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From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   23 May [1875]

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Believes Lyon Playfair has been led to compromise too far on bill about animal experimentation as a result of pressure from men wishing to suppress science. A full enquiry is to take place. [See 9987.] Suggests that CD send Playfair Huxley’s letter on the subject.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-09)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9989A

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  • … Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-09) John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet London, …

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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  • … water   Folkestone Carbonate of lime 94 . 09 — of Magnesium 0 . 31 Insoluble (rock debris) …

Kennard, C. A. (1827–1907)

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  • … as Springfield Daily Republican; Date: 09-19-1896; Page: 4; Location: Springfield, …

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 1.14 Style .95 Stamens .98 Anthers .09 Pollen falling freely. Plant No 4 Flower 7 …
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Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Letter 11096 - Darwin to Romanes, G. J., [9 August 1877] Darwin points out a mistake made …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … of the evolution of species’, Haeckel wrote to Darwin on 9 July 1864 . ‘In your book I found all …
  • … family Sphingidae.  Novitates Zoologicae   9  (Suppl.): 1–972.  Sachs, Julius von. 1887. …

The writing of "Origin"

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From a quiet rural existence at Down in Kent, filled with steady work on his ‘big book’ on the transmutation of species, Darwin was jolted into action in 1858 by the arrival of an unexpected letter (no longer extant) from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining a…

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  • … as that to Bates, Brooks suggests that a letter aboard the 9 March steamer could have arrived at the …
  • … 8, letters to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] and [8 or 9 February 1860] ). A further …

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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  • … some members of a hive a duty (Cobbe 1871, pp. 174, 188–9). Darwin was particularly interested in an …
  • … of its master. ( Letter from Hensleigh Wedgwood, [3–9 March 1871] .) Some of Darwin’s …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … Orchids , p. 158 n., and  Correspondence  vols. 9 and 10). However, he found it increasingly …
  • … £22 5s. for Horwood, who superintended the operation, and £9 15s. 10d. for fittings purchased in …
  • …     ——  Russelianum 9 do.   …
  • … J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] and n. 19. 9.  Catasetum Russellianum. 10.  ‘—— …
  • … Lopezia axilare 8   Onagreæ 9       …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … only from fatigue and ill health ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 9 April 1849 ). Health and …

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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  • … size. Haeckel sent a personal letter of congratulation on 9 February , expressing some …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … of the Geological Society of London  2 (1838): 446-9.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  32-5.  F1645 …
  • …  2 (1838): 552-4.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  37-9.  F1647.] —On the formation of mould. …
  • … Society of London  2nd ser., pt. 3, 5 (1840): 505-9.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  48-50.  F1648 …
  • … Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London  9 (1839): 528-9.  [ Shorter publications , …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , 14 September 1844, pp. 628-9.  [ Shorter publications , pp.  176.  …

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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  • … as that to Bates, Brooks suggests that a letter aboard the 9 March steamer could have arrived at the …
  • … 8, letters to Asa Gray, 28 January [1860] and [8 or 9 February 1860] ). A further …

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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  • … (letters from John Murray, 6 November [1872] and 9 November 1872 ).  Demand seemed likely to …

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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  • … with photographs 6 (crying from grief), 8 (suffering), 9 (deep grief) and 11 (hardness) where the …
  • … decision.  They also looked at photograph 11 (hardness) for 9 seconds, possibly because this would …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 6453 - Langton, E. to Wedgwood, S. E., [9 November 1868] Darwin’s nephew, Edmund, …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … Letter 13607 – Darwin to Kennard, C. A., [9 January 1882] Darwin responds to Caroline …

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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  • … Beagle  voyage (see  Journal of researches , pp. 228–9). After hearing from his former  Beagle …
  • … (see  Correspondence  vol. 13, letter to J. D. Hooker, 9 February [1865] and n. 4). Darwin’s …

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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  • … Agassiz glacier-mad’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 8[–9] September [1866] ). Darwin had first …
  • … ‘an initial state of dimorphism’ (Correspondence vol. 9, letter from Asa Gray, 11 October 1861 ). …
  • … indeed the wife herself’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [9 April 1866] ). It was against this …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 13607 – Darwin to Kennard, C. A., [9 January 1882] Darwin responds to Caroline …

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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  • … . Letter 6237 - Bullar, R. to Darwin, [9 June 1868] Rosa Bullar reports a …

Darwin in letters, 1861: Gaining allies

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The year 1861 marked an important change in the direction of Darwin’s work. He had weathered the storm that followed the publication of Origin, and felt cautiously optimistic about the ultimate acceptance of his ideas. The letters from this year provide an…

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  • … to send a copy of the pamphlet (see Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix III). However, Darwin himself …
  • … was published in  Punch , (see Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix VIII).) For his part, …
  • … Rev. John Stevens Henslow  (see Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix X). Hybridisation and …
  • … of Jamieson’s letters to Lyell in Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix IX. Jobs for the boys …

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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  • … Zoolog.— comply with all above requisites— I could not[9] systematiz zoologically so well.— But …
  • … [8] ‘Cambridge’  before del  ‘¶’. [9] ‘not’  interl . [10] ‘C’  over illeg . …

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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  • …  3 Vol. 8Vo Abernethy Hunterian orat & Lect. Pamph. 9  8 Vo. H K Whites Letters …
  • … ; Desmond and Parker 2006). 8 Blair 1790. 9 Abernethy 1819a; CD perhaps refers …
  • … William. 1823.  The elements of experimental chemistry . 9 th  ed. 2 vols. London. Hudson …
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