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From C.-F. Reinwald   14 May 1873

Summary

Samuel Pozzi’s translation of Expression progressing slowly.

J. J. Moulinié’s translation of Descent is stylistically poor, which may account for low sales.

Difficult to find European naturalists to translate CD’s works. They would rather write books on "Darwinisme" under their own names.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8911

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Barbier translated Journal of researches (1870) under the title Voyage d’un naturaliste …
  • … trans.  1875). Journal of researches (1870) , a reprint of Journal of researches (1860) , …
  • … Badsey, Stephen. 2003. The Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1871 . Oxford: Osprey Publishing. …
  • … in the text of the english edition of 1870, which we have in hands. In the same time we …
  • … John Murray. 1860. Journal of researches (1870): Journal of researches into the natural …
  • … command of Capt. FitzRoy RN. By Charles Darwin. New edition. London: John Murray. 1870. …

To T. W. Higginson   27 February [1873]

Summary

Praises TWH’s Army life in a black regiment [1870]. CD always thought well of Negroes, and is delighted to have his impressions confirmed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Date:  27 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  LL 3: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8790

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Praises TWH’s Army life in a black regiment [1870]. CD always thought well of Negroes, and …
  • … Press. 1985–. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 1870. Army life in a black regiment . Boston: …
  • … experiences during that time ( Higginson 1870 ). Higginson devoted a chapter to describing …

From S. W. Moore   [1 October 1873]

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Information for CD’s use in investigating digestion by Drosera.

Author:  Samuel William Moore
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9082

Matches: 4 hits

  • … London: John Murray. 1875. Tegetmeier, William Bernhard. 1870. The value of gelatin as …
  • … food. Food Journal , 1 September 1870, pp. 444–5. …
  • … could have affected the results. In 1870, William Bernhard Tegetmeier had stated, ‘The …
  • … support life when given alone’ ( Tegetmeier 1870 ). In Insectivorous plants , p.  104, CD …

From J. D. Hooker   30 August 1873

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Identifies three plants sent by CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 77: 173; DAR 209.6: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9034

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  • … Uppsala: n.p. M’Nab, William Ramsay. 1870. Experiments on the transpiration of watery …
  • … fluid by leaves. [Read 10 November 1870. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Botanical Society [of Edinburgh] 11 (1870–3): 45–65. …
  • … of watery fluid by leaves’ ( M’Nab 1870 , p.  54), concluded that leaves did not absorb …

From J. V. Carus   [before 8 May 1873]

Summary

Publisher [Schweizerbart] has seen CD’s new book advertised [Cross and self-fertilisation] and wishes to publish a German translation of it.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 May 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8890

Matches: 2 hits

  • … ODNB ). See Correspondence vol.  18, letters from J.  V.  Carus, 16 April [1870] and …
  • … 18 April 1870. CD’s annotation is a note for his letter to Carus of 8 May [1873]. …

From C.-F. Reinwald   4 March 1873

Summary

Recounts the difficulties in preparing the French translation of Origin: the 1870 war, the illness and death of J. J. Moulinié, the alterations and additions from the 6th English edition. Despite competition from Royer’s three editions, Reinwald is contemplating a new edition.

Descent, vol. 1, has almost sold out. Offers CD £40 for rights to reprint a corrected version of Descent.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8797

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the French translation of Origin : the 1870 war, the illness and death of J. J. Moulinié, …
  • … work on the origins of civilisation (Lubbock 1870 and Lubbock 1873). The first and second …
  • … 1862, Royer trans.  1866, and Royer trans.  1870). Reinwald published a new translation of …

To George Cupples   28 April [1873]

Summary

Asks whether GC knows who gave CD a scolding in last Edinburgh Review [Apr 1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  28 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, MS. 84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8886

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  • … Bran was a deer-hound that Cupples had given CD in 1870 (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 18, letter from George Cupples, 14 November 1870 ). …

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

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  • … Leopold. -Carol. Dtsch. Akad. Naturforsch. 33 (1870) no. 3], which shows the intermediates …
  • … deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher 35 (1870): (3d paper) 1–16. ] Moggridge, John …

To F. P. Cobbe?   18 March [1873?]

Summary

CD has discovered correspondent intends to present a petition to the House of Commons on which CD’s is the sole signature. Asks that his name be erased unless other signatures are added.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  18 Mar [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8814

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  • … Lubbock was MP for Maidstone, Kent, from 1870 until 1880. Although Lubbock had a country …
  • … to Parliament by local communities between 1870 and 1873 in support of the Women’s …
  • … The bill was introduced by Jacob Bright in 1870, when it passed a first reading but was …

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

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  • … Science (1869): 256–60. Meehan, Thomas. 1870. On two classes of male flowers in Castanea, …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science (1870): 282–4. Origin 6th ed. : The origin of …
  • … plants to produce yellow leaves ( Meehan 1870 , pp.  283–4). CD had discussed colour in …

To J. D. Hooker   17 February 1873

Summary

Is drawing up the account of his crossing experiments. Requests JDH to add the families after nine genera, the names of which he encloses. Whenever there is no objection he would like to arrange the families in some sort of natural order.

Recommends Spalding’s article on instinct in Macmillan’s Magazine [27 (1873): 265–81].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 257–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8769

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Murray. 1876. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1870. The student’s flora of the British Islands. …
  • … in his Vegetable kingdom . J.  D.  Hooker 1870 . CD refers to Hooker’s ‘Synopsis of the …

From Lajos Felméri   3 January 1873

Summary

Thanks for copy of Expression. Notes on expression among the Széklers.

Sends a copy of his book of travels in Scotland.

Author:  Lajos Felméri
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8723

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  • … The photographs and the book ( Felméri 1870 ) have not been found in the Darwin Archive– …
  • … London: John Murray. 1872. Felméri, Lajos. 1870. Úti levelek Skóciából. [Travel letters …

From A. W. Bennett   16 March 1873

Summary

Thanks for CD’s regrets at AWB’s leaving Nature.

Plans English editions of Asa Gray’s books [How plants grow; How plants behave].

Other publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8811

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  • … Botany ) 9 (1867): 1–118. Sachs, Julius. 1870. Lehrbuch der Botanik nach dem gegenwärtigen …
  • … s textbook of botany into English ( Sachs 1870 , 1875). Bennett’s abstract of Friedrich …

From Hermann Müller   19 May 1873

Summary

Praises Expression.

Reports on Fritz Müller’s observations of cross- and self-fertilisation. HM will cultivate the two forms [i.e., mainly self-fertilised and mainly cross-fertilised] in the way CD has described.

He continues his observation of wild flowers. Encloses drawing of Viola tricolor with notes on its self-fertility.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 76: B181–2, DAR 77: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8907

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  • … his brother, Fritz Müller (see F.  Müller 1868, 1870, 1872–3, and 1869). CD drew on Fritz …
  • … Nr.  39), Tabernaemontana echinata (Bot. Z.  1870.  p.  274. ), and Abutilon (Jenaische …
  • … of my brothers trials, except Bot. Zeit.  1870.  p.  274. , of which I do not possess any …

From Francis Darwin   14 August [1873]

Summary

Has found Lathyrus maritima on the cliffs near Barmouth.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9009F

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  • … Press. 1985–. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1870. The student’s flora of the British Islands. …
  • … is naturalised in places (see J.  D.  Hooker 1870 , p.  104). Francis also refers to Mary …

From Anton Dohrn   7 June 1873

Summary

News of Naples Zoological Station developments.

His remarks on physiology in the Academy were aimed at Prof. Ludwig and his school.

The usual "exact" methods in experimental physiology want only a little pushing to put an end to superstition.

Recounts how he had worked out the explanation of Rhizocephala morphology via the Anelasma – an example of both the power of inheritance and the power of genealogical investigation. R. Kossman’s work has now confirmed AD’s explanation.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8937

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  • … University Press. 1985–. Dohrn, Anton. 1870. Untersuchungen über Bau und Entwicklung der …
  • … and development of arthropods ( Dohrn 1870 ). He had published two further papers in the …
  • … the subject when he visited CD on 26 September 1870. Dohrn’s reminiscence of the visit is …

From T. W. Higginson   30 March 1873

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Pleased CD enjoyed his book [Outdoor papers (1871)].

Rejoices at CD’s kindly feelings toward the coloured race.

The Index is in financial trouble due to F. E. Abbot’s unworldliness.

Agassiz is setting up a summer school for natural history off the Massachusetts coast. His pupils develop more liberal scientific opinions than Agassiz’s.

Encloses some notes on expression.

Author:  Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8830

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  • … String Press. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 1870. Army life in a black regiment . Boston: …
  • … Expression , pp.  154–5. ) Higginson 1870 . CD believed that infants did not blush, …

From Friedrich Hildebrand   23 May 1873

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Sends results of his observations of cross- and self-fertilisation of Hypecoum grandiflorum and Eschscholzia californica [see Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 331–2].

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 76: B179–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8920

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  • … highly self-sterile, citing Hildebrand 1870, p.  464. Hypecoum grandiflorum is now H.   …
  • … had found it to be in Germany (see Hildebrand 1870, p.  467). CD received a copy of Die …

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … H. C. A. Campagne. Lemattre, Gustave. 1870. La transfusion du sang et la vie des élémens …
  • … men, Revue des deux Mondes 15 Janvier 1870 p.  399–402 and Fecquier, l’Année scientifique, …
  • … van Zouteveen cites pages from Lemattre 1870 , where the experiments of Charles Édouard …

From James Crichton-Browne   16 April 1873

Summary

Sends 15 studies in expression, acted by his wife.

Describes David Ferrier’s experiments on electrical brain stimulation of animals; these show direct relation between convolutions of the brain and groups of muscles [West Riding Asylum Med. Rep. (July 1873)].

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8861

Matches: 2 hits

  • … had its own photographic studio possibly from 1870 or earlier (see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … letter from James Crichton-Browne, 6 June 1870 ; Pearn 2010 , p.  168). The photographs of …
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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

Summary

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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