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From W. K. Parker   17 January 1879

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Sends CD a book on science and scriptures written by a clergyman friend [unidentified].

Author:  William Kitchen Parker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 174: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11831

From Karl Höchberg   17 January 1879

Summary

Points out comment by Grant Allen supporting his theory of the origin of colour sense. Is English translation of his essay possible?

Author:  Karl Höchberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11832
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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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  • … to hear of stirring times here. DARWIN:   117   My dear Gray. In the whirl of your …
  • … 116 A GRAY TO RW CHURCH 7 MAY 1861 117  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 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, …

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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  • … — Des causes du rire. In–8.  A. Durand . 3 fr. 117  [Dumont 1862] Goethe. — Œuvres d …
  • …  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in pencil. 117  This entry and the following one are …
  • … Transactions of the Royal Society   of London  117: 268–75.  *119: 3v. ——. 1836.  A …

Suggested reading

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  Contemporary writing Anon., The English matron: A practical manual for young wives, (London, 1846). Anon., The English gentlewoman: A practical manual for young ladies on their entrance to society, (Third edition, London, 1846). Becker, L. E.…

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  • … (London, 2006),  chapter 4: Controversy , pp. 84 – 117.  Davidoff, L. & Hall, C., …

Darwin & coral reefs

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The central idea of Darwin's theory of coral reef formation, as it was later formulated, was that the islands were formed by the upward growth of coral as the Pacific Ocean floor gradually subsided. It overturned previous ideas and would in itself…

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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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  • … 23 december 1879 Arnhem 117 Kollewijn N.zn. A.M. …

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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  • … all the major topics discussed by Milne-Edwards (DAR 72: 117). In his commentary, Darwin frequently …

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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  • … https://www.wesselknoops.nl 117 Kollewijn N.zn. A.M. (Anthonie …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … notebook and sketchbook (Cambridge University Library DAR 117 and DAR 186: 43). Many of his …

Essay: Natural selection & natural theology

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—by Asa Gray NATURAL SELECTION NOT INCONSISTENT WITH NATURAL THEOLOGY. Atlantic Monthly for July, August, and October, 1860, reprinted in 1861. I Novelties are enticing to most people; to us they are simply annoying. We cling to a long-accepted…

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  • … ‘Contributions, Essay on Classification,’ p. 117.) Now, these reptile-like fishes, of …
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