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To Francis Darwin?   [1879–80?]

Summary

Discusses A. B. Frank’s views [Beiträge zur Pflanzenphysiologie (1868)] on how plants position themselves; differences and similarities compared with their own conclusions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1879–80?]
Classmark:  Botany School Cambridge (in A. B. Frank, Beiträge zur Pflanzenphysiologie, 1868)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11816

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  • … To Francis Darwin?    [1879–80? ] …
  • … zur Pflanzenphysiologie , 1868) Charles Robert Darwin unstated [1879–80? ] Francis Darwin …

From C. V. Smith   [1879]

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Summary

Notes on reefs in the SW Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Author:  Charles Valentine Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8131

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  • … From C.  V.  Smith   [1879] …
  • … DAR 69: A61–2 Charles Valentine Smith unstated [1879] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Museums, Greenwich; they were drawn up in 1879. Wharton completed the survey in August …

From James Torbitt   [1879?]

Summary

Has found no [potato] variety whose foliage can resist the parasite, except when grown under glass.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1879?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11814

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  • … From James Torbitt   [1879? ] …
  • … DAR 178: 151 James Torbitt unstated [1879? ] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • 1879 Seedling, Crossed in 1876 and again in 1878. Growth was retarded by the unfavourable …
  • … year is conjectured from the reference to an 1879 seedling. Since 1876, Torbitt had been …
  • … letter of 26 June 1878 ( Correspondence vol. 26). The year 1879 was exceptionally cold and …
  • … wet ( Gardeners’ Chronicle , 27 December 1879, p. 820). …
  • … In his letter of 4 November 1879 , Torbitt wrote that his statement that all foliage of …

To Albert Günther   1 January 1879

Summary

Thanks AG for his kind note and returns his good wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  1 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11817

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  • … To Albert Günther   1 January 1879
  • … Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Jan 1879 Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) …
  • … Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan y 1. 1879 My dear Friend I must thank you cordially for …

From Marius Koch   3 January 1879

Summary

A young disciple wishes to know if reports of people with tails in New Guinea could be true.

Author:  Marius Koch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11819

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  • … From Marius Koch   3 January 1879
  • … DAR 169: 48 Marius Koch Rotterdam 3 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Rotterdam 3 Jan.  1879. — Dear Sir! By the present I take the liberty to accost you on …

To Edward Frankland   4 January [1879]

Summary

Fears that the promised bottle of pure water may have been despatched or stolen in passage. [See 11768a.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  4 Jan [1879]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester (Frankland Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11820A

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  • … To Edward Frankland   4 January [1879] …
  • … Manchester (Frankland Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Jan [1879] Edward Frankland …
  • … see letter to Edward Frankland, 8 February 1879 . Neither Francis nor CD published on this …

From Mary Jung   7 January 1879

Summary

Young Austrian woman asks for CD’s autograph.

Author:  Mary Jung
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 168: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11821

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  • … From Mary Jung   7 January 1879
  • … DAR 168: 94 Mary Jung Salzburg 7 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …

From Carl Kraus   8 January 1879

Summary

A supporter of "the presumptive connection between socialism and evolution through natural selection" sends essays of Carl Vogt and requests CD to comment on them publicly.

Author:  Carl (Charles) Kraus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11822

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  • … From Carl Kraus   8 January 1879
  • … DAR 169: 104 Carl (Charles) Kraus Pardubitz 8 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … letter to Karl von Scherzer, 26 December 1879 . Techniker : a vocational title indicating …
  • … Pardubitz, Bohemia, Austria. 8 th Jan.  1879. Honoured Sir, The letter you had dear Sir, …

From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879

Summary

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879
  • … DAR 275: 70) William Erasmus Darwin Bank, Southampton 9 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … but was improving (letters from Emma Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [6 January 1879] and [ …
  • … 12 January 1879] (DAR 219.9: 188, 189)). …
  • … In February 1879, CD converted his Lancaster and Carlisle Railway stock, bought in 1850, …
  • … an entry under ‘Bank Received’ on 4 July 1879, ‘Consols account of W. E. Darwin’, £58 15 …
  • … 7 November 1878 ). The Times , 7 January 1879, reported that the German emperor had …

To ?   9 January 1879

Summary

Thanks correspondent for the copies of his engraving. "The work seems to be, though I cannot pretend to be a judge, a vy fine production".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Dr Mirko Majer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823

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  • … To ?    9 January 1879
  • … Dr Mirko Majer (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Jan 1879 Unidentified …
  • … Station | Orpington. S.E.R. ) Jan.  9 th 1879 Dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for …

To W. E. Darwin   10 January [1879]

Summary

G[eorge] has visited A[nthony] R[ich] at Worthing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 Jan [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11824

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  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   10 January [1879] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 152 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan [1879] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … See letter from W. E. Darwin, 9 January 1879 . Anthony Rich had decided to leave his …
  • … H. Darwin to W. E. Darwin, 10 January 1879 (DAR 210.14: 14)): He is a very little lively …

From Leopold Würtenberger   10 January 1879

Summary

Asks about possibility of securing grant in England in order to complete work on ammonites. Describes progress. Could CD recommend him to a foundation? Describes personal background.

Author:  Leopold Würtenberger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 181: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11825

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  • … From Leopold Würtenberger    10 January 1879
  • … 181: 184 Leopold Würtenberger Dettighofen bei Griessen 10 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 1878, pp. 25–9. Würtenberger, Leopold. 1879. Die darwinistischen Schlußergebnisse meiner …
  • … He also published the conclusions of his forthcoming book in December 1879 in the German …
  • … journal Kosmos ( Würtenberger 1879 ). Karlsruhe University. …
  • … bei Griessen (Gr. Baden) den 10. Jan.  1879. Hochgeehrtester Herr! Seit mehreren Jahren …
  • … Ammoniten-Studien. Kosmos 6 (1879–80): 192–206. Würtenberger, Leopold. 1880. Studien über …
  • … Griessen (Grand Duchy of Baden) 10 Jan.  1879. Most esteemed Sir! For a number of years I …

To Mary Jung   11 January 1879

Summary

Suggests MJ does not worry about the differences in opinion between ecclesiastics and scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Jung
Date:  11 Jan 1879
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681, 28–9 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11825F

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  • … To Mary Jung   11 January 1879
  • … dealer) (catalogue 681, 28–9 June 2005) Charles Robert Darwin 11 Jan 1879 Mary Jung …
  • … the sale catalogue as being 1 3 4 pages long. See letter from Mary Jung, 7 January 1879 . …

From C. H. Blackley   13 January 1879

Summary

Relates anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Author:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11826

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  • … From C.  H.  Blackley   13 January 1879
  • … DAR 160: 194 Charles Harrison Blackley Manchester 13 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Stretford Road, | Manchester. Jan y 13 th . 1879 Dear Sir, Some time ago I came across an …

To Karl Höchberg   13 January 1879

Summary

Thanks for essay on origin of taste for music. Will send to Edmund Gurney.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Höchberg
Date:  13 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 145: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11827

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  • … To Karl Höchberg   13 January 1879
  • … DAR 145: 129 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Jan 1879 Karl Höchberg …
  • … not been found. The essay was probably Berg 1879 (‘Die Lust an der Musik’, The desire for …
  • … to Grant Allen, [before 21 February 1879] ). CD’s correspondence with Gurney on this …
  • … Down Beckenham Kent Jan.  13. 1879 Dear Sir, I am much obliged for your note and for the …

To C. H. Blackley   14 January 1879

Summary

Thanks CHB for his anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Date:  14 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Formerly in the private collection of Dr T. B. Robinson
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11826F

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  • … To C. H. Blackley   14 January 1879
  • … See letter from C. H. Blackley, 13 January 1879 . …
  • … of Dr T. B. Robinson Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Jan 1879 Charles Harrison Blackley …

To Melchior Neumayr   15 January 1879

Summary

Asks MN about trustworthiness of Leopold Würtenberger. Would like to aid LW financially in his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Melchior Neumayr
Date:  15 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (13 December 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11829

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  • … To Melchior Neumayr   15 January 1879
  • … s (dealers) (13 December 2017) Charles Robert Darwin Down 15 Jan 1879 Melchior Neumayr …
  • … letter from Leopold Würtenberger, 10 January 1879 . The Naturwissenschaftliche Verein zu …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Jan 15. 1879 Private My dear Sir, I hope that you will excuse me …

To Leopold Würtenberger   15 January 1879

Summary

Is sorry that LW’s circumstances interfere with his scientific work. Does not think any English scientific society can help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Würtenberger
Date:  15 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Helmut Würtenberger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11829F

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  • … To Leopold Würtenberger   15 January 1879
  • … Würtenberger (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin 15 Jan 1879 Leopold Würtenberger …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 15. 1879 Dear Sir, I am extremely sorry that your …
  • … letter from Leopold Würtenberger, 10 January 1879 . CD’s next letter to Würtenberger has …
  • … not been found, but see the letters to Melchior Neumayr, 15 January 1879 and …
  • … 24 January 1879 , and the letter from …
  • … Leopold Würtenberger, 29 January 1879 . There is an annotated copy of Würtenberger’s ‘ …

From Gaston de Saporta   16 January 1879

Summary

Sends his photograph; asks for CD’s.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11830

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  • … From Gaston de Saporta    16 January 1879
  • … Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta Aix 16 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of plants before the appearance of man; Saporta 1879), was published in December 1878 (see …
  • … Aix, (Bouches du Rhône) 16 Janvier 1879 Monsieur et honoré confrère, Je viens solliciter …
  • … Aix, (Bouches du Rhône) 16 January 1879 Sir and honoured colleague, I am going to ask you …

From Karl Höchberg   17 January 1879

Summary

Points out comment by Grant Allen supporting his theory of the origin of colour sense. Is English translation of his essay possible?

Author:  Karl Höchberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11832

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  • … From Karl Höchberg    17 January 1879
  • … DAR 166: 226 Karl Höchberg Castagnola 17 Jan 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Karl Höchberg, 13 January 1879 . Höchberg’s colour theory may have been …
  • … included in the article about music that he sent to CD (Berg 1879). G. Allen …
  • … 1879a. The quotation is from Mind 4 (1879): 144. Edmund …
  • … s article was ‘On discord’ ( Mind 4 (1879): 22–35), and was a response to Grant Allen’s …
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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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  • … There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1879 on this website.  The full texts …
  • … Press . Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back …
  • … was ‘dry as dust’ ( letter to R. F. Cooke, 9 September 1879 ). He was also unsatisfied with his …
  • … me much’ ( letter to Francis Galton, 15 [June 1879] ). Even the prospect of a holiday in the Lake …
  • … ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [after 26] July [1879] ). From July, Darwin had an additional …
  • … ‘a dismal time’ ( letter to Henry Johnson, 24 September 1879 ). He may have been consoled to learn …
  • … pear’ ( enclosure in letter from R. W. Dixon, 20 December 1879 ). The year ended with the start of …
  • … or gone some other way round?’ At least the last letter of 1879 contained a warmer note and the …
  • … marriage settlement ( letter from W. M. Hacon, 31 December 1879 ). Seventy years old …
  • … could be’ ( letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ). The masters of Greiz College …
  • … with glory’ ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1879 ). The botanist and schoolteacher …
  • … was carbon’ ( letter from Hermann Müller, 14 February 1879 ). Carus Sterne was the …
  • … ( letter from Francis Darwin, [after 2 June 1879 ]). As one of Darwin’s most ardent admirers, …
  • … he pointed out ( letter from E. A. Darwin, 13 March [1879 ]). Meanwhile, Darwin began searching …
  • … my grandfathers life’ ( letter to Ernst Krause, 14 March 1879 ). While searching for Seward …
  • … time Darwin came to investigate his grandfather’s life in 1879, however, not only was Erasmus Darwin …
  • … where, & the who—’ ( letter from V. H. Darwin, 28 May [1879] ). On the Galton side of the …
  • … in every way’ ( letter from E. A. Wheler, 25 March 1879 ). She suggested that Darwin contact their …
  • … with pride’ ( letter from Reginald Darwin, 29 March 1879 ). It was from Reginald that …
  • … with each other’ ( letter to Ernst Krause, 27 March 1879 ). Darwin’s aim was ‘to give some sort of …
  • … indispensable’ ( letter from Ernst Krause, 7 June 1879 ). Darwin welcomed Krause’s suggestion, but …
  • … He hates scientific men’ ( letter to Ernst Krause, 14 May 1879 ). From the start of his …
  • … to the public’ ( letter to Reginald Darwin, 10 April [1879] ). However, even members of Darwin’s …
  • … with little fatigue’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 , and letter from Leonard Darwin, …
  • … life of D r . D’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] ). It was little consolation that …
  • … his ‘tether’ ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 5 June 1879 , and letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July …
  • … of his ‘proper work’ ( letter to James Paget, 14 July 1879 ). At this time, his proper work was …
  • … they intended to publish their results as a book. By June 1879, Darwin was completing an …
  • … roots of seedlings ( letter to Francis Darwin, 16 June [1879] ). Francis in Würzburg …

1879 Letters now online

Summary

In 1879, Darwin continued his research on movement in plants and researched, wrote, and published a short biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin as an introduction to a translation of an essay by Ernst Krause on Erasmus’s scientific work. Darwin’s son…

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  • … In 1879, Darwin continued his research on movement in plants and researched, …
  • … of over 640 letters written to and from Darwin in 1879 are now online. Read more about  Darwin& …
  • … such a job. ( Letter to J. D. Hooker, 1 December [1879] ) In early 1879, as a tribute …
  • … .  ( Letter to the Darwin children, 21 February 1879 ) Just over a week after his …
  • … irritations  ( Letter t o Francis Darwin, 2 July [1879] ) Darwin regarded his …
  • … the country .  ( Letter to T. H. Farrer, 23 October 1879 ) During the year Darwin …
  • … of the theory of natural selection. Nothing came of it in 1879, but it was to bear fruit later. He …
  • … strong health .  ( Letter to T. H. Farrer, 13 October 1879 ) Darwin wrote this to his …

Darwin in letters, 1880: Sensitivity and worms

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There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1880 on this website.  The full texts of the letters are not yet available online but are in volume 28 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin, published by Cambridge…

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  • … book, Erasmus Darwin , had been published in November 1879. It was received well by his relations …
  • … he had written for the German journal Kosmos in February 1879, an issue produced in honour of …
  • … Butler, Evolution old and new , which had appeared in May 1879. Krause wanted to correct Butler’s …
  • … Correspondence vol. 27, letter from Ernst Krause, 7 June 1879 , and letter to Ernst Krause, 9 …
  • … Darwin stated that Krause’s piece had been written in 1879 (before Evolution old and new was …
  • … had raised the plant from seeds sent by Asa Gray in December 1879. His observations differed, …
  • … by Gray in an article and textbook (A. Gray 1877 and A. Gray 1879, pp. 20–1). ‘I think you cannot …
  • … vol. 27, letter from J. D. Hooker, 18 December 1879 ). For some years, Wallace’s main source of …

Darwin’s student booklist

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In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh, where their father, Robert Waring Darwin, had trained as a doctor in the 1780’s. Erasmus had already graduated from Cambridge and was continuing his studies…

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  • … it was first published in 1804. On rereading this work in 1879 Darwin judged it ‘a wretched …

Life of Erasmus Darwin

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The Life of Erasmus Darwin (1879) was a curious departure for Darwin. It was intended as a biographical note to accompany an essay on Erasmus's scientific work by the German writer Ernst Krause. But Darwin became immersed in his grandfather's…

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  • … The Life of Erasmus Darwin (1879) was a curious departure for Darwin. It was intended as a …
  • … the book into grist for controversy.  In February 1879, Darwin received an unusual birthday …
  • … my grandfathers life ', Darwin wrote to Krause on 14 March 1879. He made contact with family …
  • … my tether '. The book was published in November of 1879. Darwin filled his notice with …
  • … whose Evolution Old and New had been published in May of 1879, had not failed to find the …

Power of movement in plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Family experiments Darwin was an active and engaged father during his children's youth, involving them in his experiments and even occasionally using them as observational subjects. When his children…

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  • … Letter 12152 - Francis Darwin to Darwin, 12 July 1879 Francis writes to his father …

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

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

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

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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  • … 20 june 1854 Middelburg 13 october 1879 Groningen 8 …
  • … 16 july 1815 Rotterdam 28 february 1879 Vucht 102 …
  • … Arnhem 7 june 1834   23 december 1879 Arnhem 117 …
  • … 21 september 1849 Den Bosch 13 oktober 1879 Groningen …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … 20 June 1854 Middelburg 13 October 1879 Groningen Feminist and …
  • … 16 July 1815 Rotterdam 28 February 1879 Vucht He was Med. Dr.  …
  • … Arnhem 7 June 1834   23 December 1879 Arnhem https://www …
  • … 21 September 1849 Den Bosch 13 October 1879 Groningen Partner of …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 12041 — Darwin, C. R. to Fordyce, John, 7 May 1879 In this letter marked “private”, …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … Buckley, A.,  The fairy-land of science , (London, 1879; Philadelphia 1888). Holmes, M. …

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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  • … 1872 208  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 29 NOVEMBER 1879 209 A GRAY, 1882, …

Hermann Müller

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Hermann (Heinrich Ludwig Hermann) Müller, was born in Mühlberg near Erfurt in 1829. He was the younger brother of Fritz Müller (1822–97). Following the completion of his secondary education at Erfurt in 1848, he studied natural sciences at Halle and Berlin…

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  • … fought against this restriction, with a work published in 1879 promoting the value of presenting …

Darwin's works in letters

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For the 162nd anniversary of the publication of Origin of species, we've added two new pages to our Works in letters section on Climbing plants and Forms of flowers. These complement our existing pages on the 'big book' before Origin,…

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  • … (1877) The Life of Erasmus Darwin (1879)     …

Discussion Questions and Essay Questions

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There are a wide range of possibilities for opening discussion and essay writing on Darwin’s correspondence.  We have provided a set of sample discussion questions and essay questions, each of which focuses on a particular topic or correspondent in depth.…

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  • … Boole (1864), F. E. Abbot (1871-4), John Fordyce (1879), William Graham (1881)] How did Darwin …

Interview with Randal Keynes

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Randal Keynes is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and the author of Annie’s Box (Fourth Estate, 2001), which discusses Darwin’s home life, his relationship with his wife and children, and the ways in which these influenced his feelings about…

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  • … and daughter to take a holiday in the Lake District, and in 1879 he went to the Lake District, and …

Bartholomew James Sulivan

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On Christmas Day 1866, Bartholomew Sulivan sat down to write a typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill-health, glorying in the achievements of their children, offering to collect plant specimens, and…

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  • … his former shipmates to support the mission’s work .  In 1879 he persuaded ‘the Beagles’ to adopt …

Volume 28 (1880) now published

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1880 opened and closed with an irksome controversy with Samuel Butler, prompted by the publication of Erasmus Darwin the previous year. Darwin became fully devoted to earthworms in the spring of the year, just after finishing the manuscript of Movement in…

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  • … In October, Darwin again took up the project, abandoned in 1879, of getting a Civil List pension for …

What did Darwin believe?

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What did Darwin really believe about God? the Christian revelation? the implications of his theory of evolution for religious faith? These questions were asked again and again in the years following the publication of Origin of species (1859). They are…

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  • … In what is perhaps his most revealing response, a letter in 1879 to John Fordyce, an author of works …

Fritz Müller

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Fritz Müller, a German who spent most of his life in political exile in Brazil, described Darwin as his second father, and Darwin's son, Francis, wrote that, although they never met 'the correspondence with Müller, which continued to the close of…

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  • … Transactions of the Entomological society of London in 1879 on Darwin’s suggestion . Müller …
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