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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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  • … Atkin, J. R. (1) Atkinson, Edward (4) …
  • … A. D. (15) Bartlett, Edward (6) …
  • … Thomas (2) Bradford, Edward (1) …
  • … Carden, Robert (1) Cardwell, Edward (4) …
  • … Crawte, G. F. (1) Cresy, Edward (1) …
  • … Emery, Woodward (1) Enfield, Edward (1) …
  • … Forbes, David (13) Forbes, Edward (10) …
  • … George (1) Frankland, Edward (44) …
  • … Fry, C. E. (1) Fry, Edward (1) Fry, …
  • … Harris, C. (1) Harris, Edward (1) …
  • … Hewett, Joseph (1) Hewitt, Edward (4) …
  • … Charles (1) Hitchcock, Edward (1) …
  • … Holder, J. B. (1) Holland, Edward (2) …
  • … William (2) Horsman, Edward (1) …
  • … Jones, A. H. (2) Jones, Edward (1) …
  • … Ludwig, Rudolph (1) Lumb, Edward (4) …
  • … Samuel (6) Newman, Edward (1) Newman …
  • … Charles (1) Nicholson, Edward (1) …
  • … Charlotte (1) Parfitt, Edward (2) …
  • … Sabine, E. J. (1) Sabine, Edward (9) …
  • … Stanley, E. H. (4) Stanley, Edward (1) …
  • … Vines, S. H. (9) Vivian, Edward (2) …
  • … Wagner, Moritz (2) Walford, Edward (2) …
  • … Wilson, E. B. (2) Wilson, Edward (8) …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • …  2: 75). In notes for his reply to a letter from Edward Blyth dated 19 February 1867 , Darwin had …

Women as a scientific audience

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Target audience? | Female readership | Reading Variation Darwin's letters, in particular those exchanged with his editors and publisher, reveal a lot about his intended audience. Regardless of whether or not women were deliberately targeted as a…

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Darwin in letters, 1851-1855: Death of a daughter

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The letters from these years reveal the main preoccupations of Darwin’s life with a new intensity. The period opens with a family tragedy in the death of Darwin’s oldest and favourite daughter, Anne, and it shows how, weary and mourning his dead child,…

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  • animals and plants with Hooker who, with Charles Lyell and Edward Forbes, was one of the most public
  • him. In this regard, the naturalist and museum curator Edward Blyth figures most prominently. Blyth

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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  • … Reade S. H. Vines George Waterhouse Edward Blyth J. V. Carus William …

Darwin in letters, 1856-1857: the 'Big Book'

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In May 1856, Darwin began writing up his 'species sketch’ in earnest. During this period, his working life was completely dominated by the preparation of his 'Big Book', which was to be called Natural selection. Using letters are the main…

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  • … considerable research in published and unpublished sources. Edward Blyth needed little encouragement …

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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  • … . [Knapp] 1838] Read Gleanings in Natural History. By Edward Jesse, Surveyor of Her Majestys
  • … [John Paget 1839]— account of Dogs like wolves.— E. Blyth.— read Monograp der Kartoffeln
  • from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward Shuckard to which CD refers has
  • 44  Probably Francis Boott. 45  Edward Forbes provided sketches and notes for the
  • London. [Other eds.]  *119: 15; 119: 22b Belcher, Edward. 1848Narrative of the voyage
  • domesticorum . Hafniæ.  *128: 182 Bennett, Edward Turner, ed. 1837The natural history
  • … …  [By Gilbert White.] A new edition with notes by Edward Turner Bennett. London. [Abstract in DAR
  • … . Edinburgh. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Bevan, Edward. 1827. The honey-bee; its natural
  • collected in Melville Island. Appendix XI in Parry, William EdwardA   supplement to the
  • and 12 atlases. Paris.  *119: 5v. [Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton]. 1835.  …
  • Trilobites.  Translated from the German by Thomas Bell and Edward Forbes. London: Ray Society. …
  • ser. 6: 142214.  *119: 21v.; 119: 18a Clarke, Edward Daniel. 181023Travels in
  • of Oxford. London. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Eyre, Edward John. 1845Journals of
  • … [Darwin Library.]  119: 18b; *128: 178 Forbes, Edward. 1841A history of British
  • London  2, pt 2: 483534119: 22a Forbes, Edward and Hanley, Sylvanus. 184953A
  • …  etc. 2d ed. Tiguri128: 16 Gibbon, Edward. 177688The history of the decline and   …
  • … ——. 1827Memoirs of the life and writings of Edward   Gibbon, composed by himself, and
  • … . London. [Other eds.]  119: 11b Gray, John Edward. 184352Catalogue of the specimens
  • Richard Williams . Edinburgh128: 9 Harcourt, Edward Vernon. 1851A sketch of
  • of letters . London119: 6a Hickson, William Edward. 1849. Review of Thomas Robert
  • climate and physical agents. Appendix to vol. 2 of Belcher, EdwardNarrative of a voyage round
  • London. [Darwin Library.]  119: 13a Hitchcock, Edward. 1841Final report on the geology
  • … (1858) also in Darwin Library.]  128: 2 Holmes, Edward. 1845The life of Mozart, …
  • the French. London119: 22a [Hook, Theodore Edward]. 1836Gilbert Gurney . 3 vols. …
  • … [by Elizabeth Juliana Sabine] under the superintendence of Edward Sabine. 2 vols. London. [Darwin
  • … . 3d ed., enlarged. London.  *128: 159 Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon. 1704The
  • notes. London. [Darwin Library.] 119: 13a Jesse, Edward. 18325Gleanings in natural
  • … [Abstract in DAR 71: 689.]  119: 17a Lisle, Edward. 1757Observations in husbandry . …
  • pts. Amsterdam128: 16 Rusticuspseud.  (Edward Newman). 1849The letters of   …
  • 2 vols. London119: 11b Shuckard, William Edward. 1837Essay on the indigenous   …
  • in DAR 91: 5.]  *119: 5v. Smedley, Francis Edward. [18546].  Harry Coverdales   …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate aspects of the…

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  • … contempt of me. I feel convinced it is by Owen’. John Edward Gray, a colleague of Richard Owen’s in …
  • … to throw off thick dictionaries by flexing. On 5 April , Edward Blyth, who had supplied Darwin …
  • … Harrison Weir, 28 March 1868 ). Writing on the same day, Edward Hewitt reported that female …
  • … in Japan ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 September 1868 ); Edward Wilson, a neighbour of Darwin’s, …
  • … for the philosophy of the future.’ Further afield, Edward Wilson remarked on 14 October …