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Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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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…

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  • 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working
  • dispute over an anonymous review that attacked the work of Darwins son George dominated the second
  • been the naturalist and traveller Alexander von Humboldts 105th birthday, Darwin obliged with a
  • during prolonged intervals’ ( letter to D. T. Gardner, [ c . 27 August 1874] ). The death of a
  • led Darwin to the self-assessment, ‘as for ones body growing old there is no help for it, & I
  • The year started for Darwin with a weeks visit to London, staying at his brother Erasmuss house.  …
  • hope.— I feel very old & helpless’  ( letter to B. J. Sulivan, 6 January [1874] ). Darwin
  • rubbish’, he confided to Joseph Dalton Hooker ( letter to J. D. Hooker, 18 January [1874] ). …
  • letter to Smith, Elder & Co., 8 January 1874 , letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 January 1874 , and
  • for misinterpreting Darwin on this point ( letter from J. D. Dana, 21 July 1874 ); however, he did
  • might influence sex ratios ( Descent  2d ed., p. 258 n. 99). The former bishop of Honolulu, Thomas
  • Descent  was published in November 1874 ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). Though
  • on subsequent print runs would be very good ( letter from R. F. Cooke, 12 November 1874 ). …
  • Mivart (see  Correspondence  vol. 20, letter to St G. J. Mivart, 11 January [1872] ). To Darwin
  • bad & have done pretty well’ ( letter to Horace Darwin, 9 January [1874] ). Horace came
  • in a few hours dissolve the hardest cartilage, bone & meat &c. &c.’ ( letter to W. D. …
  • a week ( letter from E. E. Klein, 14 May 1874 ). John Burdon Sanderson sent the results of his
  • He also did experiments with pepsin ( letter from J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 25 April 1874) , and
  • with his lecture at the Royal Institution ( letter to J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 21 March 1874 ). …
  • the contraction of  Dionaea  leaves in  Nature  (Burdon Sanderson 1874). Hooker also gratefully
  • 6 April 1874 , and letter to Anton Dohrn, 16 April and 9 August 1874 ). Darwin also helped

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. …
  • … Bunsen, C. K. J. (1) Burdon Sanderson, J. S. (66) …
  • … (1) Caird, James (9) Caldcleugh, Alexander …
  • … (3) Canestrini, Giovanni (9) Canfield, C. A. …
  • … (1) Caton, J. D. (9) Cattell, John …
  • … Dareste, Camille (9) Darwin family (1) …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … The year 1876 started out sedately enough with Darwin working on the first draft of his book on the …
  • … Down House measured by the ongoing tally of his and Emma’s backgammon games. ‘I have won, hurrah, …
  • … regarding the ailments that were so much a feature of Darwin family life. But the calm was not to …
  • … concussion from a riding accident, and George Darwin’s ill-health grew worse, echoing Darwin’s own …
  • … of the next generation of the family, with Francis and Amy’s child expected in September. Their joy …
  • … to William on 11 September just hours after Amy’s death. For once, the labour of checking proofs …
  • … dimorphic and trimorphic plants in new ways. New Year's resolutions Darwin began …
  • … not even to look at a single proof ’. Perhaps Carus’s meticulous correction of errors in the German …
  • … effected by his forthcoming pamphlet, Darwin confounded (C. O’Shaughnessy 1876), which, he …
  • … in an anonymous article, which impugned not only George’s but also Darwin’s respectability (see …
  • … founded in March 1876 by the London physiologist John Scott Burdon Sanderson to discuss how best to …
  • … results in this year’s experiments’ ( letter from G. J. Romanes, [ c . 19 March 1876] ). A less …
  • … of heredity named perigenesis, which he sent to Darwin on 9 May . Haeckel argued that the …
  • … ’, Darwin later told Muller ( letter to Fritz Müller, [9 February 1876] ). Likewise, when Johann …