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To Edward Frankland   12 July 1873

Summary

Seeks the assistance of a professional chemist in securing a qualitative analysis of the fluid secreted by the glands of Drosera which have the power of dissolving animal matter out of the bodies of insects. [See 8979.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  12 July 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8977A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   12 July 1873
  • … D.  Hooker, 28 June 1873 , and Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … the University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July 1873 Edward Frankland …
  • … 176). Thomas Henry Huxley visited Down on 27 and 28 June 1873; John Scott Burdon Sanderson …
  • … visited on 4 July 1873 ( letter to J.   …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 12. 1873 My dear Sir I am going to beg a great favour of …

From Edward Frankland   15 July 1873

Summary

Sends sodium carbonate for Drosera experiments. Will try to determine what the solvent is.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8979

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  • … From Edward Frankland   15 July 1873
  • … DAR 164: 206 Edward Frankland R. Coll. Chem. 15 July 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to Edward Frankland, 12 July 1873 ). In Insectivorous plants , p.  88, CD …
  • … distilled water given to him by Frankland. See letter to Edward Frankland, 12 July 1873 . …

To Edward Frankland   16 July [1873]

Summary

Thanks EF for his offer of assistance. Could the viscid secretions [in glands of Drosera] contain pepsin? Will the sodium carbonate render the testing of organic matter difficult? [See 8979.] Will send the fluid in a fortnight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  16 July [1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8980A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   16 July [1873] …
  • … the University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 July [1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … and the letter from Edward Frankland, 15 July 1873 . CD refers to the digestive fluid of …
  • … Drosera. See letter from Edward Frankland, 15 July 1873 . …

From Edward Frankland   17 July 1873

Summary

Is going to Switzerland, so analysis of Drosera washings will be delayed. Agrees with CD that solvent is probably pepsin.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8981

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  • … From Edward Frankland   17 July 1873
  • … DAR 164: 207 Edward Frankland R. Coll. Chem. 17 July 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 16 July [1873] . What Frankland and CD describe as a ferment …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] , and Insectivorous plants , pp.  94–6, CD …

To Edward Frankland   18 July [1873]

Summary

Agrees to delay sending the fluid [from the glands of Drosera] until early October. Will try suggestion about pepsin. [See 8981.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  18 July [1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8982A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   18 July [1873] …
  • … the University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 July [1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from Edward Frankland, 17 July 1873 . See …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 17 July 1873  and n.  2. Frankland had offered to test the …

To Edward Frankland   21 September [1873]

Summary

Although CD’s experiments with pepsin were unsuccessful, he observed that the glands [of Drosera] as far as acid is concerned act just as the stomach of a mammal. Further experiments detailed. The secretion must contain something analogous to pepsin. [See 9062.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  21 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9061A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   21 September [1873] …
  • … The University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Sept [1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … See letter from Edward Frankland, 17 July 1873 . Frankland had warned CD that the …
  • … to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] and n.  5). Oxalic acid is commonly used …
  • … see letter to Francis Darwin, [4 September 1873] , n.  1) that described the process. …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 17 July 1873 ). For the erasures, see Manuscript alterations …
  • … to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 14 September [1873] and nn.  5 and 9). Carbonate of soda is …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [19 September 1873] and n.  2. CD had also asked John Scott …

From Edward Frankland   22 September 1873

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Summary

CD’s discovery of acidity of Drosera secretion is interesting. EF explains how hydrochloric acid can be detected and identified. [See Insectivorous plants, p. 88.]

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 38–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9062

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  • … From Edward Frankland   22 September 1873
  • … 58.1: 38–9 Edward Frankland London, Lancaster Gate, 14 22 Sept 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] . Pepsin is only active in a moderately …
  • … casein derived from milk. See letter to Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] and n.  7. …

To Edward Frankland   23 September 1873

Summary

Will follow EF’s suggestions as to securing purity of fibrin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  23 Sept 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9064A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   23 September 1873
  • … The University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 Sept 1873 Edward Frankland …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sep 23. 1873 My dear Sir Many thanks for your renewed kindness. I …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 22 September 1873 . CD’s letter to Samuel William Moore has …
  • … to Edward Frankland, 21 September [1873] ). Hopkin & Williams was a firm of manufacturing …

From Edward Frankland   27 September 1873

Summary

Has sent CD some pure distilled water for his Drosera experiments.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9076

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  • … From Edward Frankland   27 September 1873
  • … 164: 208 Edward Frankland London, Lancaster Gate, 14 27 Sept 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 23 September 1873 . A Winchester quart in pharmacology is the …

To Edward Frankland   29 September 1873

Summary

Is sending washings of 445 leaves in EF’s distilled water with 20 grains of carbonate of soda. Details of the difficulties and complications involved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  29 Sept 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9077A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   29 September 1873
  • … The University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 Sept 1873 Edward Frankland …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 22 September 1873 ). Frankland had recommended that CD add …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 22 September 1873 ). CD’s letter to William Odling has not …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sep 29. 1873 My dear Sir I herewith send the washings of 445  …

To Edward Frankland   7 October [1873]

Summary

Requests a piece of the most sensitive litmus paper in order to test the secretions of minute hairs of plants which catch minute flies. [See 9098.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  7 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9090A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   7 October [1873] …
  • … the University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Oct [1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … the letter to Edward Frankland, 29 September 1873 . CD had asked Frankland to analyse the …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 29 September 1873 ). CD usually ordered litmus paper from his …

From Edward Frankland   10 October 1873

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The results of EF’s tests for acids in the secretion of Drosera are largely negative [see Insectivorous plants, p. 88].

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 44–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9094

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  • … From Edward Frankland   10 October 1873
  • … 58.1: 44–6 Edward Frankland London, Lancaster Gate, 14 10 Oct 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … CD had requested sensitive litmus paper in his letter to Frankland of 7 October [1873]. …
  • … see letter to Edward Frankland, 12 July 1873 ). He had sent Frankland the washings of some …
  • … letter to Edward Frankland, 29 September 1873 ). CD cited Frankland for the information in …

To Edward Frankland   13 October 1873

Summary

Finds the negative information sent by EF of great interest [see 9094].

More on his own experiments and the perplexing results when using the sensitive litmus paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  13 Oct 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9096A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   13 October 1873
  • … the University of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Oct 1873 Edward Frankland …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct 13. 1873 My dear Sir I am quite ashamed of myself at the …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 10 October 1873  and n.  1. Frankland had not been able to …
  • … in a solution of carbonate of soda ( letter from Edward Frankland, 15 July 1873 ). See …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 10 October 1873 . …

From Edward Frankland   16 October 1873

Summary

Sends some litmus paper for CD.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9098

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  • … From Edward Frankland   16 October 1873
  • … DAR 164: 209 Edward Frankland London, Lancaster Gate, 14 16 Oct 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Frankland had sent him should be pink ( letter to Edward Frankland, 13 October 1873 ). …

To Edward Frankland   18 October [1873]

Summary

Apologises for his ignorance in interpreting the results secured in his testing with blue litmus paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  18 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9100A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   18 October [1873] …
  • … the University of Manchester. Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 Oct [1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … the letter from Edward Frankland, 16 October 1873 . CD had received some sensitive litmus …
  • … letter from Edward Frankland, 16 October 1873 and n.  1). Litmus paper is purple when in a …

To Edward Frankland   [10 November 1873]

Summary

Requests permission to call upon EF either Friday or Saturday morning [14 or 15 November].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  [10 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, the University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   [10 November 1873] …
  • … of Manchester Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [10 Nov 1873] Edward Frankland …
  • … n.  3, below); the Monday before 15 November 1873, the date of the visit, was 10 November. …
  • … for example, letter from Edward Frankland, 10 October 1873 ). Frankland’s reply has not …
  • … been found, but CD visited him on Saturday 15 November 1873 (see letter to J.   …
  • … S.  Burdon Sanderson, 15 November [1873] ). …
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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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