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To A. R. Wallace   22 January [1869]

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Response to letter about dedication of Malay Archipelago and several scientific papers.

Changes in 5th ed. of Origin.

Now feels individual differences of paramount importance. Fleeming Jenkin has convinced him about "single variations".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  British Library Board (Add 46434, f. 165–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6567

To J. D. Hooker   [22 January 1869]

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No paradox that unimportant characters are important systematically. This view removes heavy burden from CD’s shoulders. Relief that JDH does not object.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [22 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 114—15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6568

From J. V. Carus   22 January 1869

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On development of horns in merino sheep. Encloses reports from herdsmen he has approached.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A43–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6569
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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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  • … He seeks an ally in Darwin. HOOKER:   122   My dear Darwin. ..I do not know your …
  • … 121  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 MARCH 1862 122  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 29 DECEMBER 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, …

William Yarrell

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William Yarrell was a London businessman, a stationer and bookseller, who became an expert on British birds and fish, writing standard reference works on both.  He was a member of several science and natural history societies, including the Linnean Society…

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  • … William Yarrell was a London businessman, a stationer and bookseller, who became an expert on …

Alexander Burns Usborne

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Alexander Burns Usborne was born in Kendal, Westmorland, in 1808, the son of Alexander and Margaret Usborne; his father died in 1818 and in his will was described as the purser on HMS Hannibal. His son joined the navy in 1825 aged 16 as a second-class…

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  • … Memoirs of hydrography ... Eastbourne: Henry W. Keay. 2: 122 Narrative 2: 482–3 …

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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  • … numbers for 1842, when it ceased publication. 122  The  Microscopic   Journal …
  • … par M. de Keralio. 2 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.2: 122.]  *128: 175 Godron, …

Florence Caroline Dixie

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On October 29th 1880, Lady Florence Dixie wrote a letter to Charles Darwin from her home in the Scottish Borders; “Whilst reading the other day your very interesting account of A Naturalist’s Voyage round the world,” she said, “I came across a passage…of…

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  • … Women and the Politics of Travel (FDU Press, 2006), pp. 122 – 123. [2] Dixie married …

Darwin's notes for his physician, 1865

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On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher who had studied medicine in London and Paris in the early 1840s, visited Down to consult with Darwin about his ill health. In 1863 Chapman started to treat…

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  • … On 20 May 1865, Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that John Chapman, a prominent London publisher …

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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  • … The following text has been adapted for the web with slight modifications from ‘Darwin’s early …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … des sciences naturelles.  Paris, 1816–30. (DAR 30.2: 122). Dictionnaire classique d …
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