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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … hope.— I feel very old & helpless’  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin …
  • … almost total failure of observations in New Zealand (see G. B. Airy ed. 1881). Darwin’s third …
  • … in prettiness & snugness’ ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ).   …
  • … of vicar of Deptford ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ), but to her …
  • … children shedding tears as tiny babies ( letter from F. S. B. François de Chaumont, 29 April 1874 …
  • … Circular to John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster, [7 …
  • … election to the Royal Society of London ( see letter to H. B. Tristram, 3 March [1874] ). He wrote …
  • … Sharpe for promotion at the British Museum ( letter to R. B. Sharpe, 24 November [1874] ).  He …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … transcript) and the non-scientific on the right (labelled ‘b’). He continued this separation of …
  • … Archipelago [Crawfurd 1820] Raffeles d[itt]o [T. S. B. Raffles 1817] Buffon Suites …
  • … The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824] at Maer? W. F. …
  • … in Geograph Soc Siebold’s Japan [P. F. B. von Siebold 1833–50]— d[itt]o Kalm’s Travels …
  • … Improvement ] Loudons. Journal of Nat Hist Z & B [ Magazine of Natural History, and …
  • … to China [Bernard 1844]. The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. John’s Highlands [C. …
  • … [Duncan 1841] J. Kölreuter Hist der Versuche üb das Geschtecht der Pflanzes—also Nacht. von …
  • … of Birds from distant countries Birds of Japan [P. F. B. von Siebold 1833–50] Zoolog. Soc …
  • … Analysis & theory of the Emotions by G. Ramsay B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] …
  • … 1849]. 53 [DAR 119: 1a] 54 N.B. These books have been read since I thought …
  • … of London ] from Vol I to Vol VII. part III or p 433. N.B. I think the three first of Hort T. …
  • … Barrow’s Travels [Barrow 1801]. well Skimmed B. Edwards Hist. of W. Indies [B. Edwards 1793 …
  • … 1766]. good Bas. Montagu’s Select from old Divines [B. Montagu 1805] [DAR 119: 10a] …
  • … Petropolitanae ] 1775. 4. 3 2. 1 & 1760 inclusive N.B. 1775 is last Vol. d[itt]o.  Nova Acta …
  • … —— 29 th  Carpenters Comparative Physiology [Carpenter 1854] June 8 th  Sketch of Madeira …
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