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To Richard Kippist   31 January [1869?]

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"You are most perfectly welcome to Fragmenta [F. J. H. von Mueller Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae (1858–64)], & I shall be delighted if they are of the slightest use to you."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  31 Jan [1869?]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (pasted in Mueller 1858–82, vol. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3426A

To James Croll   31 January [1869]

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Returns book with thanks. "Joyfully accepts" idea of the warming of Southern Hemisphere during glacial period in the Northern. Lyell is unwilling.

Mentions H. N. Moseley’s study of descent of glaciers [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 17 (1869): 202–8].

CD greatly troubled by problem of age of the earth and calculations of Sir William Thomson. Asks about changes in the form of the globe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Croll
Date:  31 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.361)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6585

From Charles Phipps Haussoullier   31 January 1869

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Requests authorisation to translate Journal of researches into French.

Author:  Charles Phipps Haussoullier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 362
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6586
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Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … more with so excellent a man. GRAY:   131   Dear Mr Darwin… Of all my English …
  • … 130  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, 7 MARCH 1862 131  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 DECEMBER 1861 …

17 Spring Gardens, London

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Darwin in London preparing for the voyage

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  • … Darwin is living in London persuading Fitzroy to accept him on the voyage and preparing clothing, …

Darwin on human evolution

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'I hear that Ladies think it delightful reading, but that it does not do to talk about it, which no doubt promotes the sale.' For the first time online you can now read the full texts of nearly 800 letters Darwin wrote and received during 1871,…

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  • … I shall be well abused, for as my son Frank says: "you treat man in such a bare-faced manner." …

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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  • … (1) Oliver, Daniel (131) Orange Judd & Co. …

Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, seeing the publication of his …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early …
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