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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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Editors and critics  |  Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a …
  • … - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [6 June 1864] Darwin’s niece, Lucy, responds to Darwin’s …
  • … February 1867] Mary Barber responds to Darwin’s queries about Expression from …
  • … wife of American naturalist Asa Gray, responds to Darwin’s queries about Expression …
  • … and offers to observe birds, insects or plants on Darwin’s behalf. Letter 8683 - …
  • … passes on brief observations of an angry pig and her niece’s ears. Letter 8701 - …
  • … wife of naturalist John Lubbock, responds to Darwin’s request that she make observations of her pet …
  • … Thereza Story-Maskelyne responds to a letter of Darwin’s which was published in Nature with some …
  • … of orchids made by his son, George. He details George’s findings and celebrates his son’s …
  • … Trevianus, Hildebrand has repeated some of Darwin’s experiments on orchids and passes on their …
  • … Explorer and geologist Haast forwards Rev. Stack’s response to Darwin’s queries about Expression …
  • … Letter 6453 - Langton, E. to Wedgwood, S. E., [9 November 1868] Darwin’s nephew, …
  • … [2 July 1869] John Scott responds to Darwin’s queries about Expression . He provides …
  • … on Dionaea which she undertakes alongside Dr. Wood of Wilmington. Letter 10390 …

Darwin in letters, 1867: A civilised dispute

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Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work, The variation of animals and plants under domestication (Variation). The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly apparent in his work on expression in…

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  • …   Charles Darwin’s major achievement in 1867 was the completion of his large work,  The …
  • … A global reputation The importance of Darwin’s network of correspondents becomes vividly …
  • … replies from different corners of the world. Darwin’s work was now guaranteed to arouse …
  • … Fleeming Jenkin, challenged different aspects of Darwin’s theory of transmutation as elucidated in  …
  • … Thomas Henry Huxley sent Darwin the New Year’s greeting, ‘may you be eupeptic through 1867 & …
  • … under Domestication’. Having just received the printer’s estimate of the size of the two-volume work …
  • … completed book: a paragraph throwing doubt on Asa Gray’s doctrine that each variation had been …
  • … the year progressed, the book continued to consume Darwin’s time. The first proof-sheets arrived on …
  • … recommended by Carl Vogt and had translated Vogt’s own  Vorlesungen über den Menschen  (Lectures …
  • … was made by a young naturalist equally devoted to Darwin’s work, Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky. …
  • … Darwin heavily annotated his copy of Alexander’s paper on the embryology of ascidians (A. O. …
  • … volume by November 1867, and, apparently alerted to Vogt’s approach, warning him that Vogt was not …
  • … ). Although he did not succeed in duplicating Trail’s results, Darwin claimed in  Variation  1: …
  • … ( letter to Charles Lyell, 22 August [1867] ). Darwin’s insecurity persisted, however, and in …
  • … I fear you will find it endless labour to give all author’s names in notes. So use your own …
  • … Darwin, ‘I have adopted your plan of giving every author’s name’, but added, ‘It makes the labour …
  • … until Dallas finished the index. Although many of Darwin’s letters to Dallas have not been found, it …
  • … The letter also reveals that he did not share Darwin’s interest in studying human expression. He …
  • … letter to A. R. Wallace, [12–17] March [1867] ). Darwin’s doggedness in pursuing answers to his …
  • … the queries printed on his own account. Copies of Darwin’s own printed questionnaire survive. One of …
  • … consul in Amoy, had a handwritten version of Darwin’s queries published in  Notes and Queries on …

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson

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[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • … on their part. [ f.192r p.91 ] The party viz Cap n V Mr O y and Mr H e Junior …
  • … a hill, which separates the harbor from the Sound, a thick wood was discovered in which there were …
  • … trees particularly a kind of Teak – and some less valuable wood from which a vessel was built.” …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • the preparations for the voyage, refers to FitzRoysimmense stock of instruments & books . . . …
  • would need, even if it meant duplicating some of FitzRoys own: ‘You are of course welcome to take
  • … . . . were collected in one cabin, under Mr. Stebbings charge, and lent to the officers, without
  • However, from the  Beagle  correspondence, CDs diary, field notebooks, and the extensive
  • are almost always in ink, usually written with CDs favourite Brahma pens. References to books in
  • kinds: References to which CD prefixed aV[ide]’ orMem’. For example, ‘V. Sabine
  • examples are references to Bernardin de Saint Pierres  Paul et Virginie  and to characters in
  • to do so. For example, two references to Felix Azaras works in notes made during 1833 cite
  • have been found (DAR 42: 73) that are taken from Griffiths edition of Cuviers The animal kingdom
  • at least one of the references to Lamouroux (DAR 30.1: 48 v.) contains material that is not in the
  • one might expect many of his references coincide with CDs. However, since FitzRoys account was
  • on board have been searched for such cases. Considering CDs normal practice of citing his sources, …
  • living on shore. It is possible, for example, that Nuñezs book was borrowed from Edward Lumb, the
  • there were probably other works about voyages in FitzRoys collection which he does not mention. …
  • … —  Down House, Downe, Kent *  —  CDs copy contains evidence of use on board the  Beagle
  • frequently cited during the voyage †  —  CDs copy annotated (†† indicates numerous
  • de géognosie , conveys the following information: CDs copy, now in Darwin LibaryCUL, was used on
  • the book on folio 61 (recto) in part 1 of volume 32 of CDs geological diary (DAR 32.1) in the
  • Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beerings   Strait . . . 1825, 26, 27, 28 . London, 1831
  • …  3 (1834): 84115. (DAR 37.1: 677v.; letter to J. S. Henslow, 12 July 1835). * Boitard, …
  • naturelle . 17 vols. Paris, 182231. (Letter from J. S. Henslow, 1521 January [1833]). Darwin
  • meeting . . . Oxford, 1832 . London, 1833.  (Letter to J. S. Henslow, March 1834 and letter from J
  • Containing a faithful narrative of the loss of his Majestys ship the Wager , etc. London, 1743. …
  • … †. Byron, George Anson, 7th BaronVoyage of H.M.S. Blonde to the Sandwich Islands,   in
  • … ‘Philosophical tracts’, Darwin LibraryCUL. § Wood, JamesElements of algebra.  8th ed. …
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