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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 (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
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: 13 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 (Владимир Онуфриевич …
  • … 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 …

From J. D. Hooker   6 October 1873

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Mimosa prostrata, described by John Lindley as M. marginata, native of Brazil.

Who supplies CD with distilled water and chemicals?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9089

Matches: 8 hits

  • … W.  Moore, 3 October 1873 ). …
  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   6 October 1873
  • … DAR 103: 169–70 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 6 Oct 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew Oct r . 6. 1873 My dear Darwin Mimosa prostrata is only a name from the …
  • … CD had been working on Mimosa since at least August 1873 (see letter to …
  • … Francis Darwin, 15 August [1873] and n.  10). CD described the movements of M.  marginata …
  • … Moore (see, for example, letter to W.  W.  Baxter, 4 September 1873 , letter from Edward …
  • … Frankland, 27 September 1873 , and letter from S.   …

From J. D. Hooker   [13 or 20 January 1873]

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Summary

The Drosophyllum goes to Orpington by train this evening.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 or 20] Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 138–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8734

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [13 or 20 January 1873] …
  • … DAR 103: 138–9 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated 13 Jan 1873 20 …
  • … Jan 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … this letter, the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 12 January 1873 , and the letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 20 January 1873 . …
  • … In 1873, 13 and 20 January were Mondays. Hooker refers to Drosophyllum lusitanicum (the …
  • … that CD wanted to experiment on. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] and n.  3. …

From T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1873]

Summary

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

Matches: 7 hits

  • … 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 …
  • … 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 ). …

From J. D. Hooker   [1 November 1873]

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Sends leaves and names by post.

Is writing everywhere for Drosophyllum.

Is deeply interested in Desmodium.

Had no intention of publishing on Nepenthes, the experiments were solely for CD’s "eating". Will continue with egg and raw meat experiments. Asks for advice on how to prove fluid is secreted by the glands.

Searles Wood’s letter is confused and would deny atavism if his principles were accepted.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 178–80, DAR 209.12: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9123

Matches: 16 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [1 November 1873] …
  • … 178–80, DAR 209.12: 3 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [1 Nov 1873] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 October [1873] . …
  • … In 1873, the Saturday following 30 October was 1 November. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 October [1873] . CD had sent Hooker some Eucalyptus and Acacia …
  • … asked what temperature it required (see letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 October [1873] and …
  • … 31 October 1873). See also letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 29 October 1873  and n.  1. CD had requested a specimen of Mimosa albida . …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 October [1873] . See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 October [1873] and n.  2. CD …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 October 1873 ). He later reported that his experiments with …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 31 October 1873 . CD had sent Hooker a letter from Searles …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 October [1873] ). Acacia celastrifolia is glowing wattle; …
  • … in his letter to Hooker of 31 October 1873. Hooker had shown Francis Darwin the Desmodium …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [26? October 1873] ). CD had asked that Hooker acknowledge his …
  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 31 October 1873 ). The Philosophical Club was a group of …

To T. H. Farrer   28 April 1873

Summary

Recommends Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8885

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   28 April 1873
  • … Recommends Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen [1873]. …
  • … LS Ms 299/19) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Apr 1873 Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Ap 28. 1873 My dear Farrer If you should ever again take to …
  • … der Blumen durch insekten Leipzig Engelmann 1873 For as far as I have read it seems to me …
  • … of flowers by insect agency (H.  Müller 1873) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia …

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: 8 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 . …
  • … 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 …

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1873

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Sends plant specimens.

He and Thiselton-Dyer, working on with Nepenthes, have independently found the spiral vessels going to the gland. CD’s view that the glands are secretory organs is suggestive. When Nepenthes is as much done as CD wants,

he will turn to Cephalotus and Sarracenia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9116

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   29 October 1873
  • … DAR 103: 176–7 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 29 Oct 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the grass vetchling) in his letter to Hooker of 23 October [1873]. See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 26 October [1873] . Francis …
  • … Darwin had visited Kew on 26 October 1873 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 October [1873] ). …
  • … Kew in his letter to Hooker of 26 October [1873]; it was sent on 31 October (Royal Botanic …
  • … see letter to Francis Darwin, 10 October 1873  and n.  9). Hooker refers to John Russell, …
  • … insectivorous plants. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 October 1873 , and letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 26 October [1873] . Hooker was experimenting with putting pieces of albumen ( …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 October 1873 . CD had asked Francis to ask Hooker to try an …

From John Tyndall   21 April 1873

Summary

[Sir Joseph?] Whitworth’s contribution brings total to over £2000. Wishes CD could be persuaded to come to lunch with Huxley and Emerson.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8870

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From John Tyndall   21 April 1873
  • … DAR 106: C15 John Tyndall Royal Institution 21 Apr 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … from T.  H.  Huxley to Michael Foster, 22 April 1873 (Dawson 1946, p.  51, no.  61)). …
  • … had returned home from his London visit on 10 April 1873 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … Institution of Great Britain 21 st . April 1873 My dear Darwin Whitworth has sent us £150— …
  • … Huxley (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [6 April 1873] and n.  2). The money raised for the …
  • … Lubbock’s bank, Robarts, Lubbock & Co. (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 ). In …
  • … his letter to Tyndall of 18 April [1873], CD had expressed his worry about the letter he …

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1873]

Summary

Discusses experiments and observations on pitchers [of Nepenthes]. Suggests procedures for JDH to follow.

Any plant of any family with a terminal or with any lateral leaflets greatly reduced would be interesting to CD for studying spontaneous movements.

Has not received Eucalyptus or Acacia plants from Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2–3 and 39a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9130

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   3 November [1873] …
  • … Correspondence vol. 21, enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 November 1873] . …
  • … Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2– …
  • … 3 and 39a) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Nov [1873] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 November 1873] . Hooker was trying to repeat experiments on …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 November 1873] ). CD’s work on Drosera was not published …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 21, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 October [1873] ). CD had …
  • … begun to consult Andrew Clark earlier in 1873 (see Correspondence vol. …
  • … 21, letter to Charles Lyell, 24 September 1873 ). For the list of species names, see …
  • … vol. 21, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January [1873] . See Correspondence vol. 21, letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, [1 November 1873] and nn.  3 and 4. CD wished to observe leaf …

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: 11 hits

  • … To Alexander Bain   9 October 1873
  • … DAR 143: 27 Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Oct 1873 Alexander Bain …
  • … 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 …
  • … s 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 …
  • … his 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 Spencer. …
  • … 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 Hermann Müller   28 February 1873

Summary

Sends his book [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Hopes CD will publish an opinion of it.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 299
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8791

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From Hermann Müller   28 February 1873
  • … 299 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller Lippstadt 28 Feb 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … his book [ Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Hopes CD will publish an opinion of it. …
  • … CD’s heavily annotated copy of H.  Müller 1873 is in the Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … No review of H.  Müller 1873 has been identified; a brief notice …
  • … of its publication appeared in the May 1873 issue of Journal of Botany , p.  158. In …
  • … Lippstadt 28 th of Febr. | 1873. My dear Sir! Herewith I send you a copy of my book on the …

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 …

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.   …

To Hermann Müller   30 May 1873

Summary

Further comments on HM’s [Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  30 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 435, Krause 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8929

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Hermann Müller   30 May 1873
  • … Further comments on HM’s [ Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. …
  • … 1884 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 May 1873 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller …
  • … Down, Beckenham, Kent May 30. 1873 My dear Sir I am much obliged for your letter received …
  • … See letter from Hermann Müller, 27 May 1873 . See …
  • … letter to Hermann Müller, 5 May 1873  and n.  1. The last section of Müller’s Die …
  • … of plants by means of insects; H.  Müller 1873) relates to the application of selection …
  • … contains references to H.  Müller 1873 (DAR 4; see also Cross and self fertilisation , …

From G. H. Darwin to Nature   4 October [1873]

Summary

Sends, with CD’s approval, a clarification of CD’s explanation of how useless organs might diminish [see 9061]. Using Quetelet’s law of normal distribution GHD shows how horns of cattle, having become useless, would gradually diminish and finally disappear.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  4 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 16 October 1873, p. 505
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9087

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin to Nature    4 October [1873] …
  • … Nature , 16 October 1873, p.   …
  • … 505 George Howard Darwin Down 4 Oct [1873] Nature …
  • … is established by the fact that this letter was published in Nature , 16 October 1873. …
  • … See letter to Nature , 20 September [1873]. See letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, [before 3 October 1873] , and letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 3 October [1873] . George refers to Adolphe Quetelet and Quetelet 1869, 1: …

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 …

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: 12 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 …
  • … 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 , …

To László Dapsy   9 June 1873

Summary

Is glad to hear LD’s translation [of Origin (1873–4)] progresses well.

Offers to send a photograph of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Laszlo Dapsy
Date:  9 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 96: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8940

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To László Dapsy   9 June 1873
  • … DAR 96: 155 Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place 9 June 1873 Laszlo Dapsy …
  • … Is glad to hear LD’s translation [of Origin (1873–4)] progresses well. Offers to send a …
  • … Letter from László Dapsy, 1 June 1873. CD refers to Dapsy’s …
  • … translation of Origin (Dapsy trans.  1873–4). …
  • … See letter from László Dapsy, 1 June 1873  and n.  2. An illustration based on a …

To J. D. Hooker   31 October 1873

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On Nepenthes.

Asks JDH, if he publishes, to mention CD’s work on digestive powers of Drosera so that charges of plagiarism will not be made against CD later when he publishes.

Describes at length his observations on the movements of Desmodium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 95: 300–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9118

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   31 October 1873
  • … DAR 95: 300–3 Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 Oct 1873 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 October [1873] . CD later discussed Lathyrus nissolia ( …
  • … plants , pp.  33–4. Francis had visited Kew on Sunday 26 October 1873 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 October [1873] ) …
  • … Down Oct 31 1873 My dear Hooker I will now answer the rest of yr letter; but first, I …
  • … In his letter of 29 October 1873, Hooker had offered to send an Acacia farnesiana (now …
  • … organs, in his letter of 29 October 1873 (see also J.  D.  Hooker 1874, p.  112). ‘ …
  • … London ( letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 October 1873 ). CD had asked Francis Darwin to buy …
  • … and learn to use an immersion lens ( letter to Francis Darwin, 10 October 1873 ). CD was …
  • … in London from 8 to 18 November 1873 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). CD later discussed …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 October 1873  and n.  7. CD later described the digestive …
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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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