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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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 …
  • … almost total failure of observations in New Zealand (see G. B. Airy ed. 1881). Darwin’s third …
  • … in prettiness & snugness’ ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ).   …
  • … of vicar of Deptford ( letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 12 October [1874] ), but to her …
  • … children shedding tears as tiny babies ( letter from F. S. B. François de Chaumont, 29 April 1874 …
  • … Circular to John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster, [7 …
  • … for election to the Royal Society of London ( see letter to H. B. Tristram, 3 March [1874] ). He …
  • … Sharpe for promotion at the British Museum ( letter to R. B. Sharpe, 24 November [1874] ).  He …

List of correspondents

Summary

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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  • … Grant (13) Allen, J. A. (b) (1) …
  • … (1) Appleton, C. E. C. B. (2) Appleton, T. G. …
  • … C. F. (1) Aveling, E. B. (7) Axon, W …
  • … Ayres, W. P. (1) B. J. Edwards & Co. (1) …
  • … K. E. von (1) Baikie, W. B. (1) …
  • … Beale, L. S. (2) Beall, T. B. (1) …
  • … Francis (5) Becher, A. B. (1) Beck, …
  • … Marion (1) Bell, Robert (b) (2) Bell …
  • … van (5) Bennet, C. A. (b) (1) …
  • … Blore, E. W. (1) Blow, T. B. (1) …
  • … Trimen, Roland (39) Tristram, H. B. (9) …