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List of correspondents


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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  • … Meitzen, August (1) Meldola, Raphael (74) …

Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots


Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • … mimicry) that Darwin said was quite new to him ( letter to Raphael Meldola, 6 June [1879] ). In …

2.23 Hope Pinker statue, Oxford Museum


< Back to Introduction Henry Richard Hope Pinker’s life-size statue of Darwin was installed in the Oxford University Museum on 14 June 1899. It was the latest in a series of statues of great scientific thinkers, the ‘Founders and Improvers of Natural…

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  • … in the famous BAAS meeting of 1860. After Hooker had spoken, Raphael Meldola and the anthropologist …

Fritz Müller


Fritz Müller, a German who spent most of his life in political exile in Brazil, described Darwin as his second father, and Darwin's son, Francis, wrote that, although they never met 'the correspondence with Müller, which continued to the close of…

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  • … his name; his early paper on the topic was translated by Raphael Meldola into English and published …