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To Albert Wigand   17 March 1874

Summary

Thanks AJWW for his frank and generous criticism. [See 9352.] Having viewed all natural objects under the light of natural selection for more than thirty years, CD thinks it unlikely that any arguments short of demonstration can convince him of error.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Wilhelm Albert (Albert) Wigand
Date:  17 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Autograph Collector (journal) June 1999
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9365A

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Albert Wigand   17 March 1874
  • … June 1999 Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Mar 1874 Julius Wilhelm Albert (Albert) Wigand …
  • … Bibliography Wigand, Albert. 1874–7. Der Darwinismus und die Naturforschung Newtons und …
  • … und Cuviers (‘Darwinism and the natural researches of Newton and Cuvier’; Wigand 1874–7 ). …
  • … See letter from Albert Wigand, 11 March 1874 . See …
  • … letter from Albert Wigand, 11 March 1874  and n.  3. …
  • … All three volumes of Wigand 1874–7  are in the Darwin Library–Down. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. March 17 th 1874 Dear Sir I thank you for your extremely kind …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874

Summary

Discusses effects of water on movement of insectivorous plants.

Has just found that Pinguicula can digest albumen.

Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail of fluid to attract insects [see 9455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9481

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874
  • … Darwin 1873–81: 8–9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 June 1874 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … See letter from W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 31 May 1874 . See letter to W.   …
  • … T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 4 April 1874 . See also letter to W.   …
  • … T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 28 [June 1874] , and n.  7. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 March [1874] and n.  12. CD’s notes on …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. June 4 1874 My dear Professor Dyer I am greatly obliged to you …
  • … in various species of Pinguicula (butterwort) in June and July 1874 are in DAR 59.1 33– …
  • … 119; his notes for 1 June 1874 are in DAR 59.1: 35. See also Insectivorous plants , pp.   …
  • … with cabbage seeds carried out between 5 June and 25 July 1874 are in DAR 59.1: 47 and 93. …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. …

To F. C. Donders   15 July 1874

Summary

Discusses effect of atropine solution on eye,

and effect of phosphate of ammonia solution on gland of Drosera.

Would like to see work by T. W. Engelmann and possibly one by Dr De Ruyter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  15 July 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9547

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Hanover (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242); letter to J.  V.  Carus, 9 July [1874] ). …
  • … To F.  C.  Donders   15 July 1874
  • … Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 July 1874 Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) …
  • … letter from F.  C.  Donders, 12 July 1874 . Donders had offered to send Theodor Wilhelm …
  • … see letter from F.  C.  Donders, 12 July 1874  and n.  10). CD refers to a dissertation …
  • … see letter from F.  C.  Donders, 12 July 1874  and n.  6). In Insectivorous plants , p.   …
  • … that mentioned in the letter from F.  C.  Donders, 12 July 1874 . George Howard Darwin had …
  • … in Utrecht, but returned home on 11 July 1874, cutting short his journey after reaching …

Bourcier, Jules (d. 1874)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Jules Bourcier d. 1874 French ornithologist. Ibis …
  • … 3d ser. 14 (1874): 186. 14 …

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 Smith, Elder & Co.   27 March [1874]

Summary

Heavily correcting sheets for Coral reefs, 2d ed. [1874]. Offers to pay extra printer’s charges.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  27 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Ms.23181, ff.16-20 (S. E. & Co. work slip, ff.16-17, letter ff.18-19, address envelope f.20))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9374

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Smith, Elder & Co.    27 March [1874] …
  • … correcting sheets for Coral reefs , 2d ed. [1874]. Offers to pay extra printer’s charges. …
  • … 19, address envelope f.20)) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Mar [1874] Smith, Elder & Co …
  • … edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1874. Coral reefs : The structure and distribution of …
  • … late May (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 30 May 1874 ), and its publication was announced …
  • … in Publishers’ circular , 1 July 1874, p.  420. CD’s daughter, Henrietta Emma Litchfield, …
  • … the proofs of Coral reefs 2d ed. (see letters to H.  E.  Litchfield, 21 [March 1874] and …
  • … 27 [March 1874] ). The Geological Society of London. …

From Asa Gray   19 June 1874

Summary

Writes of his article in Nature. Corrects some errors that have appeared in the published version.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9501

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   19 June 1874
  • … DAR 165: 186 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 19 June 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … not been found. See letter to Asa Gray, 5 June [1874] . Gray had made the same point about …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. June 19 1874. My Dear Darwin Your 2 nd letter reached me …
  • … See letters to Asa Gray, 3 June [1874] and …
  • … 5 June [1874] ; CD had seen both an advance copy and then the published …
  • … version of an article about him by Gray in Nature , 4 June 1874 (A.  Gray 1874c). …
  • … published a correction in Nature , 2 July 1874, p.  161: I supposed that I had written “ …
  • … See also letter to Asa Gray, 30 June [1874] ). Gray referred to Robert Brown, Christian …
  • … Nature (see letter to Asa Gray, 30 June [1874] ), and a version was published in the form …
  • … of a letter to the editor ( Nature , 2 July 1874, p.  161; see n.  2, above); the …

From John Murray   12 August 1874

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s complaint against a paper [by St George Mivart] in the last Quarterly Review [see 9568]. Agrees to print George Darwin’s answer [see 9596].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41914 p. 203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9599A

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From John Murray   12 August 1874
  • … John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41914 p. 203) John Murray 12 Aug 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … See letter to John Murray, 11 August 1874 . CD had complained of remarks made about …
  • … Howard Darwin in an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review ( [Mivart] 1874 ). George’s …
  • … was printed in the Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 587–8 (the October issue). The editor was …
  • … 50 Albemarle Street August.  12. (1874 My dear Sir, I regret to hear of your complaint …

To J. D. Hooker   20 August 1874

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It is splendid how Nepenthes is behaving. Drosera and Dionaea are insignificant by comparison.

Takes rather a malicious pleasure in JDH’s failure with Cephalotus as a match to his with Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 332–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9604

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   20 August 1874
  • … DAR 95: 332–3 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 20 Aug 1874 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 1875b). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 August 1874 . CD refers to Grace Ellen Hooker. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 August 1874 . Hooker had reported on the ‘prodigious’ …
  • … Kent. [Bassett, Southampton. ] Aug.  20 1874 My dear Hooker I was very glad to get yr …
  • … pp.  395–453. See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 16 July 1874 . CD stayed with Thomas …
  • … at Abinger, Surrey, from 25 to 30 July 1874, and with his son William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … in Southampton from 30 July to 24 August 1874 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). John Tyndall …
  • … for the Advancement of Science (Tyndall 1874). John Lubbock gave an evening lecture on …
  • … It was reported in The Times , 24 August 1874, pp.  6–7; Lubbock published a small book on …

To G. J. Romanes   16 July 1874

Summary

Thanks GJR for his letter, regrets pressure of other work prevents his giving GJR’s remarks the attention they deserve. GJR makes clearer how an organ that has started to decrease will go on decreasing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 July 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.444)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9549

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   16 July 1874
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.444) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 July 1874 George John Romanes …
  • … See letter from G.  J.  Romanes, 10 July 1874 . CD refers …
  • … to Romanes’s letters to Nature , 9 April 1874, pp.   …
  • … 440–1, and 2 July 1874, p.  164 (Romanes 1874b and 1874c). See …
  • … letter from G.  J.  Romanes, 10 July 1874  and n.  13. …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. July 16 1874 Dear Sir I am much obliged for the copy of your long …

To J. T. Moggridge   10 March 1874

Summary

Criticises paper by Ziegler [see 9339].

Acid experiments on seeds have failed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Traherne Moggridge
Date:  10 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 146: 381
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9349

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To J.  T.  Moggridge   10 March 1874
  • … DAR 146: 381 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Mar 1874 John Traherne Moggridge …
  • … invalid for several years; he died on 24 November 1874 at the age of …
  • … 32 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 5 December 1874, p.  723). See letter from …
  • … J.  T.  Moggridge, 7 March 1874 . …
  • … See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, 7 March 1874  and enclosure. The reference is to Martin …
  • … for one minute. See letter from J.  T.  Moggridge, 7 March 1874 . Moggridge had been an …
  • … Down Beckenham March 10 th . 1874 My dear M r . Moggridge It is uncommonly kind of you to …

To Albert Günther   [c. 2 March 1874]

Summary

Encloses a circular [9384?] to explain the predicament he is in. Asks whether AG can get anyone at the British Museum, other than Owen, to join J. E. Gray in signing.

Believes the account of the Mallotus in American Naturalist [5 (1871): 119] is trustworthy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  [c. 2 Mar 1874]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9383

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Albert Günther   [ c. 2 March 1874] …
  • … 39) Charles Robert Darwin Down c. 2 Mar 1874 Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) …
  • … Albert Günther, 26 February 1874 . See …
  • … letter from Albert Günther, 26 February 1874  and n.  5. In Descent 1: 308–9, CD described …
  • … to the Royal Society of London, 2 March [1874] , and by the date of the meeting at which …
  • … meeting of the Royal Society on 5 March 1874, at which the candidates for election were …
  • … letter to the Royal Society of London, 2 March [1874] and nn.  2 and 3, and letter to H.   …
  • … B.  Tristram, 3 March [1874] and n.  1). Richard Owen and John Edward Gray worked at the …
  • … 372). See letter from Albert Günther, 26 February 1874 . See the discussion of Mallotus …
  • … the capelin) in the letter to Albert Günther, 25 February 1874 , and the letter from …

From Asa Gray   11 December 1874

Summary

Cannot help with Pinguicula or Utricularia. Mrs Mary Treat is studying Utricularia.

Forwards his short piece on duration of varieties [New York Tribune 8 Dec 1874; Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 9 (1875): 109–14].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 165: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9753

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   11 December 1874
  • … DAR 165: 187 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 11 Dec 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of varieties [ New York Tribune 8 Dec 1874; Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 9 (1875): 109–14]. …
  • … Dalton Hooker’s wife, died on 13 November 1874 ( Allan 1967 , p.  225). There is a lightly …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Dec.  11 1874. My Dear Darwin, I must be owing you an …
  • … CD’s last letters to Gray were those of 25 June 1874 and …
  • … 30 June [1874]; CD asked Gray about Pinguicula (butterwort) in both letters. No letter has …
  • … See letter from Mary Treat, 2 December 1874 . CD published his work on Drosera (sundew) …

From J. D. Hooker   [29 August 1874]

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Lady Dorothy Nevill is CD’s best chance for Dionaea.

Reports on Belfast meeting of BAAS. Lubbock’s lecture went off admirably. Huxley’s was the magnum opus.

Encloses letter from Mrs Barber on protective coloration of animals.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 219–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9610

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   [29 August 1874] …
  • … DAR 103: 219–20 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [29 Aug 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1854, 1: 37. CD’s annotation is a note for his letter to Hooker of 30 August [1874]. …
  • … Bibliography Barber, Mary Elizabeth. 1874. Notes on the peculiar habits and changes which …
  • … pupa of Papilio nireus. [Read 2 November 1874. ] Transactions of the Entomological Society …
  • … in Belfast. The meeting finished on 26 August 1874; the following Saturday was 29 August. …
  • … Letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 20 August 1874 . Dionaea muscipula ( Dionaea is a monospecific …
  • … to insects (see The Times , 24 August 1874, pp.  6–7; see also Lubbock 1875b). Thomas …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science (1874), Transactions of the sections, p.  134). …
  • … to match their surroundings ( Barber 1874 ). She questioned whether the colour change was …
  • … it, ‘a sun picture or photograph’ ( Barber 1874 , p.  521). Hooker also refers to William …

To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1874]

Summary

Thanks THH and Hooker for defending George Darwin against Mivart’s libel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9769

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   22 December [1874] …
  • … DAR 145: 273 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Dec [1874] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … See enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . Pro bono publico : for the public good (Latin). Huxley and …
  • … Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). CD refers to ‘Difficulties of …

From H. W. Bates   1 October 1874

Summary

Notes that Mr[s] Barber’s communication [forwarded by CD] will be published because of more striking than usual facts ["Notes on … larva and pupa of Papilio nireus", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1874): 519–21].

Encloses Thomas Belt’s address.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 160: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9666

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From H.  W.  Bates   1 October 1874
  • … DAR 160: 92 Henry Walter Bates R. Geogr. Soc. 1 Oct 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … nireus ", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1874): 519–21]. Encloses Thomas Belt’s address. …
  • … Bibliography Barber, Mary Elizabeth. 1874. Notes on the peculiar habits and changes which …
  • … pupa of Papilio nireus. [Read 2 November 1874. ] Transactions of the Entomological Society …
  • … Row. | Burlington Gardens. | W. Oct.  1 1874 My dear Mr Darwin Mr Maclachlan, Treasurer & …
  • … the Entomological Society of London ( Barber 1874 ). Barber described the pupae of Papilio …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [29 August 1874] and n.  8). Observations of the pupae of …

To R. F. Cooke   17 June [1874]

Summary

Hopes a printing of 2000 copies [of Descent, 2d ed.] will be safe. Regrets price must be 12s. He is sure it is much improved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 340–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9496

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To R.  F.  Cooke   17 June [1874] …
  • … ff. 340–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 June [1874] Robert Francis Cooke John Murray …
  • … Descent 2d ed. , date-stamped 24 September 1874 by Clowes, is in DAR 213: 3. George Howard …
  • … second edition of Descent ; he left for the continent on 18 June 1874 ( letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, 30 May 1874 ; Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Orchids . Henrietta Emma …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874. Descent : The descent of man, and selection …
  • … between this letter and the letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 16 June 1874 . See letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 16 June 1874 . For CD’s concerns over the production of a cheap edition of …
  • … Descent 2d ed. , see the letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 10 April [1874] , and the letter to …
  • … John Murray, 12 April 1874 . William Clowes & Sons were the printers used by CD’s …

To J. D. Hooker   22 December 1874

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Expresses his gratitude to JDH and Huxley in the Mivart affair. Thinks he should write directly to Mivart, if Mivart does not retract.

Would be glad to have another Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 354–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9770

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   22 December 1874
  • … DAR 95: 354–5 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Dec 1874 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … the works of John Lubbock and Edward Burnett Tylor. ] Quarterly Review 137 (1874): 40–77. …
  • … Jackson Mivart in the Quarterly Review ( [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70). See, for example, letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 December 1874 . See letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 22 December [1874] ; see also letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . Huxley had sent a message to Mivart via William Walter …
  • … see enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 ). See also letter to T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley, 22 December [1874] and n.  3. John Murray was the publisher of the Quarterly …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . CD discussed the tentacles and sessile …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   25 June 1874

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Reports on his examination of the dried specimens of Pinguicula at Kew to answer CD’s query whether all species secrete.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 64–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9513

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   25 June 1874
  • … See letter to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 9 June  1874 . Exalbuminous : having no albumen. …
  • … DAR 58.1: 64–6 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 25 June 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Letter to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 9 June 1874 ; see also letter to W.   …
  • … T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 23 June 1874 . See letter to W.   …
  • … T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 9 June 1874 . Pinguicula filifolia , described by Charles Wright, is …
  • … See letter to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 9 June 1874 , for CD’s request for names of possible …
  • … 10 Gloucester Road, Kew June 25. 1874 Dear M r Darwin Several days ago I began answering …

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1874]

Summary

Thanks JDH for his "quite admirable" address [Rep. BAAS 44 (1874) pt 2: 102–16]. Suggests revisions.

CD thinks he is "now on right track about Utricularia" after wasting several weeks "in fruitless trials and observations".

Mrs Barber’s paper is very curious and ought to be published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/6/3 Insectivorous plants 1873–8: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9613

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   30 August [1874] …
  • … plants 1873–8: 40) Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 Aug [1874] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … plant), see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 August 1874  and nn.  6 and 9. Hooker discussed …
  • … his "quite admirable" address [ Rep. BAAS 44 (1874) pt 2: 102–16]. Suggests revisions. CD …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [29 August 1874] . Hooker had sent CD a pre-print of his …
  • … Bibliography Barber, Mary Elizabeth. 1874. Notes on the peculiar habits and changes which …
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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 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 …

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 …
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