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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: 15 hits

  • … Acland, C. L. (1) Acland, H. W. (1) …
  • … Baikie, W. B. (1) Baildon, H. B. (1) …
  • … G.-G. (1) Baily, W. H. (1) Bain, …
  • … A. F. (1) Bakewell, R. H. (1) Balch, …
  • … F. M. (16) Balfour, J. H. (7) Ball, …
  • … Valentine (1) Bancroft, H. H. (1) …
  • … W. F. (1) Barrois, J. H. (2) …
  • … Bates, Frederick (2) Bates, H. W. (91) …
  • … Frédéric (1) Baumhauer, E. H. von (2) …
  • … Baxter, William (7) Baynes, H. M. (1) …
  • … Benson, Berry (2) Benson, W. H. (2) …
  • … A. V. W. (1) Billinghurst, H. F. (1) …
  • … Blair, R. A. (7) Blair, R. H. (4) …
  • … Édouard (3) Bosquet, J. A. H. de (11) …
  • … Goschen, G. J. (1) Gosse, P. H. (10) …

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

Summary

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…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … I never in my life read anything grander’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 26 [February 1863] ). In the …
  • … on this subject seems to get rarer & rarer’ ( letter to H. W. Bates, 18 April [1863] ), …
  • … for the Natural History Review  ( see letter to H. W. Bates, 12 January [1863] ). Darwin added …
  • … to J. D. Hooker, [9 May 1863] , and memorandum from G. H. Darwin, [before 11 May 1863]) . …
  • … the end of 1862, and published as a book in early 1863 (T. H. Huxley 1863a). Though Darwin was …
  • … sterility of species, when crossed’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 10 [January 1863] ). He reminded …
  • … both self-pollination and cross-pollination ( letter to P. H. Gosse, 2 June [1863] ). The …
  • … and Lyell’s  Antiquity of man  ( see letter from T. H. Huxley, 25 February 1863 , and letter …

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: 15 hits

  • … at the University of Cambridge. These works, catalogued by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the …
  • … in brutes Blackwood June 1838 [J. F. Ferrie 1838]. H. C. Watson on Geog. distrib: of Brit: …
  • … [Dampier 1697] Sportsman’s repository 4 to . [W. H. Scott 1820]— contains much on dogs …
  • … on the Dog with illustrations of about 100 varieties [?C. H. Smith 1839–40] 24 Flourens …
  • … 12 s . 30  [Jesse 1838] Salmonia— Sir. H Davy [H. Davy 1828] 31 An …
  • … &c [Bacon 1825–36] Prescott. Hist. of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended …
  • …  [Jardine ed. 1834] read Vol. (2 d ) on Dogs [C. H. Smith 1839–40] /on Ruminants [Jardine …
  • … a Radical [Bamford 1841] [DAR *119: 21v.] Gosse Canadian naturalist [Gosse 1840] …
  • … separately—Forbes is going to publish one. 45 Gosse. Birds of Jamaica [Gosse 1847], …
  • … [?Lowe 1853] Gosses. C t . of Devonshire [Gosse 1853] Lady Sale Affganihtan (?) …
  • … Belon Hist de la nature des Oiseaux 1555 [Belon 1555] p 264 Quails at sea with seeds.— See for …
  • … 1842–3] Linn. Soc.? must be read.— not in Royal. Gosse Birds of Jamaica [Gosse 1847]— account …
  • … of Nature [A. von Humboldt 1849].— March 26. Gosse’s Sojourn in Jamaica [Gosse 1851] …
  • … animaux invertebres [Macquart 1850]. —— 8 th  Gosse Naturalist Rambles Coast of Devon …
  • … Guignes, and Silvestre de Sacy, eds.] 1776–1814] 11 Gosse Birds of Jamaica [Gosse 1847] …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

Summary

On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

Matches: 2 hits

  • … its death blow’ with the publication of  Origin  (T. H. Huxley 1864a, p. 567). In 1864, …
  • … had there been any failure of justice’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 4 November 1864 ). …