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To [?]   1 March [?]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar 1809 or 1 Mar 1810 or 1 Mar 1811 or 1 Mar 1812 or 1 Mar 1813 or 1 Mar 1814 or 1 Mar 1815 or 1 Mar 1816 or 1 Mar 1817 or 1 Mar 1818 or 1 Mar 1819 or 1 Mar 1820 or 1 Mar 1821 or 1 Mar 1822 or 1 Mar 1823 or 1 Mar 1824 or 1 Mar 1825 or 1 Mar 1826 or 1 Mar 1827 or 1 Mar 1828 or 1 Mar 1829 or 1 Mar 1830 or 1 Mar 1831 or 1 Mar 1832 or 1 Mar 1833 or 1 Mar 1834 or 1 Mar 1835 or 1 Mar 1836 or 1 Marc 1837 or 1 Mar 1838 or 1 Mar 1839 or 1 Mar 1840 or 1 Mar 1841 or 1 Mar 1842 or 1 Mar 1843 or 1 Mar 1844 or 1 Mar 1845 or 1 Mar 1846 or 1 Mar 1847 or 1 Mar 1848 or 1 Mar 1849 or 1 Mar 1850 or 1 Mar 1851 or 1 Mar 1852 or 1 Mar 1853 or 1 Mar 1854 or 1 Mar 1855 or 1 Mar 1856 or 1 Mar 1857 or 1 Mar 1858 or 1 Mar 1859 or 1 Mar 1860 or 1 Mar 1861 or 1 Mar 1862 or 1 Mar 1863 or 1 Mar 1864 or 1 Mar 1865 or 1 Mar 1866 or 1 Mar 1867 or 1 Mar 1868 or 1 Mar 1869 or 1 Mar 1870 or 1 Mar 1871 or 1 Mar 1872 or 1 Mar 1873 or 1 Mar 1874 or 1 Mar 1875 or 1 Mar 1876 or 1 Mar 1877 or 1 Mar 1878 or 1 Mar 1879 or 1 Mar 1880 or 1 Mar 1881 or 1 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Sotheby (12 Nov 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1 Mar 1870 1 Mar 1871 1 Mar 1872 1 Mar 1873 1 Mar 1874 1 Mar 1875 1 Mar 1876 1 Mar 1877 1 …

To [?]   2 May [?]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May 1809 or 2 May 1810 or 2 May 1811 or 2 May 1812 or 2 May 1813 or 2 May 1814 or 2 May 1815 or 2 May 1816 or 2 May 1817 or 2 May 1818 or 2 May 1819 or 2 May 1820 or 2 May 1821 or 2 May 1822 or 2 May 1823 or 2 May 1824 or 2 May 1825 or 2 May 1826 or 2 May 1827 or 2 May 1828 or 2 May 1829 or 2 May 1830 or 2 May 1831 or 2 May 1832 or 2 May 1833 or 2 May 1834 or 2 May 1835 or 2 May 1836 or 2 May 1837 or 2 May 1838 or 2 May 1839 or 2 May 1840 or 2 May 1841 or 2 May 1842 or 2 May 1843 or 2 May 1844 or 2 May 1845 or 2 May 1846 or 2 May 1847 or 2 May 1848 or 2 May 1849 or 2 May 1850 or 2 May 1851 or 2 May 1852 or 2 May 1853 or 2 May 1854 or 2 May 1855 or 2 May 1856 or 2 May 1857 or 2 May 1858 or 2 May 1859 or 2 May 1860 or 2 May 1861 or 2 May 1862 or 2 May 1863 or 2 May 1864 or 2 May 1865 or 2 May 1866 or 2 May 1867 or 2 May 1868 or 2 May 1869 or 2 May 1870 or 2 May 1871 or 2 May 1872 or 2 May 1873 or 2 May 1874 or 2 May 1875 or 2 May 1876 or 2 May 1877 or 2 May 1878 or 2 May 1879 or 2 May 1880 or 2 May 1881 or 2 May 1882
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 2 May 1870 2 May 1871 2 May 1872 2 May 1873 2 May 1874 2 May 1875 2 May 1876 2 May 1877 2 …

To [?]   7 August [?]

Summary

Declines invitation to ride because he is "so very subject to headache".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Aug 1809 or 7 Aug 1810 or 7 Aug 1811 or 7 Aug 1812 or 7 Aug 1813 or 7 Aug 1814 or 7 Aug 1815 or 7 Aug 1816 or 7 Aug 1817 or 7 Aug 1818 or 7 Aug 1819 or 7 Aug 1820 or 7 Aug 1821 or 7 Aug 1822 or 7 Aug 1823 or 7 Aug 1824 or 7 Aug 1825 or 7 Aug 1826 or 7 Aug 1827 or 7 Aug 1828 or 7 Aug 1829 or 7 Aug 1830 or 7 Aug 1831 or 7 Aug 1832 or 7 Aug 1833 or 7 Aug 1834 or 7 Aug 1835 or 7 Aug 1836 or 7 Aug 1837 or 7 Aug 1838 or 7 Aug 1839 or 7 Aug 1840 or 7 Aug 1841 or 7 Aug 1842 or 7 Aug 1843 or 7 Aug 1844 or 7 Aug 1845 or 7 Aug 1846 or 7 Aug 1847 or 7 Aug 1848 or 7 Aug 1849 or 7 Aug 1850 or 7 Aug 1851 or 7 Aug 1852 or 7 Aug 1853 or 7 Aug 1854 or 7 Aug 1855 or 7 Aug 1856 or 7 Aug 1857 or 7 Aug 1858 or 7 Aug 1859 or 7 Aug 1860 or 7 Aug 1861 or 7 Aug 1862 or 7 Aug 1863 or 7 Aug 1864 or 7 Aug 1865 or 7 Aug 1866 or 7 Aug 1867 or 7 Aug 1868 or 7 Aug 1869 or 7 Aug 1870 or 7 Aug 1871 or 7 Aug 1872 or 7 Aug 1873 or 7 Aug 1874 or 7 Aug 1875 or 7 Aug 1876 or 7 Aug 1877 or 7 Aug 1878 or 7 Aug 1879 or 7 Aug 1880 or 7 Aug 1881 or 7 Aug 1882
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (24 October 1979)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867

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  • … 7 Aug 1870 7 Aug 1871 7 Aug 1872 7 Aug 1873 7 Aug 1874 7 Aug 1875 7 Aug 1876 7 Aug 1877 7 …

To [?] 12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb 1870 or 12 Feb 1871 or 12 Feb 1872 or 12 Feb 1873 or 12 Feb 1874 or 12 Feb 1875 or 12 Feb 1876 or 12 Feb 1877 or 12 Feb 1878 or 12 Feb 1879 or 12 Feb 1880 or 12 Feb 1881 or 12 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts, Gamburg, Germany
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 12 Feb 1870 12 Feb 1871 12 Feb 1872 12 Feb 1873 12 Feb 1874 12 Feb 1875 12 Feb 1876 12 Feb …

To [?]   23 August [1870–80]

Summary

Discusses evolution of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Aug 1870 or 23 Aug 1871 or 23 Aug 1872 or 23 Aug 1873 or 23 Aug 1874 or 23 Aug 1875 or 23 Aug 1876 or 23 Aug 1877 or 23 Aug 1878 or 23 Aug 1879 or 23 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (3 Nov 1966)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13884

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 23 Aug 1870 23 Aug 1871 23 Aug 1872 23 Aug 1873 23 Aug 1874 23 Aug 1875 23 Aug 1876 23 Aug …

To [?]   27 September [1871–81]

Summary

Thanks for a book. "I am so much overworked at present that I cannot read it now, & I am a very poor German scholar".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 Sept 1871 or 27 Sept 1872 or 27 Sept 1873 or 27 Sept 1874 or 27 Sept 1875 or 27 Sept 1876 or 27 Sept 1877 or 27 Sept 1878 or 27 Sept 1879 or 27 Sept 1880 or 27 Sept 1881
Classmark:  David Schulson Autographs (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13886

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Down 27 Sept 1871 27 Sept 1872 27 Sept 1873 27 Sept 1874 27 Sept 1875 27 Sept 1876 27 Sept …

To ?   15 February [1872–4]

Summary

Seeks permission for his son to look for a paper for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb 1872 or 15 Feb 1873 or 15 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, University of California, Berkeley
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9292

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Berkeley Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Feb 1872 15 Feb 1873 15 Feb 1874 Unidentified …

To ?   23 March [1872–4]

Summary

CD has lost his reference to cross between gold and silver pheasants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Mar 1872 or 23 Mar 1873 or 23 Mar 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (406)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8250

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Society (406) Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 Mar 1872 23 Mar 1873 23 Mar 1874 Unidentified …

To ?   30 July [1872–4]

Summary

Thanks recipient for information about eye colour of his shepherd dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  30 July 1872 or 30 July 1873 or 30 July 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (B/D25.283)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8438

Matches: 1 hit

  • … B/D25.283) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 July 1872 30 July 1873 30 July 1874 Unidentified …

To ?   9 December 1872

Summary

Thanks an unidentifiable natural history society for electing him an honorary member.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Galerie Frédéric Castaing (dealer) (November 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8665F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … The Société Jersiaise was founded in January 1873 on the island of Jersey; however, CD was …

To ?    2 January [1873 or 1874]

Summary

CD appreciates the correspondent’s suggestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan 1873 or 2 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Nachl. 141 (Slg. Adam) 33, Darwin, Charles
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139F

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  • … To ?    2 January [1873 or 1874] …
  • … Adam) 33, Darwin, Charles Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Jan 1873 2 Jan 1874 Unidentified …

To ?   6 January [1873 or 1874]

Summary

"If you will apply to any bookseller whatever you will procure a copy.–– Publisher Murray."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  6 Jan 1873 or 6 Jan 1874
Classmark:  John Wilson (n.d.) (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7429A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To ?    6 January [1873 or 1874] …
  • … John Wilson (n.d. ) (dealer) Charles Robert Darwin Down 6 Jan 1873 6 Jan 1874 Unidentified …

To ?   9 January 1873

Summary

Has pleasure in signing the [missing] enclosure, with every word of which he fully agrees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8728F

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  • … To ?    9 January 1873
  • … Private collection Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Jan 1873 Unidentified …
  • … the national herbaria (see letter to W.  E.  Gladstone, [before 16 January 1873] ). …

To ?   19 February 1873

Summary

Thanks recipient for a photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Sotheby Parke-Bernet (13 December 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8776A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To ?    19 February 1873
  • … Sotheby Parke-Bernet (13 December 1983) Charles Robert Darwin 19 Feb 1873 Unidentified …

To ?   28 April 1873

Summary

"I was born in the town of Shrewsbury Feb. 12, 1809."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Swann Galleries (dealer) (26 April 1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8888A

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To ?    28 April 1873
  • … Galleries (dealer) (26 April 1984) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Apr 1873 Unidentified …
  • … 28 April 1873 I was born in the town of Shrewsbury Feb.  12, 1809. …

To ?   4 May [1873]

Summary

Explains that his publisher has erred in announcing his book [Cross and self-fertilisation] prematurely. [See 8890 and 8897.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  4 May [1873]
Classmark:  Remember When Auctions (Catalogue 41: 16 March 1997)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8897A

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To ?    4 May [1873] …
  • … Catalogue 41: 16 March 1997) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 May [1873] Unidentified …
  • … See letter from J.  V.  Carus, [before 8 May 1873] . CD’s book on ‘The Evil Effects …
  • … was announced in the Athenæum , 19 April 1873, p.  509. John Murray was CD’s publisher. …

From S. M. Shepley to ?   22 May 1873

Summary

Asks that recipient forward the enclosed message from Dr Hoffmann [August Wilhelm von Hofmann?] which involves an invitation from Berlin Chemical Society to join a committee for a statue in memory of Justus Liebig.

Author:  Susannah Mary Shepley
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8918

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  • … From S.  M.  Shepley to ?    22 May 1873
  • … DAR 177: 156 Susannah Mary Shepley London, Park Square, 24 22 May 1873 Unidentified …
  • … Down House MS) records that on 23 May 1873 he sent £5 to ‘Hofman for Liebig Testimonial’. …
  • … chemischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin (Hofmann 1873). Miss Meek and Elizabeth have not been …
  • … of Giessen. Liebig had died on 18 April 1873. The invitation to CD has not been found, but …

To ?   18 July [1873?]

Summary

Comments on ability of recipient to move his scalp.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 July [1873?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (430)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8982

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To ?    18 July [1873? ] …
  • … Philosophical Society (430) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 July [1873? ] Unidentified …

From T. H. Huxley to Anton Dohrn   15 November 1873

Summary

THH sends to AD a draft, prepared by himself and CD, of a statement for a subscription fund to assist AD’s Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 13: 249)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9412

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn   15 November 1873
  • … and Medicine Archives (Huxley 13: 249) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Nov 1873 Unidentified …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 1 October 1873, (Imperial College of Science, Technology …
  • … Anton Dohrn to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 November 1873 (Imperial College of Science, Technology, …
  • … at Naples, see the letter from F.  M.  Balfour, 11 November 1873 , and the letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . A draft of this circular in CD’s hand is in the Darwin …
  • … Marlborough Place | N.W No r . 15 th 1873 My dear Dohrn Your letter arrived appropriately …
  • … see the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . Huxley had arranged for a set of the …

To ?   28 November [1873]

Summary

Will not require assistance of correspondent’s cousin in correcting his MS [2d ed. of Descent]. His son [George] will undertake it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9163

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To ?    28 November [1873] …
  • … Robert M. Stecher collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Nov [1873] Unidentified …
  • … the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 24 November 1873 . CD was looking for someone to assist him …
  • … edition of Descent (see letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 , and letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 20 November 1873 ). George Howard Darwin. …
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Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

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

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

Summary

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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  • … Letter 9005 - Charles Darwin to Mary Treat, 12 August 1873 Darwin writes to Treat to …

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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