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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]

Summary

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

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Henrietta “Etty” Darwin (1843–1927) was the eldest of Charles Darwin’s daughters to reach adulthood. She married Richard Buckley Litchfield in 1871. She was a valued editor to her father as well as companion and correspondent to both of her parents.…

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  • … Henrietta “Etty” Darwin (1843–1927) was the eldest of Charles Darwin’s daughters to reach adulthood. …
  • … she edited passages of   The Autobiography of Charles Darwin  (1887), as well as a collection …
  • … Henrietta provided far more than grammatical assistance; Darwin asked her to help clarify and …
  • … or brothers, Henrietta was an essential lynchpin in the Darwin circle, and helped anchor both the …

Emma Darwin

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Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and youngest child of Josiah Wedgwood II and Bessy Allen. Her father was the eldest son of the famous pottery manufacturer, Josiah Wedgwood I. Her mother was one…

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  • … Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and …
  • … father's eldest sister, Susannah, had married Robert Waring Darwin of Shrewsbury, and had six …
  • … in Gower Street, London. Their first child, William Erasmus Darwin, was born in December the same …
  • … in the published volumes of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin . This is partly because on the …
  • … home. A great deal of her correspondence survives in the Darwin Archive–CUL, along with her …

Joseph Dalton Hooker

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The 1400 letters exchanged between Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) account for around 10% of Darwin’s surviving correspondence and provide a structure within which all the other letters can be explored.  They are a connecting thread that spans…

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  • … No single set of letters was more important to Darwin than those exchanged with his closest friend, …
  • …  They are a connecting thread that spans forty years of Darwin’s mature working life from 1843 until …
  • … an admirer of the older man, was approached about working on Darwin’s collection of plants from the  …
  • … admitted into the small and select group of those with whom Darwin felt able to discuss his emerging …
  • … a murder”. When Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) sent Darwin a letter in 1858 outlining an almost …
  • … simultaneous publication of papers by both men, and secured Darwin’s claim to the theory of …
  • … Much of the most important experimental work conducted by Darwin after the publication of  Origin …
  • … father as director in 1865, was perfectly placed to provide Darwin with exotic species, and to help …
  • … correspondents. Hooker was a frequent visitor to Darwin at his home in Downe, Kent, and …
  • … Of the many hundreds of letters that passed between Darwin and Hooker all but a handful of those …
  • … “in remembrance of his lifelong friendship with Charles Darwin”. At some time between those two …
  • … University Library, in 1948, together with the bulk of the Darwin archive, following transfer of …
  • … of their relationship with the recipient.  The use Darwin made of the information in letters …
  • … editions. And letters written in pencil suggest Darwin was unwell – you can’t use an ink dip …
  • … Going public: On 28 June 1858, just a few days after Darwin received Alfred Russel Wallace‘s …

Francis Darwin

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

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

John Murray

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

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Edward Lumb

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Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … there. In 1833 while voyaging on the Beagle Charles Darwin stayed with Edward Lumb, and he …
  • … contacts enabled him to dispatch fossils back to Britain for Darwin: he arranged for megatherium …
  • … estates in Argentina and Uruguay. Edward Lumb gave Darwin a letter of introduction to them , and …
  • … the 22 nd to the 26 th November 1833. In March 1834 Darwin wrote from the Falkland Islands …
  • … and in May Lumb sent a case of specimens to Cambridge . Darwin and Lumb maintained their …
  • … 1872 Alfred Tylor, who also lived in Carshalton, wrote to Darwin and included the news that Mr …

John Lubbock

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John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down House, Down, Kent; the total of one hundred and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that the two men lived…

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  • … and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that …
  • … entertained well-connected visitors who often asked to meet Darwin too. Alongside careers in …
  • … arrangements to meet. There are few people whose company Darwin so actively sought out, and despite …
  • … it is clear that John Lubbock played a significant part in Darwin's life and work, becoming a …
  • … was only twenty-five,  but he provided drawings from Darwin's own dissections of ants, and …
  • … his election as MP for Maidstone in 1870, Lubbock tried at Darwin’s request to pursuade parliament …
  • … This was unsuccessful, but he went on to submit petitions on Darwin’s behalf seeking pensions for …
  • … Contributions to Descent In Descent of man , Darwin referred to Lubbock’s published …
  • … 94). But the most important aspect of Lubbock’s work for Darwin was the support it provided for the …
  • … Lubbock’s Origin of civilisation , published in 1870 as Darwin was completing Descent, was …
  • … than reflecting earlier stages of human development as Darwin believed, were the result of …
  • …  ‘I have read 4 or 5 Chapters with extreme interest,’  Darwin wrote, ‘too much interest for the good …
  • … Lubbock, 21 July [1870] ). It seems what principally gave Darwin his upset stomach was Lubbock' …
  • … Lubbock, 18 March [1871] ). It was Lubbock who drew Darwin’s attention to McLennan’s …
  • … , and introduced him to the concept of exogamy, though Darwin complained that he remained 'not …
  • … Several letters are more personal: In 1861 Darwin asked both the Lubbocks to help set his eldest son …
  • … as an archaeologist. Relations between Lubbock and Darwin’s children were strained.  ‘I am …

William Darwin Fox

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Charles Darwin’s cousin, William Darwin Fox, was admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1824, three years before Darwin; the two men became close friends. They corresponded throughout their lives, exchanging accounts of their growing families…

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  • … Charles Darwin’s cousin, William Darwin Fox, was admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1824, …
  • … 1838 to 1873 was Rector of Delamere in Cheshire. Fox and Darwin corresponded throughout their lives …

Fritz Müller

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Fritz Müller, a German who spent most of his life in political exile in Brazil, described Darwin as his second father, and Darwin's son, Francis, wrote that, although they never met 'the correspondence with Müller, which continued to the close of…

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  • … Francis Darwin, in Life and letters of Charles Darwin , wrote of Fritz Müller They …
  • … Müller, in a letter to Ernst Krause written shortly after Darwin’s death, expressed his feelings: …
  • … history. It was during this ten-year period that he read Darwin’s On the origin of species , …
  • … in the German scientific community and eventually came to Darwin’s attention. Earlier in 1861, …
  • … brother Hermann, provide important evidence in support of Darwin’s theory. The book, simply …
  • … him frequent dizzy spells. This same illness had prevented Darwin from working on his follow-up book …
  • …  ( Botany ).  Having now read Müller’s book, Darwin initiated a correspondence with …
  • … of the fact that he was addressing a complete stranger, Darwin’s tone in this first letter was …
  • … and read ‘Climbing plants’, he had already written to Darwin describing several genera of …
  • … that after consulting his friend Joseph Dalton Hooker, Darwin sent off the letters for …
  • … was set for the rest of their correspondence. With each work Darwin sent, he received valuable …
  • … of the Entomological society of London in 1879 on Darwin’s suggestion . Müller continued to …

John Lort Stokes

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John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not always an enviable position.  After Darwin’s death, Stokes penned a description of their evenings spent working at the large table at the centre, Stokes at his…

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  • … John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not …
  • … table at the centre, Stokes at his navigation charts and Darwin at his microscope: It was …
  • … he had again to lie down. ( LL 1: 224) Despite Darwin’s illness, the two got on well …
  • … he attended the meeting of the Geological Society at which Darwin read his paper on the formation …
  • … observations, the responses to which he later sent back to Darwin: Previous to my …
  • … enhanced by a series of queries, kindly furnished by Mr. Darwin, and drawn up with a view to confirm …
  • … to England in 1843. Shortly after, he unwittingly involved Darwin in an extremely awkward situation …
  • … as Discoveries in Australia (1846). In the letter Darwin sent when he returned the proofs, …
  • … way to the desk of the governor himself . Fortunately, Darwin managed to smooth matters over , …

Lydia Becker

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Becker was a leading member of the suffrage movement, perhaps best known for publishing the Women’s Suffrage Journal. She was also a successful biologist, astronomer and botanist and, between 1863 and 1877, an occasional correspondent of Charles Darwin. …

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  • … 1863 and 1877, an occasional correspondent of Charles Darwin. Most of the correspondence …
  • … to publish her articles. Perhaps most surprising was Darwin’s willingness to provide Becker …
  • … Literary Society. On December 22nd 1866 Becker wrote to Darwin to ask if he would “be so very …
  • … inaccessible to us unless through your kindness.” Darwin responded by sending not one but …
  • … `Three forms of Lythrum salicaria ‘) . Whether Darwin realised that he was providing …
  • … use of headed paper and the enclosure in her letter to Darwin of the society’s first pamphlet …

Fanny Owen

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One question which arises a lot when sifting through Darwin’s letters is are we prying? The vast majority of ‘burn this’ requests are found in his correspondence with Fanny Owen, the young woman Darwin courted before the Beagle voyage. Owen was evidently…

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  • … One question which arises a lot when sifting through Darwin’s letters is  are we prying ? Did …
  • … question? The answer appears to be both. As a rule, Darwin’s correspondents tended to state …
  • … public property, or at least potentially so. In Darwin’s case, the practice of flagging-up …
  • … which were not in the least degree worth printing.” Darwin perhaps referred in part here to a …
  • … one of his letters to the Council of the Royal Society. Darwin’s annoyance over this transgression …
  • … perhaps intended.  [2] Interestingly, some of Darwin’s correspondents seem to have …
  • … Salter , a Geologist and Palaeontologist who  wrote to Darwin on new year’s eve, 1866 to ask him …
  • … The vast majority of ‘burn this’ requests in the Darwin archive can be found in the correspondence …
  • … must burn this when you get it “ and – shortly before Darwin left on the Beagle – “ Burn this …
  • … husband and thus future happiness. As she herself said to Darwin in 1828, ”For  Heaven’s sake …
  • … they think”.  [3] While some of the letters in Darwin’s archive were never meant for …
  • … have been undermined. More fundamentally, an analysis of Darwin’s most confidential letters reminds …
  • … sure how many letters managed to remain private nor how many Darwin burned after reading [1 …
  • … he told Hooker. More generally, the letters/content which Darwin marked as explicitly private or …

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825–1921) was born in Henrietta, New York. In early life she began to preach in her local Congregational Church and went on to teach. Throughout her life she was a renowned public speaker, a vociferous social reformer and…

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  • … published scientific works and corresponded with Charles Darwin . The achievements of …
  • … however, Becker and Blackwell were far from the equals of Darwin and his male corespondents. Denied …
  • … that it might have been produced by a woman. Darwin’s letters suggest that while he was open …
  • … sent a copy of her  Studies in General Science to Darwin in 1869, he assumed from its content and …

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men …
  • … relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the …
  • … evolutionary theory. FitzRoy is now too often viewed through Darwin’s increasingly negative opinion …
  • … Admiralty that a ‘Savant’ had been found, ‘ A M r Darwin grandson of the well known philosopher …
  • … on 2 October 1836, two years later than originally planned, Darwin told FitzRoy: ‘ If you do not …
  • … a most inconvenient time to marry ’, according to Darwin. FitzRoy then turned to the production of …
  • … His contributions were eclipsed by the volume written by Darwin, which went on to have an …
  • … of Tierra del Fuego was far less extreme than that of Darwin ; they were, according to FitzRoy, …
  • … but adamant in the importance of missionary work.  In 1836, Darwin joined with FitzRoy in …
  • … voyage was philosophical in its aims, not only because Darwin was on board, but because of FitzRoy’s …
  • … ‘You will be amused with FitzRoy’s Deluge Chapter’, Darwin wrote to his sister Catherine, adding …
  • … political obstacles and his religious beliefs hardened. Darwin embarked on the Beagle as a young …
  • … secretary of the Geological Society of London.  In 1834, Darwin had reported that FitzRoy’s ‘ most …
  • … Others were dismayed by FitzRoy’s opposition to Darwin’s theory of evolution. In 1866, Victor Carus …
  • … yours. ’ Decline and fall FitzRoy and Darwin had spent the Beagle voyage …
  • … of himself and the officers on the Beagle in Darwin’s volume of the Narrative . Just weeks …
  • … manner ’. When FitzRoy moved away from London in 1839, Darwin was ‘right glad of it’ as he was …
  • … returned from his difficult governorship of New Zealand, Darwin set the tone of their relationship …
  • … tears into my father’s eyes ’. From 1854, Darwin was a member of the Royal Society committee …
  • … FitzRoy was the head, but the two men rarely met. In 1859, Darwin guessed that FitzRoy was the …
  • … Origin on shaky scientific grounds. A year later, Darwin feared that FitzRoy’s mind was ‘ often …
  • … difficulties and debts . Despite knowing this, Darwin was astounded when he received the …

Charles Thomas Whitley

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Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and then Cambridge University where they were clearly very close, exchanging letters during the summer holidays. Whitley was a mathematician, a subject that held…

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  • … Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and then …
  • … a subject that held very little interest for the young Darwin; what they had in common was a taste …
  • … a good account of the excitement and chaos surrounding Darwin’s preparations for the Beagle …
  • … in the early months, ultimately the two drifted apart as Darwin went off on his adventure and …
  • … fellowship as a result), a fact that did not escape Darwin’s notice when he in turn married a …
  • … ([Anon.] 1895 p. 606) – and indeed as he wrote to Darwin before the Beagle he made sure to give …

Arthur Mellersh

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Arthur Mellersh was a midshipman (promoted to mate during the voyage) serving on the Beagle at the time when Darwin was travelling around the world. One account suggests an inauspicious start to their friendship; apparently Mellersh introduced himself…

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  • … the voyage) serving on the Beagle at the time when Darwin was travelling around the world. One …
  • … (Mellersh 1968 p. 72). Despite this notable beginning, Darwin and Mellersh seem to have got on well …
  • … Rattler during the Burma Campaign in 1852, and in 1853 Darwin learned in a letter from Syms …
  • … Bartholomew James Sulivan and John Clements Wickham. Darwin invited all three to come to Down for …
  • … visit was not a success, however, as the excitement drove Darwin immediately into a bout of sickness …
  • … on his next voyage, he wrote to ask whether he could help Darwin by making any particular …
  • … son Osbert was a naturalist and regular correspondent with Darwin. Mellersh called Anthony Salvin’s …
  • … arranging the gift of a bird’s nest intended for Darwin from a lawyer in Montevideo . He appeared …
  • … Mellersh was part of a network of retired naval men from Darwin’s Beagle days who kept in …

Charles Lyell

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As an author, friend and correspondent, Charles Lyell played a crucial role in shaping Darwin's scientific life. Born to a wealthy gentry family in Scotland in 1797, Lyell had a classical and legal education but by the 1820s had become entranced by…

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  • … Charles Lyell played a crucial role in shaping Darwin's scientific life. Born to a wealthy …
  • … up like mushrooms.  During the Beagle voyage, Darwin became a 'zealous disciple& …
  • … to add up over time to make big changes. This is clear in Darwin's innovative explanation of …
  • … had originally suggested a different theory, he appreciated Darwin's reasoning and accepted …
  • … me as the preacher of anti-patriotic principles.'  Darwin always believed that his …
  • … given the incomplete character of the fossil record.) Darwin told Lyell of his species work in a …
  • … distaste for transmutation, Lyell immediately encouraged Darwin to establish priority by …
  • … of natural selection at the Linnean Society in 1858. Darwin's views posed a terrible …
  • … and the Principles (1868). As Lyell explained to Darwin : 'I have spoken out to the …
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