‘This excellent observer …’: the correspondence between Charles Darwin and James Crichton-Browne, 1869-75

  title={‘This excellent observer …’: the correspondence between Charles Darwin and James Crichton-Browne, 1869-75},
  author={Alison M. Pearn},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={160 - 175}
Between May 1869 and December 1875, Charles Darwin exchanged more than 40 letters with James Crichton-Browne, superintendent of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield, Yorkshire. This paper charts their relationship within the context of Darwin’s wider research networks and methods; it analyses the contribution that Crichton-Browne made to the writing of Expression, arguing that the information he provided materially affected Darwin’s thesis, and that it was partly the need to… Expand

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