skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains "1875", date is "1877"

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
1875 in keywords [X]
1877 in date [X]
99 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1 2 3 4 5  Next

To Karl von Scherzer   14 May [1877]

Summary

Received Moritz Wagner’s essays [Das Ausland (May 1875)] and sent him a long letter [10643] disagreeing with his views because they do not explain adaptation.

Thanks for Büchner’s essay [Die Darwin’sche Theorie, 4th ed. (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  14 May [1877]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms gb-00526)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10961

Matches: 12 hits

  • … Moritz Wagner’s essays [ Das Ausland (May 1875)] and sent him a long letter [ 10643 ] …
  • … und Staatsdruckerei. Zuckerkandl, E. 1875. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara: 1. …
  • … copies of Wagner’s earlier essays ( Wagner 1875 ; reprinted in Wagner 1889 , pp. 282–342); …
  • … Hof- und Staatsdruckerei. Wagner, Moritz. 1875. Der Naturproceß der Artbildung. …
  • … Das Ausland , 31 May 1875, pp. …
  • … 425–8; 7 June 1875, pp. …
  • … 449–52; 14 June 1875, pp. …
  • … 473–5; 21 June 1875, pp. …
  • … 490–3; 28 June 1875, pp. …
  • … 513–16; 19 July 1875, pp. …
  • … 570–5; 26 July 1875, pp. 589–93. Wagner, Moritz. 1877. Naturwissenschaftliche …
  • … Müller 1868), and craniology ( Zuckerkandl 1875 ); see Correspondence vol. 15, letter from …

From J. B. Saint-Lager   30 January 1877

Summary

Sends CD parts of the Annales [Soc. Bot. Lyon] in response to his request for a particular article.

States that, despite CD’s work, he does not believe that any plants, including insectivorous ones, can utilise organic material, and that they live solely on mineral elements in the soil and air.

Author:  Jean Baptiste Saint-Lager
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10820

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Annales de la Société botanique de Lyon 4 (1875–6): 185). See Saint-Lager 1876 , p. 78. …
  • … 1876. ] Annales de la Société botanique de Lyon 4 (1875–6): 96–114. Insectivorous plants. …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875. Magnin, …
  • … Antoine. 1875. Sur l’hétérostylie chez …
  • … les Primulacées. [Read 1 April 1875. ] Annales de la Société botanique de Lyon 3 (1874–5): …
  • … Read 13 January 1876. ] Annales de la Société botanique de Lyon 4 (1875–6): 50–84. …
  • … heterostyly in the Primulaceae; Magnin 1875 ) was published in the third volume of Annales …
  • … 23, letter from Louis Grenier, 22 December 1875 , and Correspondence vol. 24, letter from …
  • … Annales de la Société botanique de Lyon 4 (1875–6): 96–114 ( Grenier 1876 ). The article …

From W. M. Moorsom   28 October 1877

Summary

Sends extract reporting elephants that get drunk on a plant.

Author:  Warren Maude Moorsom
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11214

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Bibliography Drummond, William Henry. 1875. The large game and natural history of South …
  • … See letter from W. M. Moorsom, 10 September 1877 . Drummond 1875 . …
  • … Drummond 1875 , p. …
  • … ix. Drummond 1875 , p. x. …
  • … had described intoxicated elephants in Drummond 1875 , pp. 213–14, a section of which is …
  • … W.  H.  Drummond. Edinbro’ Edmonston & Douglas 1875—” In the Preface the writer says his …

To R. D. Fitzgerald   6 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for another part of Australian orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert David Fitzgerald
Date:  6 Sept 1877
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (A 2546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11130

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Press. 1985–. Fitzgerald, Robert David. 1875–94. Australian orchids. 2 vols. Sydney: …
  • … Fitzgerald’s Australian orchids ( Fitzgerald 1875–94 ) was published in …
  • … parts, beginning in July 1875. CD had …
  • … the first two parts from Fitzgerald in 1875 and 1876 (see Correspondence vol. 23, letter …
  • … to R. D. Fitzgerald, 16 July 1875 , and Correspondence vol. 24, letter to R. D. …

To C. T. E. von Siebold   15 October 1877

Summary

Thanks CTEvS for photographs of human abnormality;

regrets death of Rudolf von Willemoes-Suhm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
Date:  15 Oct 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.525)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11184

Matches: 5 hits

  • … of Lepas fascicularis , and the “ Archizoëa ” of Cirripedia’ (Willemoes-Suhm 1875). …
  • … Willemoes-Suhm died at sea in 1875; he had been an assistant naturalist …
  • … on HMS Challenger ( Nature , 2 December 1875, p. 88). …
  • … CUL). For a list of Rudolf von Willemoes-Suhm’s papers, see Nature , 2 December 1875, pp. …
  • … 88–9, and 16 December 1875, p. 129. CD probably …

To W. H. Leggett   22 January 1877

Summary

Comments on WHL’s paper ["Pontederia cordata", Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 6 (1875–9): 62–3]. Cites Fritz Müller’s conclusion that plant is trimorphic. Has WHL made further observations?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Leggett
Date:  22 Jan 1877
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10808

Matches: 5 hits

  • … cordata ", Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 6 (1875–9): 62–3]. Cites Fritz Müller’s conclusion that …
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Leggett, William Henry. 1875. Pontederia cordata, L. …
  • … of the Torrey Botanical Club ( Leggett 1875 ). CD’s letter evidently crossed in the post …
  • … Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 6 (1875–9): 62–3. Leggett, William Henry. 1877. …
  • … Pontederia cordata. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 6 (1875–9): 170–1. …

From Charles Layton   20 March 1877

Summary

Encloses statement of sales for Origin, Expression, Descent and Insectivorous plants and sends a cheque for the balance due to CD.

Author:  Charles James (Charles) Layton; D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 159: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10907

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Insectivorous plants US ed. was published in 1875 from stereotypes of the English …
  • … Darwin. 2d edition. New York: D. Appleton. 1875. Expression US ed. : The expression of the …
  • … page. Descent 2d US ed. was published in 1875 from stereotypes of Descent 2d ed. (tenth …
  • … By Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1875. Origin 3d US ed. : On the origin of …

From Thomas Meehan   1 July 1877

Summary

Credits himself with stimulating most of the American work on plant cross-fertilisation. Sends his review of Cross and self-fertilisation [in Penn Monthly (June 1877)]. Suggests CD, A. Gray, and TM now agree on the extent of self-fertilisation in nature.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11028

Matches: 5 hits

  • … London: John Murray. 1876. Meehan, Thomas. 1875. Are insects any material aid to plants in …
  • … a paper, ‘Are insects any material aid to plants in fertilization? ’ ( Meehan 1875 ), at …
  • … the 1875 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Detroit. In …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 23, letter to Thomas Meehan, 3 October 1875 ; see also ibid. , …
  • … letter from Hermann Müller, 23 October 1875 ). Meehan argued that cross-fertilisation was …

To Gaston de Saporta   11 October 1877

Summary

Thanks GdeS for communicating his discovery. It is especially important at a time when several naturalists have declared that development occurs quite suddenly at intervals. Joseph Le Conte in N. America urges that even new families and orders are developed within an extremely short period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Date:  11 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 147: 422
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11179

Matches: 4 hits

  • … University Press. 1985–. Le Conte, John. 1875. Address before the American Association for …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science in 1875, John Lawrence Le Conte had criticised …
  • … a ‘condition of evolution’ ( Le Conte 1875 , pp. 485–6). Saporta had mentioned the gradual …
  • … Saporta 1877). Charles Lyell had died in 1875. In the 1830s, he had subdivided the …

From Francis Darwin to P. P. C. Hoek   [c. 24 June 1877]

Summary

CD has written to [Charles] Wyville Thomson in favour of PPCH’s request [for duplicates of Pycnogonida collected by the Challenger expedition], and hopes it will be successful.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Paulus Peronius Cato Hoek
Date:  [c. 24 June 1877]
Classmark:  Artis Library (P. P. C. Hoek Archive: Darwin correspondence)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11014F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … on sessile cirripedes and Balanus ( Hoek 1875 and 1876; see Correspondence vol. 23, letter …
  • … to P. P. C. Hoek, 11 March 1875 , and Correspondence vol. 24, letter to P. P. C. Hoek, [ …
  • … Press. 1985–. Hoek, Paulus Peronius Cato. 1875. Eerste bijdrage tot een nauwkeuriger …

To J. B. Innes   25 February [1877]

Summary

CD has harangued the Down Friendly Club. Does not think it will dissolve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  25 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10866

Matches: 3 hits

  • … thirty-eighth & thirty-ninth years of the reign of Queen Victoria, 1875 , c. 60, p. 549). …
  • … a copy of the Friendly Societies’ Act of 1875 ( Public general statutes passed in the …
  • … years of the reign of Queen Victoria, 1875 , c. 60, pp. 514–58). For CD’s concerns about …

To G. O. Sars   29 April 1877

Summary

Thanks for GOS’s memoir on Brisinga [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Ossian Sars
Date:  29 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Nasjonalbiblioteket (National Library of Norway), Oslo (Brevs. 233: Letters to Georg Ossian Sars)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10945

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Thanks for GOS’s memoir on Brisinga [1875]. …

To Down Friendly Society   19 February 1877

Summary

CD, who has acted as treasurer of the Down Friendly Club for the last 27 years, urges the members not to dissolve the Club, but to continue it and retain about £1000 of the funds on hand to ensure its safety and ability to give assistance to members when they are ill or invalided, or to provide for their burial when dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down Friendly Society
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 138: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10853

Matches: 3 hits

  • … The friendly societies in England, 1815–1875 . Manchester: Manchester University Press. …
  • … pp. 468–9). The Friendly Societies’ Act of 1875 established an administrative department …
  • … the state, and the changes introduced by the 1875 Act, see Gosden 1961 , pp. 173–97. After …

From Otto Zacharias   7 January 1877

Summary

Discusses publication of CD’s essays in three German popular periodicals.

Haeckel is ill.

German translation of George Darwin, "Marriage between first cousins" [1875] has sold 250 copies.

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 184: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10775

Matches: 3 hits

  • … translation of George Darwin, "Marriage between first cousins" [1875] has sold 250 copies. …
  • … in England and their effects’ (G. H. Darwin 1875) had been translated into German with an …
  • … 23, letter from Otto Zacharias, 3 June 1875 ). Zacharias had planned to call the journal …

To W. R. S. Ralston   27 March 1877

Summary

Thanks for the reviews, particularly the one in the Times.

CD will be pleased to receive Mr Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ralston Shedden-Ralston
Date:  27 Mar 1877
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (Inserted in Bulwer-Lytton, E. R., Life of Lord Lytton, fol. p. 244, RB 131334 v. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10916

Matches: 2 hits

  • … R. S. Ralston, 2 December 1875 . No letter from Wallace mentioning a visit has been found. …
  • … 183). CD probably met Ralston in December 1875; see Correspondence vol. 23, letter from W. …

From R. D. Fitzgerald   15 March 1877

Summary

Fertilisation of orchids. Believes some plants so constituted as to dispense with cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Robert David Fitzgerald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10893

Matches: 3 hits

  • … John Murray. 1876. Fitzgerald, Robert David. 1875–94. Australian orchids. 2 vols. Sydney: …
  • … volume of Fitzgerald’s Australian orchids ( Fitzgerald 1875–94 ) in Orchids 2d ed. , pp. …
  • … 89–91, 115, 127, and 279–81. Fitzgerald 1875–94 was published in parts in two volumes. The …

To Axel Key   20 December 1877

Summary

Expresses his gratitude and admiration for AK’s and M. G. Retzius’s Studien in der Anatomie des Nervensystems und des Bindegewebes (2 vols. 1875–6).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Axel Henrik (Axel) Key
Date:  20 Dec 1877
Classmark:  Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Gustaf Retzius arkiv, Inbundna serien, Engelsmän I, s 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11284A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Retzius’s Studien in der Anatomie des Nervensystems und des Bindegewebes (2 vols. 1875–6). …
  • … the connective tissue; Key and Retzius 1875–6). Gustaf Retzius was a docent in histology …

From W. M. Moorsom   10 September 1877

Summary

In Descent [1: 12] CD discusses intoxication among animals. South African elephants reportedly eat a plant that makes them wild.

Author:  Warren Maude Moorsom
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11132

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Murray. 1874. Drummond, William Henry. 1875. The large game and natural history of South …
  • … tree ( Sclerocarya birrea ) in Drummond 1875 , pp. 213–14. See letter from W. M. Moorsom, …
  • … Dear Sir, In the Descent of Man Edition 1875 page 7.  you give several instances of a …

To Karl von Scherzer   13 February 1877

Summary

Has read a large part of the Novara voyage [Narrative of the circumnavigation of the globe by the Austrian frigate "Novara" (1861–3)] with pleasure. CD was particularly interested in the scandalous French behaviour at Tahiti.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  13 Feb 1877
Classmark:  University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center (Joseph Halle Schaffner collection, box 1, folder 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10843

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Hartmann, Eduard von. 1875. Wahrheit und Irrthum im Darwinismus . Berlin: …
  • … s Wahrheit und Irrtum im Darwinismus (Truth and error in Darwinism; Hartmann 1875 ). …
  • … Two copies of Hartmann 1875 are in the Darwin Library–Down. The Austrian Novara …

From W. M. Moorsom   13 September [1877]

Summary

Pleased with CD’s interest in temperance. Can he quote CD? Sorry the elephant story is a myth. It fits his argument for temperance: a passion for alcohol is natural [primitive]. Only the morally developed can resist. Moral development will take a long time. Thus education cannot cure alcoholism now. Thus public sale of alcohol must be outlawed. Although he is a follower of J. S. Mill and Herbert Spencer he has been forced to this conclusion.

Author:  Warren Maude Moorsom
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11137

Matches: 3 hits

  • … vol. 23, letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 25 December [1875] and n. 6). …
  • … was a big-game-hunting memoir ( Drummond 1875 ). On Victorian debates about the causes and …
  • … Press. 1985–. Drummond, William Henry. 1875. The large game and natural history of South …
Document type
letter (99)
Date
1877
01 (14)
02 (5)
03 (8)
04 (7)
05 (5)
06 (10)
07 (7)
08 (6)
09 (11)
10 (11)
11 (5)
12 (10)
Page: 1 2 3 4 5  Next
Search:
1875 in keywords
44 Items
Page:  1 2 3  Next

Origin is 160; Darwin's 1875 letters now online

Summary

To mark the 160th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species, the full transcripts and footnotes of nearly 650 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1875 are published online for the first time. You can read about Darwin's life in 1875…

Matches: 11 hits

  • … of nearly 650 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1875 are published online for the first …
  • … it behaved in similar ways to the Drosera secretion. In 1875, Klein was a very controversial …
  • … I liked the man .’   Other highlights from the 1875 letters include: I am very …
  • … of my books.  ( Letter to R. F. Cooke, 29 June [1875] ) Darwin wrote this to his …
  • … new Editions .  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 August [1875] ) Darwin also completed …
  • … this possible  ( Letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 January [1875] ) Agitation for a law …
  • … made false statements  ( Letter to John Lubbock, 8 April 1875 ) Relations between the …
  • … always succeeds  ( Letter to G. H. Darwin, 13 October [1875] ) Darwin wrote …
  • … help his father and brothers with scientific instruments: in 1875, he designed a hygrometer. …
  • … his great works ( Letter to A. B. Buckley, 23 February 1875 ) The year was saddened …
  • … in my time  ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, [12 December 1875] ) In December, Darwin was …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

Summary

‘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…

Matches: 24 hits

  • … during his periods of severe illness. Yet on 15 January 1875 , Darwin confessed to his close …
  • … mouthpiece of ‘Jesuitical Rome’ ( Academy , 2 January 1875, pp. 16–17). ‘How grandly you have …
  • … again & again’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 16 January 1875 ). Darwin had also considered …
  • … learned of Klein’s testimony from Huxley on 30 October 1875 : ‘I declare to you I did not believe …
  • … carried out on live animals in laboratories. In January 1875, he received details of experiments by …
  • … printing an additional 250 ( letter to John Murray, 3 May 1875 ). In the event, the book …
  • … in a review of the book in the Academy , 24 July 1875, by Ellen Frances Lubbock: ‘in Utricularia …
  • … born (letter from E. F. Lubbock, [after 2 July] 1875).   Back over old ground …
  • … which I had long wished to see,’ he wrote on 21 April 1875 , ‘and now that I have seen it, I am …
  • … do a good deal of “hammering”,’ he wrote on 14 July 1875 . ‘I shall not let Pangenesis alone …
  • … his own theory of heredity in a series of articles in 1875 and 1876, based partly on his studies of …
  • … & more’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, [ c . February 1875?] ). By May, having finished …
  • … proofmaniac’ ( letter from Francis Darwin, 1 and 2 May [1875] ). But Francis also found …
  • … on astronomy, or the Duke of Wellington on art (Max Müller 1875, pp. 305–7). The debate between Max …
  • … researches (Carus trans. 1875b; the series is Carus trans. 1875–87). More controversial was the …
  • … Darwin wrote: ‘An anonymous compliment | received Feb 16th 1875’.   The great and the good …
  • … Insectivorous plants ( letter to D. F. Nevill, 15 July [1875] ). Such visitors from the upper …
  • … I can talk to anyone’ ( letter to John Lubbock, 3 May [1875] ). Finally it was arranged for the …
  • … of twining plants (letters from Lawson Tait, 16 March [1875] and 27 March [1875] ). ‘As I am …
  • … Nepenthes & will soon publish’, Darwin warned on 17 July 1875 . But Tait was undaunted. He …
  • … Thiselton-Dyer ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 7 July 1875 ). It was Thiselton-Dyer who …
  • … was appropriate for so distinguished a nominee. Already in 1875, Lankester had been elected a fellow …
  • … of Lyell’s failing health from Hooker in 1874 and January 1875. On 22 February, he was notified of …
  • … ‘high type’ ( letter from Woodward Emery, 17 September 1875 ).  …

Darwin and vivisection

Summary

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…

Matches: 17 hits

  • … the Trichinae’ (letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 January [1875] ). Darwin also worried that any bill …
  • … their own petition (letter to T. H. Huxley, 14 January 1875 ). In the event, Darwin became …
  • … within Darwin’s family. In his letter of 14 January 1875 to Huxley, Darwin mentioned the effect …
  • … (letter from Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe, 14 January [1875] ). In the course of the public …
  • … to Huxley (letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 12 February 1875 ). Darwin was in London from 31 …
  • … sketch for a petition (letter from T. H. Huxley, [4 April 1875] ). This was evidently passed back …
  • … on 7 April (letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 7 April [1875] ), and circulating it to others in …
  • … were made (letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 10 April 1875 ), and another version was prepared …
  • … of Lords (see letter to J. S. Burdon Sanderson, [11 April 1875] ). He was still unsure whether …
  • … Royal Society of London (letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 April [1875] ). The next day he wrote to …
  • … else you think best’ (letter to E. H. Stanley, 15 April 1875 ). After further consultations, a …
  • … are evident in Darwin’s correspondence in April and May 1875. The initial petition (DAR …
  • … order of the clauses. In the revised sketch, dated 24 April 1875, the penalty for unlawful …
  • … at this alteration (letter from T. H. Huxley, 19 May 1875 , letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, …
  • … corrections had been made (letter to Lyon Playfair, 26 May 1875 , and letter from Lyon Playfair, …
  • … ( Hansard Parliamentary Debates , 3d ser., vol. 224 (1875), col. 794). A Royal Commission was a …
  • … the RSPCA. The commission met between 5 June and 15 December 1875, examining fifty-three witnesses, …

Language: key letters

Summary

How and why language evolved bears on larger questions about the evolution of the human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the development of human speech from animal sounds in The Descent of Man (1871),…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 10194: Max Müller, Friedrich to Darwin, C. R., 13 Oct [1875] For Müller, human and animal …
  • … Letter 9887: Dawkins, W. B. to Darwin, C. R., 14 Mar 1875 The relationship between language …

Thomas Burgess

Summary

As well as its complement of sailors, the Beagle also carried a Royal Marine sergeant and seven marines, one of whom was Thomas Burgess. When the Beagle set sail he was twenty one, having been born in October 1810 to Israel and Hannah Burgess of Lancashire…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … about him again until he opened a letter from him in March 1875 . It was written from Rainow, a …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

Summary

1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … vol. 23, letter from Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg, 20 September 1875 ). He began to compile an account …
  • … end of the previous year. He had been incensed in December 1875 when the zoologist Edwin Ray …
  • … The controversial issue had occupied Darwin for much of 1875. In January 1876, a Royal Commission …
  • … to Insectivorous plants , which was published in July 1875, with a US edition published later …
  • … in February 1876 (despite bearing a publication date of 1875), Darwin must have been gratified by …
  • … Darwin, who had communicated the paper to the society in 1875 at Tait’s request, with the ‘awful job …

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: 5 hits

  • … not retract his criticism in his own second edition (Dana 1875, p. 274). Descent …
  • … (Correspondence vol. 23, from J. D. Hooker, 3 January [1875] ), preferring to attack Mivart in …
  • … Anthropogenie  in the  Academy   (2 January 1875; see Appendix V, pp. 644–5) . The affair …
  • … wrote a polite, very formal letter to Mivart on 12 January 1875 , refusing to hold any future …
  • … and a second French edition was published in January 1875 ( letter from C.-F. Reinwald , 4 February …

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

Summary

Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, with full debunking below...

Matches: 1 hits

  • … Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, …

Climbing Plants

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment A monograph by which to work After the publication of On the Origin of Species, Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals in…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … expressed. The paper was little noticed, but when in 1875 it was corrected and published as a …
  • … Letter 10214 - Darwin to T. H. Huxley, 23 October 1875 Darwin writes to his good …

Vivisection: Darwin's testimony to the Royal Commission

Summary

Wednesday, 3rd November 1875. Mr. Charles Darwin called in and examined. 4661. (Chairman.) We are very sensible of your kindness in coming at some sacrifice to yourself to express your opinions to the Commission. We attribute it to the great…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … Wednesday, 3rd November 1875. Mr. Charles Darwin called in and examined. …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

Summary

Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

Matches: 4 hits

  • … cited for all purposes as “The Experiments on Animals Act, 1875.” SCHEDULE. …
  • … under the provisions of “The Experiments on Animals Act, 1875,” empowering me to make experiments on …
  • … under the provisions of the Experiments on Animals Act, 1875, that the above-named M.N. is enaged in …
  • … under the provisions of the Experiments on Animals Act, 1875, accompanied by Certificate, such as is …

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: 5 hits

  • … to an end. The dispute was not resolved until early 1875, and, even then, not to Darwin’s complete …
  • … from J. D. Hooker, 29 December 1874 ). By January 1875, Mivart had still not made any …
  • … book Anthropogenie , in the Academy , 2 January 1875. ‘Possessed by a blind animosity against …
  • … (Mivart was a Catholic convert.) On 12 January 1875 , Darwin finally wrote to Mivart, …
  • … article in a letter published in the Academy , 16 January 1875, p. 66, signed, ‘The Quarterly …

Insectivorous Plants

Summary

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Plants that consume insects Darwin began his work with insectivorous plants in the mid 1860s, though his findings would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin reflected on the delay that…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … mid 1860s, though his findings would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin …
  • … 1 The resulting volume, Insectivorous Plants (1875), was one in a series of works in which …
  • … SOURCES Books Darwin, Charles. 1875. Insectivorous Plants. London: John …

Darwin and the Church

Summary

The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … to reconcile them (letter from John Lubbock, 5 April [1875] ). The tensions between the …

Dipsacus and Drosera: Frank’s favourite carnivores

Summary

In Autumn of 1875, Francis Darwin was busy researching aggregation in the tentacles of Drosera rotundifolia (F. Darwin 1876). This phenomenon occurs when coloured particles within either protoplasm or the fluid in the cell vacuole (the cell sap) cluster…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … with these enigmatic killer vegetables culminated in 1875 with the publication of  Insectivorous …
  • … after the first edition was published. In Autumn of 1875, Francis Darwin was busy researching …
  • … in the most extraordinary way.’ As early as August 1875, Cohn had argued that aggregation in  …

Women as a scientific audience

Summary

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…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … Letter 10072 - Pape, C. to Darwin, [16 July 1875] Charlotte Pape responds to …

Thomas Henry Huxley

Summary

Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a leading Victorian zoologist, science popularizer, and education reformer. He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to relish the opportunity to come to Darwin’s defense. In 1875, he intervened in a bitter and …
  • … grandly you have defended me”, Darwin wrote on 6 January 1875, “you have indeed been a true friend.” …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

Summary

Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … would culminate in two books,  Insectivorous plants  (1875) and  Cross and self fertilisation  …

Plant or animal? (Or: Don’t try this at home!)

Summary

Darwin is famous for showing that humans are just another animal, but, in his later years in particular, his real passion was something even more ambitious: to show that there are no hard-and-fast boundaries between animals and plants.   In 1875 Darwin…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … boundaries between animals and plants.   In 1875 Darwin brought out an unassuming little book …

Inheritance

Summary

It was crucial to Darwin’s theories of species change that naturally occurring variations could be inherited.  But at the time when he wrote Origin, he had no explanation for how inheritance worked – it was just obvious that it did.  Darwin’s attempt to…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … under domestication, and revised for the second edition in 1875 (2d ed. 2: 349–99). ‘The whole …
Page:  1 2 3  Next