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From C. H. Blackley   13 January 1879

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Relates anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Author:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11826

To Karl Höchberg   13 January 1879

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Thanks for essay on origin of taste for music. Will send to Edmund Gurney.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Höchberg
Date:  13 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 145: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11827
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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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  • … Canon fire. Military drums. GRAY:   113   April 1861. We are now opening a war, …
  • … 112  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 17 FEBRUARY 1861 113 A GRAY TO DE CANDOLLE, 26 APRIL 1861 …

Darwin in letters, 1864: Failing health

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On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July 1864: ‘the venerable beard gives the look of your having suffered, and … of having grown older’.  Because of poor health, Because of poor health, Darwin…

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  • … On receiving a photograph from Charles Darwin, the American botanist Asa Gray wrote on 11 July …

51 Manchester Street, London

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Fitzroy's 'savant'

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  • … Beaufort tells Fitzroy that a companion has been found for the voyage. …

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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  • … [ London Journal of   Botany ]. Vol II. p 1 to 56 (& p. 113 to 168 Bought) (& p. 341 to …
  • …  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in pencil. 113  The  Cottage Gardener  ceased …

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • … to read a manuscript essay on his species theory (DAR 113;  Foundations , pp. 57–255), an expanded …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … Lyell, 13 March 1865 (University of Edinburgh, Lyell 1, Gen. 113: 3644–5). 17. Rough …

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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  • … at intervals during the day and in the evening (see LL 1: 113, 118-19, 121-5, and A. Desmond and …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … drawings of which are preserved in DAR 29.3 (Plate 20, figs 1–13) and reproduced in  Correspondence …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … 1827       113 Kinker J. (Johannes) …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • …         113 Kinker J. (Johannes) …

Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, seeing the publication of his …

Darwin in letters,1870: Human evolution

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The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the year at work on the Descent of Man & Selection in relation to Sex’.  Descent was the culmination of over three decades of observations and reflections on…

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  • … The year 1870 is aptly summarised by the brief entry Darwin made in his journal: ‘The whole of the …
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