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List of correspondents

Summary

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,…

Matches: 19 hits

  • … child of God" (1) Abberley, John (1) …
  • … Adams, A. L. (1) Addison, John (1) …
  • … Airy, Hubert (27) Aitchison, William (2) …
  • … Allen, J. A. (b) (1) Allen, John (1) …
  • … C. J. (3) Andrews, John (1) Ann. …
  • … Edwards & Co. (1) Babbage, Charles (10) …
  • … Baird, S. F. (1) Baird, William (1) …
  • … Balfour, J. H. (7) Ball, John (5) …
  • … Baxter, W. W. (36) Baxter, William (7) …
  • … Becher, A. B. (1) Beck, John (2) …
  • … Bennett, A. W. (21) Bennett, William (2) …
  • … Blanche (2) Blenkiron, William, Jr (1) …
  • … Bond, Frederick (2) Boner, Charles (5) …
  • … Edward (1) Bradlaugh, Charles (2) …
  • … Brayley, E. W. (1) Breese, Charles (1) …
  • … Samuel (b) (14) Buxton, Charles (2) …
  • … Chapman, John (4) Charles, R. F. (2) …
  • … Lydekker, R. (1) Lyell, Charles (277) …
  • … Philippi, R. A. (1) Phillips, John (21) …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

Summary

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…

Matches: 25 hits

  • by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library of Charles Darwin now in the Botany School, …
  • Louisiana [darby 1816] & Finch Travels [Finch 1833]. (Lyell) Maximilian in Brazil [Wied
  • of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended by Lyell (read) Berkeleys Works
  • The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] …
  • …  in muscles & bones of man & animals.— (Read) Buckland Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland
  • 1848] Cuming Lion Hunter [Cumming 1850] Sir C. Phillips Recollections of Curran [C. …
  • 1840] [DAR *119: 22v.] Murchisons Russia [Murchison, Verneuil, and Keyserling 1845
  • B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] St. Johns Nat. Hist. of Sutherlanshire, Murray
  • 1844] L d  Cloncurry Memm [Lawless 1849] Lady Lyell Sir J Heads Forest scenes in
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • round world 18036 [Lisyansky 1814]— nothing Lyells Elements of Geology [Lyell 1838] …
  • Boswells life of Johnsons [Boswell 1831] 4 vols 25 Phillips Geology [J. Phillips 18379] …
  • … & several reviews [Carlyle 18389] Nov 8 th  Murchison Silurian System [Murchison 1839] …
  • … [Bell 1806]. Bucklands Bridgewater Treatise [Buckland 1836] Read half through Swedish
  • 1841]. 2 d . vols. —— 30 th . Smollets William & Mary. & Anne [Smollett 1805].— …
  • … [DAR *128: 149] Murray Geograph. Distrib. Price William & Norgate 2126 [A. Murray
  • …  Hinds Solar System [Hind 1852] April 20 th  William Humboldts letters [K. W. von Humboldt
  • 1859]. (goodish) 1  The personal library of Charles Stokes from whom CD borrowed books
  • in brown crayon. 101  Fanny Hensleigh, i.e., Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood. …
  • Erskine. 2 vols. London.  *119: 14 Babington, Charles Cardale. 1839Primitiæ floræ   …
  • of Useful Knowledge.) London.  *119: 13 Badham, Charles David. 1845Insect life . …
  • Lorenzo Benoni; or, passages in the   life of an Italian [i.e., Giovanni Ruffini] . Edinburgh and
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • The botanic garden; a poem, in   two parts . Part IContaining the economy of vegetation . …
  • by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. with notes . Edited by James F. …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

Summary

On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

Matches: 25 hits

  • … On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July …
  • … Darwin with his now famous beard, had been taken by his son William in April, when Darwin was …
  • … for him to make some observations of dimorphic plants with William’s help; he also ordered a …
  • … his investigations into their movements. Hurrah! I have been 52 hours without vomiting!! …
  • … close friend, the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker: ‘Hurrah! I have been 52 hours without vomiting!!’. …
  • … any excitement brings on whizzing & fainting feelings, when I cannot speak; & much of this …
  • … the two previous years. As Darwin explained to his cousin William Darwin Fox in a letter of 30 …
  • … , Darwin wrote to Hooker: ‘The only approach to work which I can do is to look at tendrils & …
  • … The greatest assistance in 1864, however, was provided by William, Darwin’s eldest son and a banker …
  • … of Dimorphism’ in  Menyanthes  ( letter from Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [20 May …
  • … of a paper by another of his orchid correspondents, John Traherne Moggridge, who in June sent him …
  • … of insect pollinators in 1864 and following years. John Scott again Much of Darwin’s …
  • … plight of another of Darwin’s fellow orchid-experimenters, John Scott. Their correspondence had been …
  • … five years. Scott felt that his superiors, James McNab and John Hutton Balfour, no longer treated …
  • … indomitable perseverance, and his knowledge’ ( letter to John Scott, 10 June 1864 ). Hooker met …
  • … support ‘on the grounds of science’ ( letter to John Scott, 9 April 1864 ), but Scott declined …
  • … and animal-breeders. As in earlier years, Darwin consulted Charles William Crocker about his …
  • … curators at a great distance. Gray forwarded a letter from Charles Wright, a plant collector in Cuba …
  • … 5 September 1864 ). Fritz Müeller sent his book,  Für Darwin , and Darwin had it translated by a …
  • … Hugh Falconer, 3 November 186[4] ). The French botanist, Charles Victor Naudin, wrote a gracious …
  • … using such a periodical to defend himself, Hooker and Lyell discouraged him, and he decided to avoid …
  • … Colenso was in England in 1864, socialising with Charles Lyell and other members of the London …
  • … Crombie Ramsay, Joseph Beete Jukes, and Roderick Impey Murchison that were first presented at the …
  • … again, to Ramsay’s view for third or fourth time; but Lyell says when I read his discussion in the …
  • … of the Royal Society, Edward Sabine, to the geologist John Phillips revealed Sabine’s fears that in …