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To G. H. Darwin   22 January 1873

Summary

Concerned about GHD’s health. Sends a prescription for a cough mixture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8747

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   22 January 1873
  • … DAR 210.1: 8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Jan 1873 George Howard Darwin …
  • … Darwin had left for France on 10 January 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). A coupé was …

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1873]

Summary

Distressed by the poor health of GHD and Horace. Asks them to come home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8799

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   5 March [1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Mar [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … to Emma Darwin sent from Cannes in February 1873, George recounted a meeting with Edward …
  • … this letter and the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 January 1873 . George Howard Darwin …
  • … and Horace Darwin left home on 10 January 1873 to travel to Cannes (Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … 242); letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 January 1873 ). Two of George’s letters to Emma Darwin …
  • … G.  H.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 27 February [1873] (DAR 210.2: 25)); he and Horace had also …
  • … Montague Street, London, from 15 March 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Robert Waring …

To G. H. Darwin   [3 April 1873]

Summary

Anxious to have GHD come home because of his poor health. Recommends Huxley’s physician (Andrew Clark) – an advocate of milk diet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8839

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [3 April 1873] …
  • … 210.1: 10 Charles Robert Darwin London, Montague St, 16 [3 Apr 1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … G.  H.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, [6? March 1873] (DAR 210.2: 27)). He had been suffering …
  • … DAR 242), George arrived in London on 5 April 1873. Andrew Clark was Thomas Henry Huxley’s …
  • … 16 Montague Street, London, from 15 March to 10 April 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … In 1873, the Thursday before 10 April was 3 April. …
  • … George had been in Cannes, France, since January 1873 (letter from G.  H.  Darwin …
  • … to H.  E.  Darwin, 25 January 1873 (DAR 210.2: 24)). He had written to Emma Darwin that he …

To G. H. Darwin   2 August [1873]

Summary

Thinks highly of GHD’s article [probably "On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage", Contemp. Rev. 22 (1873): 412–26]. A good omen for the future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8997

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   2 August [1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 11 Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Aug [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … to liberty of marriage", Contemp. Rev. 22 (1873): 412–26]. A good omen for the future. …
  • … Darwin 1873b), was published in Contemporary Review , August 1873. Erasmus Alvey Darwin. …

To G. H. Darwin   3 October [1873]

Summary

CD thinks GHD’s letter is an excellent clarification [of CD’s conjectural view on the elimination of useless parts in species], but does not want to publish it as his [CD’s] own. Asks GHD to think carefully before he publishes it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9085

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   3 October [1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 12 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Oct [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … see n.  3, below). See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [before 3 October 1873] . CD had …
  • … published a letter in Nature , 25 September 1873, pp.  431–2, headed ‘On the males and …
  • … see letter to Nature , 20 September [1873]). George had drafted a clarification of CD’s …
  • … see letter to Nature from G.  H.  Darwin, 4 October [1873]); George’s letter was published …
  • … in the issue of 16 October 1873. The second part of CD’s letter in Nature (see n.  2, …
  • … residence at Trinity College in October 1873 ( ODNB ). Both George and his cousin Edmund …
  • … Clark about their health (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [before 3 October 1873] ). …

To G. H. Darwin   12 October [1873]

Summary

Asks GHD whether he can tell him what inclination a polished or waxy leaf ought to hold to the horizon in order to let vertical rain rebound off as much as possible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9096

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   12 October [1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 13 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Oct [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … magazines’ in the Spectator , 11 October 1873, pp.  1283–4, included comments on George’s …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 September [1873] , and letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 ( …

To G. H. Darwin   21 October [1873]

Summary

CD gives his criticisms of GHD’s essay on religion and the moral sense. Urges him to delay publishing for some months and then to consider whether it is new and important enough to counterbalance the effects of its publication. J. S. Mill would never have influenced the age as he has done had he not refrained from expressing his religious convictions. Cites John Morley’s Life of Voltaire [1872]: direct attacks produce little effect; real good comes from slow and silent side attacks. "My advice is to pause, pause, pause."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1:14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9105

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   21 October [1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1:14 Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Oct [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … at Down from 25 September to 22 October 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD refers to …
  • … the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 24 [October 1873] . George’s essay on religion and the moral …
  • … refers to Matthew Arnold, who had sent CD Literature & dogma (Arnold 1873); see letter to …
  • … Matthew Arnold, 9 February [1873] . …
  • … In Arnold 1873, p.  43 n.  1, Arnold wrote: ‘All good and fruitful prayer is in truth, …
  • … and more real. ’ John Stuart Mill’s Autobiography (J.  S.  Mill 1873) was published in the …
  • … second half of October 1873 ( Publishers’ …
  • … Circular 1873, p.  774); it …
  • … reviewed in the Daily News , 18 October 1873, p.  2. Albert Venn Dicey and Richard Buckley …

To G. H. Darwin   24 [October 1873]

Summary

"It is a fearfully difficult moral problem about speaking out on religion, & I have never been able to make up my mind."

An Irishman, a "grand breeder" of short-horns, declared at lunch that CD’s books had been "a great help to [him] in breeding!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 [Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9111

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   24 [October 1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 15 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 [Oct 1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 21 October [ 1873] and n.  4. Henrietta Emma Litchfield. …
  • … Horace Darwin. See letter to John Downing, 20 October [1873] , and letter from …
  • … John Downing, 13 November 1873 . …
  • … between this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 21 October [1873] , and the letter from …
  • … John Downing, 13 November 1873 . The letter has not been found. James Clerk Maxwell’ …
  • … subject to forces of any kind’ (Maxwell 1873) was full of equations. CD refers to Albert …

To G. H. Darwin   15 November [1873]

Summary

CD writes about organising a subscription for Dohrn’s Zoological Station at Naples. Has drawn up a draft circular for naturalists to sign to show their support for the Station.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  The National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103A/1/1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9142

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   15 November [1873] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead 15 Nov [1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … this letter and the letter from F.  M.  Balfour, 11 November 1873 . See letter from F.   …
  • … M.  Balfour, 11 November 1873 . CD refers to Francis Maitland Balfour and Anton Dohrn. CD …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 15 November 1873 . CD’s original draft of the circular is …

To G. H. Darwin   [17 November 1873]

Summary

Sorry to hear of GHD’s poor health – he could have pleasant society at Cambridge if he were stronger.

Contributes £75 [to a fund for Naples Zoological Station] "if the affair goes on after we hear from Dohrn".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9148

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [17 November 1873] …
  • … 210.1: 16 Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [17 Nov 1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … at Naples (see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] , and letter from T.  H.   …
  • … Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 15 November 1873 ). …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] ; …
  • … in 1873, the Monday following 15 November was 17 November. The letter from G.  H.   …
  • … Darwin has not been found, but see the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873]. …
  • … In October 1873, George moved from London to Trinity College, Cambridge, to pursue a …

To G. H. Darwin   20 November 1873

Summary

CD is looking for editorial assistance in preparing a new edition of Descent, and inquires whether GHD might be interested in taking on such a tedious job.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9157

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   20 November 1873
  • … DAR 210.1: 17 Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Nov 1873 George Howard Darwin …
  • … See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 , and letter from A.   …
  • … R.  Wallace, [19 November 1873] . George Howard Darwin had been suffering with stomach …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [1 October 1873] ); he was a fellow of Trinity College, …
  • … Down Nov 20. 1873 My dear George I have got to prepare a new ed.  of the Descent, & in …

To G. H. Darwin   24 November 1873

Summary

Pleased that GHD will help with second edition of Descent. Cautions him not to alter strength of CD’s expression or improve the style too much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9159

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   24 November 1873
  • … DAR 210.1: 18 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Nov 1873 George Howard Darwin …
  • … See also letter from G.  H.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, [before 24 November 1873] and n.  9. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Nov 24 1873 My dear George You have been a v.  good man to send …
  • … to Emma Darwin, [before 24 November 1873] . George Howard Darwin had agreed to undertake …
  • … the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 20 November 1873 . CD’s publisher, John Murray, had printed …

To G. H. Darwin   [20? August 1874]

Summary

Likes GHD’s article ["Professor Whitney on the origin of language", Contemp. Rev. (1874): 894]. "You have defended me nobly."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [20? Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9711

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  • … of Friedrich Max Müller (Max Müller 1873). It was published in the November issue; the …
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Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved …
  • … A large portion of the letters Darwin received in 1873 were in response to  The expression of the …
  • … to have observed” ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ).  Drosera  was the main focus of …
  • … leaf & branch!” ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 12 January 1873 ). Darwin found that the …
  • … copy of the  Handbook for the physiological laboratory  (1873), a detailed guide to animal …
  • … Darwin’s other main focus of botanical investigation in 1873 was cross- and self-fertilisation, work …
  • … & correlated” ( letter to T. H. Farrer, 14 August 1873 ). Darwin worried, however, that …
  • … when it will be ready” ( letter to John Murray, 4 May [1873] ). Keeping it in the family …
  • … their burrows” ( letter from Francis Darwin, 14 August [1873] ). In September, Darwin …
  • … will be created” ( letter to E. A. Darwin, 20 September 1873 ). Erasmus, who had studied medicine …
  • … work” ( letter from E. A. Darwin, 25 September [1873] ).  Shortly afterwards, it was arranged for …
  • … 1872 and sold quickly. He wrote to Hooker on 12 January [1873] , “Did I ever boast to you on the …
  • … anonymously in the  Edinburgh Review  in April ([Baynes] 1873). Darwin asked one of his Scottish …
  • … before hand” ( letter to George Cupples, 28 April [1873] ). Readers' lives …
  • … letter from L. M. Forster to H. E. Litchfield, 20 February 1873 ). The surgeon Francis Stephen …
  • … ( letter to F. S. B. F. de Chaumont, 3 February [1873] ). Some readers proposed alternative …
  • … that accompanied sexual intercourse? (letter from ?, [1873?]). The Scottish physician William Main …
  • … with the reverse—” ( letter from William Main, 2 April 1873 ). The zoologist Henry Reeks suspected …
  • … and good breeding ( letter from Henry Reeks, 3 March 1873 ). Robert Swinhoe wrote from Ning …
  • … a second dose” ( letter from Robert Swinhoe, 26 March 1873 ). One of the leading …
  • … the jaws” ( letter from James Crichton-Browne, 16 April 1873 ). Crichton-Browne was trying …
  • … the disease ( letter to James Crichton-Browne, 30 December 1873 ). Instinct  In …
  • … to its offspring ( letter from J. T. Moggridge, 1 February 1873 ). Darwin soon became …
  • … shops ( letter to  Nature , [before 13 February 1873] ). Huggins’s letter prompted replies from …
  • … to  Nature  ( letter to  Nature , [before 13 March 1873] ) about a horse who had pulled a mail …
  • … with his finger ( letter to  Nature , [before 3 April 1873] ). Moggridge suggested the …
  • … fellow species” ( letter to  Nature , [before 24 July 1873] ). Character and genius …
  • … as “utopian” ( letter to Francis Galton, 4 January [1873] ). Continuing the line of research he …
  • … money very well” ( letter to Francis Galton, 28 May 1873 ). Among character traits, he listed …
  • … honest & industrious” ( letter to Francis Galton, 28 May 1873 ). Supporting science, …
  • … father ( enclosure to letter from T. H. Huxley, 3 December 1873 ).  In April, Darwin also …

All Darwin's letters from 1873 go online for the anniversary of Origin

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To celebrate the 158th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species on 24 November, the full transcripts and footnotes of over 500 letters from and to Charles Darwin in 1873 are now available online. Read about Darwin's life in 1873 through his…

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  • … of over 500 letters from and to Charles Darwin in 1873 are now available online. We have also …
  • … Here are some highlights from Darwin's correspondence in 1873: I do not think any …
  • … in Drosera.  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 October [1873] ) In 1873, Darwin continued …
  • … work to do  ( Letter to E. A. Darwin, 20 September 1873 ) As well as working on …
  • … of them sold!  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 January [1873] ) Expression of the …
  • … brother.  ( Letter to T. H. Huxley, 23 April 1873 ) Darwin wrote this to Thomas …
  • … and marvellous  ( Letter to Francis Galton, 28 May 1873 ) Darwin was invited to …

Charles Harrison Blackley

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You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820–1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen as the cause of the allergy. Darwin was…

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  • … Darwin was very interested in hay fever. On 14 June [1873] he wrote to Blackley to thank him for …
  • … Aestivus (hay-fever or hay-asthma). And on   5 July 1873 Darwin wrote again, saying:  ‘The …
  • … in every direction. (Letter to C. H. Blackley, 5 July [1873] ) Blackley wrote back …
  • … regions of the atmosphere.  Blackley wrote on 7 July 1873 that his high altitude experiments had …
  • … remained elusive.   He wrote to Darwin on 11 July 1873 : The problem of cure has still …

Frank Chance

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The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

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  • … However, while footnoting a second letter from Chance in 1873, a discovery was made.  This letter …
  • … (Letter from Frank Chance, 31 July–7 August 1873 ) The pony hair turned up in the …
  • … son William’s house near Southampton on 10 August [1873] . William had followed up on a similar …

Darwin and religion: a definitive web resource

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I am aware that if we admit a first cause, the mind still craves to know whence it came and how it arose.  Charles Darwin to N. D. Doedes, 2 April 1873 Darwin is more famous, and more notorious than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than in the…

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  • …   Charles Darwin to N. D. Doedes, 2 April 1873 Darwin is more famous, and more …

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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  • … including photography, anthropometry, and fingerprinting. In 1873, he proposed founding a society to …
  • … difficult to judge on these latter heads” ( 4 January [1873] ). Like most of his contemporaries, …
  • … particular inherited talents, except for business ( 28 May 1873 ). Galton grew increasingly …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … Andrew Clark, whom he had been consulting since August 1873. Darwin had originally thought that …
  • … had suggested a new edition of the coral book in December 1873, when he realised the difficulty a …
  • …  vol. 21, letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 17 December [1873] ). Darwin himself had some trouble …
  • … of human evolution and inheritance himself.  In August 1873, he had published in the  Contemporary …
  • … the use of the Down schoolroom as a winter reading room in 1873 (see  Correspondence , vol. 21, …
  • … ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 20 July [1874] ). In 1873, Hooker had begun a series of …
  • …  vol. 21, letter from Francis Darwin,  [11 October 1873] ). Darwin wasted several weeks in …
  • … Moulinié, who had died after a period of ill health in 1873.  Edmond Barbier corrected defects in …
  • … was a copy of Joseph Simms’s book on physiognomy (Simms 1873), which contained Darwin’s portrait to …

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 8701 - Lubbock, E. F . to Darwin, [1873] Ellen Lubbock, wife of naturalist …
  • … Letter 8989 - Treat, M. to Darwin, [28 July 1873] Mary Treat reports in detail on her …
  • … Letter 8989 - Treat, M. to Darwin, [28 July 1873] Mary Treat provides a detailed …
  • … 9156  - Wallace, A. R . to Darwin, [19 November 1873] Wallace reassures Darwin that …
  • … 9157  - Darwin to Da rwin, G. H., [20 November 1873] Darwin offers the work of …
  • … Letter 8719  - Darwin to Treat, M., [1 January 1873] Darwin gives Mary Treat close …
  • … 9157  - Darwin to Da rwin, G. H., [20 November 1873] Darwin offers the work of …

Language: key letters

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How and why language evolved bears on larger questions about the evolution of the human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the development of human speech from animal sounds in The Descent of Man (1871),…

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  • … 8962: Darwin, C. R. to Max Müller, Friedrich, 3 July 1873 In the 1870s, Darwin corresponded …

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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  • … work” (letter from E. A. Darwin, 25 September [1873] ).  Shortly afterwards, it was arranged for …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … width="191"] Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1873)[/caption]   …
  • … and biographical sketches of men of the day , (1873).   …

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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  • … Weale, J.P.M. [Jan 1873] Bedford, Cape of Good Hope, …

Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Letter 9005b - Darwin to Treat, M., [12 August 1873] Darwin thanks Treat for sending over …

Joseph Simms

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The American doctor and author of works on physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874, while he was staying in London. He enclosed a copy of his book Nature’s revelations of character (Simms 1873). He hoped it might 'prove…

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  • … of his book Nature’s revelations of character (Simms 1873). He hoped it might 'prove …
  • … flat feet were indicative of small secretiveness (Simms 1873, p. 154). A ‘broad foot’ indicated …
  • … destroy: the propensity to mar, deface, or destroy' (Simms 1873, p. 166). Unfortunately, …
  • … and animals. London: John Murray. Simms, Joseph. 1873. Nature’s revelations of character, …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 8837 — Darwin, C. R. to Doedes, N. D., 2 Apr 1873 Darwin explains the impossibility of …
  • … 9122 — Darwin, C. R. to Down School Board, [Nov–Dec 1873] Darwin, Sir John Lubbock, Ellen …

Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … (letter to Down School Board, [after 29 November 1873] ). Ffinden fiercely resented Darwin for …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 8719 - Darwin to Treat, M., [1 January 1873] Darwin asks naturalist Mary Treat …

Dining at Down House

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

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  • … Emma Darwin to Henrietta Darwin, [4 December 1873] Here Emma describes Darwin’s difficulties …

Insectivorous Plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Plants that consume insects Darwin began his work with insectivorous plants in the mid 1860s, though his findings would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin reflected on the delay that…

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Science, Work and Manliness

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Discussion Questions|Letters In 1859, popular didactic writer William Landels published the first edition of what proved to be one of his best-selling works, How Men Are Made. "It is by work, work, work" he told his middle class audience, …

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  • … Letter 9157 - Darwin to Darwin, G. H., [20 November 1873] Darwin offers the work of …
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