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To H. C. F. Jenkin   30 April [1873]

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HCFJ’s review of the Origin was the wittiest and in some respects the best written.

Thanks him for his Electricity and magnetism [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin
Date:  30 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8304

Matches: 1 hit

  • … essay or review ( Correspondence vol.  17, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 January [1869] ). …

From Thomas Meehan   3 March 1873

Summary

Although he believes in evolution, TM feels that natural selection is an inadequate cause;

nor is he satisfied with E. D. Cope’s law of acceleration and retardation.

Discusses some of his work relating to nutrition and sex and colour and sex.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8796

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 1868): 242–300. Cope, Edward Drinker. 1869. On the origin of genera. Philadelphia: …
  • … Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Meehan, Thomas. 1869. On the sexes of plants. …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science (1869): 256–60. Meehan, Thomas. 1870. On two …
  • … on the origin of genera ( Cope 1868 , Cope 1869 ), Cope argued that although new species …
  • … petals and variegated leaves ( Meehan 1869 , p.  259). In a paper on the influence of …

From J. T. Moggridge   12 July 1873

Summary

Sends his paper on Ophrys insectifera, translated into German by H. G. Reichenbach [Abh. Kais. Leopold.-Carol. Dtsch. Akad. Naturforsch. 33 (1870) no. 3], which shows the intermediates between O. aranifera and O. apifera. He has since gathered information on variation in Ophrys.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8977

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Taylor & Francis. Moggridge, John Traherne. 1869. Ueber Ophrys insectifera L. (part. ) …
  • … CD’s copy of Moggridge 1869  is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.  Moggridge had …
  • … pls. XIX, XLIII–XLV). CD cited Moggridge 1869  in the preface to Orchids 2d ed. , p.  ix, …
  • … become different species. Moggridge 1869  was published by the Leopoldino-Carolinische …

From A. W. Bennett   8 May 1873

Summary

Thanks for reference to Hermann Müller on fertilisation [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)].

Publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8905

Matches: 3 hits

  • … London: John Murray. 1876. Müller, Hermann. 1869. Die Anwendung der Darwin’schen Lehre auf …
  • … und blumen-besuchende Insekten. [Read 18 May 1869. ] Verhandlungen des naturhistorischen …
  • … on flower-visiting insects ( H.  Müller 1869 ). The Ray Society was founded in order to …

To E. R. Lankester   15 April [1873]

Summary

Discusses error in CD’s calculation of natural increase of elephants.

Includes extract from Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  15 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8287

Matches: 3 hits

  • … CD refers to letters that appeared in the Athenæum in 1869 (see Correspondence vol.  17, …
  • … letter from Ponderer to the Athenæum , [before 5 June 1869], and letter to …
  • … the Athenæum , 19 June 1869). The letters discussed a passage in Origin 4th ed. , p.  74 ( …

To William Ogle   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung den Blumen durch Insekten (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  James P. Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8901F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann. Ogle, William. 1869. The fertilisation of Salvia and of some …
  • … on the fertilisation of plants (see Ogle 1869 , 1870a, and 1870b). CD had lent Ogle a …

From G. H. Darwin to Nature   4 October [1873]

Summary

Sends, with CD’s approval, a clarification of CD’s explanation of how useless organs might diminish [see 9061]. Using Quetelet’s law of normal distribution GHD shows how horns of cattle, having become useless, would gradually diminish and finally disappear.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  4 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 16 October 1873, p. 505
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9087

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  • … Bibliography Quetelet, Adolphe. 1869. Physique sociale: ou, Essai sur le développement des …
  • … Darwin, 3 October [1873] . George refers to Adolphe Quetelet and Quetelet 1869 , 1: 132. …

From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   [1873?]

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Translation of some of his annotations in Dutch edition of Expression.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 53.1: B44–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8712

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  • … historisch tijdschrift 20: 238–50. Diez, Friedrich. 1869–70. Etymologisches Wörterbuch der …
  • … 399–402 and Fecquier, l’Année scientifique, 1869 p.  469; also on goose -skin as a reflex- …
  • … to Friedrich Christian Diez and cites Diez 1869–70 , 2: 267, 177, 59; 1: 78. In voce : …
  • … in L’Année scientifique et industrielle (1869): 469–71. L’Année scientifique was published …

From Alphonse de Candolle   14 January 1873

Summary

Thanks for Expression, which has made him wonder whether his shyness in public until the age of 55 resulted from fear of subjecting his face to ridicule.

Criticises F. Galton’s Hereditary genius [1869] for neglecting environmental influence.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8737

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  • … Criticises F. Galton’s Hereditary genius [1869] for neglecting environmental influence. …
  • … London: John Murray. 1872. Galton, Francis. 1869. Hereditary genius: an inquiry into its …
  • … Galton’s Hereditary genius ( Galton 1869 ; see Pearson 1914–30 , 2: 134). See Candolle  …

From John Chapman   19 July 1873

Summary

Asks CD to meet with Dr Wild to discuss the Westminster Review, which CD has supported.

Quotes from Alexander Kennedy on Maori observations on competition between native New Zealand birds and introduced bees for nectar of tree blossoms.

Author:  John Chapman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 132, 132/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8983

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  • … and Rosenberg 1982 , p.  188. CD gave £5 to the journal in 1869 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 17, letter to Dudley Campbell, 29 July [1869] ). In Kennedy 1873 , p.  17, the text quoted …

To George Cupples   7 June [1873]

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Thanks for report on J. V. Carus’ lecture.

Glad to hear suspicion about J. H. Stirling groundless.

CD has not seen R. W. Emerson. In last two or three years has seen several Yankees. Saw a good deal of the Nortons [Charles Eliot and Susan Ridley Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  7 June [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.428)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8936

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  • … Ridley Sedgwick Norton had visited in 1868 and 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Other …
  • … and Jane Loring Gray (October 1868 and August 1869), Chauncey Wright (September 1872), and …

From Francis Galton   [before 28 May 1873]

Summary

Collecting information about antecedents of eminent men of science. Sends questionnaire.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 May 1873]
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8889

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  • … University Press. 1985–. Galton, Francis. 1869. Hereditary genius: an inquiry into its …
  • … a treatise on hereditary genius (see Galton 1869 ). Alphonse de Candolle’s work on the …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   6 December 1873

Summary

Movement in plants.

Information on species of Cassia.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 178: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9174

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  • … of the Linnean Society of London (Bentham 1869). CD’s annotated copy is in the collection …
  • … now S.  multiglandulosa ; see Bentham 1869, pp.  527–8), indicating that he considered the …

To C. H. Blackley   5 July [1873]

Summary

Comments on CHB’s book [Experimental researches on catarrhus aestivus – hay-fever or hay-asthma (1873)].

Explains that some pollens are wind-blown while others depend on insects for dispersal. Effect of pollen on skin and mucous membrane astonishing. Sends a book [M. Wyman, Autumnal catarrh (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Date:  5 July [1873]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms.84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8965

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  • … Press. 1975. Riley, Charles Valentine. 1869–77. Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial, …
  • … insects of the State of Missouri ( Riley 1869–77 ) are in the Darwin Library–CUL (see …

From Henry Reeks   3 March 1873

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Praise for and detailed comments on Expression.

Two cases of coloration in animals – one from sexual selection, the other helping to procure prey [see Descent, 2d ed., pp. 542–3].

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8703

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  • … Oxford University Press. 2008. Reeks, Henry. 1869. Notes on the zoology of Newfoundland. …
  • … accounts of the birds and plants ( Reeks 1869  and Reeks 1873 ). The Mi’kmaq are native …
  • … after arriving in Newfoundland in 1867 ( Reeks 1869 , p.  1854; Reeks 1873 , p.  1). See …

To Francis Galton   4 January [1873]

Summary

Comments on FG’s article ["Hereditary improvement", Fraser’s Mag. 87 (1873): 116–30]. Finds it "the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race".

Thanks for rabbits for Balfour.

Mentions reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas [of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8724

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  • … University Press. 1985–. Galton, Francis. 1869. Hereditary genius: an inquiry into its …
  • … the inheritance of intelligence ( Galton 1869 ). William Rathbone Greg’s Enigmas of life ( …

From A. C. Smith   25 June 1873

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Wonders whether CD has any idea how the cuckoo manages to match its eggs to those of its host; believes it possible that the diet of the nestling cuckoo, which varies with its host, may affect its behaviour and the colour of its eggs.

Author:  Alfred Charles Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8950

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  • … of the debate in Nature , 18 November 1869, p.  74; it was reprinted in the Zoologist ( …

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1873

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Fascinated by Greg’s Enigmas, though its matter is weak.

Is vexed at being drawn into hostility toward British Museum through William Carruthers’ insolence and presumption.

Recounts visit with Edward Cardwell [Secretary for War].

Has sent Candolle’s book to Gladstone.

JDH indignant at Gladstone’s speech putting English science below French and German.

Thinks it is an accepted dogma that glandular hairs are excreting only. Will ask others to confirm.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 140–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8727

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  • … Press. 1985–. Gladstone, William Ewart. 1869. Juventus mundi: the gods and men of the …
  • … Gladstone 1873 ). Hooker refers to Gladstone 1869 ( Iuventus mundi (Latin): the youth of …

To James Crichton-Browne   28 February [1873]

Summary

Hopes JC-B thinks that CD has properly acknowledged his debt in Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  28 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8792

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  • … Charles Darwin and James Crichton-Browne, 1869–75. History of Psychiatry 21: 160–75. …

From J. T. Moggridge   22 July 1873

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He will repeat the experiments in which CD found that formic acid vapour killed seeds [see 8866]. John Lindley describes effects of other acids on germination.

He has tabulated the large amount of variation in English Ophrys apifera.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8984

Matches: 2 hits

  • … paper on Ophrys insectifera ( Moggridge 1869 ) with his letter of 12 July 1873. Ophrys …
  • … Green, & Longmans. Moggridge, John Traherne. 1869. Ueber Ophrys insectifera L. (part. ) …
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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

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…

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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 …

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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 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 …

About the project

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

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

Family life

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

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