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Teitelbaum, Michael S. 2006. History of population policies up to 1940. In Demography: analysis and synthesis: a treatise in population, edited by Graziella Caselli et al. Amsterdam: Academic Press.

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  • … books/demography-analysis-and-synthesis-four-volume-set/caselli/978-0-08-045485-6 26 …

From George Edward Frere   8 October 1864

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Responds to the letter to Gardeners’ Chronicle, [before 8 October 1864].

Author:  George Edward Frere
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  08 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631G

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  • … DAR 271.6: 2 George Edward Frere 08 Oct 1864 Charles Robert Darwin …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   26 June [1873]

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Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  26 June [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-08)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8952

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  • … Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-08) Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 June [1873] …

From Fritz Müller   12 September 1875

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Has read CD’s book on Drosera [Insectivorous plants] and found that it presents new material and is very interesting.

Has discovered that the parasites he thought he had found in Melipona nests are in fact true females. It is remarkable that they differ so greatly from the sterile females and males of their species.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1875
Classmark:  Möller ed. 1915–21, 2: 318; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (PrP 08-0011)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10155A

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  • … 2: 318; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (PrP 08-0011) Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …

From David Forbes   1 March 1872

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Sends information on composition of chalk at Shoreham and Folkestone.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8233

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  • … Carbonate of Lime – 98 . 40 — of Magnesia 0 . 08 Insoluble (silicious rock debris) 1 . 10 …

From Asa Gray   22 May 1877

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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 1.08 Style 1.08 Stamens .93 Anthers .08 Anthers dried up and old. " Flower 4 th . …

From John Traherne Moggridge   6 March [1867]

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Observations on Ophrys plants and Thymus vulgaris. Encloses sketch of different forms of T. vulgaris [see Forms of flowers, p. 302].

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A90–1, DAR 111: B47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5433

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  • … in Forms of flowers , pp.  293–7, 307–08. His notes on the genus are in DAR 109: A41–3, …
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Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • … but without the additional chapter. In a letter written on 8 February [1867] to his close friend …
  • … most ought to be introduced’ ( letter to W. S. Dallas, 8 November [1867] ). Dallas resisted the …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … mentioned in the volume is given in Correspondence vol. 8, Appendix VII.) The …
  • … scientific investigation.—’ ( letter to J. S. Henslow, 8 May [1860] ). Above all else …
  • … the  Athenæum , are given in Correspondence vol. 8 Appendix VI. Wilberforce’s review …

Jane Gray

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Jane Loring Gray, the daughter of a Boston lawyer, married the Harvard botanist Asa Gray in 1848 and evidence suggests that she took an active interest in the scientific pursuits of her husband and his friends. Although she is only known to have…

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  • … wrinkles— (letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 ) Darwin cited …

Origin is 160; Darwin's 1875 letters now online

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To mark the 160th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species, the full transcripts and footnotes of nearly 650 letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1875 are published online for the first time. You can read about Darwin's life in 1875…

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  • … of having made false statements  ( Letter to John Lubbock, 8 April 1875 ) Relations …

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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  • … the more grateful I shall be.”(Letter to Darwin, H. E., [8 Feb 1870] ) Although Miranda …

Vivisection: first sketch of the bill

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Strictly Confidential Mem: This print is only a first sketch. It is being now recast with a new & more simple form – but the substance of the proposed measure may be equally well seen in this draft. R.B.L. | 2 586 Darwin and vivisection …

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  • … make painful experiments only for research. “ 8. —Animals to be killed after painful …
  • … Animals to be killed after painful experiments. 8.—Every animal subjected to an …
  • … conditions and restrictions contained in sections numbered 8, 9, 10, 11, of the said act. …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

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  • … January [1869] ). Darwin had argued ( Origin , pp. 377–8) that plant species would migrate …
  • … of the female in the garden ( letter from Frederick Smith, 8 October 1869 ). Albert Günther, …
  • … hatred—’ ( from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May [1869] ). James Crichton-Browne and …

List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … (3) Alglave, Émile (8) Alice (2) …
  • … (1) Ansted, D. T. (8) Anthropological Society, …
  • … (2) Bence Jones, Henry (8) Beneden, Édouard …
  • … (2) Blackley, C. H. (8) Blackwall, John …
  • … (1) Gould, John (8) Gower, W. H. (1) …

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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  • … made a strange discovery;’ he told Reginald Darwin on 8 April , ‘for an old box from my father …
  • … to curtail the correspondence, Emma Darwin replied on 8 April stating that Darwin was too busy …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … Deventer 24 april 1821 Nijmegen 08 june 1904 Nijmegen …
  • … Rotterdam 3 november 1830 Almelo 8 january 1897 Rotterdam …
  • … of the Netherlands   Breda 8 december 1822 Den Haag 1892 …
  • … Den Haag 25 september 1825 Amsterdam 8 februari 1890 Haarlem …
  • … Deventer 11 september 1854 Deventer 8 march 1936 Haarlem …
  • … Rotterdam 20 august 1847 Rotterdam 8 january 1934 Wassenaar …
  • … Leiden 24 january 1849 Monnickendam 8 September 1927 Amsterdam …

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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  • … thinking Agassiz glacier-mad’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 8[–9] September [1866] ). Darwin …
  • … being more than a subsidiary agent’, Darwin wrote on 8 March [1866] , prefacing his remark with, …
  • … well most days since being in London, like what I was 7 or 8 years ago— one day I paid 3 calls! & …
  • … of  C. scoparius , sent to Darwin with his letter of 8 May [1866] , allowed detailed …
  • … Journal of Science , James Samuelson, in his letter of 8 April 1866 . Wallace argued that the …

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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  • … what you have seen,’ he told Hooker in his letter of 8 [June 1858] , ‘yet I have been forced to …
  • … hurry in world about my M.S.’ In his letter to Hooker of 8 June [1858], he indicates that this topic …
  • … the story was not deleted (see  Correspondence  vol. 8, letters to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] …

Interview with Randal Keynes

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

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  • … and how they found some reconciliation. 8. The morality and truth of scripture …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • … Deventer 24 april 1821 Nijmegen 08 june 1904 Nijmegen Doctor …
  • … Rotterdam 3 november 1830 Almelo 8 january 1897 Rotterdam …
  • … of the Netherlands   Breda 8 december 1822 Den Haag 1892 …
  • … Den Haag 25 september 1825 Amsterdam 8 februari 1890 Haarlem …
  • … Deventer 11 september 1854 Deventer 8 march 1936 Haarlem …
  • … Rotterdam 20 august 1847 Rotterdam 8 january 1934 Wassenaar …
  • … Leiden 24 january 1849 Monnickendam 8 September 1927 Amsterdam …
  • … Clerk   Kimswerd 8 june 1835 Odoorn 7 july 1917 …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … about dried flowers’, Darwin complained to Asa Gray on 8 March , ‘I never look at one without …

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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  • … wills are free? If these questions are hopeless Huxleys 8 advice is good—turn our eyes from …
  • … remarks on fanaticism has not been identified. 8 Thomas Henry Huxley . 9 …

Eliza Burt Gamble

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Women have interpreted and applied evolutionary theory in arguments about women’s nature for over a century. Eliza Burt Gamble (1841-1920) was a pioneer in this endeavor. Gamble was an advocate of the Woman Movement, a mother, a writer, and a teacher from…

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  • … through Sexual Selection, has become superior to woman.” [8] Written by Katie Ericksen …
  • … & Company, 1871), p. 245, GoogleBooks, (accessed October 8, 2010). [2]  Charles …
  • … viii. [7]   Ibid., 24. [8]  Ibid., 29. …

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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  • … at 1 oclock & take several short walks daily. Even in first 8 days the treatment brought out an …
  • … Correspondence vol. 4, letter to Emma Darwin, [27-8 May 1848] . See also Browne 1995, pp. 428-9 …
  • … gout as an inherited disease in Variation 2: 7, 77-8. On Victorian views of hereditary illness, …
  • … Surrey, at the end of June 1860 ( Correspondence vol. 8). Darwin’s last hydropathic treatment was …
  • … vol. 11, letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, 8 December [1863] , and Appendix II). On Darwin’s …

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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  • … just as he had earlier analysed his own childhood memories.[8] Yet, though the dissociation was …
  • … by five: George Howard, born 9 July 1845; Elizabeth, born 8 July 1847; Francis, born 16 August 1848; …
  • … movement which causes hiccough.— 2  At his 8 th  day he frowned much. & I believe …
  • … also just at the same period or a few days earlier— Nov. 8[16] When seven weeks old, his eyes …
  • … taking breath after each scream approaches it.— 8  Between 11 & 12 weeks old in …
  • … when doing something disagreeable. say 50–60 days old 7 or 8 weeks old Continues occasionally …
  • … Feb. 17 7 wks  & 3 days 8 – 5 6 wks 8 – 4 …
  • … Oct 28 — 1 st  – 6 – 8         …
  • …       lb  8–”½oz     …
  • … in his mouth. He did this some little time before.— 8 th . Made a melancholy face, by …
  • … that, I am certain, there was no mistake.— Decemb. 8 th .— Doddy has learnt to put out his …
  • … have happened even only twice or thrice together Jan. 8 th . After Anne had been away for …
  • … sure there was no error in this— 26v. [38] Jan 8 th — Doddy kissed Anne, on seeing her  …

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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  • … Franklins Journal to the North. Pole. 2 Vol. 8 Vo. 1 Cochrane Travels in Columbia. 2  2 …
  • … Journal. 13 Bostocks Physiology 14  2 Vol 8 Vo. Cuviers theory of the earth. 15 …
  • … DAR 271.1: 5 Notes 1 Franklin 1823. 8 Vo: octavo. 2 Cochrane 1825. …
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