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To St G. J. Mivart   11 January [1872]

Summary

CD believes that StGJM has been unfair in his criticisms and has misrepresented him; he begs him not to write again. "Agassiz has uttered splendid sarcasms on me, but I still feel quite friendly towards him. M. Flourens cd. not find words to express his contempt of me: Pictet & Hopkins argued with great force against me: Fleeming Jenkin covered me with first-rate ridicule; & his crticisms were true & most useful: but none of their writings have mortified me as yours have done …" [See 8154.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  11 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8156A

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  • … vol.  8, letter to Asa Gray, 11 August [1860] , and Correspondence vol.  16, letter to …
  • … thought ‘ perfectly fair’ ( Pictet de la Rive 1860 ; see Correspondence vol.  8, letter to …
  • … Books, Shoe String Press. Hopkins, William. 1860. Physical theories of the phenomena of …
  • … 1859. Pictet de la Rive, François Jules. 1860. Sur l’origine de l’espèce par Charles …
  • … F.  J.  Pictet de la Rive, 1 April [1860] ). CD felt that William Hopkins, in his review, …
  • … nevertheless appreciated Hopkins’s compliments ( Hopkins 1860 ; see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 8, letter to Charles Lyell, 6 June [1860] ). Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin had criticised …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 May [1872]

Summary

Thanks for information on sexual colours in pigeons.

Will send latest edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 May [1872]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8326

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  • … Bibliography Bree, Charles Robert. 1860. Species not transmutable, nor the result of …
  • … included in Origin 2d ed. , p.  481 ( Bree 1860 , p.  244; the remark was, in fact, from …
  • … 8, letter to J.  S.  Henslow, 26 October [1860] . Bree published An exposition of the …
  • … of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1860. …

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1872]

Summary

Tells Hooker to do as he pleases about proposing John Scott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8595F

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  • … Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087) Charles Robert Darwin 3 …

From E. D. Smith   16 May 1872

Summary

Reports and describes massive hailstones which fell in Petoraghur [Nepal].

Author:  Edmund Denman Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 177: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8334

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  • … Bibliography Journal of researches (1860): Journal of researches into the natural history …
  • … of Capt. FitzRoy RN. By Charles Darwin. Reprint edition. London: John Murray. 1860. …
  • … In Journal of researches (1860) , p.  115, CD gave an account of hailstones as large as …

From J. D. Hooker   11 May 1872

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The die is cast on Ayrton affair. Lord Derby has called for all of the correspondence, as a result of pressure by men of science on JDH’s behalf.

Has just had a Greenland collection, which supports his views altogether; "I am ready to do fight for these with you."

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8317

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  • … November [1862] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 7 November 1862 ; see also Hooker 1860. …

To C. H. Morris   16 January [1872]

Summary

Is sending the requested photograph.

Mr Murray will send a copy of CD’s Journal of researches to L. S. Bouton [see 8107a].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Honoria Morris
Date:  16 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (tipped into Journal of researches (1860) R920 DAR)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8161A

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  • … Collections (tipped into Journal of researches (1860) R920 DAR) Charles Robert Darwin Down …

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]

Summary

JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049F

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  • … Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086) Charles Robert Darwin 3 [ …

From W. W. Reade   20 May 1872

Summary

His book has received bad reviews; therefore CD’s letter cheers him up.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8341

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  • … others]. 1802–1967. Reade, William Winwood. 1860. Liberty Hall, Oxon. 3 vols. London: C. …
  • … the reviewer compared it to a three-volume novel published by Reade in 1860, Liberty …
  • … Hall ( Reade 1860 ). Reade 1872  was reviewed in the Scotsman , 17 May 1872, p.  3; the …

From Hubert Airy   24 July 1872

Summary

Responds to CD’s comments on his MS on phyllotaxy.

The initial variation required by his theory would be a slight twist of the bud-axis; believes the frequent twisting of stems and branches renders such a variation possible.

Admits he placed too much emphasis on the importance of frost. He should have spoken more generally of "vicissitudes of climate".

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8426

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  • … 21 (1872–3): 176–9. Balfour, John Hutton. 1860. A manual of botany: being an introduction …
  • … original order. Balfour (Manual of Botany, 1860. p.  570) gives a drawing of one of the …
  • … vertical ranks along the branch (see Balfour 1860 , p.  570). Marine algae, or seaweeds, …

From John Scott to J. D. Hooker   31 October 1872

Summary

Thanks Hooker and Darwin for the money to emigrate to India to work.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors' Correspondence Vol. 156, Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8587F

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  • … Indian letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1087) John Scott Kew 31 Oct 1872 …

To St G. J. Mivart   8 January [1872]

Summary

Wishes their correspondence regarding their differences to be dropped, as CD feels that nothing he could say would have any influence on StGJM.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections DC AL 1/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8149

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  • … of Origin in the Edinburgh Review ( [Owen] 1860 ; see Correspondence vol.  8 and ODNB s.v. …

To A. R. Wallace   27 July [1872]

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On ARW’s "crushing" review [Nature 6 (1872): 237–9] of C. R. Bree’s An exposition of fallacies in the hypothesis of Mr Darwin.

Comments on other reviews and exchanges.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  27 July [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8429

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  • … Bibliography Bree, Charles Robert. 1860. Species not transmutable, nor the result of …
  • … book, Species not transmutable ( Bree 1860 ) in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: …

From Asa Gray   2 February 1872

Summary

Notes the occurrence in U. S. of "vermiform piles" produced by earthworms.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8194

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  • … Drosera and Dionaea intermittently since 1860 (see Correspondence vols.  8–15, 17–19). The …

To Ernst Haeckel   2 September 1872

Summary

Comments on EH’s criticism of authors in third edition of Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte [1872].

Discusses book by H. C. Bastian [The beginnings of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  2 Sept 1872
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8506

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  • … 1872. He had also worked on Drosera between 1860 and 1862 (see Correspondence vols.  8, 9, …

From Roland Trimen   13 April 1872

Summary

On new [6th] edition of the Origin; comments on additions.

Owen’s attitude toward evolution.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 178: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8285

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  • … of Flora Capensis were published between 1860 and 1865. The main author, William Henry …
  • … and supplement. London: L. Reeve and Co. 1860–1933. Gibbs, Edward J. 1889. England and …

To Asa Gray   22 October 1872

Summary

Spiralling of tendrils.

Has worked hard on Drosera.

Is interested in tracing the "nerves" of Dionaea which follow the vascular bundles. Finds he can paralyse half of the leaf by pricking it at a certain point.

Wishes AG to carry out two experiments on D. filiformis.

Has received AG’s Dubuque address [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 4 (1872): 282–98].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  22 Oct 1872
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8568

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  • … 247–50). CD first researched Drosera from 1860 until 1862 and then intermittently while he …

From Raphael Meldola   21 January [1872]

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Discusses his paper on mimicry and natural selection [Land and Water 9 (1871): 321]. Believes natural selection tends to fix mimetic characters rigidly.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8170

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  • … of the Linnean Society of London 23 (1860–2): 495–566. Correspondence : The correspondence …

From Samuel Butler   11 May 1872

Summary

His chapter on machines in Erewhon has been misunderstood as laughing at the Origin. He was only trying to show how an absurd proposition can be defended with a little ingenuity, distortion, and departure from strict scientific method. Will explain in a second edition, if one is called for.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: A3–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8318

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  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1860. Raby, Peter. 1990. Samuel Butler: a biography. …

To J. D. Hooker   4 August [1872]

Summary

CD hopes the Times abstract of minutes of Lords of the Treasury will make JDH’s position more comfortable.

The "wretched Lords" make CD indignant, but "nothing equals Owen’s conduct. – I used to be ashamed of hating him so much, but now I will carefully cherish my hatred & contempt to the last day of my life."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8449

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  • … his anonymous review of Origin ( [Owen] 1860 ; see Correspondence vol.  8). The boxes …

To Williams & Norgate   12 April [1872]

Summary

Orders books: J. R. Leifchild, The higher ministry of nature (1872);

Hermann Müller, The application of the Darwinian theory to flowers [(1872?), reprint from Am. Nat. 5 (1871): 271–97];

and a review by J. B. Hunter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  12 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.414)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8284

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  • … vol.  8, letter to Asa Gray, 22 July [1860] and n.  6). The enclosure was an advertisement …
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Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s  Origin of …
  • … in railway stations ( letter to Charles Lyell, 14 January [1860] ). By May, with the work …
  • … be nice easy reading.’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 22 May [1860] ). Origin : reactions and …
  • … his main argument ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 January [1860] ). Darwin’s magnanimous …
  • … utterly  smashed’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 3 July [1860] ). (A chronological list of all the …
  • … the only track that leads to physical truth’ (Sedgwick 1860) that most wounded Darwin. Having spent …
  • … investigation.—’ ( letter to J. S. Henslow, 8 May [1860] ). Above all else Darwin prided …
  • … ample lot of facts.’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 18 February [1860] ). To those who objected that his …
  • … as real.’ ( letter to C. J. F. Bunbury, 9 February [1860] ). This helps to explain why Darwin was …
  • … progression ( letter to Charles Lyell, 18 [and 19 February 1860] ). To this and Lyell’s many other …
  • … than a success ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 February [1860] ). I think geologists …
  • … to reasoning.’ ( letter to A. R. Wallace, 18 May 1860 ). Darwin began to tabulate (and …
  • … and five botanists ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 March [1860] ). Others, like François Jules …
  • … at it, makes me sick!’ ( letter to Asa Gray, 3 April [1860] ). By the end of 1860, Darwin …
  • … those of embryology ( letter to Asa Gray, 10 September [1860] ). Only his theory, he believed, …
  • … of species ( see letter from T. H. Huxley, 6 August 1860 ). But Baer in fact eventually opposed …
  • … other animals’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] )— he and others were well aware that …
  • … after 4 hours battle’ (letter from J. D. Hooker, 2 July 1860). Other correspondents informed Darwin …
  • … thing for subject.—’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 3 July [1860] ). Further details of the meeting, …
  • … theological reform tract  Essays and reviews  in January 1860 as to that of  Origin  itself. …
  • … ( letter from J. S. Henslow to J. D. Hooker, 10 May 1860 ). What worried Darwin most about such …
  • … support altogether (letters to Charles Lyell, 1 June [1860] and 11 August [1860] ). As …
  • … view the subject’ ( letter to Charles Lyell, 15 February [1860] ); later he became ‘fairly sick’ …
  • … of his geological argument, he wrote to Lyell on 6 June [1860] : 'I am beginning to despair …
  • … Darwin was not, however, entirely preoccupied in 1860 with his critics and the reception of  Origin …
  • … two days after the second edition was issued, on 9 January 1860, he turned to preparing the first …
  • … compressed arguments of  Origin . Many of the letters of 1860 pertain to his collection of further …
  • … in the fertilisation of plants. In the spring and summer of 1860, he began to investigate the …
  • … changed structure.’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 27 April [1860] ). Tracing the complicated …

British Association meeting 1860

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Several letters refer to events at the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Oxford, 26 June – 3 July 1860. Darwin had planned to attend the meeting but in the end was unable to. The most famous incident of the meeting was the verbal…

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  • … the Advancement of Science meeting in Oxford, June–July 1860 Several letters in the year 1860
  • … Advancement of Science held in Oxford, 26 June – 3 July 1860. Darwin had planned to attend the …
  • … broken down” (letter to Charles Lyell, 25 [June 1860] ). Undoubtedly the most famous …
  • … are less well known. The following account of the 1860 meeting of the British Association in …
  • … by their precise attribution. Athenæum , 7 July 1860, p. 19: Introduction to the reports …
  • … lively during the week. Athenæum , 7 July 1860, pp. 25–6: Thursday session of Section D. …
  • … monkey was the gift of speech. Athenæum , 14 July 1860, pp. 64–5: Saturday session, …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … should not be in conflict. A TREMENDOUS FURORE: 1859-1860 In which Darwin distributes …
  • … in the long run prevail. CERTAIN BENEFICIAL LINES: 1860 Asa Gray presents his argument …
  • … 1859 70  A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 5 JANUARY 1860 71L AGASSIZ, JULY 1860
  • … 100 A GRAY, ATLANTIC MONTHLY FOR JULY, AUGUST AND OCTOBER, 1860 101 GRAY’S ARTICLE IN THE …

Natural Selection: the trouble with terminology Part I

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Darwin encountered problems with the term ‘natural selection’ even before Origin appeared.  Everyone from the Harvard botanist Asa Gray to his own publisher came up with objections. Broadly these divided into concerns either that its meaning simply wasn’t…

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  • … ( Charles Darwin to Charles Lyell   6 June [1860 ]) Darwin encountered problems with the …
  • … ( Charles Darwin to Charles Lyell, 6 June [1860]) To Lyell, Darwin wrote: ‘ I doubt …

Essay: Natural selection & natural theology

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—by Asa Gray NATURAL SELECTION NOT INCONSISTENT WITH NATURAL THEOLOGY. Atlantic Monthly for July, August, and October, 1860, reprinted in 1861. I Novelties are enticing to most people; to us they are simply annoying. We cling to a long-accepted…

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  • … Monthly for  July ,  August , and  October , 1860, reprinted in 1861. I …

Review: The Origin of Species

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- by Asa Gray THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION (American Journal of Science and Arts, March, 1860) This book is already exciting much attention. Two American editions are announced, through which it will become familiar to many…

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  • … (American Journal of Science and Arts, March, 1860) This book is already exciting much …

Essay: Design versus necessity

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—by Asa Gray DESIGN VERSUS NECESSITY.—DISCUSSION BETWEEN TWO READERS OF DARWIN’S TREATISE ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, UPON ITS NATURAL THEOLOGY. (American Journal of Science and Arts, September, 1860) D.T.—Is Darwin’s theory atheistic or pantheistic…

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  • … (American Journal of Science and Arts, September , 1860) D.T.—Is Darwin’s theory atheistic …

Darwin and Down

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Charles and Emma Darwin, with their first two children, settled at Down House in the village of Down (later ‘Downe’) in Kent, as a young family in 1842.   The house came with eighteen acres of land, and a fifteen acre meadow.  The village combined the…

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  • … plant sensitivity: To Charles Lyell,  24 November [1860] : describing experiments on …
  • … On co-adaptation: To J. D. Hooker,  12 July [1860] : on adaptation in Orchis pyramidalis …

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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  • … the last proof sheets on 26 December 1859 ; published 1860 1 st US ‘revised and augmented’ …
  • … 2 nd to 3 rd editions; US edition By June 1860 Darwin was at least open to the …
  • … be needed ‘ soon, ever, or never ’.  By November 1860 he had heard that it was , and it was …
  • … additions now sent.— In the meantime, in July 1860, a ‘revised and augmented’ American …
  • … he had yet to start it on 28 January, but on 2 February 1860 he told Herbert Spencer that it was …
  • … (see letter from Jeffries Wyman, [ c . 15] September 1860 ). Among pigs in a particular …
  • … who only began corresponding with Darwin in November 1860, too late for the third edition.   …

The whale-bear

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Darwin came to regard ‘bear’ as a ‘word of ill-omen’.  In the first edition of Origin he told the story of a black bear seen swimming for hours with its mouth wide open scooping insects from the water ‘like a whale’. He went on to imagine that natural…

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  • … ( William Henry Harvey to Charles Darwin, 24 August 1860 ) Darwin came to regard ‘bear’ as …

New material added to the American edition of Origin

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A ‘revised and augmented’ American edition of Origin came on the market in July 1860, and was the only authorised edition available in the US until 1873. It incorporated many of the changes Darwin made to the second English edition, but still contained…

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  • … response to Darwin (see letters from Asa Gray, [10 January 1860], [17 January 1860], and 23 January …
  • … of stereotyping (see letter from Asa Gray, 23 January [1860] and n. 2). The firm agreed, however, to …
  • … of species (two letters to Baden Powell, 18 January 1860), Darwin subsequently changed his mind. On …
  • … this off to Gray enclosed in his letter of [8 or 9 February 1860]. He had earlier sent Gray some …
  • … given by Hewett Cottrell Watson in his letter of [3? January 1860]) that Darwin wanted inserted at …
  • … American edition in the letter to Lyell, 18 [and 19 February 1860]. Darwin suggested to Gray that …
  • … additional corrections” (letter to Asa Gray, 1 February [1860]). By 1 May 1860, D. Appleton …
  • … printings of Origin (see letter to Asa Gray, 22 May [1860] and enclosure) and were preparing to …
  • … American edition of Origin was available in July 1860 (see [Gray] 1860b, p. 116). It is …
  • …   Charles Darwin Down, Bromley, Kent, Feb. 1860   [Darwin’s …
  • … 363–6). See also letter from John Lubbock, [after 28 April 1860?]. 4 Origin , p. 188. …

Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870

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This selection of Charles Darwin’s letters includes correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues around the world; letters by the critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and by admirers who helped them to spread. It takes up the story of…

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  • … them to spread. It takes up the story of Darwin’s life in 1860, in the immediate aftermath of the …
  • … out to me. No doubt many will be. Darwin to Huxley, 1860. I cannot tell …

Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle voyage in 1831, Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington kept an illustrated journal of his observations and experiences on the voyage, noting wildlife, landscapes, buildings and people and,…

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  • … a new ear-trumpet  for him from London, and again  in 1860 .  Covington still assisted …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • …  vol. 8, letter to Charles Lyell, 10 January [1860] ). In the same letter he reminded Lyell of …
  • … who was already ill-disposed towards Owen following his 1860 review of  Origin , wrote to Falconer …
  • … exercise Darwin was Huxley’s assertion, first made in his 1860 review of  Origin , that in order …
  • …  and  Viola species, had interested Darwin since 1860; it continued to capture his attention ( …

Darwin and Fatherhood

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Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in 1839 and over the next seventeen years the couple had ten children. It is often assumed that Darwin was an exceptional Victorian father. But how extraordinary was he? The Correspondence Project allows an unusually…

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  • … any of his children were ill, Darwin was unable to work. In 1860 his seventeen-year-old daughter …
  • … on account of Etty.’ (Darwin to W. D. Fox,  18 October [1860] ) Seven of the Darwin children lived …

Religion

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Design|Personal Belief|Beauty|The Church Perhaps the most notorious realm of controversy over evolution in Darwin's day was religion. The same can be said of the evolution controversy today; however the nature of the disputes and the manner in…

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  • … Letter 2814 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 22 May [1860] Darwin writes to Gray about the …
  • … Letter 2855 — Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa, 3 July [1860] Darwin writes to Gray and tells him …

Darwin’s Photographic Portraits

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Darwin was a photography enthusiast. This is evident not only in his use of photography for the study of Expression and Emotions in Man and Animal, but can be witnessed in his many photographic portraits and in the extensive portrait correspondence that…

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  • … to the copy he had sent five years previously in his 1860 letter to Hooker , Darwin exclaimed …
  • … matter, and he was far more satisfied with the results. In 1860-61 and again in 1864 Charles Darwin …
  • … most transformative photographs of Darwin.The years between 1860 and 1864 took a physical and …
  • … his ‘venerable beard’! Images: Charles Darwin, 1860-61, William Darwin, Courtesy of Harvard …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … Bridges, Thomas (b) [Oct 1860 or after] [Keppel …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 2781 - Doubleday, H. to Darwin, [3 May 1860] Doubleday describes his experiments …
  • … Letter 2864 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [12 July 1860] Darwin describes his absorption in …

Darwin in letters, 1861: Gaining allies

Summary

The year 1861 marked an important change in the direction of Darwin’s work. He had weathered the storm that followed the publication of Origin, and felt cautiously optimistic about the ultimate acceptance of his ideas. The letters from this year provide an…

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  • … of notes on variation at Down House. During the summer of 1860, he had become interested in  …
  • … . Having learned from his publisher John Murray in November 1860 that a new edition of  Origin …
  • … fourth child, remained desolate over the death in September 1860 of their first-born, Noel, he and …
  • … in the voyage of the  Beagle  is well known. As late as 1860, Henslow had defended Darwin against …
  • … form of typhus fever’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 11 May 1860 ). This hope was realised. By the end …
  • … America that threatened peace in Britain in 1861. The end of 1860 and the beginning of 1861 saw …
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