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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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  • … Allen, Thomas (2) Allman, G. J. (4) …
  • … and Sciences (1) Anderson, G. S. (1) …
  • … Bushell (1) Ansell, G. F. (1) Ansted …
  • … Ashburner, Lionel (1) Asher, G. M. (7) …
  • … A. F. (1) Baillière, G.-G. (1) Baily …
  • … Barnes, K. S. (1) Barr, J. G. R. (1) …
  • … Peter (1) Bianconi, G. G. (4) …
  • … Bishop, Richard (1) Bissell, G. P. (1) …
  • … Marcellin de (1) Bonney, T. G. (2) …
  • … Jacques (1) Boulger, G. E. S. (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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  • … allowed ‘a spirit séance’ at his home ( letter from T. G. Appleton, 2 April 1874 ). Back …
  • … conciseness & clearness of your thought’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 20 April 1874 ). …
  • … the spread of various mental and physical disorders (G. H. Darwin 1873b). In July 1874, an anonymous …
  • … over the ‘scurrilous libel’ on his son ( letter to G. H. Darwin, [27 July 1874] ).  George, …
  • … scurrilous accusation of [a] lying scoundrel’ ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 1 August [1874] ). He …
  • … with Murray on the outcome ( enclosure to letter from G. H. Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 ): …
  • … direct to the Editor & it had been refused’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] ) …
  • … Mivart (see  Correspondence  vol. 20, letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). To Darwin …
  • … theory of exchange value, and the second elliptic integral (G. H. Darwin 1875a, 1875b, 1875d, 1875e) …
  • … in almost total failure of observations in New Zealand (see G. B. Airy ed. 1881). Darwin’s …
  • … her disappointment it was ‘all moonshine’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, 18 October 1874 ).   …
  • … led to a straining of relations with his neighbour and protégé. After consultation with lawyers over …
  • … nothing is known of George’s experiments ( letter to G. H. Darwin, 27 May [1874] ). However, the …
  • … and often returned to the vomit and ate it ( letter from W. G. Walker, 6 December 1874 ). …
  • … Spencer’s work, and sent a copy to Darwin ( letter from G. J. Romanes, 10 July 1874 ). After a …

Dining at Down House

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Dining, Digestion, and Darwin's Domestic Life While Darwin is best remembered for his scientific accomplishments, he greatly valued and was strongly influenced by his domestic life. Darwin's…

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  • … for her sake. Letter 3626 —Emma Darwin to T. G. Appleton, 28 June [1862] Here Emma …

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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  • … 23 November 1872 ). To persuade his US publisher, Appleton’s, to bring out the new edition …
  • … anatomist St George Jackson Mivart ( letter to St G. J. Mivart,  11 January [1872] ). A …
  • … as I am made to appear’, complained Darwin ( letter to St G. J. Mivart, 5 January 1872 ). Piqued, …
  • … `fundamental intellectual errors’ ( letter from St G. J. Mivart, 6 January 1872 ). Darwin …
  • … to think he felt friendly towards me’ ( letter to St G. J. Mivart, 8 January [1872] ).  Despite …
  • … if only `in another world’ ( letter from St G. J. Mivart,  10 January 1872 ).  Darwin, determined …
  • …  but asked Mivart not to acknowledge it ( letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). 'I …
  • … of dogs, Arthur Dampier May.  May was the teenage protégé of the artist and writer Samuel Butler, …
  • … to supply comparative observations, and Darwin’s protégé John Scott, now employed as a curator in …
  • … ). Plants that move and eat `Now, pray don’t run off on some other track till you have …