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To C. H. Blackley   14 January 1879

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Thanks CHB for his anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Date:  14 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Formerly in the private collection of Dr T. B. Robinson
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11826F
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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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  • … the determination of which our very existence depends.  114   All reason and right and patience …
  • … 113 A GRAY TO DE CANDOLLE, 26 APRIL 1861 114 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 18 FEBRUARY 1861 …

'Like confessing a murder' audio play

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This speciallycommissioned BBC Radio drama is based entirely on Charles and Emma Darwin’s own words and correspondence. Behind the controversial public persona, Darwin was an affectionate family man, fully engaged – sometimes heartbreakingly so – in the…

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  • … This specially commissioned BBC Radio drama is based entirely on Charles and Emma Darwin’s own …

Cambridge

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Preparation and specimens

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  • … Letters about leaving Cambridge, preparing for the voyage, sending specimens, and news from Darwin …

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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  • … Species theory In November 1845, Charles Darwin wrote to his friend and confidant Joseph …

Joseph Dalton Hooker

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The 1400 letters exchanged between Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) account for around 10% of Darwin’s surviving correspondence and provide a structure within which all the other letters can be explored.  They are a connecting thread that spans…

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  • … No single set of letters was more important to Darwin than those exchanged with his closest friend …

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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  • … a Naturalist in Australasia. 1. 1. 0 [G. Bennett 1860] Read 114 Village Bells [Manning] …
  • … Cottage Gardener  ceased publication in 1856. 114  CD marked this entry with ‘X’ in …

5873_1488

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From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]f1 Bournemouth Feby. 13. My dear Darwin As Mr Stirling has sent me the recpt. you may as well have it with the Photo of the four Fuegian boys which he wishes me to send you in case you have not seen it. He…

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  • … in Kent and has been reproduced as the plate facing p. 114 in this volume. The four boys were Uroopa …

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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  • … to what we call different genera and orders. ’—(p. 114.) The abundance of some forms, …

Darwin’s student booklist

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In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh, where their father, Robert Waring Darwin, had trained as a doctor in the 1780’s. Erasmus had already graduated from Cambridge and was continuing his studies…

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  • … of the  Edinburgh  philosophical journal  vols. 1–14 (1819–26). 14 Bostock 1824–7. …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … plants which required a casual examination’ ( LL  1: 114). Even when he was ill, Darwin would make …

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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  • … 16 may 1900 Baarn 114 Krijthe H.C.J. (Hendricus Cornelus …

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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  • … http://microscopist.net/Kinker.html 114 Krijthe H.C.J. …
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