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To William Bowman   8 April [1872]

Summary

Asks to borrow "Sölberg Wells, Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye 1869" referred to by F. C. Donders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  8 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8280

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Bibliography Wells, John Soelberg. 1869. A treatise on the diseases of the eye. London: …
  • … Sölberg Wells, Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye 1869" referred to by F. C. Donders. …
  • … C.  Donders, 1 April 1872  and n.  3. CD refers to John Soelberg Wells and Wells 1869 . …
  • … Wells, Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye 1869;” & says that perhaps you could lend it …

To Oswald Heer   4 August [1872–4]

Summary

Thanks OH for two memoirs on the fossil flora of Bear Island and Spitzbergen [K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl. 8 (1869) no. 7; 9 (1870) no. 5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  4 Aug [1872-4]
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Nachlass Oswald Heer 213.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8454

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Island and Spitzbergen [ K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl. 8 (1869) no. 7; 9 (1870) no. 5]. …
  • … Bibliography Heer, Oswald. 1869. Die miocene Flora und Fauna Spitzenbergens. Kongliga …
  • … Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL; his copy of Heer 1869 (on the Miocene flora and fauna of …

To George Harris   4 October [1872]

Summary

Thanks GH for his Theory of the ants [1869] and offers to supply any zoological information that he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Harris
Date:  4 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  University of California Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division (Ms. 10, Letters concerning George Harris’s A Philosophical Treatise on the Nature and Constitution of Man)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8541

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Thanks GH for his Theory of the ants [1869] and offers to supply any zoological …
  • … s copy of the first volume of G.  Harris 1869  is in the Darwin Library–Down. Expression …
  • … Books, Shoe String Press. Harris, George. 1869. Theory of the arts: or, art in relation to …

To F. C. Donders   8 April 1872

Summary

Thanks FCD for information, which will make him "strike out a good deal".

Has received German pamphlet.

Will read work by John Soelberg Wells [? A treatise on the diseases of the eye (1869, 1870)].

Discusses his work on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  8 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 143: 413
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8279

Matches: 3 hits

  • … A treatise on the diseases of the eye (1869, 1870)]. Discusses his work on expression. …
  • … refers to John Soelberg Wells and Wells 1869 . CD made frequent references to information …
  • … John Murray. 1872. Wells, John Soelberg. 1869. A treatise on the diseases of the eye. …

From Albert Günther   21 May 1872

Summary

Believes many of the species and even genera of the fish family Labyrinthici are products of domestication.

Events at the British Museum.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8344

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Macropus is a misspelling) in Zoological Record 6 (1869): 133 and 7 (1870): 94. …
  • … CD cited Carbonnier’s papers (Carbonnier 1869 and 1870) in Descent 2d ed. , pp.  341–2 and …
  • … editor of the Zoological Record up until 1869; when Alfred Newton took over with the 1870  …
  • … sections himself ( Zoological Record 6 (1869), 7 (1870)). Günther refers to Carl Gegenbaur …

To Georg von Seidlitz   1 April 1872

Summary

Thanks for "Literatur & Tables zur Descendenz Theorie" [check title!?] taken from his Die Darwin’sche Theorie [1871], which CD had read with gratification some time before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von Seidlitz
Date:  1 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Zoologische Staatssammlung München
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8266F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CUL.  Karl von Seidlitz had corresponded with CD in 1869 ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 17, letter from Karl von Seidlitz, 22 March 1869 ). …

To John Scott   12 August 1872

Summary

Acknowledges a box of worm-casts from India and a bottle of worms in spirits. There is no memorandum.

His book on expression is finished and includes valuable information from JS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  12 Aug 1872
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8465F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Scott, 4 May 1868 , and Correspondence vol.  17, letters from John Scott, 2 July 1869  and …
  • … 21 December 1869 ). His name is on the presentation list for Expression (Appendix IV). …

To Gaston de Saporta   8 April 1872

Summary

Responds to GdeS’s comments on Descent [see 8246]. Cannot give up belief in close relationship of man to higher Simiae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Date:  8 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Archives Gaston de Saporta (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8282

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Laurentius Salvius. Saporta, Gaston de. 1869. L’école transformiste et ses dernièrs …
  • … school and its recent works), which appeared in the 9 October 1869 issue of Revue …
  • … des deux mondes ( Saporta 1869 ). CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet …
  • … Anthropidae and Lemuridae (T.  H.  Huxley 1869, p.  99; see also Descent 1: 195). Only …

To William Bowman   19 April [1872]

Summary

Returns borrowed book. Is surprised that any of us have eyes "seeing what a frightful number of horrid diseases the eye is liable to".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  19 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8292

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bibliography Wells, John Soelberg. 1869. A treatise on the diseases of the eye. London: …
  • … s A treatise on the diseases of the eye ( Wells 1869 ; see letter from F.  C.  Donders, 1  …

To August Weismann   29 February 1872

Summary

Glad AW’s eyesight is better.

Has received AW’s essay [Einfluss der Isolierung (1872)].

Glad he is turning attention to sexual selection. Hardly any naturalists agree with CD on subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  29 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 148: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8228

Matches: 3 hits

  • … University Press. 1985–. Lowne, Benjamin Thompson. 1869. On the imaginal discs of Dr. …
  • … August Weismann. [Read 28 May 1869. ] Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club 1 (1868– …
  • … English of Weismann’s discovery ( Lowne 1869 ) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. …

From Raphael Meldola   12 March 1872

Summary

Wishes to use some of Fritz Müller’s observations in his paper on mimicry.

CD’s reply and Huxley’s article ["Mr Darwin’s critics", Contemp. Rev. 18 (1871): 443–76] have answered all of Mivart’s objections to natural selection as applied to man.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8240

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  • … The London Union Society was a university students’ club founded in 1869 ( Lancet , …
  • … 11 September 1869, p.  398). Meldola refers to Thomas Henry Huxley’s article ‘Mr.  Darwin’ …

To W. W. Baxter?   17 January [1872–4]

Summary

Requests a prescribed physic [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  17 Jan [1872-4]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8165

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  • … Bibliography Milne, Alexander. 1869. Manual of materia medica and therapeutics, embracing …
  • … as a stimulant, but is poisonous; strychnine is extracted from it ( Milne 1869 , p.  136). …

To T. H. Farrer   13 October [1872]

Summary

THF’s article in Nature ["The fertilisation of a few papilionaceous flowers", 6 (1872): 478–80, 498–501] is extremely good.

Suspects he now has answer to why common peas and sweetpeas hardly ever intercross, a point which half drove CD mad for years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8557

Matches: 3 hits

  • … sent a manuscript version of his paper to CD in 1869, but CD informed him that many of his …
  • … vol.   17, letter from T.  H.  Farrer, 18 September 1869  and n.  3, and letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Farrer, 10 October [1869] ). See Farrer 1872 , pp.  478–80. See Farrer 1872 , p.  480. …

From Alfred Tylor   8 June 1872

Summary

AT is trying to publish his paper with important evidence on "the pluvial period".

Author:  Alfred Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 178: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8376

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Belgrand, François-Eugène. 1869. La Seine. I, Le bassin parisien aux âges …
  • … led by Morris ( Geological Magazine 6 (1869): 331–3), in a paper ‘On the primæval rivers …
  • … 1872 , p.  lxviii; see also Belgrand 1869 ). The enclosed list has not been found, but see …

From Julius Althaus   16 December 1872

Summary

In his admirable work on expression CD has left out influence of fifth pair of cerebral nerves on the portiodura and on physiognomy; sends reference to his paper on this subject ["On certain points in the physiology and pathology of the fifth pair of cerebral nerves", Med.-Chir. Trans. 52 (1869): 27–42].

Author:  Julius Althaus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8681

Matches: 2 hits

  • … and pathology of the fifth pair of cerebral nerves", Med. -Chir. Trans. 52 (1869): 27–42]. …
  • … and Chirurgical Society of London, for the year 1869 (published by Longmans)—(p.27). It is …

From M. T. Masters   4 November 1872

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of John Denny’s idea that males have prepotent transmission power in plants. A. J. F. Wegmann says the females are prepotent.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8597

Matches: 2 hits

  • … John Murray. 1875. Masters, Maxwell Tylden. 1869. Vegetable teratology, an account of the …
  • … pears in his Vegetable teratology ( Masters 1869 ). Masters probably refers to the French …

To John Murray   11 November 1872

Summary

CD is delighted and astonished at sale of Expression,

and pleased with sale of others, except Descent. He fears a new edition of that work may never be required. Would have liked to bring out a thoroughly revised one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 276–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8620

Matches: 3 hits

  • … to John Murray, [after 18 September 1869] ). Alfred Russel Wallace had reviewed Descent …
  • … views ( Correspondence vol.  17, letter to Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] ). Charles Edward …
  • … Birchall Appleton founded the Academy in 1869; it was published by Murray, and CD thought …

To W. W. Baxter   4 September [1872?]

Summary

Orders some salts for plant experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  4 Sept [1872?]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8510

Matches: 2 hits

  • … John Murray. 1875. Milne, Alexander. 1869. Manual of materia medica and therapeutics, …
  • … a mixture of camphor and olive oil ( Milne 1869 , pp.  47–9). It was used as a liniment to …

To St G. J. Mivart   8 January [1872]

Summary

Wishes their correspondence regarding their differences to be dropped, as CD feels that nothing he could say would have any influence on StGJM.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8149

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Murray. 1871. [Mivart, St George Jackson. ] 1869. Difficulties of the theory of natural …
  • … in the Catholic journal, the Month ( [Mivart] 1869 ). He also published On the genesis of …

From A. F. Boardman   18 March 1872

Summary

On how various human emigrations have supported the work of natural selection.

Defends the view that soil and air account for taller stature of westerners in U. S.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 160: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8245

Matches: 2 hits

  • … John Murray. 1871. Gould, Benjamin Apthorp. 1869. Investigations in the military and …
  • … and anthropological statistics ( Gould 1869 ) appear in Descent 1: 114. The reference is …
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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…

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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

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…

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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 …

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…

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  • … 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

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

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

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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

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

Science: A Man’s World?

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

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

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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

John Beddoe

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

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

Suggested reading

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

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

Alfred Russel Wallace

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…

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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

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…

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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 …

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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