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To Gerard Krefft   [September 1873]

Summary

Thanks for observations on worm-castings and for JLGK’s amusing letter.

Wants to know whether species of Eucalyptus are dichogamous. [The P.S. on Eucalyptus may be part of another letter to another correspondent.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  [Sept 1873]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828); postscript Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Special Collections, Dibner Library MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9037

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Gerard Krefft   [September 1873] …
  • … Burndy Library) Charles Robert Darwin Down [Sept 1873] Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft …
  • … Bibliography Krefft, Gerard. 1873. Savages, fossil and recent. …
  • … Sydney Mail , 19 July 1873, p. …
  • … 74; 26 July 1873, p. …
  • … 106; 2 August 1873, p. …
  • … 142; 16 August 1873, p. 210. …
  • … see letter from Gerard Krefft, 8 August 1873  and n.  4). Krefft did not publish such a …
  • … premier of the Australian parliament (see letter from Gerard Krefft, 1 November 1873 ). …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letters from Gerard Krefft, 8 August 1873 and …
  • … 1 November 1873. …
  • … On 26 August 1873, CD had become unwell with a partial loss of memory for twelve hours …
  • … Savages, fossil and recent’ ( Krefft 1873 ), which was being published in parts in the …
  • … Sydney Mail (see letter from Gerard Krefft, 8 August 1873  and nn.  1 and 6). Krefft had …

From Samuel Butler   15 April 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind letter about The fair haven [1873]. Encouraged by its reception. All he wants is to compel "an attitude of fixed attention in the place of cowardly shrinking from examination". Says he will try "a novel pure and simple with little ""purpose"" next".

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8859

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Samuel Butler   15 April 1873
  • … DAR 106: A11–12 Samuel Butler London, Clifford’s Inn, 15 15 Apr 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … for his kind letter about The fair haven [1873]. Encouraged by its reception. All he wants …
  • … 1990 , p.  140). In his letter of 1 April [1873], CD had mentioned that Leslie Stephen …
  • … knew Butler was the author of [Butler] 1873 . …
  • … An unsigned review of [Butler] 1873  appeared in the …
  • … National Reformer , 13 April 1873, pp.  229–30. The reviewer questioned whether the …
  • … range. London: Trübner. [Butler, Samuel. ] 1873. The fair haven. A work in defence of the …
  • … See letter to Samuel Butler, 1 April [1873] and n.  2. …
  • … Butler refers to [Butler] 1873 . An announcement of the death …
  • … of Fanny Butler, Butler’s mother, in Mentone on 9 April 1873 appeared in The …
  • … Times , 14 April 1873, p.  1. …
  • … Butler’s book ( [Butler] 1873 ) was a veiled attack on aspects of the Christian gospels. …

To Hermann Müller   5 May 1873

Summary

Comments on HM’s book [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Particularly glad to read historical sketch and discussion of work of C. K. Sprengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  5 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 434
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8901

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Hermann Müller   5 May 1873
  • … 146: 434 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 May 1873 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller …
  • … s book [ Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Particularly glad to read historical sketch …
  • … fertilisation , pp.  6–7. See letter to T.  H.  Farrer, 28 April 1873 , letter to A.   …
  • … W.  Bennett, 5 May [1873] , and letter to …
  • … William Ogle, 5 May [1873] . There is a …
  • … copy of H.  Müller 1873  in the library of the Royal Society of London. …
  • … Garland Publishing. 1990. Müller, Hermann. 1873. Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten …
  • … Down, Beckenham, Kent May 5 th 1873 My dear Sir Owing to all sorts of interruptions and to …
  • … The fertilisation of flowers by means of insects ( H.  Müller 1873 ; see letter from …
  • … Hermann Müller, 28 February 1873 ). CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see …
  • … in ‘Pollen-eaters’, Nature , 16 January 1873, p.  202. Müller reviewed the literature on …
  • … of plants by insects in H.  Müller 1873 , pp.  3–27. In Origin , p.  99, and Variation 2: …
  • … to the plants themselves ( H.  Müller 1873 , p.  4). CD later quoted Müller on this point …

To A. W. Bennett   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8898

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To A.  W.  Bennett   5 May [1873] …
  • … Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873). …
  • … H.  Müller 1873 (The fertilisation of flowers by means of insects). …
  • … M. Stecher collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 May [1873] Alfred William Bennett …
  • … Bibliography Müller, Hermann. 1873. Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten und die …
  • … Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten” Leipzig 1873 in 1 moderate volume, with woodcuts I …

To T. H. Huxley   25 April 1873

Summary

Affected by THH’s letter – will send a copy to the other 17 friends. Hopes for his and public’s sake his health will improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 297)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8875

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   25 April 1873
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 297) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Apr 1873 Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … Mary Elizabeth Lyell died on 24 April 1873, following a brief illness (see letter from …
  • … E.  A.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 24 April [1873] ). …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . A copy …
  • … of Huxley’s letter of 24 April 1873 was enclosed with the letter to subscribers to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] . Several of …
  • … Huxley’s friends met on 8 April 1873 to discuss raising the subscription (see …
  • … to William Spottiswoode, [8 April 1873] ). Charles Lyell made an initial contribution …
  • … of £50 and sent the additional amount by 25 April 1873 (see letter to …
  • … Charles Lyell, [25 April 1873] , and Appendix V). …

From A. W. Bennett   8 May 1873

Summary

Thanks for reference to Hermann Müller on fertilisation [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)].

Publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8905

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From A.  W.  Bennett   8 May 1873
  • … 140 Alfred William Bennett London, Park Village East, 6 8 May 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hermann Müller on fertilisation [ Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Publication plans. …
  • … CD referred to Bennett 1873 in Cross and self fertilisation , p.  123 n. …
  • … See letter to A.  W.  Bennett, 5 May [1873] and n.  1. …
  • … Bennett’s reviews of H.  Müller 1873  appeared in …
  • … Academy , 15 August 1873, pp.   …
  • … 307–9, and Gardeners’ Chronicle , 17 May 1873, p.  685. …
  • … review in Gardeners’ Chronicle , 17 May 1873, p.  685, Bennett noted that most naturalists …
  • … East, | Regent’s Park, | N.W. May 8 th . 1873. My dear Sir I am much obliged by your …
  • … pansy ( Viola arvensis ; Bennett 1873a) was published in Nature , 15 May 1873, pp.  49–50. …
  • … Correspondenzblatt) 26: 43–66. Müller, Hermann. 1873. Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch …

To John Chapman   1 February 1873

Summary

Thanks for Chapman 1873 (Chapman, John. 1873. Neuralgia and kindred diseases of the nervous system).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Chapman
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Western University Archives, History of Medicine Collection, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada (A04-011-051)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8751F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To John Chapman   1 February 1873
  • … Thanks for Chapman 1873 (Chapman, John. …
  • 1873. Neuralgia and kindred diseases of the nervous system ). …
  • … London, Ontario, Canada (A04-011-051) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Feb 1873 John Chapman …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Feb 1 1873 My dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for your …
  • … system in the Darwin Library–Down (Chapman 1873; see Marginalia 1: 165). CD had tried …
  • … cited CD’s comments on wisdom teeth from Descent 1: 26–7 in Chapman 1873, pp. 184–5. …

To J. D. Hooker   20 December [1873]

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His indignation at the malignant, odious, hypocrite Owen’s attack on JDH. History of Secretaryship [of Royal Society in Nature 9 (1873): 129–30] was best answer to Owen.

Is hard at work on new edition of Descent – a truly awful job.

No use going on with experiments on effects of water on bloom-divested leaves. May have erred. Or it may be that water is only injurious when there is a good supply of actinic rays. Will wait until spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 308–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9187

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   20 December [1873] …
  • … DAR 95: 308–9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Dec [1873] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and some species of Eucalyptus (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 [November 1873] ). …
  • … vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Owen, Richard. 1873. [Address to the fellows of the Royal …
  • … of Secretaryship [of Royal Society in Nature 9 (1873): 129–30] was best answer to Owen. Is …
  • … presidents, and payment of secretaries ( Owen 1873 ), delivered at the anniversary meeting …
  • … see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873  and n.  2). Thomas Henry Huxley had been …
  • … plants (see, for example, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13 August 1873 , and letter from W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [22 August 1873] and nn.  2 and 3). …
  • … now Biophytum umbraculum ) from Kew in August 1873 ( Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Outwards …
  • … meeting of the Royal Society (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873  and n.  3). …
  • … An article in Nature , 18 December 1873, pp.  129–30, reproduced extracts from the Minutes …
  • … motion that secretaries should be paid £50 annually ( Nature , 18 December 1873, p.  129). …
  • … the second edition of Descent on 20 November 1873 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Since the …

To J. D. Hooker   19 September [1873]

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Obliged for information on Mimosa albida; if a vigorous plant behaves as JDH says, CD’s notions are all knocked on the head.

Anxious to read Tyndall’s answer to Tait [Nature 8 (1873): 399].

Drosera story too long for his strength. Essentially the leaves act just like stomach of an animal.

Burdon Sanderson will give some grand facts at BAAS about Dionaea.

Offers to help JDH with Nepenthes experiments. Finds experimental work always takes twice as much time as anticipated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 277–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9059

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   19 September [1873] …
  • … DAR 95: 277–9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Sept [1873] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 August [1873] ); they arrived on 23 August (Emma Darwin’s …
  • … from a serious illness (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873  and n.  5). …
  • … to read Tyndall’s answer to Tait [ Nature 8 (1873): 399]. Drosera story too long for his …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873 . Hooker had asked CD for Charles Eliot …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873  and n.  9). The Nortons lived at Shady …
  • … see letter to Francis Darwin, 15 August [1873] and n.  10). Hooker had informed him that …
  • … letter to E.  A.  Darwin, 20 September 1873 ). CD had invited Hooker and Richard Strachey …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873 ). For the dispute between John Tyndall and …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873  and n.  4. CD had described the digestion …
  • … sundew) in the letter to J.  S.  Burdon Sanderson, 27 August 1873 . John Scott Burdon …
  • … Sanderson visited CD at Down on 4 July 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). He presented …
  • … at Bradford from 17 to 24 September 1873. Hooker intended to experiment on Nepenthes , the …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September 1873  and n.  8, and J.  D.  Hooker 1874a). …

To V. O. Kovalevsky   21 May 1873

Summary

VOK’s paper ["Osteology of Hyopotamidae", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 21 (1872–3): 147–65] appears a very valuable one.

Discusses work of VOK’s brother [Alexander] on Sagitta and the ascidians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  21 May 1873
Classmark:  St Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (300.1a.4:1–2v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8916

Matches: 17 hits

  • … To V.  O.  Kovalevsky   21 May 1873
  • … Appendix II), CD began writing on the ‘evil effects of intercrossing’ on 3 February 1873. …
  • … 1–2v) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 May 1873 Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир …
  • … May 21 1873 My dear Sir I thank you for y r extremely interesting letter. Your paper in …
  • … See letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 17 May 1873 . Kovalevsky’s paper ‘On the osteology of …
  • … the Hyopotamidae’ ( V.  O.  Kovalevsky 1873 ) had been read …
  • … on 6 February 1873 and was published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal …
  • … of the modifications of animal forms’, delivered on 25 April 1873 at the Royal Institution …
  • … of Great Britain (see Flower 1873, p.  102). Kovalevsky had asked whether he could …
  • … letter from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 17 May 1873  and nn.  9 and 10, for Othniel Charles Marsh’ …
  • … dedicate his forthcoming work to CD ( V.  O.  Kovalevsky 1873–4 ; see letter from V.   …
  • … O.  Kovalevsky, 17 May 1873  and n.  4). See letter …
  • … from V.  O.  Kovalevsky, 17 May 1873  and n.  6. No reply to CD’s letter from Kovalevsky …
  • … 1–40. Kovalevsky, Vladimir Onufrievich. 1873–4. Monographie der Gattung Anthracotherium …
  • … Palaeontographica. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt 22 (1873–6): 131–347. …
  • … Kovalevsky, Vladimir Onufrievich. 1873. On the osteology of …
  • … the Hyopotamidae. [Read 6 February 1873]. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society …

To G. H. Darwin   24 [October 1873]

Summary

"It is a fearfully difficult moral problem about speaking out on religion, & I have never been able to make up my mind."

An Irishman, a "grand breeder" of short-horns, declared at lunch that CD’s books had been "a great help to [him] in breeding!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 [Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9111

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   24 [October 1873] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 15 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 [Oct 1873] George Howard Darwin …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 21 October [ 1873] and n.  4. Henrietta Emma Litchfield. …
  • … Horace Darwin. See letter to John Downing, 20 October [1873] , and letter from …
  • … John Downing, 13 November 1873 . …
  • … Bibliography Maxwell, James Clerk. 1873. On the final state of a system of molecules in …
  • … motion subject to forces of any kind. Nature , 23 October 1873, pp. 537–8. …
  • … between this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 21 October [1873] , and the letter from …
  • … John Downing, 13 November 1873 . The letter has not been found. James Clerk Maxwell’ …
  • … subject to forces of any kind’ ( Maxwell 1873 ) was full of equations. CD refers to Albert …

To W. E. Darwin   23 [February 1872 – October 1874]

Summary

Asks for investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  23 [Feb 1872 - Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13800

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To Alexander Bain   9 October 1873

Summary

Thanks AB for his review of Expression [May 1873, in The senses and the intellect, 3d ed. (1874), pp. 697–714]. Admits vagueness of some points. Has never grasped AB’s principle of spontaneity. But, as they look at everything so differently, it is not likely that they should agree closely.

A recent review by T. S. Baynes, [Edinburgh Rev. 137 (1873): 492–528] is "magnificently contemptuous" toward CD and many others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Bain
Date:  9 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 143: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9092

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To Alexander Bain   9 October 1873
  • … DAR 143: 27 Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Oct 1873 Alexander Bain …
  • … Bibliography Bain, Alexander. 1873. Review of ‘Darwin on expression:’ being a postscript …
  • … Green, and Co. [Baynes, Thomas Spencer. ] 1873. [Review of Expression . ] Edinburgh Review …
  • … AB for his review of Expression [May 1873, in The senses and the intellect , 3d ed. ( …
  • … by T. S. Baynes, [ Edinburgh Rev. 137 (1873): 492–528] is "magnificently contemptuous" …
  • … Down Beckenham Oct.  9. 1873 My dear Sir I am particularly obliged to you for having sent …
  • … Review of ‘Darwin on expression’ ( Bain 1873 ), inscribed, ‘With the author’s respects and …
  • … cited Bain in Descent and Expression. In Bain 1873 , p.  698, Bain had commented that CD’s …
  • … theory of blushing was ‘one of the happiest suggestions in the book’ ( Bain 1873 , p.   …
  • … 712). [Baynes] 1873  criticised CD, Thomas Henry Huxley, John Tyndall, and Herbert …
  • … letter to George Cupples, 28 April [1873] . CD stayed at the hydropathic establishment at …
  • … See also Expression , pp.  8–9. In Bain 1873 , p.  699, Bain wrote, ‘By Spontaneity, I …

From J. D. Hooker   25 April 1873

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Charmed by Huxley’s letter of appreciation [8873].

Lady Lyell’s sudden death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 155–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8880

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   25 April 1873
  • … DAR 103: 155–6 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 25 Apr 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hooker visited Down from 18 to 25 April 1873; Hooker arrived on 19 April but the length of …
  • … Bibliography Budd, William. 1873. Typhoid fever: its nature, mode of spreading, and …
  • … London: Longmans, Green. Lyell, Charles. 1873. The geological evidences of the antiquity …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . A copy of Thomas Henry Huxley’s letter was …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [6 April 1873] and n.  2, and letter to subscribers to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] ). For more on the death of Mary Elizabeth Lyell, see …
  • … 2  June 1873, p.  372). Anne Susan Horner was Mary Elizabeth Lyell’s mother. Hooker also …
  • … contemporary understanding of typhoid, see Budd 1873 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … E.  A.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 24 April [1873] and n.  3. Katherine Murray Lyell was Mary …
  • … see letter to Charles Lyell, [9 April 1873] ). Charles Lyell, with the help of his …
  • … a new edition of Geological evidences of the antiquity of man ( C.  Lyell 1873 ). The …
  • … revised edition was published in May 1873 ( Publishers’ Circular , …

From J. D. Hooker   16 September 1873

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Mimosa too far gone to send now.

CD’s marjoram is the common [Origanum] vulgare, not the pot herb.

On the water injury, Thiselton-Dyer and he may have used too fine a spray, but plant is insensitive.

Horribly angry at P. G. Tait’s letter in Nature [8 (1873): 381–2].

Tyndall writes that he is strong – the next number of Nature will prove it.

G. Henslow is much better.

JDH leaves for Bradford [BAAS meeting] tomorrow.

Rejoices at CD’s success with Drosera; longs to be at Nepenthes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 162–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9057

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   16 September 1873
  • … DAR 103: 162–5 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 16 Sept 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … had returned to Massachusetts in May 1873 after a four-year visit to Europe ( ANB ). …
  • … visit the Darwins in January (see letter to M.  D.  Conway, 11 January [1873] and n.  4). …
  • … at P. G. Tait’s letter in Nature [8 (1873): 381–2]. Tyndall writes that he is strong – the …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 September [1873] ). For Hooker’s identification of CD’s …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August 1873 . CD was receiving medical treatment from …
  • … Andrew Clark (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 September [1873] ). A letter from …
  • … Science meeting in Bradford, Yorkshire, from 17 to 24 September 1873. See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 12 September [1873] and n.  6. Thiselton-Dyer was employed part-time at Kew, …
  • … pitcher-plant, until October (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 October 1873  and n.  2). …
  • … had appeared in Nature , 11 September 1873, pp.  381–2, complaining about John Tyndall’s …
  • … 1971 . Tyndall’s response to Tait was published in Nature , 18 September 1873, p.  399. …
  • … s illness in his letter of 11 April 1873. He also refers to Georgina Brook Henslow. Hooker …

To Federico Delpino   25 June [1873]

Summary

Discusses role of insects in crossing varieties of Lathyrus odoratus and other species.

Comments on Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)],

and Anton Kerner ["Die Schutzmittel des Pollens", Ber. Naturwiss. Med. Ver. Innsbruck, 3 (1873): 100–68].

Admires FD’s work on anemophilous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 June [1873]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8951

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  • … To Federico Delpino   25 June [1873] …
  • … Barone (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 June [1873] Federico Delpino …
  • … Müller [ Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)], and Anton Kerner ["Die Schutzmittel des …
  • … Ber. Naturwiss. Med. Ver. Innsbruck , 3 (1873): 100–68]. Admires FD’s work on anemophilous …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from Federico Delpino, 18 June 1873 . See …
  • … letter from Federico Delpino, 18 June 1873  and n.  4. For CD’s observations on Pisum …
  • … opened (see Cross and self fertilisation , p.  156). CD refers to H.  Müller 1873 . See …
  • … letter from Federico Delpino, 18 June 1873  and n.  9. Anton Kerner’s Die Schutzmittel des …
  • … dislocation and moistening; Kerner 1873 ), is cited in Cross and self fertilisation. …
  • … See letter from Federico Delpino, 18 June 1873  and n.  8. CD’s annotated copy of Bentham  …
  • … London: John Murray. 1876. Kerner, Anton. 1873. Die Schutzmittel des Pollens gegen die …
  • … in Innsbruck 3: 100–68. Müller, Hermann. 1873. Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten …
  • … Kerners book “Schutzmittel des Pollens: 1873: Innspruck. ”— It is very interesting, but he …

From J. D. Hooker   [8 November 1873]

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Has had a week’s cessation of Nepenthes work.

Had to get out a paper for the Linnean Society on Thursday.

Has tried Mimosa albida in hothouse and found it wonderfully sensitive.

A military report from India praises his travel book.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9150

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [8 November 1873] …
  • … DAR 103: 184–5 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [8 Nov 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … mountain and jungle warfare ( Gawler 1873 , p.  3). Leonard Darwin was in Royal Engineers. …
  • … Bibliography Gawler, John Cox. 1873. Sikhim: with hints on mountain and jungle warfare. …
  • … China. London: Edward Stanford. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1873. On Hydnora americana R. …
  • … Br. [Read 6 November 1873. ] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 14 (1875): 182–8. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 November 1873 . …
  • … In 1873, the Saturday following 6 November was 8 November. Hooker refers to Francis …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [9 November 1873] . Hooker had been experimenting on the …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 3  November [1873] and n.  2). His paper on the parasitic …
  • … of Prosopanche americana ) was read at the Linnean Society on 6 November 1873 ( J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker 1873 ). For CD’s interest in Mimosa albida , see the letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 November [1873] and n.  5. Hooker’s Himalayan journals (J.   …

From T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1873]

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Forwards Matthew Arnold’s Literature and dogma [1873].

Hopes they can secure Hooker for President of Royal Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Feb 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8761

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  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   [8 February 1873] …
  • … DAR 166: 328 Thomas Henry Huxley unstated [8 Feb 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Matthew Arnold’s Literature and dogma [1873]. Hopes they can secure Hooker for President …
  • … Bibliography Arnold, Matthew. 1873. Literature & dogma: an essay towards a better …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to Matthew Arnold, 9 February [1873] . …
  • … Matthew Arnold’s Literature & dogma ( Arnold 1873 ) was published in early …
  • … February ( Publishers’ Circular , 17 February 1873, p.  114). …
  • … Dalton Hooker was elected president of the Royal Society of London in 1873 ( ODNB ). …

Wake, Charles Staniland. 1873. Marriage among primitive peoples. [Read 2 November 1873.] Anthropologia 1 (1873–5): 197-207.

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  • … Wake, Charles Staniland. 1873. Marriage among primitive …
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  • … Anthropologia 1 (1873–5): 197-207. WBB4 Q460.c.4.1 22 …

Swinhoe, Robert. 1873. On the white stork of Japan. [Read 20 May 1873.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1873): 512–14.

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  • … Swinhoe, Robert. 1873. On the white stork …
  • … of Japan. [Read 20 May 1873. ] Proceedings …
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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 …

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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