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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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  • … Edwards & Co. (1) Babbage, Charles (10) …
  • … Bond, Frederick (2) Boner, Charles (5) …
  • … Edward (1) Bradlaugh, Charles (2) …
  • … Brayley, E. W. (1) Breese, Charles (1) …
  • … Samuel (b) (14) Buxton, Charles (2) …
  • … Chapman, John (4) Charles, R. F. (2) …
  • … Crawfurd, John (3) Crawley, Charles (2) …
  • … Virginius (3) Dallas, Charles (1) …
  • … Dixie, Florence (3) Dixon, Charles (1) …
  • … Symington (1) Griffin, Charles (1) …
  • … Albert (64) Günzbourg, Charles (1) …
  • … Science-Gossip (1) Hardy, Charles (3) …
  • … Hinrichs, G. D. (4) Hinton, Charles (1) …
  • … King, P. P. (1) Kingsley, Charles (18) …
  • … Lane, E. W. (1) Langstaff, Charles (2) …
  • … Layard, E. L. (3) Layton, Charles (12) …
  • … Commissioners (1) Lovegrove, Charles (3) …
  • … Lydekker, R. (1) Lyell, Charles (277) …
  • … Daniel (12) Maclaren, Charles (3) …
  • … Ríos, Eugenio (1) Moore, Charles (a) (1) …
  • … Arthur (2) Mostyn Owen, Charles (b) (2) …
  • … Newton, Alfred (35) Nichols, Charles (1) …
  • … Adolf Erik (1) Nordhoff, Charles (1) …
  • … E. H. (1) O’Shaughnessy, Charles (1) …
  • … Parish, Woodbine (2) Parker, Charles (2) …
  • … Turnbull, G. H. (3) Turner, Charles (1) …

'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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  • … and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from …
  • … 66, 1 April 1872, pp. 99–100, 1 April 1874, p. 56). Charles and Emma distributed the ' …
  • … its monthly paper Animal World , and prominently linked Charles Darwin"s name to the offer …
  • … much of the initiative in the organisation of the campaign, Charles Darwin evidently shared her …
  • … of what it meant to be morally distinguished and civilised (Turner 1980, pp. 17–45, Thomas 1984, pp. …
  • … 'biocentricism' following the publication of Origin (Turner 1980, pp. 60–2, 124–128, …
  • … to cruelty to animals in nineteenth-century England, see Turner 1980. 2 This sentence, …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … 23 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge …
  • … director at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, about the prospect of …
  • … the form of a poem: From the Insects to their friend, Charles Darwin We are very …
  • … local vicar George Sketchley Ffinden resurfaced. In 1873, Charles and Emma Darwin and the Lubbocks …
  • … including one of his oldest and dearest friends, Charles Lyell. Darwin had learned of Lyell’s …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … 26 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge …
  • … I do not observe a seedling Cactus’, he wrote to William Turner Thiselton-Dyer on 9 May. He later …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … Drosera filiformis . Hooker, with the assistance of William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, was engaged in a …
  • … & usefulness”, citing the examples of John Stuart Mill and Charles Lyell, who would have had far …

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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  • … by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library of Charles Darwin now in the Botany School, …
  • … destroying their fertility Turners embassy to Thibet [Turner 1800]— perhaps worth reading …
  • … 1859]. (goodish) 1  The personal library of Charles Stokes from whom CD borrowed books …
  • … Erskine. 2 vols. London.  *119: 14 Babington, Charles Cardale. 1839.  Primitiæ floræ   …
  • … of Useful Knowledge.) London.  *119: 13 Badham, Charles David. 1845.  Insect life . …
  • … [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 180.] 119: 21a Bell, Charles. 1806.  Essays on the anatomy of …
  • …  [By Gilbert White.] A new edition with notes by Edward Turner Bennett. London. [Abstract in DAR 71: …
  • … of the London Clay . London.  *119: 12v. Brace, Charles Loring. 1852.  Hungary in 1851: …
  • … life from 1838 to the present   time . Edited by John Charles Templer. 3 vols. London.  128: 9 …
  • … . 3 vols. Edinburgh and London.  128: 25 Bunbury, Charles James Fox. 1848.  Journal of a …
  • … nature of virtue . Cambridge.  *119: 13 Buxton, Charles. 1848.  Memoirs of Sir Thomas …
  • … Rural hours . 2 vols. London.  *119: 24 Coote, Charles. 1819.  The history of England, …
  • … to the treaty concluded at Paris, in the year 1815; by   Charles Coote . 4 vols. London.  119: …
  • … during the years 1838–1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. New York. [Abstract in DAR …
  • … during the years 1838–1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Philadelphia. [Abstract in …
  • … of Essex, in the reigns of Elizabeth, James I.,   and Charles I., 1540–1646 . 2 vols. London.  …
  • … Oceans, China, etc. New York.  119: 5a Fellows, Charles. 1839.  A journal written during …
  • … 128: 14 Follen, Eliza Lee. 1844.  The life of Charles Follen . Boston. [Darwin Library.]  …
  • … . London.  *119: 21v.; 119: 19a Fothergill, Charles. 1813.  An essay on the philosophy, …
  • … . London. [Other eds.] 119: 16b Frémont, John Charles. 1845.  Report of the exploring   …
  • … dans les corps organisès. Extract from Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’, ed.,  …
  • … spontané; Genus; Géographie zoologique. In Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’, ed., …
  • … 119: 2a Girou de Buzareingues, Louis François Charles. 1828a.  De la   génération. …
  • … of the English revolution, from the   accession of Charles I . Translated by L. H. R. Coutier. 2 …
  • … à la flore tertiare de la Suisse. (Translated by Charles Thomas Gaudin.)  Bibliothèque   …
  • … 119: 17b Hombron, Jacques Bernard and Jacquinot, Charles Hector. 1846–54.  Zoologie . 5 …
  • …   Brooke . 2 vols. London. *128: 180 King, Charles William and Lay, George Tradescant. …
  • … Parker   King .) London.  119: 5a [Kingsley, Charles]. 1851.  Yeast: a problem . …
  • … *128: 161 Thurstan, Henry J.  pseud . (Francis Turner Palgrave). 1858.  The passionate …

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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  • … 25 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge …
  • … corresponded most often with the assistant director, William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, who wrote on …
  • … auf Grund der Entwickelungslehre in Verbindung mit Charles Darwin und Ernst Haeckel (Journal for …
  • … or ‘types’. A similar problem had been raised by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin in a review of the …
  • … of liquor and label it a poison. Another reformer, Charles Bradlaugh, sought Darwin’s support …
  • … of all possible evils to mankind’ ( draft letter to Charles Bradlaugh, 6 June 1877 ). Darwin …
  • … and his wife, Sara. Her sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Charles Norton, had stayed at Keston …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … 2 vols. Paris, 1828. (Inscription in vol. 2: ‘Charles Darwin Rio Plata Aug 7 th . 1832’). Darwin …
  • … the proceedings . .  . Cambridge, 1833.  (Letter to Charles Whitley, 23 July 1834). …
  • …  London, 1823. (DAR 30.1: 41). ‡ Daubeny, Charles Giles Bridle.  A description of active and …
  • … 1806. (Inscription in vol. 1: ‘Rob t  FitzRoy to Charles Darwin’;  Red notebook , pp. 75, 105e, …
  • … Zoological Journal  5 (1832–4). (Inscribed ‘Charles Darwin Esq from the Author Dunheved Jan 26 1836 …
  • … 30.2: 182v., 184). Darwin Library–Down. * Lyell, Charles.  Principles of geology . . .  3 …
  • … ‘Given me by Capt. F.R C. Darwin’; vol.2 (1832), ‘Charles Darwin M: Video. Novem r . 1832’; vol. 3 …
  • … Reyno de Chile ). Part 2. Madrid, 1795. (Inscription: ‘Charles Darwin Valparaiso 1834’). Darwin …
  • … * Richardson, Samuel.  The history of Sir Charles Grandison . . .  7 vols. London, 1781. (Vols. 3 …