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Darwin in letters, 1872: Job done?

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'My career’, Darwin wrote towards the end of 1872, 'is so nearly closed. . .  What little more I can do, shall be chiefly new work’, and the tenor of his correspondence throughout the year is one of wistful reminiscence, coupled with a keen eye…

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  • …   On the origin of   species , intended to be Darwins last, and of  Expression of the emotions
  • and papers, and the latter formed the subject of Darwins last bookThe formation of   …
  • … , published in the year before his deathDespite Darwins declared intention to take up new work, …
  • … , shortly after correcting the proofs, and Darwins concern for the consolidation of his legacy is
  • editions were costly to incorporate, and despite Darwins best efforts, set the final price at 7 s. …
  • let alone the fifthPrinting of the proofs of Moulinié’s translation of the fifth English edition
  • This complex operation, combined with Moulinié’s increasingly poor health, led to yet further delay, …
  • … ). To persuade his US publisher, Appletons, to bring out the new edition in the United
  • be resetThe investment in stereotype reinforced Darwins intention to make no further changes to
  • St George Jackson Mivart ( letter to St GJMivart,  11 January [1872] ). A worsening
  • relations between them irretrievably break down. Mivarts book had been followed by a highly
  • a copy of an article replying to Thomas Henry Huxleys scathing review of  Genesis of species , …
  • philosopher Chauncey Wright. The republication of Wrights paper had been arranged by Darwin himself
  • St GJMivart, 8 January [1872] ).  Despite Darwins request that he drop the correspondence, …
  • Mivart not to acknowledge it ( letter to St GJMivart, 11 January [1872] ). 'I hate
  • to ARWallace, 3 August [1872] ).  Darwin's theories under siege The whole
  • German zoologist Anton Dohrn on 3 February that Mivarts book had 'produced a great effect in
  • the theories of natural and sexual selection to bees (HMüller 1872), and with his reply Darwin
  • for myself it is dreadful doing nothing’ ( letter to THHuxley, 22 October [1872] ). He was far
  • Riviere, about drawings of a hostile dog, show Darwins attention to detail: `the hairs on the neck
  • by a family friend, Eleanor Bonham-Carter, and Darwins social network also led to an introduction
  • attacks on Darwin became notorious, had written on 11 May expressing concern that his recently, …
  • by her husband, Richard Buckley Litchfield ( letter to HELitchfield, 13 May 1872 ). Delivery
  • … 'I know that I am half-killed myself’ ( letter to HELitchfield, 25 July 1872 ). A
  • well informed: `The die is cast’, he wrote excitedly on 11 May , when the matter was first raised
  • Charlton Bastians recent book on the origin of life (HCBastian 1872; Wallace 1872d) left him
  • pleasant letters & never answer them’ ( letter to THHuxley, 22 October [1872] ). But not
  • and family members than usual. One such old friend was Sarah Haliburton, née Owen, to whose sister, …

Darwin in letters, 1880: Sensitivity and worms

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There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1880 on this website.  The full texts of the letters are not yet available online but are in volume 28 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin, published by Cambridge…

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  • … There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1880 on this website.  The full texts …
  • … to adapt to varying conditions. The implications of Darwin’s work for the boundary between animals …
  • … animal instincts by George John Romanes drew upon Darwin’s early observations of infants, family …
  • … Darwin                 Darwin’s most recent book, Erasmus Darwin , had been published in …
  • … generations. He continued to receive letters about Erasmus’s life and other bits of family history. …
  • … Tindal, sent a cache of letters from two of Darwin’s grandfather’s clerical friends, full of lively …
  • … the eagerness of the two learned divines to see a pig’s body opened is very amusing’, Darwin replied …
  • … ( letter from J. L. Chester, 3 March 1880 ). Darwin’s sons George and Leonard also continued to …
  • … been co-authored with Ernst Krause, whose essay on Erasmus’s scientific work complemented Darwin’s …
  • … Krause, 9 June [1879] ). The final text of the Krause’s essay did not mention Butler’s book …
  • … 21 years since the Origin appeared”‘ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 11 [April] 1880 ). While praising …
  • … been developed through natural selection’ ( letter to T. H. Huxley, 11 May 1880 ). Worthy …
  • … family members. Emma’s brother Josiah Wedgwood III died on 11 March. Like Emma, he had married a …

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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … (1) Athenæum (11) Atkin, J. R. (1) …
  • … (3) Bosquet, J. A. H. de (11) Bostock, John …
  • … (2) Breitenbach, Wilhelm (11) Brent, B. P. …
  • … (2) Bunbury, C. J. F. (11) Bunbury, F. J. …
  • … (1) Caspary, Robert (11) Cassell Petter & …
  • … (40) Crick, W. D. (11) Crier, John …
  • … (1) Crocker, C. W. (11) Crocq, Jean …
  • … (1) Dobell, H. B. (11) Dobson, G. E. …
  • … (7) Farrar, F. W. (11) Farrer, T. H. …