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From G. H. Darwin   [18 October 1881]

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Occupied with details of E. A. Darwin’s house and furniture. He has ordered a gravestone.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13412

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  • … DAR 210.2: 97 George Howard Darwin New University Club [18 …
  • … Oct 1881] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … E. A. Darwin (see letter from G. …
  • … H. Darwin, 15 October 1881 ). …
  • … Occupied with details of E. A. Darwin’s house and furniture. He has ordered a gravestone. …
  • … before proceeding to sell. Yours affec | G H Darwin I have made several paymts for you …
  • … established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] . The Tuesday after 14 October was 18 October. …
  • … London, from his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin ; George was one of his uncle’s executors …
  • … and was arranging an auction of the contents (see letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] ). CD recorded receipt of £177 19 s. 2 d. from ‘Mr Gillow …
  • … Gillow & Co. of Oxford Street (see (see letter from G. H. Darwin, 15 October 1881 and n. …
  • … 5). See letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] . The gravestone was for …

To G. H. Darwin   12 July 1879

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CD thinks nothing had better be done about the deeds at present.

Henrietta thinks Erasmus Darwin almost too dull to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 87; unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12149

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   12 July 1879 …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, G. H. …
  • … DAR 210.1: 87; unknown Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July …
  • … 1879 George Howard Darwin
  • … about the deeds at present. Henrietta thinks Erasmus Darwin almost too dull to publish. …
  • … Bibliography Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by …
  • … W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. …
  • … again trying to go beyond my tether. P.S | Reginald Darwin is excessively pleased & thanks …
  • … you much for the old Darwin information. …
  • … is unknown. George had sent Reginald Darwin several consignments of old family records ( …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 27, letter from Reginald Darwin, 11 July 1879 . …
  • … L. Chester, 12 July 1879 and n. 1. Emma Darwin was probably amused by George’s discovery …
  • … ancestor (see letter from G. H. Darwin, 24 June 1879 ). Henrietta Emma Litchfield …
  • … had read the proof-sheets of CD’s introductory essay for Erasmus Darwin . …
  • … Erasmus Alvey Darwin apparently liked it ( …
  • … see letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] and n. 9). This postscript was added after …

From Francis Darwin   [6 July 1879]

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Describes bean experiments. Will tell Emma Darwin to tell Elizabeth Darwin that he has written to the Riffel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296F

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  • … From Francis Darwin   [6 July 1879] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 61 Francis Darwin [6 July …
  • … 1879] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Describes bean experiments. Will tell Emma Darwin to …
  • … tell Elizabeth Darwin that he has written to the Riffel. …
  • … near Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Elizabeth Darwin was on holiday in Switzerland with Mary …
  • … Atkin ; they arrived at the hotel around 10 July 1879 (letter from Emma Darwin to W. …
  • … E. Darwin, [10 July 1879] (DAR 219.1: 124)). …
  • … Bibliography Movement in plants : The power of movement in plants. By Charles Darwin. …
  • … Assisted by Francis Darwin. London: John Murray. 1880. Sachs, Julius. 1872a. Ablenkung der …
  • … See letter to Francis Darwin, 4 July [1879] . Francis performed experiments to determine …
  • … and Francis had already tested. See second letter to Francis Darwin, 2 July [1879] and n. …
  • … 2. See letter from Francis Darwin, 4 July 1879 and nn. 3 and 6. Plants …
  • … genus of spider plants) have aerial roots. See letter to Francis Darwin, 4 July [1879] . …
  • … Ubbadubba was a pet name for Bernard Darwin , Francis’s son. The Riffelhaus, a hotel built …

From E. A. Darwin   20 May [1880]

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Thanks for two pamphlets;

Otto Zöckler’s [Darwin’s Grossvater (1880)] he thinks worthless.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12611

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  • … A. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   20 May [1880] …
  • … DAR 105: B112 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 20 May [ …
  • … 1880] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … for two pamphlets; Otto Zöckler’s [ Darwin’s Grossvater (1880)] he thinks worthless. …
  • … friends with both CD and Erasmus Alvey Darwin . A year later, in September 1881, CD wrote …
  • … Bibliography Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by …
  • … W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. …
  • … Ferrari, Henri. 1880. Érasme Darwin. [ …
  • … Review of Erasmus Darwin . ] Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger 2d ser. …
  • … 9: 1090–4. Zöckler, Otto. 1880. Darwin’s Großvater als Arzt, Dichter und Naturphilosoph. …
  • … Zöckler had published a pamphlet on Erasmus Darwin as a forerunner of Darwinism ( Zöckler …
  • … 1880 ); he evidently drew on Erasmus Darwin , which contained a translation of …
  • … Ernst Krause’s essay on Erasmus Darwin , and CD’s biography of his grandfather. …
  • … was possibly the review of Erasmus Darwin that was published in Revue scientifique de la …

To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876]

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Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10596

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  • … R. Darwin, Leonard …
  • … To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876] …
  • … DAR 211: 92 Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 …
  • … Sept [1876] Leonard Darwin
  • … Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy. …
  • … dear Son | Your affectionate Father | Charles Darwin It is just decided that she shall be …
  • … Bibliography Darwin, Bernard. 1955. The world that Fred made: an autobiography. London: …
  • … The year is established by the reference to the death of Amy Darwin , …
  • … Francis Darwin’s wife, who died in 1876 ( …
  • … ODNB s.v. Darwin, Francis). …
  • … Amy and Francis Darwin’s …
  • … son, Bernard Darwin , was born on 7 September 1876 ( ODNB ). CD’s sons …
  • … and Amy’s brothers had met at Clapham Grammar School ( B. Darwin 1955 , p. …
  • … 53). Elizabeth Darwin . Amy was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Corris, near Machynlleth, …

To Horace Darwin   9 December 1881

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CD is glad birth [of Erasmus Darwin] is over and that Ida has borne it so well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 185: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13541

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  • … To Horace Darwin   9 December 1881 …
  • … DAR 185: 9 Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 …
  • … Dec 1881 Horace Darwin
  • … CD is glad birth [of Erasmus Darwin] is over and that Ida has borne it so well. …
  • … Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William …
  • … her. Your affectionate Father | Charles Darwin P.S.  Whenever George calls, give him the …
  • … Ida Darwin had given birth to …
  • … her first child, Erasmus Darwin (1881–1915), on 7 December ( Freeman 1978 ). …
  • … The enclosure for George Howard Darwin has not been found, but see the letter from G.   …
  • … H.  Darwin, [6 December 1881] . …

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

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Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • … his name? ) get on in health? Read Bates’ Book; you will like it— good night | C.   Darwin
  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   [10 May 1863] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 111 Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place [10 …
  • … May 1863] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 November 1861] ). Bates 1863 . …
  • … calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821–1882. With supplement. 2d edition. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from W.  E. Darwin, 8 May [1863] , and by the address. …
  • … According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah …
  • … on a Sunday. See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8 May [1863] . The plant was subsequently …
  • … Correspondence : The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et …
  • … in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876. Forms …
  • … of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. …
  • … Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William …
  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 17 [October 1861] , and letter from W.   …
  • … angustifolia (see letter from W.  E. Darwin, 4 May [1863] , n.  1). CD was trying to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 14 May [1864] . For CD’s conclusions on …
  • … pp.  105– 10. See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8 May [1863] and n.  5. As part of his …
  • … plants that were apparently fertile without insect aid. According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … DAR 242), the Darwins returned to Down from Leith Hill Place on Wednesday 13 May 1863. ‘ …
  • … Skimp’ was a family nickname for Horace Darwin ( Freeman 1978 ). Horace had been unwell …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10). George Howard Darwin . His and CD’s observations of insects …

From G. H. Darwin   28 May 1880

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Writes of a Mrs Noel, who is annoyed with CD’s neglect of Erasmus Darwin’s brother, W[illiam] A[lvey] D[arwin I], [in Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12617

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  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   28 May 1880 …
  • Darwin, G. …
  • … H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 210.2: 84 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 28 …
  • … May 1880 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … of a Mrs Noel, who is annoyed with CD’s neglect of Erasmus Darwin’s brother, W[illiam] A[ …
  • … lvey] D[arwin I], [in Erasmus Darwin ]. …
  • … great house question then. Your affectionate Son | G H Darwin Please return the letters. …
  • … G. and Wolfe, Arthur F. 1987. Horace Darwin’s shop: a history of the Cambridge Scientific …
  • … Bristol and Boston: Adam Hilger. Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the …
  • … has not been found. Sarah Gay Forbes Noel was CD’s cousin. William Alvey Darwin , …
  • … Erasmus Darwin’s brother, was Sarah Noel’s grandfather. The …
  • … it probably listed paintings at Elston Hall, Erasmus Darwin’s birthplace. The poems have …
  • … not been identified. George Howard Darwin had helped CD with …
  • … the family history for Erasmus Darwin ; his manuscript notes on Joseph …
  • … Lemuel Chester’s genealogy of the Darwin family are in DAR 14: 41. The Waring …
  • … Michel Gambetta was a French politician. Probably Anne Ashburner , Sara Darwin’s aunt. …
  • … Francis Darwin left for Brittany on …
  • … 31 May 1880 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … Ida and Horace Darwin , who had married in January 1880, intended to live in Cambridge, …
  • … by W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. …
  • … inventory has not been identified. Anne Waring was Erasmus Darwin’s grandmother. …
  • … Reginald Darwin’s letter to George has not been …
  • … found. In Erasmus Darwin , p. 25, …
  • … gave details of a memorandum in Erasmus Darwin’s hand listing the profits from his early …
  • … medical practice in Lichfield. Leonard Darwin was instructor in chemistry and photography …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 27, letter from G. H. Darwin, 10 May 1879 and n. 5). The man in …
  • … George’s American sister-in-law, Sara Darwin , came from Massachusetts, which was a centre …

To G. H. Darwin   3 May [1879]

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Asks GHD to look in Cambridge University Library for Monthly Magazine articles containing a malicious calumny concerning Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 65–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12028

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   3 May [1879] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, G. H. …
  • … DAR 210.1: 78 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 May [ …
  • … 1879] George Howard Darwin
  • … a malicious calumny concerning Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] [see Erasmus Darwin , pp. 65–70]. …
  • … Anon. 1802. Biographical memoirs of the late Dr. Darwin. Monthly Magazine; or, British …
  • … Register 13: 457–63. Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by …
  • … W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. …
  • … King-Hele, Desmond, ed. 2003. Charles Darwin’s ‘The …
  • … Life of Erasmus Darwin’. First unabridged edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … but not the published version, of Erasmus Darwin , CD stated that this had been denied by …
  • … magazine M r Keir referred. See what you can do to help me. — Yours affect | C.  Darwin
  • … by the references to research for Erasmus Darwin , which was published in 1879. ‘ …
  • … Biographical memoir of the late Dr. Darwin’ had been published anonymously in the Monthly …
  • … Anon. 1802 ). James Keir had been a close friend of Erasmus Darwin ; his letter to CD’ …
  • … s father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766–1848) , is in DAR 227.6: 81. …
  • … the Monthly Magazine claimed that Erasmus Darwin’s death had been hastened by ‘a violent …

Wedgwood, Emma (1808–96)

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  • … Emma Wedgwood Darwin 1808–96 Youngest daughter of Josiah Wedgwood II. …
  • … in 1839. Further Information: Emma Darwin née Wedgwood (1808-1896) was the youngest …
  • … of Josiah Wedgwood II. In January 1839 she married her first cousin, Charles Darwin. …
  • … She and Darwin had 10 children. Emma was religious: she had been baptised in the …
  • … beliefs. Early in her relationship with Darwin, Emma expressed concern about his religious …
  • … salvation. In spite of her concerns over Darwin’s religious beliefs, Emma remained …
  • … husband’s work throughout his life. Indeed, Darwin entrusted Emma with ensuring that his …
  • … even if he died suddenly. Emma often took over Darwin’s correspondence when he was feeling …
  • … unwell. Darwin recognised the critical role Emma played in helping to manage his …
  • … scientific work - she passed scientific requests from Darwin along to her correspondents. …
  • Darwin saw Emma as an exemplary wife. Relevant Gender Resources: http:// …
  • … scientists-wives Primary Sources: Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-441 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-542 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-761 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-4498f Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-7922 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … Desmond and James Moore and Janet Browne, ‘Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–1882)’, Oxford …
  • … www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/7176, accessed 20 Feb 2013] Emma Darwin (1904) and (1915). …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin (1904): …
  • … Emma Darwin, wife …
  • … of Charles Darwin. A century of family letters. Edited by Henrietta Litchfield. 2 vols. …
  • … WSL,26,27,28,29,30 Wedgwood, Josiah II Darwin, C. R. …

To G. H. Darwin   15 May [1879]

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Sends some queries connected with his writing of the biographical preface to Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12054

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   15 May [1879] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, G. H. …
  • … DAR 210.1: 82 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 15 May [ …
  • … 1879] George Howard Darwin
  • … some queries connected with his writing of the biographical preface to Erasmus Darwin . …
  • … I shall be very curious to hear about your Glasgow visit. Yours affect | C.  Darwin
  • … in 1806 ( E. Darwin 1806 ). Neither work was in the University Library. George was …
  • … to visit William Thomson in Glasgow (see letter from G. H. Darwin, 10 May 1879 and n. 5). …
  • … Bibliography Darwin, Erasmus. 1799. The botanic garden, a poem . Pt 1. The economy of …
  • … plants . With philosophical notes. 4th edition. London: J. Johnson. Darwin, Erasmus. 1806. …
  • … The poetical works of Erasmus Darwin … containing The botanic garden … and The temple of …
  • … between this letter and the letter from G. H. Darwin, 10 May 1879 (see n. 5, below). John …
  • … Bickersteth Mayor (see letter from G. H. Darwin, 10 May 1879 and n. 2). The enclosure has …
  • … copied out Mathias’s parody of Erasmus Darwin’s poetry, including the lines: ‘In sweet …
  • … University Library (see letter to G. H. Darwin, 5 May [1879] and n. 2). The fourth edition …
  • … garden was published in a cheaper octavo format in 1799 ( E. Darwin 1799 ); The poetical …
  • … works of Erasmus Darwin was published in octavo in three volumes …

From E. A. Darwin   11 October [1866]

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Disposal of Susan’s effects. Legacies to CD’s children. EAD has taken the letters and papers and asked Henry [Parker] to forward the George Richmond pictures of CD and Emma.

Caroline looks "miserably ill".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B48–51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5238

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  • … A. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   11 October [1866] …
  • … DAR 105: B48–51 Erasmus Alvey Darwin London, Queen Anne St …
  • … 11 Oct [1866] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Correspondence : The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et …
  • … year is established by the reference to Susan Elizabeth Darwin and her estate (see n.   …
  • … 2, below). Susan Darwin had died on 3 October 1866 ( letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [4 October  …
  • … been sent to CD (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 7 October [1866] ). In a codicil to her …
  • … Catherine Langton (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 19 February [1866] and n.  6). The …
  • … George Richmond made portraits of CD in 1839 and 1840, of Emma Darwin in 1840 and 1842, …
  • … and of Erasmus Alvey Darwin in 1850 ( Lister 1981 , p.  156; see also frontispieces to …
  • … tureen is mentioned in the will (will of Susan Elizabeth Darwin , Probate Registry, York). …
  • … William Erasmus Darwin , CD’s eldest son, inherited the farm at Claythorpe, Lincolnshire. …
  • … property from her father, Robert Waring Darwin , who had purchased another farm, for CD, …
  • … of Susan’s estate (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 7 October [1866] and n.   5). ‘ …
  • … D r D’ is probably a reference to Erasmus Darwin , but may refer …
  • … to Robert Waring Darwin . …
  • … CD and Erasmus Alvey Darwin were the executors …
  • … of Robert Waring Darwin’s will (will …
  • … of Robert Waring Darwin , Department of Manuscripts and Records, National Library of …
  • … Aberystwyth). CD’s son George Howard Darwin was interested in genealogy and collected …
  • … on the family. See letter from E.  A.  Darwin, [before 20 February 1866] and n.  2. …
  • … are to Henrietta Emma and Elizabeth Darwin . Erasmus probably meant to write ‘Henry’ …

From W. E. Darwin   9 January [1882]

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CD’s division of his surplus income; fire engines; Sara Darwin’s relatives; GHD’s paper in Nature.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13672F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   9 January [1882] …
  • Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 112) William Erasmus Darwin 9 Jan [ …
  • … 1882] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … in Nature , 5 January 1882 ( G. H. Darwin 1882 ; see letter from J.  W.  Judd, 8 January  …
  • … Bibliography Darwin, George Howard. 1882. On the geological importance of the tides. …
  • … of his surplus income; fire engines; Sara Darwin’s relatives; GHD’s paper in Nature . …
  • … inscription What a capital letter of George’s in Nature. Your affect son | W. E. Darwin
  • … of his surplus income in the letter to the Darwin children, 8 January 1882 . William had …
  • … get one (see Correspondence vol. 29, letter from W. E. Darwin, 13 January [1881] ). A fire …
  • … pump was installed in Down House in February (letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [20 February 1882] (DAR 210.3: 40)). …
  • … The inscription was for Erasmus Alvey Darwin ’s gravestone and the FRS (fellow of the …
  • … Society) referred to his father Robert Waring Darwin (1766–1848) . See Correspondence vol. …
  • … 29, letter from G. H. Darwin, 15 October 1881 . …
  • … George Howard Darwin ’s short article on the geological importance of tides was published …
  • … Sara Darwin . …
  • … A letter from Emma Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, 10 January 1882 (DAR 219.9: 283), …

To Francis Darwin   [2 August 1879]

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Tells arrangements for their journey to Coniston.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 Aug 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12179

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  • … R. Darwin, Francis …
  • … To Francis Darwin   [2 August 1879] …
  • … DAR 211: 63 Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, …
  • … 6 [2 Aug 1879] Francis Darwin
  • … We are all in good heart for our tremendous journey. yours affect | C.  Darwin D r F. …
  • Darwin
  • … way through London ( letter from Francis Darwin, [before 31 July 1879] ). Francis referred …
  • … word for unresolved work-related issues) in his letter to Emma Darwin of 30 June 1879 . …
  • … Francis’s son, Bernard Darwin . …
  • … have looked to the French life of D r . Darwin. It will be very nice to see you & to hear …
  • … The date is established by the address. The Darwins stayed at the home of …
  • … CD’s brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin , on 1 August 1879, …
  • … before travelling to Coniston ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)); 2 August 1879 was a …
  • … July 1879] , Francis had asked how to get to Coniston to join the Darwins on holiday. CD …
  • … evidently looked at the biography of Erasmus Darwin published in Biographie médicale 3: …

From G. H. Darwin   13 July 1879

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Sorry to hear Henrietta’s opinion of the [Erasmus Darwin] proofs. GHD did not think it dull. He makes some suggestions.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12154

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  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   13 July 1879 …
  • Darwin, G. …
  • … H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 210.2: 80 George Howard Darwin Trinity College, Cambridge 13 …
  • … July 1879 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … hear Henrietta’s opinion of the [ Erasmus Darwin ] proofs. GHD did not think it dull. He …
  • … Briffa et al . 2009 , p. 1897). Francis Darwin was spending a second summer working in the …
  • … hope of decent weather yet. When does Frank return? Your affectionate Son | G H Darwin
  • … s letter of 11 July 1879 with his letter to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 . The deeds related …
  • … in north Lincolnshire, the former home of William Darwin (1681–1760) (see letter from C. …
  • … M. C. Darwin, 16 April [1879] ). Henrietta Emma Litchfield ; see letter …
  • … to G. H. Darwin, 12 July 1879 and n. 3. …
  • … Journal of Climatology 29: 1894–1905. Darwin, George Howard. 1878d. On the precession of a …
  • … Society of London 170 (1879): 447–538. Darwin, George Howard. 1879a. The determination of …
  • … of tidal friction by a graphical method’ ( G. H. Darwin 1879 ), which was published in the …
  • … in relation to the orbit of the earth. Horace Darwin and Albert George Dew-Smith . Michael …
  • … Royal Society of London 29: 168–81. King-Hele, Desmond, ed. 2003. Charles Darwin’s ‘The …
  • … Life of Erasmus Darwin’. First unabridged edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … CD had been advised by Leonard Darwin not to publish some of the early family-history …
  • … intended for family members (see letter from Leonard Darwin, [before 12 July] 1879 ). The …
  • … Erasmus’s elder brother, Robert Waring Darwin , was not included in the published version; …
  • … and on the remote history of the earth’ ( G. H. Darwin 1878 ), which was published in the …

From Leonard Darwin   [before 12 July] 1879

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Suggests revisions in proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

[Letter wrongly dated Nov by LD.]

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 12 July] 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B7–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12160

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  • Darwin, …
  • … Leonard Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Leonard Darwin   [before 12 July] 1879 …
  • … DAR 92: B7–10 Leonard Darwin Brompton Barracks, Chatham [before …
  • … 12 July] 1879 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Suggests revisions in proofs of Erasmus Darwin . [Letter wrongly dated Nov by LD. ] …
  • … Bibliography Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by …
  • … W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. …
  • … Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William …
  • … H. Darwin, 24 June 1879 ). For the omitted sections in the published version, see King- …
  • … Archon Books, Shoe String Press. King-Hele, Desmond, ed. 2003. Charles Darwin’s ‘The …
  • … Life of Erasmus Darwin’. First unabridged edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … this letter and the letter to Leonard Darwin, 12 July [1879] . The date written by Leonard …
  • … proof-sheets of CD’s essay for Erasmus Darwin . Ernst Krause had suggested lengthening his …
  • … Correspondence vol. 19, letter to H. E. Darwin, 20 March 1871 , and Correspondence vol. …
  • … to H. E. Litchfield, 21 [March 1874] ). The Darwins were planning a vacation in the Lake …
  • … John Murray was CD’s publisher. CD had asked George Howard Darwin to investigate some …
  • … of the early Darwin ancestors (see letter from G. …
  • … page something like the following printed. — Notes on the Life of D r . Erasmus Darwin by …
  • … Charles Darwin FRS &c. Uncorrected Copy Only printed for circulation amonst Relatives. We …
  • … out of a 100. This will cut out the early Darwins who were not after all much above the …
  • … me where to send them. Your affec son | L Darwin. P.S I have had an estimate made and the …

To Francis Darwin   22–3 May 1881

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Is sending chapter [of Earthworms] for FD to look over.

Comments on FD’s work on movements of mould.

Is glad to hear about Julius von Sachs and the circumnutation theory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  22–3 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 211: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13170

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  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, Francis …
  • … To Francis Darwin   22–3 May 1881 …
  • … DAR 211: 75 Charles Robert Darwin Down 22–3 …
  • … May 1881 Francis Darwin
  • … 1881): 105–7. Movement in plants : The power of movement in plants. By Charles Darwin. …
  • … Assisted by Francis Darwin. London: John Murray. 1880. Sterne, …
  • … Ernst Krause. ) 1881a. Charles Darwin’s neue Beobachtungen über das Bewegungsvermögen der …
  • … geological. — Farewell | Your Father | C.  Darwin Monday— 12 o oclock Bernard quite jolly— …
  • … Bibliography Darwin, Francis. 1880a. On the power possessed by leaves of placing …
  • … Society ( Botany ) 18 (1881): 420–55. Darwin, Francis. 1880c. The theory of the growth of …
  • … Society ( Botany ) 18 (1881): 406–19. Darwin, Francis. 1881b. Ueber Circumnutation bei …
  • … Goltz and Oskar Schmidt at the meeting. See letter from Francis Darwin, 19 [May 1881] . …
  • … See letter from Francis Darwin, 19 [May 1881] ; Francis had described the long hours kept …
  • … by Wortmann and De Bary. Dubba was Bernard Darwin , Francis’s …
  • … son; Leonard Darwin was Francis’s brother. …
  • … The Darwins went on holiday to Patterdale in the Lake …
  • … District from 2 June to 5 July 1881 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See Earthworms , pp. …
  • … the direction of incident light’ ( F. Darwin 1880a ), which was published in the Journal …
  • … with observations on their habits. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1881. Elfving, …
  • … The theory of the growth of cuttings’ ( F. Darwin 1880b ), published in the Journal of the …
  • … under a bower. ) )See letter from Francis Darwin, 19 [May 1881] and nn. 3 and 4. Francis …
  • … Zeitung , 10 June and 17 June 1881; F. Darwin 1881b appeared in Botanische Zeitung , 29 …
  • … September 1881. See letter from Francis Darwin, 19 [May 1881] and n. 7. Wortmann reported …

From H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [18 May 1864]

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CD would like to see Rhamnus, as an American species is dimorphic.

Sends red cowslip pollen to be measured.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [18 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4442

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  • Darwin, H. E. …
  • … Litchfield, H. E. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … From H.  E.  Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin   [18 May 1864] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 118 Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield Down [ …
  • … 18 May 1864] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … E.  Darwin, [16 March 1864] , n.   …
  • … 3). Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) for Saturday 21 May 1864: ‘Boys from …
  • … school’. James Mackintosh Wedgwood. See letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 May 1864] and n.  6. …
  • … calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821–1882. With supplement. 2d edition. …
  • … Correspondence : The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et …
  • … of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. …
  • … to Menyanthes and the red cowslip in this letter, the letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 May 1864] , and the letters from W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, 18 May [1864] and [19 May 1864] . …
  • … For CD’s query regarding Menyanthes , see the letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 May 1864] . No recent reference to Rhamnus , the buckthorn, has been found …
  • … DAR 109: A41–3, 50, and DAR 111. See letter to W.  E.  Darwin, [14–17 May 1864] and n.   …
  • … 2. George Howard, Francis, and Leonard Darwin were pupils at Clapham Grammar School in …
  • … South London in May 1864 (see letter from H.  E.  Darwin to W.   …
  • … 1866 (see, for example, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 20 June [1866] ( Calendar no.  5128), …

From G. H. Darwin   15 October 1881

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Sends text of the gravestone inscription [for E. A. Darwin] and details of arrangements for removal of furniture from Queen Anne St.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13401

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  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   15 October 1881 …
  • Darwin, G. …
  • … H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 210.2: 95 George Howard Darwin 6 Queen Anne Street, London …
  • … 15 Oct 1881 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … of the gravestone inscription [for E. A. Darwin] and details of arrangements for removal …
  • … 2 the Worms yet Your affec son. | G.  H.  Darwin They want me to be Sec.  of the R.  Ast. …
  • … of worms: with observations on their habits. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1881. …
  • … Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. …
  • … The enclosure has not been found. George and William Erasmus Darwin were the executors …
  • … of Erasmus Alvey Darwin ’s will. For CD’s …
  • … suggested wording of the inscription, see the letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] . Six Queen Anne Street, London, …
  • … was Erasmus’s former home. See letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] . …
  • … See letter from Emma Darwin to G. …
  • … Reporter , 24 May 1881, p. 589). Horace Darwin . Marlborough Robert Pryor lived at Weston …
  • … meet the various views if the inscription ran In Memory of Erasmus Alvey Darwin eldest son …
  • … of Robert Waring Darwin M.D, F.R.S. born 29 Dec 1804 at Shrewsbury died 26 Aug.  1881 in …
  • … H. Darwin, [14 October 1881] and n. 5. The agents were Gillow & Co. of Oxford Street and …
  • … difficulty finding work ( letter from Emma Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, 2 October [1881] ( …
  • … estranged husband was James Pearce . William Darwin had arranged a temporary executors’ …
  • … Chapman & Co. ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 28 August 1881, and n. 10) . The gardens of St …

From R. W. Dixon   20 December 1879

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RWD has read "with deep interest" Erasmus Darwin. He has copies of four letters from Erasmus Darwin to his great-grandfather, Richard Dixon, and he encloses a copy of the most interesting one.

Author:  Robert Walker Dixon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 218: D2, D3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12368

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  • … Dixon, R. W. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 218: D2, D3 Robert Walker Dixon Wickham Bishops 20 Dec 1879 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … RWD has read "with deep interest" Erasmus Darwin . He …
  • … has copies of four letters from Erasmus Darwin to his great-grandfather, Richard Dixon, …
  • … Press. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Darwin, Erasmus. 1789–91. The botanic garden; a poem, …
  • … Company. Seward, Anna. 1804. Memoirs of the life of Dr. Darwin. London: J. Johnson. …
  • … I have just read with deep interest your “life of Erasmus Darwin”. My conception of the …
  • … character of D r . Darwin always made me feel very dissatisfied with his life by Miss …
  • … Erasmus Darwin , which included a lengthy …
  • … biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) by CD, had recently been …
  • … On Anna Seward’s biography of Erasmus Darwin ( Seward 1804 ), see King-Hele 1999 , pp. 26, …
  • … His great-grandfather was Richard Dixon (bap. 1731 d. 1797) . William Alvey Darwin and …
  • … John Darwin were …
  • … Erasmus Darwin’s elder brothers. …
  • … Susanna and Mary Parker were Erasmus Darwin’s natural daughters by his former employee …
  • … notes. Lichfield: J. Jackson. 1789. Darwin, Erasmus. 1794–6. Zoonomia; or, the laws of …
  • … King-Hele, Desmond. 1999. Erasmus Darwin. A life of unequalled achievement. London: Giles …
  • … took copies of four letters written by D r . Darwin—three of them from from the original …
  • … searches come across any letters to D r . Darwin from any members of my family especially …
  • … Elston abt.  the same time as D r . Darwin & on the back of his apprenticeship indentures …
  • … are the names of W m . Alvey Darwin
  • … John Darwin
  • … Erasmus Darwin June 10. 1747 A few years ago I paid a visit to Elston but found no remains …
  • … in seeing the ground laid out & planted by Dr. Darwin. While reading this life of yr. …
  • … to me that it is possible Miss Susanna Darwin might allude in some letter to her Brother …
  • … shall be glad to forward you copies of D r . Darwin’s other letters if you desire them. To …
  • … or in his royal senses; adieu dear Citizen from thy affectionate equal E. Darwin M rs . …
  • Darwin & all here beg to be remembered to you & send compliments to M rs . Dixon. Brother …
  • … Hall near Nottingham was the birthplace of Erasmus Darwin ; he did not live there as an …
  • … adult. Susannah Darwin was …
  • … Erasmus Darwin’s elder sister. See the enclosure to the missing letter from R. W. …
  • … Dixon, [after 20 December 1878] . Felsted, Essex. Erasmus Darwin (1759–99) …
  • … was Erasmus Darwin’s son. Elizabeth Sumner . The French First Republic …
  • … was declared in September 1792. Joseph Johnson ; E. Darwin 1789–91 . …
  • … In 1794 and 1796, Erasmus Darwin published Zoonomia; or, the laws of organic life , ‘an …
  • … other, to unravel the theory of diseases’ ( E. Darwin 1794–6 , 1: 1). The source of this …
  • … has not been identified, but see also E. Darwin 1794–6 , 1: 426 (34.1.4). No pope is …
  • … published in February 1792 ( ODNB ). Erasmus Darwin was a founding member of one of the …
  • … Derby Society for Political Information ( King-Hele 1999 , p. 276). Erasmus Darwin’s wife …
  • … was Elizabeth Darwin (1747–1832); Richard Dixon’s wife was …
  • … Mary Dixon . John Darwin was rector of Carlton Scroop, a village in Lincolnshire. On …
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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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  • … Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig …
  • … as the creator of this dramatisation, and that of the Darwin Correspondence Project to be identified …
  • … correspondence or published writings of Asa Gray, Charles Darwin, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Jane Loring …
  • … Actor 1 – Asa Gray Actor 2 – Charles Darwin Actor 3 – In the dress of a modern day …
  • … Agassiz, Adam Sedgwick, A Friend of John Stuart Mill, Emma Darwin, Horace Darwin… and acts as a sort …
  • … the play unfolds and acting as a go-between between Gray and Darwin, and between the audience and …
  • … this, he sends out copies of his Review of the Life of Darwin. At this time in his life, Asa …
  • … friends in England, copies of his ‘Review of the Life of Darwin’… pencilling the address so that it …
  • … Joseph D Hooker GRAY:   3   Charles Darwin… made his home on the border of the little …
  • … are kept in check by a constitutional weakness. DARWIN: A plain but comfortable brick …
  • … by every blessing except that of vigorous health… DARWIN:  4   My confounded stomach …
  • … pursuits and the simplicity of his character. DARWIN:   5   I am allowed to work now …
  • … own house, where he was the most charming of hosts. DARWIN:   6   My life goes on …
  • … being a part of [an unpublished] manuscript. Darwin settles down to write. His tone is …
  • … THE CONCURRENCE OF BOTANISTS: 1855 In which Darwin initiates a long-running correspondence …
  • … gossip about difficult colleagues (Agassiz). Gray realizes Darwin is not revealing all of his …
  • … man, more formally attired and lighter on his feet than Darwin. He has many more demands on his time …
  • … catches his attention. He opens the letter. DARWIN:  8   April 25 th 1855. My …
  • … filled up the paper you sent me as well as I could. DARWIN:  10   My dear Dr Gray. I …
  • … is condensed in that little sheet of note-paper! DARWIN:  11   My dear Hooker… What …
  • … surprising good. GRAY:   12   My dear Mr Darwin, I rejoice in furnishing facts to …
  • … of the sort to the advancement of science… DARWIN:  13   I hope… before [the] end of …
  • … reasonably expect… Yours most sincerely Asa Gray. DARWIN:  16   My dear Gray… Your …
  • … Journal, as a nut for [Professor] Agassiz to crack. Darwin and Gray share a joke at the …
  • … will turn up that he cannot explain away… DARWIN:  22   Hurrah I got yesterday my …

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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  • … |  Editors and critics  |  Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a …
  • … community. Here is a selection of letters exchanged between Darwin and his workforce of women …
  • … Women: Letter 1194 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [12 August 1849] Darwin
  • … peculiarities in inheritance. Letter 3787 - Darwin, H. E. to Darwin, [29 October …
  • … garden. Letter 4523 - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [6 June 1864] Darwin’s …
  • … . Letter 5745 - Barber, M. E. to Darwin, [after February 1867] Mary Barber …
  • … Letter 6535 - Vaughan Williams , M. S. to Darwin, H. E., [after 14 October 1869] …
  • … Letter 8611 - Cupples, A. J. to Darwin, E., [8 November1872] Anne Jane Cupples, …
  • … observations on the expression of emotion in dogs with Emma Darwin. Letter 8676 - …
  • … and offers to observe birds, insects or plants on Darwin’s behalf. Letter 8683 - …
  • … ears. Letter 8701 - Lubbock, E. F . to Darwin, [1873] Ellen Lubbock, …

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 …
  • … 27 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge …
  • … to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an …
  • … the sensitivity of the tips. Despite this breakthrough, when Darwin first mentioned the book to his …
  • … 1879 ). He was also unsatisfied with his account of Erasmus Darwin, declaring, ‘My little biography …
  • … a holiday in the Lake District in August did little to raise Darwin’s spirits. ‘I wish that my …
  • … W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [after 26] July [1879] ). From July, Darwin had an additional worry: the …
  • … that his grandfather had felt the same way. In 1792, Erasmus Darwin had written: ‘The worst thing I …
  • … contained a warmer note and the promise of future happiness: Darwin learned he was to be visited by …
  • … Hacon, 31 December 1879 ). Seventy years old Darwin’s seventieth birthday on 12 …
  • … the veteran of Modern Zoology’, but it was in Germany that Darwin was most fêted. A German …
  • … ). The masters of Greiz College in Thuringia venerated Darwin as ‘the deep thinker’, while …
  • … accepted in Germany. ‘On this festive day’, Haeckel told Darwin, ‘you can look back, with justified …
  • … Hermann Müller wrote on 12 February to wish Darwin a ‘long and serene evening of life’. This …
  • … on the theory of development in connection with Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel. Kosmos was, as …
  • … March, with encouragement from his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, Darwin decided to publish an …

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 …

Darwin and working from home

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Ever wondered how Darwin worked? As part of our For the Curious series of simple interactives, ‘Darwin working from home’ lets you explore objects from Darwin’s study and garden at Down House to learn how he worked and what he had to say about it. And not…

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  • … fixed on the spot where I shall end it .  Charles Darwin to Robert FitzRoy, 1 October 1846 …
  • … collaboration of his family. ►  Darwin's Study   Explore Darwin& …
  • … is the study that can be seen at Down House today. Darwin's daily routine …
  • … 6 pm Rested again in bedroom with ED [Emma Darwin] reading aloud. 7 …
  • … him. Account summarised in Charles Darwin: A Companion  by R.B. Freeman, …

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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  • … human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the …
  • … he first began to reflect on the transmutation of species. Darwin’s correspondence reveals the scope …
  • … he exchanged information and ideas. Letter 346: Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, C. S., 27 Feb 1837 …
  • … one stock.” Letter 2070: Wedgwood, Hensleigh to Darwin, C. R., [before 29 Sept 1857] …
  • … down of former continents.” Letter 3054: Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, Charles, 2 Feb [1861] …
  • … that languages, like species, were separately created. Darwin writes to the geologist Charles Lyell …
  • … I tell him is perfectly logical.” Letter 5605: Darwin, C. R. to Müller, J. F. T., 15 Aug …
  • … loud noise?” Letter 7040: Wedgwood, Hensleigh to Darwin, C. R., [1868-70?] As …
  • … gradually growing to such a stage” Letter 8367: Darwin, C. R. to Wright, Chauncey, 3 June …
  • … unconsciously altering the breed. Letter 8962: Darwin, C. R. to Max Müller, Friedrich, 3 …
  • … Letter 10194: Max Müller, Friedrich to Darwin, C. R., 13 Oct [1875] For Müller, human and …
  • … Language […]” Letter 9887: Dawkins, W. B. to Darwin, C. R., 14 Mar 1875 The …
  • … of race […]” Letter 11074: Sayce, A. H. to Darwin, C. R., 27 July 1877 Darwin’s …
  • … and comparative philologist Archibald Sayce wrote to Darwin with a series of detailed questions …
  • … how a child first uttered the word ‘mum’. In his reply, Darwin told Sayce “that ‘mum’ arose from …

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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  • … Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those …
  • … a broad variety of women had access to, and engaged with, Darwin's published works. A set of …
  • … women a target audience? Letter 2447 - Darwin to Murray, J., [5 April 1859] …
  • … that his views are original and will appeal to the public. Darwin asks Murray to forward the …
  • … and criticisms of style. Letter 2461 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [11 May 1859] …
  • … it had been proofread and edited by “a lady”. Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E. , (March 1862 …
  • … typically-male readers. Letter 7124 - Darwin to Darwin, H. E., [8 February 1870] …
  • … and style. Letter 7329 - Murray , J. to Darwin, [28 September 1870] …
  • … impeding general perusal. Letter 7331 - Darwin to Murray, J., [29 September …
  • … content. Letter 8335 - Reade, W. W. to Darwin, [16 May 1872] Reade …
  • … of women. Letter 8341 - Reade, W. W. to Darwin, [20 May 1872] Reade …
  • … women. Letter 8611 - Cupples, A. J. to Darwin, E., [8 November 1872] …
  • … Cupples got hold of it first. Darwin’s female readership …

Darwin in letters, 1881: Old friends and new admirers

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In May 1881, Darwin, one of the best-known celebrities in England if not the world, began writing about all the eminent men he had met. He embarked on this task, which formed an addition to his autobiography, because he had nothing else to do. He had…

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  • … In May 1881, Darwin, one of the best-known celebrities in England if not the world, began …
  • … a very old man, who probably will not last much longer.’ Darwin’s biggest fear was not death, but …
  • … sweetest place on this earth’. From the start of the year, Darwin had his demise on his mind. He …
  • … provision for the dividing of his wealth after his death. Darwin’s gloominess was compounded by the …
  • … and new admirers got in touch, and, for all his fears, Darwin found several scientific topics to …
  • … Evolution old and new when revising his essay on Erasmus Darwin’s scientific work, and that Darwin
  • … memory in November 1880 and in an abusive letter about Darwin in the St James’s Gazette on 8 …
  • … in a review of Unconscious memory in Kosmos and sent Darwin a separate letter for …
  • … Butler wished to boast publicly that his quarrel was with Darwin, agreed. Unsure how to address …
  • … gone mad on such a small matter’. The following day, Darwin himself wrote to Stephen, admitting that …
  • … a slap in the face as he would have cause to remember’. Darwin was enormously relieved. ‘Your note …
  • … wrote such a savage review of Unconscious memory that Darwin feared he had redirected Butler’s …
  • … so much for anything in my life as for its success’, Darwin told Arabella Buckley on 4 January . …
  • … that Wallace would receive £200 a year,  he wrote to Darwin, ‘I congratulate you on the success of …
  • … on 8 January (his 58th birthday) and immediately wrote to Darwin to thank him for his ‘constant …
  • … he had done. Buckley’s delight was evident when she told Darwin on 13 January : ‘I have always …
  • … of 1881. This book had been a major undertaking for both Darwin and his son Francis, who assisted in …
  • … ( letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 January 1881 ). Unlike Darwin’s other books, Movement in plants …
  • … those who had received presentation copies who complimented Darwin, made suggestions, and pointed …
  • … of the technical terms used in the book particularly pleased Darwin because, he told Candolle on …
  • … Brazil on the movements of leaves that were so original that Darwin sent them to Nature for …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … activities for building and maintaining such connections. Darwin's networks extended from his …
  • … when strong institutional structures were largely absent. Darwin had a small circle of scientific …
  • … section contains two sets of letters. The first is between Darwin and his friend Kew botanist J. D. …
  • … about Hooker’s thoughts. Letter 729 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., [11 Jan 1844] …
  • … is like confessing a murder”. Letter 736 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 23 Feb [1844 …
  • … of wide-ranging species to wide-ranging genera. Darwin and Gray Letter 1674 …
  • … of the species. Letter 1685 — Gray, Asa to Darwin, C. R., 22 May 1855 Gray …
  • … of alpine flora in the USA. Letter 2125 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 20 July [1857] …
  • … have in simple truth been of the utmost value to me.” Darwin believes species have arisen, like …
  • … or continuous area; they are actual lineal descendants. Darwin discusses fertilisation in the bud …
  • … exchange This collection of letters between Darwin and Hooker, while Darwin was writing his …
  • … to information exchange. Letter 1202 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 6 Oct [1848] …
  • … followed automatically. On the issue of nomenclature reform, Darwin opposes appending first …

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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  • Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of …
  • … portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that Darwin undertook throughout his lifetime …
  • … was jokingly lamenting his role as an intermediary for Darwin and his correspondents from around the …
  • … of friends and relatives was not a pursuit unique to Darwin (the exchange of photographic images was …
  • … reinforced his experimental and scientific network. Darwin’s Portraits Darwin sat for …
  • … famous photographers to studio portraitists looking to sell Darwin’s image to the masses. Between …
  • … in nineteenth-century photography. Darwin’s first photo-chemical experience …
  • … This particular daguerreotype is unique in terms of Darwin’s collection of photographs – it is the …
  • … exchanged, but rather was an object of display placed on a Darwin family mantlepiece. The image …
  • … in London and made at least four different exposures of Darwin between 1853 and 1857. They …
  • … While this image is notable as the first popular image of Darwin, the extent to which Darwin
  • … me look atrociously wicked.” Image: Charles Darwin, by Maull & Polyblank, albumen …
  • … Portrait Gallery, London (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Darwin’s next experience with the …
  • … with the results. In 1860-61 and again in 1864 Charles Darwin sat for his eldest son, William Darwin

Home learning: 7-11 years

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Do try this at home! Support your children’s learning by downloading our free and fun activities for those aged between 7-11 and 11-14 years, using Darwin’s letters.  

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  • … for those aged between 7-11 and 11-14 years, using Darwin’s letters. Here are a few …
  • … family discussion: If you were going to interview Darwin about his life and work, what …
  • … Follow-up family discussion: Darwin sent back rocks, soils, plants and animal specimens …
  • … world without going on a voyage? More Darwin and the Beagle  Voyage activities …
  • … Follow-up family discussion: If you were Darwin how would you send back a rare …
  • … on a plant hunting trip today? More  Darwin the Collector activities …
  • … and why does it still happen today? More  Darwin and Evolution activities …

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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  • … the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same …
  • … nineteenth century were different in important ways. Many of Darwin's leading supporters were …
  • … their religious beliefs with evolutionary theory. Darwin's own writing, both in print and …
  • … much as possible. A number of correspondents tried to draw Darwin out on his own religious views, …
  • … political contexts. Design Darwin was not the first to challenge …
  • … on the controversial topic of design. The first is between Darwin and Harvard botanist Asa Gray, …
  • … second is a single letter from naturalist A. R. Wallace to Darwin on design and natural selection. …
  • … result of “brute force”. Letter 2855 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 3 July [1860] …
  • … a “muddle” on this issue. Letter 3256 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 17 Sept [1861] …
  • … experiment about an angel. Letter 3342 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 11 Dec [1861] …
  • … some questions about design. Letter 6167 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 8 May [1868] …
  • … of each fragment at the base of my precipice”. Darwin and Wallace Letter 5140 …
  • … of natural selection. He worries about the accusation in Darwin & his teachings “ Natural …
  • … fittest” instead of “Natural Selection”. Wallace urges Darwin to stress frequency of variations. …
  • … Personal Belief This collection of letters explores Darwin’s reluctance to take a definitive …
  • … own family. Letter 441 — Wedgwood, Emma to Darwin, C. R., [21–22 Nov 1838] In this …

Language: Interview with Gregory Radick

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Darwin made a famous comment about parallels between changes in language and species change. Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds University, talks about the importance of the development of language to Darwin, what…

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  • … the interview.     1. According to Darwin, how did language begin? …
  • … a bit more about that? 4. How did you use Darwin’s correspondence to re-evaluate …
  • … is the power of language. And the most important element in Darwin’s account of the origin of …
  • … the world or standing for feelings, begin to accumulate, and Darwin says these signs gave advantages …
  • … predators that might attack them, whatever it might be, Darwin thinks had an advantage in the …
  • … So language begins to accumulate like that. Likewise, Darwin thinks, in the courtship competition …
  • … better functioning brains. And a very important part of Darwin’s account of the origin of language …
  • … become more intelligent. And with larger intelligence comes, Darwin thinks, so many things—the …
  • … and so forth. 2. Was this an important topic for Darwin? And if so, why? It was hugely …
  • … systems of nonhuman animals, and human language.  And so Darwin saw himself as trying to combat that …
  • … Darwinian account of the origin of language. 3. Darwin made a famous comment about parallels …
  • … that? Well, there’s a famous passage at the end of Darwin’s discussion of the evolutionary …
  • … ten of these. And a question has arisen, quite what was Darwin getting up to in pointing out these …
  • … debate, and on the one side are people who say that Darwin couldn’t resist an opportunity to review …
  • … but I also think something more is going on there. Darwin was very concerned to defend his position …
  • … the languages still show the formerly high state. So Darwin’s concerned, in my view, to …
  • … people who like to think of themselves as fans of Charles Darwin because, of course, we don’t …
  • … that, equality of languages. But that wasn’t the case for Darwin, that wasn’t how he understood his …
  • … him and us, however uncomfortable. 4. How did you use Darwin’s correspondence to re-evaluate …
  • … topics, I learned that there was a story around about how Darwin, very late in life, had changed his …
  • … of study of all this, and it turns out that from the time of Darwin’s death through till now, …
  • … not quite at the deathbed, but in 1881, a letter in which Darwin wrote to a friend of his that he …

Controversy

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The best-known controversies over Darwinian theory took place in public or in printed reviews. Many of these were highly polemical, presenting an over-simplified picture of the disputes. Letters, however, show that the responses to Darwin were extremely…

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  • … Disagreement & Respect | Conduct of Debate | Darwin & Wallace The best-known …
  • … the disputes. Letters, however, show that the responses to Darwin were extremely variable. Many of …
  • … was itself an important arena of debate, one that Darwin greatly preferred to the public sphere. …
  • … and support sustained in spite of enduring differences. Darwin's correspondence can thus help …
  • … Disagreement and Respect Darwin rarely engaged with critics publically. Letters exchanged …
  • … Richard Owen, the eminent comparative anatomist, show how Darwin tried to manage strong disagreement …
  • … were less severe, the relationship quickly deteriorated and Darwin came to regard him as a bitter …
  • … of respect. Letter 2548 — Sedgwick, Adam to Darwin, C. R., 24 Nov 1859 Adam …
  • … which can neither be proved nor disproved”. He says that Darwin’s “grand principle natural …
  • … and as his true-hearted friend. Letter 2555 — Darwin, C. R. to Sedgwick, Adam, 26 Nov …
  • … have influenced the conclusions at which he has arrived. Darwin does not think the book will be …
  • … and incoming of living species” and so could not regard Darwin’s attempt to demonstrate the nature …
  • … at length a conversation with Owen concerning Origin . Darwin notes “that at bottom he goes …
  • … he thinks a sort of Bear was the grandpapa of Whales!” Darwin has heard Herschel considered his book …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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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…

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  • … The year 1876 started out sedately enough with Darwin working on the first draft of his book on the …
  • … games. ‘I have won, hurrah, hurrah, 2795 games’, Darwin boasted; ‘my wife … poor creature, has won …
  • … regarding the ailments that were so much a feature of Darwin family life. But the calm was not to …
  • … four days later. ‘I cannot bear to think of the future’, Darwin confessed to William on 11 …
  • … once, the labour of checking proofs proved a blessing, as Darwin sought solace for the loss of his …
  • … and his baby son Bernard now part of the household, and Darwin recasting his work on dimorphic and …
  • … had involved much time and effort the previous year, and Darwin clearly wanted to focus his …
  • … When Smith, Elder and Company proposed reissuing two of Darwin’s three volumes of the geology of …
  • … single-volume edition titled Geological observations , Darwin resisted making any revisions at …
  • … volume, Coral reefs , already in its second edition. Darwin was nevertheless ‘firmly resolved not …
  • … meticulous correction of errors in the German editions made Darwin less anxious about correcting the …
  • … to Carus. ( Letter to J. V. Carus, 24 April 1876. ) Darwin focused instead on the second …
  • … concentrated on the ‘means of crossing’, was seen by Darwin as the companion to Cross and self …
  • … return to old work than part of the future work outlined by Darwin in his ‘little Autobiography’ ( …
  • … holiday after finishing Cross and self fertilisation , Darwin took up the suggestion made by a …
  • … for his family only. Writing for an hour every afternoon, Darwin finished his account on 3 August …
  • … dimittis.”’ (‘Recollections’, pp. 418–19). Darwin remained firm in his resolution to …
  • … ever return to the consideration of man.’ In particular, Darwin seemed eager to avoid issues that …
  • … wrote with the good news that he could restore Darwin to a religious life. This transformation would …
  • … that used to be called transmigration, Nemo pointed out to Darwin, adding, ‘the term nowadays is …
  • … enemies... Views such as these were easy enough for Darwin to dismiss, but it was more …
  • … St George Jackson Mivart in his Lessons from nature that Darwin had ‘at first studiously …
  • … unjust, but it was also the latest attack by the one man who Darwin felt had treated him ‘basely’ …

Darwin in letters, 1880: Sensitivity and worms

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‘My heart & soul care for worms & nothing else in this world,’ Darwin wrote to his old Shrewsbury friend Henry Johnson on 14 November 1880. Darwin became fully devoted to earthworms in the spring of the year, just after finishing the manuscript of…

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  • … heart & soul care for worms & nothing else in this world,’ Darwin wrote to his old …
  • … to adapt to varying conditions. The implications of Darwin’s work for the boundary between animals …
  • … studies of animal instincts by George John Romanes drew upon Darwin’s early observations of infants, …
  • … of evolution and creation. Many letters flowed between Darwin and his children, as he took delight …
  • … Financial support for science was a recurring issue, as Darwin tried to secure a Civil List pension …
  • … with Samuel Butler, prompted by the publication of Erasmus Darwin the previous year. …
  • … Charles Harrison Tindal, sent a cache of letters from two of Darwin’s grandfather’s clerical friends …
  • … divines to see a pig’s body opened is very amusing’, Darwin replied, ‘& that about my …
  • … registry offices, and produced a twenty-page history of the Darwin family reaching back to the …
  • … the world’ ( letter from J. L. Chester, 3 March 1880 ). Darwin’s sons George and Leonard also …
  • … and conciliate a few whose ancestors had not featured in Darwin’s Life . ‘In an endeavour to …
  • … think I must pay a round of visits.’ One cousin, Reginald Darwin, warmed to George: ‘he had been …
  • … an ordinary mortal who could laugh’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin, 22 July …
  • … whose essay on Erasmus’s scientific work complemented Darwin’s biographical piece. Krause’s essay …
  • … Kosmos in February 1879, an issue produced in honour of Darwin’s birthday. Krause enlarged and …
  • … superficial and inaccurate piece of work’, although Darwin advised him not to ‘expend much powder …
  • … in the last sentence. When Butler read Erasmus Darwin , he noted the reference to his work, and …
  • … the position I have taken as regards D r Erasmus Darwin in my book Evolution old & New, and …
  • … 3 January 1880 ). At the top of Butler’s letter, Emma Darwin wrote: ‘it means war we think’. …
  • … a grievance to hang an article upon’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin, [28 January 1880] ). …

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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  • … 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working …
  • … dispute over an anonymous review that attacked the work of Darwin’s son George dominated the second …
  • … and traveller Alexander von Humboldt’s 105th birthday, Darwin obliged with a reflection on his debt …
  • … ). The death of a Cambridge friend, Albert Way, caused Darwin’s cousin, William Darwin Fox, to …
  • … from W. D. Fox, 8 May [1874] ).  Such reminiscences led Darwin to the self-assessment, ‘as for one …
  • … I feel very old & helpless The year started for Darwin with a week’s visit to …
  • … Andrew Clark, whom he had been consulting since August 1873. Darwin had originally thought that …
  • …  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin mentioned his poor health so frequently in …
  • … 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and sceptics Darwin excused himself for reasons of …
  • … by George Henry Lewes and Marian Evans (George Eliot), but Darwin excused himself, finding it too …
  • … the month, another Williams séance was held at the home of Darwin’s cousin Hensleigh Wedgwood. Those …
  • … imposter’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Darwin agreed that it was ‘all imposture’ …
  • … stop word getting to America of the ‘strange news’ that Darwin had allowed ‘a spirit séance’ at his …
  • … the first three months of the year and, like many of Darwin’s enterprises in the 1870s, were family …
  • … 21, letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 17 December [1873] ). Darwin himself had some trouble in …
  • … and letter to Charles Lyell, [13 January 1874] ). Darwin blamed his illness for the …
  • … . In his preface ( Coral reefs  2d ed., pp. v–vii), Darwin reasserted the priority of his work. …
  • … for the absence of coral-reefs in certain locations. Darwin countered with the facts that low …
  • … whole coastline of a large island. Dana also thought that Darwin had seen fringing reefs as proof of …
  • … presentation copy, Dana sent an apology for misinterpreting Darwin on this point ( letter from J. D …
  • … Alongside his revision of  Coral reefs,  Darwin went to work on a new edition of  Descent . In …
  • … George Cupples, a Scottish deerhound expert who forwarded Darwin’s queries about the numbers of …
  • … had raged between himself and Richard Owen since the 1860s. Darwin had omitted this controversial …
  • … elements of geology , and with the cheaper sixth edition of Darwin’s own  Origin . (The first …
  • … Murray’s partner, Robert Francis Cooke, informed Darwin that the lower price would bring the profits …

Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870

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This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues around the world; letters by the critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and by admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of…

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  • … This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific …
  • … admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of Darwin’s life in 1860, in the immediate …
  • … of publication of Descent of Man in 1871. In this period Darwin became a public figure, and the …
  • … increased accordingly. Letters conveyed public reaction to Darwin, as people who were often complete …
  • … worked up, or their religious doubts and concerns for Darwin’s own soul. Darwin himself used letters …
  • … world a questionnaire on the expression of the emotions. Darwin also continued to confide in his …
  • … yet been pointed out to me. No doubt many will be. Darwin to Huxley, 1860. …
  • … have been miserably uncomfortable. Emma to Charles Darwin, 1861. I am …
  • … gravitating towards your doctrines … Huxley to Darwin, 1862. I cannot bear …
  • … what you think about the derivation of Species … Darwin to Charles Lyell, 1863. …
  • … fairly settled & succeeding in India. John Scott to Darwin, 1864. I …
  • … was quite out of balance once during our voyage … Darwin to Hooker (on hearing of Robert …
  • … that the necks of your horses are badly galled … Darwin to a local landowner, 1866. …
  • … should be still very far off. Mary Boole to Darwin, 1866. Never, for God’s …

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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  • … Editions Plants always held an important place in Darwin’s theorising about species, and …
  • … his periods of severe illness. Yet on 15 January 1875 , Darwin confessed to his close friend …
  • … way to continuous writing and revision, activities that Darwin found less gratifying: ‘I am slaving …
  • … bad.’ The process was compounded by the fact that Darwin was also revising another manuscript …
  • … coloured stamens.’ At intervals during the year, Darwin was diverted from the onerous task of …
  • … zoologist St George Jackson Mivart. In April and early May, Darwin was occupied with a heated …
  • … chapter of the controversy involved a slanderous attack upon Darwin’s son George, in an anonymous …
  • … on 12 January , breaking off all future communication. Darwin had been supported during the affair …
  • … Society of London, and a secretary of the Linnean Society, Darwin’s friends had to find ways of …
  • … pp. 16–17). ‘How grandly you have defended me’, Darwin wrote on 6 January , ‘You have also …
  • … in public. ‘Without cutting him direct’, he advised Darwin on 7 January , ‘I should avoid him, …
  • … & again’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 16 January 1875 ). Darwin had also considered taking up …
  • … , ‘I feel now like a pure forgiving Christian!’ Darwin’s ire was not fully spent, however, …
  • … in the same Quarterly article that attacked George. Darwin raised the matter at the end of the …
  • … to rest, another controversy was brewing. In December 1874, Darwin had been asked to sign a memorial …
  • … Hensleigh and Frances Wedgwood. She had corresponded with Darwin about the evolution of the moral …
  • … could not sign the paper sent me by Miss Cobbe.’ Darwin found Cobbe’s memorial inflammatory …
  • … memorial had been read in the House of Lords (see ' Darwin and vivisection ').   …
  • … medical educators, and other interested parties. Darwin was summoned to testify on 3 November. It …
  • … ( Report of the Royal Commission on vivisection , p. 183). Darwin learned of Klein’s testimony …
  • … agree to any law, which should send him to the treadmill.’ Darwin had become acquainted with Klein …
  • … am astounded & disgusted at what you say about Klein,’ Darwin replied to Huxley on 1 November …
  • … the man.’   Poisons, plants, and print-runs Darwin’s keen interest in the progress of …
  • … leading physiologists. Indeed, some of the experiments that Darwin performed on plants, such as the …
  • … Vallisneria (tape grass). Fayrer had previously supplied Darwin with a quantity of the dried …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now …
  • … and also a meeting with Herbert Spencer, who was visiting Darwin’s neighbour, Sir John Lubbock. In …
  • … all but the concluding chapter of the work was submitted by Darwin to his publisher in December. …
  • … hypothesis of hereditary transmission. Debate about Darwin’s theory of transmutation …
  • … alleged evidence of a global ice age, while Asa Gray pressed Darwin’s American publisher for a …
  • … for the Advancement of Science. Fuller consideration of Darwin’s work was given by Hooker in an …
  • … frustrations were punctuated by family bereavement. Two of Darwin’s sisters died, Emily Catherine …
  • … from painful illness. Diet and exercise Among Darwin’s first letters in the new year …
  • … every day’ ( letter to H. B. Jones, 3 January [1866] ). Darwin had first consulted Jones in July …
  • … ( letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February [1866] ). Darwin began riding the cob, Tommy, on 4 …
  • … day which I enjoy much.’ The new exercise regime led to Darwin’s being teased by his neighbour, John …
  • … John Lubbock, 4 August 1866 ). More predictably, however, Darwin immediately converted his renewed …
  • … Since the publication of  Origin  in November 1859, Darwin had continued gathering and organising …
  • … by natural selection was based. The work relied heavily on Darwin’s extensive correspondence over …
  • … and poultry expert William Bernhard Tegetmeier. In January, Darwin wrote to Tegetmeier that he was …
  • … ( letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 16 January [1866] ). Darwin found the evidence of variation in …
  • … varieties from  Columbia livia , the rock pigeon. Darwin on heredity: the 'provisional …
  • … chapter headed ‘Provisional hypothesis of pangenesis’, Darwin proposed that the various phenomena of …
  • … example, the reproductive organs, or the tissues of a bud. Darwin had submitted a preliminary sketch …
  • … & brimful of my dear little mysterious gemmules.’ Darwin collected information on …
  • … Thomas Rivers, and the German botanist Robert Caspary. Darwin was particularly interested in recent …
  • … the scion apparently produced buds with blended characters; Darwin had tried to propagate the …
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