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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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  • … 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 …
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  • … 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 – …

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  …

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] . …

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 …

Solier, A. J. J. (1792–1851)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Jean Solier 1792–1851 French entomologist. (Gilbert 1977, NUC. ) [Vol. 10] Gilbert, Pamela …
  • … 1977 NUC 10 French entomologist …

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 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 …
  • … stigmatic chamber (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Scott, 11 November 1862). …
  • … 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

Summary

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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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 …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 [January 1863]

Summary

CD overwhelmed by THH’s praise.

Agrees with his reservations about species theory but not wholly about sterility and gives his reasons for differing.

On Natural History Review, Hugh Falconer, and R. Owen.

Has written a review [Collected papers 2: 87–92] of H. W. Bates’s paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3852

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 [January 1863] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 183) Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Jan 1863] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10; see nn.  3 and 7, below). …
  • … CD wrote ‘Dec. ’ in error. Between 10 November and 15 December 1862, Huxley delivered six …
  • … Down Bromley Kent Dec.  10 th My dear Huxley You will be weary of notes from me about the …
  • … for April 1863. See Correspondence vol.  10, letter from John Lubbock, 15 December 1862 , …
  • … to CD of 2 December 1862 ( Correspondence vol.  10); for CD’s comments, see Correspondence …
  • … vol.  10, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 7 December [1862], 18 December [1862], and 28  …
  • … Marginalia 1: 425). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 December [ …
  • … Huxley 1863a, pp.  146–50, and Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI). Letter to T.  H.   …
  • … Huxley, 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10). CD and Huxley had been debating the …
  • … since January 1860 (see Correspondence vol.  10, Appendix VI). See also n.  6, above. …
  • … 28 December [1862] ( Correspondence vol.  10), CD wrote: ‘To get the degree of sterility …
  • … January 1860 (see Correspondence vols.  8–10, Appendix II). The domestic breeds that CD …
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Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … lengthy dialogue on the subject (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix VI). His paper, ‘Dimorphic …
  • … labour is great’, he told Gray ( letter to Asa Gray, 10–20 June [1862] ), ‘I have lately counted …
  • … to whom the book should be sent (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendixes III and IV) and …
  • … additions that he would send (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix VIII). Bronn complied …
  • … caution into Tyndall’s ears’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 10–12 November [1862] ). Another of …
  • … referred him back to  Origin  (l etter to T. H. Huxley, 10 May [1862] ): 'I fully agree …

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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  • … of the contrivances.–-’ ( letter of [28 July–10 August 1861] ). Later in the year, he went even …
  • … would entail, however, providing William with a deposit of £10,000 as guarantee of probity, funds …

Controversy

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The best-known controversies over Darwinian theory took place in public or in printed reviews. Many of these were highly polemical, presenting an over-simplified picture of the disputes. Letters, however, show that the responses to Darwin were extremely…

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  • … Letter 2575 — Darwin, C. R. to Lyell, Charles, [10 Dec 1859] Darwin discusses with King' …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 385  - Wedgwood, S. E. & J. to Darwin, [10 November 1837] Emma’s sister, …
  • … Letter 347  - Darwin to Whewell, W., [10 March 1837] Darwin seeks to decline the …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … (letters from Carl Kraus, [31?] January 1878 and 10 February 1878 ). Darwin learned that his …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. These were systematic monographs, written for a specialist audience, and as such are probably among the most…

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  • … proof-sheets from August to November and reported that the 10 plates for the volume were ready for …

Darwin And Evolution

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What is evolution? What did Darwin discover and how did he come to his conclusions?

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  • … Activities give an introduction to Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. Specimens brought …

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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  • … addressed how it related to his species theory. On 10 May 1848 , Darwin wrote:    I …
  • … undergoing further development.—     ^10^ Proteolepas has recently been claimed as a …

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 1174 — Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 10 May 1848 Darwin discusses his barnacle work. …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate…

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  • … am not sure’, Darwin reflected in a letter dated [8–10 September 1868] , ‘whether it w d  not …
  • … walked with village girls at night ( letter to J. B. Innes, 10 December [1868] ). ‘The Church will …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … with natural selection” ( letter from M. D. Conway, 10 September [1873] ). In the village …

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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  • … Letter 5722 , Weale, J. P. M. to Darwin, [10 December 1867] "You speak sanguinely …

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 6110 - Samuelson, J. to Darwin, [10 April 1868] James Samuel, editor of …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … CD. According to Keith Thompson (1975), the cabin measured 10 feet by 11 feet. The books in …
  • … round the world.  London, 1697. ( Red notebook , pp. 8e, 10;  ‘Beagle’ diary , p. 407). …
  • …  2d ed. London, n.d. [1802]. (Letter to Robert FitzRoy, [10 October 1831]). DAR 196.2 †. * …

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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  • … not indolently take country house & do nothing— Could[10] I live in London like a prisoner? If I …
  • … del  ‘¶’. [9] ‘not’  interl . [10] ‘C’  over illeg . [11] ‘I’  over  ‘l’ …

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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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  • … see letter to John Lubbock, 15 February [1868] and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In …
  • … see letter to John Lubbock, 15 February [1868] and n. 10. f6 See Nilsson 1866–7. In …

Darwin on childhood

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On his engagement to his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, in 1838, Darwin wrote down his recollections of his early childhood.  Life. Written August–– 1838 My earliest recollection, the date of which I can approximately tell, and which must have been before…

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  • … It was soon after I began collecting stones, ie when 9 or 10 I distinctly recollect the desire I had …
  • … feeling of being delirious.–– —— 1819. July. (10 & ½ years old)  Went to sea at Plas …
  • … that ever passed from the mouth of man.–– Such is wit at 10 & ½ years old.–– The memory …

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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In praise of missionaries

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  • … Writes of his trip across the Pacific Ocean and his 10 days on Tahiti and defends the work of …

Beagle voyage begins

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HMS Beagle sails

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  • … HMS Beagle sets sail from Plymouth with Darwin on board. What was supposed to be a two-year …

Divergence

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In a later account of how he had come to the evolutionary ideas published in Origin, Darwin wrote: 'Of all the minor points, the last which I appreciated was the importance & cause of the principle of Divergence' (to Ernst Haeckel, [after 10]…

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  • … of the principle of Divergence' (to Ernst Haeckel, [after 10] August – 8 October [1864]). …
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