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Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition

Summary

Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

Matches: 8 hits

  • in a new American edition of Origin (see letter from E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • …  . . .  in 1794’. 2    Page xiv, n., line 7, insert afterlong afterwards.’: 3   …
  • Page 12, par. 1, line 18, substitute foranimals’: 7                  ruminants    …
  • definite directions.    Page 162, par. 2, lines 67, insert afterdeafness in’: 17   …
  • disappeared completely.    Page 198, par. 1, line 7, deleteand I could have given no answer
  • related species of    Page 275, par. 2, line 7, insert aftercommon,’: 32         …
  • …  Almost every year, as I am informed by Mr. EV. Harcourt, many European and African birds are
  • in Origin 4th ed., pp. xx. 6.  p10. 7.  p22. 8.  p28. 9.  p. …

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: 15 hits

  • … (1) Asher, G. M. (7) Ashley, Miss (1 …
  • … (4) Aubertin, J. J. (7) Aussant-Carà, Paul …
  • … Austin, C. F. (1) Aveling, E. B. (7) …
  • … (16) Balfour, J. H. (7) Ball, John …
  • … (36) Baxter, William (7) Baynes, H. M. …
  • … (1) Blair, R. A. (7) Blair, R. H. (4 …
  • … (3) Boott, Francis (7) Boott, Mary …
  • … (1) Chambers, Robert (7) Chance, Frank …
  • … (3) Clarke, R. T. (7) Clarke, T. W. …
  • … (6) Darwin, V. H. (7) Darwin, Violetta …
  • … (1) Dowie, Annie (7) Down Friendly Society …
  • … Dykes, L. B. B. (1) E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • … (2) Farr, William (7) Farrar, F. W. …
  • … (28) Fitzgerald, R. D. (7) Fitzmaurice, Edmond …
  • … (2) Forel, Auguste (7) Forster, L. M. …

Darwin in letters, 1862: A multiplicity of experiments

Summary

1862 was a particularly productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … frustrated, telling Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 7 March [1862] ): ‘I am nearly sure that …
  • … Bronn died suddenly from a heart attack ( see letter from E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • … the distant events to life ( see letter to Asa Gray, 26[–7] November [1862] ). When Darwin …
  • … than almost anywhere else’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 7 March [1862] ). he is so …

Darwin in letters,1866: Survival of the fittest

Summary

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…

Matches: 10 hits

  • after the startling apparition of your face at R.S. Soirèewhich I dreamed of 2 nights running. …
  • so well most days since being in London, like what I was 7 or 8 years agoone day I paid 3 calls! …
  • on those terms so you are in for it’ ( letter from H. E. Darwin, [  c . 10 May 1866] ). …
  • Georg Bronn, had been published in 1860 and 1863 by the firm E. Schweizerbart’sche
  • wasmerely ordinaryly diœcious’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin, [7 May11 June 1866] ). On
  • a case of dimorphic becoming diœcious’ ( letter from W. E. Darwin, 20 June [1866] ). Darwin
  • I am well accustomed to such explosions’ ( letter to W. E. Darwin, 22 June [1866] ). He urged
  • a different light from you’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 7 August 1866 ). The two exchanged letters
  • held forth against  Origin  (J. D. Hooker 1866a, pp. 50, 756). The progress of reception
  • indeed at poor Susans loneliness’ ( letter from E. C. Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin, [6 and 7

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

Summary

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…

Matches: 4 hits

  • … & it had been refused’ ( letter from G. H. Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] ). When the letter was …
  • … from the moment of being hatched ( letter to  Nature , 7 and 11 May [1874] ; Spalding 1872a). …
  • … from his sons George and Francis ( letter to Anton Dohrn, 7 March 1874 ). Dohrn replied …
  • … Julius Victor Carus, and his publisher, Eduard Koch of E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, …