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To James Orton   23 January [1869]

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Thanks JO for intending to dedicate his The Andes and the Amazon to him.

The discovery of marine shells high up the Amazons CD finds extremely interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  23 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6570

From W. K. Bridgman   23 January 1869

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Is assembling apparatus of lenses and reflector to observe flower from opening to first shedding of pollen, and to determine whether fertilisation is by night- or day-feeders.

Will also examine reasons for absence of nectar in Polygala linaria.

Author:  William Kencely Bridgman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6571

From Thomas Campbell Eyton   [before 23 January 1869]

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Is trying to determine conditions governing whether or not a salmon will rise for a fly.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 23 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6572
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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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  • … Gray senses a betrayal. GRAY:   123   The unfriendly attitude of England gives us …
  • … 122  JD HOOKER TO C DARWIN, 29 DECEMBER 1861 123 A GRAY TO DE CANDOLLE, 16 DEC 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 …

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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  • … [Puvis 1837] 3. Die Hühner & Pfauenzucht Ulm. 1827 123  [Anon. 1827]. Oct. 4. …

Suggested reading

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There is an extensive secondary literature on Darwin's life and work. Here are some suggested titles that focus Darwin’s correspondence, as well as scientific correspondence and letter-writing more generally. Collections of Darwin’s letters …

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  • … by R. Chartier et al . Cambridge: Polity Press. Pp. 1–23. Earle, R., ed. 1999. Epistolary …

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

6248A_20488A

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … the historically youngest last thoracic segment (see p. 123), which is sometime late-developed, or …

6248A_20488

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From Fritz Müllerf1   17 June 1868Itajahy, Sa. Catharina, Brazil,17. Juni 1868. .... . Sie werden schon aus meinem letzten Briefe ersehen haben, dass es mir sehr schmeichelhaft ist, wenn Sie meine…

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  • … the historically youngest last thoracic segment (see p. 123), which is sometime late-developed, or …

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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  • … Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London  123 (1833): 147–236. (Letter to J. S. …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … assumed their forms, when the legs begin to appear. (DAR 72: 123 and v.)    Darwin’s own …
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