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Naevius (fl. 235–04 BCE)

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  • … Naevius fl. 235–04 BCE Italian epic poet and dramatist. Oxford Classical Dictionary 20 …

To [John Colby?]   2 March [1877?]

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Does not think the pistil behaved as JC described, except by mere accident.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Colby
Date:  2 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  Abraham Schwadron Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10873F

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  • … the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Mar [1877] …

To John Allen   25 May 1847

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Thanks for JS’s note concerning a proposal [concerning some aspect of education of poor children?] which CD has to decline because of his poor health and his work in Natural History.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Allen
Date:  25 May 1847
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1090F

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  • … at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 May 1847 …

To ?   13 December [1869]

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Has given the right of translation [of Descent] to Julius Victor Carus of Leipzig, so the recipient should inform Alexander Duncker to communicate with JVC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7028F

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  • … the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Dec [1869] …

From Francis Darwin to J. H. Gilbert   8 June 1876

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Asks about constituents of burnt soil.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Date:  8 June 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10535F

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  • … 88 Alumina  8·79 3·41 Lime ·48 ·84 Magnesia ·51 ·49 Potash ·33 ·15 Soda ·26 ·04 Phosphoric …
  • … acid ·04 ·09 Sulphuric acid traces none 100·13 99·69 If my letter finds you especially …

From Asa Gray   4 August 1862

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Gives J. T. Rothrock’s observations on the structure and fertility of the two forms of Houstonia. Mentions his own observations on Rhexia virginica and Gymnadenia tridentata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 67–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3679

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  • … styled: stigmatic hairs are in length —.04 mm. Short-styled — " " .023" long wide Long- …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   25 April 1874

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Purpose of experiments was to determine digestive activity of liquids containing pepsin. Gives required amounts of hydrochloric, propionic, butyric and valerianic acids. Describes experiment and gives results. Also experimented on digestive activity of butyric acid at greater temperatures than the termperature of the body.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 65–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9427F

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  • … centimeters of HCl.  are in grammes 4 . 04 of Propionic acid, 4 . 82 of Butyric acid, and …
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Insectivorous plants

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Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. While on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in Hartfield, Sussex, he went for long walks on the heathland and became curious about the large number of insects caught by…

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  • … given me a panic. I tried milk on 9 leaves thin Gelatine on 4 White of egg on 6 Saliva on 8 Urine on …
  • … borrowing different species of Drosera from Kew . After 4 or 5 weeks hard work, he reported …

Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species

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Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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  • … selection , pp. 35--91) 4 26 January 1857 …

Referencing women’s work

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

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  • … Letter 7428 - Wedgwood, F. to Darwin, [4 January 1871] Darwin’s brother-in-law, …

Scientific Practice

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Specialism|Experiment|Microscopes|Collecting|Theory Letter writing is often seen as a part of scientific communication, rather than as integral to knowledge making. This section shows how correspondence could help to shape the practice of science, from…

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  • … Letter 5429 — Müller, J. F. T. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Mar 1867 Müller reports observations on …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … development, exhibit arrested or retrograde development, (4) increasing specialisation in …
  • … its beak by retrograde ‘recurrent’ development.^4^ (When we consider that Bird & Mammal have …
  • … ( Correspondence vol. 5, letter from J. D. Hooker, [4 November 1853] ), Hooker wrote: ‘The RS. …

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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  • … Letter 3139 — Tegetmeier, W. B. to Darwin, C. R., 4 May [1861] Tegetmeier sends some replies …

Darwin's health

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On 28 March 1849, ten years before Origin was published, Darwin wrote to his good friend Joseph Hooker from Great Malvern in Worcestershire, where Dr James Manby Gully ran a fashionable water-cure establishment. Darwin apologised for his delayed reply to…

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  • … to J. D. Hooker, 28 March 1849 ( Correspondence vol. 4). Throughout the winter of 1863 and …
  • … and care see, for example, Correspondence vol. 4, letter to Emma Darwin, [27-8 May 1848] . …
  • … the treatment (see, for example, Correspondence vol. 4, letter to W. D. Fox, 24 [March 1849] …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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

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  • … the gendering of intellect in the nineteenth century? 4. What do the images (and the people …
  • … Caricature of Lydia Becker from Comus, No. 4, (October 28th, 1877) …

6430_10256

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From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hookerf1   25 October 1868Lund (Suède)25 Okt. 1868.Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les…

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  • … physical description of the reindeer in Linneaus 1785–90, 4: 149–50. f5 Nilsson refers to …
  • … physical description of the reindeer in Linneaus 1785–90, 4: 149–50. f5 Nilsson refers to …
  • … Refers him to Linnaeus, Amoenitates academicae , vol. 4. …

6248A_20488

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … war noch kein Spur zu sehen. Als ich auf der Rückreise nach 4 Wochen zu derselben Stelle kam, blühte …
  • … latter occurs in the eleventh” (Gerstäcker). f16 4. Their palæontological occurrence; “in a …
  • … some orchids in pollen deposition in Orchids , pp. 323–4. CD discussed the rostellum of …
  • … anthers to be found. When I returned to the same place after 4 weeks the plant was flowering and the …

6248A_20488A

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … war noch kein Spur zu sehen. Als ich auf der Rückreise nach 4 Wochen zu derselben Stelle kam, blühte …
  • … latter occurs in the eleventh” (Gerstäcker). f16 4. Their palæontological occurrence; “in a …
  • … some orchids in pollen deposition in Orchids , pp. 323–4. CD discussed the rostellum of …
  • … anthers to be found. When I returned to the same place after 4 weeks the plant was flowering and the …

Abstract of Darwin’s theory

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There are two extant versions of the abstract of Darwin’s theory of natural selection. One was sent to Asa Gray on 5 September 1857, enclosed with a letter of the same date (see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to Asa Gray, 5 September [1857] and enclosure).…

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  • … kind of unconscious selection from the most ancient times, 4  namely in the preservation of the …
  • … determine which shall survive & which perish.— (4)   Now take the case of a country …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … 1824–25 . London, 1826. (DAR 31.2: 333; Stoddart 1962, p.4). Byron, John.  The narrative of …
  • … 20). ‡ Cuvier, Georges.  Le règne animal.  4 vols. Paris, 1817. (DAR 30.1: 29v.). Darwin …
  • … de.  Voyage autour du monde . . . 1817–20.  9 vols., 4 vols. plates, Paris, 1824–44. (DAR 32.1: …
  • … formed . . . 1826–30.  Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq from the …
  • … and Spence, William.  An introduction to entomology.  4 vols. London, 1815–26. (DAR 30.2: 119; 30 …
  • … , p. 15e). ‡ Latreille, Pierre André. Vols. 4 and 5,  Crustacés , etc., of Cuvier, Georges, …
  • … historique d’un voyage fait aux Îles Malouines en 1763–4. 2 vols. Paris, 1770. (DAR 32.2: 132v.). …

Darwin on marriage

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On 11 November 1838 Darwin wrote in his journal ‘The day of days!’. He had proposed to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and been accepted; they were married on 29 January 1839. Darwin appears to have written these two notes weighing up the pros and cons of…

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  • … Depend upon health & vigour & how far I become Zoological[4] If I dont travel.— Work …
  • … [3] ‘Europe, yes’  circled in pencil. [4] ‘If I travel . . . Zoological’  circled in …

Results of the Darwin Online Emotions Experiment

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Thanks to all who took part in our online emotions experiment – over 18,000 of you! The formal stage of the experiment is now over, but it will be staying online as an activity, so if you don’t want to know the results, look away now.  If you’d like to…

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  • … over 50% identified photographs 2 (surprise), 3 (terror), 4 (grief and despair) with the correct or …

Darwin’s student booklist

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

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  • … about inhaling <Ni>tric Oxide?   (DAR 19: 3–4) Darwin’s student booklist - …
  • … 3  1 Vol. Scoresby account of Polar Regions. 4  2 Vols. 8Vo. Darwins Zoonomia 2 …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … told the botanist William Chester Tait that he had ‘4 houses of different temperatures’ (letter to W …
  • …     Canna Warscewisii— 4 2.6 …
  • … counties  1862). 3.  Asclepias curassavica. 4.  Canna Warszewiczii. 5.   …
  • …     Myroxylon cleriesii 4   Flacourtaceæ 5 — …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … in all things." Letter 8658 : to Alpheus Hyatt, 4 December [1872] "I …

Darwin and Gender Projects by Harvard Students

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Working in collaboration with Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Myrna Perez, Darwin Correspondence Project staff developed a customised set of 'Darwin and Gender' themed resources for a course on Gender, Sex and Evolution first taught at Harvard…

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  • … his theory of sexual selection. Project #4: Physical Science, by Andrew Lea Our …

Religion

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

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  • … Letter 6492 — Innes, J. B. to Darwin, C. R., 4 Dec 1868 J. B. Innes, vicar of Down provides …
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