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From William Chester Tait   26 January 1869

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Believes Portuguese habit of removing tails of pointers is responsible for birth of some tailless dogs.

Author:  William Chester Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 178: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6577

From T. C. Eyton   26 January [1869]

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On development of horns in fawns of fallow deer.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6578
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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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  • … letter to Hooker with a cringe. DARWIN:   126   Asa Gray is evidently sore about …
  • … 125  A GRAY TO C DARWIN, 31 DECEMBER 1861 126  C DARWIN TO JD HOOKER, 16 JANUARY 1862 …

Devonport, Plymouth

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Waiting to set off

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  • … Darwin writes about the fitting out of the Beagle and the final preparations before setting …

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 hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … Ledger did the building. By August 1864, he had spent £126 10s. on the new heated greenhouse, and on …

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 126 (1834): 365–88. ( Red notebook , p. …

Darwin in letters, 1869: Forward on all fronts

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At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  Origin. He may have resented the interruption to his work on sexual selection and human evolution, but he spent forty-six days on the task. Much of the…

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  • … At the start of 1869, Darwin was hard at work making changes and additions for a fifth edition of  …

Review: The Origin of Species

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- by Asa Gray THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION (American Journal of Science and Arts, March, 1860) This book is already exciting much attention. Two American editions are announced, through which it will become familiar to many…

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  • … for the sake of brevity, Natural Selection.’—(pp. 126, 127.) ‘In order to make it clear how, …
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