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From Marcellin de Bonnal   [1877]

Summary

Asks CD why some living forms have evolved and others have not.

Author:  Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13779

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  • … From Marcellin de Bonnal    [1877] …
  • … Bibliography Bonnal, Marcellin de. 1877. Une agonie . Angoulême: F. Lugeol. …
  • … DAR 201: 6 Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal Vienne [1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see pp. QQQQ. The year is established by the reference to Bonnal 1877 (see n. 3, below). …
  • … book Une agonie (A death-struggle; Bonnal 1877 ). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library–Down. …

From Alphonse de Candolle   January 1877

Summary

Introduces his son Casimir, who is visiting England.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10759

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  • … From Alphonse de Candolle    January 1877
  • … DAR 161: 20 Alphonse de Candolle Geneva Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … n.s. 55: 400–31. Candolle, Casimir de. 1877. Observations sur l’enroulement des vrilles. …
  • … Genève Janvier 1877. A Monsr Ch. Darwin Mon cher Monsieur permetter moi de recommander à …
  • … and on climbing plants ( C. de Candolle 1877 ). See Correspondence vol. 24, letter from …
  • … Geneva January 1877. To M r Ch. Darwin My dear Sir Allow me to recommend to your kindness …

To [E. M. Dicey?]   [1877]

Summary

Gives his opinion on the education of girls in physiology. Would regret that any girl who wished to learn physiology should be checked.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter; Elinor Mary Dicey
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10746

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  • … To [E.  M.  Dicey? ]   [1877] …
  • … 202: 41 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [1877] Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter/Elinor Mary Dicey …

To Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8?]

Summary

[Draft of letter for Francis Darwin to write to SF.] CD declines to express an opinion on SF’s query.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sigmund Fuchs
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 221v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10337

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  • … To Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8? ] …
  • … DAR 164: 221v Charles Robert Darwin unstated [1877–8? ] Sigmund Fuchs …
  • … in both embryonic and larval stages (see letter from Sigmund Fuchs, [1877–8? ] and n. 4). …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Sigmund Fuchs, [1877–8? ] . CD probably wrote this …
  • … would write the reply to Fuchs’s letter of [1877–8? ]; the draft is written on the back of …

From Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8?]

Summary

Asks if CD agrees with Carl Claus’s Grundzüge der Zoologie [3d ed. (1876)], in separating tunicates from molluscs.

Author:  Sigmund Fuchs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10336

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  • … From Sigmund Fuchs    [1877–8? ] …
  • … DAR 164: 221 Sigmund Fuchs Bielitz (Bielsko Biala) [1877–8? ] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Alpheus Hyatt   January 1877

Summary

Reports on his work. Relationships of shells found at Steinheim; attempts to elucidate the genesis of different forms.

Author:  Alpheus Hyatt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 357, 359
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10760

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  • … From Alpheus Hyatt   January 1877
  • … 357, 359 Alpheus Hyatt Boston Society of Natural History Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … the genus of hawkweeds), and is a note for his reply to Hyatt of 13 February 1877. …
  • … Address   Boston. Soc. Nat. History January 1877 Dear Sir I have to day a chance to write …
  • … Brunswick, Canada. Hyatt visited the lake in 1877 and planned to write on the biology of …

From Adolphe de Stillfried   [1877?]

Summary

Writes of his admiration for CD and requests an autograph or photo.

Author:  Adolphe de Stillfried
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10744

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  • … From Adolphe de Stillfried   [1877? ] …
  • … DAR 177: 257 Adolphe de Stillfried Prague [1877? ] Charles Robert Darwin …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [early 1877?]

Summary

Thanks WTT-D for his comments on and praise of his book [Forms of flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [early 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 111: B58v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10758

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  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   [early 1877? ] …
  • … DAR 111: B58v Charles Robert Darwin unstated [early 1877? ] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …

To Octavian Blewitt   1 January 1877

Summary

A letter in support of [Ann Jane] Cupples’ request to the Royal Literary Fund for assistance. Her talent, industry, and need.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Octavian Blewitt
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan 96 RLF 1/2015/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10764F

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  • … To Octavian Blewitt   1 January 1877
  • … Library (Loan 96 RLF 1/2015/8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Jan 1877 Octavian Blewitt …
  • … from the Royal Literary Fund on 1 January 1877 (British Library Archives and Manuscripts, …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 1. 1877 Sir, I understand that M rs Cupples …

From E. A. Darwin   [1 January 1877]

Summary

Would like Price’s address.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10763

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  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   [1 January 1877] …
  • … DAR 105: B96 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated [1 Jan 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Arthur Mellersh   1 January 1877

Summary

Has "the missing link" been found in New Guinea, as he read in the newspaper?

Offers CD the nest of a foreign bird pressed on him by a neighbour.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10764

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  • … From Arthur Mellersh   1 January 1877
  • … DAR 171: 148 Arthur Mellersh Fernhurst 1 Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter from George Hodgskin, 6 January 1877 ). An article had appeared in The Times , 29 …
  • … Fernhurst | Haslemere January 1 st . 1877 My dear Darwin, I have been about to write to …

To Alfred Newton   2 January 1877

Summary

Thanks AN for telling him of the complex cross among wagtails. CD is surprised that so much close interbreeding does not check their propagation.

CD does not suppose he will ever have strength to work up his data on hybridism, so he will not write to Mr Monk.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10766

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  • … To Alfred Newton   2 January 1877
  • … Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/63) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Jan 1877 Alfred Newton …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 2. 1877 Dear Newton, Many thanks for telling me of …

From Charles and Francis Darwin to G. J. Romanes   2 January [1877]

Summary

Agrees to propose GJR for membership in Royal Society.

Remarks on GJR’s paper on Medusae [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 167 (1877): 659–752].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  2 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.503)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10765

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  • … From Charles and Francis Darwin to G.  J.  Romanes   2 January [1877] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.503) Charles Robert Darwin Francis Darwin Down 2 Jan [1877] George John Romanes …
  • … Remarks on GJR’s paper on Medusae [ Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 167 (1877): 659–752]. …
  • … Darwin Library–CUL. CD and Romanes had lunch together on 8 January 1877 (see letter to G. …
  • … J. Romanes, 4 January 1877 ). …
  • … the Royal Society was dated 8 January 1877 (Royal Society archives, GB 117, EC/1879/18). …
  • … Buckley Litchfield, from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ ( Appendix II)). Members of …

From T. A. B. Spratt   2 January 1877

Summary

TABS is pleased that CD found something of interest in his researches in Crete [Travels and researches in Crete (1869)].

Author:  Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10767

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  • … From T.  A.  B.  Spratt   2 January 1877
  • … DAR 177: 240 Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt Tunbridge Wells 2 Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   3 January [1877]

Summary

Suggests that the scarcity of holly berries is owing to the scarcity of bees during the spring, rather than to frost. He does not know what caused the scarcity of bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  3 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 6 January 1877, p. 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10769

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  • … To Gardeners’ Chronicle    3 January [1877] …
  • … Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 January 1877, p. …
  • … 19 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Jan [1877] Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Asa Gray   3 January 1877

Summary

Asks AG not to send his rare specimens [of Leucosmia].

Is glad of the notice about black pigs.

Has great faith in Jeffries Wyman;

thinks A. R. Wallace founds his speculation on a feeble basis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (118)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10768

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  • … To Asa Gray   3 January 1877
  • … Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (118) Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Jan 1877 Asa Gray …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 3. 1877 My dear Gray, I have just received your …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. Origin 3d ed. : On the origin of species by …

From Francis Darwin to the Auckland Star   4 January 1877

Summary

His father is grateful for the account of the alleged discovery of men with tails.

His father does not believe in their existence of the tailed men, although the tails may be an inherited monstrosity.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Auckland Star
Date:  4 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Auckland Star, 1 March 1877, p. 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10770F

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  • … From Francis Darwin to the Auckland Star    4 January 1877
  • … Auckland Star , 1 March 1877, p. …
  • … 2 Francis Darwin Down 4 Jan 1877 Auckland Star …

To G. J. Romanes   4 January 1877

Summary

Discusses certificate proposing GJR as Fellow of Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  4 Jan 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.504)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10770

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  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   4 January 1877
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.504) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Jan 1877 George John Romanes …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan.  4. 1877 Dear Romanes, From what you say I will …
  • … Darwin to G.  J.  Romanes, 2 January [1877] and n. 2. The ‘Certificate of a candidate for …
  • … of London. The Monday following 4 January 1877 was 8 January. The Darwins stayed in London …
  • … and Richard Buckley Litchfield, from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …

From R. F. Cooke   5 January 1877

Summary

Orchids [2d ed.] will soon be published.

1000 more copies of Descent [2d ed.] will soon have to be printed, so CD could send any alterations to be made in the plates.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 484
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10771

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  • … From R. F. Cooke   5 January 1877
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 5 Jan 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Orchids 2d ed. was published in January 1877 ( Publishers’ Circular , …
  • … 1 February 1877, p. 93). Orchids 2d US ed. …
  • … was published by D. Appleton & Co. on 3 March 1877 ( Publishers’ Weekly , …
  • … 3 March 1877, p. 288). On John Murray’s annual November sale dinner, at which major …
  • … a discount, see J. Murray 1908–9 , p. 540. The 1877 reprint of Descent 2d ed. had ‘Twelfth …
  • … edition, revised. London: John Murray. 1877. Orchids 2d US ed. : The various contrivances …
  • … insects . By Charles Darwin. 2d edition, revised. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1877. …
  • … he was in London from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). He evidently …
  • … and about the reprint of Descent 2d ed. The 1877 reprint of Descent 2d ed. contained a …

To Francis Galton   [6–12 January 1877]

Summary

Has received French essay on effects of conscription on [decreasing] height of men, due to unfit left at home to propagate race. Would FG care to see it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  [6–12 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10774

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  • … To Francis Galton   [6–12 January 1877] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin London, Bryanston St, 2 [6–12 Jan 1877] Francis Galton …
  • … the letter from Francis Galton, 12 January 1877 , and by the address. CD was in London at …
  • … Buckley Litchfield, from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). CD had …
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Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … , Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and …
  • … from a family that the Darwins had befriended. The year 1877 was more than usually full of honours. …
  • … of a very heavy shower’, William wrote on 24 August 1877 . ‘The leaves were not at all depressed; …
  • … gardeners ( letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 ). At Down House, Darwin and …
  • … a delicate twig’ ( letter to R. I. Lynch, 14 September 1877 ). Research on movement would continue …
  • … of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s paper eventually appeared …
  • … wrote to the editor, George Croom Robertson, on 27 April 1877 , ‘I hope that you will be so good …
  • … had written to the editor Ernst Ludwig Krause on 30 June 1877 , ‘I have been much interested by …
  • … the German debate (letters to W. E. Gladstone, 2 October 1877 and 25 October [1877] ). …
  • … and lively’ ( letter from W. E. Gladstone, 23 October 1877 ). Gifts of German and Dutch …
  • … Darwin and Ernst Haeckel). Writing to Darwin on 11 March 1877 , Krause declared the journal ‘an …
  • … the director, Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen, on 12 February 1877 : ‘I suppose that every worker at …
  • … of his 70th year. Darwin was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877. Distinguished guests and …
  • … & smooth as butter’ ( letter to C. E. Norton, 16 March 1877 ). Hooker was asked repeatedly by …
  • … & me to dejeuner!!!’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 14 June 1877 ). Darwin was staying in …
  • … centuries to come’ ( letter from C. C. Graham, 30 January 1877 ). Graham then gave a lengthy …
  • … man and of societies’ ( letter from Marcellin de Bonnal, [1877] ). A similar complaint came from …
  • … by a duke!’ ( letter to J. M. Rodwell, 3 June 1877 ). Back home, he learned from his brother that …
  • … order of the day’ ( letter from E. A. Darwin, 27 January [1877] ).  Carlyle’s remarks were …
  • … . In a letter from an unknown correspondent on 13 June 1877 , he was criticised for having quoted …
  • … monstrosity ( letter from C. T. E. Siebold, 10 October 1877 ). An American banker, William Burrows …
  • … back our civilization’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 17 May 1877 ). Bowles proposed that such …
  • … of humanity beneath’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 18 May 1877 ). More transitional human …
  • … inflexible tails ( letter from Arthur Mellersh, 1 January 1877 ). The American physician Jesse …
  • … (Trollope 1867; letter to G. J. Romanes, [1 and 2 December 1877] ). Dispute and …
  • … George and Francis. He wrote to Francis on 24 September 1877 about his forthcoming work, Life …
  • … value’, he confessed in a letter of 25 November 1877 that the book had ‘resolved itself into a …
  • … physical’ ( letter from W. M. Moorsom, 10 September 1877 ). Darwin was doubtful of the elephant …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade …
  • … have ever received ( Letter to Ernst Haeckel, 16 February 1877 )     …
  • … the start of his 70th year, but Darwin was only 68 in 1877. Despite this oversight, the album …
  • … world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) Familiar faces Ernst …
  • … with the final album. He wrote to Darwin on 9 February 1877 : ‘what will perhaps astonish you is …
  • … worth to give you ( Letter from J. V. Carus, 22 March 1877 )  The professor of …
  • … scientific work. ( Letter from C. G. Semper, 26 April 1877 ) Carl Kraus, an …

1877 letters now online

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Flowers, bloom, a son married . . . and a suspended monkey in Cambridge at Darwin's honorary LLD ceremony. The transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877 are now online. Read more about Darwin's life in 1877…

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  • … of  over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877  are now online. Read more about  Darwin& …

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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  • … the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the …
  • … lasting pleasure. ( Letter to Pieter Harting, 19 March 1877 ) Harting had also written …
  • … it states his ‘69th Birthday’, when in fact he was 68 in 1877. It was arranged in alphabetical order …
  • … from A. A. van Bemmelen and H. J.  Veth, 6 February 1877 ) Dutch correspondents …
  • … ( Letter from C. W. Thomson, 30 June 1877 ) Much earlier, in 1861, Tiberius Cornelis …

German and Dutch photograph albums

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Darwin Day 2018: To celebrate Darwin's 209th birthday, we present two lavishly produced albums of portrait photographs which Darwin received from continental admirers 141 years ago. These unusual gifts from Germany and the Netherlands are made…

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  • …   In 1877, Charles Darwin was sent some unusual birthday presents: two lavishly …
  • … conferred on me ( Letter to Otto Zacharias, [24 February 1877] ) The two albums …
  • … sympathy. ( Letter to A. A. van Bemmelen, 12 February 1877 )  View the Dutch album …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … tiredness of the later years (e.g. letter to E.M. Dicey, [1877] ). Working …

Language: key letters

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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),…

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  • … Letter 11074: Sayce, A. H. to Darwin, C. R., 27 July 1877 Darwin’s study of human nature …

Have you read the one about....

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... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

Charles Harrison Blackley

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You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820–1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen as the cause of the allergy. Darwin was…

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  • … grains by a dilution method.  In his letter of 9 March 1877 , Darwin wrote: ‘Your calculation of …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … Letter 10746 – Darwin to Dicey, E. M., [1877] Darwin gives his opinion on the …
  • … Letter 11267f – Darwin, S. to Darwin, [3 December 1877] Darwin’s daughter-in-law …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • …   Lydia Becker (1877) Caricature of Lydia Becker from …

Floral Dimorphism

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a series of smaller studies on botanical subjects. Titled The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species, it consisted primarily of…

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  • … | Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a …
  • … findings on floral dimorphism were eventually published in 1877, but these experiments and …
  • … SOURCES Book Darwin, C. R. 1877. The different forms of flowers on plants of the …
  • … experiment, the class read chapter 1 of Charles Darwin’s 1877 T he Different Forms of …
  • … Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (London: John Murray, 1877), 16. [2] Ibid., 30. …

German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … (see letter from From Emil Rade , [before 16] February 1877). The poems were composed by …
  • … in Rade’s account of the making of the album (Rade 1877, pp. 39–40), but the others were published …
  • … Letter from Emil Rade 1    [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. …
  • … From Emil Rade   [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. February 1877. …
  • … this letter and the letter to Emil Rade, 16 February 1877. 3. The gift was a photograph …
  • … Appendix VI. A number of other poems were included in Rade 1877.   …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the …
  • … Title and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date of birth …
  • … Leiden 13 june 1823 Rotterdam 2 june 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 october 1808 Wildenborch 4 june 1877 Klein Dochteren …

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 11096 - Darwin to Romanes, G. J., [9 August 1877] Darwin points out a mistake made …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • … album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the …
  • … Title and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date of birth …
  • … Leiden 13 june 1823 Rotterdam 2 june 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 october 1808 Wildenborch 4 june 1877 Klein Dochteren …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … published his findings both in Expression and in an 1877 article titled, ‘ A Biographical …
  • … Letter 10821 - Graham C. C. to Darwin, [30 January 1877] Psychologist Christopher Graham …

Dipsacus and Drosera: Frank’s favourite carnivores

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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…

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  • … and proofreading Darwin’s second edition of  Orchids  (1877). By January of the following …
  • … ( Dipsacus sylvestris )’ at the Royal Society on 1 March 1877 (F. Darwin 1877a). His address was …
  • … and a plate of sixteen figures, was published in July 1877 in the  Quarterly Journal of …
  • … the journal by the end of the month ( Nature , 23 August 1877, p. 339). Although, as Darwin …
  • … to his father’s beloved  Drosera rotundifolia  in June 1877, finding sundews that had been ‘fed’ …
  • … Grant.   References Darwin, C. 1877. The Contractile Filaments of the …
  • … teasel ( Dipsacus sylvestris ). (Abstract.) [Read 1 March 1877.]  Proceedings of the Royal …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 11221 - Darwin to Darwin, H., [1 November 1877] Darwin asks his sons, …

Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … Virchow’s attempt to discredit evolutionary theory in 1877, assured him that his views were now …
  • … editor of the journal Kosmos , which had been founded in 1877 by Krause and others as a journal …
  • … and particularly the theory of natural selection in 1877) had previously told Krause, ‘He is a very …
  • … of laws he had received from Cambridge University in 1877. Emma Darwin recorded that Darwin found …
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