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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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  • … Allen, Grant (13) Allen, J. A. (b) (1) …
  • … Allen, Thomas (2) Allman, G. J. (4) …
  • … Isaac (17) Andersson, C. J. (3) …
  • … Athenæum (11) Atkin, J. R. (1) …
  • … Ayres, W. P. (1) B. J. Edwards & Co. (1) …
  • … Balch, C. L. (3) Baldwin, J. D. (2) …
  • … Barnes, K. S. (1) Barr, J. G. R. (1) …
  • … Coghlan, John (2) Cohn, F. J. (22) …

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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  • … the vibratory flagella of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s …
  • … & offer himself you & me to dejeuner!!!’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 14 June 1877 ). …
  • … the old story to be horsewhipped by a duke!’ ( letter to J. M. Rodwell, 3 June 1877 ). Back home, …
  • … with wicked imprecations’ (Trollope 1867; letter to G. J. Romanes, [1 and 2 December 1877] ). …
  • … without lying down to rest’, he explained ( letter to J. W. Clark, 12 November 1877 ). …
  • … by, or could contain, any earth worms’ ( letter from J. G. Joyce, 15 November 1877 ). Even at …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

Matches: 7 hits

  • … blundering’, he cheerfully observed to Carus. ( Letter to J. V. Carus, 24 April 1876. ) …
  • … of blackballing so distinguished a zoologist ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 29 January 1876 ). Both …
  • … results in this year’s experiments’ ( letter from G. J. Romanes, [ c . 19 March 1876] ). A less …
  • … by the mutual pressure of very young buds’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 21 June [1876] ). Darwin …
  • … paper was ‘not worthy of being read ever’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 28 January 1876 ). Darwin …
  • … its ‘very great value to science’, and Ferdinand Cohn told Darwin, ‘you have added a new link to the …
  • … Friedrich Hildebrand, 6 December 1876 , and letter from F. J. Cohn, 31 December 1876 ). …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … hope.— I feel very old & helpless’  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin …
  • … rubbish’, he confided to Joseph Dalton Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). …
  • … letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 8 January 1874 , letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 January 1874 , and …
  • … for misinterpreting Darwin on this point ( letter from J. D. Dana, 21 July 1874 ); however, he did …
  • … Mivart (see  Correspondence  vol. 20, letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). To Darwin …
  • … whether he was the author of the review ( see letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 December 1874 ). Huxley …
  • … Mivart had written the article ( enclosure to letter from J. D. Hooker, 21 December 1874 ). Huxley …
  • … 15 th  he published that shabby rejoinder’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1874] ).  On …
  • … removed as secretary of the Linnean Society  ( letter From J. D. Hooker, 29 December 1874 ). …
  • … in prettiness & snugness’ ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ).   …
  • … position of vicar of Deptford ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ), but …
  • … mucin. He also did experiments with pepsin ( letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 25 April 1874) , …
  • … help with his lecture at the Royal Institution ( letter to J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 21 March 1874 ) …
  • … of Darwin’s results ‘higglety-pigglety’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 20 July [1874] ). In 1873 …
  • … of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (J. D. Hooker 1874a). Hooker had been …
  • … refracting the light most beautifully’  ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 17 August 1874 ). All …
  • … it with his own  Utricularia  (bladderwort; letter to J. D. Hooker, 20 August 1874 ). …
  • … takes five times more time than the positive’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 30 August [1874] ), and …
  • … [17 September 1874] ), and the German botanist Ferdinand Cohn provided observations on the …
  • … Frances Harriet died suddenly on 13 November ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [17 November 1874] ). Later …

The "wicked book": Origin at 157

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Origin is 157 years old.  (Probably) the most famous book in science was published on 24 November 1859.  To celebrate we have uploaded hundreds of new images of letters, bringing the total number you can look at here to over 9000 representing more than…

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  • … Thiselton-Dyer George Cupples H. C. Watson J. J. Weir H. W. Bates …