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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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … of Arts and Sciences (1) Anderson, G. S. (1) …
  • … Alexander (b) (1) Baird, S. F. (1) …
  • … Barnard, Anne (2) Barnes, K. S. (1) …
  • … Edward (6) Bartlett, R. S. (1) …
  • … Batalin, A. F. (2) Bate, C. S. (21) …
  • … Baynes, H. M. (1) Baynes, T. S. (1) …
  • … H. F. (1) Billings, J. S. (2) …
  • … Jacques (1) Boulger, G. E. S. (1) …
  • … Henry (1) Brady, G. S. (1) Brady, H. …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … about the relative constraints placed on men and women's scientific participation in the …
  • … width="500"] "Jacob & 'Becca or women's rights". Copyright © …
  • … Becker, Copyright © Mary Evans Picture Library / The Women's Library@LSE[/caption]   …
  • … Caricature of John Lubbock from Punch’s Fancy Portraits , (19th August, 1882). …

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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  • … over an anonymous review that attacked the work of Darwin’s son George dominated the second half of …
  • … been the naturalist and traveller Alexander von Humboldt’s 105th birthday, Darwin obliged with a …
  • … The death of a Cambridge friend, Albert Way, caused Darwin’s cousin, William Darwin Fox, to …
  • … led Darwin to the self-assessment, ‘as for one’s body growing old there is no help for it, & I …
  • … The year started for Darwin with a week’s visit to London, staying at his brother Erasmus’s house.  …
  • … August 1873. Darwin had originally thought that Clark’s dietary treatment would ‘do wonders’, but as …
  • … ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 26 October 1874 ). Séances, psychics, and sceptics …
  • … While Darwin was in London, his son George organised a séance at Erasmus’s house. The event was led …
  • … [1874] ). Later in the month, another Williams séance was held at the home of Darwin’s
  • … to get the two men on each side of him to hold each other’s hands, instead of his, ‘& that he …
  • … the ‘strange news’ that Darwin had allowed ‘a spirit séance’ at his home ( letter from T. G. …
  • … first three months of the year and, like many of Darwin’s enterprises in the 1870s, were family …
  • … Cupples, a Scottish deerhound expert who forwarded Darwin’s queries about the numbers of males and …
  • … apprenticeship with the engineering firm Easton and Anderson of Erith, Kent. After a month’s trial …
  • … in almost total failure of observations in New Zealand (see G. B. Airy ed. 1881). Darwin’s
  • … nothing is known of George’s experiments ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 27 May [1874] ). However, the …
  • … Spencer’s work, and sent a copy to Darwin ( letter from G. J. Romanes, 10 July 1874 ). After a …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwin’s letters; the full transcript presented here …
  • … For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwin’s alterations. The spelling and dates, however, …
  • … reading notebook. Readers primarily interested in Darwin’s scientific reading, therefore, should …
  • … number (or numbers, as the case may be) on which Darwin’s entry is to be found. The bibliography …
  • … As in the main bibliography, the manuscript page number(s) are given on which the references to the …
  • … entered into the reading notebooks. For example, Darwin’s copy of the catalogue of scientific books …
  • … The description given by Francis Darwin of his father’s method of handling the scientific books and …
  • … of species. In 1876, long after this period of Darwin’s life was over, he frankly admitted: ‘When I …
  • … , p. 119). †The scientific books in Darwin’s library were catalogued in 1875, and this …
  • … that time, most were transferred for exhibition in Darwin’s study when Down House was opened to the …
  • … Davy 1828] 31 An analysis of British Ferns. G. W. Francis 4 s  [Francis 1837]— …
  • … Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. John’s Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] History of …
  • … Naturelle” (Cuvier Paper on Domestication) [F. G. Cuvier 1825] Agricola’s Husbandry (to see …
  • … 1724] Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] & Chantry [G. Jones 1849]. Grote’s History …
  • … 8 th  Cox’s Columbia River [Cox 1831] —— Anderson on Sheep [Pallas 1794]: Culley on live …
  • … the Culture of the Apple & Pear [Knight 1797] ——Anderson Tour to Hebrides & Report on …
  • … J. Andersons Recreation in Agriculture & Nat. Hist. [J. Anderson 1799–1803] 3 first volumes Read …