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Darwin in letters, 1879: Tracing roots

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Darwin spent a considerable part of 1879 in the eighteenth century. His journey back in time started when he decided to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an essay on Erasmus’s evolutionary ideas…

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  • There are summaries of all Darwin's letters from the year 1879 on this website.  The full texts
  • 27 of the print edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin , published by Cambridge
  • to publish a biographical account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin to accompany a translation of an
  • the sensitivity of the tips. Despite this breakthrough, when Darwin first mentioned the book to his
  • me much’ ( letter to Francis Galton, 15 [June 1879] ). Even the prospect of a holiday in the Lake
  • … ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [after 26] July [1879] ). From July, Darwin had an additional
  • all over like a baked pear’ ( enclosure in letter from R. W. Dixon, 20 December 1879 ). The year
  • nice and good as could be’ ( letter from Karl Beger, [ c. 12 February 1879] ). The masters of
  • Darwin asthe deep thinker’, while friends such as Ernst Haeckel, who had rebutted the physician
  • now widely accepted in Germany. ‘On this festive day’, Haeckel told Darwin, ‘you can look back, with
  • lifes work, which is crowned with glory’ ( letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1879 ). The
  • February 1879 ). Carus Sterne was the pseudonym of Ernst Krause, editor of the journal
  • theory of development in connection with Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel. Kosmos was, as
  • of the Admiralty described the unknown young man asA M r Darwin grandson of the well known
  • him on 9 June not toexpend much powder & shot on M r  Butler’, for he really was not worth
  • leaving Darwinmore perplexed than ever about life of D r . D’ ( letter to Francis Darwin, 12
  • the highest point, for hiswhy”—“what for” &c are incessant’, Darwin joked on 2 July (first
  • which is his profession thonot a profitable one; also D r  C[lark]’s opinion that he was so
  • … [1879] ). When Darwins staunch German defender Ernst Haeckel was in England, he was invited to
  • and preventCattle diseases, Potato diseases &c’, probably did not know that Darwin had already

Fake Darwin: myths and misconceptions

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Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive ones, with full debunking below...

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  • … Many myths have persisted about Darwin's life and work. Here are a few of the more pervasive …