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To John Lubbock   24 April [1856]

Summary

Congratulations on JL’s marriage. Invitation to dine at Down with the Hookers, Huxleys, and T. V. Wollaston.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  24 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 2 (EH 88206448)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1859

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To J. D. Hooker   26 [December 1859]

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High, detailed praise for introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae [reprinted as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. CD expects it to convert botanists from doctrine of immutable creation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 33, 30a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2606

Matches: 17 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   26 [December 1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 33, 30a Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [Dec 1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … reprinted as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. CD expects it to convert botanists from …
  • … 24 December [1859] . CD had criticised Asa Gray’s view that there had been a post-glacial …
  • … in A.  Gray 1858–9 , in letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 May [1859] . See letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [12 December 1859] . Martins 1849 , which CD recorded in his reading notebook ( …
  • … Hooker 1859 . See letters to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 7 April [1859] , 2  …
  • … July [1859] , and …
  • … 28 [July 1859] . …
  • … CD’s copy of Hooker 1859 (Darwin Library–CUL) is heavily annotated. It is not clear to …
  • … CD. See letter to Charles Lyell, 27 [December 1859] , in which CD discussed several of his …
  • … Read 14 December 1858 and 11 January 1859. ] Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and …
  • … s Coral reefs as his authority ( Hooker 1859 , p. xv). In his copy, CD marked the passage …
  • … made the same point in his copy of Hooker 1859 , p. xvi: ‘Hardly facts enough known— some …
  • … Isl d . ’ CD wrote in his copy of Hooker 1859 , p. xvi: ‘An isl d so lofty & ancient as …
  • … with this letter. A.  Gray 1858–9 . See letters to Asa Gray , 21 December [1859] and …

To T. H. Huxley   25 November [1859]

Summary

Rejoices over THH’s lecture ["On species and races, and their origin", 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] to be given at Royal Institution. Offers pigeon illustrations.

Adam Sedgwick has sent a "slashing" letter [2548] about Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2554

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To T.  H. Huxley   25 November [1859] …
  • … him a presentation copy of Origin (see letters to John Phillips , 11 November [ 1859] and …
  • … 26 November [1859] ). …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 74) Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley 25 Nov [1859] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 16 December [1859] . The coloured drawings to which CD refers …
  • … came from Eaton 1858 . See also letter to T.  H. Huxley, 13 December [1859] . …
  • … Letter from Adam Sedgwick, 24 November 1859 . John Phillips’s letter has not been found. …
  • … of Great Britain (see letter from J.  D. Hooker, [21 November 1859] , and letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [22 November 1859] ). The lecture was delivered on 10 February 1860 ( T.  H. …

To J. D. Hooker   7 April [1859]

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Has read first sheets of JDH’s Flora Tasmaniae [introductory] essay [published separately as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. Criticises lack of evidence supporting views that best marked varieties occur at edges of range of species and that species remain under cultivation for many generations and suddenly begin to vary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2450

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   7 April [1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 10 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Apr [1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … separately as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. Criticises lack of evidence supporting …
  • … The year is given by the reference to proof-sheets of Hooker 1859 . CD …
  • … refers to the proof-sheets of Hooker 1859 , which Hooker had asked him to read (see letter …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, 5 [March 1859] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [9 March 1859] ). Hooker’s text deals with the origin of …
  • … plant species and varieties. CD refers to Hooker 1859 , p. viii. See …
  • … letter. The point is discussed in Hooker 1859 , p. viii. This sentence and the remainder …
  • … see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 2 April [1859] ). The details were not fixed until later in …
  • … the month (see letters to J.  D. Hooker, 11 April [1859] and …
  • … 12 [April 1859] ). …

To J. D. Hooker   [27 October or 3 November 1859]

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More detailed comments on JDH’s introductory essay [to Flora Tasmaniae]. Remarks on struggle of vegetation are admirable.

JDH will receive Origin in about ten days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [27 Oct or 3 Nov] 1859
Classmark:  DAR 115: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2512

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To J. D. Hooker   [27 October or 3 November 1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 25 Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley 27 Oct 1859 3 …
  • … Nov 1859 Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … and other ‘Australian’ forms ( Hooker 1859 , p. c). CD and Hooker had previously discussed …
  • … to Hooker’s essay. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 22 December 1858 . Hooker 1859 , p. …
  • … civ. Hooker 1859 , p. cv. CD and Hooker had corresponded about this point in December  …
  • … see letter from John Murray, 2 November 1859 ). Of the two, the earlier one seems most …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [23 October 1859] , and the dispatch of the proof-sheets Hooker …
  • … from a temporary visit to the Ilkley hydropathic establishment on 4 November 1859. CD had …
  • … agreed to read the proof-sheets of Hooker 1859 (see letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [23 October 1859] ) in which Hooker discussed the fossil flora of Australia and …
  • … flora and naturalised plants ( Hooker 1859 , pp. c--cvi). Hooker cited Joseph Beete Jukes’ …

To Charles Lyell   22 [December 1859]

Summary

Comments on Hooker’s introductory essay [in Flora Tasmaniae].

Cites C. V. Naudin’s article ["Considérations philosophiques sur l’espèce et la variété", Rev. Hortic. 4th ser. 1 (1852): 102–9].

Mentions letter from William Jardine criticising discussion of the Galapagos in the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  22 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.186)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2593

Matches: 16 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   22 [December 1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.186) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 [Dec 1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … letter from William Jardine, 20 December 1859 . CD later took up the point about Galápagos …
  • … Dated by CD’s reference to the letter from William Jardine, 20 December 1859 . See …
  • … letters to Charles Lyell , 25 [November 1859] and [ …
  • … 10 December 1859] , and to Richard …
  • … Owen , 10 December [1859]. CD had intended to visit London from 22 to 24 December ( …
  • … letter to T.  H. Huxley, 16 December [1859] ). …
  • … CD refers to Hooker 1859 . Lyell had …
  • … written to Joseph Dalton Hooker on 19 December 1859 with praise for the work: ‘I have just …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … reading Hooker’s comments on it in Hooker 1859 , p. xi n. Hooker touched on the problem of …
  • … Lyell in relation to CD’s theory (see letters from Charles Lyell , 28 October 1859  and …
  • … 21 November 1859 ). See also Wilson ed. 1970, p.  340. It is not clear whether CD had …
  • … a copy of Origin through Hooker (see letters to J.  D. Hooker, 15 October [1859] and …
  • … 23 [December 1859] ). CD certainly thought that Naudin had, to some extent, anticipated …

To Charles Lyell   29 [December 1859]

Summary

Encloses letter concerning Edward Blyth’s application for a position with the China expedition.

Mentions reviews of the Origin. Guesses that Huxley wrote the Times review.

Alludes to discussion of relations between fossil and modern types [in Principles of geology 3: 144].

Discusses destruction of tropical forms in the glacial period.

Mentions letter from Dana concerning Dana’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  29 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.188)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2612

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   29 [December 1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.188) Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 [Dec 1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … 378. Natural selection , p.  550 n.  1. In 1859, James Dwight Dana suffered a nervous …
  • … to Europe ( Gilman 1899 , p.  177). See also letter to J.  D. Dana, 30 December [1859] . …
  • … see letter to W.  H. Sykes, 20 December [1859] ). CD’s enclosure has not been found. …
  • … Letter to W.  H. Sykes, 20 December [1859] . An anonymous review …
  • … appeared in The Times , 26 December 1859, p.  8. Thomas Henry Huxley was the author ( …
  • … see letters to J.  D. Hooker, 28 [December 1859] , and to T.   …
  • … H. Huxley,28 December [1859]). …
  • … Daily News , 26 December 1859, p.  2. Robert Chambers , with his brother William …
  • … The review appeared in Chambers’s Journal 2 (1859): 388. There is a copy in the Darwin …
  • … note has not been found. See letters to Richard Owen , 13 December [1859] , and to Charles …
  • … Lyell , 27 [December 1859]. C.  Moore 1858  and 1860. Origin , p.   …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …

From E. A. Darwin   15 August [1859 or later]

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Wonders whether CD would be interested in a book by Dr Bucknell [J. C. Bucknill?] on psychology.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1859 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7301

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   15 August [1859 or later] …
  • … DAR 105: B68 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 15 Aug [1859 or later] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Bucknill, John Charles. 1859. The psychology of Shakespeare. London: Longman, …
  • … The date is established by the date of publication of Bucknill 1859 . …
  • … Bucknill 1859  was published between 31  …
  • … May and 14 June 1859 ( Publishers’ …
  • … Circular 1859). John Charles Bucknill’s editorship of the …
  • … is mentioned on the title page of Bucknill 1859 . The London Library is a private lending …

To Elizabeth Drysdale   [22 or 29 October 1859]

Summary

Declines an invitation to visit [Moor] Park.

He hopes that Dr Lane is arranging things to his satisfaction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth Pew, Lady Drysdale; Elizabeth Copland, Lady Drysdale; Elizabeth Drysdale, Lady Drysdale
Date:  [22 or 29] Oct 1859
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (Catalogue 88); Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré (dealers) (Catalogue 55); B & L Rootenberg (dealers) (May 1991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2498A

Matches: 16 hits

  • … To Elizabeth Drysdale   [22 or 29 October 1859] …
  • … Catalogue 55); B & L Rootenberg (dealers) (May 1991) Charles Robert Darwin 22 Oct 1859 29 …
  • … Oct 1859 Elizabeth Pew, Lady Drysdale/Elizabeth Copland, Lady Drysdale/Elizabeth Drysdale, …
  • … hydropathic establishment, on 2 October 1859, and left there for London on 9 December ( …
  • … his letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 October [1859] ( Correspondence vol.  7), CD wrote that …
  • … 7), and CD had been there three times in 1859 ( Correspondence vol.  7, Appendix II). See …
  • … vol.  7, letter to John Murray, 15 October [1859] ). CD’s reference to staying for four or …
  • … in Origin , pp.  224–35. Earlier in 1859, CD thanked John Stevens Henslow for specimens, …
  • … 7, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, 10 January [1859] ). George Snow of Down, Kent, operated a …
  • … Post Office directory of the six home counties 1859). The Nag’s Head Inn, 102 Borough High …
  • … point of departure in London ( Post Office London directory 1859, Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 7, letter to Richard Owen, 10 December [1859] , n.  5). CD initially stayed at Ilkley …
  • … 7, letter to W.  D. Fox, [6 October 1859] ). Emma and the children (Henrietta, Elizabeth, …
  • … to William Erasmus Darwin, [24 or 31 October 1859] , DAR 210.6: 50). Edward Wickstead Lane …
  • … CD had sprained his ankle on 9 October 1859 (see Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [14 October 1859] ). Moor Park, Surrey, was the hydropathic establishment …

To T. H. Huxley   25 December [1859]

Summary

Henry Holland and others have attacked his reasoning from analogy to one primordial created form – by which CD means only that we know nothing of how life originated. The reasoning seems probable to him, so he has kept it in.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2603

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To T.  H. Huxley   25 December [1859] …
  • … Archives (Huxley 5: 90) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Dec [1859] Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … on Origin ( T.  H. Huxley 1860 ). See letters to T.  H. Huxley, 13 December [1859] and …
  • … 16 December [1859] . …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … apparent relationship in the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 March [1859] . See also Huxley’ …
  • … s response in his letter of [9–12 March 1859] . See …
  • … letter from Henry Holland, 10 December [1859] . CD sent Huxley the manuscript chapters on …
  • … by the reference to Henry Holland , whom CD had visited in London on9 December 1859. See …
  • … letter from Henry Holland, 10 December [1859] . The point was not raised …
  • … Holland in his letter to CD of 10 December [1859] and may have been discussed during CD’s …

To Charles Lyell   2 December [1859]

Summary

Comments on note from Charles Kingsley saying CD’s theory is not opposed to a high conception of the Deity.

Mentions negative views of Origin of Sedgwick, John Crawfurd, Roderick Murchison, John Phillips, and Joseph Prestwich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  2 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.181)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2565

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   2 December [1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.181) Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley 2 Dec [1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … 2d ed. , p.  481. See letter from Charles Kingsley, 18 November 1859 , and letter to …
  • … Charles Kingsley, 30 November [1859] . See …
  • … letter to John Murray, 2 December [1859] , n.  4. …
  • … CD had sent Adam Sedgwick’s letter of 24 November 1859  to Lyell. …
  • … See letter to Charles Lyell,29 [November 1859] . …
  • … Letter to Adam Sedgwick, 26 November [1859] . John Crawfurd’s letter has not been located. …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. Phillips, John. 1860. Life on the earth, its …
  • … Origin appeared in the Examiner , 3  December 1859, pp.  772–3. CD and Lyell had recently …
  • … and dogs in particular. See especially letters to Charles Lyell , 25 October [1859] and …
  • … 31 [October 1859] , and letters from …
  • … Charles Lyell , 28 October 1859  and …
  • … 21 November 1859 . Roderick Impey Murchison’s response to the ideas put forward in Origin …
  • … 322). See letter to John Phillips, 26 November [1859] . In his presidential address to the …

To J. D. Hooker   [20 November 1859]

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Curious about author of review of Origin in Athenæum.

W. B. Carpenter has written and sounds converted, as has Quatrefages [de Bréau], who will "go a long way with" CD.

Has been ill and thus had time to brood about reception of book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2537

Matches: 14 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [20 November 1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 27 Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley [20 Nov 1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and Descriptive Botany. ’ ( Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 10 (1859–60): 176). …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. Watson, Hewett Cottrell. 1847–59. Cybele …
  • … a review of Origin in Athenæum , 19 November 1859, pp.  659–60, and by CD’s remark that he …
  • … at Ilkley for seven weeks. He arrived there on 4 October 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). …
  • … which appeared in Athenæum , 19 November 1859, pp.  659–60, was anonymous, as was the …
  • … A. de Quatrefages de Bréau, 5 December [1859]. Quatrefages de Bréau was professor of the …
  • … 25 November and left for London on 6 December 1859. George Bentham was awarded one of the …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , 12 November 1859, pp.  911–12 (see following letter). CD had …
  • … earlier in the year (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [26 May 1859] ). See letters to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 15 October [1859] and [27 October …
  • … or 3 November 1859] . The three foreign botanists were Jacob George Agardh , Nils Johan …
  • … see letter to W.  B. Carpenter, 18 November [1859] . Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de …

To A. C. Ramsay   1 July [1859]

Summary

Thanks for answer to queries.

Expresses intention of reporting observations of traces of life in the Long Mynd beds and asks permission to cite ACR on his recent discovery of fossils in the Laurentian marbles of Canada.

Urges ACR’s investigation of Glen Roy problems.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  1 July [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2851

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To A.  C. Ramsay   1 July [1859] …
  • … and Medicine Archives Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 July [1859] Andrew Crombie Ramsay …
  • … modifying CD’s sentence, has not been found. See letter to A.  C. Ramsay, [26 June 1859] . …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … to be a mistake. The relationship to the letters to A.  C. Ramsay, 24 June [1859] and [ …
  • … 26 June 1859] , and to the letter from A.   …
  • … C. Ramsay, [27–30 June 1859] , indicates that it …
  • … was written in 1859. See letter to A.   …
  • … C. Ramsay, [26 June 1859] and n.  5. Ramsay apparently included the information about …
  • … letter from A.  C. Ramsay, [27–30 June 1859] that is now missing, and probably mentioned …
  • … the next edition of his book (see Ramsay 1859  and 1860). Only part of this sentence was …

To J. D. Hooker   21 [December 1859]

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Delighted JDH coming to Down. They will discuss Origin. JDH’s remarks that theory explains too much are excellent, yet CD cannot see his error.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2591

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   21 [December 1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 28 Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 [Dec 1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Naudin 1852 ). See following letter and letter to J.   D. Hooker, 23 [December 1859] . See …
  • … letter to Asa Gray, 21 December [1859] , and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [20 December 1859] . …
  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, 14 December [1859] ). William Henslow Hooker was the Hookers’ …
  • … oldest son. CD refers to Hooker 1859 , which was due to …
  • … be published in December 1859. Samuel Stevens was a natural history dealer who lived in …
  • … the Royal Society was held on 22 December 1859 ( Bonney 1919 , p.  147). CD was a county …
  • … Office directory for the six home counties 1859, p.  441. Hooker must have mentioned the …

To J. D. Hooker   6 May [1859]

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JDH’s comments on style of Origin MS leave CD confused.

CD advises on how to get Acacia to set seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 May [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2458

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   6 May [1859] …
  • … DAR 115: 14 Charles Robert Darwin Down 6 May [1859] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … had visited Down in April. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 2 July [1859] . See letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, 2 July [1859] . …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … 14–15 and 159–67. Hooker’s views on reversion were given in Hooker 1859 , pp. viii–ix. …
  • … CD’s copy of Hooker 1859  is in the Darwin Library–CUL; these pages were annotated by CD, …
  • … See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 3 May [1859] . CD and Hooker had evidently discussed the …

To Charles Lyell   27 [December 1859]

Summary

Mentions William Clift ["Report in regard to the fossil bones found in New Holland", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 10 (1830–1): 394–6].

Discusses relations between fossil and living types.

Discusses Hooker’s introductory essay [in Flora Tasmaniae]. Criticises Hooker’s views on flora of rising and sinking islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  27 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.187)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2608

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   27 [December 1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.187) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 [Dec 1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … doubtful’. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 26 [December 1859] . Naudin 1852 . See letters to …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 23 [December 1859] and …
  • … 25 [December 1859] , and to Charles …
  • … Lyell , 22 [December 1859]. …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … see letter to Richard Owen, 13 December [1859] . CD refers to Clift 1831 . C.  Lyell …
  • … See letter to Richard Owen, 13 December [1859] . In Origin , p.  339, CD had referred to …
  • … with this remark ( Origin , p.  1). Hooker 1859 , p. viii. The passage is marked in CD’s …

To John Murray   26 [December 1859]

Summary

Has sent off last proof of 2d ed. of Origin. Assumes JM has remembered the diagram. Asks that remaining clean sheets be sent to Asa Gray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.48–48A)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2607

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To John Murray   26 [December 1859] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.48–48A) Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [Dec 1859] John Murray …
  • … See letters to Asa Gray , 24 December [1859] , and to John …
  • … Murray , 22 December [1859] and …
  • … 24 December [1859]. …

To Charles Lyell   24 [November 1859]

Summary

Sales of Origin.

Discusses revisions for second edition. Mentions possible French translation.

Views of Quatrefages [de Bréau].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [Nov 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.178)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2547

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  • … To Charles Lyell   24 [November 1859] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.178) Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley 24 [Nov 1859] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … A. Darwin, 23 November [1859] . The postscript was written on a separate slip of paper and …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to John Murray, 24 November [1859] . …
  • … Letter from Charles Lyell, [22 November 1859] . See …
  • … letter to Charles Lyell, 20 September [1859] , in which CD mentioned that it was too late …
  • … letter from Charles Lyell, [22 November 1859] . In Journal of researches , p.   114, CD …
  • … See letter to John Murray, 14 November [1859] . The letter from Jean Louis Armand de …
  • … see letter to J.  L. A. de Quatrefages de Bréau, 5 December [1859]. See letter from E.   …

To Robert Main   27 July [1859]

Summary

Thanks RM for copies of CD’s article on geology in the Admiralty scientific manual [J. F. W. Herschel ed., A manual of scientific enquiry (1849)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Main
Date:  27 July [1859]
Classmark:  Royal Astronomical Society (MSS Radcliffe. E.1.200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2477A

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  • … To Robert Main   27 July [1859] …
  • … Society (MSS Radcliffe. E.1.200) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 July [1859] Robert Main …
  • … The letter is dated ‘1859’, but it is not certain that this is in CD’s hand. …
  • … The year is established by the reference to Main ed. 1859 (see n.  2, below). …
  • … Down from Moor Park hydropathic establishment on 26 July 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II). CD …
  • … refers to Main ed. 1859. CD had contributed the chapter on geology to John Frederick …
  • … of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1859. CD’s copy of his chapter (apparently unrevised) …
  • … from the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry, third edition, 1859’. The book was …
  • … published early in September ( Publishers’ Circular , 15 September 1859, p.  461). …

To Caroline Sarah Wedgwood   [after 21 November 1859]

Summary

Astounded she cares for his book [Origin] as much as she seems to.

Comments on variation among domestic dogs; believes domestic dog has descended from several wild species and those species from a single ancient ancestor.

Athenæum review is unfair.

Expects to convert four or five "really good judges".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [after 21 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2538

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  • … To Caroline Sarah Wedgwood   [after 21 November 1859] …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Ilkley [after 21 Nov 1859] Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin/Caroline …
  • … the descent of domesticated species (see letters to Charles Lyell , 25 October [1859] and …
  • … 31 [October 1859] , and letters from …
  • … Charles Lyell , 28 October 1859  and …
  • … 21 November 1859 ). See …
  • … letter from Charles Lyell, 21 November 1859 . The …
  • … review appeared in Athenæum , 19 November 1859, pp.  659–60. See also letter …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, [20 November 1859] and n.   2. Josiah (Jos) Wedgwood III was Caroline …
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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 aspects of the…

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  • … the direct result of natural selection ( Variation  2: 185–9). Wallace seized upon this point in a …