Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 10. 1862


Part of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521590327

£ 125.00

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • As the sheer volume of his correspondence indicates, 1862 was a very 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 he carried out. The promotion of his theory of natural selection also continued: Darwin's own work on it expanded, Thomas Henry Huxley gave lectures about it, and Henry Walter Bates invoked it to explain mimicry in butterflies. As well as monitoring the progress of his scientific work, the correspondence also records the continuing effects of Darwin's ill-health. Serious illness in two of his children also disrupts his work.

    • First new volume in the Correspondence since 1994
    • Interest in the complete Correspondence may be stimulated by the success of the Selected Letters
    • Series should now resume publication at one volume per year
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Latest volume in this authoritative work - a model of its kind - which covers a particularly busy and productive year in Darwin's life.' Naturalist

    ' … a fitting tribute to this remarkable man.' M. R. D. Seaward, The Naturalist

    'With all of its detail, its ferreting out of the minutiae of biographical and institutional detail, its superb appendices and informative supplementary essays, its exhaustive indexing, multiple bibliographies and biographical registers, its elegant style, the project deserves the highest of praise. This is a love of scholarship that easily matches Darwin's own performance … These volumes are indeed details - the level of scholarship that goes into each and every letter is truly astonishing. The research is exemplary.' Gordon McOuat, Annals of Science

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521590327
    • length: 980 pages
    • dimensions: 242 x 165 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.66kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of letters
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
    Abbreviations and symbols
    The Correspondence, 1862
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Notes on manuscript sources
    Biographical register and index to correspondents

  • Author

    Charles Darwin


    Frederick Burkhardt, American Council of Learned Societies

    Joy Harvey, Cambridge University Library

    Duncan M. Porter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Jonathan R. Topham, Cambridge University Library

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.