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List of correspondents

Summary

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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  • … child of God" (1) Abberley, John (1) …
  • … Adams, A. L. (1) Addison, John (1) …
  • … C. J. (3) Andrews, John (1) Ann. …
  • … Balfour, J. H. (7) Ball, John (5) …
  • … Becher, A. B. (1) Beck, John (2) …
  • … Beckhard, Martin (1) Beddoe, John (3) …
  • … C. H. (8) Blackwall, John (4) …
  • … J. A. H. de (11) Bostock, John (1) …
  • … Bridgman, W. K. (3) Brigg, John (1) …
  • … Busch, Otto (1) Bush, John (3) Busk, …
  • … Caton, J. D. (9) Cattell, John (3) …
  • … the Exchequer (1) Chapman, John (4) …
  • … Coe, Henry (6) Coghlan, John (2) …
  • … Colburn, Henry (3) Colby, John (3) …
  • … Colgate, Robert (1) Collier, John (2) …
  • … Craig, J. S. (2) Crawfurd, John (3) …
  • … Crick, W. D. (11) Crier, John (1) …
  • … Davis, J. E. (1) Davy, John (6) …
  • … Denny, Henry (13) Denny, John (6) …
  • … Downie, Mr (1) Downing, John (3) …
  • … Evans, E. G. (2) Evans, John (b) (3) …

John Lubbock

Summary

John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring property of Down House, Down, Kent; the total of one hundred and seventy surviving letters he went on to exchange with Darwin is a large number considering that the two men lived…

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  • John Lubbock was eight years old when the Darwins moved into the neighbouring …
  • … neighbours for most of their lives.  Lubbock's father, John William Lubbock, third baronet, was …
  • … and wide-ranging studies in anthropology and prehistory, John Lubbock’s childhood interest in …
  • … mountain must come some Sunday to Mahomet.   ( to John Lubbock, 26 March [1867] ) …
  • … meetings leave in the documentary record, it is clear that John Lubbock played a significant part in …
  • … with me on general issue, or against me. ( to John Lubbock, 14 December [1859] ) …
  • … much interest for the good of my internal viscera’ ( to John Lubbock, 21 July [1870] ). It seems …
  • … a daughter? or scrupled to carry off anothers wife? ( from John Lubbock, 18 March [1871] ). …
  • … complained that he remained 'not a little in the dark' ( to John Lubbock, 26 March [1867] …
  • … in a banking career, and Darwin's last known letter to John Lubbock, sent shortly before …
  • … children were strained.  ‘I am afraid our feeling to Sir John’ Francis Darwin later wrote ‘did not …
  • … He signed himself, with unusual formality, “My dear Sir John, yours sincerely”. By this stage …

Biodiversity and its histories

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was co-sponsor of Biodiversity and its Histories, which brought together scholars and researchers in ecology, politics, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science, to explore how…

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  • Infinite variety circumscribed: a dialogue between John Rays Wisdom of God and John Allens

John Beddoe

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In 1869, when gathering data on sexual selection in humans, Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with John Beddoe, a doctor in Bristol. He was looking for evidence that racial differences that appear to have no benefit in terms of survival - and…

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  • … In 1869 Darwin exchanged a short series of letters with a John Beddoe, a doctor in Bristol who had …

Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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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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  • … in Coniston, Darwin was invited to meet the local celebrity, John Ruskin. Marshall wrote on 7 …
  • … revealed him to be an atheist, Darwin told the clergyman John Fordyce on 7 May , ‘It seems to me …
  • … circulated the book within his family. He also heard from John Fletcher Moulton, who, after some …

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 Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. John’s Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] …
  • … B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] St. John’s Nat. Hist. of Sutherlanshire, Murray …
  • … Liebigs Lectures on Chemistry [Liebig 1851]. Sir John Davies. China during the War and Peace …
  • … d . Series. vol 3. p. 1 to 312 30 th  Colquhoun (John) The Moor & the Loch [Colquhoun …
  • … Buffon [Milne-Edwards 1834–40]. March 5 th  St. John’s Highlands [Saint John 1846] 8 …
  • … Tone Autobiography [Tone 1826] very amusing March 10 John Galt Autobiography [Galt 1833] poor …
  • … 1848] Madam Malguet [Torrens] 1848] —— Lives of John & Alex. Belthune [?Bethune 1840 and …
  • … Ireland [Thompson 1849–56]. Vol. I. II & 3 May. St. John’s Tour in Sutherlandshire [Saint …
  • … 171] Pagets Travels in Hungary & Transylvania [John Paget 1839]— account of Dogs like …
  • … Empire [Huc 1855] Feb 16 th  Pagets Hungary [John Paget 1839] —— Bechsteins …
  • … 23] 1858 Life of Montaigne by B. St. John [B. Saint John 1858].— Miss …
  • … in the  Botanist , 5 vols. (1837–41), edited by John Stevens Henslow and B. Maund. 37 …
  • … may have reissued both parts in 1844. 39  John Lindley served as assistant secretary …
  • …  The letter was addressed to Nicholas Aylward Vigors about John Fleming, and the review was by …
  • …  Possibly a mistake for “Mowbray”, the pseudonym of John Lawrence, whose  Treatise on domestic …
  • … this list at the back of the notebook. 84  John Lindley described plant breeding …
  • … with ‘O’ in pencil. 103  Hugh Cuming. John Gould Anthony published  Description of …
  • …   colonies.  London.  119: 23b Abercrombie, John. 1838.  Inquiries concerning the   …
  • … *119: 16v. ——. 1848.  The military life of John Duke of   Marlborough . Edinburgh and …
  • … by Harriet Martineau. London.  128: 3 Audubon, John James Laforest. 1831–9.  …
  • … Emperor of Hindustan, written by himself . Translated by John Leyden and William Erskine. 2 vols. …
  • … scientiarum; or, new method of studying the sciences . [By John Hoppus.] (Library of Useful …
  • … . 29 pts. Prague and Paris.  *128: 179 Barrow, John. 1801.  An account of travels into …
  • … Gemeinnützige   Naturgeschichte Deutschlands nach allen drey Reichen.  4 vols. Leipzig. [Darwin …

Emma Darwin

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Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife and first cousin, was born Emma Wedgwood, the eighth and youngest child of Josiah Wedgwood II and Bessy Allen. Her father was the eldest son of the famous pottery manufacturer, Josiah Wedgwood I. Her mother was one…

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George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … game-birds (Carr 1981, pp. 475–6, Mackenzie 1988, p. 18, Allen 1994, p. 127.). The transformation …
  • … of wild birds by sportsmen (Sheail 1976, pp. 22–7, Allen 1994, p. 177), and which some scholars have …
  • … resident gamekeepers were recorded in Down, Kent, in 1861: John Higwood, under-gamekeeper, age 34, …

The origin of language

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Darwin started thinking about the origin of language in the late 1830s. The subject formed part of his wide-ranging speculations about the transmutation of species. In his private notebooks, he reflected on the communicative powers of animals, their…

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  • … of man and selection in relation to sex . 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1871. Darwin, Charles, …
  • … and especially on the works of M. Renan . London: John Murray. Farrar, Frederic William. 1865 …
  • … preface and additional notes, by Alex V. W. Bikkers. London: John Camdem Hotten. Wake, C. S. …
  • … instinct: the new science of language and mind. London: Allen Lane. …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children, began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in Mind…

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  • … she was called.— 29 th . Cried at the sight of Allen Wedgwood[32] Is able to catch hold of …
  • … (Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980, facing p. 34). [32] John Allen Wedgwood, vicar of Maer. …

Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … sent to his mentor, the professor of botany at Cambridge, John Stevens Henslow. Letter …
  • … B 18-29; E 95-7 [ available at Darwinonline ] John Lubbock, Pre-Historic Times (1865) [ …
  • … Desmond and James Moore, Darwin's Sacred Cause . London: Allen Lane, 2009. Mary …