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To Sven Nilsson   5 January 1869

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Thanks SN for the trouble he has taken for him [on Lapland reindeer horns].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Nilsson
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Lund University Library Special Collections (Sven Nilsson papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6544

To Julius Victor Carus   5 January 1869

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Asks JVC to ascertain the age at which merino rams develop horns, and whether they grow faster or more slowly than in other breeds of sheep in which both sexes have horns.

Asks how JVC’s translation [of Variation] has sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 37–38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6545
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Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … readily exhibit it in the result… DARWIN:   105   I had no intention to write …
  • … MONTHLY FOR JULY, AUGUST AND OCTOBER, 1860 105  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 22 MAY 1860 …

Cambridge

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Preparation and specimens

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  • … Letters about leaving Cambridge, preparing for the voyage, sending specimens, and news from Darwin …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel, HMS Beagle, on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. It took…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … in Brussells Transactions [Selys-Longchamps 1844].— 105 [DAR *128: 161] Bells …
  • … marked this entry with “[SYMBOL]” in pencil. 105  CD has marked this entry “[SYMBOL]” …

John Stevens Henslow

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The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at Cambridge University, were among the most significant of his life. It was a letter from Henslow that brought Darwin the invitation to sail round the world as…

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  • … The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one of …
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