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From Francis Darwin   [1873]

Summary

Klein says water ought to be changed daily. Asks to tell G Revalenta shop shut. Klein reports discovery about toads’ ova does not bear on pangenesis.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 11 Francis Darwin London [1873] Charles Robert Darwin ‘F.D ’73’ …

From Francis Darwin   [1–15 March 1873]

Summary

Has sent Vichy water, discusses prescription. Tell Arthur Parslow not to continue on colchicum for gout if doesn’t suit him. May go to Pryor’s on Sunday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1-15 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8714F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [1–15 March 1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 10 Francis Darwin [1-15 Mar 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Robert Pryor had visited Down with Moore on 1 March 1873. …
  • … the Darwins left Down for London on 15 March 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). George …
  • … 294). Emma Darwin recorded in her diary, ‘began Arsenic’ on 13 March 1873, and ‘Left off …
  • … Arsenic’ on 5 April 1873 (DAR 242). Moore, a friend of Francis’s …
  • … at Cambridge University, qualified as a medical doctor on 30 January 1873 ( Medical Times …
  • … and Gazette 1 (1873): 156; ODNB ). Arthur Parslow was the son of CD’ …
  • … Joseph Parslow. Moore visited Down on 1 March 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … Emma Darwin had influenza from 26 February 1873 until about 6 March (Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … 242); letter from Emma Darwin to Horace Darwin, [6 March 1873], DAR 258: 573). Marlborough …

From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873]

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Has investigated whether it makes a difference if extracts [of alkaloid poisons] are made from leaves, seeds, or roots.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9199

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873] …
  • … 58.1: 133 Francis Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [after Mar 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … The date is established by the publication of Klein et al. 1873 in …
  • … late March 1873 ( Publishers’ Circular , …
  • … 1 April 1873, p.  222; see n.   …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [after March 1873] and n.  2. Francis Darwin refers to Dalton  …
  • … Digestion and secretion’ in Klein et al. 1873, p.  422. Francis refers to Alfred Baring …

From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873]

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Fears [CD’s] albumen theory will not work because albumen is coagulated and filtered out in making extracts of belladonna, hyoscyamine, and colchicine [alkaloid poisons].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9198

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873] …
  • … DAR 58.1: 132 Francis Darwin unstated [after Mar 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [after March 1873]. Francis refers to Atropa belladonna ( …
  • … letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 25 July 1873  and n.  4. Casein is a milk protein, but …

From Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]

Summary

Has discussed with E. E. Klein about the purchase of a Hartnack microscope from Paris.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9092F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 8 Francis Darwin London [before 26 June 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … recording the purchase in his Classed account books (Down House MS) on 26 June 1873. …
  • … of a Hartnack microscope on 26 June 1873 (see n.  9, below). Edward Emanuel Klein. Edmund …

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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  • … From Francis Darwin   14 August [1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 26 Francis Darwin Pantlludw 14 Aug [1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to Mary Treat, 12 August 1873 ). ‘Jim’ was a nickname for Horace Darwin ( …
  • … Amy Ruck to Horace Darwin, [23 April 1873] (DAR 258: 790)). Amy had sent CD information on …
  • … the letter to Francis Darwin, 15 August [1873] . Lathyrus maritimus is now L.  japonicus ( …
  • … from Francis Darwin, [16 or 17 August 1873] ). The everlasting pea is either Lathyrus …

From Francis Darwin   [16 or 17 August 1873]

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Gives his opinion on why tubes of peas split to the right of the loose stamens [inLathyrus sylvestris].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 or 17 Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 140–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9012

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [16 or 17 August 1873] …
  • … DAR 77: 140–1 Francis Darwin Machynlleth [16 or 17 Aug 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letters to Francis Darwin, 15 August [1873] and …
  • … 18 [August 1873]. See …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, 14 August [1873] and n.  2. The reference is to Lathyrus …

From Francis Darwin  [25 August 1873]

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Regrets that "our brush theory" is wrong.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 142–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9016

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  • … From Francis Darwin  [25 August 1873] …
  • … DAR 77: 142–3 Francis Darwin Machynlleth [25 Aug 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Francis’s arrival from Wales on 2 September 1873. Francis refers to Richard Matthews Ruck …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, 18 [August 1873] . …
  • … The Monday following 18 August 1873 was 25 August. Francis had hypothesised that the …
  • … form of the keel (see letter from Francis Darwin, [16 or 17 August 1873] , and letter to …
  • … Francis Darwin, 18 [August 1873] ). Francis refers to Lathyrus latifolius ( …
  • … see letter to Francis Darwin, 18 [ August 1873] and n.  4). In papilionaceous flowers, the …

From Francis Darwin   [15–18 September 1873]

Summary

FD has asked J. B. Sanderson about Mucin.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15–18 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10156F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [15–18 September 1873] …
  • … 274.1: 5 Francis Darwin 6 Queen Anne St, London [15–18 Sept 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Venus fly trap, see letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] and n.  2). …
  • … letter, the letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] , and the letter from …
  • … Francis Darwin, [19 September 1873] . CD had asked John Scott Burdon Sanderson for small …
  • … to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] and n.  5). CD was performing experiments …

From Francis Darwin   [19 September 1873]

Summary

Reports that S. W. Moore may be able to provide various substances for CD’s research on the digestive power of Drosera (sundew).

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9059F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [19 September 1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 7 Francis Darwin [19 Sept 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [15–18 September 1873] and n.  2. Richard Matthews Ruck was an …
  • … letter, the letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] , and the letter to …
  • … Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] . …
  • … The Friday before 21 September 1873 was 19 September. Francis’s references to two days …

From Francis Darwin   [30 September 1873]

Summary

He is travelling overnight by train from London to Pantlludw and will wake A. R. Ruck with a morningade on his flute.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8942F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [30 September 1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 27 Francis Darwin 6 Queen Anne St, London [30 Sept 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 1 October [1873] , which mentions Francis’s news about the ‘ …
  • … his setting out on Tuesday evening or earlier. In 1873, 30 September was a Tuesday. …
  • … On 3 October 1873 (a Friday letter dated by a postmark), Emma Darwin wrote to Horace …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] . Marshall 1867. A fifth edition of John …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [1 October 1873] . Pantlludw, Wales, was the home of Lawrence …
  • … Sanderson with plants (see letters to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 15 August 1873 and …
  • … 9 September [1873]). In Insectivorous plants , pp.  36–7, CD reported that needles charged …

From Francis Darwin   [11 October 1873]

Summary

Has got a cold, so will not go to Kew. Wrote to Hartnack about price of microscopes and describes own model. Told Hooker about Tisley Spiller’s microscope in Paris.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9095F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [11 October 1873] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 9 Francis Darwin London [11 Oct 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … s microscopes ( Chemical News , 5 December 1873, p.  iv). Erasmus Alvey Darwin. Some notes …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, 10 October 1873 . …
  • … In 1873, the Saturday following 10 October was 11 October. CD had included questions …
  • … Kew, in his letter to Francis of 10 October 1873. Joseph Dalton Hooker was director of the …
  • … s microscopes, in his letter of 10 October 1873. Francis refers to Edward Emanuel Klein. …

From Francis Darwin   [26? October 1873]

Summary

Observations on the leaves of Desmodium. Most are trifoliate; none has tendrils. Gives some comments from Hooker.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26? Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 209.2: 21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9115

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [26? October 1873] …
  • … DAR 209.2: 21–2 Francis Darwin unstated [26? Oct 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter’ is the letter to Francis Darwin of 23 October [1873] (the first being the letter …
  • … to Francis of 22 October 1873). Fugacious: easily shed. …
  • … wrote this memorandum after visiting Kew on Sunday 26 October 1873 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 October [1873] ). CD had asked Francis to look at Desmodium species …
  • … at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letters to Francis Darwin, 10 October 1873, 22  …
  • … October 1873, and …
  • … 23 October [1873]). He thought the plant might have evolved from a climber. Desmodium …
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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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  • … 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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