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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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … 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] ). …

From Alfred Moschkau   10 November 1873

Summary

Has been studying Origin and other works. Has lectured on the subject and would like to send some of his conclusions if CD is willing.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Alfred Moschkau    10 November 1873
  • … Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau Niederoderwitz (Zittau) 10 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Nieder Oberwitz. (Sachsen) 10. Nov.  1873. Hochgeehrter Herr! Ew. Wohlgeboren werden meine …
  • … Nieder Oberwitz. (Sachsen) 10. Nov.  1873. Most respected Sir! May Your Honour forgive my …

From F. M. Balfour   11 November 1873

Summary

Suggests raising money to help Anton Dohrn complete the Naples Zoological Station, which is in danger of remaining unfinished.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9138

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From F.  M.  Balfour   11 November 1873
  • … 22 Francis Maitland Balfour Trinity College, Cambridge 11 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 ). The enclosure has not been found, but for …
  • … Trinity Coll. Nov.  11. 1873 Dear M r . Darwin D r Dohrn has written to Professor Huxley, …

From John Downing   13 November 1873

Summary

Is pleased that CD found the letters from Bell’s Weekly Messenger to the point.

Encloses extracts relating to benefits derived by animals from altered conditions of life.

Encloses notes on deterioration of short-horns from inbreeding. Breeders agree with him on benefits of introducing fresh blood into inbred stocks.

Author:  John Downing
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9140

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From John Downing   13 November 1873
  • … DAR 162: 241 John Downing Fermoy 13 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ashfield, | Fermoy. C o . Cork Nov r . 13th 1873. My dear Sir— I was much gratified by …
  • … see the letter to John Downing, 20 October [1873] . An anonymous letter headed ‘Shorthorn …
  • … friend to shorthorn progress’, appeared in Bell’s Weekly Messenger , 31 March 1873, p.  6. …
  • … An offprint, dated 4 April 1873 and signed ‘J.  Downing’, is in DAR 198: 59. No other …
  • … letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 24 [October 1873] ). Thomas Bates of Kirklevington. John Booth …

From T. H. Huxley   [13 November 1873]

Summary

Arrangements for meeting in London.

Glad CD has heard about Dohrn’s affairs.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9183

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   [13 November 1873] …
  • … 331 Thomas Henry Huxley London, Marlborough Place, 4 [13 Nov 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . Anton Dohrn was appealing for funds for the Zoological …
  • … in Naples, which he had founded. In April 1873, CD organised a subscription fund raised by …
  • … see letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] and nn.  2–4). …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . …
  • … In 1873, the Thursday before 15 November was 13 November. Huxley attended a meeting of …
  • … and the Advancement of Science at 6 Old Palace Yard on 14 November 1873 ( The Times , …
  • … 15 November 1873, p.  6). See letter from …
  • … F.  M.  Balfour, 11 November 1873 , and letter to G.   …

From J. J. Weir   13 November 1873

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Hybrid Motacilla.

Case of female duck leaving mate to pair with male of another species.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 179–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9139

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From J.  J.  Weir   13 November 1873
  • … DAR 88: 179–80 John Jenner Weir Blackheath 13 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … No other 1873 letters from Weir have been found, but see the letter to J.   …
  • … J.  Weir, 22 May 1873 . Weir refers to Thomas James Monk. Motacilla …
  • … alba yarrellii is the pied wagtail. In 1873, the High Constable of Lewes was Robert …
  • … Crosskey (see Pall Mall Gazette , 20 October 1873, p.  6); Crosskey lived in the castle …
  • … Haddo Villas | Blackheath SE 13 Nov r . 1873 My Dear Sir I have hesitated some time before …

From W. D. Crotch   14 November 1873

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Summary

Sends information on shedding of reindeer horns in males and females.

Lemmings.

Author:  William Duppa Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 127–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9141

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From W.  D.  Crotch   14 November 1873
  • … DAR 88: 127–8 William Duppa Crotch Richmond, Surrey 14 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … animals in his letter ‘Perception in the lower animals’, Nature , 13 March 1873, p.  360. …

From H. W. Bates   15 November 1873

Summary

Encloses A. R. Wallace’s reply [in which he says he will undertake revision of Descent if CD wishes]. HWB says this shows that Wallace is unaware of the scope of revision; suggests need for well-defined terms.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 89, 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9144

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From H.  W.  Bates   15 November 1873
  • … DAR 160: 89, 90 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 15 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Savile Row, | Burlington Gardens, | W. Nov 15 1873 My dear Mr Darwin Enclosed is Wallace’s …
  • … Bates The Dell, Grays, Essex. Nov r . 14th.  1873 Dear Bates Thanks for your note. I shall …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 November [1873]

Summary

Frankland is sending JSBS organic acids for him to try artificial digestion. CD will send globulin and haemoglobin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  15 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9143

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson   15 November [1873] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 15 Nov [1873] John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet …
  • … Emma Litchfield’s house, on 15 November only in 1873. These acids are naturally occurring …
  • … plants , pp.  89–91. CD returned to Down on 18 November 1873 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …

To G. H. Darwin   15 November [1873]

Summary

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

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

Matches: 5 hits

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

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 H. W. Bates   16 November [1873]

Summary

Thanks for assistance. He will write fully to Wallace tomorrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  16 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9145

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To H.  W.  Bates   16 November [1873] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead 16 Nov [1873] Henry Walter Bates …
  • … this letter and the letter from H.  W.  Bates, 15 November 1873 . See letter from H.   …
  • … W.  Bates, 15 November 1873  and n.  1. Bates had asked Alfred Russel Wallace on CD’s …

To Friedrich Hildebrand   16 November [1873]

Summary

Thanks for FH’s work on the means of the distribution of plants (Hildebrand 1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  16 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Klaus Groove (private collection) [Sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9146F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Friedrich Hildebrand   16 November [1873] …
  • … Thanks for FH’s work on the means of the distribution of plants (Hildebrand 1873). …
  • … 16 March 2018. ] Charles Robert Darwin 16 Nov [1873] Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) …
  • … letter from Friedrich Hildebrand, 23 May 1873 . Hildebrand had promised to send CD a copy …
  • … of the distribution of plants (see letter from Friedrich Hildebrand, 23 May 1873 ). There …
  • … is an annotated copy of Hildebrand 1873 in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 379– …

To J. V. Carus   17 November [1873]

Summary

Informs JVC that he is beginning a second, corrected edition of Descent, in case a new edition is wanted in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg Darmstaedter. Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 108–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9147

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   17 November [1873] …
  • … Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead 17 Nov [1873] Julius Victor Carus …

To G. H. Darwin   [17 November 1873]

Summary

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

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

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

Matches: 8 hits

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

From J. D. Hooker   17 [November 1873]

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Summary

Is sending specimens of Eucalyptus;

goes tomorrow to receive LL.D. [Glasgow].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 [November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 133-4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9054

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   17 [November 1873] …
  • … DAR 100: 133-4 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 17 [November 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … at the University of Glasgow, which took place on 19 November 1873 ( Glasgow Herald , …
  • … 20 November 1873). CD had requested specimens of Eucalyptus and Mimosa albida (see letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, [9 November 1873] ). Orpington was the nearest railway station to Down. …

To A. R. Wallace   17 November 1873

Summary

Would be happy if ARW would undertake to help with correcting the proof-sheets of his revised edition of Descent. Outlines the job that would be required.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  17 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 96: 161–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9149

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   17 November 1873
  • … 96: 161–2 Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 17 Nov 1873 Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … at 2 Bryanston Street, London, from 8 to 18 November 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … See letter from H.  W.  Bates, 15 November 1873 . CD had asked Henry Walter Bates to ask …
  • … see also letter to ? , 28 November [1873] ). From 1871, Wallace was examiner in physical …

From Valentin Salzmann   18 November 1873

Summary

Discusses human reactions to pleasant and unpleasant tastes; considers that modifications of these reactions produce several identifiable expressions of general like and dislike.

Author:  Karl Ludwig Valentin (Valentin) Salzmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9153

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From Valentin Salzmann   18 November 1873
  • … 26 Karl Ludwig Valentin (Valentin) Salzmann Esslingen 18 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … doctrines | Dr.  Salzmann November 18 th . 1873. | Esslingen, Wurtemberg, Germany. 1.1  …

To A. R. Wallace   [18 November 1873]

Summary

CD’s son [George] could do the work [of proof-correction for Descent, 2d ed.] if ARW finds he does not care for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [18 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9152

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   [18 November 1873] …
  • … R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 . …
  • … DAR 96: 164 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [18 Nov 1873] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … this letter, the letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 , and the letter from A.   …
  • … R.  Wallace, [19 November 1873] . George Howard Darwin. CD refers to the work needed to …
  • … and his letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 . See enclosure to letter from H.   …
  • … W.  Bates, 15 November 1873 . See letter to A.   …

From A. R. Wallace   18 November 1873

Summary

Discussion of his possible assistance on editorial work for revised edition of Descent.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: B118–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9151

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   18 November 1873
  • … DAR 106: B118–19 Alfred Russel Wallace Grays 18 Nov 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 . Charles Lyell’s last four editions were …
  • … of the antiquity of man 4th ed. (C.  Lyell 1873). In A.  R.  Wallace 1905, 1: 430, Wallace …
  • … The Dell, Grays, Essex Nov.  18th.  1873 Dear Darwin I quite understand what you require, …
  • … of natural selection’, Nature , 13 February 1873, pp.  277–9; ‘Disestablishment and …
  • … Church of England’, Macmillan’s Magazine 27 (1873): 498–507; ‘Free-trade principles and …
  • … the coal question’, Daily News , 16 September 1873, p.  6; ‘Limitation of …
  • … state functions in the administration of justice’, Contemporary Review 23 (1873): 43–52. …
  • … See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 17 November 1873 . Wallace refers to Henry Walter Bates and …
  • … letter from H.  W.  Bates, 15 November 1873 . John Murray (CD’s publisher). Wallace refers …
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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…

Matches: 31 hits

  • … 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 …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … Constantijn Costerus and his friend had written to Darwin in 1873, praising his works and describing …
  • … Letter to J. C. Costerus and N. D. Doedes, [22?] March 1873 ) The Dutch friends so …

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, …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … Sunday afternoons, when they received visitors (23 March 1873; Emma described his visit in a letter …
  • … younger daughter, Bessy, did call on a Saturday in October 1873 but the Leweses were away. As a …
  • … this happened (Emma Darwin to Horace Darwin, [14 October 1873], DAR 258: 547b). Early the following …

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 …
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