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Thomas Rivers

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Rivers and Darwin exchanged around 30 letters, most in 1863 when Darwin was hard at work on the manuscript of Variation of plants and animals under domestication, the lengthy and detailed sequel to Origin of species. Rivers, an experienced plant breeder…

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  • … in correspondence. The letter was addressed to Thomas Rivers , a nurseryman in Hertfordshire and …
  • … contact, remarking that he had read “every scrap” that Rivers had written. Darwin quickly grew …
  • … wealth of information? ( 11 January [1863] ) Rivers and Darwin eventually exchanged …
  • … of grafts upon root stock. When he first read Origin, Rivers was led to consider the growth of trees …
  • … a large nursery & your mind would find abundance of food”, Rivers wrote ( [3 February 1863] ). …
  • … February 1863] ) Darwin’s letter also thanks Rivers for information on the transmission …
  • … eventually finished Variation in 1868, he acknowledged Rivers many contributions and powers of …

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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  • … William (2) Aitken, Thomas (1) …
  • … Allen, John (1) Allen, Thomas (2) …
  • … Bell, Robert (b) (2) Bell, Thomas (2) …
  • … Birch, Samuel (5) Birkett, Thomas (1) …
  • … Blow, T. B. (1) Blunt, Thomas (2) …
  • … Brace, C. L. (5) Bradfield, Thomas (2) …
  • … Brewer, T. M. (1) Bridges, Thomas (b) (2) …
  • … British Museum (1) Brittain, Thomas (2) …
  • … Burgers, T. F. (2) Burgess, Thomas (3) …
  • … Anthony (2) Carlyle, Thomas (1) …
  • … Church, G. (1) Churton, Thomas (1) …
  • … Colvile, J. W. (1) Comber, Thomas (1) …
  • … Auguste (2) Davidson, Thomas (6) …
  • … Druce, G. C. (1) Druitt, Thomas (3) …
  • … [–] von (1) Glover, Thomas (1) …
  • … Grece, C. J. (2) Green, Thomas (1) …
  • … Grey, George (3) Grey, Thomas de (1) …
  • … Gurney, J. H. (1) Guthrie, Thomas (1) …
  • … Howell, W. G. (1) Howie, Thomas (1) …
  • … Hutton, Robert (2) Hutton, Thomas (1) …
  • … William (1) Laxton, Thomas (3) …
  • … Masters, William (3) Maston, Thomas (1) …
  • … Frigyes (1) Meehan, Thomas (12) …
  • … Society (5) Palmer, Thomas (1) …
  • … Rimpau, Wilhelm (3) Rivers, Thomas (31) …
  • … Salt, G. M. (3) Salt, Thomas (15) …
  • … Scudder, S. H. (1) Seare, Thomas (1) …
  • … T. A. B. (1) Spring Rice, Thomas (2) …

The "wicked book": Origin at 157

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Origin is 157 years old.  (Probably) the most famous book in science was published on 24 November 1859.  To celebrate we have uploaded hundreds of new images of letters, bringing the total number you can look at here to over 9000 representing more than…

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  • … sounding board for Darwin’s emerging ideas, and Thomas Huxley who became Origin ’s best known …
  • … pigeon-breeder, William Tegetmeier and the nurseryman Thomas Rivers . you see …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … Hooker, 24 December [1862] , and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863 ). The …

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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  • … Comte Odart 1849” [Odart 1849] read  very good . Rivers Catalogue of Roses [Rivers 1837] …
  • … of Roses [Gore 1838] River’s Rose Amateur Guide [Rivers 1837] Hasselquist— voyage to …
  • … 1 (1847) in Darwin Library.] *128: 179 Arnold, Thomas. 1838–43.  History of Rome . 3 …
  • … de   Pekin . 16 vols. Paris.  128: 18 Beale, Thomas. 1839.  The natural history of the …
  • … ed. (1874) in Darwin Library.]  119: 5a Bell, Thomas. 1837.  A history of British …
  • … Croker. 5 vols. London.  119: 4a, 9b Boteler, Thomas. 1835.  Narrative of a voyage of …
  • … of natural history . London.  119: 20a Browne, Thomas. 1643.  Religio Medici . First …
  • … 125–7.]  *119: 18v.; 119: 8a, 21a Buckle, Henry Thomas. 1857.  History of civilization in …
  • … the native tribes.  London.  119: 21a Burgess, Thomas Henry. 1839.  The physiology or …
  • … of   the Trilobites.  Translated from the German by Thomas Bell and Edward Forbes. London: Ray …
  • … *119: 13 Buxton, Charles. 1848.  Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell   Buxton, Baronet. With …
  • … . 3 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: 23b Campbell, Thomas. 1828.  The poetical works of …
  • …   Irish famine . Belfast.  119: 22b Carlyle, Thomas. 1834.  Sartor Resartus.  London. …
  • … of the   Mancha . Translated from the Spanish [by Thomas Shelton]. London. [Other eds.]  119: …
  • … la mer du sud,   commencé sous les ordres de M. [Nicolas Thomas] Marion [du   Fresne] … Cette …
  • … . London. [Darwin Library.]  128: 10 De Quincey, Thomas. 1822.  Confessions of an English …
  • … Coleridge]. 3 vols. London.  119: 1a Doubleday, Thomas. 1842.  The true law of population …
  • … Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1841.  Essays; with preface by Thomas   Carlyle.  London. [Other eds.]  …
  • …   1842. London. [Other eds.]  119: 12b Eyton, Thomas Campbell. 1838.  A monograph on …
  • … religion of mankind . London. *119: 1v. Falkner, Thomas. 1774.  A description of …
  • … Meister’s apprenticeship and   travels . Translated by Thomas Carlyle. London.  *119: 14 …
  • … [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 165.]  *119: 21v. Gray, Thomas. 1775.  The poems of Mr. Gray. To …
  • … à la flore tertiare de la Suisse. (Translated by Charles Thomas Gaudin.)  Bibliothèque   …
  • … 119: 6a Hickson, William Edward. 1849. Review of Thomas Robert Malthus,  An essay on the …
  • … of this country.  Edinburgh. 119: 14a Hogg, Thomas. [1820].  A concise and practical …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 12v. 119: 18a Holcroft, Thomas. 1816.  Memoirs of the late Thomas   …
  • …   naturelle des Orangers . Paris.  128: 2 Rivers, Thomas. 1837.  The rose amateur’s …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … by his friends Charles Lyell, the respected geologist, and Thomas Henry Huxley, the zoologist and …
  • … started the previous year with the Hertfordshire nurseryman Thomas Rivers. John Scott …
  • … the physician Dr William Brinton, a stomach specialist at St Thomas’s Hospital, London ( letter …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • … Darwin had submitted a preliminary sketch of pangenesis to Thomas Henry Huxley in 1865 (see …
  • … from the American botanist Asa Gray, the nurseryman Thomas Rivers, and the German botanist Robert …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

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  • … also continued: Darwin’s own works expanded on it, Thomas Henry Huxley gave lectures about it, and …
  • … matters were still greatly valued by those who were. Thomas Francis Jamieson, whose work on the so …
  • … of a revival of fluvialism in Britain, Jukes had argued that rivers not only excavate their valleys, …