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State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia

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Darwin Archive, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, England

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The History Buff (website) www.ehistorybuff.com/darwin_als.html

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  • … The History Buff (website) www.ehistorybuff.com/darwin_als.html History Buff …

From Charles and Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin [13 January 1861]

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Summary

Two letters for WED at E. A. Darwin's. G. H. Darwin has been to dentist. Please collect and pay for GHD’s skates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3046F

Matches: 23 hits

  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, …
  • … Emma Darwin, W. E. …
  • … From Charles and Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin [13 January 1861] …
  • … DAR 185: 117 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Emma Darwin [13 Jan …
  • … 1861] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … Two letters for WED at E. A. Darwin's. G. …
  • … H. Darwin has been to dentist. Please collect and pay for GHD’s skates. …
  • … London. B. at 2 o .30’— Your affect | C.  Darwin Dear Wm, I expect Eva will come with you, …
  • … 11 January 1861, and left on 21 January (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Emma was mistaken …
  • … The letter is dated by the reference to George Howard Darwin’s dental treatment (see n.   …
  • … 3, below) and references in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242; see nn.  2 and 8, below). …
  • … Sunday. CD refers to his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, who lived at 6 Queen Anne Street, …
  • … London, and to Francis and George Howard Darwin, who, according …
  • … to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), went to London on 10 January 1861, returning to Down on …
  • … treatment between December 1860 and February 1861 (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [9 December 1860] (DAR …
  • … 251: 2226), letters from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E. Darwin, [30 January 1861] (DAR 219.1: 36), [12 February 1861] (DAR 219.1: 37), and [20  …
  • … further identified. London Bridge station. Emma Darwin added this note to CD’s letter. The …
  • … House with William on 14 January 1861 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)); to the London home …

To the Darwin Family    3 October 1828

Summary

[Caroline Darwin on behalf of CD] submits a petition to Darwin family for £20 to purchase a new double-barrelled gun, CD’s present one having become dangerous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Darwin family
Date:  3 Oct 1828
Classmark:  L
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-50

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  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin family …
  • … To the Darwin Family    3 October 1828 …
  • … L Charles Robert Darwin [Shrewsbury] 3 …
  • … Oct 1828 Darwin family …
  • … The ‘petition’ is in Caroline Darwin’s hand. The subscribers’ names are in their own …
  • … requisite for the purchase of new Double barrd Gun— Value £20— £.  s.  d. W Darwin 5= 0 …
  • … = 0 Miss Darwin 5 . …
  • … 0– 0 Miss Susan Darwin 5 "  0 . …
  • … 0 Miss Cath Darwin 5 "  0 "  0. …
  • … Caroline Darwin on behalf of CD] …
  • … submits a petition to Darwin family for £20 to purchase a new double-barrelled gun, CD’s …
  • … a Distressed Sportsman— 1828. Oct 3— Charles Darwin gent—humbly petitions all benevolently …
  • … liable to destroy the aforesaid Charles Darwins legs arms, body & brains & consequently …

From Edward Levett Darwin   7 September 1863

Summary

Glad to find they are cousins.

Sends his book [High Elms (pseud.), The game-preserver’s manual (1858)].

Author:  Edward Levett Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 99: 17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4295

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  • … From Edward Levett Darwin   7 September 1863 …
  • Darwin, E. …
  • … L. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 99: 17–18 Edward Levett Darwin Derby 7 Sept …
  • … 1863 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … day or other it will result in being personal . Yours very sincerely | Edw d L Darwin Chr. …
  • Darwin Esq | F.R.S. …
  • … cousin, once removed ( Darwin pedigree ). CD and his family had gone to Malvern Wells, …
  • … a common one yet there are I know other Darwins. Your Wife sent me 2/1 for a copy of the …
  • … Edward Darwin was CD’s first cousin, son of …
  • … his father’s half-brother, Francis Sacheverel Darwin ( …
  • Darwin pedigree ). …
  • … No other correspondence between CD and Edward Darwin has been found. …
  • … Emma Darwin had apparently sent for a copy of …
  • … considerably enlarged’ edition of Edward Darwin’s Game preserver’s manual , which was …
  • … published in 1863 (E.  L.  Darwin 1863). …
  • … Emma Darwin had apparently …
  • … sent Edward Darwin a copy of An appeal , a four-page circular concerning the cruelty of …
  • … s manual are the only works by Edward Darwin listed in the NSTC . The reference may be to …
  • … the particular procedures necessary for trapping foxes ([E.  L. Darwin] 1859, pp.  25–6). …
  • … Marcus Huish, of Castle Donnington, Leicestershire, was married to Edward Darwin’s sister, …
  • … Frances Sarah ( Darwin pedigree ). The reference is to Samuel Boteler and …
  • … Hall, Nottinghamshire; Samuel Boteler Bristowe was CD’s and Edward Darwin’s second …
  • … August (see letter from G.  B.  Sowerby Jr to Emma Darwin, 22 July 1863, and Appendix IX). …
  • … See also letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [ …
  • … September 1863] . The two parts of Edward Darwin’s Game preserver’s manual dealt with the …
  • … steel trap stands, as it always must, pre-eminent’ ([E.  L.  Darwin] 1859, p.  22). The …

From Francis Parker   22 April 1867

Summary

Sends £600 bequeathed by Susan Darwin to CD’s younger children.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Parker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1867
Classmark:  DAR 174: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5510

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  • … Parker, Francis Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 174: 19 Francis (Frank) Parker Chester 22 Apr 1867 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Sends £600 bequeathed by Susan Darwin to CD’s younger children. …
  • … 100 Henrietta Emma Darwin …  100  …
  • … Elizabeth Darwin .... . . 100 Cha …
  • … s . Rob t . Darwin (Specific Legacy— a …
  • … portrait of Miss Darwins father —valued at …
  • … £4—) Henrietta Emma Darwin (a Silver Tea Urn—valued at £28 . 2 . 6)— …
  • … Susan Elizabeth Darwin, CD’s sister, died in October 1866 (see Correspondence vol.  14). …
  • … were the executors of her will (Susan Elizabeth Darwin’s will, Probate Registry, York). …
  • … Robert Waring Darwin. …
  • … I am | Yours very sincerely | Francis Parker Charles Darwin Esq re . Down Bromley Kent. …
  • … Extract from the Will of the late Miss Susan Elizabeth Darwin dated 1 st . November  …
  • … 1865— “I give and bequeath to my nephews George Howard Darwin, …
  • … Francis Darwin   …
  • … Leonard Darwin, and …
  • … Horace Darwin and my …
  • … nieces Henrietta Emma Darwin and …
  • … Elizabeth Darwin (the younger sons and daughters …
  • … of my Brother Charles Robert Darwin) One hundred pounds each”— I send you in a separate …
  • … cover the Undermentioned Legacy receipts for signature— Value Geo. Howard Darwin …  100  …
  • … Francis Darwin .... . …
  • … 100 Leonard Darwin .... . …
  • … 100 Horace Darwin . ....  …

To W. E. Darwin   30 [October 1862]

Summary

Thanks WED for observations on Lythrum.

Discusses family affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3789

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  • … to W.  E.  Darwin, [25 October 1862] . …
  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   30 [October 1862] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 107 Charles Robert Darwin Down 30 [Oct …
  • … 1862] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … by the relationship to the letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 28 October 1862 . See letter to …
  • … W.  E.  Darwin, [25 October 1862] and n.  2, and letter …
  • … from W.  E.  Darwin, 28 October 1862 . CD reported this observation in ‘Three forms of …
  • … My dear old fellow | Your affect | C.  Darwin Months hence will do about counting seed; …
  • … and the letters from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [19 November 1862] and [2 December 1862? ], in DAR 219.1: 67–8). William had …
  • … DAR 226.1). See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 21 October [1862] and n.  4, and letter …
  • … and Hampshire Bank, Southampton. Henrietta Emma Darwin. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 27 [ …
  • … s visit to Down House on 31 October, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242): ‘Ch. …
  • … Lubbock, 25 October 1862 , n.  5. Elizabeth Darwin started at a school in Kensington run …
  • … by Miss Buob, on 27 January 1863 (see Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), …
  • … and the letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [29 October 1862], in DAR 219.1: …
  • … 63). The Darwins’ governess, Camilla Ludwig, was on an extended visit to her family in …
  • … in order to separate her from Horace Darwin. The Down surgeon, Stephen Paul Engleheart, …
  • … from which he had been suffering earlier in the year. See the letters from Emma Darwin to …
  • … William Erasmus Darwin, [2 March 1862], [27 May 1862], and [6 November  …
  • … in DAR 219.1: 49, 57, 64; see also Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), and CD’s Classed account …
  • … of Down. On Saturday 1 November 1862, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) that …
  • … having become friendly with Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter (see Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), …

Darwin, Emma (1808–96)

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  • … scientific work - she passed scientific requests from Darwin along to her correspondents. …
  • Darwin saw Emma as an exemplary wife. Relevant Gender Resources: http:// …
  • … scientists-wives Primary Sources: Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-441 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-542 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-761 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-4498f Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-7922 Darwin Correspondence Database, https:// …
  • … Desmond and James Moore and Janet Browne, ‘Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–1882)’, Oxford …
  • … www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/7176, accessed 20 Feb 2013] Emma Darwin (1904) and (1915). …
  • … WSL,26,27 Wedgwood, Josiah II Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Emma Darwin 1808–96 Youngest daughter of Josiah Wedgwood II. …
  • … in 1839. Further Information: Emma Darwin née Wedgwood (1808-1896) was the youngest …
  • … of Josiah Wedgwood II. In January 1839 she married her first cousin, Charles Darwin. …
  • … She and Darwin had 10 children. Emma was religious: she had been baptised in the …
  • … beliefs. Early in her relationship with Darwin, Emma expressed concern about his religious …
  • … salvation. In spite of her concerns over Darwin’s religious beliefs, Emma remained …
  • … husband’s work throughout his life. Indeed, Darwin entrusted Emma with ensuring that his …
  • … even if he died suddenly. Emma often took over Darwin’s correspondence when he was feeling …
  • … unwell. Darwin recognised the critical role Emma played in helping to manage his …

To W. E. Darwin   26 April [1862]

Summary

Thanks WED for eyeglass.

Reports on health of Horace and family matters.

Has finished Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  26 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3520

Matches: 24 hits

  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   26 April [1862] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … when Joseph Dalton Hooker was also visiting Down House (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … DAR 210.6: 96 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Apr [ …
  • … 1862] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … you saw Hooker work on plant. — Farewell, dear old fellow | Yours affect y . | C.  Darwin
  • … proofs of Orchids (see n.  6, below). Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that the ‘Boys …
  • … went to school’ on Monday 28 April 1862. George Howard Darwin and …
  • … Francis Darwin both attended Clapham Grammar School in south-west …
  • … London (see DNB s.v. Darwin, G.  H. , …
  • … and F.  Darwin 1920, p.   …
  • … 63). Leonard Darwin had been tutored privately by George Varenne Reed since summer 1859 ( …
  • … Wedgwood. There is an entry in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) on 25 April 1862 that …
  • … half-yearly payment to Clapham Grammar School. See also letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [3 February 1862] (DAR 219.1: 48). Leonard was sent home from Clapham with …
  • … see CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS), letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [13 December 1862] (DAR 219.1: 69), and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to …
  • … G.  V.  Reed, 12 January 1863). Emma Darwin wrote in her diary (DAR 242) that she ‘Went to …
  • … was a family nickname for George (see, for example, the letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E. Darwin, [26 March 1858] (DAR 219.1: 33), which begins ‘My dear Georgy’, but later …
  • … write to & not Gingo’). CD refers to Horace Darwin who had been ill since the beginning of …
  • … the year. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Camilla Ludwig, …
  • … governess at Down House, accompanied Horace Darwin to the home of his aunt Sarah Elizabeth …

From E. A. Darwin, Charles Darwin, and W. E. Darwin to Thomas Salt 12 April 1864

Summary

Instructions concerning the payment of the principal and interest of the mortgage to Mr Childe.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  12 Apr 1864
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold at Spink’s, July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4460F

Matches: 14 hits

  • … E. Darwin Thomas Salt Esq re | Belmont | Shrewsbury …
  • Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, E. …
  • … A. Darwin, C. R. Salt, Thomas …
  • … From E. A. Darwin, …
  • … Charles Darwin, and W. …
  • … E. Darwin to Thomas Salt 12 April 1864 …
  • … Salt (private collection); sold at Spink’s, July 2018 William Erasmus Darwin Erasmus …
  • … Alvey Darwin Charles …
  • … Robert Darwin 12 Apr 1864 Thomas Salt …
  • … from CD’s father, Robert Waring Darwin (Shropshire Archives, SA D3651/B/47/1/1/1/1/6). …
  • … Robert Waring Darwin’s children had inherited the loans. Charles Langton was married to …
  • … principal to the account of the Re vd Charles Langton at the same Bank. E A Darwin | Ch. …
  • … R. Darwin | W. …

From E. A. Darwin   11 October [1866]

Summary

Disposal of Susan’s effects. Legacies to CD’s children. EAD has taken the letters and papers and asked Henry [Parker] to forward the George Richmond pictures of CD and Emma.

Caroline looks "miserably ill".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B48–51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5238

Matches: 23 hits

  • Darwin, E. …
  • … A. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From E.  A.  Darwin   11 October [1866] …
  • … DAR 105: B48–51 Erasmus Alvey Darwin London, Queen Anne St …
  • … 11 Oct [1866] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … year is established by the reference to Susan Elizabeth Darwin and her estate (see n.   …
  • … 2, below). Susan Darwin had died on 3 October 1866 ( letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [4 October  …
  • … been sent to CD (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 7 October [1866] ). In a codicil to her …
  • … Catherine Langton (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 19 February [1866] and n.  6). The …
  • … George Richmond made portraits of CD in 1839 and 1840, of Emma Darwin in 1840 and 1842, …
  • … and of Erasmus Alvey Darwin in 1850 (Lister 1981, p.  156; see also frontispieces to …
  • … tureen is mentioned in the will (will of Susan Elizabeth Darwin, Probate Registry, York). …
  • … William Erasmus Darwin, CD’s eldest son, inherited the farm at Claythorpe, Lincolnshire. …
  • … property from her father, Robert Waring Darwin, who had purchased another farm, for CD, at …
  • … of Susan’s estate (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, 7 October [1866] and n.   5). ‘ …
  • … D r D’ is probably a reference to Erasmus Darwin, but may refer …
  • … to Robert Waring Darwin. …
  • … CD and Erasmus Alvey Darwin were the executors …
  • … of Robert Waring Darwin’s will (will …
  • … of Robert Waring Darwin, Department of Manuscripts and Records, National Library of Wales, …
  • … Aberystwyth). CD’s son George Howard Darwin was interested in genealogy and collected …
  • … on the family. See letter from E.  A.  Darwin, [before 20 February 1866] and n.  2. …
  • … are to Henrietta Emma and Elizabeth Darwin. Erasmus probably meant to write ‘Henry’ …

From Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin   25 January [1868]

Summary

Expresses her pleasure at seeing George Darwin’s name as Second Wrangler.

Author:  Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 34–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5799

Matches: 15 hits

  • Darwin, C. M. …
  • … C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin   25 January [1868] …
  • … a Clapham in Yorkshire, but Horace and Leonard Darwin were at school in Clapham, London. …
  • … DAR 99: 34–5 Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin Otley 25 Jan [ …
  • … 1868] Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Expresses her pleasure at seeing George Darwin’s name as Second Wrangler. …
  • … us know. With very kind regards, believe me | Y rs .  sincerely | Charlotte M C Darwin
  • … The year is established by the reference to George Howard Darwin’s examination (see n.  3, …
  • … below). Charlotte had eight children ( Darwin pedigree ). …
  • … George Howard Darwin was second in the mathematical honours examination at Cambridge; the …
  • … University calendar 1868). Francis Rhodes Darwin. George attended Clapham Grammar School …
  • … Otley. Jan y . 25 th . Dear M r . Darwin, Judging by my own feelings as a Parent, I feel …
  • … s as second Wrangler at Cambridge— M r . Darwin begs to unite with me in Congratulations …
  • … to yourself & M rs . Darwin, and we so much regret, that you did not tell us of your bo

From W. E. Darwin to Emma and/or Charles Darwin c. 20–5 September 1877

Summary

Description of their English dinner companions at a foreign hotel.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Darwin
Date:  c. 20-25 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11146F

Matches: 8 hits

  • Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, Emma …
  • … DAR 210.5: 18 William Erasmus Darwin c. …
  • … 20-25 Sept 1877 Charles Robert Darwin
  • … Emma Darwin
  • … From W.  E.  Darwin to Emma …
  • … and/or Charles Darwin c .  20–5 September 1877 …

From Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

Summary

CD much obliged for specimen and drawings.

Author:  Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3366

Matches: 17 hits

  • Darwin, …
  • … Emma Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … From Emma and Charles Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin   [20 May 1864] …
  • … DAR 97: A7 Emma Darwin Charles …
  • … Robert Darwin unstated [20 May …
  • … 1864] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … between this letter and the letter from W.  E.  Darwin, [19 May 1864] , and by …
  • … George Howard, Francis, and Leonard Darwin’s arrival at Down on 21 May 1864 (see n.  5, …
  • … lived at Maer until 1847, had recently visited Down (see letter from Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 May 1864] and n.  4). For CD’s speculation on the …
  • … Pulmonaria angustifolia , see letter to W.  E. Darwin, 14 May [1864] and nn.  6 and 7. …
  • … p.  115). See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, [19 May 1864] and n.  8. The photographs arrived …
  • … for example, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] ). See letter from H.  E.  Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [18 May 1864] and n.  4. …
  • … See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, [19 May 1864] and n.  3. CD wrote in Forms of flowers , …

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

Summary

Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

Matches: 19 hits

  • … his name? ) get on in health? Read Bates’ Book; you will like it— good night | C.   Darwin
  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   [10 May 1863] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … E.  Darwin, [17 November 1861] ). Bates 1863. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 111 Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place [10 …
  • … May 1863] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … between this letter and the letter from W.  E. Darwin, 8 May [1863] , and by the address. …
  • … According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah …
  • … on a Sunday. See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8 May [1863] . The plant was subsequently …
  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 17 [October 1861] , and letter from W.   …
  • … angustifolia (see letter from W.  E. Darwin, 4 May [1863] , n.  1). CD was trying to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to W.  E.  Darwin, 14 May [1864] . For CD’s conclusions on …
  • … pp.  105– 10. See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 8 May [1863] and n.  5. As part of his …
  • … plants that were apparently fertile without insect aid. According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … DAR 242), the Darwins returned to Down from Leith Hill Place on Wednesday 13 May 1863. ‘ …
  • … Skimp’ was a family nickname for Horace Darwin (Freeman 1978). Horace had been unwell …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  10). George Howard Darwin. His and CD’s observations of insects …

From Sara Sedgwick Darwin   [3 December 1877]

Summary

Describes her and W. E. Darwin’s honeymoon.

Author:  Sara Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Dec 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11267F

Matches: 6 hits

  • Darwin, …
  • … Sara Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Sara Sedgwick Darwin   [3 December 1877] …
  • … Describes her and W. E. Darwin’s honeymoon. …
  • … DAR 210.5: 23 Sara Darwin [3 Dec …
  • … 1877] Charles Robert Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   10 [December 1856]

Summary

Writes of arrangements for the end of the school-term.

Condition of Emma and the new baby [C. W. Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 [Dec 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2019

Matches: 17 hits

  • … To W.  E. Darwin 10 [December 1856] …
  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 12 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 [Dec …
  • … 1856] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … for the end of the school-term. Condition of Emma and the new baby [C. W. Darwin]. …
  • … in your examination Your affect. | C.  Darwin What a nice letter that was of Georgys. — …
  • … Dated by the reference to the birth of Charles Waring Darwin. …
  • … Emma Darwin noted in her diary that after …
  • … his school-term ended, George Howard Darwin went directly to the home of Hensleigh and …
  • … and a fellow student of William Erasmus Darwin’s at Rugby. Henry Hemmings, a servant of …
  • … Wedgwood, was probably on his way to Barlaston (see letter to G.  H. Darwin and W.   …
  • … E. Darwin, 13 [November 1856]). …
  • … According to Emma Darwin’s …
  • … diary, the Darwin boys stayed with Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood …
  • … until Saturday, 27 December, which was William Darwin’s birthday. …
  • … Emma Darwin recorded in her diary on 26 December, ‘came down to breakfast’. CD recorded …

To W. E. Darwin   [24 July 1862]

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Discusses dimorphic plants, valerian and Erythraea. Would like to look at them; suggests WED draw up a paper on them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [24 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3632

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  • Darwin, C. …
  • … R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 101 Charles Robert Darwin Down [24 July …
  • … 1862] William Erasmus Darwin
  • … of nectar or position of flowers in the two forms? Good Night— I am tired. — | C.  Darwin
  • … E.  Darwin, [after 14 July 1862] . See letter from …
  • … W.  E.  Darwin, 14 July 1862 . See letter from …
  • … W.  E.  Darwin, 14 July 1862 . There is a series of observations and drawings of the parts …
  • … relationship to the letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 14 July 1862 , and to the letter to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [after 14 July 1862] , and by reference …
  • … a postscript, written in pencil, in Emma Darwin’s hand: ‘Enquire a little about quiet sea …
  • … the end of next week’. George Howard Darwin and Francis stayed with William in Southampton …
  • … from 2 August (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [after 5 August 1862] and n.  3). The …
  • … the Thursday prior to the week ending 2 August 1862. Leonard Darwin was recovering from …
  • … scarlet fever (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242); see also letter to Asa Gray, 23[–4] July [ …
  • … 1862] , letters to W.  E.  Darwin, 4 [July 1862], 9 July [1862], and [after 14 July 1862], …
  • … Gray, 14 July [1862] ). See letter from W.  E.  Darwin, 14 July 1862 , and letter to W.   …
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Francis Darwin

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Known to his family as ‘Frank’, Charles Darwin’s seventh child himself became a distinguished scientist. He was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, initially studying mathematics, but then transferring to natural sciences.  Francis completed…

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  • … Known to his family as ‘Frank’, Charles Darwin’s seventh child himself became a distinguished …
  • … into debt and had kept the matter secret for some months. Darwin was very stern in his advice: ‘I …
  • … fellow as I daresay I appear to you’ (letter to Francis Darwin,  18 October [1870] ). …
  • … had been employed as his father's secretary and assistant. Darwin had been concerned about his …
  • … run by Julius von Sachs in Wurzburg.  Francis Darwin was elected to the Royal Society in 1882 …
  • … his father had not been knighted, although in 1877 Charles Darwin was awarded an honorary degree …
  • … The Power of Movement in Plants, 1880). Perhaps Francis Darwin, whom the family regarded as a …

New features for Charles Darwin's 208th birthday

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The website has been updated with an interactive timeline (try it!) and enhanced secondary school resources for ages 11-14. What's more, the full texts of the letters for 1872 are now online for the first time, and a selection of Darwin's…

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  • … are now online for the first time, and a selection of Darwin's correspondence with women …
  • … Henry Huxley , Mary Treat , Charles Lyell , Emma Darwin , Asa Gray ). You can filter …
  • … resources for 11-14 years and find out: What made Darwin angry on the Beagle voyage? Why did he …
  • … and tested in the classroom. Over six hundred of Darwin's letters from 1872 are now …
  • … published Descent of man , and the preparation of Darwin's next book Expression of the …

Darwin and religion in America

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Thomas Dixon, 'America’s Difficulty with Darwin', History Today (2009), reproduced by permission.  Darwin has not been forgotten. But he has, in some respects, been misremembered. That has certainly been true when it comes to the relationship…

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  • … America’s Difficulty with Darwin Thomas Dixon __________ Does anything …
  • … does not seem to be any danger of the world forgetting who Darwin was, or how his theory of …
  • … around with us in our pockets: an iconic image of Darwin, looking like a cross between Socrates and …
  • … resurgence of enthusiasm for the idea of a conflict between Darwin and God. Battle has been joined …
  • … we examine the peculiarly American religious response to Darwin in more detail, let us return …
  • … throughout their marriage. Religious controversy would also, Darwin knew, be inimical to the …
  • … in God. We can, thanks to the labours of a group of Darwin scholars at Cambridge University …
  • … Bromley, Kent, October 1 st , 1859.’ Down House was Darwin’s home, a rural retreat where he …
  • … gentleman naturalist, was not a manifesto for atheism. Darwin had read the book of nature and found …
  • … Origin of Species , we find the same message restated. Darwin wrote that ‘it accords better with …
  • … ennobled.’ In the famous final sentence of the book, Darwin concluded: ‘There is grandeur in this …
  • … being, evolved.’ From the second edition of 1860 onwards, Darwin altered the phrase ‘breathed into a …
  • … implications of the Darwinian view of nature, including Darwin himself, who, in private, was …
  • … (one of thousands that can now be read online thanks to the Darwin Correspondence Project), he wrote …
  • … correct description of my state of mind.’ Whatever Darwin’s own doubts, by 1882 most …
  • … religious worries about evolution, and a famous spat between Darwin’s friend Thomas Huxley and the …
  • … Frederick Farrar assured the assembled dignitaries that Darwin’s theory posed no threat to belief in …
  • … Bible describing the wisdom of Solomon, which he applied to Darwin: ‘He spake of trees, from the …
  • … find that about half of the population deny the truth of Darwin’s theory and believe, instead, that …

Darwin soundbites

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From atheistical cats to old fogies in Cambridge, we've collected some of Darwin's pithier remarks - some funny, some serious - but all quotes from letters you can read in full here. We particularly like this one: Will you be so kind as…

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  • … cats to old fogies in Cambridge, we've collected some of Darwin's pithier remarks - some …
  • … legible. Where's it from? Not seen Darwin’s handwriting? – try reading …
  • … life is one of ceasless trouble & anxiety. (Darwin misspelled 'ceaseless', …
  • … on my armour.— Where's it from? Darwin on Life (and being a modified ape) …

Power of movement in plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Family experiments Darwin was an active and engaged father during his children's youth, involving them in his experiments and even occasionally using them as observational subjects. When his children…

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  • … | Experiment Family experiments Darwin was an active and engaged father during …
  • … Man (1872). This teaching module focuses on work done by Darwin with his son Francis on …
  • … and his role as an attentive and affectionate father. Darwin's letters to Francis mix advice on …
  • … notice that although they come from the last decade of Darwin’s life, he is still interested in his …
  • … move In The Power of movement in plants Darwin continued his experiments with and …
  • … in behavioral responses. In the conclusion of the book Darwin argues that gradual modifications in …
  • … SOURCES Books Darwin, C.R. The power of movement in plants. 1880. London: …
  • … of movement in plants Letter 7346 - Darwin to Francis Darwin, 18 October 1870 …
  • … also sends along the money to help Francis clear his debt. Darwin cautions Francis that he knows of …
  • … compromising their character. Letter 10517 - Darwin to Francis Darwin, 29 May 1876 …
  • … experimental technique. Letter 11586 - Darwin to Francis Darwin, 2 July 1878 …
  • … be worth making. Letter 11628 - Francis Darwin to Darwin, 24 July 1878 …
  • … floppy to work”. Letter 12152 - Francis Darwin to Darwin, 12 July 1879 …
  • … in plants. By the time this letter was written, he and Darwin were well into the publishing stage …
  • … it is important to study these later, specialised books by Darwin? What do you think these books can …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect …
  • … ease of distribution sometime in late 1867 or early 1868. Darwin went over his questions, refining …
  • … was the collection of observations on a global scale. Darwin was especially interested in peoples …
  • … cultural and conventional, or instinctive and universal. Darwin used his existing correspondence …
  • … and with the mouth a little drawn back at the corners?” Darwin’s questionnaire was an extension of …
  • … was also carefully devised so as to prevent the feelings of Darwin’s remote observers from colouring …
  • … and not the susceptibilities of a moral nature.” Darwin did not typically countenance such …
  • … the collection of information to its display in print. After Darwin received all of the replies to …
  • … except “yes” or “no.” “The same state of mind” Darwin would later assert in Expression of the …
  • … uniformity.” Table of Correspondence about Darwin’s Questionnaire (click on the letter …
  • … could available online ahead of schedule as part of the “Darwin and Human Nature” project, funded by …
  • … Southampton, England letter to W.E. Darwin shrugging/pouting of …
  • … blushing Darwin, Francis 20 June 1867 …
  • … Bartlett and S. Sutton Darwin, Francis …
  • … pouting Darwin, W.E. [after 29 March 1868] …
  • … blushing in blind students Darwin, W.E. [7 …
  • … blushing Darwin, W.E. [22? April 1868] …
  • … Place, London, England letter to Emma Darwin baby expression …
  • … Conway, Wales letter to Emma Darwin infant daughter …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the …
  • … is available below . As with much of his other work, Darwin gathered additional information on the …
  • … lunatics, the blind, and animals. And as early as 1839 Darwin had begun to collect information on …
  • … the expression of emotions. As the following transcript of Darwin’s notes reveals, he closely …
  • … William Erasmus, the stages of his development suggesting to Darwin those expressions which are …
  • … The tone of the manuscript reflects an aspect of Darwin’s character clearly perceived by Emma during …
  • … “What does that prove”.’[6] For in these notes, Darwin’s deep scientific curiosity transcends his …
  • … that on occasion he refers to William as ‘it’. Darwin possessed the ability to dissociate …
  • … memories.[8] Yet, though the dissociation was essential for Darwin’s scientific goal, the notes here …
  • … the record breaks off until January 1852, by which time the Darwin family had increased by five: …
  • … the onset of frowning, smiling, etc., as was the focus of Darwin’s attention on William and Anne, …
  • … of logical thought and language. On 20 May 1854, Darwin again took over the notebook and, …
  • … all the notes until July 1856, when the observations ceased. Darwin’s later entries, like Emma’s, …
  • … Transcription: 1 [9] W. Erasmus. Darwin born. Dec. 27 th . 1839.—[10] During first week. …
  • … written in pencil by CD and subsequently overwritten by Emma Darwin. The transcription throughout …
  • … [15] ‘Annie . . . fortnight’ was written by Emma Darwin on the verso of page 3 and opposite the …
  • … The name and address of a Mrs Locke are noted in Emma Darwin’s 1843 diary. [16] The following …
  • … following text to ‘Feb 27. 1840’ on page 6 is in Emma Darwin’s hand. [19] ‘After . . . weeks …
  • … of the section. [20] CD’s sister, Emily Catherine Darwin, who stayed with CD and Emma Darwin
  • … [22] The text on this page is not in the hand of CD or Emma Darwin. It was probably dictated by CD …
  • … [25] The details on this page were written by Emma Darwin. [26] This note (in pencil) by Emma …

Darwin & coral reefs

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No statement of the theory that could be described as ‘thought out’ has been found in the extensive notes on geological observations that survive from the time Darwin spent on the west coast of South America. There are, however, several references in the…

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  • … been adapted for the web with slight modifications from ‘Darwin’s early notes on coral reefs,’ by …
  • … an appendix to volume 1 of the  Correspondence of Charles Darwin . No other work of …
  • … notes on geological observations that survive from the time Darwin spent on the west coast of South …
  • … which, though fragmentary and indirect, give evidence that Darwin had the main points of the theory …
  • … A letter from Robert Edward Alison, who had assisted Darwin in his observations on the elevation of …
  • … before leaving for the Galapagos early in September, Darwin jotted down some notes about coral …
  • … medium is ink, which indicates that the notes were made when Darwin was in residence ashore or on …
  • … which is concerned with subjects of primary interest to Darwin during his time in Chile: crustal …
  • … these notes on global crustal changes strongly suggests that Darwin’s theory of coral reef formation …
  • … at the time: the elevation of the South American continent. Darwin had by that time become a …
  • … of the elevation of South America. Paradoxically, Darwin’s adoption of the principle of …
  • … far too deep for reef-building corals to grow. Darwin was certainly familiar with Lyell’s …
  • … 32 coral islands, and the Frenchmen Quoy and Gaimard.  As Darwin wrote to his sister Catherine, …
  • … rapidly growing in Low islands’. From his reading Darwin must also have been aware that his …
  • … Stoddart 1962,  DAR 41: 22a.] The impact of Darwin’s first sighting of a coral island …
  • … to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands of the Indian Ocean. What Darwin saw there strengthened his …
  • … a monstrous hypothesis.’ While at Cocos (Keeling) Darwin wrote an entry in his diary that …
  • …   Shortly after returning to England, Darwin told Lyell of his theory. Lyell was immediately …
  • … (Wilson 1972, p. 449). At Lyell’s urging, Darwin read a paper on his coral theory before the …
  • … of feet.   Selected letters: Darwin tells his sister Susan that has told …
  • … 1831] . The first evidence of ideas that led to Darwin’s theory of coral reef formation: A …
  • … be a ‘monstrous hypothesis’:  29 April 1836 . Darwin exclaims that it ‘rejoices the inward …
  • … .   Suggestions for further reading on Darwin and coral reefs: Armstrong, …
  • … Stoddart, David R. 1994. This coral episode: Darwin, Dana and the coral reefs in the Pacific. In Roy …

Earthworms

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As with many of Darwin’s research topics, his interest in worms spanned nearly his entire working life. Some of his earliest correspondence about earthworms was written and received in the 1830s, shortly after his return from his Beagle voyage, and his…

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  • … Earthworms and Wedgwood cousins As with many of Darwin's research topics, his …
  • … months before he died in March 1882. In the same way that Darwin cast a wide net when seeking …
  • … his nieces, Lucy and Sophy Wedgwood, the daughters of Emma Darwin's brother Josiah. Darwin
  • … Scientific evidence for the history of life Darwin chose to study earthworms in order to …
  • … selection. His book Fertilisation of Orchids (1862) was Darwin's "flank movement …
  • … was a study of incredible empirical detail that demonstrates Darwin's creative experimental …
  • … (be it geology or evolutionary theory) was a subject that Darwin had contemplated from his earliest …
  • … SOURCES Papers Darwin, C.R. 1840. On the formation of mould. Transactions of the …
  • … 385 - Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood & Josiah Wedgwood to Darwin, 10 November [1837] …
  • … were fertilised. Letter 8137 - William Darwin to Charles Darwin, 1 January 1872 …
  • … of stone at Stonehenge. In his reply of two days later, Darwin wrote, “Your letter & facts are …
  • … 8144 , 8169 , and 8171 - Between Charles Darwin and Lucy Wedgwood, January 1872 …
  • … for her observations. Letter 12745 - Darwin to Sophy Wedgwood, 8 October 1880 …
  • … Letter 13406 - Mary Catherine Stanley (Lady Derby) to Darwin, 16 October 1881 Among …
  • … and its significance. Letter 13632 - Darwin to John Murray, 21 January 1882 In …
  • … magazine, Stephen Jay Gould argues for the importance of Darwin's last book and its centrality …

John Murray

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Darwin's most famous book On the origin of species by means of natural selection (Origin) was published on 22 November 1859. The publisher was John Murray, who specialised in non-fiction, particularly politics, travel and science, and had published…

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  • Darwin's most famous book  On the origin of species by means of natural …
  • … Scotland : it contains more than two hundred letters from Darwin, from his first negotiations in …
  • … date from 1859, the year of the publication of  Origin . Darwin’s son Francis described how his …
  • … more interesting correspondence ( LL  1, p. v). Darwin returned from his voyage around the …
  • …  This had been published in London by Henry Colburn, but Darwin felt that the arrangements had been …
  • … ). Lyell’s talk with Murray must have been successful, for Darwin sold his copyright in the  …
  • … a single volume. Returning to Murray the final proof sheets Darwin wrote, ‘I am much obliged for the …
  • … ). Thus began the business relationship between Charles Darwin and John Murray. Darwin’s next …
  • … Murray’s printers, and in the first copies some pages in Darwin’s chapter were transposed ( Letter …
  • … some present’ (12 June [1849] Letter 1245 ). Darwin’s next publications, his barnacle …
  • … would not have interested a commercial publisher. In 1854 Darwin had begun writing up his species …
  • … species was driven by natural selection. In order to ensure Darwin’s priority, his friends Charles …
  • … ), who, without even reading the manuscript, offered Darwin two-thirds of the profit ( Letter 2443 …
  • … the trade at 9 s .6 d . a copy ( Letter 2513a ). When Darwin first saw the finished volume, …
  • … called for ( Letter 2549 ). In the end Murray paid Darwin £180 for the first edition of  Origin …
  • … of a world that is slowly and continuously changing. Darwin now began work on  The variation …
  • … and on the good effects of intercrossing (Orchids) , which Darwin had prepared for the Linnean …
  • … ). The appearance of  Variation  was further delayed by Darwin’s ill-health and the preparation of …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Charles Darwin’s daughter Henrietta wrote the following journal entries in March and July 1871 in a small lockable, leather-bound notebook now in the Darwin Archive of Cambridge University Library (DAR 247). They are published in volume 19 of The…

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  • … Charles Darwin’s daughter Henrietta wrote the following journal entries in March and …
  • … 1871 in a small lockable, leather-bound notebook now in the Darwin Archive of Cambridge University …
  • … excised within it, presumably by Henrietta herself. Darwin’s letters in 1870 and 1871 ( …
  • … scepticism; many of her arguments are reminiscent of Darwin’s own discussion of religious belief in …
  • … of the theory of natural selection. Snow occasionally sent Darwin information relating to his …
  • … emotion (see letters from F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. and C. R. Darwin, [1867–72],  letter   nos. 7058 …
  • … one of  Descent  (see letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to F. J. Wedgwood, [March 1871?], and …
  • … period of their courtship. We are grateful to William Darwin for permission to publish the …

Casting about: Darwin on worms

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Earthworms featured in the news announcement in May 2014 that a citizen science project had been launched to map the distribution of earthworms across Britain (BBC Today programme, 26 May 2014). The general understanding of the role earthworms play in…

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  • … for plants to flourish can be traced back to the last book Darwin wrote, snappily-titled The …
  • … on their habits, which was published in 1881. Despite Darwin’s fears that a book on earthworms might …
  • … out in his Natural History of Selborne of 1789 (a book Darwin claimed had ‘much influence on my …
  • … a new field in natural history, and almost a century later Darwin argued that all fields had passed …
  • … variety of strange things he persuaded people to do. Darwin concluded that worms had no sense …
  • … a metal whistle and to being shouted at, but also to Francis Darwin playing the bassoon, and to Emma …
  • … realising that this negative evidence was also valuable to Darwin. Thomas Henry Farrer , …
  • … existence of worms at that altitude. By the 1870s, Darwin was also drawing on the work of …
  • … him. Soon worm excrement was trusted to postal services, and Darwin acquired casts from India and …
  • … observations he had gathered to write a book on the subject. Darwin brought to the topic the …
  • … bigger souls than anyone wd suppose’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 31 January [1881] (CUL DAR 210.6: …

Darwin & Geology

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The lessons Darwin learned from Adam Sedgwick at Cambridge, and in the field in North Wales, stood him in good stead during the Beagle voyage. While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two-thirds of his time ashore,…

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  • … The lessons Darwin learned from Adam Sedgwick at Cambridge, and in the field in North …
  • … While he was attached to the Beagle from 1831 to 1835, Darwin actually spent about two-thirds of …
  • … heights of the Andes, and the coral reefs of the Pacific, Darwin’s notes on geology accumulated …
  • … and was the most substantial scientific obligation Darwin was ever to accept. In the same year he …
  • … to explain the remarkable ‘parallel roads’ of Glen Roy. Darwin’s work at Glen Roy shows that he …
  • … British Isles. This was the beginning of the end of Darwin’s career as a field geologist. In …
  • … of the Beagle voyage, but as his health worsened, Darwin no longer had the constitution or the …
  • … to modify the landscape. Earthworms was the last book Darwin published before his death in 1882. …
  • … exhaustive bibliography.) Rhodes, Frank H.T. 1991. Darwin’s search for a theory of the earth: …
  • … Science 24: 193–229. Rudwick, Martin J.S. 1974. Darwin and Glen Roy:  a ‘Great Failure’ in …
  • … Secord, James A. 1991. The discovery of a vocation:  Darwin’s early geology. British Journal for …

Darwin and vivisection

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

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  • Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke …
  • … on live animals in Britain. In December 1874, Darwin was asked to sign a memorial by the …
  • … draft legislation that would protect animals from suffering. Darwin was sympathetic to the cause, …
  • … (letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 January [1875] ). Darwin also worried that any bill passed by a …
  • … to T. H. Huxley, 14 January 1875 ). In the event, Darwin became closely involved with the …
  • … for assistance in preparing a bill for Parliament. Darwin almost never involved himself in …
  • … recent research on insectivorous plants. Indeed, some of Darwin’s plant experiments, such as …
  • … and because it failed to mention anaesthetics. Darwin’s indebtedness and allegiance to …
  • … to put an end to any suffering before his eyes’. Darwin was clearly disturbed by the prospect …
  • … to E. R. Lankester, 22 March [1871] ). In the same year, Darwin had published Descent of man , …
  • … some animals possessed social sympathies akin to conscience. Darwin even described an animal …
  • … 1: 40).  Vivisection was a sensitive subject within Darwin’s family. In his letter of 14 …
  • … of a network of reformers and philanthropists that included Darwin’s brother, Erasmus, and his …
  • … of course) or I might get one or two’ (letter from Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe, 14 January [1875] …
  • … night, prepares and sets instruments of torture’ ( Emma Darwin (1904) 2: 201). Darwin’s …
  • … (letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 12 February 1875 ). Darwin was in London from 31 March to 12 …
  • … to Burdon Sanderson, who drafted a memorial, sending it to Darwin on 7 April (letter from J. S. …
  • … was prepared with the legal assistance of Lushington and Darwin’s son-in-law Richard Buckley …
  • … sought from some ‘half dozen eminent scientific men’. Darwin sent a copy to Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … bill was submitted by Playfair on 12 May.   The Darwin Archive (DAR)  in Cambridge …
  • … between different parties, some of which are evident in Darwin’s correspondence in April and May …
  • … frogs to demonstrate fundamental physiological processes. Darwin wrote to Playfair about the changes …
  • … ). In his testimony before the Royal Commission (see below), Darwin described the bill as having …
  • … testimony was presented in full in the final report. Darwin was asked to appear before the …
  • … of the medical profession mounted a more organised defence. Darwin followed the debate with interest …

About Darwin

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To many of us, Darwin’s name is synonymous with his theory of evolution by natural selection.  But even before the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was publicly known through his popular book about the voyage of the Beagle, and he was…

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  • … To many of us, Darwin’s name is synonymous with his theory of evolution by natural …
  • … of his career,  Origin  was the point of departure for Darwin’s important works on variation, …
  • … of religion. Born on 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was the son of two noteworthy families. …
  • … renowned physician, poet, and natural philosopher Erasmus Darwin.  Charles grew up in Shrewsbury …
  • … an older brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, and a younger sister, Catherine.  Their mother died in 1817, …
  • … cousin Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and they had ten children.  Darwin spent most of his life working from …
  • … by serving as research subjects themselves).  The depth of Darwin’s affection for his children is …
  • … the Cambridge professor of botany, John Stevens Henslow, Darwin was offered the chance to travel …
  • … to this five-year journey, which began when he was just 22, Darwin wrote, 'The voyage of the …
  • … my whole career.'  While circumnavigating the globe, Darwin remained in constant contact with …
  • … life at sea.  By the time he returned to England in 1836, Darwin had unearthed enormous mammalian …
  • … and plants that fuelled much of his later work. Darwin’s achievements during the voyage …
  • … heroes, the geologist Charles Lyell.  The six years Darwin lived in London were among the most …
  • … urged him to publish his views on evolution in 1858, when Darwin learned by letter that Alfred …
  • … specimens in the Malay Archipelago.  At home in Downe, Darwin spent the last two decades of his life …
  • … of the most renowned names in Victorian Britain.  Darwin died in April 1882; he was buried in …

Darwin’s earthquakes

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Darwin experienced his first earthquake in 1834, but it was a few months later that he was really confronted with their power. Travelling north along the coast of Chile, Darwin and Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, were confronted with a series of…

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  • … in only one little earthquake having happened Darwin to his sister Catherine, 8 November …
  • … with their power. Travelling north along the coast of Chile, Darwin and Robert FitzRoy, captain of …
  • … section of the west coast was shaken by an earthquake.  Darwin was in Valdivia where the damage was …
  • … wreaked in the towns and villages that made an impression; Darwin and FitzRoy also noticed the small …
  • … of the land at Concepción had risen in altitude.   Darwin, pondering a possible connection between …
  • … to conceive a grand geological theory. Travelling inland, Darwin concluded that all these separate …
  • … shock waves from a single subterranean event. Darwin had explored the Cordilleras from the …
  • … violent natural events, fossilised trees and other evidence, Darwin was attempting to visualise the …
  • … and these are amongst the most visually striking objects of Darwin’s surviving papers from the …
  • … South America and crossing back half way round the world, Darwin started to apply this theory on a …

Charles Darwin: the Beagle letters

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Charles Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle is at once a gripping adventure story and a turning point in the making of the modern world. Read in sequence, the letters are a first-hand account of a voyage of discovery that is as much personal as intellectual.  It…

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  • … Charles Darwin’s voyage on the  Beagle  is at once a gripping adventure story and …
  • … would lead to his conviction that species had evolved.  Darwin’s father initially forbade him  to go …
  • … fail to settle into a career, but he relented and we see Darwin prepare for his travels, land on his …
  • … landing on the Galapagos Islands and collecting specimens.  Darwin’s letters are counterpoised by …
  • … of Jane Austen and George Eliot.  The story ends with Darwin’s return to England, the delighted …
  • … texts of all the letters that the young naturalist Charles Darwin wrote and received while sailing …
  • … with a substantial introduction by the leading Darwin biographer, Janet Browne, and with a series of …
  • … published in volume 1 of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , Burkhardt  et al.  eds. CUP …

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the …
  • … topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s cumulative …
  • … given to reprints available in John van Wyhe ed.,  Charles Darwin’s shorter publications, 1829-1883 …
  • … numbers refer to R. B. Freeman’s standard bibliography of Darwin’s works. —Extracts from …
  • … FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836 . By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842. …
  • … —Remarks on the preceding paper, in a letter from Charles Darwin, Esq., to Mr. Maclaren. Edinburgh …
  • … FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836.  By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1844. …
  • … FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836.  By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846. …
  • … The structure and distribution of coral reefs . By Charles Darwin. Revised edition. London: Smith, …
  • … of worms, with observations on their habits . By Charles Darwin. London. 1881.  [F1357.] …
  • … Geikie, pp. 141-2. Also,  Life and letters of Charles Darwin , edited by Francis Darwin, 3: 213-15 …
  • … exhaustive bibliography.) Rhodes, Frank H. T. 1991. Darwin’s search for a theory of the earth …
  • … Science  24: 193–229. Rudwick, Martin J. S. 1974. Darwin and Glen Roy: a ‘Great Failure’ in …
  • … Secord, James A. 1991. The discovery of a vocation: Darwin’s early geology.  British Journal for …

Bartholomew James Sulivan

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On Christmas Day 1866, Bartholomew Sulivan sat down to write a typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill-health, glorying in the achievements of their children, offering to collect plant specimens, and…

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  • … typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill …
  • … of a navy family, was lieutenant on the Beagle during Darwin’s time on board.  Sociable and …
  • … and gossip, and and was one of the few people whose visits Darwin encouraged.  In 1862 he organised …
  • … settled in Bournemouth where they were near neighbours of Darwin’s cousins, the Langtons, and  they …
  • … on Henrietta when she was there, and to visit William Darwin in Southampton . From the …
  • … natural history. Following the Beagle voyage, he sent Darwin geological observations from …
  • … expedition to the coast of Patagonia, a proposal Darwin supported , and in 1870 he sent Darwin
  • … the South American Mission Society), passing on copies of Darwin’s ‘expression’ questionnaire to …

Darwin on human evolution

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'I hear that Ladies think it delightful reading, but that it does not do to talk about it, which no doubt promotes the sale.' For the first time online you can now read the full texts of nearly 800 letters Darwin wrote and received during 1871,…

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  • … "you treat man in such a bare-faced manner." Darwin wrote and received more …
  • … and 5000 more copies were published during the year. Darwin's friend Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … promotes the sale.'    Read a detailed account of Darwin's life and work for this …
  • … species , appeared at almost the same time as Descent . Darwin found his criticisms deeply …
  • … makes me the most arrogant, odious beast that ever lived.' Darwin financed the re-publication …
  • … pouting &c. &c Once Descent was published, Darwin continued his work on …
  • … cast up by earth worms over a square yard. Darwin didn't confine himself to the …
  • … 10px;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]] In 1871, Darwin's …
  • … in a brief diary that she kept for part of the year.  Darwin clearly found the prospect of her …
  • … not to mention still more important aids in the reasoning', Darwin wrote to her after the …
  • … mathematics and science. In his letter of congratulations, Darwin became philosophical: I …
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