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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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  • … Binstead, C. H. (1) Birch, Samuel (5) …
  • … Butler, Mary (3) Butler, Samuel (b) (14) …
  • … Morley, John (5) Morley, Samuel (1) …
  • … Newberry, W. (1) Newington, Samuel (6) …
  • … Smartt, F. W. (1) Smiles, Samuel (2) …
  • … Welcker, Hermann (2) Wells, Samuel (2) …
  • … Wilkinson, [– ] (1) Wilks, Samuel (2) …
  • … Wilson, Henry (1) Wilson, Samuel (1) …

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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  • … May was the teenage protégé of the artist and writer Samuel Butler, son of an old Shrewsbury …
  • … Arthur May’s drawings shortly afterwards ( letter from Samuel Butler to Francis Darwin, [before 30 …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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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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  • the transcript) and the non-scientific on the right (labelledb’). He continued this separation of
  • Archipelago [Crawfurd 1820] Raffeles d[itt]o [T. S. B. Raffles 1817] Buffon Suites
  • 183941]— in Geograph Soc Siebolds Japan [P. F. B. von Siebold 183350]— d[itt]o Kalm
  • Domestic Improvement ] Loudons. Journal of Nat Hist Z & B [ Magazine of Natural History
  • 28 Bacons Essays [Bacon 182536].— Butler. 3. first sermons [Butler 1834] …
  • … & Phys [Todd ed. 183659] [DAR *119: 14] Butlers Analogy [Butler 1736] …
  • Nemesis to China [Bernard 1844]. The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns
  • of Birds from distant countries Birds of Japan [P. F. B. von Siebold 183350] Zoolog. Soc
  • 1801]. well Skimmed B. Edwards Hist. of W. Indies [B. Edwards 17931801]. d[itt]o. …
  • 1766]. good Bas. Montagus Select from old Divines [B. Montagu 1805] [DAR 119: 10a] …
  • th  Kings & Lays Missionary Voyage [King and Lay 1839] —— B. Halls Schloss Hainfell
  • 18349] Dec 12 th  The Emigrant by Sir F. B. Head [F. B. Head 1846] —— 16 th
  • Siege of Vienna [Schimmer 1847].— good Sept 12 th . B. Franklins life by Sparks [Sparks ed. …
  • July 17 th . Heads Paris. Bundle of French Faggots [F. B. Head 1852a]. Aug. 4 th
  • has not been located. CD may possibly have been referring to Samuel JohnsonThe vanity of human
  • …  CD marked this entryOin pencil. 88  Samuel Highley, proprietor of a scientific
  • Academicæ . London119: 10a Bailey, Samuel. 1829Essays on the pursuit of truth, on
  • 1837.) [Darwin Library.]  119: 21a Bamford, Samuel. 1841Passages in the life of a
  • 119: 7a Boswell, James. 1831The life of Samuel Johnson …   Including a journal of a
  • Library. Abstract in DAR 71: 856.]  128: 12 Butler, Joseph. 1736The analogy of
  • …   islands . London. *128: 172 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. 1812The friend; a series of
  • 1835Specimens of the table talk of the late   Samuel Taylor Coleridge . Edited by [Henry
  • 7a ——. 18369The literary remains of Samuel Taylor   Coleridge . Collected and
  • 119: 9b Cottle, Joseph. 1847Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor   Coleridge and Robert
  • life of Mrs. Godolphin . Now first published and edited by Samuel [Wilberforce] Lord Bishop of
  • by W. Radcliffe . London.  *128: 159 Haldeman, Samuel Stehman. 18434. Enumeration of the
  • a course of lectures.  Translated from the German [by Samuel Mihlis]. 2 vols. London. [Other eds.]  …
  • districts” . London128: 3 Hearne, Samuel. 1795A journey from Prince of Waless   …

Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … would need such determination himself against a new critic, Samuel Butler. A strong supporter of …
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