see letter from S.  O.  Glenie, 27  …

To A. R. Wallace   17 [March 1868]

Summary

On his Primula paper for the Linnean Society ["On the specific difference between Primula veris, Brit. Fl. (var. officialis, Linn.), P. vulgaris, Brit. Fl. var. acaulis, Linn.), and P. elatior, Jacq.; and on the hybrid nature of the common oxlip; with supplementary remarks on naturally produced hybrids of the genus Verbascum", [officinalis!?] J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 437–54].

Peacocks and sexual selection.

ARW’s sterility argument has driven CD’s sons half-mad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  17 [Mar 1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 43434: 115–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6018

Matches: 3 hits

  • … J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot. ) 10 (1869): 437–54]. Peacocks and sexual selection. ARW’s …
  • … The Malay Archipelago (A.  R.  Wallace 1869), which he had encouraged Wallace to write in …
  • … of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 437–54. Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1868. A …

From William Thomas Bridges?   14 July [1868–70?]

Summary

Asks CD what prompts dogs of all kinds to roll themselves in decayed animal matter; inherited habit or immediate gratification?

Author:  William Thomas Bridges
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July [1868-70]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13782

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Thomas Bridges unstated 14 July 1868 14 July 1869 14 July 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …

From W. S. Dallas   27 November 1868

Summary

WSD has been elected Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society after a sharp struggle. CD’s support was greatly in his favour.

Has finished Für Darwin. It has been a difficult job.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6481

Matches: 2 hits

  • … F.  Müller 1864a; W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869), and to the publisher John Murray. For …
  • … manuscript additions for W.  S.  Dallas trans.  1869, see the enclosure to the letter from …

From Hermann Müller   [after 23 February 1868]

Summary

HM is certain his brother Fritz would like to see Für Darwin translated into English by Dallas. He will make arrangements with the German publisher.

Two friends are writing Darwinian works: Adolf Speyer on phylogeny of Lepidoptera

and August Röse on genealogy of mosses.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5920

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Geographie von Dr. A. Petermann (1868): 409–12. Speyer, Adolf. 1869. Zur Genealogie der …
  • … Schmetterlinge. [Read September 1869. ] Entomologische Zeitung 31 (1870): 202–23. …
  • … Anton Dohrn, but not that of CD ( Speyer 1869 ). The Phryganidae are now Phryganeidae, a …

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 …

From Ernst Haeckel   17 July 1868

Summary

Comments on CD’s health.

Has received gold medal from Dutch Academy of Science for Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Siphonophoren [1869].

His Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts [1868] has been sharply attacked by the clergy.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6280

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Entwicklungsgeschichte der Siphonophoren [1869]. His Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts [ …
  • … Haeckel 1866 . Haeckel refers to Haeckel 1869 (Evolutionary history of siphonophores). He …
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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

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?

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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

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,…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … " 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 …

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 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 …

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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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. …
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