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From R. A. Vance   10 November 1879

Summary

Sends his article ["Diseases of the rectum", Cincinnati Lancet & Obs. 21 (1878): 224–41] through his friend, Dr Letcher.

Author:  Reuben Aleshire Vance
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 180: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12306

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  • … Bibliography Vance, Reuben Aleshire. 1877–8. Diseases of the rectum. …
  • … Cincinnati Lancet and Observer n.s. 20 (1877): 157–72, 359–79, 467–82, 543–52, 677–94, …
  • … was James Hughes Letcher . Vance 1877–8, pp. 659–66. Vance cited CD’s discussion of …
  • … that the rectal folds or ‘valves of Houston’ were reversions (Vance 1877–8, p. 666). …
  • … See Correspondence vol. 25, letter from R. A. Vance, 12 November 1877 , and letter to R. …
  • … A. Vance, 4 December 1877 . Vance had suggested that the spiral folds or valves in the …
  • … published in parts in the Cincinnati Lancet and Observer ( Vance 1877–8 ). Vance’s friend …

From E. A. Darwin   11 March [1879]

Summary

Suggests CD send Kosmos to W. S. Dallas as Krause will surely give his permission for translation.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 105: 108–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11923

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  • … pp. 359–69 (see also Correspondence vol. 25, letter from Ernst Krause, 11 March 1877 ). …

From C.-F. Reinwald   17 April 1879

Summary

Second edition of Edmond Barbier’s revised translation of Origin selling out; third one to be published.

A new edition of Variation, virtually retranslated by Barbier, is in press.

Second edition of Descent selling out.

CD’s botanical books are losing money.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11998

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  • … into French by Édouard Heckel and published in 1877 and 1878 respectively ( Heckel trans. …
  • 1877 , Heckel trans. 1878 ). …
  • … Cie. Pozzi, Samuel and Benoît, René, trans. 1877. L’expression des émotions chez l’homme …
  • … French by Samuel Pozzi and René Benoît , and published in 1877 ( Pozzi and Benoît trans. …
  • 1877 ). Cross and self fertilisation and Forms of …
  • … Libraire-Éditeur. Heckel, Édouard, trans. 1877. Des effets de la fécondation croisée et de …

From Ernst Haeckel   9 February 1879

Summary

Sends birthday wishes.

Comments on progress of CD’s theory in Germany. Mentions opposition of Rudolf Virchow and his reply Freie Wissenschaft und freie Lehre [1878].

Describes research trip to Brittany and Normandy.

Research on Challenger Radiolaria.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11865

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  • … s Stationery Office. Virchow, Rudolf. 1877. Die Freiheit der Wissenschaft im modernen …
  • … und Aerzte zu München am 22. September 1877. 2d edition. Berlin: Wiegandt, Hempel & Parey. …
  • … of science in the modern state’ ( Virchow 1877 ) to the German Association of Naturalists …
  • … and Physicians in Munich in September 1877; an English version of the text …
  • … was published in Nature , 22 November 1877, pp. …
  • … 72–4; 29 November 1877, pp. …
  • … 92–4; 6 December 1877, pp. 111–13. In response to Haeckel’s …
  • … published in English in Nature , 4 October 1877, pp. 492–6), Virchow used CD’s theory of …
  • … science generally. ( Nature , 6 December 1877, p. 112. ) Haeckel’s response to Virchow’s …

From Emily Beke   16 October 1879

Summary

Thanks for CD’s reply to her letter and his kindness. She is getting over her difficulties.

Author:  Emily Beke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12260

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  • … On 14 October 1877, CD recorded a charitable donation of £5 to Beke in his Classed account …
  • … Down House MS). He had also sent her a gift in 1877 ( Correspondence vol. 25, letter …
  • … to [Agnes Taylor? ], 22 October [1877] ). Beke’s previous letter has not been found. CD’s …

From Raphael Meldola   6 February 1879

Summary

Has arranged for publication of his translation of Weismann.

S. H. Scudder article on sexual dimorphism in butterflies [Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 12 (1877): 150–8].

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11861

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  • … on sexual dimorphism in butterflies [ Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 12 (1877): 150–8]. …
  • … Kosmos 4 (1878–9): 285–92. Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1877. Antigeny, or sexual dimorphism …
  • … Academy of Arts and Sciences ( Scudder 1877 ). Alfred Russel Wallace’s ‘Animals and their …
  • … in butterflies. [Read 14 March 1877. ] Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and …

From Karl Höchberg   17 January 1879

Summary

Points out comment by Grant Allen supporting his theory of the origin of colour sense. Is English translation of his essay possible?

Author:  Karl Höchberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11832

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  • … 22–35), and was a response to Grant Allen’s Physiological aesthetics (G. Allen 1877). …

From W. E. Gladstone   24 July 1879

Summary

Sends CD his collection of Homeric epithets on motion, which "indicate ideas of motion more precise and scientifically adjusted than … any other author".

Author:  William Ewart Gladstone
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12170

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  • … University Press. Gladstone, William Ewart. 1877. The colour-sense. Nineteenth Century 2: …
  • … s earlier book on the topic ( Gladstone 1877 and Gladstone 1858 ; see Correspondence vol. …
  • … letter to W. E. Gladstone, 2 October 1877 ). Gladstone sent a copy of his recent article ‘ …
  • … in the Darwin Archive–CUL. In Gladstone 1877, Gladstone had concluded that the sense of …

From Karl Beger   [c. 12 February 1879]

Summary

Birthday wishes.

Author:  Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 12 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11854

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  • … and the letter from Karl Beger, [12 February 1877] ( Correspondence vol. 25). Beger’s …
  • … had given birth to a son on 11 February 1877; the couple named him Darwin Richard Beger …
  • … 25, letter from Karl Beger, [12 February 1877] ). CD’s 70th birthday was on 12 February …

To Raphael Meldola   7 February 1879

Summary

Wishes to subscribe to RM’s translation of Weismann.

Has seen Scudder’s article.

A. R. Wallace’s article ["Animals and their native countries", Nineteenth Century 5 (1879): 247–59] is excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  7 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11862

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  • … Kosmos 4 (1878–9): 285–92. Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1877. Antigeny, or sexual dimorphism …
  • … in butterflies. [Read 14 March 1877. ] Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and …
  • … in error; Meldola referred to Scudder 1877 in his letter of 6 February 1879 . Alfred …

To Grant Allen   2 [May] 1879

Summary

Has just read GA’s article in Fortnightly Review ["A problem of human evolution", 31 (1879): 778–86]. GA’s views very probable. Something wonderful to hear anyone defending sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Grant Blairfindie (Grant) Allen
Date:  2 [May] 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11967

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  • … A. R. Wallace, 23 July 1877 and …
  • … 3 September 1877 ). Wallace also attacked sexual selection in his review of Allen’s book …
  • … Richards 2017 , pp. 466–91; see also Wallace 1877 and Correspondence vol. 25, letters from …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   10 March [1879]

Summary

Thanks for second edition of Duchartre.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  10 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 163)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11921

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  • … fils. Duchartre, Pierre Etienne Simon. 1877. Éléments de botanique: comprenant l’anatomie, …
  • … s Éléments de botanique ( Duchartre 1877 ). He had already sent a copy of the first …

From George Henslow   8 February 1879

Summary

GH no longer believes in the value of cross-fertilisation in plants.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11864

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  • … fertilization of plants. [Read 1 November 1877. ] Transactions of the Linnean Society ( …
  • … Review of Cross and self fertilisation . ] Gardeners’ Chronicle , 13 January 1877, p. …
  • … 42; 3 February 1877, p. …
  • … 139; 17 February 1877, pp. 203–4. …

From D. Appleton & Co.   1 February 1879

Summary

Statement of U.S. sales of CD’s works.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 159: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11855

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  • … from the stereotypes of the English versions in 1877. Origin 3d US ed. was published from …
  • … Darwin. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1877. Descent 2d ed. : The descent of man, and …
  • … Darwin. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1877. Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works …
  • … revised. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1877. Origin 3d US ed. : On the origin of …

From Robert Tachau   9 May 1879

Summary

Are modifications in human form and intellect due solely to natural selection or do altered external conditions also play a role?

Author:  Robert Tachau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 178: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12044

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  • … in Prag . [Published at the close of the 1877 school year. ] Edited by Wilhelm Kögler. …
  • … for the institution by the state printers. 1877. Variation : The variation of animals and …
  • … was made some time in the winter of 1877 ( Carinthia I 74 (1884): 166; Popular Science …

From Antonio Mendola   29 December 1879

Summary

Reports from an Italian baron that a calf’s horn that was buried in a field set roots; mule’s hairs incubated in water come alive.

Author:  Antonio Mendola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12375

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  • … sembrano di molto rilievo. Concimai nel 1877 (Ottobre) alcune mie terre cogli avanzi del …
  • … vol. 25, letter to G. J. Romanes, 23 May 1877 and n. 2. Giovanni Canestrini. Mendola ’s …
  • … two facts, which seem to me very relevant. In 1877 (October) I was fertilising some of my …

To G. J. Romanes   [18 January 1879]

Summary

Notes advertisement of Tito Vignoli, Fundamentalgesetz der Intelligenz im Thierreiche [1879].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [18 Jan 1879]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.558)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11833

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  • … Bibliography Vignoli, Tito. 1877. Della legge fondamentale dell’intelligenza nel regno …
  • … psychology; Vignoli 1879 ). It was a translation from the Italian of Vignoli 1877 . …

From Ernst Krause   30 March 1879

Summary

Wants to finish revision of MS on Erasmus Darwin before Dallas begins translation. Has discussed possible German edition with Carl Alberts.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11961

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  • … made in honour of CD, which was presented to CD in 1877 (see Correspondence vol. …
  • … 25, letter from Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877 , and …
  • … Rade 1877 ). Rade never published a biography of CD. …
  • … Kosmos 4 (1878–9): 339–50. Rade, Emil. 1877. Charles Darwin und seine deutschen Anhänger …

From Wilhelm Pfeffer   22 April 1879

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In response to CD’s query, discusses sleep movements of plants. Recommends papers on subject.

Author:  Wilhelm Friedrich Philipp (Wilhelm) Pfeffer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12008

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  • … of the mechanical cause of geotropic movements (see Pfeffer 1877 , p. 215, n. 1). …
  • … von Wilhelm Engelmann. Pfeffer, Wilhelm 1877. Osmotische Untersuchungen. Studien zur …

From Francis Galton   12 November 1879

Summary

Praises CD’s biography of Erasmus Darwin;

asks CD to answer some queries he is circulating. Is particularly interested in "visualizing faculty" in CD and Dr Darwin.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 105: A101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12313

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  • … Bibliography Bowditch, H. P. 1877. The growth of children . [From the eighth annual report …
  • … copy of The growth of children ( Bowditch 1877 ) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. …
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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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