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Julia Wedgwood

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Charles Darwin’s readership largely consisted of other well-educated Victorian men, nonetheless, some women did read, review, and respond to Darwin’s work. One of these women was Darwin’s own niece, Julia Wedgwood, known in the family as “Snow”. In July…

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  • … own niece, Frances Julia Wedgwood, known in the family as “Snow”. Snow was the daughter of …
  • … considered one of the great female intellects, beneath only George Eliot, as far as her ability to …
  • … work has been largely forgotten to the present day. Snow had a particularly notable exchange …
  • … some of the women encountered in Charles Darwin’s letters, Snow Wedgwood was one of our priority …

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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  • … Benson, W. H. (2) Bentham, George (66) …
  • … Browne, Walter (6) Brownen, George (1) …
  • … Bush, John (3) Busk, George (18) …
  • … Claus, C. F. (9) Clendon, George, Jr (1) …
  • … Crookes, William (1) Cross, George (5) …
  • … Cupples, A. J. (2) Cupples, George (56) …
  • … Alexander (1) Dickie, George (3) …
  • … Fox, W. D. (225) Francis, George (1) …
  • … F. S. B. (10) Fraser, George (3) …
  • … Gibbons, W. H. S. (1) Gibbs, George (1) …
  • … Gordon, C. G. (1) Gordon, George (a) (3) …
  • … Grenville, G. N. (1) Grey, George (3) …
  • … Grove, G. (1) Grove, George (1) …
  • … Gull, W. W. (1) Gulliver, George (3) …
  • … Harris, G. E. (2) Harris, George (5) …
  • … Hensgen, Carl (1) Henslow, George (37) …
  • … Friedrich (39) Hill, George Birkbeck (1) …
  • … Hoddick, Fritz (1) Hodgskin, George (1) …
  • … Hooker, W. J. (9) Hookham, George (1) …
  • … F. B. (1) Johnston, George (2) Jones …
  • … King, Frederick (2) King, George (17) …
  • … Maudsley, Henry (3) Maw, George (29) …
  • … Morris, John (1) Morrish, George (1) …
  • … Newman, H. W. (1) Newport, George (2) …
  • … Pattrick, R. S. (1) Paul, George (1) …
  • … Frederick (7) Ransome, George (3) …
  • … Smyth, W. H. (1) Snow, George (1) …

Henrietta Darwin's diary

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Darwin's daughter Henrietta kept a diary for a few momentous weeks in 1871. This was the year in which Descent of Man, the most controversial of her father's books after Origin itself, appeared, a book which she had helped him write. The small…

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  • … May Forster . 7 Frances Julia Wedgwood (Snow) and George Eliot. The source for Eliot …

Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'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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  • … more criticisms’, he wrote to the comparative anatomist St George Jackson Mivart ( letter to St G. …
  • … relay a message to the organiser, Airy’s own father, Sir George ( letter to Hubert Airy, 24 August …
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