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Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

Summary

'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • …   On the origin of   species , intended to be Darwin’s last, and of  Expression of the emotions …
  • … and papers, and the latter formed the subject of Darwin’s last book,  The formation of   …
  • … , published in the year before his death.  Despite Darwin’s declared intention to take up new work, …
  • … , shortly after correcting the proofs, and Darwin’s concern for the consolidation of his legacy is …
  • … editions were costly to incorporate, and despite Darwin’s best efforts, set the final price at 7 s. …
  • … let alone the fifth.  Printing of the proofs of Moulinié’s translation of the fifth English edition …
  • … This complex operation, combined with Moulinié’s increasingly poor health, led to yet further delay, …
  • … be reset.  The investment in stereotype reinforced Darwin’s intention to make no further changes to …
  • … relations between them irretrievably break down. Mivart’s book had been followed by a highly …
  • … a copy of an article replying to Thomas Henry Huxley’s scathing review of  Genesis of species , …
  • … philosopher Chauncey Wright. The republication of Wright’s paper had been arranged by Darwin himself …
  • … St G. J. Mivart, 8 January [1872] ).  Despite Darwin’s request that he drop the correspondence, …
  • … to A. R. Wallace, 3 August [1872] ).  Darwin's theories under siege The whole …
  • … German zoologist Anton Dohrn on 3 February that Mivart’s book had 'produced a great effect in …
  • … the theories of natural and sexual selection to bees (H. Müller 1872), and with his reply Darwin …
  • … for myself it is dreadful doing nothing’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 22 October [1872] ). He was far …
  • … Riviere, about drawings of a hostile dog, show Darwin’s attention to detail: `the hairs on the neck …
  • … by her husband, Richard Buckley Litchfield ( letter to H. E. Litchfield, 13 May 1872 ). Delivery …
  • … 'I know that I am half-killed myself’ ( letter to H. E. Litchfield, 25 July 1872 ). A …
  • … Charlton Bastian’s recent book on the origin of life (H. C. Bastian 1872; Wallace 1872d) left him …
  • … pleasant letters & never answer them’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 22 October [1872] ). But not …
  • … husband to pick a hole in his logic ( letter to H. A. Huxley, 16 October [1872] ).  Deeply touched …
  • … proudly signed himself, `One of the family’ ( letter from H. A. Huxley and T. H. Huxley, 17 October …
  • … to happy old days spent at Woodhouse’ ( letter to S. H. Haliburton,  1 November [1872] ). …
  • … &  something more ‘ she observed ( letter from S. H. Haliburton, 3 November [1872] ). They …

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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … Acland, C. L. (1) Acland, H. W. (1) …
  • … Baikie, W. B. (1) Baildon, H. B. (1) …
  • … G.-G. (1) Baily, W. H. (1) Bain, …
  • … A. F. (1) Bakewell, R. H. (1) Balch, …
  • … F. M. (16) Balfour, J. H. (7) Ball, …
  • … Valentine (1) Bancroft, H. H. (1) …
  • … W. F. (1) Barrois, J. H. (2) …
  • … Bates, Frederick (2) Bates, H. W. (91) …
  • … Frédéric (1) Baumhauer, E. H. von (2) …
  • … Baxter, William (7) Baynes, H. M. (1) …
  • … Benson, Berry (2) Benson, W. H. (2) …
  • … A. V. W. (1) Billinghurst, H. F. (1) …
  • … E. W. (2) Blackley, C. H. (8) …
  • … Henry (1) Brady, G. S. (1) Brady, H. …
  • … Haines, Abner (1) Haliburton, S. H. (13) …
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