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To G. J. Romanes   [18 January 1879]

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Notes advertisement of Tito Vignoli, Fundamentalgesetz der Intelligenz im Thierreiche [1879].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [18 Jan 1879]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.558)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11833

To T. H. Huxley   18 January 1879

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Has read Hume with great pleasure, but found parts very stiff reading.

George Darwin has visited Anthony Rich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  18 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11834
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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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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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  • … of dimorphism, like that of Primula… GRAY:  118   I have no time nor heart to write …
  • … 117  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 1861 118 A GRAY TO DE CANDOLLE, 26 APRIL 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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  • … Linnéenne de Bordeaux ] Tom VI. & VII. 1833–1835 118 22 d . Bulletin des Sc. Nat. …
  • … one are printed notices pasted into the notebook. 118  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ …
  • … de Genève . Geneva. 1821–. [Abstract in DAR 73: 1–18.]  119: 21a Mémoires de la Société …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel HMS Beagle on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. During…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

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 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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  • … intervals during the day and in the evening (see LL 1: 113, 118-19, 121-5, and A. Desmond and Moore …
  • … Browne 1990, and for his consumption of alcohol, see LL 1: 118, and Colp 1977, p. 103. Darwin …

Descent

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There are more than five hundred letters associated with the research and writing of Darwin’s book, Descent of man and selection in relation to sex (Descent). They trace not only the tortuous route to eventual publication, but the development of Darwin’s…

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  • … staining some of his pigeons magenta ( Descent 2: 118).  Although the details of the experiment …

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   1920   118 Kollins A. …

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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  • … (1) Galton, Francis (118) Galton, Violetta …

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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  • …   1920     118 Kollins A. …
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