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To August Weismann   1 and 4 May 1875

Summary

Comments on AW’s work [Studien zur Descendenz-Theorie, vol. 1 (1875)].

On seasonal dimorphism in Lepidoptera in relation to sexual selection.

Discusses evolutionary reversion.

Comments on birds’ avoiding brightly coloured caterpillars. Offers references on subject.

Alpheus Hyatt says Franz Hilgendorf mistaken [about Planorbis multiformis].

Quotes from letter from J. J. Weir on birds’ rejection of brightly-coloured caterpillars.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  1 and 4 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9965

Matches: 6 hits

  • … in the Transactions of the Entomological Society of London ( Weir 1869  and Weir 1870 ). …
  • … of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 2 (1870–1): 161–450. Descent 2d ed. : The descent of …
  • … London (1869): 21–6. Weir, John Jenner. 1870. Further observations on the relation between …
  • … and the edibility of Lepidoptera and their larvae. [Read 4 July 1870. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Entomological Society of London (1870): 337–9. Weismann, August. 1872. Ueber den …
  • … to the work of Weir ( Weir 1869  and Weir 1870 ) and Charles Valentine Riley ( Riley 1869– …

From Thomas Belt   3 April 1875

Summary

Sends reference to Codrington paper on gravels ["The superficial deposits of the south of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 26 (1870): 3–28]. Comments on local gravels in railway cutting and the violent agency of their removal from hills.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9912

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  • … Bibliography Codrington, Thomas. 1870. On the superficial deposits of the South of …
  • … and the Isle of Wight. [Read 8 June 1870. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of …
  • … of Wight", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 26 (1870): 3–28]. Comments on local gravels in railway …
  • … about Thomas Codrington’s paper ( Codrington 1870 ), but the two probably discussed it in …

To George Rolleston   2 September [1875]

Summary

Thanks for GR’s "Address" [see 10141].

Wishes he had not quoted Bagehot’s remark [in Descent 1: 239] about decrease in savage populations. Interest in subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  2 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.6119/68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10150

Matches: 3 hits

  • … because of the brain power required by the use of language ( C. Wright 1870 , p.  295). …
  • … 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Wright, Chauncey. 1870. [Review of Contributions to …
  • … natural selection , by Alfred Russel Wallace, 1870. ] North American Review 111: 282–311. …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   16 July 1875

Summary

Thanks for JSBS’s essays; wishes he had said something on Lister’s observations. Speculates on the fungoid nature of smallpox and why there is seldom re-infection.

Discusses digestion by Drosera, the action of its secretion being the same as that of gastric juice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  16 July 1875
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10070

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  • … London: Macmillan. Burdon Sanderson, John. 1870. On the intimate pathology of contagion. …
  • … for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905. Strick, James. 2000. Sparks of life: …
  • … of the medical officer of the Privy Council; 1870 (c. 208) XXXVIII.591), which contained a …
  • … of contagion’ ( Burdon Sanderson 1870 ). A copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. …

To T. H. Huxley   14 January 1875

Summary

Is alarmed by the petitions against vivisection that are being circulated. Believes there is scope for reasonable legislation and would like to see eminent physiologists prepare a petition so that the science could be protected and animals saved from needless suffering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  14 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9817

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  • … the 41st Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1870): 144. ) …
  • … Need of a bill ( Cobbe  1904 , p. 629). In 1870, at the meeting of the British Association …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science (1870): lxii). The subcommittee appointed to …
  • … the report of B r Assoc n at Liverpool (1870) signed by B.  Sanderson, Flower, Humphry & …

From J. V. Carus   5 February 1875

Summary

New [3d] German edition of Descent will soon be out.

Will begin translating Journal of researches, which will be first volume of CD’s collected works.

JVC has proposed bringing out all CD’s botanical papers in one or two volumes.

Errata in Descent enclosed.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9841

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  • … researches 2d ed. , published in 1845; another reprint had been issued in 1870 ( Journal …
  • … of researches (1870) ). Carus’s translation of Journal of researches (Carus trans.  1875b) …
  • … John Murray. 1860. Journal of researches (1870): Journal of researches into the natural …
  • … Darwin. New edition. London: John Murray. 1870. Journal of researches 2d ed. : Journal of …

To J. J. Weir   5 July 1875

Summary

Discusses case of Cytisus graft described by JJW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  5 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10043

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  • … the letter from J.  J.  Weir, 27 June 1870 ( Correspondence vol.  18). Weir had described …
  • … 18, letter from J.  J.  Weir, 27 June 1870 ). In Variation 1: 390 n. 94, CD had described …
  • … your case very peculiar? Your letter is dated 1870, and I should like to know whether the …

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). …

To J. J. Weir   1 May 1875

Summary

August Weismann is interested in JJW’s experiments on birds and the caterpillars they eat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  1 May 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.468)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9962

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  • … and their larvae ( Weir 1869  and Weir 1870 ). Charles Valentine Riley, state entomologist …
  • … London (1869): 21–6. Weir, John Jenner. 1870. Further observations on the relation between …
  • … and the edibility of Lepidoptera and their larvae. [Read 4 July 1870. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Entomological Society of London (1870): 337–9. …

From G. Chiantore to John Murray   18 May 1875

Summary

Editor of L’Unione, Turin, would publish an Italian edition of Variation if the clichés of the English edition were made available at not more than £10.

Author:  G. Chiantore
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  18 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9981

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  • … was translated into Italian and began printing in April 1870 (see Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter from Giovanni Canestrini, 21 April 1870 ), but was never published. Chiantore was …

To Daniel Oliver   [15 December 1875]

Summary

Ferdinand Cohn has already sent a copy of his article, [possibly: "Über die Function der Blasen von Aldrovanda und Utricularia", Beitr. Biol. Pflanz. 1 (1870–5) pt 3: 71–89].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 65 (EH 88206048)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10298

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  • … der Blasen von Aldrovanda und Utricularia ", Beitr. Biol. Pflanz. 1 (1870–5) pt 3: 71–89]. …

From R. F. Cooke   26 May 1875

Summary

A set of electros of the woodcuts to Variation was sent to an Italian publisher in 1869, but no reply or payment has been made since then.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 453
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9995

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  • … In 1870, CD heard that the publisher Nicola Zanichelli, who had intended to publish an …
  • … 18, letter from Giovanni Canestrini, 21 April 1870 ). The Italian translation of the first …

To F. P. Cobbe   [14 January 1875]

Summary

Explains why he cannot sign Miss Cobbe’s anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [14 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814F

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  • … to report on animal experimentation at the 1870 meeting of the British Association for the …
  • … is atrocious. I would gladly sign the Report (1870) of the British Assoc. but I could not …

From Giovanni Canestrini   29 July 1875

Summary

Italian translation of Variation will at last be published; will await second [English] edition to incorporate corrections.

Asks permission to translate Expression.

The second [Italian] edition of Origin is now in press.

Author:  Giovanni Canestrini
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10102

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  • … 1868 ). On problems with the publisher Nicola Zanichelli in 1870, see Correspondence vol. …
  • … from Giovanni Canestrini, 21 April 1870 ). An Italian translation based on Variation 2d …

From Julius Sachs   4 July 1875

Summary

Thanks for Insectivorous plants.

Has just finished his Geschichte der Botanik [1875].

Compares action of Drosera glands to action of sprouting embryo and to action of roots in absorbing minerals.

Author:  Julius Sachs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10042

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  • … zu Bonn) 21: 97–9. Sachs, Julius. 1870. Lehrbuch der Botanik nach dem gegenwärtigen Stand …
  • … second and third German editions ( Sachs 1870  and 1873), as well as an annotated French …

From J. J. Weir   7 July 1875

Summary

Yellow and purple flowers occur on plant grafted with Cytisus purpureus, but only on separate racemes. Only yellow blooms seed.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10050

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  • … 18, letter from J.  J.  Weir, 27 June 1870 . Hedera helix is the common or English ivy. …

From J. J. Weir   6 July 1875

Summary

Yellow flowers occurring on a purple Cytisus grafted onto a yellow stock.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10044

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  • … refers to his letter to CD of 27 June 1870 ( Correspondence vol.  18). Weir had described …

From Joseph Fayrer   31 August 1875

Summary

Sends a copy of his book [The royal tiger of Bengal (1875)].

Author:  Joseph Fayrer, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10142

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  • … from several tiger hunts in 1855 and 1870 ( ibid. , pp. 75–99). Fayrer had informed CD of …

From W. H. Scott   13 November 1875

Summary

Gives an example of the power of reasoning shown by dogs.

Author:  William Henry Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10259

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  • … from W. R. Scott to E. B. Tylor, 28 June 1870, and Correspondence vol. 22, letter from G. …

To T. M. Hughes   24 May 1875

Summary

Reports some details of the geological tour he took with Sedgwick in North Wales in 1831. Recalls how neither he nor Sedgwick saw the obvious signs of past glaciation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (Archive DDF Box 720)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9993

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  • … 11 [October 1868] ; Correspondence vol. 18, letter from Adam Sedgwick, 30 May 1870 ). …
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Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

Summary

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

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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

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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  • … 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

Summary

Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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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

Summary

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

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

Casting about: Darwin on worms

Summary

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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