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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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … Moseley, H. N. (24) Mostyn Owen, Arthur (2) …

Darwin’s first love

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Darwin’s long marriage to Emma Wedgwood is well documented, but was there an earlier romance in his life? How was his departure on the Beagle entangled with his first love? The answers are revealed in a series of flirtatious letters that Darwin was…

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  • Darwins long marriage to Emma Wedgwood is well documented, but was there an earlier
  • possesses ’. This personage, a certain Miss Fanny Mostyn Owen, wrote a series of revealing letters
  • from her to the end of his lifeThe Mostyn Owen and Darwin families were
  • romance, and history. We know she read Ann Radcliffes  Mysteries of Udolpho , but it was
  • creditors) to a ruined abbey in a forest. In Fannys first letter, and in many others she wrote to
  • a warmth of character that was first noted by Darwins sister Catherine. After staying a week at
  • First and last pages of the letter from Fanny Owen, [late January 1828] (DAR 204: 43). Her
  • …   Scandal and mystery Fannys first letters to herdear Postillionwere sent
  • Darwin, however, did leave Shrewsbury before Fannys return, following his fathers decision that he
  • University with the aim of becoming a clergymanFannys slow response to the news of Darwins
  • say, “Dear me Maam would you believe it Miss  Fanny Owen corresponds with a young man Maam  at  …
  • Swallowtail  Papilio macheon.  © Iain H. Leach. ( https://www.iainleachphotography.com ) …
  • Fanny ’.   Letter from Fanny Owen, 27 January [1830] (DAR 204: 47), …
  • been jilted once, and Biddulph had to prove himself to the Mostyn Owen family, having had a
  • …   The first and last pages of Fanny Owens letter of 1 March 1832 (DAR 204:55), …
  • … ’. Darwins delight in the world created by Fanny Owen in the forest of her own imagination, …
  • and desperately selfish also. ’ Nonetheless, as William Mostyn Owen commented when he wrote to
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