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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. …
  • … Aylmer, I. E. (2) Ayres, W. P. (1) B …
  • … Thomas (1) Bishop, I. P. (1) Bishop, …
  • … Wilhelm (11) Brent, B. P. (11) …
  • … W. W. (1) Chesney, J. P. (1) Chester …
  • … Coan, T. M. (4) Cobbe, F. P. (13) …
  • … J. C. (1) Cooke, J. P. (1) Cooke, R. …
  • … J. B. (2) Duncan, P. M. (3) Dunker, …
  • … Egan, James (2) Egerton, P. de M. G.- (3) …
  • … T. W. (1) Engleheart, S. P. (3) …
  • … J. M. (1) Fletcher, A. P. (2) …
  • … Gage, John (1) Gaimard, J. P. (1) …
  • … H. D. (2) Garrison, W. P. (4) Garrod …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from 1875 on this website.  The full texts of the …
  • … Plants always held an important place in Darwin’s theorising about species, and botanical research …
  • … the controversy involved a slanderous attack upon Darwin’s son George, in an anonymous review in …
  • … V). Darwin remained bitter and dissatisfied with Mivart’s attempts at conciliation, and spent weeks …
  • … of London, and a secretary of the Linnean Society, Darwin’s friends had to find ways of coming to …
  • … the publisher of the Quarterly Review , in which Mivart’s anonymous essay had appeared. ‘I told …
  • … feel now like a pure forgiving Christian!’ Darwin’s ire was not fully spent, however, for he …
  • … The vivisection issue was a delicate one within Darwin’s family, and he tried to balance his concern …
  • … paper sent me by Miss Cobbe.’ Darwin found Cobbe’s memorial inflammatory and unfair in its …
  • … on 12 May, one week after a rival bill based on Cobbe’s memorial had been read in the House of Lords …
  • … ( Report of the Royal Commission on vivisection , p. 183). Darwin learned of Klein’s testimony …
  • … medicine in London. Klein had assisted in some of Darwin’s botanical research and had visited Down …
  • …   Poisons, plants, and print-runs Darwin’s keen interest in the progress of physiology …
  • … of protoplasm. He added the details of Brunton and Fayrer’s experiments to Insectivorous plants , …
  • … I can say is that I am ready to commit suicide.’ Darwin’s despair over the revision process may have …
  • … ). In the event, the book sold well, and Murray’s partner, Robert Cooke, politely scolded …
  • … insects were observed in the field, and some of Darwin’s experiments on digestion were then repeated …
  • … about the same time. As was the case with some of Darwin’s previous publications, however, the …
  • … were finished. An elusive case Darwin’s attention seems to have been largely on …
  • … between the men in 1874, and this was enhanced by Romanes’s visit to Down House: ‘The place was one …
  • … remain one of the most agreeable and interesting of memory’s pictures.’ Though trained in zoology …
  • … to carry out experiments that might help confirm Darwin’s theory of heredity. ‘I am a young man yet, …
  • … Testing Pangenesis Experiments to test Darwin’s pangenesis hypothesis had been performed on …
  • … the view that characteristics acquired in an individual’s lifetime could be transmitted to offspring …
  • … views of the Oxford linguist’ (G. H. Darwin 1874c, p. 894).   On previous occasions, Max …
  • … despondent, yet benevolent man’ (‘Recollections’, p. 407).   Even scientific colleagues could …
  • … it was pronounced to be of a ‘high type’ ( letter from Woodward Emery, 17 September 1875 ).  …

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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  • … been made. This refers, as stated in the Autobiography  (p. 137), to the abstracts he prepared of …
  • … I am surprised at my industry.’ ( Autobiography , p. 119). †The scientific books in Darwin …
  • … 923) 7  read Decandolle Philosophie [A. P. de Candolle 1821] Decandolle on …
  • … Bory S t  Vincent [Bory de Saint-Vincent 1804] Vol 3. p 164 on unfixed form:— Humboldt …
  • …  4. [Dutrochet 1837] Voyage aux terres australes [Péron 1824]— Chap. 39. tom. 4. p. 273. …
  • … plants. 13 Books quoted by Herbert [Herbert 1837] p. 338 Schiede in 1825 [Schiede …
  • … on acclimatizing of plants. Herbert [Herbert 1837] p. 348 gives reference to Kolreuter’s …
  • … Volneys 18  Travels in Syria [Volney 1787].—vol I. p. 71. account of Europæan plants transplanted …
  • … [Gallesio 1816]— quoted by D r . Holland [Holland 1839] (p. 27) as good— Decandoelle has …
  • … on Fisheries [J. Anderson 1785]; nothing June 25. Woodward Shipwreck on Celebes [Woodard 1804 …
  • … June 5. Woodwards Rud Treatise on Conchology [S. P. Woodward 1851–6] —— Wollaston on …
  • … ou, iconographie de toutes les espèces et   variétés d’arbres, fruitiers cultivés dans cet   …
  • … augmentée d’un grand nombre de fruits, les uns échappés aux recherches de Duhamel, les autres …
  • … . Vol. 37 in Jardine, William, ed.,  The naturalist’s library . 40 vols. Edinburgh. 1843.  *119: …
  • … caractères   physiologiques des race humaines considérés dans leur   rapports avec l’histoire . …
  • …   Amazon, including a residence at Pará . (Murray’s Home and Colonial Library.) London.  *119: 23 …
  • … Australia, and overland from Adelaide   to King George’s Sound, in 1840–1, including an account of …