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List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … James (c) (3) Anderson-Henry, Isaac (17) …
  • … A. A. van (2) Bence Jones, Henry (8) …
  • … E. M. (6) Bonham-Carter, Henry (1) …
  • … Charles (2) Bradshaw, Henry (1) …
  • … Cattell, John (3) Cecil, Henry (2) …
  • … A. A. L. P. (2) Coe, Henry (6) …
  • … Cohn, F. J. (22) Colburn, Henry (3) …
  • … Denison, C. L. (3) Denny, Henry (13) …
  • … Dorrell, Mr. (2) Doubleday, Henry (13) …
  • … Edwards, Ernest (1) Edwards, Henry (5) …
  • … Farrer, William (1) Faulds, Henry (2) …
  • … Gill, T. N. (1) Gillman, Henry (2) …
  • … Grove, W. R. (12) Groves, Henry (3) …
  • … Hennell, S. S. (1) Hennessy, Henry (1) …
  • … Holland, Edward (2) Holland, Henry (23) …
  • … Hunt, T. C. (1) Huntsman, Henry (1) …
  • … Huxley, H. A. (8) Huxley, Henry (1) …
  • … Jackson, H. W. (3) Jackson, Henry (2) …
  • … Johnson, G. W. (1) Johnson, Henry (a) (16) …
  • … Land and Water (1) Landor, Henry (1) …
  • … Lee, H. P. (1) Lee, Henry (5) Lee, J …
  • … London Library (1) Lonsdale, Henry (1) …
  • … Menyhért (2) MacKay, Henry (1) …
  • … Ludwik (2) Matthew, Henry (3) …

Thomas Henry Huxley

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Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a leading Victorian zoologist, science popularizer, and education reformer. He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of…

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  • … Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a …

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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  • … W. F. Eduards sur les characteres de races Humaines [W. F. Edwards 1829]; read Letter to M. Therry …
  • … on distribution of forms said to be Poor Sir. J. Edwards Botanical Tour [?J. E. Smith 1793] …
  • … and Bibron 1834–54]: Crustacea Milne Edwards [Milne-Edwards 1834–40]: In Portfolio of “abstracts” …
  • … [Catlin 1841] Edwardes. Voyage up Amazon [W. H. Edwards 1847].— Cunningham Life of …
  • … Huntsmans life [Cumming 1850] Edwards Voyage up Amazon [W. H. Edwards 1847] …
  • … on Domestic Pigeons [J. Moore] 1765] Ap 5 D r  Edwards on Influence of causes [W. F. …
  • … Barrow’s Travels [Barrow 1801]. well Skimmed B. Edwards Hist. of W. Indies [B. Edwards 1793 …
  • … 1814]. Sense & S [Austen 1811]. Rich d . 2 d . poor. Henry IV [Shakespeare:  King Richard …
  • … 9 th  Jukes Voyage [Jukes 1847]. Vol. I & II. W. F. Edwards Des Caracteres des Races Humaines …
  • … 1857] (the best Travels I ever read) Sept. Froude Henry VIII [Froude 1856]. 4 vols very …
  • … printed notices pasted into the notebook. 26  Henry Peter Brougham, Baron Brougham and …
  • … in December, 1841 . Oxford.  119: 13b Atkinson, Henry George and Martineau, Harriet. 1851 …
  • … in DAR 71: 150–1.]  128: 18 Borrow, George Henry. 1843.  The Bible in Spain; or, the   …
  • … 128: 9 Brooks, J. Tyrwhitt,  pseud.  (Henry Vizetelly). 1849.  Four   months among the …
  • … the gold districts . London.  119: 22b Brougham, Henry Peter. 1839.  Dissertations on …
  • … 71: 125–7.]  *119: 18v.; 119: 8a, 21a Buckle, Henry Thomas. 1857.  History of …
  • … tribes.  London.  119: 21a Burgess, Thomas Henry. 1839.  The physiology or mechanism   …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 5v., 11v.; 119: 9a Cline, Henry. 1829.  Observations on the breeding …
  • …   observations . London.  119: 7a Cockburn, Henry. 1852.  Life of Lord Jeffrey, with a …
  • … [Other eds.]  *128: 180; 128: 5, 21 Coke, Henry John. 1852.  A ride over the Rocky …
  • … talk of the late   Samuel Taylor Coleridge . Edited by [Henry Nelson Coleridge]. 2 vols. London. …
  • … of Samuel Taylor   Coleridge . Collected and edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge. 4 vols. London.  …

Darwin in letters, 1860: Answering critics

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On 7 January 1860, John Murray published the second edition of Darwin’s Origin of species, printing off another 3000 copies to satisfy the demands of an audience that surprised both the publisher and the author. It wasn't long, however, before ‘the…

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  • … came from some of those whose support he most wanted: Thomas Henry Huxley, William Benjamin …
  • … of his scientific method by the young Cambridge fellow Henry Fawcett in the December issue of  …
  • … some of the most fascinating in the volume. George Henry Kendrick Thwaites questioned Darwin …
  • … were considered in future editions of  Origin . William Henry Harvey wondered, in addition to …

Darwin and Design

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At the beginning of the nineteenth century in Britain, religion and the sciences were generally thought to be in harmony. The study of God’s word in the Bible, and of his works in nature, were considered to be part of the same truth. One version of this…

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  • … as theBridgewater treatises. These were financed by Francis Henry Egerton, the eighth earl of …
  • … Anglicans, like the Oxford theologians John Keble and John Henry Newman, claimed that looking to …
  • … On the Origin of Species  (1860). Francis Henry Egerton, earl of Bridgewater;  Bridgewater …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … of the human race.  In 1861, Lubbock joined Thomas Henry Huxley, Busk, and several other …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … in the new year was a report on his condition to his doctor, Henry Bence Jones: ‘I am able now to …
  • … had submitted a preliminary sketch of pangenesis to Thomas Henry Huxley in 1865 (see Correspondence …
  • … and correspondents. Hooker’s research on alpine floras, Henry Walter Bates’s article on mimetic …
  • … from admirers and followers. A photograph of Darwin by Edwards was published with a biographical …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … my frame of mind’, he told the botanist and entomologist Henry Edwards on 1 March, before going on …
  • … He revelled in the praise heaped on Francis by George Henry Lewes for an article on the snail’s …

Who we are

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Many people have contributed to the Darwin Correspondence Project since it was first founded in 1974. Some names are now lost to us, and we would appreciate hearing from anyone who has contributed in the past and is not listed here. Current staff are…

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  • … Clarkson Andy Corrigan Stefanie Cookson  Henry Cowles Matthew Dawes …
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