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From W. W. Reade   1 February 1871

Summary

Sir Andrew Smith says Hottentots and Kaffirs laugh till they cry.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7473

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  • … it w d . be odd if there were no difference in physique. Yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … DAR 176: 45 William Winwood Reade Kensington 1 Feb 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …

From William Winwood Reade   19 May 1868

Summary

Going to the Gold Coast. Will collect plants for Kew.

Offers his services. Particularly interested in making inquiries for CD about the human race.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6186

Matches: 3 hits

  • … From William Winwood Reade   19 May 1868 …
  • … DAR 176: 33 William Winwood Reade Conservative Club, London, St James’ St 19 May 1868 …
  • … I remain | Yours obediently | W.  Winwood Reade End of letter : ‘Hairiness of Gorilla — …

From W. W. Reade   12 September [1872]

Summary

Beginning work on his African travels [The African sketch-book (1873)].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8519

Matches: 4 hits

  • … DAR 176: 63 William Winwood Reade Kensington 12 Sept [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … because she is such an enthusiast for the Cause. I remain yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … Bibliography Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of …
  • … man. London: Trübner & Co. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 vols. …

To Albert Günther   21 January [1871]

Summary

Invites AG to stay at Down. Winwood Reade and, he hopes, Hooker and Robert Swinhoe will be there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  21 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7450

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Invites AG to stay at Down. Winwood Reade and, he hopes, Hooker and Robert Swinhoe will be …
  • … to the visit of Günther, William Winwood Reade , Robert Swinhoe , and Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … on Saturday 28 th & stay the Sunday. — M r Winwood Reade & I hope Swinhoe & Hooker will be …

From W. W. Reade   26 December 1869

Summary

Has seen some natives who express surprise by clapping the hand to mouth.

Reports on a tribe that sells its ugliest slaves in order to maintain its uniformly fine appearance.

In America in 1867 Darwinism was a fait accompli. Asa Gray’s religious defence unnecessary after Theodore Parker and Emerson.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 176: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7036

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  • … DAR 176: 35 William Winwood Reade Sierra Leone 26 Dec 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … or for future works | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade 2.00 have seen] ‘Expression’ blue …
  • … 8.00] crossed blue crayon 9.00 I fear … Winwood Reade 10.00] crossed blue crayon Top of …

From W. W. Reade   31 January 1871

Summary

Thinks G. H. Lewes will review Descent in Pall Mall Gazette.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7468

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  • … DAR 176: 44 William Winwood Reade Kensington 31 Jan 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … pastures new— With regards to Mrs.  Darwin | believe me | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

From William Winwood Reade   17 January 1869

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Expressions of emotions in Gold Coast tribes.

Differences between males and females in sexual characteristics.

Castrated rams lose horns and manes.

Female members of tribes have no difficulty getting the husbands they want.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 83: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6558

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  • … From William Winwood Reade   17 January 1869 …
  • … DAR 83: 165–6 William Winwood Reade Sierra Leone 17 Jan 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and observe | I remain | Yours truly | Winwood Reade 1.1 I have … tribes.  1.5] crossed …
  • … Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. …

From W. W. Reade   12 September 1871

Summary

Prefers W. C. Wells’s explanation of the formation of the Nehro type to CD’s sexual selection.

Outlines his view of the origin of man by natural selection.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7936

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  • … DAR 176: 47 William Winwood Reade Kensington 12 Sept 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … unjustly for the opinions of his disciples— I remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of …
  • … man. London: Trübner & Co. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 vols. …

From W. W. Reade   14 October [1872]

Summary

Huxley will be asked to review Expression in Pall Mall Gazette.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8558

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  • … DAR 176: 64 William Winwood Reade London, Alfred Place, 13 14 Oct [1872] Charles Robert …
  • … health | I remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade Top of letter : ‘ | Copy’ pencil …
  • … Archon Books, Shoe String Press. Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of man. …

From W. W. Reade   28 June [1869]

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Summary

Horned rams of Guinea sheep.

CD’s queries about expression are too difficult for him to answer.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A32–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6260

Matches: 4 hits

  • … DAR 86: A32–3 William Winwood Reade Sierra Leone 28 June [1869] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … like those of the new breed; & Mr.  Winwood Reade informs me that in one case observed, a …
  • … country. I remain | Yours truly | W.  Winwood Reade Charles Darwin E sq 1.1 M r . Tickel … …
  • … vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 …

From W. W. Reade   25 March [1873]

Summary

H. W. Bates says CD is in town. WWR would like to call.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8822

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 176: 66 William Winwood Reade London, Alfred Place, 13 25 Mar [1873] Charles Robert …
  • … call at any day & hour if you will send me a postcard— Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

From W. W. Reade   29 August 1873

Summary

Has returned from Egypt because of trouble with his eyes.

Has read George Darwin’s article on consanguineous marriage.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9033

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 176: 69 William Winwood Reade London, Stanhope St, 171 29 Aug 1873 Charles Robert …
  • … the warm weather has been favourable to you | I remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

From W. W. Reade   26 June 1873

Summary

Is tired of inaction and so is leaving for Egypt and the East.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8953

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 176: 68 William Winwood Reade Southampton 26 June 1873 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … have collected more information for you— I remain | yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 …

From W. W. Reade   14 March 1872

Summary

Plans for visit to CD.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8242

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 176: 56 William Winwood Reade Kensington 14 Mar 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … greater part of the book is purely historical. I remain | yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … Bibliography Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of man. London: Trübner & Co. …

From W. W. Reade   18 March [1872]

Summary

Will see CD tomorrow.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8247

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 176: 57 William Winwood Reade Kensington 18 Mar [1872] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … giving me the pleasure of another interview, and remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

From W. W. Reade   20 April 1875

Summary

Staying with the [Ore H.] Sandwiths during his convalescence.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 176: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9941

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 176: 73 William Winwood Reade Wimbledon 20 Apr 1875 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … their part. Please don’t trouble to answer this Letter. Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

To Humphrey Sandwith   26 April 1875

Summary

Comments on death of W. W. Reade. "… it is best that he should have been relieved from all future suffering, as he was evidently a doomed man".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Humphry Sandwith
Date:  26 Apr 1875
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (29 May 1961)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9951

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Sandwith had informed CD of William Winwood Reade’s last illness and death (see letter …
  • … Down] 26 Apr 75 Comments on death of Winwood Reade. ‘… it is best that he should have been …

From W. W. Reade   16 May 1872

Summary

WWR is beginning to appreciate CD’s warnings against his polemical writing.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8335

Matches: 4 hits

  • … DAR 176: 60 William Winwood Reade Kensington 16 May 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … instruction   I remain | Yours very truly Winwood Reade Trübner says that book is going …
  • … Bibliography Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of …
  • … man. London: Trübner & Co. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 vols. …

From W. W. Reade   23 May 1868

Summary

Will answer CD’s queries from Africa.

Reports extreme amazement of some natives in Gabon upon seeing a white man for the first time.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6202

Matches: 4 hits

  • … DAR 176: 34 William Winwood Reade unstated 23 May 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in vain I remain | Yours truly | Winwood Reade In case you should write again would you …
  • … Bibliography Reade, William Winwood. 1863. Savage Africa: being the narrative of a tour in …
  • … London: Smith, Elder, and Co. Reade, William Winwood. 1873. The African sketch-book. 2 …

From W. W. Reade   20 February 1872

Summary

Saw editor of the Pall Mall Gazette about review of Origin and Genesis of species.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8221

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 176: 54 William Winwood Reade Kensington 20 Feb 1872 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … read chapter 7 again— It seems to me very conclusive— Yours very truly | Winwood Reade
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872. Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of man. …
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William Winwood Reade

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On 19 May 1868, an African explorer and unsuccessful novelist, William Winwoode Reade (1838–1875) offered to help Darwin, and started a correspondence and, arguably, a collaboration, that would last until Reade's death. After a first 1861 tour of…

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  • … On 19 May 1868 , an African explorer and unsuccessful novelist, William Winwoode Reade (1838 …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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  • … The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the …

Darwin and Human Nature

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There is substantial correspondence to illuminates Darwin’s published work on human evolution in Descent of Man and Expression of the Emotions.  The letter sets and discussion questions presented here focus on nineteenth-century debates about the unity of…

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  • … There is substantial correspondence to illuminates Darwin’s published work on human evolution in …

Sierra Leone, Africa

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Expression, surprise, blushing

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  • … Various observations on expression in West Africa from traveller Winwood Reade. …

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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  • …   I am merely slaving over the sickening work of preparing new Editions …

Accra, Africa

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Hand to mouth astonishment

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  • … The explorer Winwood Reade sends brief observations on expression. …

Lagos, Africa

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Idea of beauty

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  • … The traveller Winwood Reade sends reflections on the West African idea of female beauty. …

Descent

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There are more than five hundred letters associated with the research and writing of Darwin’s book, Descent of man and selection in relation to sex (Descent). They trace not only the tortuous route to eventual publication, but the development of Darwin’s…

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  • … ‘ Our ancestor was an animal which breathed water, had a swim-bladder, a great swimming …

The "wicked book": Origin at 157

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Origin is 157 years old.  (Probably) the most famous book in science was published on 24 November 1859.  To celebrate we have uploaded hundreds of new images of letters, bringing the total number you can look at here to over 9000 representing more than…

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  • … Origin is 157 years old.  (Probably) the most famous book in science was published on 24 …

Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, seeing the publication of his …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • … ‘My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, ‘is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I …