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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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  • … 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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Suggested reading

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There is an extensive secondary literature on Darwin's life and work. Here are some suggested titles that focus Darwin’s correspondence, as well as scientific correspondence and letter-writing more generally. Collections of Darwin’s letters …

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  • … There is an extensive secondary literature on Darwin's life and work. Here are some suggested …
  • … al ., eds. 2008. Evolution: selected letters of Charles Darwin 1860–1870 . Cambridge: Cambridge …
  • … on scientific correspondence and letter-writing On Darwin’s correspondence: …
  • … Reception and Appropriation, in The reception of Charles Darwin in Europe , edited by Thomas …

Publications

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‘. . . a work of magisterial scholarship, meticulous in every respect.’ Quarterly Review of Biology The Darwin Correspondence Project is locating and researching all known letters to and from Charles Darwin, and is publishing complete texts together…

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  • … respect.’  Quarterly Review of Biology The Darwin Correspondence Project is locating and …
  • … Project published a first comprehensive descriptive guide to Darwin’s letters,  A Calendar of the …
  • … in paperback as a special Anniversary set published for Darwin’s bicentenary in 2009.    Letters …
  • … to all the published volumes can be read here in the Darwin's Life in Letters section …
  • … into a fascinating and detailed account of every aspect of Darwin's working and family life. …

Darwin The Collector

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Look at nature more closely and create and record your own natural collections.

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  • … Activities provide an introduction to Charles Darwin, how and why he collected so many specimens …

Evolutionary views of human nature

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From April 2010 until 31 March 2013, the Darwin Correspondendence Project ran an major international research project 'Exploring Evolutionary Views of Human Nature through Darwin’s Correspondence'.   Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research…

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  • … From April 2010 until 31 March 2013, the Darwin Correspondendence Project ran an major international …
  • … explored the wide-ranging and controversial work of Darwin and his contemporaries in developing an …
  • … These were the crucial years that saw the publication of Darwin's long anticipated books, …
  • … Three volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (vols. 18-20), covering the years 1870 to …
  • … the globe. Letters were also a vital medium of debate, as Darwin discussed the implications of his …
  • … was the creation of web resources to make the volumes of Darwin's Correspondence more …
  • … of ethics, progress, language, and emotion. Other aspects of Darwin's research on human nature …
  • … the Project hosted a major international conference on Darwin and Human Nature, inviting scholars in …
  • … have been mounted for each of these events on the Darwin Project website. …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … Walk in Darwin’s footsteps:    Click this link to download a field guide to …
  • … of London) to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin.  The guide has been revised to …
  • … each corresponding to the level of one of the roads. Darwin’s interest in the parallel roads …
  • … that the terraces remained essentially level indicated to Darwin that tectonic movements could be …
  • … had famously suggested to Charles Lyell). In 1839 Darwin read a paper on the parallel roads …
  • … stage in Scotland’s emergence from the sea. While Darwin was thus able to avoid conjecturing …
  • … the exception rather than the rule.  For instance, Darwin pointed to a number of locations, ranging …
  • … of a particular geological composition. Scarcely had Darwin’s Glen Roy paper appeared in …
  • … roads that had not been considered by Lauder, MacCulloch, or Darwin.  Agassiz was convinced that the …
  • … to reappraise much more than the terraces at Glen Roy.  Darwin was resistant to the glacial …
  • … field trip, a return visit to North Wales in 1842, Darwin wrote that the signs of glacial action in …
  • … by a glacier.’  Yet in letters written as late as 1861, Darwin continued to defend, albeit …
  • … of the parallel roads (see sidebar to the right).  Darwin was later to write, notoriously, in his …
  • … great failure: ‘and I am ashamed of it.’ Although Darwin eventually abandoned his original …
  • …  voyage.   Links to full text of all Darwin letters mentioned in Martin Rudwick’s …
  • … Charles Lyell, [5 and 7 October 1842] To William Darwin Fox, [4 September 1843] …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … novels, under her pen name, achieved great acclaim. Darwin and his family were keen readers …
  • … Allen, [26 March 1873], DAR 219.11: 14). A few days later Darwin asked if his daughter and son-in …
  • … to lunch but there is no evidence that this happened (Emma Darwin to Horace Darwin, [14 October 1873 …
  • … started ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). Darwin took Emma to a Sunday afternoon at …

Floral Dimorphism

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a series of smaller studies on botanical subjects. Titled The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species, it consisted primarily of…

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  • … | Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a …
  • … with the Linnaean Society. In his autobiography Darwin commented on the joy this work gave him: …
  • … by only a few persons." These botanical studies also gave Darwin an opportunity to collaborate …
  • … The materials in this teaching module highlight Darwin’s relationships with two of his closest …
  • … by Jim Endersby that reflects on the role of sympathy in Darwin's work and in his friendship …
  • … years previous to the publication of that work, highlighting Darwin’s ability to carry out themes …
  • … SOURCES Book Darwin, C. R. 1877. The different forms of flowers on plants of the …
  • … Packet: Floral Dimorphism Letter 3468 - Darwin to JD Hooker, 7 March 1862 …
  • … Orchid book. Letter 3515 - Daniel Oliver to Darwin, 23 April 1862 Daniel …
  • … Oxalis. Letter 3757 - Joseph Dalton Hooker to Darwin, 12 October 1862 J. D. …
  • … on the difference between his scientific abilities and Darwin’s and notes what he perceives to be …
  • … on the subject of species in Lyell’s latest book. Darwin also comments that his ill health has …
  • … Endersby, Jim. "Sympathetic Science: Charles Darwin, Joseph Booker, and the Passions of …
  • … DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. What tone does Darwin use in his letters to Asa Gray? Is it similar …
  • … do you think these relationships were an important part of Darwin's science? 2. Why do …
  • … week’s experiment, the class read chapter 1 of Charles Darwin’s 1877 T he Different Forms …

Darwin in letters, 1821-1836: Childhood to the Beagle voyage

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Darwin's first known letters were written when he was twelve. They continue through school-days at Shrewsbury, two years as a medical student at Edinburgh University, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and the of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.…

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  • Darwin's first known letters were written when he was twelve. They continue …
  • … in Correspondence vol. 13, Supplement), no letters by Darwin are known before October 1825, but …
  • … home in Shrewsbury, and of the role his family played in Darwin’s early life; those from Sarah and …
  • … of the 1820s and 1830s. The letters from William Darwin Fox, Frederick William Hope, and …
  • … organisations and publications. The letters written to Darwin during the voyage of H.M.S.  Beagle …
  • … Science. Early years In the earliest letters Darwin was already keenly interested in …
  • … Cambridge University Library, indicate that Robert Waring Darwin gave his own copy to his son in …
  • … When himself a medical student at Edinburgh University, Darwin devoted much of his time to natural …
  • … beetles. Fox also introduced him to John Stevens Henslow and Darwin was a regular presence at the …
  • … the professor of botany. And it was Henslow who, encouraging Darwin to broaden his scientific …
  • … willing responses of those asked for help here, as later in Darwin’s life, are indicative of the …
  • … arose because of Henslow’s recognition of the abilities Darwin had displayed during his years at …
  • … reasonably answered. During the voyage of H.M.S.  Beagle Darwin’s letters convey the excitement …
  • … life of scientific enquiry. Coupled with this commitment was Darwin’s growing recognition of his …
  • … in 1839. London scientific society When Darwin returned to England in October 1836 it …
  • … following years that testify to the wealth and quality of Darwin’s collections and observations. But …
  • … passed by systematists on some of his specimens that Darwin became a committed transmutationist a …
  • … on organising his notes on the birds he had collected. Then, Darwin wrote of the Galápagos mocking …
  • … the stability of species awaited further consideration. As Darwin was able properly to consider the …
  • … conviction that species were mutable. By the spring of 1837 Darwin was a transmutationist and had …

Moral Nature

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In Descent of Man, Darwin argued that human morality had evolved from the social instincts of animals, especially the bonds of sympathy and love. Darwin gathered observations over many decades on animal behavior: the heroic sacrifices of social insects,…

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  • … | Selected Readings In Descent of Man , Darwin argued that human morality had evolved …
  • … (Barrett et al. eds. 1987, p. 619) Darwin gathered observations over many decades on …
  • … Though rooted in instinctive sympathy, moral behavior for Darwin was not purely automatic or …
  • … the social instincts that humans shared with animals. Darwin's moral theory was the most …
  • … obligation, compassion, guilt, and the pangs of conscience. Darwin's theory was condemned by …
  • … female members of their hive in order to protect the queen. Darwin engaged with his critics in …
  • … Letters Letter 7048 : Darwin, W. E., to Darwin, C. R., [April? 1871] In …
  • … of ideas, rather than as evolving from animal instinct. Darwin got clarification on this point from …
  • … the whole subject" Letter 7645 : Morley, John to Darwin, 30 March 1871 …
  • … Descent of Man in the Pall Mall Gazette (Morley 1871). Darwin admired the review, and …
  • … from generation to generation." Letter 7685 : Darwin to Morley, John, 14 April …
  • … animal." Letter 7691 , Morley, John, to Darwin, 17 April 1871 "I don …
  • … at a time when Paris is aflame". Letter 7145 : Darwin to Cobbe, F. P. 23 March …
  • … that he read Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of ethics . Darwin thanked her for the book, which …
  • … sense of mankind." Letter 7149 : Cobbe, F. P. to Darwin, 28 March [1870?] …
  • … Letter 7470 : Wedgwood, Hensleigh to Darwin, [before 3 March 1871] Darwin exchanged long …
  • … reverence or respect is shame." Letter 7537 : Darwin, C. R. to Wenslow, Hensleigh, …
  • … himself & regret his conduct." Letter 9377 : Darwin, C. R. to Abbott, F. E. A., …
  • … philosopher and free-thinker, Francis Ellingwood Abbott, Darwin suggests that even moral creatures …
  • … as before?" Letter 12610 : Preston, S. T. to Darwin, 20 May 1880 In …
  • … is Self or Self-Interest." Letter 12615 : Darwin, C. R. to Preston, S. T., 22 …
  • … Selected Readings Primary Darwin, Notebooks, OUN (30 [pp. 390--91], 42-9 [pp. …

The Darwin and Gender Project

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The ‘Darwin and Gender’ research and education project, funded by a grant from the Parasol Foundation, ran from 2009 until 2013. Conducted in parallel with a major international research initiative in the history of evolutionary views of human nature, it…

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  • … The ‘Darwin and Gender’ research and education project, funded by a grant from …
  • … of human nature, it explored issues of gender in relation to Darwin’s life and work, and created …
  • … and the construction of science as ‘labour’ in Darwin’s correspondence, the part played by Darwinian …
  • … series of cross-curricula and subject specific packs using Darwin’s letters aimed at 11 to 16 year …
  • … asked to produce projects to highlight the value of the ‘Darwin and Gender’ research initiative and …
  • … research associate, Dr Philippa Hardman, and other Darwin correspondence Project staff presented …
  • …  organised events and exhibitions, and maintained a ‘Darwin and Gender’ blog, and a Twitter feed. …
  • … and an exhibition and virtual  exhibition  on ‘Darwin Behind the Scenes’ . Thanks to all …
  • … and Sally Stafford (Education Officer) and all the Darwin Correspondence Project staff in Cambridge; …

Charles Darwin’s letters: a selection 1825-1859

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The letters in this volume span the years from 1825, when Darwin was a student at the University of Edinburgh, to the end of 1859, when the Origin of Species was published. The early letters portray Darwin as a lively sixteen-year-old medical student. Two…

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  • … The letters in this volume span the years from 1825, when Darwin was a student at the University of …
  • … Origin of Species was published. The early letters portray Darwin as a lively sixteen-year-old …
  • … history, for which no degree was then offered. Soon after Darwin took his BA degree, Henslow …
  • … to South America and the Pacific. The letters that Darwin sent to his family and to Henslow …
  • … the time the  Beagle  arrived back in England in 1836, Darwin was already a well-known naturalist …
  • … fish, birds, and reptiles collected during the voyage. Darwin supplied geological and geographical …
  • … despite several periods of an illness that was to plague Darwin for most of his life. None of his …
  • … To this day it remains a subject of great interest to Darwin scholars and medical historians. …
  • … study of the entire order. By this time, 1854, Darwin had become a family man. In January …
  • … age of ten in 1851. The letters are an intimate chronicle of Darwin and of an affectionate family. A …
  • … the children, as they grew up, became active participants in Darwin’s scientific work. Even at an …
  • … of male humble-bees. As noted above, almost all of Darwin’s published work up to this time …
  • … On the last leg of the homeward journey, as Darwin organised his notes on the Galápagos birds, it …
  • … named ‘natural selection’. The letters show that Darwin was not as secretive about his …
  • … Gardens at Kew. In his letter of 11 January 1844 , Darwin revealed to Hooker that he thought he …
  • … friendship developed, and Hooker became deeply involved in Darwin’s work as counsellor, critic, and, …
  • … that Wallace might be on the track of something close to Darwin’s theory, and he urged his friend to …
  • … selection. Lyell and Hooker, to salvage the twenty years of Darwin’s work, proposed that Wallace’s …
  • … at the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858. A few weeks later, Darwin set to work on a condensation of …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from …
  • … ) Harting had also written an account of Darwin's work for  Album der Natuur. …
  • … silver embossing. The frontispiece contains a mistake about Darwin’s age: it states his ‘69th …
  • … by Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, the translator of Darwin’s works , together with …
  • … (Heide 2009, pp. 114–15). The Dutch album was sent to Darwin by the president and secretary of the …
  • … who contributed their photograph to the album were known to Darwin through earlier correspondence. …
  • … [22?] March 1873 ) The Dutch friends so prized Darwin’s reply that they sent him a …
  • … Cato Hoek sent his doctoral thesis on Cirripedia, which Darwin had studied extensively for …
  • … work describing Balanus (a genus of acorn barnacles), Darwin recommended him to describe the …
  • … expedition. The expedition chief scientific officer wrote to Darwin: I heard from M.  …
  • … his dissertation on fossil fish of Oeningen to convince Darwin that he had been inspired by Darwin
  • … further and sent extensive notes on Descent , which Darwin used in preparing the second …
  • … explanatory notes at the end of every chapter, which Darwin asked his son George to translate into …
  • … J. Noordhoek Hegt wrote back with his observations and Darwin recorded them in a footnote in …
  • … and performed experiments on the physiology of the eye for Darwin's work on human expression. …

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, the 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 Beagle …
  • … 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 …
  • … him one of the most renowned names in Victorian Britain.  Darwin died in April 1882; he was buried …

Virginia Isitt: Darwin’s secretary?

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In an undated and incomplete draft letter to a “Miss I.”, Emma Darwin appears to be arranging for Miss I. to come to Down for a trial period as a secretary. When the letter first came to light, no one had heard of the mysterious “Miss I.” and, as far as we…

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  • … undated and incomplete draft letter to a “Miss I.”, Emma Darwin appears to be arranging for Miss I. …
  • … of the mysterious “Miss I.” and, as far as we knew, Darwin never employed a secretary. Members of …
  • … carefully return them to you— It is so very doubtful Mr Darwin being able to dictate to his own …
  • … Station at any hour of the afternoon that you will fix— Mr Darwin is so m[uch]. of an invalid that I …
  • … us but I hope you will A second letter in the Darwin Archive–CUL (DAR 219.9: 95), …
  • … Port Elizabeth Collegiate School; he had been unaware of the Darwin connection. Additionally, he …
  • … education at the Convent College in Arras. In 1871, Darwin was receiving letters relating to …
  • … situation. There is no further mention of Virigina Isitt in Darwin’s correspondence, nor has …
  • … the Darwins used their influence to further her career, as Darwin had helped the gardener John Scott …

Insectivorous Plants

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Plants that consume insects Darwin began his work with insectivorous plants in the mid 1860s, though his findings would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin reflected on the delay that…

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  • … Experiment Plants that consume insects Darwin began his work with …
  • … would not be published until 1875. In his autobiography Darwin reflected on the delay that allowed …
  • … another person." Several decades after he began this work, Darwin was clearly able to see that …
  • … Plants (1875), was one in a series of works in which Darwin explored the reaches of natural …
  • … that the plants would only react to the movements of 'prey'; Darwin believed that this was …
  • … The monograph is an excellent example of Darwin's interest in scientific collaboration with …
  • … in designing and executing some of the key experiments. Darwin's sons George and Francis …
  • … Jersey naturalist, Mary Treat , about carnivorous plants. Darwin and Treat exchanged fifteen …
  • … SOURCES Books Darwin, Charles. 1875. Insectivorous Plants. London: John …
  • … Insectivorous Plants Letter 3853 - Charles Darwin to John Scott, 11 December 1862 …
  • … to Natural Selection. Letter 2951 - Charles Darwin to Daniel Oliver, 17 Oct [1860] …
  • … for flies on Drosera . Letter 2932 - Charles Darwin to J.S. Henslow, 28 September …
  • … . Henslow was a professor of mineralogy and had been Darwin's teacher during Darwin's …
  • … phenomenon. Letter 8113 - Mary Treat to Charles Darwin, 20 December 1871 In …
  • … the notice of botanists". She offers up her observations to Darwin, remarking that she owes him …

Darwin and barnacles

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In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; the ‘only two novelties’ he added, almost as an afterthought, were a new mollusc and a ‘genus in the family Balanidæ’ – a barnacle – but it was an oddity. Who,…

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  • … In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; …
  • … a young Balanus in this ill-formed little monster?’ Darwin put his specimens away for over a decade, …
  • … sessile barnacles with which to compare it, and eventually, Darwin decided to write a complete …
  • … Cirrhopoda ’ embranchement (1812).   When Darwin sailed on the Beagle at the end of 1831 …
  • … of opinion among zoologists’.   How and why did Darwin become the person who would dispel …
  • … taxonomic monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia?   Darwin’s interest in marine invertebrates …
  • … that the ova of all Zoophites enjoy spontaneous motion’. Darwin was already demonstrating two …
  • … Taxonomy did not interest him for its own sake. By 1844, Darwin had produced only one small addition …
  • … discovered mostly in Chile and Brazil. In the introduction, Darwin focused on the differences …
  • … in the forests of southern Chile and Ceylon’. Although Darwin had not mentioned transmutation, the …
  • … adaptation of each species to a particular way of life. If Darwin was going to embark on a larger …
  • … true genealogical relatedness.   In his monograph, Darwin located the Cirripedia within the …

Darwin and Human Nature

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There is substantial correspondence to illuminates Darwin’s published work on human evolution in Descent of Man and Expression of the Emotions.  The letter sets and discussion questions presented here focus on nineteenth-century debates about the unity of…

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  • … There is substantial correspondence to illuminates Darwin’s published work on human evolution in …
  • … species and the basis of geographical diversity (including Darwin’s theory of sexual selection); the …
  • … Among relevant correspondents are Alfred Russel Wallace; Darwin’s cousin, the eugenicist Francis …

Darwin’s introduction to geology

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Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology at the University of Edinburgh, but he only became actively interested in the subject as he was completing his degree at Cambridge.

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  • Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of …
  • … (and former professor of mineralogy) John Stevens Henslow, Darwin became fascinated by the thought …
  • … as a mining engineer.  Inspired by Humboldt’s example, Darwin apprenticed himself to the Cambridge …
  • … Wales.  A letter written beforehand to Henslow illustrates Darwin’s unbridled enthusiasm both for …
  • … gave this enthusiasm direction and discipline and inducted Darwin as an interested participant in …
  • … Sedgwick met up with his protégé at the Darwin family home in Shrewsbury in early August 1831 and …
  • … between 5 and 11 August.  Although field notes by both Darwin and Sedgwick have survived, the exact …
  • … is a topic of active research by historians.  On 12 August, Darwin may have accompanied Sedgwick to …
  • … of Cwm Idwal on his way to meet friends in Barmouth. Darwin returned to Shrewsbury from Wales …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a …
  • … The Archers , previously worked with us playing Charles Darwin in a dramatisation of the …
  • … to life with his masterful characterisation of Charles Darwin.  It was a long and full day at the …
  • … A significant proportion of the selection comprised Darwin’s letters to women correspondents, who …
  • … Other female correspondents asked Darwin questions about the spiritual implications of his theories …
  • … Even the youngest female members of the Darwin family were not exempted from making observations, as …
  • … Kennard written on 9 January 1882 , only shortly before Darwin’s death, about the equality of …
  • … of the Beagle letters (e.g. letter to Caroline Darwin, 29 April 1836 ) to the more considered …
  • … in interpreting  particular letters. How should one read Darwin’s politely worded rebuke to St G. J. …
  • … proofreading a draft chapter of Descent (letter to H. E. Darwin, [8 February 1870] ). …

Frederick Burkhardt (1912-2007)

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Founding editor, Darwin Correspondence Project Fred, as he was known to all who worked with him, first conceived of a project to publish all of Darwin’s correspondence in 1974 on his retirement as President of the American Council of Learned Societies,…

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  • … Founding editor, Darwin Correspondence Project Fred, as he was known to all who worked with …
  • … was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the Darwin Correspondence Project, given in …
  • … of the William James papers, and the fifteen volumes of the Darwin correspondence published in Fred …
  • … of Cambridge University Library, where they worked on the Darwin correspondence together. …
  • … founding editor,  The correspondence of Charles Darwin , (15 vols. to date, CUP, 1985–); editor,  …
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