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To G. H. Darwin   [8 August 1874]

Summary

Approves of GHD’s letter [to Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 587–9] and his present plan, which removes all CD’s objections. Will make his own letter to Murray less imperious. "It will be a dreadful evil to me, if … we come to a quarrel."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [8 Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9596

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [8 August 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 31 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett [8 Aug 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). CD and his wife, Emma, were staying with …
  • … Approves of GHD’s letter [to Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 587–9] and his present plan, which …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 . …
  • … In 1874, the Saturday after 6 August was 8 August. See letter …
  • … from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 . George had enclosed a letter to be forwarded to …
  • … made against him in an anonymous article ( [Mivart] 1874 ; George’s defence appeared …
  • … in the Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 587–9). CD probably refers to a letter sent to him via …
  • … from G.  H.  Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] . George had suggested that CD avoid risking a …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] . For CD’s original letter, with George’s …
  • … enclosure to the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 ; for the letter as sent, see …
  • … the letter to John Murray, 11 August 1874 . CD probably refers to the proof-sheets of …

To G. H. Darwin   19 October [1874]

Summary

Advice to GHD on whether to accept invitation to lecture at the Royal Institution.

Murray has sent the Quarterly Review issue. CD has told Murray that he is convinced Mivart is the author and what he thinks of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9687

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   19 October [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 33 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Oct [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … letter from G.  H.   Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  14). Francis Maitland Balfour; see …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  17. George was helping CD with the …
  • … proof-sheets of Descent 2d ed. ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 18 April 1874 ). …
  • … It was published in November 1874 ( letter from R. …
  • … F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). On John Murray’s November sale dinners, see Murray 1908–9 , …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Murray, John. 1908–9. Darwin and his …
  • … between this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 . Letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 . George had been invited by William Spottiswoode to give a …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and nn.  1, 2, and 4). Jeu d’esprit (French): …
  • … giving the Royal Institution lecture (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 ). …
  • … CD refers to the October 1874 issue of the Quarterly review (137: 587–9), which contained …
  • … see letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874  and n.  1). The last sentence stated: ‘But …

To G. H. Darwin   [20? August 1874]

Summary

Likes GHD’s article ["Professor Whitney on the origin of language", Contemp. Rev. (1874): 894]. "You have defended me nobly."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [20? Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9711

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [20? August 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 38 Charles Robert Darwin Down [20? Aug 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … on the origin of language", Contemp. Rev. (1874): 894]. "You have defended me nobly." …
  • … or proof-sheets. See also letter to J.  T.  Knowles, 31 July 1874 , and letter from J.   …
  • … T.  Knowles, 4 August 1874 . On the issues under discussion, see Radick 2008 , pp.  19–49. …
  • … of Chicago Press. Whitney, William Dwight. 1874. Darwinism and language. [Essay review of …
  • … Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 23 August [1874] (DAR 239.23: 1.21). In this letter, Emma …
  • … H.  Darwin 1874c (see n.  2, below). In 1874 the Thursday before 23 August was 20 August. …
  • … s ‘Darwinism and language’ ( Whitney 1874 ), and defended CD’ s views on language against …

To G. H. Darwin   [21 April 1874]

Summary

GHD’s corrections seem very good. Murray hopes there will be few corrections in Descent. CD assured him no changes have been made merely for improving style.

Wants very much to hear about "the terrible cousin affair".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9423

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [21 April 1874] …
  • … 210.1: 20 Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [21 Apr 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … CD refers to Motley 1873 (see letter to John Murray, 12 April 1874  and n.  3). See letter …
  • … from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874 . George had been compiling statistics on cousin …
  • … marriage (see letters from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and …
  • … 20 April 1874 ). …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Motley, John Lothrop. 1873. Rise of the …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874 . …
  • … In 1874, the first Tuesday following 20 April was 21 April. CD was staying at 2 Bryanston …
  • … would visit CD in London in his letter of 20 April 1874 . John Murray was CD’s publisher. …

To G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874]

Summary

Writes about instructions to compositor and return of proofs [of Descent]. Requests return of 2d volume of Descent, to which he may want to refer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [24 Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9696

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [24 October 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 35 Charles Robert Darwin Down [24 Oct 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … first edition of Descent ; see the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.   …
  • … 2. In November 1874, George published a review of William …
  • … s ‘Darwinism and language’ ( Whitney 1874 ) titled ‘Professor Whitney on the origin of …
  • … see Radick 2008 , p.  47). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . …
  • … In 1874, 24 October was a Saturday. Apus appears in Descent 2d ed. , p.  255. Apus was …
  • … of Chicago Press. Whitney, William Dwight. 1874. Darwinism and language. [Essay review of …

To G. H. Darwin   [5 or 6 August 1874]

Summary

Has no objection to sending GHD’s letter as it is. The only accusation it seems necessary to rebut is about licentiousness. Regrets this is not made more prominent.

Gives some suggestions for GHD’s reply to Mivart’s attack.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [5 or 6] Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 28, 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9588

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [5 or 6 August 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 28, 30 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 5 Aug 1874 6 …
  • … Aug 1874 George Howard Darwin …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letters from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874  and …
  • … 6 [August] 1874 . George had drafted a letter responding to an attack on him by St George …
  • … Review (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). The draft has not been found. See …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874  and n.  3. Mivart had written, ‘There is no …
  • … at Southampton. See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 1 August [1874] and n.  4. See letter …
  • … from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874  and n.  4. John Murray was the publisher of the …
  • … to which this writer belongs’ ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). In his essay on marriage in the …

To G. H. Darwin   5 November [1874]

Summary

Mainly family news.

Eager to read GHD’s political economy MS "though Heaven knows whether I shall understand it".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9712

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   5 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 37 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Nov [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [4 November 1874] and n.  2). CD refers to the …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [4 November 1874] ; the card from George has not been found. …
  • … letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] ). After discussion with CD, George decided to …
  • … the invitation (see letters from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 15 November [1874] and …
  • … 25 November [1874] (DAR 239.23: 1.24 and 25)). The account was probably in the card sent …
  • … Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 25 November [1874] (DAR 239.23: 1.25)). Emma recorded in her …
  • … and confined her to bed on 3, 4, and 5 November 1874 (DAR 242). Emma recorded in her …
  • … DAR 242) that ‘Jossi & Harrison’ arrived on Saturday 7 November 1874, and in a letter …
  • … to Leonard Darwin, 15 November [1874] (DAR 239.23: 1.24), she mentioned that Lucy Caroline …

To G. H. Darwin   19 April [1874]

Summary

Is sorry to hear the news about the cousin question – a real misfortune.

Congratulates GHD on being nearly finished with work on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9419

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   19 April [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 19 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Apr [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … Buckley Litchfield, from 21 to 29 April 1874 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from …
  • … G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and n.  4. William Clowes and Sons were the printers of …
  • … and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874 . George was correcting the proofs for …
  • … See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and n.  7. George was investigating whether …

To G. H. Darwin   10 June 1874

Summary

Comments on GHD’s paper ["Marriages between first cousins in England and their effects", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 18 (1875): 22–41]. Hopes it will be published and read at the Statistical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  10 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9487

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   10 June 1874
  • … DAR 210.1: 23 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 June 1874 George Howard Darwin …
  • … George’s notes have not been found (see letters to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 May [1874] and [ …
  • … 29 May 1874] ). …
  • … and letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874  and n.  2). The draft seen by CD has not …
  • … of ill health in his letter of 30 May 1874 . George was an examiner in mathematics and …
  • … took place between 8 and 13 June 1874 (Trinity College Archive, Head Lecturer’s Book 1801– …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 30 May 1874  and n.  1). Douglas Alexander Spalding had …

To G. H. Darwin   [29 May 1874]

Summary

CD has forwarded proofs of Descent [2d edition]. Urges GHD not to work on them if his poor health makes them too tiring.

Thanks GHD about Spalding [i.e., for responding to Spalding’s request, see 9472].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [29 May 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9474

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [29 May 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 22 Charles Robert Darwin Down [29 May 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 May [1874] , and the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 30 May 1874 . CD was preparing the second edition of Descent . The letter from …
  • … Down (see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 May [1874] and n.  2). William Clowes & Sons were …
  • … took place between 8 and 13 June 1874 (Trinity College Archive, Head Lecturer’s Book 1801– …
  • … a German translation of Descent 2d ed. (see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 23 May [1874] ). …

To G. H. Darwin   [6 December 1874]

Summary

Returns historical sketch [of GHD’s "cousin paper"?] with comments. "For Heavens sake put a sentence in some conspicuous place that your results seem to indicate that consanguineous marriage, as far as insanity is concerned, cannot be injurious in any very high degree."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [6 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9746

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [6 December 1874] …
  • … 210.1: 42 Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [6 Dec 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 December 1874 . …
  • … In 1874, the Sunday after 5 December was 6 December. See letter …
  • … from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 December 1874 . CD had presumably read the last part of George’s …
  • … letter to H.  A.  Huxley, [5 December 1874] . St George Jackson Mivart had attacked an …
  • … John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor in the Quarterly Review ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). …
  • … s response, discussed at length with CD in letters in August 1874, appeared in the October …
  • … issue of Quarterly Review (137 (1874): 587–8), followed by a rejoinder, presumably by …
  • … Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. ODNB : Oxford dictionary of national …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 December 1874 . Erasmus Alvey Darwin. CD refers to Thomas …

To G. H. Darwin   [30 July 1874]

Summary

Hasty note to express his most decided opinion that letter [to Q. Rev.] should not give a sketch of GHD’s essay – only an explicit denial "& do not allude to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [30 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9576

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [30 July 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 26 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett [30 July 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 . CD arrived at William Erasmus …
  • … Bassett, Southampton, on Thursday 30 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD refers …
  • … in response to remarks made on his work in [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70 (see letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874  and nn.  1 and 3). …

To G. H. Darwin   12 [December 1874 or January 1875?]

Summary

Regrets the trouble GHD has had.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 [Dec 1874 - Jan 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9221

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   12 [December 1874 or January 1875? ] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 43 Charles Robert Darwin unstated 12 [Dec 1874? ] …
  • … 12 [Jan 1874? ] George Howard Darwin …
  • … ordered set, between letters to George dated [6 December 1874] and 10 [February 1875]. …

To G. H. Darwin   2 December [1874]

Summary

Appleton will bring out the new edition of Descent in the U. S., so GHD’s work will now be in three editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9741

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   2 December [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 41 Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Dec [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … D.  Appleton & Co. , [ c. 19] November 1874). George had helped edit this edition ( letter …
  • … to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 November [1874] ). A German translation was also being prepared ( …
  • … letter from J.  V.  Carus, 27 October 1874 ). …

To G. H. Darwin   25 [October 1874]

Summary

Thanks GHD for clear lecture on heat.

Will keep paper on proportion of sexes, in case GHD wants it again.

Wants him to translate some pages of Swedish or Norwegian sent by A. W. Malm, "a good man".

Glad to see the statistical paper ["Theory of exchange value", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 17 (1875): 243–53].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9697

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   25 [October 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 36 Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 [Oct 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Staley, Thomas. 1868. On the geography and …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . See the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . …
  • … In his letter of 24 October 1874 , George reported on his trip to Abinger Hall and …
  • … see letter to T.  N.  Staley, 13 January [1874] and n.  5. August Wilhelm Malm. The draft …

To G. H. Darwin   27 May [1874]

Summary

D. A. Spalding has asked for information to help with his experiments on sense of direction in animals. Has arrived at same results as GHD with blindfolded children. Will GHD let him have his results?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 May [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9472

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   27 May [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 21 Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 May [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … found (see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 10 June 1874  and n.  4). For details of Spalding’s …
  • … the letter from D.  A.  Spalding, 21 July 1874 . Douglas Alexander Spalding’s visit is not …
  • … letter from D.  A.  Spalding, 21 July 1874 . The article may have been Benjamin Apthorp …

To G. H. Darwin   1 August [1874]

Summary

GHD’s article will not do. It is too long and the denial seems weak and confused; also, it ought to be in the form of a letter to the editor. Encloses draft of the sort of letter of denial he thinks GHD should write.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  1 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 27, 29, 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9580

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   1 August [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 27, 29, 32 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 1 Aug [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 . George had drafted an article responding to …
  • … H.  Darwin 1873a; see also letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). The attack was in …
  • … review in the Quarterly Review ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). John Murray was the publisher of …
  • … Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. Wellesley index : The Wellesley index …
  • … continued to refine the wording of this letter; it appeared, dated 7 August 1874, in the …
  • … Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 587–9 (October issue). On the controversy, see Gruber 1960 , …

To G. H. Darwin   22 October [1874]

Summary

Sends index [of Descent, 2d ed.] with instructions for proof-reading.

Asks GHD questions about heat transmission; he wants to use it as an analogy to illustrate transmission of motor impulses through leaves of Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9693

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   22 October [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 34 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Oct [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . George was assisting with the …
  • … edition of Descent , published in a single volume in November 1874 ( letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). William Clowes & Sons were the printers used by CD’s …

To G. H. Darwin   [27 July 1874]

Summary

Advises GHD to get an eminent counsel. If counsel’s opinion is that the reviewer [Mivart, in "Primitive man", Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 40–77] has falsified GHD’s statements, GHD should send the opinion to the Quarterly Review and demand publication, and if refused publish elsewhere. Then CD must decide whether to cut John Murray [publisher of Q. Rev.] which will put CD in a nice perplexity [over his rights to the stereotyped editions of past works].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [27 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9568

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [27 July 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 25 Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall [27 July 1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … Mivart, in "Primitive man", Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 40–77] has falsified GHD’s statements, GHD …
  • … in an anonymous essay review ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70), in which George’s comments in his …
  • … Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. Origin : On the origin of species by …

To G. H. Darwin   27 November [1874]

Summary

CD thinks better of "cousin paper" than GHD does.

With respect to GHD’s "viscous work", remembers endless discussions of movement of viscous matter 20 years back, apropos of movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9735

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   27 November [1874] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 40 Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Nov [1874] George Howard Darwin …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Forbes, James David. 1849. Fifteenth letter …
  • … of the Statistical Society of London 37 (1874): iii), rather than to the older Statistical …
  • … H.  Farrer to Horace Darwin, 26 November 1874 (DAR 258: 1566)). George’s work on viscous …
  • … see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] and n.  6). CD probably refers to the …
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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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  • … The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the …
  • … intervals’ ( letter to D. T. Gardner, [ c . 27 August 1874] ). The death of a Cambridge friend, …
  • … and collecting beetles ( letter from W. D. Fox, 8 May [1874] ).  Such reminiscences led Darwin to …
  • … much more than forwards’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ). I feel very old & …
  • … old & helpless’  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin mentioned his poor …
  • … on the matter ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 26 October 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and …
  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). Later in the month, …
  • … and an imposter’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Darwin agreed that it was ‘all …
  • … perform his antics’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 29 January [1874] ). This did not stop word getting …
  • … at his home ( letter from T. G. Appleton, 2 April 1874 ). Back over old ground New …
  • … Charles Lyell ( letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 8 January 1874 , letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 …
  • … of correction’ ( letter to H. E. Litchfield, 21 [March 1874] ). The book came out in June with the …
  • … Darwin on this point ( letter from J. D. Dana, 21 July 1874 ); however, he did not retract his …
  • … dog breeders (letters from George Cupples, 21 February 1874 and 12 March 1874 ); the material …
  • … Islands (Hawaii; letters from T. N. Staley, 12 February 1874 and 20 February 1874 ; letters …
  • … islanders ( letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874 ). One of the most significant …
  • … enemy into a jelly’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 14 April 1874 ). The technical nature of Huxley’s …
  • … mind where it goes’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 16 April 1874 ). The second edition of  …
  • … would be very good ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Darwin's son George …
  • … of your thought’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 20 April 1874 ). The Mivart affair …
  • … mental and physical disorders (G. H. Darwin 1873b). In July 1874, an anonymous essay appeared in the …
  • … libel’ on his son ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [27 July 1874] ).  George, however, consulted with his …
  • … [a] lying scoundrel’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). He drafted a brief statement of …

Darwin's 1874 letters go online

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The full transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1874 are published online for the first time. You can read about Darwin's life in 1874 through his letters and see a full list of the letters. The 1874 letters…

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  • … of over 600 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1874 are published online for the first time. …
  • … ( Letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ) The Mivart affair highlights …
  • … are some other highlights from Darwin's correspondence in 1874: I feel as old as …
  • … signifying so much.  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) At the age of 65, Darwin …
  • … more quietly was severely tested by some of the events of 1874. He had a clear idea of the shape of …
  • … must be enough for me  ( Letter to W. D. Fox, 11 May [1874] ) During the year he …
  • … the positive  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 August [1874] ) – he mourned after several …
  • … day’s work  ( Letter to D. F. Nevill, 18 September [1874] ) Darwin’s family continued …
  • … have to do—  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 November [1874] ) Darwin’s continuing …

St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … In 1874, the Catholic zoologist St George Jackson Mivart caused Darwin and his son …
  • … appeared to have created very little stir, until, in July 1874, Mivart published an anonymous review …
  • … of the Quarterly ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). Darwin hastily advised against …
  • … to wish to circulate ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). Darwin provided a draft of the …
  • … to endorse them ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). He sent a second draft, which Darwin …
  • … a fair copy of his letter with his letter of 6 [August] 1874 . George and Darwin were also …
  • … George’s letter to Murray with his letter of 11 August 1874 , and was no doubt relieved to …
  • … to all he asked ( letter from John Murray, 12 August 1874 ). In October, George’s letter …
  • … a Pickwickian sense’ ( letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874 ). In other words, Mivart had used …
  • … reaction was savage ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [6 December 1874] ). Hooker and Huxley between them …
  • … the attack on George ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 December 1874 ). Huxley met Mivart at an evening …
  • … ( Enclosure to letter from J. D. Hooker, 21 December 1874 .) A reply soon came from Mivart . …
  • … of a gentleman’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 23 December 1874 ). However, Huxley still wrote to …
  • … this.   124 Gower St W.C. Dec. 24th 1874. Private & Confidential …
  • … to John Tyndall ( letter from John Tyndall, 28 December 1874 , and letter from J. D. Hooker, 29 …
  • … 16 January 1875, p. 66, signed, ‘The Quarterly Reviewer of 1874’. In it he reiterated his claim that …

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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  • … physiognomy Joseph Simms wrote to Darwin on 14 September 1874 , while he was staying in London. …
  • … stockings. (Letter from Joseph Simms, 14 September 1874 ) The foot could tell …

Essay: Evolution & theology

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—by Asa Gray EVOLUTION AND THEOLOGY The Nation, January 15, 1874 The attitude of theologians toward doctrines of evolution, from the nebular hypothesis down to ‘Darwinism,’ is no less worthy of consideration, and hardly less diverse, than that of…

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  • … EVOLUTION AND THEOLOGY The Nation, January 15, 1874 The attitude of theologians toward …

Essay: What is Darwinism?

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—by Asa Gray WHAT IS DARWINISM? The Nation, May 28, 1874 The question which Dr. Hodge asks he promptly and decisively answers: ‘What is Darwinism? it is atheism.’ Leaving aside all subsidiary and incidental matters, let us consider–1. What the…

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  • … Gray WHAT IS DARWINISM? The Nation, May 28, 1874 The question which Dr. Hodge …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … attack upon Darwin’s son George, in an anonymous review in 1874 (see Correspondence vol. 22, …
  • … had also considered taking up the issue with Murray in 1874, even threatening to break off future …
  • … laid to rest, another controversy was brewing. In December 1874, Darwin had been asked to sign a …
  • … botanical research and had visited Down House in April 1874 (see Correspondence vol. 22, letters …
  • … A scientific friendship had developed between the men in 1874, and this was enhanced by Romanes’s …
  • … white’ ( letter from G. J. Romanes, [before 4 November 1874] ).   Testing Pangenesis …
  • … had learned of Lyell’s failing health from Hooker in 1874 and January 1875. On 22 February, he was …

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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  • … 9426 - Story-Maskelyne , T. M. to Darwin, [23 April 1874] Thereza Story-Maskelyne …
  • … Letter 9616 - Marshall, T. to Darwin, [September 1874] Theodosia Marshall sends …
  • … 9606 - Harrison, L. C. to Darwin, [22 August 1874] Darwin’s niece, Lucy, sends a …
  • … Letter 9616  - Marshall, T.  to Darwin, [September 1874] Theodosia Marshall details …
  • … Letter 9485 - Treat, M. to Darwin, [8 June 1874] Mary Treat details her experiments …

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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  • … started ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). Darwin took Emma to a Sunday afternoon at …

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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  • … to Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, 18 February 1874 ) Zouteveen’s editions of …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … A GRAY 3 AUGUST 1871 201  TO A GRAY 3 JUNE [1874] 202  FROM A GRAY 16 …

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 9580 - Darwin to Darwin, G. H. D., [1 August 1874] Darwin gives feedback on work …
  • … Letter 9613 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [30 August 1874] Darwin comments on a “clever” …

Darwin’s first love

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Darwin’s long marriage to Emma Wedgwood is well documented, but was there an earlier romance in his life? How was his departure on the Beagle entangled with his first love? The answers are revealed in a series of flirtatious letters that Darwin was…

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  • … months earlier. Although  Sarah visited Darwin in Down in 1874 , their connection lapsed until …

Darwin’s Photographic Portraits

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Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of photography for the study of Expression and Emotions in Man and Animal, but can be witnessed in his many photographic portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that…

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  • … later, would take his camera across the globe to observe the 1874 transit of Venus. Tommy, …
  • … Perfilieff , a member of the Tolstoy family in March of 1874, Darwin included the line “I have the …
  • … newly-produced  carte . Image: Charles Darwin, 1874, Elliot and Fry, Dar 257:11,   …
  • … ©Cambridge University Library Between 1874 and 1878 Darwin was very busy – too busy, …
  • … Darwin’s Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874 . New Haven, USA: Yale University Press, …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the …
  • … experiments on live animals in Britain. In December 1874, Darwin was asked to sign a memorial …

Moral Nature

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In Descent of Man, Darwin argued that human morality had evolved from the social instincts of animals, especially the bonds of sympathy and love. Darwin gathered observations over many decades on animal behavior: the heroic sacrifices of social insects,…

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  • … Letter 9377 : Darwin, C. R. to Abbott, F. E. A., 30 March 1874 Writing to the American …

Women as a scientific audience

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Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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  • … 9633 - Nevill, D. F. to Darwin, [11 September 1874] Dorothy Nevill tells Darwin …

Clémence Auguste Royer

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Getting Origin translated into French was harder than Darwin had expected. The first translator he approached, Madame Belloc, turned him down on the grounds that the content was ‘too scientific‘, and then in 1860 the French political exile  Pierre…

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  • … This point was not lost on Royer. In 1874 in front of the  Société d’Anthropologie de Paris , she …
  • … before the Societe d’Anthropologie de Paris in 1874. …

Lydia Becker

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Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the Women’s Suffrage Journal. She was also a successful biologist, astronomer and botanist and, between 1863 and 1877, an occasional correspondent of Charles Darwin. …

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  • … Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the  …

Titus Coan

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In 1874, when Darwin was preparing the second edition of Descent of Man, he received letters from all over the world in reply to his queries about human behaviour; one in particular would have stirred up unexpected memories of his own time among the native…

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  • … In 1874, when Darwin was preparing the second edition of Descent of Man , he …
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