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From J. D. Hooker   18 January 1869

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Replies to CD’s questions. Advice on use of term "morphology". Is much struck by CD’s idea that uniformity of an organ throughout a group implies functional inutility; the paradox of this position for classification.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 4–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6560
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Darwin & coral reefs

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No statement of the theory that could be described as ‘thought out’ has been found in the extensive notes on geological observations that survive from the time Darwin spent on the west coast of South America. There are, however, several references in the…

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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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  • … of dimorphism, like that of Primula… GRAY:  118   I have no time nor heart to write …
  • … 117  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 1861 118 A GRAY TO DE CANDOLLE, 26 APRIL 1861 …

17 Spring Gardens, London

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Darwin in London preparing for the voyage

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  • … Darwin is living in London persuading Fitzroy to accept him on the voyage and preparing clothing, …

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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  • … Linnéenne de Bordeaux ] Tom VI. & VII. 1833–1835 118 22 d . Bulletin des Sc. Nat. …
  • … one are printed notices pasted into the notebook. 118  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ …
  • … de Genève . Geneva. 1821–. [Abstract in DAR 73: 1–18.]  119: 21a Mémoires de la Société …

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 introduction to geology

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Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology at the University of Edinburgh, but he only became actively interested in the subject as he was completing his degree at Cambridge.

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  • … Darwin collected minerals as a child and was introduced to the science of geology during his …

Darwin's health

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On 28 March 1849, ten years before Origin was published, Darwin wrote to his good friend Joseph Hooker from Great Malvern in Worcestershire, where Dr James Manby Gully ran a fashionable water-cure establishment. Darwin apologised for his delayed reply to…

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  • … intervals during the day and in the evening (see LL 1: 113, 118-19, 121-5, and A. Desmond and Moore …
  • … Browne 1990, and for his consumption of alcohol, see LL 1: 118, and Colp 1977, p. 103. Darwin …

Descent

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There are more than five hundred letters associated with the research and writing of Darwin’s book, Descent of man and selection in relation to sex (Descent). They trace not only the tortuous route to eventual publication, but the development of Darwin’s…

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  • … staining some of his pigeons magenta ( Descent 2: 118).  Although the details of the experiment …

List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … (1) Galton, Francis (118) Galton, Violetta …
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