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Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … , Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and …
  • … from a family that the Darwins had befriended. The year 1877 was more than usually full of honours. …
  • … of a very heavy shower’, William wrote on 24 August 1877 . ‘The leaves were not at all depressed; …
  • … gardeners ( letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 ). At Down House, Darwin and …
  • … a delicate twig’ ( letter to R. I. Lynch, 14 September 1877 ). Research on movement would continue …
  • … full paper. A disgruntled Darwin reported to George John Romanes on 23 May , ‘the Council have …
  • … vibratory flagella of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s paper …
  • … wrote to the editor, George Croom Robertson, on 27 April 1877 , ‘I hope that you will be so good …
  • … had written to the editor Ernst Ludwig Krause on 30 June 1877 , ‘I have been much interested by …
  • … the German debate (letters to W. E. Gladstone, 2 October 1877 and 25 October [1877] ). …
  • … and lively’ ( letter from W. E. Gladstone, 23 October 1877 ). Gifts of German and Dutch …
  • … Darwin and Ernst Haeckel). Writing to Darwin on 11 March 1877 , Krause declared the journal ‘an …
  • … the director, Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen, on 12 February 1877 : ‘I suppose that every worker at …
  • … of his 70th year. Darwin was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877. Distinguished guests and …
  • … & smooth as butter’ ( letter to C. E. Norton, 16 March 1877 ). Hooker was asked repeatedly by …
  • … & offer himself you & me to dejeuner!!!’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 14 June 1877 ). …
  • … centuries to come’ ( letter from C. C. Graham, 30 January 1877 ). Graham then gave a lengthy …
  • … man and of societies’ ( letter from Marcellin de Bonnal, [1877] ). A similar complaint came from …
  • … the old story to be horsewhipped by a duke!’ ( letter to J. M. Rodwell, 3 June 1877 ). Back home, …
  • … the aim of testing Darwin’s theory of pangenesis, George Romanes sent Darwin lengthy notes made some …
  • … with wicked imprecations’ (Trollope 1867; letter to G. J. Romanes, [1 and 2 December 1877] ). …
  • … up to the mark hereafter is another question’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 30 May [1877] ). In the …
  • … without lying down to rest’, he explained ( letter to J. W. Clark, 12 November 1877 ). …
  • … by, or could contain, any earth worms’ ( letter from J. G. Joyce, 15 November 1877 ). Even at …

Darwin in letters, 1880: Sensitivity and worms

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There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1880 on this website.  The full texts of the letters are not yet available online but are in volume 28 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin, published by Cambridge…

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  • … in zoology. New studies of animal instincts by George John Romanes drew upon Darwin’s early …
  • … the genus given by Gray in an article and textbook (A. Gray 1877 and A. Gray 1879, pp. 20–1). ‘I …
  • … Darwin try experiments with bursts of light similar to those Romanes had performed on hydromedusa: …
  • … appears to be the case.’ In his reply of 6 February , Romanes clarified: ‘By ‘Love’ I intend to …
  • … I am perhaps inclined to place in too exalted a position.’ Romanes was soon married to Ethel Duncan. …
  • … Darwin encouraged the experiment, but conceded, ‘M rs . Romanes is quite right not to allow the …
  • … a woman as ever walked this earth,’ Darwin wrote to Romanes on 14 November [1880] . Darwin was …

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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  • … He had begun a systematic study of plant movement in 1877, concentrating on the motion of leaves in …
  • … the German Association of Naturalists in September 1877, Darwin’s outspoken supporter Ernst Haeckel …

Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … “admirable work”. Letter 11096 - Darwin to Romanes, G. J., [9 August 1877] …

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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  • … Virchow’s attempt to discredit evolutionary theory in 1877, assured him that his views were now …
  • … editor of the journal Kosmos , which had been founded in 1877 by Krause and others as a journal …
  • … and particularly the theory of natural selection in 1877) had previously told Krause, ‘He is a very …
  • … Nor did Darwin mention it when he told George Romanes on 14 September that he had seen Ruskin …
  • … of laws he had received from Cambridge University in 1877. Emma Darwin recorded that Darwin found …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … … Poor Murray shuddered again & again’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 16 January 1875 ). Darwin
  • further research on the effects of grafting by George John Romanes. A scientific friendship had
  • hard at work on the rudimentary nervous system of medusae, Romanes was eager to carry out
  • of being any further driven home by experimental work.’ Romanes bisected root vegetables and
  • red half has become wholly white’ ( letter from G. J. Romanes, [before 4 November 1874] ).   …
  • of a review of William Dwight Whitneys work on language (G. H. Darwin 1874c). George had taken the
  • were involved in the launch of Kosmos in April 1877. From Haeckel, Darwin received a copy of a
  • he was blackballed on 2 December, the same meeting at which Romanes and Francis Darwin were made