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From E. A. Darwin   [1 February 1825]

Summary

Tells CD a bill is all right. Hopes his father will pay it and a wine merchant’s bill as well.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12

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  • … DCP-LETT-12

To Thomas Campbell Eyton   12 [May 1861 – April 1863]

Summary

Thanks TCE for telling him of his crossed pigs. When they are grown, he would like to know whether they resemble each other.

Doubts the half-bred Gallus sonnerati will be productive, though he was assured many years ago that such a fertile half-breed once occurred.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  12 [May 1861 - Apr 1863]
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (EYT/1/45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13804

Matches: 27 hits

  • … To Thomas Campbell Eyton   12 [May 1861 – April 1863] …
  • … Special Collections, University of Birmingham (EYT/1/45) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 May …
  • … 1861 12 June …
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  • … 1863 12 Apr 1863 Thomas Campbell Eyton …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. 12 th Dear Eyton I am particularly obliged to you for …
  • … sonneratii . In Natural selection , p.  435 n.  12, CD wrote, ‘several years ago I myself …

To ?   12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To ?    12 February [1870–82] …
  • … Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin 12 Feb …
  • … 1870 12 Feb …
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  • … 1881 12 Feb 1882 Unidentified …

From E. A. Darwin   12 November [1860–8]

Summary

Sends the tithes.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1860-8]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4340

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   12 November [1860–8] …
  • … DAR 105: B11 Erasmus Alvey Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 12 Nov …
  • … 1860 12 Nov …
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  • … 1866 12 Nov …
  • … 1867 12 Nov 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 6. Queen Anne St 12 Nov Dear Charles. I send you the Tithes. Langton tells me he has …

[Pollock, Frederick.] 1879b. “Erasmus Darwin.” Pall Mall Gazette, 12 December 1879, p. 12.

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  • … Pollock, Frederick. ] 1879b. “Erasmus Darwin. ” Pall Mall Gazette , 12 December 1879, p. …
  • 12. Online (iDiscover) 28 …

From Joseph Dalton Hooker   1 January 1865

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Summary

Forwards H. T. Stainton letter for reply.

Finds many Cucurbita have tendrils with sticking ends.

The "potentiality of so many organs in plants to play so many parts is one of the most wonderful of your discoveries . . . one day it will itself play a prodigious part in the interpretation of both morphological and physiological facts".

Is disgusted with Sabine’s address [see 4708] because of its mutilation of what JDH wrote.

THH’s slashing leader in Reader ["Science and ""Church policy"" ", 4 (1864): 821] – as usual he destroys all in his path.

Encloses letter from G. H. K. Thwaites with a message for CD [see encl].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 1–3; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Directors’ Correspondence 162: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4734

Matches: 25 hits

  • … p.  437. See also Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [19 September  …
  • … see Guy 1983  and Correspondence vol.  12, letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 1 February [1864] …
  • … nn.  3 and 5; see also Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 February  …
  • … 4 November 1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12; see also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [ c. 23  …
  • … not undertaken (see Correspondence vol.  12, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September  …
  • … plants’ , p.  78. See Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 December [ …
  • … conditions (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] , letter from …
  • … Journal for 1864 ( Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix II) that he had finished the paper on …
  • … Reader , pp.  708–9 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 December  …
  • … is reproduced in Correspondence vol.  12, Appendix IV. Sabine had contracted influenza …
  • … the Royal Society (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from Elizabeth Juliana Sabine, 7  …
  • … 1862–83, 1: 816–41). See Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [6 December  …
  • … to the book (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 or 27 April  …
  • … Hooker of 10 December [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12), CD reported having seen a foreign …
  • … of 10 December [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12) that he expected to hear of a paper on …
  • … in June 1864 (see Correspondence vol.   12, letter from Friedrich Hildebrand, 21 June  …
  • … December [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12), CD had asked Daniel Oliver to check Botanische …
  • … 10 December [1864] ( Correspondence vol.  12). Hooker and CD had a long-running interest …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26[–7] March [ …
  • … House MS); see also Correspondence vol.  12, letter to John Lubbock, 19 November [1864] ). …
  • … plant Nepenthes (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 9 [March] 1864 , …
  • … of James Veitch (see Correspondence vol.  12, letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] …
  • … notes on the genus are in DAR 157.1: 111–12 and DAR 187: 1. At some point, CD appears to …
  • … Melastomataceae). See Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26–7 April …
  • … in September 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 16 September  …

To ?   12 July [1872–4]

Summary

Has not strength or time to hunt for Herminium monorchis; has failed to make orchid seeds germinate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  National Library of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To ?    12 July [1872–4] …
  • … of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July …
  • … 1872 12 July …
  • … 1873 12 July 1874 Unidentified …

To Hermann Müller   12 February [1879]

Summary

Has just heard that HM has been treated shamefully by his Government. What has happened?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  12 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 440
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11876

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Hermann Müller   12 February [1879] …
  • … DAR 146: 440 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Feb [1879] Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) …
  • … this letter and the letter to Arnold Dodel-Port, 12 February 1879 . The letter from Arnold …
  • … has not been found, but see the letter to Arnold Dodel-Port, 12 February 1879 and n. 3. …
  • … Down, Beckenham, Kent Feb: 12. My dear Sir I have just heard from D r . Dodel Port of …

From G. H. Lewes   12 November 1868

Summary

Disappointed that he missed CD. Hopes still to see him in the flesh.

Has CD seen August Weismann’s inaugural address [see 6297]?

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6458

Matches: 5 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Lewes   12 November 1868 …
  • … DAR 106: D11–12 George Henry Lewes …
  • … London, Regents Park 12 Nov 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … The Priory, | 21. North Bank, | Regents Park. 12 Nov r 1868 My dear M r Darwin It was a …
  • … the last German war’, that appeared in the 12 October 1791 issue of the Bee, or Literary …

To G. H. Darwin   12 [December 1874 or January 1875?]

Summary

Regrets the trouble GHD has had.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 [Dec 1874 - Jan 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9221

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  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   12 [December 1874 or January 1875? ] …
  • … DAR 210.1: 43 Charles Robert Darwin unstated 12 [Dec 1874? ] …
  • 12 [Jan 1874? ] George Howard Darwin …
  • 12 th My dear old George— I am so sorry for all the great labour, hurry & vexation which …

Allen, David Elliston. 1987. Changing attitudes to nature conservation: the botanical perspective. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 32: 203–12.

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  • … the botanical perspective. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 32: 203–12. …
  • … SF6 P382.c.201 12

Ansted, David Thomas. 1863a. The Ionian islands in the year 1863. London: Wm. H. Allen.

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  • … 1863a. The Ionian islands in the year 1863. London: Wm. H. Allen. WBB Rm 4 c.100-12
  • … Jj.5.27 12

[Hesse-Wartegg, Ernst A. von.] 1875c. Insektenfressende Pflanzen. Fremden-Blatt, 10 August 1875, pp. 11–12, and 11 August 1875, pp. 11–12.

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  • … Pflanzen. Fremden-Blatt , 10 August 1875, pp. 11–12, and 11 August 1875, pp. …
  • … 11–12. Online from ANNO. 23 …

To G. E. Dobson   12 April 1878

Summary

Monstrosity of fuchsia sent by GD not uncommon.

Does not recall bats at Galapagos.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Edward Dobson
Date:  12 Apr 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11473

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  E.  Dobson   12 April 1878 …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 Apr 1878 George Edward Dobson …
  • … See letter from G. E. Dobson, 12 April 1878 . Dobson had asked CD about the presence of …
  • … Islands (see letter from G. E. Dobson, 12 April 1878 ); he included the information in …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. April 12 th 1878 Dear D r . Dobson. The monstrosity of …

Beckhard, Martin (1853–1942)

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  • … index 1862–1948 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 December 2016) UK, naturalisation certificates …
  • … declarations, 1870–1912 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 December 2016) United States Federal …
  • … New York, New York, Manhattan 0516/15) (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 December 2016) U.S. …
  • … passport applications, 1795–1925 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 December 2016) 26 …

Howland, I. S. (1832–1912)

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  • … records, 1840–1915 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2021) United States Federal Census …
  • … 1880 (Syracuse, Onondaga, New York 216/352D) (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2021) U.S. , …
  • … Find a grave index, 1600s–current (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2021) …
  • … whalinghistory.org/wri/AM2217, accessed 12 March 2021 29 …

From Hermann Müller   12 February 1879

Summary

Seventieth birthday greetings.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 312
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11878

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From Hermann Müller   12 February 1879 …
  • … 312 Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller Lippstadt 12 Feb 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … CD’s 70th birthday was on 12 February 1879. There is no article by Müller in any Linnean …
  • … Lippstadt Febr 12, 1879 My dear Sir I cannot pass this day in which you accomplish the 70 …

To Leonard Darwin   12 July [1879]

Summary

Will shorten or leave out many parts [of Erasmus Darwin] but cannot agree that it is not worth while to say something about the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12153

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Leonard Darwin   12 July [1879] …
  • … DAR 153: 93 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July [1879] Leonard Darwin …
  • … July 12 My dear old Lenny … I am quite ready to shorten or leave out many parts, but at …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Leonard Darwin, [before 12 July] 1879 . …
  • … In his letter of [before 12 July] 1879 , Leonard had suggested omitting the text relating …

To G. H. Darwin   12 July 1879

Summary

CD thinks nothing had better be done about the deeds at present.

Henrietta thinks Erasmus Darwin almost too dull to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12149

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   12 July 1879 …
  • … DAR 210.1: 87 Charles Robert Darwin Down 12 July 1879 George Howard Darwin …
  • … Chester ; see letter to J. L. Chester, 12 July 1879 and n. 1. Emma Darwin was probably …
  • … Alvey Darwin apparently liked it (see letter to Francis Darwin, 12 July [1879] and n. 9). …
  • … Down, 12 th July 79 My dear G. I have written to thank Col. Chester & told him that …

From George Varenne Reed   12 January 1863

Summary

Sorry CD considers Horace Darwin unfit for school.

Author:  George Varenne Reed
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3912

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From George Varenne Reed   12 January 1863 …
  • … DAR 176: 78 George Varenne Reed Hayes Rectory 12 Jan 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Hayes Rectory | SE Jan 12. 1863 My dear M r Darwin I am much obliged to you for your …
  • … best wishes | I remain | yours very sincerely | G V Reed G V R | Jan 12. /63 | £13〃2〃6 …
  • … Easter 1864. The next payment to Reed was made on 16 August 1864 when he was paid £ 12
  • 12 s. for the period 19 April to 19 July 1864. …
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Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … he had ‘gained nothing’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). poor miserable …
  • … Natural History Review  ( see letter to H. W. Bates, 12 January [1863] ). Darwin added Bates’s …
  • … Society ( see letter from Edward Sabine to John Phillips, 12 November 1863 ). Characteristically, …
  • … also encouraged him to write ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). In this paper, Scott …
  • … to capture his attention ( see letter to John Scott, 12 April [1863] ). Additionally, Darwin …
  • … Huxley, 25 February 1863 , and letter to Charles Lyell, 12–13 March [1863] ). Emma was a …