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From John Tyndall   2 February 1876

Summary

Tells CD of his engagement to Louisa, eldest daughter of Lord Claud Hamilton.

His investigations [into spontaneous generation] continue. He will deal with Bastian’s work [The modes of origin of lowest organisms (1871)].

The medical journals see that the end of the nonsense they have so long countenanced is nigh.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: C20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10377

To ?   3 February 1876

Summary

Sends autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (19 March 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10378

To John Tyndall   4 February 1876

Summary

Sends congratulations and a teapot on the occasion of JT’s engagement.

Is pleased JT is not giving up on the spontaneous generation question. Feels strongly that subject will not be clear until it is understood how J. S. Burdon Sanderson and others succeeded in getting bacteria in infusions they had boiled for a long time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  4 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 24 (EH 88205962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10379

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [4 February 1876]

Summary

Congratulates WTT-D on [election of E. Ray Lankester to] Linnean Society.

Mentions visit to Royal Society.

Pleased to see George Bentham looking well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [4 Feb 1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 56–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10380

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

JT will not quit the subject [of spontaneous generation] until light is let in on every cranny of the question.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10381

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

The teapot is exquisite. Louisa says to say "the gift is worthy of the giver. Nothing higher can be said."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10382

To Eduard Koch?   6 February 1876

Summary

Discusses use by correspondent of clichés from one of his books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Koch
Date:  6 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.273a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10383

To Società dei Naturalisti di Modena   8 February 1876

Summary

Thanks for his election as an Honorary Member

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Società dei Naturalisti di Modena
Date:  8 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Società dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10383F

To Fritz Müller   [9 February 1876]

Summary

Has sent FM’s letter on to Nature ["Brazil kitchen middens, habits of ants, etc.", Nature 13 (1876): 304–5].

Would be grateful for Ceropegia seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  [9 Feb 1876]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 38) (EH 88205868)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10384

To H. T. Stainton   11 February [1876]

Summary

Has signed enclosure [Royal Society nomination for McLachlan] with pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10385

To A. C. Thomson   11 February 1876

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Christie Thomson
Date:  11 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10386

To A. B. Buckley   11 February [1876]

Summary

Comments on her new book [A short history of natural science (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arabella Burton Buckley
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10387

To [Post Office Savings Bank]   11 February [1876]

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Post Office Savings Bank
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10388

From A. B. Buckley   12 February 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for letter complimenting her book. Responds to his comments on botany and geology in book.

Author:  Arabella Burton Buckley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10389

From S. B. Herrick   12 February 1876

Summary

Inquires whether insectivorous habit in plants supplements or replaces the normal method of plant nutrition.

Author:  Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe (Sophie) (Bledsoe) Herrick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10390

From Charles and Francis Darwin to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   14 February [1876]

Summary

Asks for identification of a Cineraria which is self-sterile.

Fritz Müller’s letter on Cecropia [see 10384].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  14 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 22a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10391

To J. J. Weir   14 February [1876]

Summary

Declines invitation to accompany JJW to Crystal Palace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  14 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10392

To ?   15 February 1876

Summary

Thanks correspondent for present of book [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10393

From Thomas Moore to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   15 February 1876

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Responds to CD’s request for the names of species from which Cineraria varieties supplied to him have sprung. [Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 335 n.]

Author:  Thomas Moore
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  15 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 76: B186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10394

From Francis Galton   16 February 1876

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Sends packets of seeds of peas of different sizes [i.e., weights] for CD’s experiments; identifies size of the seeds that produced them. FG is experimenting "in the same direction" and is curious how his results will compare with CD’s.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 76: B3–B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10395
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List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … Émile (8) Alice (2) Alison, R. E. …
  • … (1) Allen, Thomas (2) Allman, G. J. …
  • … (1) Appleton, C. E. C. B. (2) Appleton, T. G. …
  • … (5) Austin, A. D. (2) Austin, C. F. …
  • … (7) Axon, W. E. A. (2) Aylmer, I. E. …
  • … (3) Baldwin, J. D. (2) Balfour, F. M. …
  • … (1) Baranoff, W. (2) Barber, M. E. …
  • … (1) Barnard, Anne (2) Barnes, K. S. …
  • … (1) Barrois, J. H. (2) Bartlett, A. D. …
  • … (1) Batalin, A. F. (2) Bate, C. S. …
  • … (1) Bates, Frederick (2) Bates, H. W. …
  • … (1) Baumhauer, E. H. von (2) Baxter, E. B. …
  • … (3) Beale, L. S. (2) Beall, T. B. (1 …
  • … B. (1) Beck, John (2) Becker, L. E. …
  • … (3) Beger, Karl (2) Behrens, Frederick …
  • … (1) Bell, Robert (b) (2) Bell, Thomas …

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 …

Detecting Darwin

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Who was Charles Darwin? What is he famous for? Why is he still important?

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  • … Pupils act as Darwin detectives, exploring clues about Darwin’s life and work. No prior knowledge …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Stoke’s Library 1 Cambridge. Library 2 Royal Coll of Surgeons [DAR *119 …
  • … de l’Homme,” by Dr. Pierquin, published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4   …
  • … 1829]; read Letter to M. Therry [Broughton 1832]— a 2 d  Edit preparing in 1841.— Lesson …
  • … of habits of birds. Temminck Manuel D’ornithologie. 2 d  Edit: Introduction on migration of …
  • … Ker Porter’s Travels in Caucasus [R. K. Porter 1821–2] praised by Silliman poor Cyclop. of …

Rewriting Origin - the later editions

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For such an iconic work, the text of Origin was far from static. It was a living thing that Darwin continued to shape for the rest of his life, refining his ‘one long argument’ through a further five English editions.  Many of his changes were made in…

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  • … edition published, 1872   1 st to 2 nd editions I have …
  • … the voids caused by the action of His laws.” ( Origin 2d ed, p. 481).   2 nd …
  • … to a letter to Asa Gray he had yet to start it on 28 January, but on 2 February 1860 he told …
  • … “Origin” for the first time, for I am correcting for a 2 nd . French Edition; & upon my life, …

Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species

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Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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  • … nor was it recorded in Darwin's ‘Journal’. Chapter 2 is not extant but was recorded in Darwin& …
  • … [1] (not extant) 2 13 October 1856 …

Language: Interview with Gregory Radick

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Darwin made a famous comment about parallels between changes in language and species change. Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds University, talks about the importance of the development of language to Darwin, what…

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  • … to Darwin, how did language begin? 2. Was this an important topic for Darwin? And …
  • … sense, a more developed moral sense, and so forth. 2. Was this an important topic for Darwin? …

Darwin And Evolution

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What is evolution? What did Darwin discover and how did he come to his conclusions?

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  • … Activities give an introduction to Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. Specimens brought …

Darwin's Fantastical Voyage

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Learn about Darwin's adventures on his epic journey.

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  • … These activities explore Darwin’s life changing voyage aboard HMS Beagle. Using letters home, …

Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … his wife sent birthday greetings and a photograph of their 2-year-old son named Darwin, who, they …
  • … materialism”’ ( letter from Francis Darwin, [after 2 June 1879 ]). As one of Darwin’s most ardent …
  • … other than Darwin’s sister Caroline (who was around 2 years old at the time of Erasmus’s death). …
  • … that plants were ‘mere machines’, reminding Francis on 2 June that he had long thought that …
  • … for certain movements’ ( second letter to Francis Darwin, 2 July [1879] ). Sachs guarded …
  • … for” &c are incessant’, Darwin joked on 2 July (first letter) . Much of the time, however, …
  • … their ‘tremendous journey’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, [2 August 1879] ). The journey proved more …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

Summary

The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

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  • … to me. So the world goes.—’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 2 February [1865] ). However, Hooker, at the …
  • … idle when I can do anything’ ( letter to John Murray, 2 June [1865] ). It was not until 25 …
  • … abstract of the paper was read before the Linnean Society on 2 February, and in April Darwin wrote …
  • … 1867), and Darwin summarised them in  Variation  2: 106–7, concluding, ‘it follows from Mr. Scott …
  • … and professional seniority ( see letter from J. D. Hooker, [2 June 1865] ); but Darwin’s feelings …
  • … in healing this ugly breach’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, [2 June 1865] ), Darwin seems to have …
  • … of weather-forecasting ( see letter from J. D. Hooker, 2 May 1865 and nn. 2 and 5), and he may …

Home learning: 7-11 years

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Do try this at home! Support your children’s learning by downloading our free and fun activities for those aged between 7-11 and 11-14 years, using Darwin’s letters.  

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  • … More Detecting Darwin activities 2 Learn about Darwin and the Beagle …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … in plants , pp. 112–13). He explained to Francis on 2 July : ‘I go on maundering about the …
  • … tomorrow to Wurzburg,’ Darwin wrote to Thiselton-Dyer on 2 June , ‘& work by myself will be …
  • … [before 17 July 1878] ), ‘a strong horizontal axis about 2 feet long which goes round by clockwork …
  • … animal instinct and intelligence. ‘Frank’s son, nearly 2 years old (& we think much of his …
  • … more expertly. ‘I conclude that a child—just under 2 years is inferior in intellect to a monkey.’ …
  • … & a baby in your house!’ ( letter to G. J. Romanes, 2 September [1878] ). More …
  • … seems to me quite ridiculous’ ( letter to John Price, 2 April [1878] ). When a wealthy businessman …
  • … was ‘deeply gratified’, remarking to Skertchly on 2 March : ‘It is the greatest possible …
  • … that such checks had been in action during the last 2 or 3 centuries, or even for a shorter time in …

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson

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[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • … the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2 nd 3 rd and Appendix Volumes of …
  • … many Kentledge pigs – and almost as heavy – limited the 2 nd to 700 pages of easily readable type …
  • … for commanding under it an H.C. Cruizer [ vf.147v p.2 ] of considerably greater tonnage – and …
  • … making a quick passage to the Southward. In the 2 nd that the expression “sailed from …
  • … in singing ^of^ jovial sea songs even on Wednesdays *[2] [ f.158r p.23 ] instead of the …

Interview with Randal Keynes

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Randal Keynes is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and the author of Annie’s Box (Fourth Estate, 2001), which discusses Darwin’s home life, his relationship with his wife and children, and the ways in which these influenced his feelings about…

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  • … which came to my mind as I read his book. 2. Darwin's influences …

Interview with Emily Ballou

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Emily Ballou is a writer of novels and screenplays, and a prize-winning poet. Her book The Darwin Poems, which explores aspects of Darwin’s life and thoughts through the medium of poetry, was recently published by the University of Western Australia Press.…

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  • … some of these poems today, and? 2. The idea of writing about Darwin …

Interview with Tim Lewens

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Dr Tim Lewens is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Organisms and artifacts (2004), which examines the language and arguments for design in biology and philosophy, and of…

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  • … you for the flattering introduction. 2. The unusual role Darwin plays today …

Interview with Pietro Corsi

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Pietro Corsi is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oxford. His book Evolution Before Darwin is due to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Date of interview: 17 July 2009 Transcription 1: Introduction …

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  • … surrounding evolutionary theories. 2. The situation in France …

Interview with John Hedley Brooke

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John Hedley Brooke is President of the Science and Religion Forum as well as the author of the influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has had a long career in the history of science and…

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  • … Paul. It’s a very great pleasure. 2. Victorian spiritualism and the …

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

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Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, with full debunking below...

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  • … Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, …
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