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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,…

Matches: 10 hits

  • … F. E. (17) Abernethy, J. W. (1) …
  • … Acland, C. L. (1) Acland, H. W. (1) …
  • … Aveling, E. B. (7) Axon, W. E. A. (2) …
  • … Bacon, Booth (1) Badger, E. W. (3) …
  • … Baillière, G.-G. (1) Baily, W. H. (1) …
  • … H. H. (1) Baranoff, W. (2) Barber, M …
  • … Joachim (1) Barrett, W. F. (1) …
  • … Blore, E. W. (1) Blow, T. B. (1) …
  • … A. W. (2) Buckland, F. T. (1) …
  • … Clark, J. W. (b) (4) Clarke, Benjamin (3) …

Women’s scientific participation

Summary

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…

Matches: 18 hits

  • Letter 1194 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [12 August 1849] Darwin thanks Mary Whitby
  • and birds. Letter 5817 - Darwin to Huxley, T. H., [30 January 1868] Darwin
  • Letter 9426 - Story-Maskelyne , T. M. to Darwin, [23 April 1874] Thereza
  • buds and flowers. Letter 9616 - Marshall, T. to Darwin, [September 1874] …
  • in a tin box. Letter 9616  - Marshall, Tto Darwin, [September 1874] …
  • Himalaya and Tibet. Letter 4139  - Darwin, W. E. to Darwin, [4 May 1863] …
  • Letter 1113 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 September 1847] Darwin questions Mrs. …
  • detail. Family letter: Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E., [January 23rd 1887]: Emma
  • of his garden. Letter 4233  - Tegetmeier, W. B. to Darwin, [29 June - 7 July 1863] …
  • and edited bya lady”. Darwin, E. to Darwin, W. E. , (March, 1862 - DAR 219.1:49) …
  • it. Letter 3896 - Darwin to Huxley, T. H, [before 25 February 1863] Darwin
  • daughter, Henrietta. Letter 4010 - Huxley, T. H. to Darwin, [25 February 1863] …
  • over. Letter 8153  - Darwin to  Darwin, W. E., [9 January 1872] Darwin
  • Letter 347  - Darwin to Whewell, W., [10 March 1837] Darwin seeks to decline the
  • Letter 1113   - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 September 1847] Darwin asks Mrs. Whitby
  • at Darwins service. Letter 3298  - Darwin to Clarke, W. B., [25 October 1861] …
  • pretty garden ”. Letter 6066  - Weir, H. W. to Darwin, [28 March 1868] …
  • subjects. Letter 6081  - Darwin to Bowman, W., [2 April 1868] Darwin

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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…

Matches: 24 hits

  • the University of Cambridge. These works, catalogued by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library
  • Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] read Bory S t
  • 1822] Falconers remark on the influence of climate [W. Falconer 1781] [DAR *119: 2v. …
  • des hommes & des Animaux by Isid. Geoffroy de S t  Hilaire 1832 [I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
  • … [Dampier 1697] Sportsmans repository 4 to . [W. H. Scott 1820]— contains much on dogs
  • Eastern Archipelago [Crawfurd 1820] Raffeles d[itt]o [T. S. B. Raffles 1817] Buffon
  • at analogia commentatia [Fries 1825] Clarkes Travels [Clarke 181023]. at most Index.—see
  • Read M r  Bennetts & other Edit. by Hon. & Rev. W. Herbert.— notes to White Nat. Hist of
  • … [DAR *119: 8v.] A history of British Birds by W. Macgillivray [W. Macgillivray 183752].— I
  • The Highlands & Western Isl ds  letter to Sir W Scott [MacCulloch 1824] at Maer? W. F. …
  • in N. America [Kalm 17701]— much Nat. Hist Sir. W. Jardines. Naturalist Library. Vol 26
  • … [Flourens 1839] (read) Index of Clarkes Travels [Clarke 181023].— one volume I tried
  • tulip. Rose. Hyacinth. 6 s . a catalogue of vars. [T. Hogg 1820] Pat. Neil. Art. on
  • Life [Fry 1847] Horace Walpoles letter to C t . of Ossory [Walpole 1848] Lambs
  • very poor Sir J 57  Brownes Religio Medici [T. Browne 1643] Lyells Book III 5th
  • References at end Mayo Pathology of Human mind [T. Mayo 1838] Evelyns Sylva [Evelyn
  • VII. part III or p 433. N.B. I think the three first of Hort T. volumes possibly might be reread
  • at end 23 d . Moores Life of Byron 6 volumes [T. Moore 1837].— poor.— —— T. Carlyles
  • Table Talk [Coleridge 1835]. Campbells Poems [T. Campbell 1828]. Some of Shellys
  • Arboretum be read [Loudon 1838] —— Lewis & Clarke [Lewis and Clark 1814]— skimmed half
  • Bruces Travels & Appendix [Bruce 1790] (d[itt]o) Clarkes Travels [Clarke 181023]. …
  • 1754]. Stauntons China [Staunton 1797]; Lewis & Clarke [Lewis and Clark 1814] Boutcher
  • …  3d ser. 6: 142214.  *119: 21v.; 119: 18a Clarke, Edward Daniel. 181023Travels in
  • the years 1804, 1805, and   1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke . London. [Other eds.]  119: 7a, …

Darwin’s student booklist

Summary

In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh, where their father, Robert Waring Darwin, had trained as a doctor in the 1780’s. Erasmus had already graduated from Cambridge and was continuing his studies…

Matches: 3 hits

  • … by Samuel Johnson. 20 Smith 1826. 21 Clarke 1810–23. Bibliography …
  • … letters . 4th edition. 3 vols. London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell; Edinburgh: W. Creech. …
  • … John Ayrton. 1825.  Pharmacologia . 6th ed. London: W. Phillips. Pennant, Thomas. 1784–85.  …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

Matches: 4 hits

  • … . . .  Hereford, 1774. (DAR 31.1: 207v.). Fitton, W. See King, P. P.  Narrative of a survey …
  • … 2 vols. London, 1827. (DAR 38.2: 867v.; ‘Geology’, by W. Fitton,  Red notebook , p. 6e). * …
  • … concerning a future state . . . by a country pastor [R. W.].  London, 1829. (Letter from Caroline …
  • … 1831–6’, p. 30; Mitchell Library, Sydney, N. S. W.). Darwin Library–Down. Southey, Robert.  …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

Summary

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…

Matches: 10 hits

  • … his son, William, his language was more blunt ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 14 February [1862] ): …
  • … ‘good dashes of original reflexions’ ( letter to H. W. Bates, 13 January [1862] ). He warmly …
  • … & admirable papers I ever read in my life’ ( letter to H. W. Bates, 20 November [1862] ). He …
  • … and Emma ‘perplexed to death what to do’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, [2–3 August 1862] ). They …
  • … analogous to the nervous matter of animals’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 20 [September 1862] ; letter …
  • … have never passed so miserable a nine months’ ( letter to W. D. Fox, 12 September [1862] ). …
  • … work would make his life ‘much happier’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 14 February [1862] ). Darwin …
  • … with him, enthusiastically set to work ( see letter to W. E. Darwin, [2–3 August 1862] , and …
  • … next edition of  Origin . In January, William Branwhite Clarke sent new evidence from Australia, …
  • … insects with Darwin’s hypothesis ( see letter from H. W. Bates, 30 April 1862 ), Darwin was …