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From Francis Galton   22 February 1877

Summary

Attributes the Castilian accent of speech of deaf and dumb men to imitation of their teachers’ lip movements.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 105: A97–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10859

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From Francis Galton   22 February 1877
  • … DAR 105: A97–8 Francis Galton London, Rutland Gate, 42 22 Feb 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … A.  A.  van Bemmelen and H.  J.  Veth, 6 February 1877 . …
  • … CD was 68 on 12 February 1877. …
  • … In his letter of 11 February [1877] , CD had asked about Louisa Jane Galton’s health. …
  • … had borrowed Tschouriloff 1876 (see letter from Francis Galton, 12 January 1877 ). See …
  • … letter to Francis Galton, 11 February [1877] . William Henry Barlow invented a recording …
  • … the two photograph albums sent to CD appeared in The Times , 22 February 1877, p. 11. On …
  • … letter from Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877 ; on the Dutch album, see the letter from …

To Nature   21 November [1877]

Summary

Sends letter from Fritz Müller [11191] containing observations on plants and insects of South Brazil, with prefatory comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  21 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  Nature, 29 November 1877, p. 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11245

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To Nature    21 November [1877] …
  • … Nature , 29 November 1877, p. …
  • … 78 Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Nov [1877] Nature …
  • … ed. , p. viii, CD added a reference to Leggett 1877 . The American naturalist has not been …
  • … Murray. 1880. Leggett, William Henry. 1877. Pontederia cordata. Bulletin of the Torrey …
  • … of the letter in Nature . CD enclosed the letter from Fritz Müller, 19 October 1877 . See …
  • … letter from Fritz Müller, 19 October 1877 . Thomas Henry Farrer had described the action …
  • … in Nicaragua (Belt 1874a, p. 218). See letter from Fritz Müller, 19 October 1877 and n. 5. …
  • … See letter from Fritz Müller, 19 October 1877 and n. 10. …
  • … tristyly in Pontederia cordata in Leggett 1877 . In the preface to Forms of flowers 2d …

From Emma Darwin to T. H. Farrer   [16 October 1877]

Summary

CD desires her to say that the cream of THF’s letter of congratulations about William [Darwin]’s marriage [to Sara Sedgwick] lay in the P.S. about "the beloved worms, and not in any such trifles as marrying, &c".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  16 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11268

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From Emma Darwin to T.  H.  Farrer   [16 October 1877] …
  • … 299/28) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 16 Oct 1877 Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer …
  • … from Emma Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [25 May 1877] (DAR 219.9: 146), and letter from Emma …
  • … Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [8 July 1877] (DAR 219: 96)). …
  • … on letter from T. H. Farrer, 23 September 1877 , and by the public announcement of Sara …
  • … Darwin’s engagement (see n. 2, below). In 1877, 16 October was a Tuesday. Farrer’s letter …
  • … see letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 October [1877] and n. 2). Sara had accepted William’s …
  • … to Ida Farrer, 12 October [ 1877] (DAR 258: 565)). Farrer had sent CD weekly reports on …
  • … home, Abinger Hall, Dorking, Surrey, from 26 August to 13 October 1877 (see letter from T. …
  • … H. Farrer, 26 August 1877 and n. 1, and Earthworms , pp. …
  • … Sara visited Down from 13 to 24 October 1877 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Katherine …
  • … see letter from W. E. Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [28 September 1877] (DAR 219.8: 32)). …
  • … Their engagement was publicly announced on 13 October 1877 (letter from Elizabeth Darwin …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 September [1877]

Summary

Has made out some of the functions of "bloom", which he outlines.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  5 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 93–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11128

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   5 September [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 93–4) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Sept [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 9 July [1877] and n. 2), …
  • … and there is a brief note, dated 8 September 1877, on the effects of shaking the plant and …
  • … the growing tip in DAR 67: 7r. See also letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 31 August [1877] . Thiselton-Dyer had provided CD with specimens …
  • … see, for example, letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 July [1877] ). For CD’s interest …
  • … in bloom, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. CD and …
  • … in plants; their experiment notes from 1877 and 1878 are in DAR 66 and DAR 68: 1–22. See …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 31 August [1877] and n. 10. No reply from Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … p. 389. Specimens of T. dealbata had been sent from Kew on 3 July 1877 (see letter to W. …

To G. J. Romanes   11 June [1877]

Summary

Discusses effects of natural selection. Discusses absence of blending between geographical races as a problem. Discusses effect of natural selection on productivity of an organism.

Comments on GJR’s review of Grant Allen’s book [Physiological aesthetics (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  11 June [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.516)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10996

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   11 June [1877] …
  • … Mss.B.D25.516) Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place 11 June [1877] George John Romanes …
  • … See letter from Charles and Francis Darwin to G. J. Romanes, 2 January [1877] and n. 6. …
  • … Comments on GJR’s review of Grant Allen’s book [ Physiological aesthetics (1877)]. …
  • … Bibliography Allen, Grant. 1877. Physiological aesthetics . London: Henry S. King & Co. …
  • … the letter from G.  J.  Romanes, 6 June 1877 . Romanes had written notes on the problem of …
  • … to letter from G. J. Romanes, 6 June 1877 and n. 8. In Origin , pp. 34–40, CD discussed …
  • … work of Herbert Spencer ( Nature , 7 June 1877, p. 100 n. ). For previous correspondence …
  • … to letter from G. J. Romanes, 6 June 1877 ). On the tendency of intermediate forms to …
  • … Romanes’s review of Grant Allen’s Physiological aesthetics ( G. Allen 1877 ) appeared in …
  • … Nature , 7 June 1877, pp. 98–100. CD had been reading the …
  • … see letter to G. J. Romanes, 27 May [1877] ). In his review, Romanes remarked that Allen …

To C. W. von Nägeli   27 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for Die niederen Pilze (Nägeli 1877).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli
Date:  27 Sept 1877
Classmark:  On permanent loan to KULTURAMA Zurich (Inv. 5109_L)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11156F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To C. W. von Nägeli   27 September 1877
  • … Thanks for Die niederen Pilze (Nägeli 1877). …
  • … Zurich (Inv. 5109_L) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Sept 1877 Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli …
  • … Bibliography Nägeli, Carl Wilhelm von. 1877. Die niederen Pilze in ihren Beziehungen zu …
  • … Down, | Beckenham, Kent. Sept. 27 th 1877 Dear Sir I am much obliged for your great …
  • … relation to infectious diseases and hygiene; Nägeli 1877 ) is in the Darwin Library–Down. …

From Lawson Tait   14 February 1877

Summary

Sends another extract [from Diseases of women (1877)].

Has reviewed Cross and self-fertilisation in the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10844

Matches: 8 hits

  • … From Lawson Tait   14 February 1877
  • … DAR 178: 37 Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait Birmingham 14 Feb 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … another extract [from Diseases of women (1877)]. Has reviewed Cross and self-fertilisation …
  • … London: John Murray. 1876. Tait, Lawson. 1877. Diseases of women . London: Williams and …
  • … Birmingham Feb.  14 1877 My Dear Sir, I enclose another extract from my book which may …
  • … from Tait’s book, Diseases of women ( L. Tait 1877 ), have not been found. Tait had sent …
  • … an earlier set of page-proofs with his letter of 16 January 1877 . In his review …
  • … fertilisation ( Spectator , 10 February 1877, p. 17), Tait remarked: ‘It is marvellous …

Müller, Hermann. 1873–7. On the fertilisation of flowers by insects and on the reciprocal adaptations of both. Nature, 3 July 1873, pp. 187–9; 10 July 1873, pp. 205–6; 25 September 1873, pp. 433–5; 20 November 1873, pp. 44–6; 1 January 1874, pp. 164–6; 18 June 1874, pp. 129–30; 12 November 1874, pp. 32–3; 10 December 1874, pp. 110–12; 31 December 1874, pp. 169–71; 20 May 1875, pp. 50–1; 8 July 1875, pp. 190–1; 13 January 1876, pp. 210–12; 10 February 1876, pp. 289–92; 22 June 1876, pp. 173–5; 8 February 1877, pp. 317–19; 29 March 1877, pp. 473–5; 11 October 1877, pp. 507–9.

Matches: 4 hits

  • … pp. 210–12; 10 February 1876, pp. 289–92; 22 June 1876, pp. 173–5; 8 February 1877, pp. …
  • … 317–19; 29 March 1877, pp. …
  • … 473–5; 11 October 1877, pp. 507–9. …
  • … online. He also writes a note on 2 Aug 1877, pp. 265–6, but this is not part of the main …

From A. H. Sayce   2 August 1877

Summary

Thanks CD for permission to quote his comments; mentions some of his conclusions with regard to the early speech of children.

Thanks for [newspaper] account of American Philological Association meeting.

Author:  Archibald Henry Sayce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11090

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From A.  H.  Sayce   2 August 1877
  • … DAR 177: 47 Archibald Henry Sayce Queen’s College, Oxford 2 Aug 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Whitney had written papers relating to language acquisition in children ( Holden 1877 and …
  • … Whitney 1877 ). Sayce evidently refers to the newspaper abstract; in Holden’s published …
  • … of vocabulary spoken by one child ( Holden 1877 , pp. 62–3) and ‘footie’ in the vocabulary …
  • … of an infant. By Charles Darwin. Mind 2 (1877): 285–94. [ Shorter publications , pp. …
  • … 409–16. ] Holden, Edward Singleton. 1877. On the vocabularies of children under two years …
  • … Queen’s Coll. | Oxford. Aug.  2nd 1877. Dear Sir, Very many thanks for your kind …
  • … the letter from A. H. Sayce, 30 July 1877 , for the request. Sayce cited CD’s article ‘ …
  • … Association (see letter to W.  D.  Whitney, 1 August [1877] and n. 2). Edward Singleton …
  • … C. Kegan Paul & Co. Whitney, William Dwight. 1877. The principle of economy as a phonetic …

To J. D. Hooker   21 October [1877]

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Summary

Welcomes JDH home from American expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 457–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11195

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To J.  D.  Hooker   21 October [1877] …
  • … DAR 95: 457–8 Charles Robert Darwin Down 21 Oct [1877] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … and the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 19 October 1877 . Hooker had reported his late arrival …
  • … America owing to storms in his letter of 19 October 1877 . A severe gale had struck the …
  • … British Isles on the night of the 14 and 15 October 1877 ( The Times , …
  • … 16 October 1877, p. 4). …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 ; Hooker spent a week with Gray in Cambridge, …
  • … see letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 October [1877] and n. 4). William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, …
  • … see letter from J. D. Hooker, 19 October 1877 and n. 5). John Smith was the curator of …
  • … Francis Darwin and CD spent the last part of 1877 working on heliotropism and spontaneous …
  • … See letter from J. D. Hooker, 19 October 1877 and n. 3. William Erasmus Darwin and Sara …
  • … see letter to H. E. Litchfield, 4 October [1877] and n. 5). Richard Buckley Litchfield had …

To Ernst Krause   25 March 1877

Summary

Thanks for EK’s book [Werden und Vergehen (1876)].

Regrets he cannot write for EK’s journal, but his son, Francis, may do so.

Suggests EK as editor urge on readers [of Kosmos] the investigation of the causes of variability; why, for instance, do wild Pampas cattle change colour when domesticated? Thinks experiments and observations on recently domesticated animals and cultivated plants would throw light on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  25 Mar 1877
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36172)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10912

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Ernst Krause   25 March 1877
  • … Library (HM 36172) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Mar 1877 Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause …
  • … see letter from Ernst Krause, 11 March 1877 and n. 4). He probably also sent an offprint …
  • … movements of insectivorous plants; Batalin 1877 ); CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin …
  • … Batalin, Alexander Feodorowicz. 1877. Mechanik der Bewegungen der insektenfressenden …
  • … of an infant. By Charles Darwin. Mind 2 (1877): 285–94. [ Shorter publications , pp. 409– …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Mar 25. 1877 Dear Sir, I received only yesterday your …
  • … Letter from Ernst Krause, 11 March 1877 . A German translation of CD’ …
  • … s essay ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’ ( Mind 2 (1877): 285–94) was simultaneously …
  • … published in Kosmos 1 (1877): 367–76. German translations of CD’s short articles ‘ …
  • … Charles Darwin to the editor) in Kosmos 1 (1877): 173. In Variation 2: 259, CD cited Félix …

To Lawson Tait   17 January [1877]

Summary

CD has only a trifling point to make in criticism [of RLT’s excerpt from Diseases of women]: he believes "the high value of well-bred males is due to their transmitting their good qualities to a far greater number of offspring than can the female".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  17 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10800

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To Lawson Tait   17 January [1877] …
  • … DAR 221.5: 37 Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Jan [1877] Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait …
  • … Bibliography Tait, Lawson. 1877. Diseases of women . London: Williams and Norgate. …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from Lawson Tait, 16 January 1877 . See …
  • … letter from Lawson Tait, 16 January 1877 . Tait had sent proof-sheets from his …
  • … book on diseases of women ( L. Tait 1877 ) Tait had suggested that breeders paid much …
  • … livestock because males were more physically fit than females (see L. Tait 1877 , p. 49). …

To L. H. Morgan   9 June 1877

Summary

Thanks LHM for his Ancient society [1877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  9 June 1877
Classmark:  University of Rochester Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10992

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To L.  H.  Morgan   9 June 1877
  • … Thanks LHM for his Ancient society [1877]. …
  • … Bibliography Morgan, Lewis Henry. 1877. Ancient society, or, researches in the lines of …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place Down letterhead 9 June 1877 Lewis Henry Morgan …
  • … Leith Hill Place, Surrey. ] June 9 th . 1877 My dear Sir Pray accept my cordial thanks for …
  • … barbarism to civilization ( Morgan 1877 ), has not been found in the Darwin Library–CUL or …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   31 August [1877]

Summary

Discusses plants to be sent to Kew.

Thanks for letter about Trifolium

and for R. I. Lynch’s observations on sleep of Erythrina.

Mentions letter from F. J. Cohn, dealing with discovery by Francis Darwin, that CD has had printed in Nature ["The contractile filaments of the teasel", Nature 16 (1877): 339; Collected papers 2: 205–7].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  31 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 89–91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11122

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   31 August [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 89–91) Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 Aug [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … contractile filaments of the teasel", Nature 16 (1877): 339; Collected papers 2: 205–7]. …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 7 August 1877 . Henry Nicholson Ellacombe sent CD a plant …
  • … Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letter from H. N. Ellacombe, 30 July [1877] ). The plant …
  • … was received at Kew on 3 September 1877 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Inwards book ). …
  • … letter from R. I. Lynch, [28 August 1877] ). In Sachs 1875, p. 787, Sachs referred to …
  • … receipt in the Inwards book (3 September 1877, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), the plant was …
  • … Thomas Henry Farrer, from 20 to 25 August 1877 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Thiselton- …
  • … probably refers to Thiselton-Dyer’s letter of 25 August 1877 ; no letter from Thiselton- …
  • … Dyer dated 28 August 1877 has been found. CD had mentioned that the underside of only half …
  • … of the leaf (see letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [20–4 August 1877] and n. 4). See letter …
  • … from R. I. Lynch, [28 August 1877] ; Erythrina crista-galli is the cockspur coral tree. …
  • … dated 11 and 12 July and 15 and 17 August 1877, are in DAR 209.10: 66–9. CD had forwarded …
  • … 1877b (see letter to Nature , 15 August [1877] and nn. 2 and 3). Francis’s paper had been …

To Emile Alglave   [after 13 January 1877]

Summary

Has not seen Delboeuf’s article [see 10786] and would be obliged for a copy. He is not likely to have any comments as he is engaged in other work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Émile Alglave
Date:  [after 13 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 8v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10787

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To Emile Alglave   [after 13 January 1877] …
  • … or letter with his thoughts on Delboeuf 1877 . …
  • … DAR 202: 8v Charles Robert Darwin unstated [after 13 Jan 1877] Émile Alglave …
  • … Bibliography Delboeuf, Joseph. 1877. Les mathématiques et le transformisme. Une loi …
  • … relationship between this letter and the letter from Emile Alglave, 13 January 1877 . See …
  • … letter from Emile Alglave, 13 January 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … evidently sent CD a copy of Delboeuf 1877 , but it is missing from the Darwin Pamphlet …
  • … to write. In his letter of 13 January 1877 , Alglave asked CD to contribute an article …

To R. I. Lynch   14 September 1877

Summary

Thanks RIL for notes.

Asks about movement of Euphorbia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Date:  14 Sept 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11139

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To R.  I.  Lynch   14 September 1877
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Sept 1877 Richard Irwin Lynch …
  • … plume) was sent to CD on 18 September 1877; his experimental notes are in DAR 209.14: 22– …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Sep 14. 1877 Dear Sir, I am much obliged for your …
  • … See letter from R. I. Lynch, [before 14 September 1877] ; see also letter to R. …
  • … I. Lynch, 23 August [1877] , and letter from R. …
  • … I. Lynch, [28 August 1877] . Lynch, foreman of the propagating department at Kew Gardens, …
  • … intervals throughout the day on 14 September [1877], are in DAR 209.1: 22; he continued to …
  • … from R. I. Lynch, [before 14 September 1877] . Earlier in the year, Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to sleep ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 ). William Turner Thiselton-Dyer was …

To Josef Kořenský   2 April 1877

Summary

"Charles Darwin Down, Kent April 2d. 1877; With Mr Darwin’s compliments. – "

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josef Kořenský
Date:  2 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Museum of Czech Literature/Památník národního písemnictví (fond Varia Literární archiv)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10922

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To Josef Kořenský   2 April 1877
  • … Charles Darwin Down, Kent April 2d. 1877; With Mr Darwin’s compliments. – " …
  • … Down, Kent April 2 d . 1877. — Charles Darwin With M r Darwin’s compliments. — …
  • … fond Varia Literární archiv) Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Apr 1877 Josef Kořenský …

From A. R. Wallace   3 September 1877

Summary

Sexual selection, he thinks, must be left to others to settle. "Conscious" will be substituted for "voluntary" selection. Sound- and scent-producing organs attributed to "natural", not "conscious", selection.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 106: B136–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11125

Matches: 11 hits

  • … From A.  R.  Wallace   3 September 1877
  • … DAR 106: B136–7 Alfred Russel Wallace Ventnor 3 Sept 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to A. R. Wallace, 31 August 1877 . Wallace moved to a rented house, Rosehill, …
  • … Press. 1985–. Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1877. The colours of animals and plants. Macmillan’s …
  • … Letter to A. R. Wallace, 31 August 1877 . In his paper on the development of colour in …
  • … animals and plants ( A. R. Wallace 1877 ) Wallace concluded, in opposition to CD’s views, …
  • … their disagreement, see the letter from A. R. Wallace, 23 July 1877 and n. 2. See letter …
  • … Road | Ventnor, I.  of Wight. Sept r 3rd.  1877 My dear Darwin Many thanks for your …
  • … to A. R. Wallace, 31 August 1877 . In the published …
  • … of his paper, which came out in September 1877, Wallace characterised CD’s theory as ‘ …
  • … brilliantly-coloured males’ ( A. R. Wallace 1877 , p. 400). When the paper was republished …

To G. J. Romanes   9 August [1877]

Summary

Comments on GJR’s papers in Nature [see 11103].

Mentions manuscript by Miss Lawless on fertilisation in plants.

Discusses work of Francis Darwin on Dipsacus

and his own experiments on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  9 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.518)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11096

Matches: 13 hits

  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   9 August [1877] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.518) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Aug [1877] George John Romanes …
  • … Bibliography Cramer, Carl. 1877. Ueber die Insektenfressenden Pflanzen . Zurich: Schmidt. …
  • … the letter from G.  J.  Romanes, 11 August 1877 . An abstract of a lecture by Romanes, ‘ …
  • … at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on 25 May 1877, was published in three parts in …
  • … Nature , 19 July, 2 and 9 August 1877 (G. J. Romanes 1877b). CD refers to the first two …
  • … Journal of Microscopical Science , April 1877 (F. Darwin 1877b). Dipsacus sylvestris is a …
  • … Munk that the digestive process in such plants was pathological ( Cramer 1877 , pp. 33–4). …
  • … Two copies of Cramer 1877 are in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL; in one copy, CD …
  • … plants , p. 366. Romanes’s letter, printed in Nature , 26 July 1877, p. 248, referred to a …
  • … that had appeared in Nature , 19 July 1877, p. 227. The letter was signed E. Lawless and …
  • … by CD and Francis Darwin, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. See letter …
  • … from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 . Francis’s paper ‘On the protrusion of protoplasmic …

To Ernst Haeckel   16 February 1877

Summary

Thanks EH for album of photographs of German scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/43 [9896])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10847

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  • … To Ernst Haeckel   16 February 1877
  • … 52/43 [9896]) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Feb 1877 Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel …
  • … and Austrian scientists, see the letter from Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877 . See …
  • … letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1877 and n. 5. …
  • … CD his Studien zur Gastraea-Theorie (Haeckel 1877). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library– …
  • … Down. See letter to Emil Rade, 16 February 1877 . See …
  • … letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1877 and n. 6. …
  • … Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Feb.  16— 1877 My dear Häckel The album has just arrived quite …
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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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