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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 24. 1876

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Part of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

  • Date Published: January 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107180574

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  • This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world, and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: volume 24 includes letters from 1876, the year in which Darwin published Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom, and started writing Forms of Flowers. In 1876, Darwin's daughter-in-law, Amy, died shortly after giving birth to a son, Bernard Darwin, an event that devastated the family. The volume includes a supplement of 182 letters from earlier years, including a newly discovered collection of letters from William Darwin, Darwin's eldest son.

    • The narrative introduction provides a compact but highly readable account of Darwin's life in 1876
    • Complete transcriptions of more than 600 letters that Darwin wrote and received in the year 1876 are of immense value to researchers across a range of disciplines, providing for the first time primary materials on this period of Darwin's life and work
    • Clear and concise explanatory notes make the material accessible to both scholars and general readers
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    • Date Published: January 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107180574
    • length: 918 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 163 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.51kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of letters
    Introduction
    Acknowledgments
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
    Abbreviations and symbols
    The correspondence
    Appendix I. Translations
    Appendix II. Chronology
    Appendix III. Presentation lists for Variation, 2nd edition, Cross and Self Fertilisation, and Geological Observations, 2nd edition
    Appendix IV. Reviews of Cross and Self Fertilisation
    Appendix V. Letters regarding the HMS Challenger specimens
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Biographical register and index to correspondents
    Bibliography
    Notes on manuscript sources
    Index.

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    Charles Darwin

    Editors

    Frederick Burkhardt, American Council of Learned Societies
    Frederick Burkhardt (1912–2007), the founder of the Darwin Correspondence Project, was President of Bennington College, Vermont (1947–57) and President of the American Council of Learned Societies (1957–74). Before founding the Darwin Correspondence Project in 1974, he was already at work on an edition of the papers of the philosopher William James. He received the Modern Language Association of America's first Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters in 1991, the Founder's Medal of the Society for the History of Natural History in 1997, the Thomas Jefferson Gold Medal of the American Philosophical Society in 2003 and a special citation for outstanding service to the history of science from the History of Science Society in 2005.

    James A. Secord, University of Cambridge
    James A. Secord has served as Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project since 2006. He is also Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. Besides his work for the Darwin Project, his research focuses on the history of science from the late-eighteenth to the early-twentieth centuries. His book, Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (2000) won the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society. He has recently written on scientific conversation, scrapbook-keeping and public scientific displays.

    The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge

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