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From W. E. Darwin   [15 January 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the copy of Orchids.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10794F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   [15 January 1877] …
  • … DAR 275: 66) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton [15 Jan 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … fertilised by insects. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition, revised. London: John Murray. 1877. …
  • … nn. 3 and 6, below). Orchids 2d ed. was published in January 1877 ( Publishers’ Circular , …
  • … 1 February 1877, p. 93). William’s name is on CD’s presentation list for the volume (see …
  • … CD had written to Gardeners’ Chronicle , 3 January [1877], which had been reprinted in …
  • … Maxse. CD visited London from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … William visited Down on 27 January 1877 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … full in The Times , 11 January 1877, p. 7 ( …
  • … see letter from Allen Stoneham, 11 January 1877 , letter from G. …
  • … M. Tracy, 11 January 1877 , letter from Alfred …
  • … Grugeon, 14 January [1877] , letter from F. …
  • … W. Pim, 15 January 1877 ; see also Gardeners’ …
  • … Chronicle , 13 January 1877, p. …
  • … 52, 20 January 1877, p. …
  • … 83, and 3 February 1877, pp. 148–9). …
  • … George Gordon to William, dated 14 January 1877, is in DAR 210.7: 6. Gordon discussed his …
  • … In his letter to William of 14 January 1877 (DAR 210.7: 6), Gordon wrote that he thought …

From W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]

Summary

Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

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  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877] …
  • … DAR 210.5: 14 William Erasmus Darwin unstated [12 July 1877] [19 …
  • … July 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … them from water damage (see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2). Mrs C. : …
  • … from Sara Darwin to Emma Darwin, [3 December 1877] (DAR 210.5: 23)). Dick was William’s …
  • … In a letter to Emma Darwin of [24 July 1877] (DAR 210.5: 15, dated by a postmark), William …
  • … stayed with William until Wednesday 4 July 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). There were …

From W. E. Darwin   5 October [1877]

Summary

Thanks CD for present of £300.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11169

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  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   5 October [1877] …
  • … DAR 210.5: 21 William Erasmus Darwin Bassett 5 Oct [1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … E. Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [28 September 1877] (DAR 219.8: 32)). The letters from the …
  • … Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [28 September 1877] (DAR 219.8: 32)). The horse-dealer has not …
  • … the letter to W. E. Darwin, 3 October [1877] . CD’s marriage present to William and his …
  • … Sara Sedgwick (see letter to W. E. Darwin, 3 October [1877] and n. 2) was a cheque for …
  • … 300 guineas (£315; CD’s Classed accounts (Down House MS), 3 October 1877). CD and Emma had …
  • … in Southampton from 13 June to 4 July 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). William had …

From W. E. Darwin   [24 August 1877]

Summary

Action of heavy rain on the leaves of Robinia.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10753

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  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   [24 August 1877] …
  • … DAR 162: 85 William Erasmus Darwin Bassett [24 Aug 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, 20 [August 1877] . …
  • … The Friday following 20 August 1877 was 24 August. See letter to W. …
  • … E. Darwin, 20 [August 1877] and nn. 2 and 3. CD was interested in the movement of leaves …

To W. E. Darwin   20 [August 1877]

Summary

Asks WED to make some observations on Acacia or Robinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 [Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10755

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  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   20 [August 1877] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 139 Charles Robert Darwin Down 20 [Aug 1877] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … on Robinia mentioning William and dated August 1877 (see n. 2, below). CD was studying the …
  • … black locust); the notes, dated 15–16 June 1877, are in DAR 209.12: 13. CD continued to …
  • … continuing observations by William in notes dated 5–17 August 1877 (DAR 209.12: 163–4). …
  • … In a note dated 20 August 1877, written at Abinger, Surrey, CD mentioned William’s earlier …
  • … CD visited Abinger from 20 to 25 August 1877 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). CD evidently …

To W. E. Darwin   3 October [1877]

Summary

Encloses his marriage present, which he fears Sara [Darwin née Sedgwick] will think "atrociously unsentimental", but he hopes useful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11165

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  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   3 October [1877] …
  • … DAR 92: A43 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Oct [1877] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … at the end of September (see letter to Sara Sedgwick, 29 September [1877] ). William …
  • … and Sara were married on 29 November 1877 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD’s gift …
  • … was 300 guineas (£315; CD’s Classed accounts (Down House MS), 3 October 1877). …

From W. E. Darwin   4 April 1877

Summary

Arrangements about a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10923F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   4 April 1877
  • … Papers (DAR 275: 61) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 4 Apr 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … a letter from William Darwin Fox of 3 April [1877]. Fox had replied to a query from CD on …
  • … Pulmonaria (the genus of lungworts; see letter from W. D. Fox, 3 April [1877] and n. 2). …
  • … CD recorded a payment of £477 on 5 April 1877 with the notation ‘W. E. Darwin for Beesby …

From W. E. Darwin   [25 March? 1877]

Summary

Staying with W. D. Fox on the Isle of Wight. Offers to find Pulmonaria plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Mar? 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10922F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   [25 March? 1877] …
  • … Papers (DAR 275: 67) William Erasmus Darwin Sandown [25 Mar? 1877] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … between this letter, the letter from W. D. Fox, 3 April [1877] , and the letter from W. …
  • … E. Darwin, 4 April 1877 . …
  • … The Sunday following 25 March 1877 was 1 April, and would have been when William planned …

To W. E. Darwin   24 October [1877]

Summary

Returns [unspecified] enclosure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  24 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11205

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  • … To W.  E.  Darwin   24 October [1877] …
  • … DAR 210.6: 149 Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Oct [1877] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … fiancée, stayed at Down House from 13 to 24 October 1877 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …

From W. E. Darwin   [24 April 1877?]

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Sends notes made in June 1867, on Rhamnus catharticus and R. lanceolatus. Encloses diagrams and measurements relating to pollen size in R. lanceolatus.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A44, A71–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10343

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  • … From W.  E.  Darwin   [24 April 1877? ] …
  • … DAR 109: A44, A71–6 William Erasmus Darwin Bassett [24 Apr 1877? ] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. …
  • … is, between November 1876 and June 1877 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II) and Correspondence …
  • … to W. D. Fox, 18 February [1870] ). In 1877, the last Tuesday in April was 24 April. See …

From W. E. Darwin   24 October 1877

Summary

Asks for key and letter to be sent to him at the New University Club in London.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11204F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin   24 October 1877
  • … Papers (DAR 275: 62) William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 24 Oct 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …

To W. E. Darwin   [after 20 November 1876]

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Has written of his idea [on the formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10486

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of …
  • … Geikie had sent CD his Great ice age ( J. Geikie 1877 ). Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly. …

From W. E. Darwin   6 April [1880]

Summary

Is beginning Geikie’s Ice age. Describes flints found on the common. Comments on exciting election.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564G

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  • … Parliamentary Research Services. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation …
  • … Isbister & Co. Gilbert, Grove Karl. 1877. Report on the geology of the Henry Mountains . …

To W. E. Darwin   22 February [1870–9?]

Summary

Seeks investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Feb [1870-9]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13799

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  • … 22 Feb 1874 22 Feb 1875 22 Feb 1876 22 Feb 1877 22 Feb 1878 22 Feb 1879 William Erasmus …

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   26 October [1877]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  26 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209F

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  • … From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   26 October [1877] …
  • … Erasmus Darwin Bank [Southampton] 26 Oct [1877] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Darwin, W. E. …

From W. E. Darwin   30 November [1876]

Summary

Pleased to hear about GHD’s paper at the Royal Society.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11260F

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  • … of the Royal Society of London 167 (1877): 271–312. Darwin, George Howard. 1876c. On an …

To W. E. Darwin   5 [April 1880]

Summary

Discusses a book

and the "splendid news about the elections".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 [Apr 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564

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  • … Research Services. Gilbert, Grove Karl. 1877. Report on the geology of the Henry …

From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1866]

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Describes the floral structure of broom, particularly the form of the varying anthers. Encloses drawings of anthers and pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B52, 66–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3144

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  • … of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. …

To W. E. Darwin   7 [July 1869]

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Thanks him for his excellent observations [on Epipactis?]; would like WED to watch for some large insect visiting the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6819

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  • … fertilised by insects. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition, revised. London: John Murray. 1877. …

To W. E. Darwin   30 [June 1866]

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Cuttings have arrived. Different flower forms [in Rhamnus?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 [June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5136

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  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. OED : The Oxford English dictionary. Being a …
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Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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

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  • … , Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and …
  • … from a family that the Darwins had befriended. The year 1877 was more than usually full of honours. …
  • … of a very heavy shower’, William wrote on 24 August 1877 . ‘The leaves were not at all depressed; …
  • … gardeners ( letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 ). At Down House, Darwin and …
  • … a delicate twig’ ( letter to R. I. Lynch, 14 September 1877 ). Research on movement would continue …
  • … of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s paper eventually appeared …
  • … wrote to the editor, George Croom Robertson, on 27 April 1877 , ‘I hope that you will be so good …
  • … had written to the editor Ernst Ludwig Krause on 30 June 1877 , ‘I have been much interested by …
  • … the German debate (letters to W. E. Gladstone, 2 October 1877 and 25 October [1877] ). …
  • … and lively’ ( letter from W. E. Gladstone, 23 October 1877 ). Gifts of German and Dutch …
  • … Darwin and Ernst Haeckel). Writing to Darwin on 11 March 1877 , Krause declared the journal ‘an …
  • … the director, Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen, on 12 February 1877 : ‘I suppose that every worker at …
  • … of his 70th year. Darwin was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877. Distinguished guests and …
  • … & smooth as butter’ ( letter to C. E. Norton, 16 March 1877 ). Hooker was asked repeatedly by …
  • … & me to dejeuner!!!’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 14 June 1877 ). Darwin was staying in …
  • … centuries to come’ ( letter from C. C. Graham, 30 January 1877 ). Graham then gave a lengthy …
  • … man and of societies’ ( letter from Marcellin de Bonnal, [1877] ). A similar complaint came from …
  • … by a duke!’ ( letter to J. M. Rodwell, 3 June 1877 ). Back home, he learned from his brother that …
  • … order of the day’ ( letter from E. A. Darwin, 27 January [1877] ).  Carlyle’s remarks were …
  • … . In a letter from an unknown correspondent on 13 June 1877 , he was criticised for having quoted …
  • … monstrosity ( letter from C. T. E. Siebold, 10 October 1877 ). An American banker, William Burrows …
  • … back our civilization’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 17 May 1877 ). Bowles proposed that such …
  • … of humanity beneath’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 18 May 1877 ). More transitional human …
  • … inflexible tails ( letter from Arthur Mellersh, 1 January 1877 ). The American physician Jesse …
  • … (Trollope 1867; letter to G. J. Romanes, [1 and 2 December 1877] ). Dispute and …
  • … George and Francis. He wrote to Francis on 24 September 1877 about his forthcoming work, Life …
  • … value’, he confessed in a letter of 25 November 1877 that the book had ‘resolved itself into a …
  • … physical’ ( letter from W. M. Moorsom, 10 September 1877 ). Darwin was doubtful of the elephant …

1877 letters now online

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Flowers, bloom, a son married . . . and a suspended monkey in Cambridge at Darwin's honorary LLD ceremony. The transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877 are now online. Read more about Darwin's life in 1877…

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  • … of  over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877  are now online. Read more about  Darwin& …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade …
  • … have ever received ( Letter to Ernst Haeckel, 16 February 1877 )     …
  • … the start of his 70th year, but Darwin was only 68 in 1877. Despite this oversight, the album …
  • … world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) Familiar faces Ernst …
  • … with the final album. He wrote to Darwin on 9 February 1877 : ‘what will perhaps astonish you is …
  • … worth to give you ( Letter from J. V. Carus, 22 March 1877 )  The professor of …
  • … scientific work. ( Letter from C. G. Semper, 26 April 1877 ) Carl Kraus, an …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the …
  • … lasting pleasure. ( Letter to Pieter Harting, 19 March 1877 ) Harting had also written …
  • … it states his ‘69th Birthday’, when in fact he was 68 in 1877. It was arranged in alphabetical order …
  • … from A. A. van Bemmelen and H. J.  Veth, 6 February 1877 ) Dutch correspondents …
  • … ( Letter from C. W. Thomson, 30 June 1877 ) Much earlier, in 1861, Tiberius Cornelis …

German and Dutch photograph albums

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Darwin Day 2018: To celebrate Darwin's 209th birthday, we present two lavishly produced albums of portrait photographs which Darwin received from continental admirers 141 years ago. These unusual gifts from Germany and the Netherlands are made…

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  • …   In 1877, Charles Darwin was sent some unusual birthday presents: two lavishly …
  • … conferred on me ( Letter to Otto Zacharias, [24 February 1877] ) The two albums …
  • … sympathy. ( Letter to A. A. van Bemmelen, 12 February 1877 )  View the Dutch album …

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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  • … tiredness of the later years (e.g. letter to E.M. Dicey, [1877] ). Working …

Language: key letters

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How and why language evolved bears on larger questions about the evolution of the human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the development of human speech from animal sounds in The Descent of Man (1871),…

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  • … Letter 11074: Sayce, A. H. to Darwin, C. R., 27 July 1877 Darwin’s study of human nature …

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 …

Charles Harrison Blackley

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You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820–1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen as the cause of the allergy. Darwin was…

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  • … grains by a dilution method.  In his letter of 9 March 1877 , Darwin wrote: ‘Your calculation of …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to …
  • … and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date …
  • … Leiden 13 June 1823 Rotterdam 2 June 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 October 1808 Wildenborch 4 June 1877 Klein Dochteren …

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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  • … Letter 10746 – Darwin to Dicey, E. M., [1877] Darwin gives his opinion on the …
  • … Letter 11267f – Darwin, S. to Darwin, [3 December 1877] Darwin’s daughter-in-law …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • …   Lydia Becker (1877) Caricature of Lydia Becker from …

Floral Dimorphism

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a series of smaller studies on botanical subjects. Titled The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species, it consisted primarily of…

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  • … | Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a …
  • … findings on floral dimorphism were eventually published in 1877, but these experiments and …
  • … SOURCES Book Darwin, C. R. 1877. The different forms of flowers on plants of the …
  • … experiment, the class read chapter 1 of Charles Darwin’s 1877 T he Different Forms of …
  • … Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (London: John Murray, 1877), 16. [2] Ibid., 30. …

German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … (see letter from From Emil Rade , [before 16] February 1877). The poems were composed by …
  • … in Rade’s account of the making of the album (Rade 1877, pp. 39–40), but the others were published …
  • … Letter from Emil Rade 1    [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. …
  • … From Emil Rade   [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. February 1877. …
  • … this letter and the letter to Emil Rade, 16 February 1877. 3. The gift was a photograph …
  • … Appendix VI. A number of other poems were included in Rade 1877.   …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the …
  • … Title and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date of birth …
  • … Leiden 13 june 1823 Rotterdam 2 june 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 october 1808 Wildenborch 4 june 1877 Klein Dochteren …

Darwin as mentor

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

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  • … Letter 11096 - Darwin to Romanes, G. J., [9 August 1877] Darwin points out a mistake made …

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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  • … published his findings both in Expression and in an 1877 article titled, ‘ A Biographical …
  • … Letter 10821 - Graham C. C. to Darwin, [30 January 1877] Psychologist Christopher Graham …

Dipsacus and Drosera: Frank’s favourite carnivores

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In Autumn of 1875, Francis Darwin was busy researching aggregation in the tentacles of Drosera rotundifolia (F. Darwin 1876). This phenomenon occurs when coloured particles within either protoplasm or the fluid in the cell vacuole (the cell sap) cluster…

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  • … and proofreading Darwin’s second edition of  Orchids  (1877). By January of the following …
  • … ( Dipsacus sylvestris )’ at the Royal Society on 1 March 1877 (F. Darwin 1877a). His address was …
  • … and a plate of sixteen figures, was published in July 1877 in the  Quarterly Journal of …
  • … the journal by the end of the month ( Nature , 23 August 1877, p. 339). Although, as Darwin …
  • … to his father’s beloved  Drosera rotundifolia  in June 1877, finding sundews that had been ‘fed’ …
  • … Grant.   References Darwin, C. 1877. The Contractile Filaments of the …
  • … teasel ( Dipsacus sylvestris ). (Abstract.) [Read 1 March 1877.]  Proceedings of the Royal …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 11221 - Darwin to Darwin, H., [1 November 1877] Darwin asks his sons, …

People featured in the German and Austrian photograph album

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Biographical details of people from the Habsburg Empire that appeared in the album of German and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes Mattes for providing these details and for permission to make his…

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  • … and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes …
  • …  in Linz (1871), Vienna (1873) and Prostějov (1877). M. Pichler: Notice of death. In: …
  • … of Vienna (Dr., 1873). Habilitation in palaeontology (1877) and geology (1880) at the Technical …
  • … (1859), geologist (1873) and finally chief geologist (1877) and  Bergrat  of the Imperial …
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