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To Williams and Norgate   1 April [1860]

Summary

Thanks for information about French dictionaries.

Asks that Westminster Review [of Apr 1860] be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/02)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2739

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  • … National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/02) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 Apr [ …

To Otto Zacharias   5 October [1876]

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The sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation will be sent to OZ as they become ready.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  5 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/03)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10632

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  • … National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/03) Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill …

To Ernst Dieffenbach   8 April [1845]

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Thanks ED for copy of German edition of Journal of researches. Asks him to write and ask German publisher to return plates and MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  8 Apr [1845]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/01)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-854

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  • … National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/01) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Apr [ …

Kennard, C. A. (1827–1907)

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  • … Opinion Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 06-01-1885; Volume: 145; Issue: 23560; Page: …
  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 06-01-1891; Volume: LVIII; Issue: 19008; Page: [ …
  • … Opinion Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 06-02-1895; Volume: 165; Issue: 132; Page: …

From Asa Gray   22 May 1877

Summary

Asked C. E. Bessey whether Lithospermum longiflorum was dimorphic like its relatives. Encloses CEB’s reply.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 110: B53–7, DAR 165: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10969

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  • … Corolla 1.09 Style .92 Stamens .95 Anthers .06 Anthers old and dried up. " Flower 6 th . …
  • … Corolla 1.18 Style 1.03 Stamens 1.05 Anthers .06 Anthers shedding pollen, and of irregular …

From Leonard Darwin   [after 14 February 1874]

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Statistics showing rate of decline of population in Sandwich Islands, 1832–72.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8709

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  • … 4 . 6 1836 —1 . 97 1850 —2 . 01 1860 —2 . 06 1866 —2 . 10 The 4 . 6 seems the only one out …

From Francis Darwin   [after 3 June 1875]

Summary

Returns corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 June 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007F

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  • … was the first which completely wrong— 1 15 = .06 which is nearer . 067 than to . 066. The …
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Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Darwin's daughter Henrietta kept a diary for a few momentous weeks in 1871. This was the year in which Descent of Man, the most controversial of her father's books after Origin itself, appeared, a book which she had helped him write. The small…

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  • … I can perfectly understand being carried away—Laura 6 likens it to a mustard plaister wh. …
  • … 5 Miss Hollway ( sic ) has not been identified. 6 Laura May Forster . 7 …

Darwin in letters, 1858-1859: Origin

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The years 1858 and 1859 were, without doubt, the most momentous of Darwin’s life. From a quiet rural existence filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on species, he was jolted into action by the arrival of an unexpected letter from Alfred Russel Wallace…

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  • … were incipient species ( Natural selection, p. 145–6): From looking at species as only …
  • … Elwin to Murray, 3 May 1859 , and letter to John Murray, 6 May [1859] ). The extant …
  • … but in this he was disappointed. ‘We have been here above 6 week,’ he wrote to Fox, ‘& I feel …
  • … points of Darwin’s theory ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 6 May 1859 ). Among the older scientists, …
  • … larky since we run two horses’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 6 October [1858] ). Visitors to Down and …

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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  • … his botanical work, at Down House since the winter of 1855–6 (see CD’s Classed account book (Down …
  • … to William Erasmus Darwin, [22 February 1863] in DAR 210.6: 109). There were other teething problems …
  • … advice on cultivation (see letter from J. D. Hooker, [6 March 1863] ). Darwin derived …
  • …   § Asclepias currasavica 3 1.6     …
  • …   Canna Warscewisii— 4 2.6     …
  • …   Pentas rosea 1.6       …
  • …     § Melastoma atropurpurea 6 2.6

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in Mind…

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  • … temper you will only consider “What does that prove”.’[6] For in these notes, Darwin’s deep …
  • … gently in my arms which made him scream violently, which  6  could only have been caused by the …
  • … Jan 20 the baby 3 weeks & 3 days old. 6 lb  – 13 oz   lbs   oz …
  • … Feb. 17 7 wks  & 3 days 8 – 5 6 wks 8 – 4 …
  • …   July 9 — 17 – 6 19 lb — Bernard[26] …
  • … of Annie few days ago jealous of my weighing Baby May 6 th .— he said pretty & Papa for …
  • … he give Willy? Sugar?” alluding to the sugar candy. It is 6 months since he saw him, remembered …
  • … my face (which was done pretty handsomely) “Oh By Jo 5—6—ten kisses!! Lenny After a bit of …
  • … & mother & don’t know where to find them. About 6 lying on the rug. I said, my boys …
  • … stroked him.— That cow will bite. 45v.  Aug 22 6 yrs old Lizzy coming out of the drawing …
  • … as “laughing, talking &  kissing ”.[76] June 6— 1854. Lenny after quarrelling with …
  • … and 1985b. See also  Autobiography , pp. 131–2. [6]  Correspondence  vol. 2, letter from …

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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  • … I tried milk on 9 leaves thin Gelatine on 4 White of egg on 6 Saliva on 8 Urine on 11 Mucus on 4 …

Darwin and the Church

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The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

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  • … a grove of Palms.—’ (letter to Caroline Darwin, 25–6 April [1832] ). Darwin’s sisters were …
  • … 1985; letter to J. S. Henslow, 17 January [1850] and n. 6; and letter to J. B. Innes, 29 May …