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From E. A. Darwin   [17 January 1825]

Summary

Proposes a dry place for the apparatus for their laboratory and draws a plan for CD’s criticism.

Price has found black sediment in his tea, which was attracted to a magnet.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DCP-LETT-10

To Charles Edward and Mary Kingford Mudie   10 December [1842–5 or 1855–68]

Summary

Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Edward Mudie; Mary Kingsford Mudie
Date:  10 Dec [1842-5 or 1855-68]
Classmark:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Charles E. Mudie Collection, 1816–1897: Correspondence, B29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13828

Matches: 20 hits

  • … To Charles Edward and Mary Kingford Mudie   10 December [1842–5 or 1855–68] …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Dec.  10 th . M r Darwin presents his compliments to M r & M rs . …
  • … E. Mudie Collection, 1816–1897: Correspondence, B29) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Dec …
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  • … 1866 10 Dec …
  • … 1867 10 Dec 1868 Charles Edward Mudie Mary Kingsford Mudie …

To G. R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845]

Summary

Invites GRW and his family to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  10 [June 1844 - Mar 1845]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13852

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To G.  R. Waterhouse   10 [June 1844 – March 1845] …
  • … Cleveland Health Sciences Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 June …
  • … 1844 10 July …
  • … 1844 10 Aug …
  • … 1844 10 Sept …
  • … 1844 10 Oct …
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  • … 1844 10 Dec …
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  • … 1845 10 Feb …
  • … 1845 10 Mar 1845 George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … Down Bromley Kent 10 th My dear Waterhouse We shall be truly glad to see M rs . …

From John Scott   10 June [1864]

Summary

Sends Passiflora paper [see 4485].

Sends seeds of peloric Antirrhinum crossed by normal form and sends results of his experiments [table of crosses].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 51: B22; DAR 177: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4526

Matches: 14 hits

  • … From John Scott   10 June [1864] …
  • … DAR 51: B22; DAR 177: 109 John Scott Denholm 10 June [1864] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 897.  by pollen of Peloric Anthirrhinum (P.  No.  1) 3. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1097. 110. 20. 2194. ” 867.   …
  • … by pollen of Peloric Anthirrhinum (P.  No.  2) 4. Peloric Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1334. 133. 20. 2668. ” 1055. ( …
  • … P.  No.  1) by pollen of Normal Anthirrhinum 5. Peloric Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1362. 136. 20. 2724. ” 1077. (P.  No.  2) by pollen of Normal Anthirrhinum 6. Peloric …
  • … oxlip (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] ). Scott and CD often considered the …
  • … Denholm June 10 th . Sir. I sent off by yesterday’s mail my papers of experiments on …
  • … of seeds unions unions fertilised produced of seeds capsule 1. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. …
  • 10. 1264. 126. 20. …
  • … 2528. 1000. ” by own pollen 2. Normal Anthirrhinum 10. 8. 908. 113. 20. 2270. ” …
  • … Disemma and Tacsonia (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, [20 November – …

From Michael Foster   30 January 1875

Summary

Account of the fund to help Anton Dohrn’s zoological station at Naples.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 215/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9835F

Matches: 13 hits

  • … Newall, Esq. 10 0 0 Miss A. B. Balfour 50 0 0 Miss E. Balfour 5 0 0 G. …
  • … W. Childs, Esq. 20 0 0 J. Young, Esq. 10 0 0 H. Darwin, Esq. 5 0 0 The Royal Society 100 0 …
  • … s. d. £. C. Darwin, Esq. 100 0 0 W. E. Darwin, Esq. 20 0 0 G. Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 F. …
  • … Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 F. M. Balfour, Esq. 50 0 0 A. G. Dew-Smith, Esq. …
  • … 0 0 Marlborough R. Pryor, Esq. 50 0 0 Sir Charles Lyell 25 0 0 G. Busk, Esq. 10 0 0 E. A. …
  • … Darwin, Esq. 10 0 0 Sir J. …
  • … Whitworth 10 0 0 Francis Galton, Esq. 5 0 0 W. Spottiswoode, Esq. 5 0 0 …
  • … Professor Newton 5 0 0 T. T. C. Jodrell, Esq. 10 0 0 …
  • … Lord Rayleigh 10 0 0 Lord A. …
  • … Russell 10 0 0 J. P. Gassiott, Esq. …
  • … Jun. 20 0 0 John Evans, Esq. 10 0 0 P. L. Sclater, Esq. …
  • … 5 0 0 Edward Backhouse, Esq. 5 0 0 Mrs Pryor 10 0 0 A. Balfour, Esq. 100 0 0 …
  • … G. W. Balfour, Esq. 10 0 0 R. S. …

To W. W. Baxter?   10 November [1872–4]

Summary

Would greatly prefer an enema with a shorter nozzle but with a somewhat larger diameter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  10 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13774

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  W.  Baxter?    10 November [1872–4] …
  • … American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 November …
  • … 1872 10 November …
  • … 1873 10 November 1874 William Walmisley Baxter …
  • … Down. Nov 10 th Dear Sir I am sorry to cause you trouble, but I sh d .  greatly prefer an …

To J. D. Hooker   13 January [1863]

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Summary

Acquired characteristics.

Huxley’s lectures: good on induction, bad on sterility, obscure on geology.

Asa Gray on slavery.

Falconer’s partial conversion.

Alphonse de Candolle on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3913

Matches: 23 hits

  • … See also ibid. , letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10–]12 November [1862] . Hooker and Bentham …
  • … had been suffering from depression and ill-health (see Correspondence vols.  9 and 10). …
  • … H.  Huxley 1863a. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863], and letter from J.  D. …
  • … 1761–6 ). See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863], and Correspondence vol.   …
  • 10, Appendix VI. T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.  29–52. CD refers particularly to pages 39–41, …
  • … and 18 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). T.  H.  Huxley 1863a, pp.  153–6. While …
  • … 1862a and 1862b. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 18  …
  • … letter and n.  7. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [ …
  • … 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a ‘memorandum of enquiry’ for …
  • … of 3 November [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD enclosed a list of the seeds he wanted …
  • … I see I can buy Pitcher plants for only 10 s . 6! But the job is whether we shall be able …
  • … D.  Hooker, [12 January 1863] , and letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863] and n.  4. …
  • … Gray, 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In Asa Gray’s letter, CD marked some of …
  • … in the bud (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 29 December 1862 ). In …
  • … adding differences’ (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 26 November  …
  • … a homogeneous form. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [ …
  • … 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; Gray’s statement concerning …
  • … 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), is incomplete; the portion containing Gray’s …
  • … trans.  1862). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December  …
  • … February 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1862] , …
  • … and Mimosa in 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10). CD was keen to obtain fresh flowers of …
  • … this orchid genus, see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , …
  • … in medallions. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [27 or 28  …

Kleine, Georg (1806–94)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Georg Kleine 1806–94 Beekeeper in Lüethorst, Hannover. (Gilbert 1977. ) [Vol. 10] Gilbert, …
  • … Pamela 1977 10 Lüethorst Hannover Beekeeper …

To T. H. Farrer   10 April 1874

Summary

Delighted to hear about Coronilla. Urges publication ["Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers– Coronilla", Nature 10 (1874): 169–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9400

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To T.  H.  Farrer   10 April 1874 …
  • … Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers– Coronilla ", Nature 10 (1874): 169–70]. …
  • … LS Ms 299/22) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Apr 1874 Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Ap.  10 1874 My dear Farrer I am delighted to hear about …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Farrer, [before 10 April 1874] and n.  2. Farrer published a short …
  • … CD refers to Francis Darwin. See letter from T.  H.  Farrer, [before 10 April 1874] . …

From George Bentham   10 May 1869

Summary

Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6744

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From George Bentham   10 May 1869 …
  • … DAR 160: 163 George Bentham London, Wilton Place, 25 10 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  6. Bentham refers to …
  • … Amazonicae ’ ( Spruce 1869 ). See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  7. …
  • … 25. Wilton Place. | S.W. May 10 /69 My dear M r Darwin Many thanks for Fritz Muller’s …

To ?   10 July [1872–3]

Summary

Sends publication details of Coral reefs, which he thinks is now only available in Geology of the ‘Beagle’: Geological observations on coral reefs, volcanic islands, and on South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 July [1872-3]
Classmark:  Stuart Lutz Historic Documents (January 2020)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To ?    10 July [1872–3] …
  • … Stuart Lutz Historic Documents (January 2020) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 July …
  • … 1872 10 July 1873 Unidentified …

To Asa Gray   2 January [1863]

Summary

Thanks AG for Cypripedium and Mitchella.

Plans to investigate pollination of Cypripedium.

Has finished Linum paper [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Would welcome facts on "bud-variations".

Hears that Cinchona is dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  2 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897

Matches: 23 hits

  • … 1862  and 9 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). CD reported feeling unwell in …
  • … late December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December …
  • … him very uncomf—’. See Correspondence vol.  10, letters from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862   …
  • … steamer Africa (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 9 December 1862 , and …
  • … of 15 July [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). CD’s experimental notes on M.  repens , made …
  • … the previous year (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). …
  • … pp.  274–5. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 17 November 1862 , letter …
  • … December 1861] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 15 March [1862] ). His …
  • … of the Rubiaceae (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to G.  H.  K.  Thwaites, 15 June [ …
  • … Dana, 4 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10). In 1859, James Dwight Dana had suffered …
  • … stamps for Leonard’s collection (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] , and letter from Asa Gray, 2–3 July 1862 ). …
  • … of 24 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10) had been sent using a ‘peculiar stamp … for …
  • … in October 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix II), he had twice asked Gray about …
  • … been cultivated (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters to Asa Gray, 23 November [1862] and …
  • … of 29 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), which CD received later in January. CD …
  • … 25 November 1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), and the annotated articles on strawberries …
  • … December 1862 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix II), soliciting examples from several …
  • … Falconer (see Correspondence vols.  9 and 10). Joseph Dalton Hooker had been working on …
  • … 1861] and n.  4, and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 August  …
  • … D.  Hooker 1863a). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [21 December …
  • … Francis Boott (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Asa Gray, 24 November 1862 ). …
  • … at Down House (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 24 December [1862] ). …

From John Scott   6 January 1863

Summary

Sends Primula scotica and P. farinosa.

So far cannot fertilise Gongora atropurpurea although it is similar to Acropera luteola.

Experimenting on intergeneric hybrids to test CD’s view that sterility is not a special endowment.

Scott’s personal history.

Acropera capsule grows.

Plans for experiments CD has suggested on Primula, peloric Antirrhinum, and Verbascum.

Asks about Gärtner’s experiments on maize.

Aware of Anderson-Henry’s failures.

Through kindness of J. H. Balfour and James McNab, enjoys facilities for research. JS is in charge of the propagating department. Balfour almost engaged him to be superintendent of the Madras Horticultural Garden.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 81, 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3904

Matches: 25 hits

  • … of 17 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott promised to send CD specimens of …
  • … 9, letter to Daniel Oliver, 11 September [1861] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letter from …
  • … Daniel Oliver, 10 April 1862 ). …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 6 December [1862] . Primula scotica …
  • … 11 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD wrote that despite his hard work at …
  • … of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott informed CD of his own experiments …
  • … me not a little’ (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 12 November [1862] ). …
  • … on Acropera (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 15 November [1862] ). …
  • … See also Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19 November [1862] , letter from …
  • … the stigmatic chamber (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November  …
  • … stigmatic cavity (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862 , …
  • … of 11 November 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10), Scott described his success in pollinating …
  • … 3 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested placing a pollen mass directly …
  • … incidental on other acquired differences’. See also Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI. …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 19  December [1862] , for CD’s interest …
  • … for comparison (see Correspondence vol.  10, letters from John Scott, 15 November [1862] …
  • … 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD had suggested that Scott might undertake …
  • … 107). See letter from John Scott, 21 May [1863] and nn.  10–11. With encouragement from …
  • … CD (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to John Scott, 3 December [1862] ), Scott later …
  • … 19 December [1862] (see Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that Scott experiment with …
  • … and 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD suggested that Scott experiment with …
  • … Scott 1863b). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 17 December [1862] . In …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 12 [December  …
  • … of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD mentioned that his Begonia plant was …
  • … of 19 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD offered ‘pecuniary assistance’ with …

From G. H. Darwin   [c. 16 October 1873?]

Summary

Sends table showing relative force of impact of weight dropped on a plane inclined at different angles.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 16 Oct 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9078

Matches: 12 hits

  • … give it for the other inclinations Inclination of plane to horizon Impact 0 o . 1 . 10 o . …
  • … 9848 = 9 10 or 98 100 20 o . …
  • … 9397 = 9 10 or 94 100 30 o . …
  • … 8660 = 9 10 or 87 100 40 o . …
  • … 7660 = 8 10 or 76 100 or 3 4 45 o . …
  • … 7071 = 7 10 or 71 100 50 o . …
  • … 6428 = 6 10 or 64 100 or 2 3 60 o . …
  • … 5000 = 5 10 or 50 100 or 1 2 70 o . …
  • … 3420 = 3 10 or 34 100 or 1 3 80 o . …
  • … 1736 = 2 10 or 17 100 or 1 6 90 o   0 This may …
  • … be epitomised thus, less to 40 o the impact is about 9 10 at 40 o it is 3 …
  • … 4 , 45 o it is 7 10 , at 50 o = 2 3 , at 60 o = 1 2 , at 70 o = 1 3 at 80 o = 1 6 & at 90 …

To Fritz Müller   9 December [1865]

Summary

Has forwarded FM’s MS to Max Schultze, but did not read it.

Movement of stem apex in Linum.

Haeckel’s paper on reproduction in certain Medusae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  9 Dec [1865]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4949

Matches: 12 hits

  • … British Library (Loan MS 10 no 4) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Dec [1865] Johann Friedrich …
  • … received your interesting letter of Oct.  10 th .  with its new facts on branch-tendrils. …
  • … to Rosa Müller. See letter from Fritz Müller, 10 October 1865  and n.  12. Haeckel 1865b …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Fritz Müller, 10 October 1865 . …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 10 October 1865  and n.   …
  • 10. CD added the information …
  • … tendrils contained in Müller’s letter of 10 October 1865 to the paper he sent to the …
  • … from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] and n.  1. Müller had sent CD …
  • … Müller 1866). See letter from Fritz Müller, 10 October 1865  and nn.  6 and 7. CD’s letter …
  • … to send a copy directly to CD (see letter from Fritz Müller, 10 October 1865  and n.  8). …
  • … In his letter to CD of 10 October 1865, Müller had discussed the problem of explaining, …
  • … no mineral component. In his letter of 10 October 1865, Müller had requested the original …

From Asa Gray   10 October 1866

Summary

Does not think he can persuade American publishers to reprint [4th English ed. of] Origin in U. S. Suggests Murray supply copies of it and the new book [Variation] to the American market.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5237

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   10 October 1866 …
  • … DAR 165: 155 Asa Gray Cambridge, Mass. 10 Oct 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Cambridge Mass. Oct.  10. 66 My Dear Darwin Thanks …
  • … for very interesting letter of Sept.  10— I am much pressed now, or would write a long …
  • … See letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] . CD had asked his publisher, John Murray, to …
  • … copy by Murray (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  6). CD’s American …
  • … fertilised plants (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and nn.  13 and 14). In a …
  • … and additional material (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  7). Gray had …
  • … from a nursery (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  9). CD had asked Gray …
  • … European examples (see letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1866] and n.  11). Acorus calamus …

From John Wright to George Cupples   18 February 1874

Author:  unknown
Addressee:  unknown
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 90: 107–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9301

Matches: 1 hit

  • … DAR 90: 107–10

To Daniel Oliver   [c. 10 June 1864]

Summary

Asks DO to draw diagram of Lythrum on board at Linnean Society for reference during the reading of CD’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [c. 10 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 61 (EH 88206044)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4532

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To Daniel Oliver   [ c. 10 June 1864] …
  • … DAR 261.10: 61 (EH 88206044) Charles Robert Darwin Down [c. 10 June 1864] Daniel Oliver …
  • … 2–3 August 1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). The sketch is in DAR 185: 70. CD enclosed …
  • … sketch in his letter to Asa Gray, [3–]4 September [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). …
  • … good hand at Diagrams; & I believe in 5 or 10 minutes you could copy a diagram in chalk on …
  • … enclosed with the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] . CD’s paper ‘Three forms of …

From Fritz Müller   10 October 1865

Summary

Thanks CD for his photograph.

Sends a paper ["Über das Holz einiger um Desterro wachsender Kletterpflanzen", Botanische Zeitung 24 (1866): 57–60, 65–9].

Believes species of sponge with different mineral spiculae are descended from a form with organic spiculae.

Reports observations on motions of Linum stalks following the sun.

Regards Anelasma as a connecting form between cirripedes and Rhizocephala.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1865
Classmark:  Möller 1915–21, 2: 74–6.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4912A

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller    10 October 1865 …
  • … Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller Desterro, Brazil 10 Oct 1865 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and is a hyperparasite (parasite upon a parasite) of some Rhizocephala. See n.  10, above. …
  • … its published source, see pp. 266–7. See letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] . Müller …
  • … Müller 1864 (see letter to Fritz Müller, 10 August [1865] , n.  2). CD had probably sent …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, 10. October 1865. Verehrter …
  • … empfing ich Ihren freundlichen Brief vom 10. August und fühle mich sehr geschmeichelt …
  • … Desterro, Brazil, 10 October 1865 My dear Sir, Yesterday …
  • … I received your kind letter of 10 August and I feel very complimented by the interest …
  • … Müller, 20 September [1865] and nn.  9 and 10. The Swedish naturalist Wilhelm Lilljeborg …
  • … trans.  1862) in his letter to Müller of 10 August [1865]. In his letter of 20 September [ …
  • … from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865] ; see also letter from Fritz …

To Fritz Müller   10 September 1881

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Has sent FM’s account of Pandanus and Oxalis to Nature ["Leaves injured at night by free radiation", Nature 24 (1881): 459].

Is crossing heterostyled plants.

Hopes to get his notes on bloom together.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  10 Sept 1881
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no : 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13326

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  • … To Fritz Müller   10 September 1881 …
  • … British Library (Loan MS 10 no : 54) Charles …
  • … Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept 1881 Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller …
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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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  • … `in another world’ ( letter from St G. J. Mivart,  10 January 1872 ).  Darwin, determined to have …
  • … doubted he would ever use it ( letter to C. L. Dodgson, 10 December 1872 ). Darwin …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher who had studied medicine in London and Paris in the early 1840s, visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat…

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  • … (see letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker, [10 July 1865]). Darwin’s condition …
  • … D. Fox, 8 December [1863]). In his letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 [November 1863] ( Correspondence …

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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  • … (12) Agassiz, Louis (10) Agent for Mr Allen …
  • … Arruda Furtado, Francisco d’ (10) Ashburner, Lionel (1) …
  • … (1) Babbage, Charles (10) Babington, C. C. …
  • … (1) Covington, Syms (10) Cowper-Temple, W. F. …
  • … (9) Errera, L. A. (10) Erskine, H. N. B. …
  • … (13) Forbes, Edward (10) Forbes, J. D. …
  • … François de Chaumont, F. S. B. (10) Fraser, George (3) …
  • … (1) Gosse, P. H. (10) Goubert, E. M. J. M. P. …
  • … (1) Harcourt, E. W. V. (10) Hardwicke’s …
  • … (1) Leighton, W. A. (10) Leng, H. H. …
  • … (60) Litchfield, R. B. (10) Literary Fund …
  • … (1) Miller, W. H. (10) Milne Home, David …
  • … (7) Reeks, Henry (10) Reeks, Trenham …
  • … (5) Reuter, Adolf (10) Reviewer (1) …
  • … (1) Stanley, M. C. (10) Stanley, Thomas …
  • … (14) Wedgwood, F. J. (10) Wedgwood, F. M. …
  • … (72) Weismann, August (10) Weisz, Béla …
  • … (4) Westwood, J. O. (10) Wetherell, N. T. …
  • … (1) Wollaston, T. V. (10) Wolstenholme, Joseph …

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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  • … now in the balance & I can laugh & talk & settle Bradshaw 10 etc etc just as …
  • … me so. If I cannot be a good wife I have indeed neglected my 10 talents. 11 July 5th. …
  • … all the world to me to see him smile to hear his voice   10 years on how will it be when we are 50 …
  • … . 9 Richard Buckley Litchfield . 10 Bradshaw’s railway guide . …

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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  • … to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] , and to John Murray, 10 September [1859] ), but finally …
  • … having finished the last of the proof-sheets ‘13 months & 10 days’ after he had begun to write …
  • … ‘law of higgledy-piggledy’ (letter to Charles Lyell, [10 December 1859] ). To each of his critics …

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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  • … ‘experimental purposes’ (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862 …
  • … for experiments (see  Correspondence  vols. 8–10). Though his greenhouse was probably heated to …
  • … , p. 158 n., and  Correspondence  vols. 9 and 10). However, he found it increasingly necessary to …
  • … on its sensitivity to touch (see  Correspondence  vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 12 [December …
  • … letter of 24 December [1862] ( Correspondence  vol. 10) Darwin told Hooker: I …
  • … Acropera Loddigesii.— 10.6   Catasetidæ   …
  • …   § Cyrtopodium Andersonii 10.6     …
  • … 5   ——  punctata 10 10.6   …
  • … to Ludolph Christian Treviranus and to Treviranus 1863a, p. 10. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[ …
  • … Leea coccinea   Amelidæ 10 — Santalaceæ       …
  • … 8.  Lopezia axillaris. 9.  Onagrae. 10.  Ampelidae. 11.  Alloplectus …

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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  • … Correspondence vol. 7, letter to Robert Monsey Rolfe, 10 November [1858] , and Correspondence …

Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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  • … ‘awesome state of indecision’ (Darwin to W. D. Fox,  10 October [1850] ) as he and Emma tried to …

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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  • … November [1868] ; this volume, letter to Thomas Woolner, 10 March [1870] ). Darwin included …

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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  • … churchmen. Dr White: Right. 10. Parallels between Darwin's …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … Lyell, 6 September [1861] To Charles Lyell, 10 September [1861] To Charles …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … perseverance, and his knowledge’ ( letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 ). Hooker met Scott in …
  • … “Darwin–Mann” ’ ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 10 August 1864 ). Haeckel sent Darwin a number of his …
  • … most of the old Testament’ ( Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 6 November [1862] ). …

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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  • … to Charles Lyell, 28 March [1859] , and to John Murray, 10 September [1859] ), but finally …
  • … having finished the last of the proof-sheets ‘13 months & 10 days’ after he had begun to write …
  • … ‘law of higgledy-piggledy’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, [10 December 1859] ). To each of his critics …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … it in the German album ( Letter from Carl  Kraus , 10 February 1878 )   …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … alterations were made (letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 10 April 1875 ), and another version …

Beauty and the seed

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One of the real pleasures afforded in reading Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the discovery of areas of research on which he never published, but which interested him deeply. We can gain many insights about Darwin’s research methods by following these …

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  • … to me.— Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 10 Dec [1866]   Hooker replied with …

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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  • … Institution at Utrecht 60 Utrecht 10 october 1817 Kloetinge …
  • … Apothecary 1st class. 49 Haarlem 10 march 1828 Maastricht 16 …
  • … School for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 november 1850 Leeuwarden …
  • … Delft 23 june 1806 Herscheid 10 february 1887 Leiden …
  • … Zoological Society.   Rhoon 10 january 1852   7 april …
  • … Amersfoort 8 october 1838 Deventer 10 march 1882 Amersfoort …
  • … Haarlem 2 september 1842 Amsterdam 10 may 1915 Arnhem …
  • … Rotterdam 23 february 1846 Amsterdam 10 august 1917  Amsterdam …

Origin

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Darwin’s most famous work, Origin, had an inauspicious beginning. It grew out of his wish to establish priority for the species theory he had spent over twenty years researching. Darwin never intended to write Origin, and had resisted suggestions in 1856…

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  • … chapters was sufficient for Murray to confirm his offer on 10 April . But then there was a slip …
  • … ‘Abstract on Origin of species’ had taken 13 months and 10 days ( Darwin's Journal ). The …

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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  • … of medical monstrosity ( letter from C. T. E. Siebold, 10 October 1877 ). An American banker, …
  • … many cases purely physical’ ( letter from W. M. Moorsom, 10 September 1877 ). Darwin was doubtful …
  • … cash, I hope that will allow me to send you a cheque for £10’ ( letter to [Francis Lloyd], 1 May …

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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  • … Institution at Utrecht 60 Utrecht 10 october 1817 Kloetinge …
  • 10 Beemen Dr. J.H. van (Jacob Hendrik) Med. A art. …
  • … Apothecary 1st class. 49 Haarlem 10 march 1828 Maastricht 16 …
  • … School for Ladies   Leeuwarden 10 november 1850 Leeuwarden …
  • … Delft 23 june 1806 Herscheid 10 february 1887 Leiden …
  • … Zoological Society.   Rhoon 10 january 1852   7 april …
  • … Amersfoort 8 october 1838 Deventer 10 march 1882 Amersfoort …
  • … Haarlem 2 september 1842 Amsterdam 10 may 1915 Arnhem https: …
  • … Amsterdam https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195130751.001.0001/acref …
  • … Rotterdam 23 february 1846 Amsterdam 10 august 1917  Amsterdam …
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