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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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  • … were known personally to Darwin through correspondence. Ludwig Büchner , Ferdinand von …

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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  • … Buxton, Charles (2) Büchner, Ludwig (2) …
  • … Ludlow, J. M. F. (5) Ludwig, Camilla (3) …
  • … Edmund (5) Molendo, Ludwig (1) …
  • … Noble, T. S. (1) Noiré, Ludwig (2) …
  • … Louis (5) Rütimeyer, Ludwig (8) …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … he received a copy of a book by the German materialist Ludwig Büchner (Büchner 1862) which included …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … it ‘quasi a commentary’ to the materialist philosophy of Ludwig Buchner ( letter from Hermann Kindt …
  • … it translated by a former governess at Down House, Camilla Ludwig. From Ernst Haeckel, Darwin …
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