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From Charles Voysey   18 October 1875

Summary

Wants CD to contribute to a new magazine to promote theism.

Author:  Charles Voysey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 180: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10204

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Church living (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from F. A. Hanbury, 4 September 1871 ). …
  • … had been expelled from the Church of England in 1871 for his theistic doctrines ( ODNB ). …
  • … In 1871, CD had subscribed to a charity fund to support Voysey after he had been deprived …

From Alpheus Hyatt   8 January [1875]

Summary

Encloses report on his paper "Old age characteristics among ammonites", [Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 17 (1875): 236–41].

Stability of long inherited characters. Dependence of some recently acquired characters on the environment.

Author:  Alpheus Hyatt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9233

Matches: 4 hits

  • … were passed on to offspring ( Cope 1871 ). ‘of’ inserted by hand over printed comma. …
  • … Bibliography Cope, Edward Drinker. 1871. The method of creation of …
  • … organic forms. [Read 15 December 1871. ] Proceedings …
  • … American Philosophical Society 12 (1871–2): 229–63. Correspondence : The correspondence of …

From Federico Delpino   18 April 1875

Summary

Looking forward to publication of Insectivorous plants, which he will review.

Paul Mantegazza has criticised FD on insectivorous plants

and CD on sexual selection; FD maintains dichogamy in plants supports sexual selection.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9939

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Insectivorous plants (see Appendix IV). Delpino 1871; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14  …
  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. …
  • … of the pitchers was nutritive (Delpino 1871, p.  175). Sulle piante a bicchieri: on …
  • … especially the role of female choice (see Mantegazza 1871 and Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 19, letter to Paolo Mantegazza, 22 September 1871 ). In Descent 1: 260, in the context of …

From Francis Galton   24 September 1875

Summary

Sends a lecture CD wished to see

and corrects himself about the twins.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10169

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 21, Variation 2: 357–404, and Galton 1871 . In his letter to G. J. Romanes, 24 September [ …
  • … University Press. 1985–. Galton, Francis. 1871. Experiments in pangenesis, by breeding …
  • … been largely transfused. [Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London …

From C. E. Norton   22 September 1875

Summary

Reports the death of Chauncey Wright: "a great blow … to the interests of sound thought and scientific inquiry throughout the country".

Author:  Charles Eliot Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1875
Classmark:  Norton and Howe eds. 1913, 2: 57–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10166

Matches: 3 hits

  • … of St George Jackson Mivart’s Genesis of species (Mivart 1871) republished in London (C. …
  • … Wright 1871). Wright visited Down in September 1872 (see Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), …
  • … DAB ). CD and Wright had corresponded since 1871 (see Correspondence vols. 19, 20, 22, and …

To Francis Galton   2 November [1875]

Summary

Has heard that FG will write on inheritance. Huxley does not believe in E. G. Balbiani’s views on subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  2 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10237

Matches: 2 hits

  • … been found; his brother, David Wedderburn, had written to CD in 1871 ( Correspondence vol. …
  • … 19, letter from David Wedderburn, 6 April 1871 ). …

From R. F. Cooke   21 April 1875

Summary

V. O. Kovalevsky has paid for the Expression plates.

Still has 400 copies of Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet

and 450 of Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 448
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9944

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wright’s review of St George Jackson Mivart’s On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871) as a …
  • … pamphlet (Wright 1871; see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 19, letter to John Murray, 17 August [1871] ). CD had also arranged for Murray to publish …

From W. E. Darwin to F. E. Abbot   20 December 1875

Summary

Sends some money on behalf of himself and his father to help with FEA’s problems with the Index.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Date:  20 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Harvard University Archives (Papers of F. E. Abbot, 1841–1904. Named Correspondence, 1857–1903. Letter, C. R. Darwin to F. E. Abbot (20 December 1875), in folder Darwin, Charles and W. E. Darwin (son), 1871–1883, box 44. HUG 1101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10311

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, Charles and W. E. Darwin (son), 1871–1883, box 44. HUG 1101) William Erasmus …
  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol. 19, letter to F. E. Abbot, 6 September [1871] ). …

To G. J. Romanes   24 September [1875]

Summary

Will propose GJR for membership in Linnean Society.

Discusses GJR’s grafting experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  24 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.476)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10168

Matches: 3 hits

  • … University Press. 1985–. Galton, Francis. 1871. Experiments in pangenesis, by breeding …
  • … been largely transfused. [Read 30 March 1871. ] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London …
  • … See Correspondence vols. 18–21 and Galton 1871 . In papers read before the Royal Society …

From N. A. Severtsov   25 September [1875]

Summary

Sends CD the 2d part of his travels into the Tien-shan mountains [Erforschung des Thian-Schan Gebirgs-Systems (1875)].

Has written a paper on the ranges and systematics of wild sheep and on modifications probably resulting from competition with domestic sheep, which he wishes to translate into English and would like to see appended to Variation.

Discusses sexual selection in thrushes; it apparently modifies one species into another.

Author:  Nikolai Alekseevich Severtsov
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10172

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Dresser, Henry Eeles. 1871–96. A history of the birds of Europe, including …
  • … Variation 2d ed. Robert Swinhoe. See Dresser 1871–96 , 2: 85–6; no copy has been found in …
  • … the black-throated thrush ( Dresser 1871–96 , 2: 85–6), Dresser discussed Severtsov’s …

From D. Appleton & Co   1 February 1875

Summary

Statement of U. S. sales of Origin, Expression, and Descent.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: A94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9837

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Expression : The expression of the emotions in …
  • … US edition of Descent was published in 1871. Appleton published a second American edition …

From J. W. Draper   15 February 1875

Summary

Asks to introduce Mr. N. Jovanovich of Belgrade, Serbia.

Author:  John William Draper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (John William Draper Family Papers (Mss18986), Box 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9854F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bell and Daldy. Draper, John William. 1871–4. Istorija umnoga razvića Jevrope. Translated …
  • … at this time; OED ) by Mita Rakić ( Draper 1871–4 ). Rakić was elected a member of Srpsko …

To J. D. Hooker   14 April [1875]

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Summary

CD and others now think it advisable to go further than a petition on vivisection, and a bill has been drafted.

F. Delpino’s pamphlet on pitchers ["Sulle pianti a bicchieri", Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 3 (1871): 174–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 384–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9927

Matches: 2 hits

  • … s pamphlet on pitchers ["Sulle pianti a bicchieri", Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 3 (1871): 174–6]. …
  • … paper ‘Sulle piante a bicchieri’ (Delpino 1871) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. …

From Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes   24 December [1875]

Summary

News of the parish and neighbours.

CD pleased JBI is interested in his book [Cross and self-fertilisation].

He is pretty well and hard at work with Francis.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10732

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 19, letter to J. B. Innes, 13 January 1871 ). John Lubbock had letters concerning these …
  • … letter to J. B. Innes, 18 January [1871] ), but no more is known of his involvement. Mr …
  • … Public Record Office HO107/1606/247/5); 1871 (RG10/875/34/10); 1881 (RG11/855/83/2)). …

From M. C. Stanley   14 September 1875

Summary

Thanks CD for telling her "such exact truth". She saw Thomas Carlyle at Keston – the country air has done him good – "he is half sorry to have been so unsociable on his first arrival".

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10157

Matches: 1 hit

  • … letter from M. C. Stanley, [16 November 1871] (to be published in the next supplement), …

From the Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften   20 July 1875

Summary

CD has been elected an Honorary Member of the Akademie.

Author:  Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C8r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10082

Matches: 2 hits

  • … found. CD had been made a foreign corresponding member in 1871 (see Correspondence vol. …
  • … Akademie der Wissenschaften, 16 July 1871 ). For the diploma, see Appendix III. Karl …

From George Rolleston   30 August 1875

Summary

Sends copy of his "Address [to the department of anthropology", Rep. BAAS 45 (1875): 142–56].

Notes criticism of remark by Walter Bagehot dealing with extinction of barbarians [cited in Descent 1: 239].

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 147: 554
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10141

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Rolleston, George. 1884. Scientific papers and …
  • … in particular to the smallpox epidemic of 1871 (Rolleston 1875, pp. 144–6). Rolleston, as …

From W. R. S. Ralston   26 April 1875

Summary

Translates letter [of 30 Mar 1875, missing] to CD from the Society of Naturalists in the Imperial University of Kazan, awarding an honorary membership.

Author:  William Ralston Shedden-Ralston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 176: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9952

Matches: 3 hits

  • … at a meeting of the society on 22 May 1871, but the diploma itself was dated 17 March  …
  • … Knowledge, at a sitting on the 22 of May, 1871, chose you as its Honorary Member— While …
  • … March 18 30 1875  of what took place in May 1871, no mind but a Slavonian’s can conceive. …

From J. P. Thomasson   23 March 1875

Summary

On nesting habits of pied and spotted flycatchers.

JPT disagrees with CD’s comment in Descent.

Marriages of first cousins produce congenital deaf-mutism.

Author:  John Pennington Thomasson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9900

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Hewitson, William Chapman. 1856. Coloured …
  • … following passage in the “Descent of Man &c” 1871, though modified in a later edition by …
  • … consanguineous marriage added to the census for 1871 (see, for example, Correspondence vol …

To Anton Dohrn   [after 7 February 1875]

Summary

The Zoological Station has already resulted in "capital work" by F. M. Balfour and Ray Lankester. G. J. Romanes is coming next year.

CD will be interested in AD’s ancestry of vertebrates. "I shall be very sorry to give up the ascidians."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  [after 7 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 1120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9852

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Fol, Hermann. 1875. Études sur le développement …
  • … of a marine worm, Sipunculus nudus , in 1871–2 (see Balfour 1874  and Lankester 1873a and …
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Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

Summary

The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

Matches: 30 hits

  • … The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, seeing the …
  • … promotes the sale’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 26 March 1871 ). The profits for Darwin were …
  • … first two printings, Darwin wrote to Murray on 20 March 1871 , ‘It is quite a grand trade to be a …
  • … in memory of the book’ ( letter to H. E. Darwin, 20 March 1871 ). Reaction …
  • … to read it ( letter from James Crichton-Browne, 19 February 1871 ). The African explorer and …
  • … pleasant or not’ (letter from W. W. Reade, 21 February 1871). The geologist William Boyd Dawkins …
  • … to buy them’ ( letter from W. B. Dawkins, 23 February 1871 ). Thomas Henry Huxley marvelled that …
  • … tide-marks!’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 20 February 1871 ). Asa Gray remarked, somewhat …
  • … and pointed ears”  (letter from Asa Gray, 14 April 1871) Like his previous book,  …
  • … arms and legs ( letter from C. L. Bernays, 25 February 1871 ). Samples of hair arrived from …
  • … his head ( letter from W. B. Tegetmeier, [before 25 April 1871] )). Hinrich Nitsche, ‘the lucky …
  • … orang-utan foetus ( letter from Hinrich Nitsche, 18 April 1871 ). Darwin thought he might use the …
  • … poor return’ ( letter to Hinrich Nitsche, 25 April [1871] ). Animal anecdotes appeared in …
  • … space each morning ( letter from Arthur Nicols, 7 March 1871 ; letter from B. J. Sulivan, 11 …
  • … of beauty ( letter from E. J. Pfeiffer, [before 26 April 1871] ). Roland Trimen, a long-time …
  • … in the past ( letter from Roland Trimen, 17 and 18 April 1871 ). Candid disagreement …
  • … were raised to a high pitch, as Innes wrote on 26 May 1871 about the darker races arising …
  • … as far as this goes’ ( letter to J. B. Innes, 29 May [1871] ). On religion and morality …
  • … Creator made it’ ( letter from George Morrish, 18 March 1871 ). Darwin received an anonymous …
  • … Descent  ( letter from a child of God, [after 24 February 1871] ). Yet some continued to …
  • … religious feeling’ ( letter from F. E. Abbot, 20 August 1871 ). The Anglican clergyman and …
  • … brethren’ ( letter from George Henslow, 5 December 1871 ). Ernst Haeckel boasted of his month …
  • … monkey !’ ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 21 December 1871 ). Descent  was extensively …
  • … independent of all times and all circumstances’ (8 April 1871, p. 5). Darwin condemned the author of …
  • … & classics’ ( letter to John Murray, 13 April [1871] ). But a similar point was made by …
  • … the killing of some members of a hive a duty (Cobbe 1871, pp. 174, 188–9). Darwin was particularly …
  • … by culture, not biology ( letter from John Morley, 30 March 1871 ). Reaction at home …
  • … its master. ( Letter from Hensleigh Wedgwood, [3–9 March 1871] .) Some of Darwin’s …
  • … to me’ ( letter to Hensleigh Wedgwood, 9 March 1871 ). A widening rift By far the …
  • … 1871a), which appeared just prior to  Descent  in early 1871. ‘I daresay it will tell heavily …

Darwin’s queries on expression

Summary

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…

Matches: 14 hits

  • … Blair, R.H. 11 July 1871 Worcester College for the …
  • … Brooke, C.A.J. 30 April 1871 Sarawak, Borneo …
  • … Chaumont, F.S.B.F. de 11 March 1871 Woolston, …
  • … Crichton-Browne, James 3 April 1871 West Riding …
  • … Donders, F.C. 28 March 1871 Utrecht, Netherlands …
  • … Foster, Michael 4 June [1871] Trinity College, …
  • … Gray, Asa 14 April 1871 Cambridge, Massachusetts, …
  • … Gray, Asa 10 & 14 March [1871] Cambridge, …
  • … Mivart, G.J. 26 Jan 1871 North Bank, London, England …
  • … Reade, Winwood W. 1 Feb 1871 11 St Mary Abbot's …
  • … Rejlander, O.G. [1871] Victoria Street, London, …
  • … Smith, Andrew 1 Feb. 1871 11 Saint Mary Abbot's …
  • … Smith, Andrew 17 April 1871 16 Alexander Square, …
  • … Swinhoe, Robert 14 March 1871 33 Oakley Square, …

Frank Chance

Summary

The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether,…

Matches: 6 hits

  • … first is undated but we know it was written before 25 April 1871 because Darwin alluded to a case …
  • … report by the pigeon-fancier W. B. Tegetmeier, 25 April [1871] . In his letter Chance is …
  • … (Letter from Frank Chance, [before 25 April 1871] ) Responding to this meticulous self …
  • … were very rare. When we were editing volume 19 (1871), Chance’s enclosure of beard and …
  • … : In your work on the ""Descent of Man"" (ed. 1871) ii. 298, 299, in …
  • … followed up on a similar case that CD had observed on 13 May 1871. William’s letter of 5 June 1871

Henrietta Emma Darwin

Summary

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.…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … reach adulthood. She married Richard Buckley Litchfield in 1871. She was a valued editor to her …
  • … by her father for his scientific writing, particularly his 1871 work,   The Descent of Man .  In …

Darwin and the Church

Summary

The story of Charles Darwin’s involvement with the church is one that is told far too rarely. It shows another side of the man who is more often remembered for his personal struggles with faith, or for his role in large-scale controversies over the…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … [1850] and n. 6; and letter to J. B. Innes, 29 May [1871] ). Their true friendship does …
  • … request favourably—’ (letter from J. B. Innes, 26 May 1871 ). Indeed Innes had such a high …
  • … school and organ funds (letter to J. B. Innes, 13 January 1871 ). Down’s next clergyman …
  • … very dull sermons’ (letter to J. B. Innes, 18 January [1871] ). Mr Powell was happy to take up …
  • … qualifications’ (letter from J. B. Innes, 5 June 1871 ). Particularly in the early days of …

Moral Nature

Summary

In Descent of Man, Darwin argued that human morality had evolved from the social instincts of animals, especially the bonds of sympathy and love. Darwin gathered observations over many decades on animal behavior: the heroic sacrifices of social insects,…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Letter 7048 : Darwin, W. E., to Darwin, C. R., [April? 1871] In Descent of man (1: 71 …
  • … Letter 7645 : Morley, John to Darwin, 30 March 1871 The politician and man of letters, …
  • … of Descent of Man in the Pall Mall Gazette (Morley 1871). Darwin admired the review, and …
  • … Letter 7685 : Darwin to Morley, John, 14 April [1871] "When I speak of intellectual …
  • … Letter 7691 , Morley, John, to Darwin, 17 April 1871 "I don't think Mr. Mill& …
  • … 7470 : Wedgwood, Hensleigh to Darwin, [before 3 March 1871] Darwin exchanged long letters …
  • … Letter 7537 : Darwin, C. R. to Wenslow, Hensleigh, 3 March [1871] Using the example of …
  • … 3. [ available at Darwinonline ] Cobbe, F. P. 1871. 'Darwinism in morals'. …

Strange things sent to Darwin in the post

Summary

Some of the stranger things Darwin received in the post can tell us a lot about how Darwin worked at home. In 1863, Darwin was very excited when the ornithologist Alfred Newton sent him a diseased, red-legged partridge foot with an enormous ball of clay…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … have germinated out of the dung ’.   In 1871, Darwin asked Ray Lankester to …
  • … enclosed with the letter from Hinrich Nitsche, 18 April 1871 (DAR 87: 46r) In Variation …

Darwin and vivisection

Summary

Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … heart’ ( Correspondence vol. 19, letter to ?, 19 May [1871] ). As a magistrate in Down, he had …
  • … vol. 19, letter to E. R. Lankester, 22 March [1871] ). In the same year, Darwin had published …
  • … of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1871 that outlined principles for …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

Summary

Darwin's daughter Henrietta kept a diary for a few momentous weeks in 1871. This was the year in which Descent of Man, the most controversial of her father's books after Origin itself, appeared, a book which she had helped him write. The small…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … wrote the following journal entries in March and July 1871 in a small lockable, leather-bound …
  • … by Henrietta herself. Darwin’s letters in 1870 and 1871 ( Correspondence , vols 18 and 19) …
  • … missions due to take place between 26 February and 5 March 1871 in four towns within the deanery of …
  • … from Charles and Emma Darwin to F. J. Wedgwood, [March 1871?], and letter from F. J. Wedgwood to H. …
  • … University Library. Henrietta Darwin | March 1871 1871 March— Sea Grove …
  • … away what they have no equivalent for. July 4th 1871. How hard it is to wait—the …
  • … I think I am a very happy woman. Sunday July 9 th . 1871 I want to think why I shd …
  • … mission leaders in the  Hampshire Advertiser , 21 January 1871, p. 7. 4 Probably John …

William Winwood Reade

Summary

On 19 May 1868, an African explorer and unsuccessful novelist, William Winwoode Reade (1838–1875) offered to help Darwin, and started a correspondence and, arguably, a collaboration, that would last until Reade's death. After a first 1861 tour of…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … of it" – Winwood Reade to Charles Darwin, 31 January 1871 ) and sought Darwin’s advice on …

Women as a scientific audience

Summary

Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Letter 7624 - Bathoe, M . B. to Darwin, [25 March 1871] Mary Bathoe responds …
  • … Letter 7644 - Barnard, A. to Darwin, [30 March 1871] J. S. Henslow’s daughter, …
  • … 7651 - Wedgwood, F. J. to Darwin, H. E., [1 April 1871] Frances Wedgwood offers …
  • … 7411 - Pfeiffer, E. J. to Darwin, [before 26 April 1871] The poet Emily Pfeiffer …
  • … Letter 8055 - Hennell, S. S. to Darwin, [7 November 1871] Sarah Hennell writes to Darwin …

Francis Galton

Summary

Galton was a naturalist, statistician, and evolutionary theorist. He was a second cousin of Darwin’s, having descended from his grandfather, Erasmus. Born in Birmingham in 1822, Galton studied medicine at King’s College, London, and also read mathematics…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … his results tended to disprove Darwin’s theory (Galton 1871). This brought a quick rejoinder from …
  • … together to facilitate cross-circulation ( 13 September 1871 ). His views on inheritance continued …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

Matches: 1 hits

  • … politely worded rebuke to St G. J. Mivart ( 21 April [1871] ) for  the inadequacies, as Darwin saw …

Have you read the one about....

Summary

... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

Darwin on human evolution

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'I hear that Ladies think it delightful reading, but that it does not do to talk about it, which no doubt promotes the sale.' For the first time online you can now read the full texts of nearly 800 letters Darwin wrote and received during 1871,…

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  • … Darwin wrote and received more than 800 letters during 1871, the year in which Descent of man , …
  • … and work for this year in  Darwin's life in letters, 1871: An emptying nest . …
  • … had published a short paper on the action of earthworms; in 1871, he was able to make exact …
  • … margin: 10px;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]] In 1871, Darwin& …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … in relation to sex , (London: John Murray, 1st ed., 1871), vol. 1., pp. 207 – 208. 3) “Man …
  • … and has a more inventive genius…”   Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 316 – 317. 4) …
  • … greater tenderness and less selfishness…” Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 326 – 327. 5) “The …
  • … merely the use of the senses and hands….”  Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 327. 6) “…Thus man …
  • … is in ornamental plumage to the peahen.”   Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 328 – 329. 7) …
  • … chiefly to her adult daughters….”  Descent (1871), vol. 2, p. 329. 8) “Man is more …
  • … should have gained the power of selection…” Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 371 – 372. …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Letter 7433  - Wedgwood,  F. to Darwin, [9 January 1871] Darwin’s brother-in-law, …
  • … Letter 8113 - Treat, M. to Darwin, [20 December 1871] Mary Treat describes her …
  • … Letter 7605  - Darwin to Darwin,  H. E., [20 March 1871] Darwin reports to …
  • … Letter 7858 - Darwin to Wa llace, A. R., [12 July 1871] Darwin tells Wallace that …
  • … 8089 - Darwin to Litc hfield, H. E., [2 December 1871] Darwin sends a chapter on …

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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  • … parliament to include a question on cousin-marriage in the 1871 census.  This was unsuccessful, but …
  • … to carry off anothers wife? ( from John Lubbock, 18 March [1871] ). It was Lubbock who drew …

Darwin's bad days

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Despite being a prolific worker who had many successes with his scientific theorising and experimenting, even Darwin had some bad days. These times when nothing appeared to be going right are well illustrated by the following quotations from his letters:

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  • … Despite being a prolific worker who had many successes with his scientific theorising and …

Science: A Man’s World?

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Discussion Questions|Letters Darwin's correspondence show that many nineteenth-century women participated in the world of science, be it as experimenters, observers, editors, critics, producers, or consumers. Despite this, much of the…

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  • … Letter 8055 - Hennell, S. S. to Darwin, [7 November 1871] Sarah Hennell writes to Darwin …
  • … Letter 8079 - Norton, S. R. to Darwin, [20 November 1871] Sarah Norton passes on to …
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