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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 18. 1870

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Part of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768894

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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. It is already an important source for students and scholars in many academic disciplines. 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 18 includes letters from 1870, as well as a supplement of more than a hundred recently discovered or redated letters from before 1870. During 1870 Darwin was making final preparations for publication of Descent of Man, as well as continuing his research on expression in humans and animals.

    • Contains full texts of all known letters to and from Charles Darwin in 1870. This is the first time this material has been available in print
    • Contains helpful editorial material to aid in interpretation of letters. Appeals to many audiences; scholars, schoolchildren, and the general reader
    • This volume contains a supplement of more than a hundred letters discovered or redated since the volumes they should have appeared in were published. Provides unique access to recently discovered Darwin letters
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768894
    • length: 664 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 37 x 156 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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
    Supplement to the Correspondence, 1835-69
    Appendixes: I. Translations
    II. Chronology
    III. Diplomas
    IV. Darwin's queries about expression
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Biographical register and index to correspondents
    Bibliography
    Notes on manuscript sources
    Index.

  • Author

    Charles Darwin
    Frederick Burkhardt (1912–2007), the founder of the Darwin Correspondence Project, was president of Bennington College, Vermont, 1947–1957, and president of the American Council of Learned Societies, 1957–1974. 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.

    Editors

    Frederick Burkhardt
    James A. Secord, the director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, is a Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and author of Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (2000), which won the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society.

    James A. Secord

    The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge

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