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List of correspondents


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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  • … Appleton, T. G. (6) Arnold, F. S. (2) …
  • … G. E. (4) Dodel-Port, Arnold (13) …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep


In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … the descent-theory to be established’. The Swiss botanist Arnold Dodel-Port announced on 12 June …
  • … our atlas would not have come together’ ( letter from Arnold Dodel-Port, 18 June 1878 ). In …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists


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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  • … himmel (The struggle for existence in the sky). Arnold Dodel-Port had sent his book based …