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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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  • … (3) American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1) …
  • … & Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) Annals and Magazine of Natural History …
  • … M. L. (1) Baxter, Payne, and Lepper (1) …
  • … Verlagsbuchhandlung (19) Easton and Anderson (1) …
  • … Lamont, James (4) Land and Water (1) …
  • … (23) Linnean Society, President and council (1) …
  • … Victor et fils (1) Master and Fellows, Caius College Cambridge …
  • … Pozzi, S. J. (3) President and council, Linnean Society (1 …
  • … Sutton, S. (1) Swale and Wilson (1) …

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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  • … The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early …
  • … words to celebrate what would have been the naturalist and traveller Alexander von Humboldt’s 105th …
  • … Fox, to reminiscence about their university days together, and the long-abandoned pleasures of …
  • … takes everything more quietly, as not signifying so much. And … one looks backwards much more than …
  • … Haeckel, 26 October 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and sceptics Darwin excused …
  • … house. The event was led by the medium Charles E. Williams, and was attended by George Henry Lewes …
  • … the psychic researcher Frederick William Henry Myers, and Thomas Henry Huxley, who sent a long …
  • … over old ground New editions of  Coral reefs  and  Descent  consumed the first three …
  • … he applied first to his friend Joseph Dalton Hooker, and finally borrowed one from Charles Lyell ( …
  • … written’ parts of the draft sent to Smith, Elder & Co, and he was able to tackle the proofs only …
  • … came out in June with the later chapters on the formation and distribution of coral-reefs …
  • … have been increased by the publication in 1872 of  Corals and coral islands , by James Dwight Dana …
  • … fully account for the absence of coral-reefs in some areas, and a volcano cannot affect the whole …
  • … for the communication of a surprising number of new facts and remarks’ ( Descent  2d ed., p. v). …
  • … who forwarded Darwin’s queries about the numbers of males and females born into, and preserved in, …
  • … a three-year apprenticeship with the engineering firm Easton and Anderson of Erith, Kent. After a …
  • … as not to bind him to long hours of work’ ( letter to Easton and Anderson, 4 May [1874] ). …