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To Federico Delpino   22 November 1871

Summary

Will send FD’s work [Studi sopra un lignaggio anemofilo delle composte (1871)] to Nature for review.

CD’s health has been poor all summer – he doubts that he will ever "have the strength to publish on Variability under a state of Nature".

Hopes to publish on cross- and self-fertilisation next summer.

Encloses his photo and asks for FD’s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8082

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Federico Delpino   22 November 1871
  • … Anna Barone (private collection) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Nov 1871 Federico Delpino …
  • … un lignaggio anemofilo delle composte (1871)] to Nature for review. CD’s health has been …
  • … Bibliography Ascherson, Paul. 1871. Federico Delpino’s Eintheilung der Pflanzen nach dem …
  • … See letter from Federico Delpino, 15 November 1871  and n.  2. …
  • … CD had received copies of Delpino 1871, a paper on the Artemisiaceae. The paper was not …
  • … in Emma Darwin’s hand. CD cited Delpino 1871 in Cross and self fertilisation , pp.  400, …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Nov 22 1871 My dear Sir I am much obliged for your very kind …
  • … letter from Federico Delpino, 15 November 1871  and n.  5. Cross and self fertilisation …
  • … Zeitung (see Hildebrand 1870 and Ascherson 1871 ). CD’s annotated copies of these reviews …

From Henry Gillman   31 October 1871

Summary

Sends details of his discoveries of relics and bones of the "mound-builders", and Jeffries Wyman’s comments on them.

Author:  Henry Gillman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8038

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Henry Gillman   31 October 1871
  • … DAR 165: 48 Henry Gillman Detroit 31 Oct 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Institution (1873): 364–90. Wyman, Jeffries. 1871. Observations on crania and other parts …
  • … West, | Detroit, Michigan, October 31 st . 1871. Chas. Darwin Esq r . Down, Beckenham, …
  • … See letter from Henry Gillman, 29 May 1871 . Gillman published on the mound-builders in …
  • … letter from W.  B.  Dawkins, 8 February 1871  and n.  2. Jeffries Wyman was curator of the …
  • … Harvard University. Gillman refers to Wyman 1871 , in the Reports of the Peabody Museum of …
  • … States (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871] ). CD’s letter to Gillman has not been …
  • … found. See letter from Henry Gillman, 29 May 1871 . Gillman’s note, ‘The …
  • … flattest tibia on record’, appeared in American Naturalist 5 (1871): 663–4. There …
  • … of American Naturalist , from March 1871 until 1882, in CD’s unbound journal collection in …
  • … in Connection with Harvard University 1 (1868–76), Fourth Annual Report (1871), pp. 10–24. …
  • … into this cleft. I have this season (1871) carefully preserved the seed from flowers …

To Hubert Airy   5 April [1871]

Summary

Discusses loss of voluntary movement of ears in man and monkey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  5 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7659

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To Hubert Airy   5 April [1871] …
  • … DAR 143: 15 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Apr [1871] Hubert Airy …
  • … 1870 and n.  1, and this volume, letter to Francis Darwin, 25 March [1871] , and letter to …
  • … William Ogle, 25 March [1871] ). George Biddell Airy. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hubert Airy, 3 April 1871 . See …
  • … letter from Hubert Airy, 3 April 1871  and n.  3. …
  • … See letter from Hubert Airy, 3 April 1871  and n.  1. CD may refer to William Ogle, …
  • … amongst others; see letter to P.  B.  Mason, 24 March [1871] and n.  2. …
  • … See letter to William Ogle, 25 March [1871] . CD refers to James Crichton-Browne, Francis …

To Asa Gray   16 July [1871]

Summary

CD’s sons, George and Francis, are to visit the U. S. Can AG supply any letters of introduction?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 July [1871]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7867

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Asa Gray   16 July [1871] …
  • … Herbarium of Harvard University (101) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 July [1871] Asa Gray …
  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810– …
  • … Riley ( letter to C.  V.  Riley, 8 July [1871] ). The notice has not been identified. Gray …
  • … Descent ( letter from Asa Gray, 14 April 1871 ), and according to his biographer, he did …
  • … of Descent , which was published in February 1871 ( Freeman 1977 ). The list of places …
  • … has not been found. In September 1871, Emma Darwin wrote to Henrietta Emma Darwin that …
  • … letter from Emma Darwin to H.  E.  Darwin, [12 September 1871] (DAR 219.9: 94); …
  • … another letter in November 1871 indicates that they had visited Boston while on their …
  • … Frances Allen to Emma Darwin, 10 November [1871] (DAR 219.11: 13)). Gray also saw Francis …

From Asa Gray   14 April 1871

Summary

Is reading Descent.

Encloses some answers to CD’s queries about expressions of Laura Bridgman.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 175, 175/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7683

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From Asa Gray   14 April 1871
  • … 175, 175/2 Asa Gray Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. 14 Apr 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … see Higginson 1898 , pp.  284–5). Harte 1871 . See n.  4, above. Question 1 was about the …
  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810– …
  • … Botanic Garden, | Cambridge, Mass. 14. April 1871 My Dear Darwin. You have such a way of …
  • … Gray quotes Descent 2: 389. In 1871, Gray supervised the construction of a new botanical …
  • … letter from Asa Gray, 10 and 14 March [1871] and n.  3). Gray probably refers to Edward …
  • … Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Harte, Bret. 1871. Poems. Boston: Osgood. Higginson, Thomas …
  • … with his letter to Gray of 5 February [1871] (see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix VII). …
  • … Samuel Gridley Howe was in Santo Domingo in April 1871 (see letter from Asa …
  • … Gray, 10 and 14 March [1871] and n.  5. Jane Loring Gray. Gray refers to Mark Twain, The …

From George Grove   15 July 1871

Summary

The cat exhibition was a success. Asks whether the next one might be made to serve interests of science and of CD’s investigations by, for example, offering prizes for cats with special modifications or characters.

Author:  George Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7866

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From George Grove   15 July 1871
  • … DAR 165: 229 George Grove Crystal Palace 15 July 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Crystal Palace, S.E. July 15, 1871 My dear Sir I have been too busy to thank you sooner …
  • … CD’s letter to Grove of 2 July 1871 has not been found; Mrs Hamilton has not been …
  • … the first official cat show was held at the Crystal Palace on 13 July 1871 ( Era , …
  • … 16 July 1871, p.  4). A …
  • … second cat show was held at the Crystal Palace on 2 and 4 December 1871 ( The Times , …
  • … 4 December 1871, p.  12). …
  • … According to Era , 16 July 1871, p.  4, one of the cats exhibited had twenty-six claws. CD …

From H. E. Litchfield   [13 November 1871]

Summary

Does not want CD to put his name to any religious movement. Discourages giving money to Abbott or Voysey.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8054F

Matches: 12 hits

  • … From H. E. Litchfield   [13 November 1871] …
  • … 41) Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield [13 Nov 1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … vol. 19, letter to H. E. Litchfield, [before 2 December 1871] , and memorandum from R. …
  • … B. Litchfield, [before 2 December 1871]). …
  • … the letter from F. E. Abbot, 1 November 1871 (sent from Ohio), and the letter to F. …
  • … E. Abbot, 16 November [1871] ( Correspondence vol. 19, see n. …
  • … 3, below). In 1871, 13 November was a Monday. Cumberland Place, Regent’s Park, London, was …
  • … 19, letter from F. A. Hanbury, 4 September 1871 and nn. 1 and 2). Thomas Henry Huxley had …
  • … Ellingwood Abbot. See Correspondence vol. 19, letter from F. E. Abbot, 1 November 1871 . …
  • … In his letter of 1 November 1871 ( Correspondence vol. 19), Abbot asked to quote from a …
  • … 19, letter to F. E. Abbot, 16 November [1871] ). For John Tyndall’s views on science and …
  • … in the Church of England in February 1871 and went on to found the Theistic Church ( …

From John Morley   26 March 1871

Summary

Thanks for CD’s letter on his review of Descent in the Pall Mall Gazette [21 Mar 1871].

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7628

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From John Morley   26 March 1871
  • … John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn Flexford House 26 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Thanks for CD’s letter on his review of Descent in the Pall Mall Gazette [21 Mar 1871]. …
  • … letter to Frederick Greenwood, 24 March [1871] . Morley refers to Descent. Morley refers …
  • … Morley] 1871b), which appeared in the 12 April 1871 issue of the Pall Mall Gazette . …
  • … See also letter from John Morley, 30 March 1871 . …

From W. E. Darwin   5 June 1871

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Summary

Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 90: 75, 75a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7802

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   5 June 1871
  • … DAR 90: 75, 75a William Erasmus Darwin unstated 5 June 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat. …
  • … and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. …
  • … CD was in Southampton from 11 to 19 May 1871 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). The enclosure …
  • … June 5. 1871 I saw that little wretch of a pony yesterday; it has not quite moulted but …
  • … will look again W E D Southampton May 13. 1871— I saw a new Forest pony shedding its hair. …

From John Murray   20 March [1871]

Summary

Demand [for Descent] is such that JM thinks he will have to print 1000 more copies. Does not want to trouble CD for corrections.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7604

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From John Murray   20 March [1871] …
  • … DAR 171: 393 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50 20 Mar [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works …
  • … and the letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871] . Murray refers to Descent ; he had just …
  • … a second printing of 2000 copies (see letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871] ). A third …
  • … printing of 2000 copies appeared in April 1871 ( Freeman 1977 ; letter from …
  • … John Murray, 10 May 1871 ). …

From John Morley   17 April 1871

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Summary

Gratified that CD approves his analysis of CD’s views of moral sense. Does not think there is a fundamental difference between J. S. Mill (Utilitarianism [1863], p. 45) and CD.

His view of those who object to CD’s "new doctrine of the moral sense".

Author:  John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7691

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From John Morley   17 April 1871
  • … John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn Flexford House 17 Apr 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Dittmar, Gérald. 2006. …
  • … Une tragédie française: la commune de Paris de 1871. Paris: Editions Dittmar. Mill, John …
  • … Flexford House, | near Guildford. April 17. 1871. Dear Sir, I am extremely gratified to …
  • … refers to CD’s letter to him of 14 April [1871]. Morley refers to John Stuart Mill and …
  • … 6. See letter to John Morley, 14 April [1871] and n.  5. Morley refers to the association …
  • … 25). The Times review of Descent (8 April 1871, p.  5) accused CD’s work on the evolution …
  • … republicans in St James’s Hall (not the Old Bailey) on 4 April 1871 ( The Times , …
  • … 5 April 1871, p.  5). In his ‘Appeal from the new to the old Whigs’, Edmund Burke …

To A. R. Wallace   1 August [1871]

Summary

On a "remarkable" letter from Fritz Müller [see 7820] about mimicry, protection, and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  1 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7889

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To A.  R.  Wallace   1 August [1871] …
  • … MS 46434) Charles Robert Darwin Haredene, Albury Surrey 1 Aug [1871] Alfred Russel Wallace …
  • … see letter from A.  R.  Wallace, 16 July 1871  and n.  2. ) CD refers to Edward Livingston …
  • … Youmans; see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [17 July 1871] . …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Fritz Müller, 14 June 1871 (see n.  4, below). …
  • … this house from 28 July to 25 August 1871 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from …
  • … A.  R.  Wallace, 16 July 1871  and n.  4; Wallace was having a house …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 14 June 1871  and enclosures. Prepaid halfpenny postcards …
  • … 4–5). See letter from Fritz Müller, 14 June 1871  and n.  7. CD had wondered whether the …
  • … in Descent 2d ed. , p.  422 n.  34. See also letter to Fritz Müller, 2 August [1871] . See …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 14 June 1871  and n.  19. Wallace had suggested that Chauncey …

To Henry Holland   [20 October 1871]

Summary

Seeks HH’s support for Hooker in JDH’s difficulties with A. S. Ayrton and the Ministry of Works [see Nature 6 (1872): 211–16].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Holland
Date:  [20 Oct 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8025

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Henry Holland   [20 October 1871] …
  • … DAR 96: 97 Charles Robert Darwin Down [20 Oct 1871] Henry Holland …
  • … See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October  1871] and n.  10; see also letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 26 March 1871 . Holland was president of the Royal Institution of Great …
  • … this letter, the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 October 1871 , and the letter to J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 20 [October 1871] . Joseph Dalton Hooker’s letter has not been found; see …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 October 1871  and n.  1. The reference is to Acton Smee …

From John Murray   31 May [1871]

Summary

On photographic illustrations [for Expression].

Estimates 7s 6d price for a cheap edition of Origin [6th].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7784

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From John Murray   31 May [1871] …
  • … DAR 171: 400 John Murray London, Albemarle St, 50a 31 May [1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … for Expression in the letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 28 May [1871] . …
  • … John Murray. 1872. Lyell, Charles. 1871. The student’s elements of geology. London: J. …
  • … between this letter and the letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 28 May [1871] . See letter to R.   …
  • … F.  Cooke, 28 May [1871] and n.  2. Oscar Gustaf Rejlander. …
  • … Origin 6th ed. ), see the letter to John Murray, 12 May [1871] . The reference is to …
  • … student’s elements of geology ( Lyell 1871 ). CD had inquired about the cost of engravings …

From C.-F. Reinwald   1 February 1871

Summary

Has left Paris because of the war.

J. J. Moulinié and Carl Vogt are at work on Descent, which CR plans to publish in Paris.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7472

Matches: 10 hits

  • … From C. -F.  Reinwald   1 February 1871
  • … DAR 176: 93 Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald Frankfurt 1 Feb 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … J.  Moulinié, 7 July 1871 ). John Murray was CD’s publisher. …
  • … to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Howard, Michael. 1981. …
  • … War; the German invasion of France, 1870–1871. London and New York: Routledge. Origin 5th …
  • … a /M.  14 neue Rothhofstrasse. Febr.  1 st 1871. Dear Sir It is now a few months ago I …
  • … War lasted from 19 July 1870 to 10 May 1871 ( Wawro 2003 ). Carl Vogt revised Moulinié’s …
  • … 1869 , and this volume, letter to J.  J.  Moulinié, 28 June [1871] , and letter from J.   …
  • … from 19 September 1870 to 28 January 1871 ( Wawro 2003 ). Balloons were used to carry post …
  • … war: the German conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …

From Francis Darwin   [after 16 May 1871]

Summary

He is waiting to hear about the requirements for the MB examination before considering the possible trip to north America.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 16 May 1871]
Classmark:  Philip Trevelyan (private collection) DAR 274.1: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7761F

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Francis Darwin   [after 16 May 1871] …
  • … DAR 274.1: 17 Francis Darwin Cambridge [after 16 May 1871] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … H.  Darwin, [14 May 1871] and n.  5. …
  • … The annotations are for CD’s letter to Francis Darwin, 21 May [1871] . …
  • … the letter to Francis Darwin, 16 May [1871] . Francis’s friend was probably Edward Charles …
  • … letter from Francis Darwin, [after 22 May 1871] ). Francis was hoping to travel to the …
  • … George Howard Darwin and two friends (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [14 May 1871] ). See …
  • … letter to Francis Darwin, 16 May [1871] . See letter from G.   …

From J. J. Aubertin   4 March 1871

Summary

Thanks for letter and invitation to come to Down.

Sorry about CD’s bad health; Brazilian climate has improved his own.

Sorry to hear Miss Butler is dead.

Author:  John James Aubertin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7545

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From J.  J.  Aubertin   4 March 1871
  • … DAR 159: 126 John James Aubertin Windham Club 4 Mar 1871 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to J.  J.  Aubertin, 3 March [1871] and n.  2. Ilkley Wells, Yorkshire. …
  • … letter from J.  J.  Aubertin, 1 March 1871  and n.  1. Aubertin refers to Edmund Smith. …
  • … See letter to J.  J.  Aubertin, 3 March [1871] . Aubertin refers to the Franco-Prussian …
  • … accepted by the French National Assembly on 1 March 1871 (see Wawro 2003 , pp.  303–5). …
  • … war: the German conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. …
  • … S t . James’s Square. | S.W. March 4. 1871 Dear M r . Darwin Thanks for your letter. I …

To John Murray   20 March 1871

Summary

Pleased with sum the reprint [of Descent] has produced. Terms of payment accepted.

Thanks JM for Nonconformist [review of Descent, 32 (1871): 240–1].

Would like to see other out-of-way reviews – especially religious.

Other reviews favourable, including Wallace’s [see 7569], which is admirable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  20 Mar 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 250–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7603

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To John Murray   20 March 1871
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 250–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 Mar 1871 John Murray …
  • … for Nonconformist [review of Descent , 32 (1871): 240–1]. Would like to see other out-of- …
  • … A review of Descent appeared in the 2 August 1871 issue of the Guardian (pp.  935–6). CD’s …
  • … that appeared in the 11 March and 18 March 1871 issues of the Spectator (pp.  288–9, 319– …
  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. North, John S. 1997. The Waterloo directory of …
  • … Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. March 20 th . 1871 My dear M r Murray I am greatly pleased …
  • … See letter from John Murray, 18 March [1871] and n.  3. CD had banked with the Charing …
  • … to a review of Descent in the 8 March 1871 issue of the Nonconformist (see Correspondence …

To Nature   1 July [1871]

Summary

Refers H. H. Howorth, the writer of "A new view of Darwinism" [Nature 4 (1871): 161–2], to Variation for a discussion of fertility and sterility of organisms in relation to increased food and other factors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Nature, 6 July 1871, pp. 180–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Nature    1 July [1871] …
  • … Nature , 6 July 1871, pp.  180– …
  • … 1 Charles Robert Darwin Down 1 July [1871] Nature …
  • … of "A new view of Darwinism" [ Nature 4 (1871): 161–2], to Variation for a discussion of …
  • … of publication of the letter in Nature , 6 July 1871. Henry Hoyle Howorth’s letter was …
  • … published under the heading ‘A new view of Darwinism’ on 29 June 1871 ( …
  • … Howorth 1871). Howorth claimed that the theory of natural selection implied ‘the Survival …

To J. D. Hooker   26 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for information about Henslow’s mouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 July [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7881

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   26 July [1871] …
  • … DAR 94: 201 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 July [1871] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 July 1871 and n.  3. No letter from Mary Elizabeth Lyell concerning Charles …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n.  3, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 July 1871 . CD refers to Richard Buckley Litchfield, Henrietta Emma Darwin’ …
  • … Alvey Darwin. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 July [1871] and n.  6, and letter from J.   …
  • … D.  Hooker, 23 July 1871 . Charles Paget Hooker; see letter from J.   …
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Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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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.…

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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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

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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,…

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  • … 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

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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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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … [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

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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,…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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

Women as a scientific audience

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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…

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  • … 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

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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…

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  • … 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…

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

Have you read the one about....

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... 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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