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From G. H. Darwin   5 December 1874

Summary

Has finished the "cousin paper" and will offer it to W. Farr for the Statistical Society.

Describes other work in progress.

Has CD heard of A. M. Mayer’s curious work on audition of insects [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 8 (1874): 89–103?]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9743

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   5 December 1874
  • … 210.2: 45 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 5 Dec 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … refers to Erasmus Alvey Darwin. See n.  2, above, and Mayer 1874–5 , pp.  377–8. …
  • … M. Mayer’s curious work on audition of insects [ Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 8 (1874): 89–103? ] …
  • … and New York: Macmillan. Mayer, Alfred Marshall. 1874–5. Researches in acoustics. —No. …
  • … V. Philosophical Magazine 4th ser. 48 (1874): 266–274, 371–85, 445–52; (1875) 513–25. …
  • … the Statistical Society of London 37 (1874)), and Ebenezer Norman, the Down schoolmaster, …
  • … Researches in acoustics. —No. V’ ( Mayer 1874–5 ), and on p.  385 announced his intention …
  • … spent some time in the Lake District in September 1874 (letter from Emma Darwin to H.   …
  • … E.  Litchfield, 16 September [1874] (DAR 219.9: 117)). Harriet Ann Jevons. Henry and …
  • … were in London from 3 to 12 December 1874 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). George also …
  • … of the series appeared in the November 1874 issue of Philosophical Magazine ; the other …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 ), and had it copied by Norman in early …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [8 November 1874] . He refers to the Contemporary Review . No …

From G. H. Darwin   [6 or 7 August 1874]

Summary

Urges CD not to break with Murray even if he does not force the editor [of Q. Rev.] to insert GHD’s letter [in response to Mivart’s attack]. Murray may have a rule not to meddle with editor.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 or 7] Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9592

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [6 or 7 August 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.2: 40 George Howard Darwin unstated 6 Aug 1874 7 …
  • … Aug 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 ). Murray was the publisher of the Quarterly Review ; the …
  • … this letter, the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 , and the letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, [8 August 1874] . F: father, i.e. CD.  George refers to the letter CD was …
  • … to his article on marriage (see G.  H.  Darwin 1873a, [Mivart] 1874 , and letter from G.   …

From G. H. Darwin   6 [August] 1874

Summary

Sends a draft of his letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review [137 (1874): 587–9], answering Mivart’s charges. Encloses draft of CD’s letter to John Murray, urging publication of GHD’s defence, with George’s amendments.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 [Aug] 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C56–8; DAR 210.2: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9590

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   6 [August] 1874
  • … 39 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 6 [Aug] 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … editor of the Quarterly Review [137 (1874): 587–9], answering Mivart’s charges. Encloses …
  • … this letter that was sent to John Murray, see the letter to John Murray, 11 August 1874 . …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 . George probably wrote …
  • … 6.9.74 in error. In 1874, 6 August was a Thursday (6 September was a Sunday). See letter …
  • … to G.  H.  Darwin, [5 or 6 August 1874] . George was responding to …
  • … an attack on him in the Quarterly Review ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). His …
  • … Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 15 September 1874 (DAR 239.23: 1.22)). They were the family …
  • … published version appeared in the October 1874 issue of the Quarterly Review (137: 587–9), …
  • … in the form of a letter dated 7 August 1874. In his anonymous attack, St George Jackson …
  • … See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 . See enclosure: George’s amendments have …

From G. H. Darwin   24 October 1874

Summary

GHD explains conduction, radiation, and convection.

His paper on political economy for Royal Institution lecture has reached 60 pages. Plans to send it to Contemporary Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54; 210.2: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9695

Matches: 16 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   24 October 1874
  • … 42 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 24 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … with his letter to George of 22 October [1874]. The superfluous words were not cut from …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. Isaac Newton’s observations …
  • … 22 (1701): 825–9. See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . George had been invited by William Spottiswoode to give a …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  19. CD added a reference to Colbert …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] and n.  3. ) Aut Caesar aut nihil (Latin): …
  • … See letter from G. H. Darwin, 5 December 1874 and n. 7. Jim was a nickname for Horace …
  • … letter from Horace Darwin, 17 August 1874 . Claudius James and Emily Georgina Erskine. …
  • … letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] . Henry Jackson. St George Mivart had attacked …
  • … on marriage (G.  H.  Darwin 1873a) in an anonymous review ( [Mivart] 1874 ); see letter to …
  • … John Murray, 18 October 1874  and n.  1, and letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] and n.  7. Montague Hughes Cookson, and his wife, Blanche …

From G. H. Darwin   29 July 1874

Summary

After taking advice he has decided to write an explicit denial and short account of his essay and send it to the Quarterly Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9575

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   29 July 1874
  • … 37 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 29 July 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … publisher. No letter from George dated 28 July 1874 has been found. Reginald Darwin’s son, …
  • … oppressive laws’ and the encouragement of vice ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). See also letter …
  • … to G.  H.  Darwin, [27 July 1874] . Henry Jackson. …
  • … were at Abinger, Surrey, from 25 to 30 July 1874; on 30 July, they went to Southampton to …
  • … Appendix II)). CD had been ill on 13 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). George …
  • … Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. Origin : On the origin of species by …
  • … A letter sent by George on 7 August 1874 appeared in …
  • … the October 1874 issue of Quarterly Review (G.  H.  Darwin 1874b). The editor of the …
  • … Origin onwards. The sentence in [Mivart] 1874 , p.  63, reads: It is one of the calamities …
  • … the Pall Mall Gazette , Monday, 27 July 1874, p.  10, argued that the reviewer’s purpose …

From G. H. Darwin   5 August 1874

Summary

Regrets he cannot follow the line of denial CD suggests. Explains why he must defend himself against charge that he approves of oppressive laws.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9585

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   5 August 1874
  • … 210.2: 38 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 5 Aug 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … theoretically justified’ ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). The enclosure has not been found. …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … in the Contemporary Review (G.  H.  Darwin 1873a, [Mivart] 1874 ; see letter to G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). In order to forestall the criticism that people would not …
  • … approved of these past customs ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). Mivart had written, ‘Elsewhere …
  • … in order to check population’ ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). George had written, ‘Prostitution …

From G. H. Darwin   [8 November 1874]

Summary

Spottiswoode is pressing for an answer to invitation to GHD to lecture at the Royal Institution. GHD is having MS of the paper he has written sent to CD, so that CD can advise whether he should accept the invitation.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9688

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [8 November 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.2: 43 George Howard Darwin unstated [8 Nov 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] . …
  • … In 1874, the Saturday after 5 November was 8 November. William Spottiswoode had invited …
  • … letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 ). Ebenezer Norman was employed as a copyist …
  • … s arriving at Down on Wednesday 11 November 1874, but Emma Darwin’s diary records that ‘G’ …

From G. H. Darwin   [4 November 1874]

Summary

GHD has been using E. Norman [CD’s copyist], and he apologises if this has caused delays to CD’s work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9708

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [4 November 1874] …
  • … DAR 210.2: 44 George Howard Darwin unstated [4 Nov 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] . …
  • … In 1874, the Wednesday before 5 November was 4 November. Ebenezer Norman, schoolmaster in …
  • … see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] and n.  6). Emma Darwin’s letter to George …

From G. H. Darwin   20 April 1874

Summary

Sends Descent material. Is staggered by CD’s power of marshalling facts and his conciseness and clearness of thought. The only fault he finds is some slight want of conciseness of diction.

He feels CD’s power more now "that I quail before the thought of arranging the few paltry facts I’ve got about those d––d cousins".

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9421

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   20 April 1874
  • … 35 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 20 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and n.  7). George refers to Laurence Ithel …
  • … See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and n.  6. The ‘Backs’ are the grounds …

From G. H. Darwin   18 April 1874

Summary

Sends queries [on proofs of Descent, 2d ed.]. Will be finished, except for the index, in two days.

Is now less satisfied than formerly with his statistics on cousin marriage.

[Enclosure is a copy by GHD of J. S. Mill’s statement about Origin (Logic 2: 18 n.).]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9417

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   18 April 1874
  • … 34 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 18 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles …
  • … George had returned to Cambridge on 15 April 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). William …
  • … see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874 ). For George’s findings on cousin marriage, …
  • … the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 February 1874 . George probably refers to William Robson …

From G. H. Darwin   30 May 1874

Summary

Intends to keep working on [Descent, 2d ed.] proofs despite his illness.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9475

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   30 May 1874
  • … 36 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 30 May 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, [29 May 1874] ). In the second edition of Descent , chapter …
  • … see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, [29 May 1874] ). George’s name appears on CD’s presentation …
  • … appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette , 29 May 1874, pp.  4–5, and stated: ‘The last census …

From G. H. Darwin   18 October 1874

Summary

Has been invited to lecture at the Royal Institution by Spottiswoode. Discusses subjects he might deal with and his reasons for attempting it.

Tells of a complicated case of a double sale of a living.

Huxley says F. M. Balfour passed brilliantly.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9683

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   18 October 1874
  • … 41 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 18 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … way back from New Zealand (see letter from Emma Darwin to J.  B.  Innes, 24 June [1874] ). …
  • … Darwin to J.  B.  Innes, 12 October [1874] , Emma stated that George Sketchley Ffinden …
  • … the Cavendish Laboratory, which opened in 1874. George refers to George Chaworth Musters’s …
  • … letter from Michael Foster, 7 April [1874] ). Thomas Henry Huxley was Balfour’s examiner …
  • … Trinity College, Cambridge, on 17 October 1874 ( ODNB ). Jim was Horace Darwin’s nickname. …

From G. H. Darwin to Henry Rayner   28 January 1874

Summary

Gives his and CD’s thanks for information on consanguinity among parents of asylum inmates.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Rayner
Date:  28 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Bernard Quaritch (dealers) 2003
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9257F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin to Henry Rayner   28 January 1874
  • … Bernard Quaritch (dealers) 2003 George Howard Darwin 28 Jan 1874 Henry Rayner …
  • … to superintendent of a lunatic asylum, 20 January 1874 , or a similar one; this letter was …
  • … letter to James Crichton-Browne, 5 January 1874 ). His letter has not been found in the …

From G. H. Darwin   6 February 1874

Summary

Finds statistical evidence that cousin marriages are at least three times as frequent in "our rank" as in the lower.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9268

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   6 February 1874
  • … 210.2: 33 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 6 Feb 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Erasmus Alvey Darwin. 3–4 o centigrade. …

From G. H. Darwin   31 January 1874

Summary

Has finished the index [for Descent, 2d ed.].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9260

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   31 January 1874
  • … 32 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 31 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …

From G. H. Darwin to James T. Knowles   8 February 1875

Summary

Letter [to editor of Contemp. Rev.] saying that W. D. Whitney would like to reply to Max Müller. Hopes space can be given him.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  James Thomas Knowles
Date:  8 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9846

Matches: 5 hits

  • … reply to Mr. Darwin. Contemporary Review 25 (1874–5): 305–26. ODNB : Oxford dictionary of …
  • … s article ‘Professor Whitney on the origin of language’ (G.  H.  Darwin 1874) appeared in …
  • … the November 1874 issue of the Contemporary Review . In it, George defended CD’s account …
  • … Strahan & Co. , had forced him out in 1874, when the firm was changed to Isbister & Co. ; …
  • … William Dwight. 1875. Are languages institutions? Contemporary Review 25 (1874–5): 713–32. …

From G. H. Darwin to W. D. Whitney   21 December 1875

Summary

Müller has sent Chips [from a German workshop (1867–75)] and a boring defence against WDW’s attack. GHD feels he is maligned for using the weight of CD’s name in his Contemporary Review article. CD says Müller has misinterpreted a letter from CD as supporting him in his controversy with WDW.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  William Dwight Whitney
Date:  21 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (William Dwight Whitney Family Papers (MS 555): Box 23, folder 631 1875 Dec. 18-24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10314

Matches: 3 hits

  • … in the Contemporary Review (G. H. Darwin 1874). Max Müller made this statement in Max …
  • … William Dwight. 1875. Are languages institutions? Contemporary Review 25 (1874–5): 713–32. …
  • … and George Darwin that had started in 1874 (see letter from Friedrich Max Müller, 13 …

From G. H. Darwin   [26 October 1875]

Summary

Has sent a copy [of his article on cousin marriage] to Hermann Müller.

Problem he is now working on is a tough nut: "It does not do what [James Clerk] Maxwell said it wd or ought to do".

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Oct 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10226

Matches: 2 hits

  • … H. Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 and n. 8. CD had mentioned John Ferguson McLennan’s admiration …
  • … had spent time with the Cookson family in 1874; see Correspondence vol. 22, letter from G. …

From G. H. Darwin   21 August 1881

Summary

Sends CD information he had requested on W. Graham.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13294

Matches: 1 hit

  • … C. Kegan Paul & Co. Sidgwick, Henry. 1874. The methods of ethics. London: Macmillan and …

From G. H. Darwin   2 May 1872

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Summary

Sends sentences from Hermann von Helmholtz about difference between minor and major chords.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 89: 131–2, 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8307

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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…

Matches: 23 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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…

Matches: 9 hits

  • … 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

Summary

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,…

Matches: 16 hits

  • … 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: 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 …

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 …

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. …

Francis Darwin marries

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The Darwins' son, Francis, marries Amy Ruck; Francis starts work as his father's assistant

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  • … The Darwins' son, Francis, marries Amy Ruck; Francis starts work as his father's assistant …

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  …
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