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List of correspondents

Summary

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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  • … Airy, Hubert (27) Aitchison, William (2) …
  • … Baird, S. F. (1) Baird, William (1) …
  • … Baxter, W. W. (36) Baxter, William (7) …
  • … Bennett, A. W. (21) Bennett, William (2) …
  • … Blanche (2) Blenkiron, William, Jr (1) …
  • … Bowles, W. B. (2) Bowman, William (29) …
  • … Frank (17) Buckland, William (6) …
  • … Clephan, T. R. (1) Clift, William (1) …
  • … Coldstream, John (2) Cole, William (3) …
  • … Cooper, W. B. (1) Cooper, William (1) …
  • … Croll, James (16) Crookes, William (1) …
  • … la Beche, H. T. (3) Dealtry, William (1) …
  • … Farr, John (2) Farr, William (7) …
  • … Farrer, T. H. (137) Farrer, William (1) …
  • … Graham, C. C. (3) Graham, William (5) …
  • … Green, Thomas (1) Green, William (2) …
  • … Hardy, R. P. (4) Hardy, William (1) …
  • … Harris, J. (2) Harris, William (2) …
  • … Harte, Richard (1) Harte, William (1) …
  • … Henslow, J. S. (147) Henty, William (3) …
  • … Herbert, M. A. (1) Herbert, William (4) …
  • … Hopkins, A. N. (1) Hopkins, William (3) …
  • … Horner, Susan (1) Horsfall, William (2) …
  • … Hough, Arthur (1) Houghton, William (1) …
  • … A. A. W. (3) Huggins, William (2) …
  • … Jackson, Julian (4) Jackson, William (1) …
  • … Hyacinth (4) Jardine, William (1) …
  • … Jenkins, H. M. (1) Jenner, William (8) …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

Summary

The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … in London and at the end of the year their first child, William Erasmus, was born. In September 1842 …
  • … This explanation of a “new Geological Power”, as William Buckland called it (in his referee’s report …
  • … of the  Beagle  voyage. With the help of J. S. Henslow, William Whewell, and other prominent …
  • … by C. G. Ehrenberg; fungi by M. J. Berkeley; and corals by William Lonsdale ( Collected papers , 2 …
  • … Towards the end of 1843, he increasingly hoped that William Jackson Hooker or his son Joseph might …
  • … Henslow, Jenyns, Waterhouse, and his second cousin, William Darwin Fox—knew, as he said to Henslow, …
  • … selection preserved from this period are the exchanges with William Herbert, Dean of Manchester, a …
  • … the correspondence about the vitality of seeds discovered by William Kemp of Galashiels in a …
  • … sea-water. The letters about Kemp’s seeds and the William Herbert correspondence, which was …

Darwin and Design

Summary

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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  • the same truth. One version of this harmony was presented in William Paleys  Natural theology, or
  • at one example, the treatise on geology. It was written by William Buckland, the professor of
  • on the strata of the earth’, and so forth. In one chapter, Buckland discussed an extinct mammal, …
  • and beneficent God have designed such an animal? Buckland remarked that the animal was an
  • a single swish of its tail or paw. ‘[Its] entire frame’, Buckland wrote, ‘was an apparatus of
  • Owens highly theoretical anatomy was quite different from Bucklands more empirical programme. Owen
  • for specific purposes. In comparing the work of Paley, Buckland, and Owen, it becomes clear that
  • Some natural philosophers and astronomers, such as William Herschel, speculated about the origins of
  • other versions of natural theology, such as that of William Herschel. Indeed, the second edition of
  • nature to the physical condition of manTreatise III, by William WhewellOn astronomy and general
  • with reference to natural theology. 2 vols. Treatise VI, by William BucklandGeology and mineralogy
  • and homologies of the vertebrate skeleton  (1848). William PaleyNatural theology  (1802) …

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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  • … Darwin with his now famous beard, had been taken by his son William in April, when Darwin was …
  • … for him to make some observations of dimorphic plants with William’s help; he also ordered a …
  • … In the same month, Darwin began to consult William Jenner, professor of clinical medicine at …
  • … the two previous years. As Darwin explained to his cousin William Darwin Fox in a letter of 30 …
  • … The greatest assistance in 1864, however, was provided by William, Darwin’s eldest son and a banker …
  • … shape and size, indicated fertility between dimorphic forms. William participated in the detailed …
  • … can do as much pollen work as ever you like’. Comments on William’s findings, along with other …
  • … wife, Emma, or by Henrietta. Darwin’s own replies to William disclose his delight in discovering the …
  • … As in earlier years, Darwin consulted Charles William Crocker about his crossing experiments with …
  • … his brother Erasmus told him of a subscription fund for John William Colenso, bishop of Natal, South …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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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  • …  in muscles & bones of man & animals.— (Read) Buckland Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland …
  • … [Bell 1806]. Bucklands Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland 1836] Read half through Swedish …
  • … 1841]. 2 d . vols. —— 30 th . Smollets William & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— …
  • … 3 d . Series —— Bucklands Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland 1836] June 7 th …
  • … [DAR *128: 149] Murray Geograph. Distrib. Price William & Norgate 2” 12” 6 [A. Murray …
  • …  Hind’s Solar System [Hind 1852] April 20 th  William Humboldts letters [K. W. von Humboldt …
  • … 7  Probably a reference to the private library of William Jackson Hooker and his son, Joseph …
  • … In February 1882, however, after reading the introduction to William Ogle’s translation of Aristotle …
  • … Notebooks ). 19  According to the  DNB , William Herbert provided notes for both …
  • … is presumably the date and number of the part containing William Pulteney Alison’s article which was …
  • … from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward Shuckard to which CD refers has …
  • … listing the volumes in the Naturalist’s Library edited by William Jardine, a forty-volume series on …
  • … 66  The bibliography provides the titles of the works by William Shakespeare that CD recorded …
  • … CD’s collection is a presentation copy from the author to William Jackson Hooker. See  …
  • …  edited by Robert Bentley Todd, was issued in parts. William Pulteney Alison’s article first …
  • … crayon and the ‘O’ in pencil. It is not clear which of William Jackson Hooker’s journals is meant …
  • … and London. [Other eds.]  *119: 15 Alison, William Pulteney. 1847. Instinct. In vol. 3, pp …
  • … influence on the progress of civilisation . Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers.  119: 22a …
  • … written by himself . Translated by John Leyden and William Erskine. 2 vols. London.  *119: 14 …
  • … ed. (1864) in Darwin Library.]  *128: 165 Baird, William. 1850.  The natural history of …
  • … Ray Society. [Darwin Library.]  128: 4 Baly, William and Kirkes, William Senhouse. 1848.  …
  • … Müller,  Elements of   physiology . Translated by William Baly. 2 vols. London. 1837.) [Darwin …
  • …   advanced age . London.  119: 18b Bartram, William. 1791.  Travels through North and …
  • … and   discoveries . Translated from the German by William Johnston. 4 vols. London. [Other eds.]  …
  • … . 7 pts. Paris.  *128: 173; 128: 12 Belsham, William. 1806.  History of Great Britain to …
  • … and Dublin. [Other eds.]  *119: 15 Bernard, William Dallas. 1844.  Narrative of the …
  • … of comparative anatomy . Translated from the German by William Lawrence. London. [Other eds.]  …
  • … Jameson . London. [Darwin Library.]  119: 2a Buckland, William. 1836.  Geology and …

ESHS 2018: 19th century scientific correspondence networks

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Sunday 16 September, 16:00-18.00, Institute of Education, Room 802   Session chair: Paul White (Darwin Correspondence Project); Discussion chair: Francis Neary (Darwin Correspondence Project) This session marks the formal launch of Ɛpsilon …

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  • Royal Society archives, examples of John Herschels and William Bucklands correspondences will be
  • Paulo-Brazil)   Maura C. Flannery , ‘William Darlingtons Correspondence Network
  • provides a brief case study of an American botanist, William Darlington, who, while not in the upper
  • the study of plants developed in the 19th centuryWilliam Darlington (17821863) was a
  • of them agreed to the tradeThis is how specimens from William Jackson Hooker in Britain, Augustin
  • had written a memorial to his friend, the botanist William BaldwinSo Darlington was involved not

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … 1872, p. 66). The letters, sent by the writer and historian William Howitt, drew attention to the …
  • … than she expected (see the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [2 September 1863] …
  • … horses with sore necks (see letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [23 April 1852] (DAR …
  • … Kent, in 1861: John Higwood, under-gamekeeper, age 34, and William Folgate, gamekeeper, age 50 …

Darwin's health

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On 28 March 1849, ten years before Origin was published, Darwin wrote to his good friend Joseph Hooker from Great Malvern in Worcestershire, where Dr James Manby Gully ran a fashionable water-cure establishment. Darwin apologised for his delayed reply to…

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  • … Smith, Darwin sought advice from his consulting physician  William Jenner, the stomach specialist …

Darwin & Glen Roy

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Although Darwin was best known for his geological work in South America and other remote Beagle destinations, he made one noteworthy attempt to explain a puzzling feature of British geology.  In 1838, two years after returning from the voyage, he travelled…

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  • … To Charles Lyell, [14] September [1838] To William Buckland, [November 1840-17 February …
  • … To Charles Lyell, [12? March 1841] To William Fitton, [c. 28 June 1842] To …

Journal of researches

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Within two months of the Beagle’s arrival back in England in October 1836, Darwin, although busy with distributing his specimens among specialists for description, and more interested in working on his geological research, turned his mind to the task of…

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  • … also a thorough restructuring, as he explained to his cousin William Darwin Fox in March 1837: ‘ I …
  • … had circulated the page proofs from early 1838, not least to William Whewell, president of the …
  • … Journal and remarks he had received from the publisher. William Buckland praised its ‘ high …
  • … & generous feeling that is visible in every part ’; and William Lonsdale also admired the ‘ …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … Darwin Library–CUL ††. ‡ Beechey, Frederick William.  Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific …
  • … , etc. London, 1743. (DAR 36.1: 447). Burchell, William John.  Travels in the interior of …
  • … . . .  London, 1798. (DAR 31.2: 318v.). Conybeare, William Daniel and Phillips, William.  …
  • … 255v.; number of volumes on board unknown). Dampier, William.  A new voyage round the world. …
  • … (Letter to Caroline Darwin, 27 December 1835). Ellis, William.  Polynesian researches, …
  • … and western coasts of Australia  (includes: Fitton, William. An account of some geological …
  • … tracts’, Darwin Library–CUL †. Kirby, William and Spence, William.  An introduction to …
  • … de la Plata.  London, 1825. (DAR 33: 269v.). Owen, William Fitz William.  Narrative of …
  • … Berlin 1769 ed. †† (vol. 2). Phillips, William.  Elementary introducton to . . . mineralogy …
  • … 28 June 1836,  Collected papers  1: 26). Webster, William Henry Bayley.  Narrative of a …
  • … from Caroline Darwin, 28 October [1833]). § Whewell, William. Essay towards a first …
  • … ‘Philosophical tracts’, Darwin Library–CUL †. Buckland, William. Considerations of the …
  • … I have got it in bedroom, Taxidermy’.). Possibly Swainson, William.  The naturalist’s guide for …
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