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To J. D. Hooker   22 [1843–82]

Summary

Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Classmark:  Sotheby’s, London (14 & 28 May 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816A

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From J. D. Hooker   25 January 1859

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Summary

Relieved by Wallace’s letter.

At work on introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

European plants naturalised in Australia are almost all adapted to invading disturbed ground.

JDH supports Asa Gray against Alphonse de Candolle as foreign member of Royal Society.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1859
Classmark:  DAR 100: 131–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2404

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Society until 1869. Asa Gray was elected in 1873 (Royal Society of London 1940). The death …

From Asa Gray to J. D. Hooker  5 January 1860

Summary

Opinions on the Origin: AG thinks it masterly; Agassiz considers it very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2638

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1854. The final volume did not appear until 1873. See letter from Asa Gray, [10 January  …

To J. D. Hooker   13 April [1864]

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CD has told Scott not to hope for help from JDH.

Health improving.

Hopes to write Lythrum paper soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4461

Matches: 1 hit

  • … acute gastritis (see, for example, Roberts 1873, p.  656). For 22 March 1864, Emma Darwin …

From J. D. Hooker   26[–8] October 1864

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Comments at length on Ramsay’s glacial paper ["On the erosion of valleys and lakes", Philos. Mag. 4th ser. 28 (1864): 293–311]. Prefers it to Tyndall, but unconvinced about sea action and unwilling to grant that ice power sculptures the totality of landscape.

Unwilling to support Wallace for Royal Medal.

Herbert Spencer’s noisy vacuity.

Garden varieties that are constant and infertile with parent deserve to be called species.

Scott ineligible to be Linnean Society associate because he is not in England.

George Busk’s incoherent talk on Gibraltar cave fossils.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26[–8] Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 247–53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4645

Matches: 1 hit

  • … a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1873 (R.  Desmond 1994). Hooker refers to Edward …

From J. D. Hooker   [2 June 1865]

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JDH on the Lyell–Lubbock plagiarism controversy. His view of the true cause of Lubbock’s behaviour.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 24–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4849

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Antiquity of man did not appear until 1873, by which time Lyell had made substantial …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [or 28 September 1865]

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Agrees with JDH on difference in grief over loss of father and of child. His love of his father.

The Reader.

Politics and science.

Health improved by Bence Jones’s diet.

[Dated "Thursday 27th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept 1865 or 28 Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 115: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4901

Matches: 1 hit

  • … unbound issues for the years 1855 and 1866 to 1873 in the collection of unbound pamphlets, …

To J. D. Hooker   2 September [1867]

Summary

Sends Fritz Müller’s address;

disagrees on Mary Barton.

Seeks name of the Mimulus on which he has experimented [see Variation 2: 128].

Requests flowers of yellow variety of Mirabilis jalapa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5621

Matches: 1 hit

  • … with Mimulus that CD made between 1866 and 1873 are in DAR 77: 111, DAR 78: 17–40, 42–5, …

To J. D. Hooker   19 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to know about C.B.

Thinks better of Nature than JDH does.

Likes Academy.

Is reading Anton Kerner on Tubocytisus [in Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)].

The genealogical tree reveals the very steps of the formation of the species.

Mlle Royer has brought out a third edition of her translation of the Origin without informing CD, so corrections to fourth and fifth English editions are lost. Has arranged for a new translator of the fifth English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 159–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6997

Matches: 1 hit

  • … fifth edition of Origin (Moulinié trans.  1873) in his letter of 13 November 1869. Hooker …

From J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1870]

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Willy is back from New Zealand. JDH perturbed by what to do with him.

J. W. Dawson’s Bakerian lecture for Royal Society is full of errors, and JDH is forced to recommend that it not be published. [An abstract of the lecture was published: "On the pre-Carboniferous floras of north-eastern America", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 18 (1869–70): 333–5.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7198

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Bentham and Hooker 1862–83). The first part of the second volume appeared in 1873. …

From J. D. Hooker   1 January 1872

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Gladstone’s private secretary [West] has written that the Government plans to alter JDH’s position with regard to the First Commissioner of Works [Ayrton].

Huxley is not better after his Brighton trip.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8136

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Museum. Building work did not begin until 1873, and the museum opened in 1881. The first …

To J. D. Hooker   10 October [1872]

Summary

Is much vexed about Drosera.

Land-level changes and volcanic activity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: 31–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8552

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: 31–2) Charles Robert Darwin Sevenoaks 10 …

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1872

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Sends Mrs Barber’s address.

Gratified that CD hates Owen. Hopes Owen will not answer Nature letter and draw JDH into controversy. Owen’s letter was not intended for Ayrton to use. Its appearance must have horrified him.

State of Huxley’s health makes JDH uneasy.

Willy is in a stockbroker’s office in London and likes it.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8584

Matches: 1 hit

  • … built. Building began on the new museum in 1873 and it was opened to the public in 1881 ( …

From John Scott to J. D. Hooker   31 October 1872

Summary

Thanks Hooker and Darwin for the money to emigrate to India to work.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (DC Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8587F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … on 5 December 1872 and elected on 20 February 1873 ( Proceedings of the Linnean Society of …

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Has been asked to take shares in the Artizans’ Dwellings Co., in which CD is a shareholder. If it is really a project for public good, he would be glad to be associated.

Owen has answered his letter in Nature [7 (1872): 5–7].

A letter from Tyndall [from America] was read at the X Club.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 130–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8609

Matches: 2 hits

  • … lecturing on light in the United States in the winter of 1872 and 1873; his lectures were …
  • … published in Tyndall 1873. Hooker and Tyndall were both members of the X Club, a dining …

To J. D. Hooker   5 January [1873]

Summary

Asks whether his observations on absorptive powers of glandular hairs of plants are new facts.

Asks for a Drosophyllum.

Comments on Francis Galton’s article in Fraser’s Magazine,

Greg’s Enigmas,

and Alphonse de Candolle’s Histoire des sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 243–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8726

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   5 January [1873] …
  • … DAR 94: 243–7 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Jan [1873] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873 . CD published his observations in …
  • … Oliver. CD’s annotated copy of Candolle 1873 is in the Darwin Library–CUL; he had received …
  • … letter to Francis Galton, 4 January [1873] and n.  3). William Rathbone Greg’s Enigmas of …
  • … vols.  19 and 20. Nature , 2 January 1873, p.  168, recorded that the Académie royale de …

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1873

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Fascinated by Greg’s Enigmas, though its matter is weak.

Is vexed at being drawn into hostility toward British Museum through William Carruthers’ insolence and presumption.

Recounts visit with Edward Cardwell [Secretary for War].

Has sent Candolle’s book to Gladstone.

JDH indignant at Gladstone’s speech putting English science below French and German.

Thinks it is an accepted dogma that glandular hairs are excreting only. Will ask others to confirm.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 140–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8727

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   7 January 1873
  • … DAR 103: 140–5 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 7 Jan 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … refers to CD’s letter to him of 5 January [1873]; the last extant letter from CD to Hooker …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  3. William Rathbone Greg’s Enigmas …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5  January [1873] and n.  6). William Ewart Gladstone was …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  7. William Carruthers was keeper of …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  9). Gladstone’s address was published …
  • … in The Times , 23 December 1872, p.  8, and published by John Murray in 1873 ( …
  • … Gladstone 1873). Hooker refers to Gladstone 1869 ( Iuventus mundi (Latin): the youth of …
  • … president of the Royal Society of London from 1873 to 1878 ( ODNB ). His opponent in the …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] . Hooker was employing Thiselton-Dyer part- …
  • … Lehrbuch der Botanik (Sachs 1870 and 1873; Sachs 1875). Miles Joseph Berkeley. Selaginella …

To J. D. Hooker   9 January 1873

Summary

Explains why he wants Drosophyllum.

Hopes JDH will be elected President of Royal Society.

Agrees with JDH on Greg’s Enigmas.

Would like Greg to visit Down if JDH comes as CD’s "protector".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 248–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8729

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   9 January 1873
  • … DAR 94: 248–50 Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Jan 1873 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Greg’s visiting Down; Hooker visited on 19 April 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See …
  • … Insectivorous plants , p.  50. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873  and n.  26. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  3, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873 . CD worked on barnacles between 1846 and 1854. See …
  • … Down,| Beckenham, Kent. Jan 9. 1873 My dear Hooker, First for business. — It w d .  be an …
  • … Schacht, also a botanist) in Hooker’s letter of 7 January 1873. CD’s annotated copy of …
  • … of Sach’s Lehrbuch der Botanik (Sachs 1873) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873  and n.  15). CD alludes to Hooker’s disputes …
  • … national herbarium (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  6, and letter …
  • … from J.  D Hooker, 7 January 1873 and n.  8). CD had enjoyed apparently cordial relations …

To J. D. Hooker   12 January [1873]

Summary

Had thrown Geographical Society’s Proceedings in waste-basket, but as Strachey shows such admirable powers of discrimination he will fish it out and read the whole article.

Comments on 3d ed. of Sachs’s work [Lehrbuch der Botanik (1873)]. Wishes he were more controversial.

Has become wonderfully interested in Drosera and Dionaea.

9000 copies of Expression have been printed and most are sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 251–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8733

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   12 January [1873] …
  • … DAR 94: 251–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Jan [1873] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … ed. of Sachs’s work [ Lehrbuch der Botanik (1873)]. Wishes he were more controversial. Has …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 January 1873 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 12 January 1873  and n.  9. CD refers to William Ewart Gladstone. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 January 1873  and n.  7. CD refers to Richard …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  3. Orpington Station was the …
  • … the part of Hooker’s letter of 7 January 1873 where he mentioned that William Turner …
  • … Dyer was translating Julius Sach’s Lehrbuch der Botanik (Sachs 1873). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 12 January 1873  and n.  2. CD’ …
  • … of Sach’s Lehrbuch der Botanik (Sachs 1873) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia …
  • … did refer to Bert’s publication in Sachs 1873, p.  786 n.  2. For CD’s disagreement with …
  • … plants , pp.  256–7. Sachs referred to Cohn 1860 in Sachs 1873, p.  789 n.  4. …

From J. D. Hooker   12 January 1873

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Drosophyllum is coming from Dublin. Will ship it to Down when it arrives.

The awful honour of Presidency of Royal Society; his aversion to dignities and honours.

R. Strachey [Proc. R. Geogr. Soc. (1873): 450] has paid him and CD a compliment.

Letter from Gladstone.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8732

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   12 January 1873
  • … DAR 103: 146–7 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 12 Jan 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … honours. R. Strachey [ Proc. R. Geogr. Soc. (1873): 450] has paid him and CD a compliment. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  3. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January 1873  and n.  6. Hooker refers to Hermann Schacht, Julius …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 9 January 1873  and n.  3. Hooker refers to William Ewart …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] . Hooker had been invited to stand for …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 January 1873 and n.  15). ‘Uneasy lies the head that …
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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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