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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…

Matches: 8 hits

  • … he fretted, just days before his departure ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [after 26] July [1879] …
  • … letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ). The masters of Greiz College in Thuringia …
  • … he regretted going beyond his ‘tether’ ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 5 June 1879 , and …
  • … as ‘bosh’, but, he complained to Darwin: ‘I don’t know how to disprove it.’ Francis was increasingly …
  • … at which ‘no one could get up and go because Sachs didn’t.’ Moreover, Sachs admired Francis’s little …
  • … wait for three months. ‘Nothing can be more useless than T.H’s conduct’, Emma Darwin pointed out, …
  • … agreed to their engagement being made public ( letter from T. H. Farrer, 12 October 1879 ). Darwin …
  • … distinction, & more even than strong health’ ( letter to T. H. Farrer, 13 October 1879 ).   …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

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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…

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  • … Darwin attempted to dissuade him from this view ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 14 [January 1862] ): & …
  • … sterile together. He failed. Huxley replied ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 20 January 1862 ): 'I …
  • … them ‘simply perfect’, but continued ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 18 December [1862] ): 'you say …
  • … to their difference of opinion, but complained ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 28 December [1862] ): & …
  • … out of four or five sets of experiments’ ( letter to M. T. Masters, 24 July [1862] ). The …
  • … 3/4 hour, night & day’ that saved the boy ( letter to M. T. Masters, 24 July [1862] ). By …
  • … by … particularly active young wolves’ ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 9 October 1862 ). Darwin …
  • … views, though not to natural selection ( see letter from T. H. Huxley, 13 January 1862 ). Darwin …
  • … ‘only the skimmings of the pot of life’? ( letter from T. H. Huxley, 6 May 1862 ). In his address, …
  • … in reply, referred him back to  Origin  (l etter to T. H. Huxley, 10 May [1862] ): 'I fully …

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,…

Matches: 13 hits

  • … Ansell, G. F. (1) Ansted, D. T. (8) …
  • … C. E. C. B. (2) Appleton, T. G. (6) …
  • … Paul (1) Austen, J. T. (5) Austin, A …
  • … Beale, L. S. (2) Beall, T. B. (1) …
  • … Wilhelm (4) Beke, C. T. (1) Beke, …
  • … A. L. B. (1) Blackwell, T. E. (1) …
  • … Blore, E. W. (1) Blow, T. B. (1) …
  • … Marcellin de (1) Bonney, T. G. (2) …
  • … Brett, C. H. (1) Brewer, T. M. (1) …
  • … Brown, Edwin (2) Brown, T. C. (1) …
  • … Bruce, H. A. (1) Brunton, T. L. (39) …
  • … A. W. (2) Buckland, F. T. (1) …
  • … Caius College Cambridge (1) Masters, M. T. (46) …

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson

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[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • … R.N. do not hesitate to (unofficially) give the title – to Masters of Merchant Ships – Knowing as …
  • … to its performance on board the Beagle. Some Masters of merchant ships I know – (among others …
  • … obvious and easily carried out – under this System the Masters would be freed from all anxiety – …
  • … &c but – altho’ a most warm friend, to Mr H. – Sir T.S. Raffles declined doing so – that …
  • … in which time by application to the Lieutenant Governor Sir T.S. Raffles – whose acquaintance he had …
  • … weapon in deadly strife) “stay – now (said Mr Ross) don't talk in that style to me – look at …
  • … brothers, J n & J n Hare bankers in the house of Rob t ^ Scott^ Fairlie and Co in …
  • … (however much less than the market rate at the time) which Masters may be pleased, or find …
  • … in the British Museum – where if any curious visitor can’t find them – he may certainly find …
  • … or Batavia whichever you choose.” “No, we won’t leave the Islands we know from good Authority that …
  • … started for Trincomalee and laid the case before Admiral Sir T.B. Capel the British Naval Commander …
  • … he got into a passion and exclaimed – “D-n you why don't you go to Mr Hare and complain to him …
  • … “You know it’s of no use our going to him – he won’t listen to us.” “Then d-n you I suppose, you …
  • … full width of page] -miral Sir T.B. Capel included – who had officially …
  • … generally – His Ex y Vice Admiral the Honb le Sir T.B. Capel expressed [column continues …
  • … of your exertions – I am – Dear Sir – Your Obed t Serv t (Signed) Fran s Harding” …