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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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To Darwin Children   8 January 1882

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Summary

Advises his children as to how some money will be distributed among them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  8 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 185: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13603

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  • … DAR 185: 60 Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Jan …
  • … 1882 Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin
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  • … Howard Darwin
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To CD’s Children   10 January 1880

Summary

Circular letter regarding the distribution of CD’s excess income, with a note addressed to W. E. Darwin concerning his handling of Elizabeth Darwin’s share.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  10 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12414

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  • … Leonard Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, H. E. Litchfield, H. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 155 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Jan …
  • … 1880 Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin
  • … Francis Darwin George …
  • … Howard Darwin
  • … Horace Darwin
  • … Leonard Darwin William …
  • … Erasmus Darwin Henrietta …
  • … Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …
  • … distribution of CD’s excess income, with a note addressed to W. E. Darwin concerning his …
  • … handling of Elizabeth Darwin’s share. …

To the Darwin children   21 February 1879

Summary

Circular about the distribution of the overplus of his income and advice on investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  21 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896

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  • … To the Darwin children   21 February 1879 …
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  • … R. Darwin, …
  • … Elizabeth Darwin, …
  • … Francis Darwin, G. …
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  • … Horace Darwin, …
  • … Leonard Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, H. E. Litchfield, H. E. …
  • … DAR 210.6: 153 Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Feb …
  • … 1879 Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin
  • … Francis Darwin George …
  • … Howard Darwin
  • … Horace Darwin
  • … Leonard Darwin William …
  • … Erasmus Darwin Henrietta …
  • … Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …

To CD’s Children   3 January 1881

Summary

About the distribution of [surplus income] funds among the children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12972

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To CD’s Children   16 September 1881

Summary

A circular letter on the distribution of his money at death and the division ofErasmus’ estate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  16 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13340

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To CD’s executors & other children   20 December 1881

Summary

Has promised to pay Hooker about £250 annually "for the formation of a perfect MS catalogue of all known plants [Index Kewensis]".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  20 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR (CD library—Index Kewensis tom. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13570

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  • … Leonard Darwin, W. …
  • … E. Darwin, H. E. Litchfield, H. E. …
  • … DAR (CD library— Index Kewensis tom.  1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Dec …
  • … 1881 Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin
  • … Francis Darwin George …
  • … Howard Darwin
  • … Horace Darwin
  • … Leonard Darwin William …
  • … Erasmus Darwin Henrietta …
  • … Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …

From C. D.’s children   17 January 1880

Summary

Send CD a present of a fur coat.

Author:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 99: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12428

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To CD’s Children   17 [January 1880]

Summary

Thanks his children for their present of a fur coat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  17 [Jan 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12429

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

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

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  • Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, …
  • … Emma Darwin, W. E. …
  • … From Charles and Emma Darwin to W.   …
  • … E.  Darwin [13 January 1861] …
  • … DAR 185: 117 Charles Robert Darwin Emma …
  • … Wedgwood/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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  • … 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), …

Wedgwood, 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,26,27,28,29,30 Wedgwood, Josiah II Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Emma Wedgwood 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

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  • … 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

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  • … 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. …
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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

Summary

'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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Journal of researches

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The Journal of researches, Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle, was his first published book. The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy, who, according…

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  • … The Journal of researches , Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle , …
  • … The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle ’s …
  • … of the globe , with the title Journal and remarks . Darwin’s volume was soon issued separately …
  • … of the Beagle , although this title was never used in Darwin’s lifetime. Conception …
  • … form the basis of his publication.  After Henry Holland, Darwin’s second cousin, pointed out there …
  • … confessed, ‘ but I found no part of yours tedious ’. Darwin’s sister Catherine also reported that …
  • … to criticize ’. By the end of 1836, the matter of whether Darwin’s journal would form a separate …
  • … the narrative be divided into three volumes with one for Darwin alone, and the ‘ profits if …
  • … cut out too much for fear it would become ‘ dryer ’. Darwin’s revisions did not involve only …
  • … the hodge-podge complete .’ Shortly after this, Darwin outlined the same plan to his …
  • … information from others. ‘I have been going steadily,’ Darwin told Henslow, ‘and have already made a …
  • … will much add to the value of the whole .’ By July 1837, Darwin had finished the draft of his book …
  • … work, cramming up learning to ornament my journal with ’. Darwin’s methods for acquiring …
  • … of activity had been spurred by assurances in May 1837 that Darwin’s volume would ‘begin to print in …
  • … ‘ not be published till November 1 st . ’ By 18 May, Darwin was working ‘very steadily’, but …
  • … at the work’ his progress was slow ’. Nonetheless, Darwin kept to the schedule, even though the …
  • … Since books were sent to the printer in sections, Darwin still had a few days to complete later …
  • … with the thistles, which will go a few days afterwards ’. Darwin also warned Henslow that he hoped …
  • … was something he was ‘ bound to do ’ as he had sent Darwin out on the voyage. If Darwin found …
  • … late August, as the proof sheets began to ‘tumble in’, Darwin’s view was confirmed and he foresaw …
  • … America provided by the naturalist John Richardson, but Darwin did not ‘succeed in burying the …
  • … all work & go and live in the country, for a few weeks ’, Darwin moaned to Henslow, who had …

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 …
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