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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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  • … Hermann (2) Breitenbach, Wilhelm (11) …
  • … Duncan, P. M. (3) Dunker, Wilhelm (4) …
  • … Pertz, Leonora (1) Pfeffer, Wilhelm (5) …
  • … Riley, C. V. (8) Rimpau, Wilhelm (3) …
  • … Herbert (22) Spengel, Wilhelm (3) …
  • … Veth, H. J. (1) Vietor, Wilhelm (1) …

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…

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  • … been a great admirer of your genius’, wrote Frederick Behrens on 3 December , ‘I presume you are …
  • … Huxley drew an amusing sketch of a German naturalist, Wilhelm Kühne, who wished to pay ‘his …