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To J. V. Carus   21 January 1874

Summary

Is glad to hear of new German edition of Descent, but owing to his extensive revisions, corrected sheets will not be ready for about three months.

Is working on a new edition of Coral reefs, which he thinks would sell in Germany.

Would like to hear "out of curiosity & vanity" how many copies of his books have been sold in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibilothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 110–111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9252

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   21 January 1874
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 110–111) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Jan 1874 Julius Victor Carus …
  • … teaching in Edinburgh (see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). Carus sent the …
  • … sales figures with his letter of 15 March 1874 . …
  • … See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  1. CD was preparing a new edition …
  • … edition of Descent to the printers in March 1874 and received the first proofs in May (see …
  • … letters to J.  V.  Carus, 8 March [1874] , and …
  • … 23 May [1874] ). CD was preparing a new edition of Coral reefs , published by …
  • … see letter to Smith, Elder & Co, 8 January 1874). Carus translated Coral reefs in 1876 ( …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Jan 21 1874 My dear Sir I am very glad to hear of a new ed.  of …

To J. V. Carus   23 May [1874]

Summary

Descent [2d English ed.] will not be published until November. Will send JVC first sheet of revised proofs soon.

Pleased to hear of success of JVC’s lectures.

Summer plans have changed. Does not yet know when he will take a month’s holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 May [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 120–121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9464

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   23 May [1874] …
  • … Surrey and at Southampton from 25 July to 24 August 1874 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 120–121) Charles Robert Darwin Down 23 May [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 22 May 1874 . The second edition of …
  • … published by John Murray on 13 November 1874. The printer was William Clowes & Sons. On …
  • … in the second edition of Descent . See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 22 May 1874  and n.  2. …
  • … from CD to Carus is that of 19 March [1874]; however, there may have been a later letter …
  • … is now missing (see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 5 April 1874 ). CD stayed at Abinger in …

To J. V. Carus   8 March [1874]

Summary

Looks forward to a visit from JVC and family in August.

Sheets of vol. 1 of Descent [2d ed.] are going to printer;

new edition of Coral reefs is half printed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 114–115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9340

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   8 March [1874] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 114–115) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Mar [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … Darwin received a copy of Coral reefs 2d ed.  in late May 1874 (see letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 30 May 1874 ); the publication of the work was …
  • … recorded in Publishers’ circular , 1 July 1874. …
  • … Revised edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Descent 2d ed. : The descent of man, and …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 January 1874 ); evidently Carus suggested early August in …
  • … see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). Sophie Catherine Carus was Carus’s wife, …

From J. V. Carus   7 July 1874

Summary

Thanks for proofs [of Descent, 2d English ed.].

Publisher would like better photographs for Expression [2d German ed.].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9536

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   7 July 1874
  • … DAR 161: 96 Julius Victor Carus Edinburgh 7 July 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … pp.  108–10. In the summers of 1873 and 1874, Carus gave a course of lectures on natural …
  • … before 8 May 1873] , and this volume, letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 17 June [1874] ). After visiting Frans Cornelis Donders in …
  • … really better’ (letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 7 July 1874; DAR 239.23: 1.19). …
  • … George arrived back at Down on 11 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Carus was …
  • … George Street, | Edinburgh, 7 th . July | 1874 My dear Sir, I was very sorry to learn from …
  • … foreign editions, including Carus trans.  1874, had been supplied by John Murray from the …

To J. V. Carus   30 October 1874

Summary

Will soon send remaining sheets [of Descent, 2d English ed.]. Fears JVC’s errata have come too late for printing.

His new work [Insectivorous plants] will make a rather big book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  30 Oct 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 112–113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9702

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   30 October 1874
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 112–113) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Oct 1874 Julius Victor Carus …
  • … of Descent 2d ed. ; see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 27 October 1874  and n.  1. See letter …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 27 October 1874  and n.  3. See letter …
  • … from J.  V.  Carus, 27 October 1874  and n.  5. In 1845, John Murray published the second …
  • … 1875 ( Freeman 1977 , p.  149); see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 27 October 1874  and n.  4. …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Oct.  30 1874 My dear Sir I shall be able to send very soon all …

To J. V. Carus   20 November [1874]

Summary

Thanks JVC for a correction to 2d English edition of Descent, which is now finished. 1350 copies were sold at Murray’s sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  20 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 125–126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9725

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  V.  Carus   20 November [1874] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 125–126) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Nov [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 17 November 1874  and n.  2). CD was sending Carus proof-sheets …
  • … letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874. In Descent 2d ed. , CD had given an incomplete …
  • … theory to bees (H.  Müller 1872; see letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874 and n.  2). …
  • … See letter from J.  V Carus, 18 November 1874 and n.  3. John Murray’s sale dinner, at …

From J. V. Carus   27 October 1874

Summary

On German translation of Descent [3d German, 2d English ed.]. Lists some misprints in proofs.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9700

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  • … From J.  V.  Carus   27 October 1874
  • … DAR 161: 97 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 27 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … works in German ( Freeman 1977 ; see also letter from J.  V.  Carus, 15 March 1874 ). …
  • … also letter from J.  V.  Carus, 7 July 1874 ). Descent 2d ed.  was published as a single …
  • … see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  1). In Carus trans.   1875a, the …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … Leipzig, Oct 27 th . 1874. My dear Sir, It is a long time since you sent me the last proof …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 19 March [1874] ). Carus was planning to translate the latest …

To J. V. Carus   17 June [1874]

Summary

Asks JVC if he can provide introductions in Leipzig and Dresden for his son George.

Has not yet received any revised sheets of Descent [2d English ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 118–119)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9495

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   17 June [1874] …
  • … Charles, Bl. 118–119) Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 June [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … published second edition of Coral reefs ( letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 January 1874 ). …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … between this letter and the letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 January 1874 (see n.  3, below). …
  • … on 18 June and returned home on 11 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Carus was …
  • … 1875a; see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 23 May [1874] ). Descent 2d ed.  was being printed by …

To J. V. Carus   19 March [1874]

Summary

Would be glad to hear of a collected edition of his works [in Germany], but has no opinion on how it would sell. Has been surprised to learn that in England some think uniform collected works sell best. Tells JVC his publication plans and other details to guide him on extent of a "collected works".

Descent corrections have been laborious and troublesome.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 122–124)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9367

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   19 March [1874] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 122–124) Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Mar [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … see letter from J.  V.  Carus, 15 March 1874  and n.  1). According to his ‘Journal’ ( …
  • … did not take a rest until he visited Henrietta Emma Litchfield from 21 to 29 April 1874. …
  • … edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Cross and self fertilisation : The effects of …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 15 March 1874 . See letter from J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 15 March 1874 . CD had sent the revised text of the first volume of Descent to …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 8 March [1874] ); he was evidently still revising the second …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …

From J. V. Carus   22 May 1874

Summary

Sends Edinburgh address so he may be sent sheets of Descent [2d English, for 3d German ed.].

Has a large class for his lectures.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9463

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   22 May 1874
  • … DAR 161: 95 Julius Victor Carus Edinburgh 22 May 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 January 1874 ). It was published by E.  Schweizerbart’sche …
  • … University in the summers of 1873 and 1874; he was standing in for Charles Wyville …
  • … 53, George Street | Edinburgh, May 22 d | 1874. My dear Sir, I write only a line to-day to …

From J. V. Carus   19 January 1874

Summary

A new German edition of Descent is planned. Would like to work on proofs before leaving for lectures at Edinburgh.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9248

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  • … From J.  V.  Carus   19 January 1874
  • … DAR 161: 92 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 19 Jan 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the second English edition, which was published in November 1874 ( letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). The third German edition, based on the second English …
  • … of Edinburgh in the summers of 1873 and 1874, replacing Charles Wyville Thomson, who …
  • … Leipzig, Jan 19, 1874 My dear Sir, The publisher wants me to prepare the new edition of …

From J. V. Carus   15 March 1874

Summary

Proposal to collect all of CD’s works in a German edition. Asks CD’s opinion and suggests an outline of volumes.

Lists German sales of various volumes.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9363

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  • … From J.  V.  Carus   15 March 1874
  • … DAR 161: 93 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 15 Mar 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 January 1874 . Carus refers to Bronn trans.  1860, Bronn …
  • … Carus trans.  1872 and Carus trans.  1874 (editions of Expression ); Bronn trans.  1862 ( …
  • … Leipzig March 15 th . 1874 My dear Sir, I ought to have written to you long before now, …
  • … give lectures at the University of Edinburgh in the summer of 1874 (see letter from J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  2). Eduard Koch of E.  Schweizerbart’sche …

From J. V. Carus   18 November 1874

Summary

An omission in a bibliographical note in Descent [2d English ed.].

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9723

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From J.  V.  Carus   18 November 1874
  • … DAR 161: 98 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 18 Nov 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. …
  • … Leipzig Novbr 18 th . 1874. My dear Sir, I am sorry, I am again obliged to trouble you …
  • … See letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 . In Descent 2d ed. , in footnotes to pages …

From J. V. Carus   5 April 1874

Summary

Hopes to visit CD during a stay in London.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9391

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  • … From J.  V.  Carus   5 April 1874
  • … DAR 161: 94 Julius Victor Carus Leipzig 5 Apr 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874  and n.  2). Carus’s wife was Sophie Catherine …
  • … Leipzig, Apr 5 th . 1874. My dear Sir, I shall come to London to-morrow week and stay …

To J. V. Carus   9 July [1874]

Summary

Advises JVC on how his publisher might deal with problem of getting satisfactory heliotype copies for 2d [German] edition of Expression.

Regrets that he will again be away in August, when JVC might have come for a visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  9 July [1874]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 116–117)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9539

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  • … To J.  V.  Carus   9 July [1874] …
  • … Darwin, Charles, Bl. 116–117) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 July [1874] Julius Victor Carus …
  • … between this letter and the letter from J.  V.  Carus, 7 July 1874 . See letter from J.   …
  • … V.  Carus, 7 July 1874  and n.  3. The Heliotype Company had been late in fulfilling the …
  • … George Howard Darwin returned from abroad on 11 July 1874 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … from home from 25 July until 24 August 1874 (see ‘Journal’ ( Appendix II)). CD and Carus …

To J. V. Carus   25 October 1876

Summary

Sends sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Heliotypes for Expression delayed because new negatives must be made.

Thanks Herr Koch [of Schweizerbart] for copies of Coral reefs and Climbing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  25 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10654

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  • … vol. 22, letter from J. V. Carus, 7 July 1874 and n. 3). Carus had translated Coral reefs …
  • … Revised edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Correspondence : The correspondence of …
  • … been found. A second German edition of Expression had been printed in 1874 (Carus trans. …
  • 1874), and Koch had complained of the poor quality of the heliotype illustrations supplied …

To J. V. Carus   23 March 1876

Summary

Clarifies a passage [in Coral reefs, 2d ed. (1874)], which JVC had questioned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 141–142)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10426

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  • … Clarifies a passage [in Coral reefs , 2d ed. (1874)], which JVC had questioned. …
  • … Revised edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Coral reefs 3d ed. : The structure and …

To J. V. Carus   7 February 1875

Summary

Thanks JVC for errata [in Descent, 2d ed.].

Discusses work in progress and publication plans.

Will be pleased to receive concluding volume of JVC’s Zoologie [see 8531].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  7 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 131–132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9844

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  • … of lectures in the summers of 1873 and 1874, replacing Charles Wyville Thomson, who was …
  • … 22, letter from J.  V.  Carus, 19 January 1874 ). Thomas Henry Huxley took over from Carus …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 25 November 1874 , and this volume, letter to J.  V.  Carus, …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. ‘Dimorphic condition in Primula ’: On the …

From J. V. Carus   19 March 1876

Summary

Insectivorous plants is out

and Climbing plants is at the printer’s.

He is now at work on the geological writings.

Thinks all of CD’s papers extremely interesting "for the spirit and the method".

Cites some misprints in Climbing plants.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10419

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  • … Revised edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Correspondence : The correspondence of …
  • … of lectures in the summers of 1873 and 1874 (see Correspondence vol 22, letter from J. …
  • … V. Carus, 19 January 1874 ). LLD: legum doctor (Latin; doctor of laws) ( Chambers ). Carus …
  • … ed. ). In his letter to Carus of 19 March [1874] ( Correspondence vol. 22), CD said that ‘ …

From J. V. Carus   29 January 1873

Summary

A new [German] edition of Expression is to be done. Has CD anything to add or alter?

JVC cites an article on cessation of breathing during mental concentration that supports Gratiolet as quoted in Expression, p. 179.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8751

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  • … German (Carus trans.  1872); a second German edition was published in 1874 (Carus trans.   …
  • 1874). CD cited Louis Pierre Gratiolet and Gratiolet [1865] , p.  232. In Expression 2d …
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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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