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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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  • … Bartlett, R. S. (1) Barwell, Richard (1) …
  • … Bishop, I. P. (1) Bishop, Richard (1) …
  • … Ford, R. S. (1) Fordman, Richard (1) …
  • … (2) Frean, Richard (2) Frere, G. E. …
  • … Hart, W. E. (1) Harte, Richard (1) …
  • … College, London (1) Kippist, Richard (21) …
  • … Ogle, William (38) Okes, Richard (1) …
  • … Owen, G. S. (1) Owen, Richard (40) …
  • … Ramu, H. (4) Randolph, Richard (2) …
  • … Rich, Anthony (27) Richard, Henry (1) …
  • … Rice, Thomas (2) Spruce, Richard (5) …
  • … T. M. (2) Strachey, Richard (4) …

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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  • … Rich d . 2 d . poor. Henry IV [Shakespeare:  King Richard II ;  King Henry IV ] …
  • … British Association for the Advancement of Science (1854). Richard Owen gave the same paper at the …
  • … is confused; the citation given is actually that of Richard Owen’s paper on Dinornis  rather than …
  • … all sorts of trees, shrubs, and flowers . Revised by Richard Bradley. London.  *119: 19v.; 119: …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 13, 22; 119: 22b Beste, John Richard. 1855.  The Wabash; or, …
  • … Home life in Germany . London.  128: 11 Bradley, Richard. 1724.  A general treatise of …
  • … [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 143–51.]  128: 6 Dana, Richard Henry. [1840].  Two years before …
  • … of glaciers.  Edinburgh.  119: 15b Ford, Richard. 1846.  Gatherings from Spain . By the …
  • … 119: 8a, 13a Hamilton, James. 1854.  A memoir of Richard Williams . Edinburgh.  128: 9 …
  • … in DAR 71: 87–8.]  *128: 173; 128: 12 Harlan, Richard. 1835.  Medical and physical …
  • … the recent discoveries.  London.  128: 3 Hinds, Richard Brinsley. 1843. The regions of …
  • … certain parts of the   animal œconomy … with notes by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of …
  • … from the Danish. London.  119: 14a Lane, Richard James. 1846.  Life at the water cure; or …
  • … Pamphlet Collection.]  *128: 179 Lepsius, Karl Richard. 1842.  Auswahl der wichtigsten   …
  • … 1825.  Memoirs of the life of the Right   Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.  London.  119: …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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  • … bee cell sizes might have a simple explanation. (Letter to Richard Hill, 8 August [1859] .) Much …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … Street in London in March, visited the Wedgwoods at Leith Hill Place in June, stayed with the …

Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … of ground were marked out near the Wedgwoods’ home, Leith Hill Place in Surrey, and CD’s niece Lucy …
  • … her journal for part of 1871 . Henrietta’s husband was Richard Buckley Litchfield, a barrister, …

Darwin in letters, 1878: Movement and sleep

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In 1878, Darwin devoted most of his attention to the movements of plants. He investigated the growth pattern of roots and shoots, studying the function of specific organs in this process. Working closely with his son Francis, Darwin devised a series of…

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  • … London at the home of his daughter Henrietta and her husband Richard Litchfield, several weeks in …