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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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  • … Atkin, J. R. (1) Atkinson, Edward (4) …
  • … A. D. (15) Bartlett, Edward (6) …
  • … Blyth, E. K. (1) Blyth, Edward (64) …
  • … Thomas (2) Bradford, Edward (1) …
  • … Carden, Robert (1) Cardwell, Edward (4) …
  • … Crawte, G. F. (1) Cresy, Edward (1) …
  • … Emery, Woodward (1) Enfield, Edward (1) …
  • … Forbes, David (13) Forbes, Edward (10) …
  • … George (1) Frankland, Edward (44) …
  • … Fry, C. E. (1) Fry, Edward (1) Fry, …
  • … Harris, C. (1) Harris, Edward (1) …
  • … Hewett, Joseph (1) Hewitt, Edward (4) …
  • … Charles (1) Hitchcock, Edward (1) …
  • … Holder, J. B. (1) Holland, Edward (2) …
  • … William (2) Horsman, Edward (1) …
  • … Ludwig, Rudolph (1) Lumb, Edward (4) …
  • … Samuel (6) Newman, Edward (1) Newman …
  • … Charles (1) Nicholson, Edward (1) …
  • … Charlotte (1) Parfitt, Edward (2) …
  • … Sabine, E. J. (1) Sabine, Edward (9) …
  • … Stanley, E. H. (4) Stanley, Edward (1) …
  • … Vines, S. H. (9) Vivian, Edward (2) …
  • … Wagner, Moritz (2) Walford, Edward (2) …
  • … Wilson, E. B. (2) Wilson, Edward (8) …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

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The year 1866 began well for Charles Darwin, as his health, after several years of illness, was now considerably improved. In February, Darwin received a request from his publisher, John Murray, for a new edition of  Origin. Darwin got the fourth…

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  • was a report on his condition to his doctor, Henry Bence Jones: ‘I am able now to walk daily on an
  • work for about 1½ hours every day’ ( letter to H. B. Jones, 3 January [1866] ). Darwin had first
  • the other meals & these I think suit me best.’ He sought Joness approval to increase his intake
  • he still usually suffered daily bouts of flatulence. Jones replied in encouraging terms, enclosing a
  • to make the chemistry go on better’ ( letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February [1866] ). Darwin
  • … , he wrote, ‘I attribute my improvement partly to Bence Jonesdiet & partly, wonderful to
  • to me in raptures at seeing you—& told me to worship Bence Jones in future—’ ( letter from J. D
  • a biographical sketch in a volume edited by Lovell Reeve and Edward WalfordPortraits of men of
  • migration by means of continental extension, as proposed by Edward Forbes and others. He favoured
  • lobby for the criminal prosecution of the colonial governor Edward John Eyre. In his efforts to

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • …  2: 75). In notes for his reply to a letter from Edward Blyth dated 19 February 1867 , Darwin had …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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  • … and the role played by a leading Anglican conservative, Edward Bouverie Pusey: ‘There seems to have …

Darwin in letters, 1865: Delays and disappointments

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The year was marked by three deaths of personal significance to Darwin: Hugh Falconer, a friend and supporter; Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle; and William Jackson Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and father of Darwin’s friend…

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  • … encouraging George to consult, a friend, the civil engineer Edward Cresy, about his career ( letter …
  • … rise and influence of the spirit of rationalism in Europe , Edward Burnett Tylor’s  Researches …

A tale of two bees

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Darwinian evolution theory fundamentally changed the way we understand the environment and even led to the coining of the word 'ecology'. Darwin was fascinated by bees: he devised experiments to study the comb-building technique of honey bees and…

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  • … when, in a letter to Darwin in 1867 , he commented on Edward Wilson’s plan to introduce humble …

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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  • … . [Knapp] 1838] Read Gleanings in Natural History. By Edward Jesse, Surveyor of Her Majestys
  • 1724] Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] & Chantry [G. Jones 1849]. Grotes History
  • … [ Asiatick Researches ] 5. vol. 8vo.— Chiefly Sir. W. Joneswork [W. Jones 1799a and 1799b].— re
  • from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward Shuckard to which CD refers has
  • 44  Probably Francis Boott. 45  Edward Forbes provided sketches and notes for the
  • London. [Other eds.]  *119: 15; 119: 22b Belcher, Edward. 1848Narrative of the voyage
  • domesticorum . Hafniæ.  *128: 182 Bennett, Edward Turner, ed. 1837The natural history
  • … …  [By Gilbert White.] A new edition with notes by Edward Turner Bennett. London. [Abstract in DAR
  • … . Edinburgh. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Bevan, Edward. 1827. The honey-bee; its natural
  • collected in Melville Island. Appendix XI in Parry, William EdwardA   supplement to the
  • and 12 atlases. Paris.  *119: 5v. [Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton]. 1835.  …
  • Trilobites.  Translated from the German by Thomas Bell and Edward Forbes. London: Ray Society. …
  • ser. 6: 142214.  *119: 21v.; 119: 18a Clarke, Edward Daniel. 181023Travels in
  • of Oxford. London. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Eyre, Edward John. 1845Journals of
  • … [Darwin Library.]  119: 18b; *128: 178 Forbes, Edward. 1841A history of British
  • London  2, pt 2: 483534119: 22a Forbes, Edward and Hanley, Sylvanus. 184953A
  • …  etc. 2d ed. Tiguri128: 16 Gibbon, Edward. 177688The history of the decline and   …
  • … ——. 1827Memoirs of the life and writings of Edward   Gibbon, composed by himself, and
  • … . London. [Other eds.]  119: 11b Gray, John Edward. 184352Catalogue of the specimens
  • Richard Williams . Edinburgh128: 9 Harcourt, Edward Vernon. 1851A sketch of
  • of letters . London119: 6a Hickson, William Edward. 1849. Review of Thomas Robert
  • climate and physical agents. Appendix to vol. 2 of Belcher, EdwardNarrative of a voyage round
  • London. [Darwin Library.]  119: 13a Hitchcock, Edward. 1841Final report on the geology
  • … (1858) also in Darwin Library.]  128: 2 Holmes, Edward. 1845The life of Mozart, …
  • the French. London119: 22a [Hook, Theodore Edward]. 1836Gilbert Gurney . 3 vols. …
  • … [by Elizabeth Juliana Sabine] under the superintendence of Edward Sabine. 2 vols. London. [Darwin
  • … . 3d ed., enlarged. London.  *128: 159 Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon. 1704The
  • notes. London. [Darwin Library.] 119: 13a Jesse, Edward. 18325Gleanings in natural
  • The botany . London. [Darwin Library.] 128: 6 Jones, George. 1849Sir Francis Chantrey
  • … [Abstract in DAR 71: 689.]  119: 17a Lisle, Edward. 1757Observations in husbandry . …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • for example, that Nuñezs book was borrowed from Edward Lumb, the merchant with whom he stayed in
  • species hitherto named, and of many not before noticed . By Edward Griffith and others. 16 vols. …
  • …  2 (18338): 4470. (DAR 37.2: 797). Griffith, Edward. see Cuvier, Georges Hall, Basil
  • Darwin Buenos Ayres’). Darwin LibraryCUL. Jones, ThomasA companion to the mountain
  • …  3d ed. London, 1802. (Notes on fly-leaf: ‘Taken from Jones’ (see Jones, T.)). Darwin LibraryCUL †. …