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From J. D. Hooker   7 May 1856

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Non-endemic Ascension Island plants brought by man, not wind-transported.

Bentham has found intermediates between oxlip and cowslip in Herefordshire.

JDH finds quantity of albumen in seeds is not variable within a species.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1856
Classmark:  DAR 100: 94–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1869

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To J. D. Hooker   7 August [1869]

Summary

Replies to JDH on Hallett; doubts that already improved varieties do not vary in other respects.

The North British Review article [see 6841] is worth reading "scientifically"; it made CD feel small.

Awaits JDH’s decision on affinities of Drosophyllum and Drosera.

Is curious to see proportion of males to females in recent census in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 144–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6855

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   7 August [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 144–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Aug [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 . CD refers to Frederic F.  Hallett. …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 and n.  2. See letter …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  1. CD refers to George …
  • … No. 896 (28 December): 1198–9. Campbell, Archibald. 1869. Notes on the mode of capture …
  • … of elephants in Assam. [Read 25 February 1869. ] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of …
  • … Tait’s anonymous article in the North British Review ( [Tait] 1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869 ; see also letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  7. Tait suggested that a ‘spirit of quibbling’ was …
  • … s arguments on the age of the earth ( [Tait] 1869 , p.  426). According to Tait, John …
  • … and Pierre Simon, marquis de Laplace ( [Tait] 1869 , pp.  414–15). Huxley had argued that …
  • … to John Ferguson McLennan and [McLennan] 1869 ( Wellesley index ). CD refers to Edward …
  • … Sabine. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  9. Letter from …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869. ‘Splenditious’ is an invented Darwin family word (see …
  • … 3). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  10. CD refers to George Howard …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] and n.  13. CD evidently forwarded a portion …
  • … the missing part of the letter from Fritz Müller, 15 June 1869 (see letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 , and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 8 September [1869] ). CD refers to Hooker’s article ‘The monstrous Begonia …
  • … in 1867, and one on the census of Oudh in 1869 ( A classified list, in alphabetical order, …
  • … was established at a public meeting at the Royal Institution on 21 June 1869 ( The Times , …
  • … 22 June 1869, p.  5). See also Correspondence vol.  16, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …
  • … Murray. 1871. [McLennan, John Ferguson. ] 1869. The early history of man. North British …
  • … seed of a monstrous begonia with his letter of 14 March 1869 or later; see also letter …
  • … to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and nn.  5 and 7. In a …
  • … Zoological Society of London ( A.  Campbell 1869 ), Archibald Campbell stated that twin …
  • … birth to twins; see letter from Ponderer to the Athenæum , [before 5 June 1869] and n.  2. …
  • … See also letter to the Athenæum , 7 [July] 1869. CD quoted a sentence on …
  • … polygamy in elephants from A.  Campbell 1869  in Descent 1: 267. …
  • … See letter to Walter Elliot, 3 August [1869] and n.  3. A report on the census …

To J. D. Hooker   13 November [1869]

Summary

Congratulates JDH on his becoming a C.B.

Hard at work on sexual selection – weary of everlasting males and females, cocks and hens.

Has read J. H. Stirling vs Huxley on protoplasm [As regards protoplasm (1869)]

and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts in modern civilisation.

Bentham’s Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [see 6793] is worth its weight in gold in making converts. C. J. F. Bunbury is impressed by it.

Likes JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [Paléontologie végétale, in Nature 1 (1869): 48].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6985

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   13 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 156–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Philipp Schimper’s Traité de paléontologie végétale ( Schimper 1869–74 ) in Nature ( J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker 1869 ). …
  • … JDH’s review of K. F. Schimper’s work [ Paléontologie végétale , in Nature 1 (1869): 48]. …
  • … John Murray. 1871. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1869. Vegetable palæontology. Nature 1: 48–50. …
  • … Baillière et fils. Stirling, James Hutchison. 1869. As regards protoplasm, in relation to …
  • … Blackwood and sons. Tylor, Edward Burnett. 1869. On the survival of savage thought in …
  • … on protoplasm [ As regards protoplasm (1869)] and E. B. Tylor on survival of old thoughts …
  • … letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Hooker had been appointed a …
  • … Companion of the Order of the Bath on 6 November 1869 ( London Gazette , …
  • … 9 November 1869, The Times , …
  • … 10 November 1869, p.  6). CD’s relative has not been identified. A Knight Commander, or …
  • … Bentham 1869b, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 June [1869] , and the letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 24 June 1869 . CD evidently saw Charles Lyell while in London (see n.  4, …
  • … Spink & Son. Schimper, Wilhelm Philipp. 1869–74. Traité de paléontologie végétale: ou, la …
  • … sexual selection for Descent since 4 August 1869 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  17, …
  • … On the physical basis of life ( Stirling 1869 ), which included a critique of T.  H.   …
  • … Huxley 1869a (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 11 November [1869] ). The reference …
  • … is to Edward Burnett Tylor, and Tylor 1869 . Hooker became a fellow of the Royal Society ( …
  • … s anniversary address given on 24 May 1869 to the Linnean Society of London (Bentham  …

To J. D. Hooker   24 July [1869]

Summary

An article in North British Review by mathematician against Hooker and Huxley and for William Thomson [P. G. Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world will be found older than reviewer makes it.

Article on "Design" [by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76].

Has JDH studied Drosophyllum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 140–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6841

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   24 July [1869] …
  • … letter from J.   D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  6. …
  • … DAR 94: 140–2 Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 24 July [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world …
  • … by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76]. Has JDH studied Drosophyllum ? …
  • … Bibliography Dallas, William Sweetland, trans. 1869. Facts and arguments for Darwin. By …
  • … Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141– 59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] [ …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869 . CD …
  • … arrived home from Wales on 31 July 1869 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). George Howard …
  • … Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin ( Dallas, trans.  1869 ). See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and letter to …
  • … Fritz Müller, 18 July [1869] . The reference is to William Colenso. See …
  • … of the unsigned article ‘The argument of design’, which appeared in the July 1869 issue of …
  • … Quarterly Review ( [Mozley] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), was James Bowling Mozley. CD had …
  • … letter to W.  C.  Tait, 12 and 16 March 1869 ). CD refers to William Henslow Hooker. See …
  • … Mozley, James Bowling. ] 1869. The argument of design. Quarterly Review 127: 134–76. …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. Origin : On the origin of species by means …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  8. Thomas Henry Huxley had written an …
  • … the philosophy of Auguste Comte (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] and n.  4). …
  • … a review article, ‘Geologic time’ ( [Tait] 1869 ; see Wellesley index ), written by Peter …
  • … considered in Tait’s essay (see [Tait] 1869 , pp.  413–14). Tait discussed several of …
  • … Thomson’s and Tait’s varying estimates of the age of the earth, see [Tait] 1869 , p.  432. …
  • … In [Tait] 1869 , p.  429, Tait had quoted CD’s conjecture, based on his estimate of time …

To A. R. Wallace   21 October 1869

Summary

Anticipates that all their differences are fated to find expression in projected book on man.

Offers his early MS with useful references related to the distribution of animals. Hopes ARW’s book will not be "little".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  21 Oct 1869
Classmark:  British Library (Add 46434 ff. 189–90); Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6951

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  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   21 October 1869
  • … Quentin Keynes Collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Oct 1869 Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … vol. 17, letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  1. See Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869 . Wallace reviewed John Joseph Murphy’s Habit …
  • … besides the giraffe ought to have developed longer necks ( [Mivart] 1869 , p. 43). …
  • … University Press. 1975. Randau, R. 1869. Un naturaliste dans l’Archipel Malais. [Review of …
  • … ser. 83: 675–706. Saporta, Gaston de. 1869. L’école transformiste et ses dernièrs travaux. …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. Oct.  21. 1869 My dear Wallace I forwarded your letter at …
  • … to his stay in Wales during June and July 1869 (see Correspondence vol. 17, Appendix II). …
  • … CD was in London from 1 to 9 November 1869 (see Correspondence vol. 17, …
  • … Appendix II). See [Mivart] 1869 , p.  49. Thylacinus is a genus of marsupials that had one …
  • … 1: 336–432. [Mivart, St George Jackson. ] 1869. Difficulties of the theory of natural …
  • … 53, 134–53, 274–89. Murphy, Joseph John. 1869. Habit and intelligence in their connexion …
  • … and intelligence ( J. J. Murphy 1869 ) in Nature , 25 …
  • … November and 2 December 1869 (Wallace 1869b). CD refers to an …
  • … theory of natural selection’ ( [Mivart] 1869 ) by St George Jackson Mivart, published in …
  • … vol. 17, letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  4). The author argued that …
  • … explained by natural selection (see [Mivart] 1869 , p.  47). The passage is scored in CD’s …
  • … letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  2. CD refers to Descent. For more on …
  • … CD refers to two articles published in the 1 October 1869 issue of Revue des deux mondes , …
  • … one a review of Wallace 1869a ( Randau 1869 ) and the other a review by Gaston …
  • … of three works, including Variation ( Saporta 1869 ). See Correspondence vol. 17, letter …
  • … from A.  R.  Wallace, 20 October 1869  and n.  5. CD refers to Edward Forbes and E.   …

From J. D. Hooker   13 August 1869

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Did not intend to imply that Hallett said variation stopped, but that it arrives at a point where further accumulation in direction sought is so slow as to result practically in fixity of type – but not absolute fixity.

Duke of Argyll has requested JDH to superintend publication of a flora of India. JDH thinks he [Argyll] is paying him off for his kick at natural theology.

Willy [Hooker] returning from New Zealand.

A unique character in Drosophyllum.

Sees no reason for CD to contribute to Ross and Faraday memorials.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 27–9, DAR 100: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6862

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  • … From J.  D.  Hooker   13 August 1869
  • … DAR 103: 27–9, DAR 100: 156 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew 13 Aug 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … R.  Desmond 1994 ). See also letter to J.  T. Moggridge, 7 June 1869. See letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 August [1869] and n.  6. CD refers to Peter Guthrie Tait. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] . The Darwins …
  • … arrived home from Wales on 31 July 1869 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  17, Appendix …
  • … for the Advancement of Science meeting at Exeter on 18 August 1869. See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  4. North British Review ; see …
  • … Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa. : Taylor & Francis. Moore, Charles. 1869. Lord Howe’s …
  • … Island. Gardeners’ Chronicle (1869): 968–9. …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 17 July 1869  and n.  6. Frances Harriet Hooker. William …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  15. Herman Merivale was permanent …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  11. Hooker refers to Daniel Oliver. …
  • … visit to Down; see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 5 August 1869  and n.  5. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  12. See letter …
  • … to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] . Hooker refers to Charles Lyell. See …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  17. Hooker was president of the British …
  • … letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  4. George Douglas Campbell, eighth duke …
  • … was held in Exeter from 18 to 25 August 1869. Hooker refers to Thomas Dyke Acland and to …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [25 January 1869] . Hooker refers to his son, William Henslow …
  • … Michael Faraday ( The Times , 22 June 1869, p.  5). Hooker probably refers to a memorial …
  • … vegetation of Lord Howe Island in June  1869 and listed thatch palm ( Howea forsteriana ), …
  • … that he himself did not see ( C.  Moore 1869  and 1870). Moore also listed four species of …

From A. W. Bennett to Nature   8 November 1869

Summary

Discusses cross-fertilisation in Vinca.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  8 Nov 1869
Classmark:  Nature 1 (1869): 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6978F

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  • … observer, M.  Bidard are necessarily self-fertilised? 3, Park Village East, Nov.  8, 1869
  • … From A.  W.  Bennett to Nature    8 November 1869
  • … Nature 1 (1869): 58 Alfred William Bennett 3, …
  • … Park Village East 8 Nov 1869 Nature …
  • … W.  Bennett, 3 May 1869 ). Bennett refers to Bidard’s article ‘On the structure of the …
  • … it is composed, and the phenomena which accompany the act of fecundation’ ( Bidard 1869 ). …
  • … CD’s letter commenting on Bennett 1869  has not been found. For CD’s observations of Vinca …
  • … are usually called periwinkles. Bennett 1869 , p.  11. Vinca is indigenous to continental …
  • … experimented with Lamium album (the white dead-nettle) in June 1869 (see letter from A.   …
  • … Bibliography Bennett, Alfred William. 1869. On the fertilisation of winter-flowering …
  • … plants. Nature 1: 11–13. Bidard. 1869. On the structure of the flower of the Gramineæ , …

To J. D. Hooker   19 November [1869]

Summary

Glad to know about C.B.

Thinks better of Nature than JDH does.

Likes Academy.

Is reading Anton Kerner on Tubocytisus [in Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)].

The genealogical tree reveals the very steps of the formation of the species.

Mlle Royer has brought out a third edition of her translation of the Origin without informing CD, so corrections to fourth and fifth English editions are lost. Has arranged for a new translator of the fifth English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 159–61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6997

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  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   19 November [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 159–61 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 Nov [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … of London in his letter of 14 November 1869. CD refers to William Henslow Hooker; see …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . …
  • … Abhängigkeit der Pflanzen von Klima und Boden (1869)]. The genealogical tree reveals the …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Roderick Impey Murchison had recently recommended Hooker …
  • … see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . For more on Hooker’s and CD’s use of ‘ …
  • … the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [22 January 1869] and n.  8. For Hooker’s opinion of the new …
  • … the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869 . Thomas Henry Huxley translated an essay …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  15). The essay was in fact by Johann …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 14 November 1869  and n.  14. CD refers to Anton Kerner von …
  • … Tubocytisus D.  C. (Kerner von Marilaun 1869). The map and the genealogical tree are at …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. For CD’s work on her second …
  • … Ferdinand Reinwald of Paris on 10 November 1869; the letter has not been found. Reinwald …
  • … trans.  1873) in his letter of 13 November 1869. Hooker had mentioned Charles Lyell as a …
  • … see the letter to John Murray, 8 November [1869] and n.  5. Variation was translated by …

To John Phillips   27 January 1869

Summary

Thanks JP for his book Vesuvius [1869].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Phillips
Date:  27 Jan 1869
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.360)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6580

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  • … To John Phillips   27 January 1869
  • … Thanks JP for his book Vesuvius [1869]. …
  • … Bibliography Phillips, John. 1869. Vesuvius. Oxford: The Clarendon Press. …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.360) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Jan 1869 John Phillips …
  • … Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. Jan 27 1869 My dear Phillips Your book on Vesuvius has not …
  • … Phillips 1869  had just been published ( …
  • … Publishers’ Circular , 1 February 1869, pp.  67, 73). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library– …

To Asa Gray   1 June [1869]

Summary

Thanks for answers about expression.

Is going to N. Wales to recover after his riding accident.

New edition of Origin.

French edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 June [1869]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (86a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6767

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  • … To Asa Gray   1 June [1869] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (86a) Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 June [1869] Asa Gray …
  • … on the topic are in DAR 85: 42. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, [before 7 May 1869] . …
  • … letter and the letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. Letter from Asa and J. …
  • … L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. See letter from Asa and J. …
  • … L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and n. 10. …
  • … see the letter to James Crichton-Browne, 22 May 1869 and n. 9. See letter from Asa …
  • … p. 222). The Nortons also visited on 13 May 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Asa and …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869 and nn. 9 and 12. James Paget treated CD after his …
  • … accident; see the letter from Asa Gray and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. …
  • … The Darwins left on 10 June 1869 for Caerdeon, Barmouth, and returned on 31 July (see ‘ …
  • … Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from Asa and J. L. Gray, 8 and 9 May 1869. CD finished …
  • … fifth edition of Origin on 10 February 1869 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). For the French …
  • … edition of Orchids , see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 March [1869] and n. 5, …
  • … the letter from Louis Rérolle, 10 May 1869 . For CD’s quotations from Gray in his English …
  • … ed. See letter from Orange Judd & co. , 21 April 1869 and n. 3. On the American edition of …
  • … hte letter from Orange Judd & Co. , 21 April 1869. On Joseph Dalton Hooker’s election as a …
  • … Horticultural Exhibition, see the Gardener’s Chronicle , 29 May 1869, p. 582. According …
  • … DAR 242), the Huxleys visited on 25 May 1869. The family of Charles Eliot Norton had …

To Nature   13 November [1869]

Summary

Comments on A. W. Bennett’s letter [Nature 1 (1869): 58] on fertilisation of winter-flowering plants. CD used net, not a bell-glass to cover Lamium.

Refers to F. Delpino’s observations on fertilisation of grasses; CD is glad to say these observations are compatible with "the very general law that distinct individual plants must be occasionally crossed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Nature 1 (1869): 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6987

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  • … To Nature    13 November [1869] …
  • … Nature 1 (1869): 85 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down 13 Nov [1869] Nature …
  • … on A. W. Bennett’s letter [ Nature 1 (1869): 58] on fertilisation of winter-flowering …
  • … Bibliography Bennett, Alfred William. 1869. On the fertilisation of winter-flowering …
  • … letter from A.  W.  Bennett to Nature , 8 November 1869; Alfred William Bennett’s letter …
  • … was published in the 11 November 1869 issue of Nature. For an example of one of CD’s many …
  • … pp.  10–11. Bennett mentioned the bell-glass in his letter to Nature , 8 November 1869. …
  • … In both Bennett 1869 , and the letter from A.   …
  • … W.  Bennett to Nature , 8 November 1869, Bennett only mentioned the pollen discharging …
  • … were not present. In his letter of 1 November 1869, Federico Delpino discussed his work on …

To Eduard Koch   22 June [1869]

Summary

Pleased that Julius Dub will publish with ES [Kurze Darstellung der Lehre Darwin’s (1870)].

Would like Gustav Jäger’s brochure [Die Darwin’sche Theorie (1869)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Koch; E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Date:  22 June [1869]
Classmark:  Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart (Cod. hist. 4o 333a, 77, 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6792

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  • … To Eduard Koch   22 June [1869] …
  • … fifth edition of Origin. See letter to J.  V.  Carus, 21 June [1869] . …
  • … Bibliography Jäger, Gustav. [1869. ] Die Darwin’sche Theorie und ihre Stellung zur Moral …
  • … 77, 3) Charles Robert Darwin Caerdeon 22 June [1869] Eduard Koch E. Schweizerbart’sche …
  • … Darwin’s (1870)]. Would like Gustav Jäger’s brochure [ Die Darwin’sche Theorie (1869)]. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869 . See …
  • … letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869  and nn.  2 and 4. CD refers to …
  • … Carus and Cristoph Julius Dub. See letter from Eduard Koch, 17 June 1869  and n.  5. …
  • … CD refers to Gustav Jäger and Jäger [1869] . The …
  • … Darwins returned to Down on 31 July 1869 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD refers to the …

From John Beddoe   [22 August – 12 September 1869]

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Results of CD’s examination of data subvert JB’s former inferences. Will send abstracts from the data for his paper on colour of hair of single and married women 35 to 45 years old ["On the supposed increasing prevalence of dark hair in England", Anthropol. Rev. 1 (1863): 310–12].

Author:  John Beddoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug–12 Sept 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 85: A13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6809

Matches: 10 hits

  • … See enclosure to letter from John Beddoe, 13 September 1869 . …
  • … From John Beddoe   [22 August – 12 September 1869] …
  • … DAR 85: A13–14 John Beddoe Arrocuhar [22 Aug–12 Sept 1869] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … John Beddoe July 13 th 1863 to Aug 6. 1869 Women between 35 and 45 Single Married Red Fair …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letters from John Beddoe, 21 August 1869 and …
  • … 13 September 1869. Robert Christison. CD’s letter …
  • … has not been found. See letter from John Beddoe, 21 August 1869 . See …
  • … letter from John Beddoe, 21 August 1869  and nn.  2 and 4. …
  • … See letter from John Beddoe, 21 August 1869 . Beddoe 1863 ; …
  • … see also letter from John Beddoe, 21 August 1869  and n.  2. …

From Federico Delpino   1 November 1869

Summary

Comments on Hermann Crüger’s paper, sent by CD, on fertilisation of orchids [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

Observations on dichogamy in grasses (wheat, rye, barley).

Has not yet read CD’s reply to his article on Pangenesis [Collected papers 2: 158–60].

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6965

Matches: 23 hits

  • … From Federico Delpino    1 November 1869
  • … DAR 162: 145 Federico Delpino Florence 1 Nov 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Axell, Severin. 1869. Om anordningarna för de fanerogama växternas …
  • … Firenze 1. 9bre 1869 Celeberrimo uomo! Rendo grazie alla S.V.  pella indulgente e cortese …
  • … Florence 1. November 1869 Most famous man! I thank you both for your tolerant and gracious …
  • … See letter to Federico Delpino, 14 October 1869 . Hermann Crüger’s paper described how the …
  • … Pamphlet Collection–CUL. Issue 48 (29 September 1869) of Scientific Opinion included …
  • … the first part of Delpino 1869, the translation of Delpino’s review of pangenesis. …
  • … In his letter to Delpino of 14 October 1869, CD had offered to send the remaining parts. …
  • … in the letter to Scientific Opinion , [before 20 October 1869]; this was published in …
  • … issue 51 (20 October 1869). Delpino’s translation of …
  • … CD’s letter to Scientific Opinion , [before 20 October 1869], appeared in the first …
  • … volume of Rivista Europea (1869): 118–24. The …
  • … references are to Johan Severin Axell and Axell 1869 . …
  • … and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 4 (1869): 141–59. [ Collected papers 2: 138–56. ] …
  • … Hildebrand, Friedrich Hermann Gustav. 1869. Weitere Beobachtungen über die …
  • … the letter from Federico Delpino, 9 October 1869 . Visits of bees to flowers of the orchid …
  • … Strelitzia , see the letter to Federico Delpino, 14 October 1869 . Friedrich Hildebrand …
  • … opinion on Strelitzia pollination in Hildebrand 1869 , pp.  508–9. CD had suggested that …
  • … see the letter to Federico Delpino, 14 October 1869 . On dichogamy, see the letter to W.   …
  • … C.  Tait, 17 July [1869] . Hordeum vulgare is common barley. Hordeum distichum is an …
  • … now Vicia sativa amphicarpa ); see also letters from T.  H.  Farrer, 8 August 1869 and …
  • … 12 August 1869. Delpino refers to CD’s conclusion in Orchids , p.  359: ‘Nature thus tells …

From George Bentham   7 May 1869

Summary

The Linnean Society Council wants CD to review two papers, with reference to their value for publication.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6734

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From George Bentham   7 May 1869
  • … DAR 160: 162 George Bentham London, Wilton Place, 25 7 May 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Barber, Mary Elizabeth. 1869. On the fertilization and dissemination …
  • … Duvernoia adhatodoides. [Read 15 April 1869. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … 11 (1871): 469–72. Spruce, Richard. 1869. Palmae Amazonicae , sive enumeratio palmarum in …
  • … aequatoriales lectarum. [Read 21 January 1869. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … Spruce had sent his paper to CD with his letter of [before 1 April 1869]. The paper, ‘Ant- …
  • … agency in plant-structure’ was read 15 April 1869 (see letter from Richard …
  • … Spruce, [before 1 April 1869] and n.  3). Spruce refers …
  • … Melastomataceae). Bentham refers to Spruce 1869 . The published version of Mary Elizabeth …
  • … of Duvernoia adhatodoides ’ ( Barber 1869 ) had diagrams of the flower, but no coloured …
  • … 25. Wilton Place. | S.W. May 7 1869 My dear M r Darwin You will receive from M r Kippist …

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: 8 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 Richard Spruce’s paper ‘ Palmae Amazonicae ’ ( Spruce 1869 ). See …
  • … letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n.  7. …
  • … Bibliography Spruce, Richard. 1869. Palmae Amazonicae , sive enumeratio palmarum in …
  • … aequatoriales lectarum. [Read 21 January 1869. ] Journal of the Linnean Society ( Botany ) …
  • … at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869]. Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver. …

To J. D. Hooker   10 September [1869]

Summary

F. C. Donders has been to lunch – a good "Darwinian"!

JDH’s speech of resignation [as BAAS President] at Exeter was charming [Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador.

Has received Indian census.

Is unusually well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6886

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   10 September [1869] …
  • … DAR 94: 151–2 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Sept [1869] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … J.  D.  Hooker, 7 August [1869] and n.  15, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 13 August 1869 . The reference is to Henrietta Emma Darwin. The postscript is …
  • … at Exeter was charming [ Rep. BAAS (1869)]. JDH should have been an ambassador. Has …
  • … this letter and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . The third ‘very’ is underlined three times. CD refers …
  • … See letter from William Bowman, 3 September [1869] . CD refers to Friedrich Anton Wilhelm …
  • … Miquel. See letter from J.  D.   Hooker, 7 September 1869 . See letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 7 September 1869 . Hooker’s resignation speech preceded the address of the new …
  • … Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Exeter in 1869 , p.  lxxxvii). A …
  • … from Hooker’s speech was published in The Times , 20 August 1869, p.  7. See letter to …

From R. F. Cooke   22 February 1869

Summary

There will be no objection to the French translation or difficulty about woodcuts of Orchids.

Has not yet received the information about Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 364
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6627

Matches: 7 hits

  • … F.  Cooke, 23  February 1869 ). …
  • … From R.  F.  Cooke   22 February 1869
  • … Francis Cooke John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 22 Feb 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to R.  F.  Cooke, [22 February 1869] and n.  2. Cooke refers to the English …
  • … of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (F.  Müller 1864a; Dallas trans.  1869). See letter from R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 23 February 1869 . CD’s annotations appear to be …
  • … notes relating to expenses for Dallas trans.  1869 (see letter from R.   …

From Fritz Müller   15 June 1869

Summary

FM much gratified by the appearance of Für Darwin translation.

Discusses dimorphism in Rubiaceae.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 110: B115; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 215/175)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6783

Matches: 23 hits

  • … From Fritz Müller   15 June 1869
  • … Theodor (Fritz) Müller Santa Catharina, Brazil 15 June 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Itajahy, S a Catharina, Brazil June 15. 1869. My dear Sir. I have been prevented from …
  • … have been altered. See Correspondence vol. 17, letters to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 and …
  • … 18 March 1869. …
  • … In a letter of 12 June 1869, Müller told his brother, Hermann Müller, that he had …
  • … are for his reply to Müller of 8 September [1869] ( Correspondence vol. 17); he refers to …
  • … John Murray. 1877. [Leifchild, John R. ] 1869. [Review of Facts and arguments for Darwin …
  • … by W. S. Dallas. ] Athenæum , 27 March 1869, p. 431. Origin : On the origin of species by …
  • … English as Facts and arguments for Darwin (Dallas trans.  1869; see Correspondence vol. …
  • … 17, letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 ). …
  • … The review in the 21 April 1869 issue of Scientific Opinion (Anon.   …
  • 1869) was positive, but the …
  • … one in the 27 March 1869 issue of the Athenæum was critical, and the author remarked, ‘It …
  • … Crustacean than Christian’ ( [Leifchild] 1869 ). The reviewer, John R.  Leifchild, had …
  • … vol. 17, letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.  9. In Forms of flowers , p. 129, …
  • … vol. 17, letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 . In Cross and self fertilisation , pp. …
  • … 1883). See Correspondence vol. 17, letter from Fritz Müller, 12 January 1869  and nn.  3– …
  • … 5, and letter to Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869  and n.  13. Müller had described the unusual …
  • … monocotyledons. In his letter of 14 March 1869 ( Correspondence vol. 17), CD had suggested …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 18 October 1869 ). CD later described it as Oxalis regnelli (a …
  • … 17, letter from Fritz Müller, 14 March 1869 . CD had sent seeds of the first Begonia to …
  • … ibid. , letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] ; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Inwards …

To Charles Lyell   4 May [1869]

Summary

Asks for a photograph of CL to be used by a society [in Serbia].

Comments on article by Wallace ["Sir Charles Lyell on geological climates and the Origin", Q. Rev. 126 (1869): 359–94].

Has finished new edition of Origin [5th (1869)]

and is back at work on sexual selection [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 May [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.369)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6725

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   4 May [1869] …
  • … A.  Darwin, [ after 21 April 1869] and n.  1). …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.369) Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 May [1869] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Sir Charles Lyell on geological climates and the Origin ", Q. Rev. 126 (1869): 359–94]. …
  • … Has finished new edition of Origin [5th (1869)] and is back at work on sexual selection [ …
  • … See letter to A.  R.  Wallace, 14 April 1869  and n.  2. See [Wallace] 1869b, pp.  391–3. …
  • … See also letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 24 March 1869  and n.  10. …
  • … James Paget had visited CD on 21 April 1869 (see letter from E.   …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869 . See …
  • … letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869 . ‘Servia’ was an alternative spelling of ‘ …
  • … 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869. …
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Was Darwin an ecologist?

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

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  • … of the struggle for existence’ (Inaugural lecture 1869; translation by W. C. Allee quoted in …