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From Francis Galton   31 March 1870

Summary

Better news about the rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7156

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  • … From Francis Galton   31 March 1870
  • … DAR 105: 11–12 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 31 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from Francis Galton, 17 March 1870  and n.  1. Galton refers to James Murie, …
  • … see letter from Francis Galton, 8 April 1870 . A review by Frances Power Cobbe of Galton’s …
  • … Galton 1869 ) appeared in the April issue of the Theological Review ( Cobbe 1870 ). …
  • … Bibliography Cobbe, Frances Power. 1870. Hereditary piety. [Review of Francis Galton, …
  • … See letters from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.   …
  • … 2, and 22 March 1870 . CD may have sent Galton his copy of Naudin 1862 ; there is an …
  • … See letter from J.  J.  Weir, 17 March 1870. CD must have communicated this information to …
  • … of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Marginalia : Charles Darwin’s …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW March 31. 1870 My dear Darwin Better news— decidedly better. I opened …

From Francis Galton   22 March 1870

Summary

Variety in rabbits less than he hoped for; will try a new mode of transfusion.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7143

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From Francis Galton   22 March 1870
  • … DAR 105: 9–10 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 22 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letters from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.   …
  • … 2, and 17 March 1870 . …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate. S.W. March 22. 1870 My dear Darwin Another litter;— this time of 4,— and …

From Francis Galton   12 May 1870

Summary

Good news: one little rabbit has a white forefoot.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7185

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From Francis Galton   12 May 1870
  • … DAR 105: A17–18 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 12 May 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … blood in rabbits in his letter of 8 April 1870 . Galton’s experiments were designed to …
  • … letter from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.  2). For accounts of the experiments, …
  • … 2003 , pp.  116–18. Violetta Galton. See letter from Francis Galton, 26 April 1870 . …
  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Pearson, Karl. 1914–30. …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW May 12 1870 My dear Darwin Good rabbit news. ! One of the latest …

From Francis Galton   8 April 1870

Summary

The mark he had thought a variation is not, and he thinks his infusion still too small even when the blood is defibrinised.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7161

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  • … From Francis Galton   8 April 1870
  • … DAR 105: A13–14 Francis Galton Leamington 8 Apr 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Publishers. 1998. Cobbe, Frances Power. 1870. Hereditary piety. [Review of Francis Galton, …
  • … 1869 ) in the Theological Review ( Cobbe 1870 ). No letter from CD to Galton commenting on …
  • … the letter from Francis Galton, 31 March 1870  and n.  8. A second edition of Hereditary …
  • … See letter from Francis Galton, 31 March 1870 . Abraham Dee Bartlett was assisting Galton …
  • … Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. …
  • … 5 Bertie Terrace | Leamington April 8 1870 My dear Darwin The white nose and vertical bar …

From Francis Galton   1 June 1870

Summary

Thanks CD for his help and encouragement in his series of experiments [to test Pangenesis].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7212

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  • … From Francis Galton   1 June 1870
  • … DAR 105: 19–20 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 1 June 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW. June 1. 1870 My dear Darwin Though I have no new litter to report, & …
  • … s last known letter to CD is dated 12 May 1870. Galton was testing CD’s hypothesis of …
  • … See letter from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.  2, and Galton 1871 . Galton was …
  • … process of ‘defibrinisation’, see the letter from Francis Galton, 8 April 1870  and n.  4. …

From Francis Galton   17 March 1870

Summary

Experiments are not going well, but the quantity of blood transfused was small.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7139

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  • … From Francis Galton   17 March 1870
  • … DAR 105: 7–8 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 17 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW March 17 1870 My dear Darwin. No good news. — Bartlet apprised me this …
  • … letter from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.  2. Galton was trying to ‘mongrelise’ …
  • … breeding from them ( Galton 1871 , p.  396). Galton next wrote on Tuesday 22 March 1870. …

From Francis Galton   25 June 1870

Summary

Two, perhaps all three, doe [rabbits] are sterile after the transfusions; will try another method.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7245

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  • … From Francis Galton   25 June 1870
  • … DAR 105: A21–2 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 25 June 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from Francis Galton, 15 March 1870  and n.  2. See Galton 1871 , pp.  402–3. On …
  • … Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. …
  • … 42 Rutland Gate SW June 25— 1870 My dear Darwin A curious and, it may be, very interesting …

From Francis Galton   26 April 1870

Summary

Rabbits still running true; hopes to increase alien blood to 30%.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7175

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  • … From Francis Galton   26 April 1870
  • … DAR 105: A15–16 Francis Galton Leamington 26 Apr 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … test CD’s hypothesis of pangenesis; his last letter was on 8 April 1870. Violetta Galton. …

From Francis Galton   28 June 1870

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[William Rathbone] Greg is author [of "Failure of ""natural selection"" in the case of man", Fraser’s Magazine 78 (1868): 353–62].

Comments on findings in J. M. Duncan [Fecundity, fertility, sterility and allied topics (1866)].

Saw A. D. Bartlett about monkeys.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: B160–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7249

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  • … From Francis Galton   28 June 1870
  • … DAR 80: B160–1 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 28 June 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in London; Bartlett was the superintendent. See letter from Francis Galton, 25 June 1870 . …
  • … CD was in London from 24 June to 1 July 1870 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)); no letter to …

From Francis Galton   15 March 1870

Summary

Interim report on the experiments with rabbits [to test Pangenesis].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7133

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  • … From Francis Galton   15 March 1870
  • … DAR 105: 5–6 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 15 Mar 1870 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Pearson, Karl. 1914–30. …

From Francis Galton   8 November 1875

Summary

Responds to suggestions and criticisms CD made to "theory of heredity" [see 10245].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A88–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10250

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  • … read by him at the Brit. Assoc n .  in 1870, had given me additional fear that there was …
  • … the Advancement of Science at Liverpool in 1870, but it was not published (see Report of …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science (1870), Transactions of the sections, p. 134). …

From Francis Galton   26 May 1872

Summary

Again seeks help with his rabbits; hopes one of CD’s men can take them.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8352

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  • … phenomena called spiritual, during the years 1870–73. Quarterly Journal of Science n.s. 4: …
  • … in the Quarterly Journal of Science (Crookes 1870 and 1871) and published a further one in …

From Francis Galton   9 January 1871

Summary

Definite results have been delayed, but he is optimistic.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7432

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  • … 18, letter from Francis Galton, 31 March 1870  and nn.  5 and 6). There is an annotated …
  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Gould, Benjamin Apthorp. …

From Francis Galton   24 September 1875

Summary

Sends a lecture CD wished to see

and corrects himself about the twins.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10169

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  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Pearson, Karl. 1914–30. …

From Francis Galton   22 September 1875

Summary

Thinks CD’s case of twins with crooked fingers may be one from his twin study.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A80–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10163

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  • … for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905. Pearson, Karl. 1914–30. The life, …

From Francis Galton   13 September 1871

Summary

Is turning to experiments with rats, "Siamesed together" for cross-circulation.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7938

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  • … of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Post Office London directory : Post- …

From Francis Galton   11 December 1869

Summary

Asks CD’s advice on procuring rabbits for experiments [to test Pangenesis by transfusing alien blood into does and breeding from them].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 105: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7026

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  • … of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Marginalia : Charles Darwin’s …

From Francis Galton   19 April 1872

Summary

Has attended one more séance, which he describes; tells of the freedom investigators have to check, although they cannot prearrange, experiments.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A53–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8293

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  • … Crookes had investigated and tested Home in 1870, and concluded that Home possessed a …

From Francis Galton to Francis Darwin   7 April 1871

Summary

CD will take care of the eight little rabbits. FG outlines their future.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A25–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7662

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  • … Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. …

From Francis Galton   25 April 1871

Summary

Upset to learn he has misrepresented CD’s doctrine on Pangenesis [in Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 19 (1871): 393–410]. Hopes that CD’s letter to Nature [3 (1871): 502–3; Collected papers 2: 165–7] will clarify the doctrine and attract attention to it.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: 28–29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7717

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  • … Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 19 (1870–1): 393–410. Variation : The variation …
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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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  • … The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The …
  • … machine’  ( letter to Charles Lyell, 25 December [1870] ). Finishing Descent; …
  • … some weeks’  ( letter to Albert Günther, 13 January [1870] ). Darwin was still working hard on …
  • … I shall be’  ( letter to H. E. Darwin, [8 February 1870] ). She had previously read proof-sheets …
  • … shd. turn parson?’ ( letter to H. E. Darwin, [8 February 1870] ). Henrietta disagreed: ‘Certainly …
  • … of man!’ ( letter from H. E. Darwin, [after 8 February 1870] ). Darwin was also encouraged …
  • … sense of mankind’ ( letter to F. P. Cobbe, 23 March [1870?] ). Cobbe accused Darwin of smiling in …
  • … great philosophy?’ ( letter from F. P. Cobbe, 28 March [1870?] ). Humans as animals: ears …
  • … [1868] ; this volume, letter to Thomas Woolner, 10 March [1870] ). Darwin included Woolner’s …
  • … findings ( letter from James Crichton-Browne, 15 March 1870 ). Indeed, Darwin noted the same …
  • … bane of existence!’ ( letter to William Ogle, 9 November 1870 ). Researching expression: …
  • … spirits were white ( letter from W. W. Reade, 9 November 1870 ). Keen for more evidence of …
  • … hurting it much?’ ( letter to A. D. Bartlett, 5 January [1870] ). Darwin made a similar request of …
  • … not succeed’ ( letter to James Crichton-Browne, 8 June [1870] ). Darwin’s queries were part …
  • … of a baby’s brows ( letter from L. C. Wedgwood, [5 May 1870] ). He also wrote to a leading Dutch …
  • … on this subject’  ( letter from F. C. Donders, 17 May 1870 ). Human evolution: debates and …
  • … more fully in a collection of essays published in April 1870 (Wallace 1870a). Wallace wrote to …
  • … naturalist’ (letter to A. R.Wallace, 26 January [1870]). Despite their increasing …
  • … in one sense rivals’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 20 April [1870] ). Darwin alluded here to the …
  • … No one but yourself’ ( letter from H. W. Bates, 20 May 1870 ). Darwin very rarely used the …
  • … never  write reviews’ ( letter to H. W. Bates, [22 May 1870] ). St George Jackson Mivart …
  • … to answer objectors’ ( letter to W. H. Flower, 25 March [1870] ). In his letters to Mivart, Darwin …
  • … on the Primates’ ( letter to St G. J. Mivart, 23 April [1870] ). He also tried to recruit Mivart’s …
  • … lump of granite’ ( letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870 ). Mivart hinted that his …
  • … his “origin” ( letter from St G. J. Mivart, 25 April 1870 ). In his critical essays (later revised …
  • … Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs français  (Quatrefages 1870), that gave a detailed account, as …
  • … many others’  ( letter to Armand de Quatrefages, 28 May [1870] ). Quatrefages had …
  • … discord’  ( letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 30 March 1870 ). In proposing Darwin for election, …
  • … them’  ( letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 18 July 1870 ). The assertion had been made by Emile …

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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  • … Brooke, C.A.J. 30 Nov 1870 Sarawak, Borneo …
  • … Crichton-Browne, James 15 March 1870 West Riding …
  • … Crichton-Browne, James 18 March 1870 Down, Kent, …
  • … Donders, F.C. 27 May 1870 Utrecht, Netherlands …
  • … Forbes, David 13 June 1870 Portman Square, London W. …
  • … Nicol, Patrick 13 May 1870 Sussex Lunatic Asylum, …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. [c.8 or 9 Apr 1870] Accra, West …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 4 June 1870 Lagos, Africa …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 3 Sept 1870 Conservative Club, St …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 9 Nov 1870 11 St Mary Abbot's …
  • … Weale, J.P.M. [25 May 1870] Bedford, Cape of Good …
  • … Weir, J.J. 27 June 1870 Blackheath, London, England …

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 7124 - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [8 February 1870] Darwin seeks Henrietta’s …
  • … Letter 7329 - Murray , J. to Darwin, [28 September 1870] Written shortly before …
  • … Letter 7331 - Darwin to Murray, J., [29 September 1870] Darwin asks Murray to …
  • … Letter 7177 - Cupples, G. to Darwin, [29 April 1870] George Cupples tells Darwin about a …

Francis Darwin

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Known to his family as ‘Frank’, Charles Darwin’s seventh child himself became a distinguished scientist. He was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, initially studying mathematics, but then transferring to natural sciences.  Francis completed…

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  • … honours in the natural sciences tripos in December 1870. The small amount of surviving …
  • … I appear to you’ (letter to Francis Darwin,  18 October [1870] ). Subsequently Francis …

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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  • … behaviour of her dog (letter from J. L. Gray, 14 February 1870 ), she also passed on information …

Casting about: Darwin on worms

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Earthworms were the subject of a citizen science project to map the distribution of earthworms across Britain (BBC Today programme, 26 May 2014). The general understanding of the role earthworms play in improving soils and providing nutrients for plants to…

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  • … on my mind’ ( letter to W. T. Preyer, 17 February [1870 ])) that without earthworms aerating the …

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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  • … more litters & no happy results”, he wrote on 26 April 1870 . In the following year, Galton …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … of Descent (letter to H. E. Darwin, [8 February 1870] ). Audio of more …

Darwin and Gender Projects by Harvard Students

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Working in collaboration with Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Myrna Perez, Darwin Correspondence Project staff developed a customised set of 'Darwin and Gender' themed resources for a course on Gender, Sex and Evolution first taught at Harvard…

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  • … grateful I shall be.”(Letter to Darwin, H. E., [8 Feb 1870] ) Although Miranda acknowledges that …

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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  • … ideas to humans.  After his election as MP for Maidstone in 1870, Lubbock tried at Darwin’s request …
  • … Lubbock’s Origin of civilisation , published in 1870 as Darwin was completing Descent, was …
  • … good of my internal viscera’ ( to John Lubbock, 21 July [1870] ). It seems what principally gave …

Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870

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This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues around the world; letters by the critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and by admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of…

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  • … you owe any more … Darwin to his son Francis, 1870. …

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 7179 - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [5 May 1870] Darwin’s niece, Lucy, …
  • … Letter 7124 - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [8 February 1870] Darwin seeks Henrietta’s …
  • … Letter 7123 - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [March 1870] Darwin thanks his daughter, …

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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  • … & I feel deeply for you. ( Letter to F. C. Donders, 19 May 1870 )     …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … Letter 7123 - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [March 1870] Darwin thanks his daughter, …
  • … Letter 7329 – Murray, J. to Darwin, [28 September 1870] Written shortly before the …

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 7314 - Kovalevsky, S. to Darwin, [1 September 1870] Sophia Kovalevsky accepts …
  • … Letter 7329 - Murray, J. to Darwin, [28 September 1870] Written shortly before the …

Moral Nature

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In Descent of Man, Darwin argued that human morality had evolved from the social instincts of animals, especially the bonds of sympathy and love. Darwin gathered observations over many decades on animal behavior: the heroic sacrifices of social insects,…

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  • … Letter 7145 : Darwin to Cobbe, F. P. 23 March [1870?] Darwin met the religious writer and …
  • … Letter 7149 : Cobbe, F. P. to Darwin, 28 March [1870?] "I more than suspect you of a …

Power of movement in plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Family experiments Darwin was an active and engaged father during his children's youth, involving them in his experiments and even occasionally using them as observational subjects. When his children…

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  • … Letter 7346 - Darwin to Francis Darwin, 18 October 1870 Darwin writes to Francis to …

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

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Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, with full debunking below...

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  • … Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, …

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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  • … the basis for a new German edition (Bronn and Carus trans. 1870), prepared by Julius Victor Carus, …
  • … own evolutionary views and critical commentary (Royer trans. 1870). Darwin complained to Hooker, …
  • … work some hours daily’ ( letter to Anton Dohrn, 4 January 1870 ). Darwin’s health was generally …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … Morning Star in 1862 (see Animal World , 1 January 1870, p. 75, 1 February 1872, p. 66). The …
  • … of a prize for a humane trap ( Animal World , 1 January 1870, p. 75). The prize was still …
  • … England and Wales every night ( Animal World , 1 January 1870, p. 75). Under these circumstances, …
  • … Star , 8 December 1862 (see Animal World , 1 January 1870, p. 75). 5 Animal baiting, …
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