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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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  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to
  • … (DAR 119) opens with five pages of text copied from Notebook C and carries on through 1851; the
  • used these notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwins letters; the full transcript
  • … *128). For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwins alterations. The spelling and
  • book had been consulted. Those cases where it appears that Darwin made a genuine deletion have been
  • arranged alphabetically, of the scientific books read from 1838 through 1846, but it was not kept up
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • read L. Jenyns paper on Annals of Nat. Hist. [Jenyns 1838] Prichard; a 3 d . vol
  • … [DAR *119: 2v.] Whites regular gradation in man [C. White 1799] Lindleys
  • Cavernes dOssements 7 th  Ed. 10  8 vo . [Serres 1838] good to trace Europ. forms compared
  • … . [Knapp] 1838] Read Gleanings in Natural History. By Edward Jesse, Surveyor of Her Majestys
  • The Emigrant, Head [F. B. Head 1846] St. Johns Highlands [C. W. G. Saint John 1846] …
  • B.M. 6. 6. Black Edin. Longman [Ramsay 1848] St. Johns Nat. Hist. of Sutherlanshire, Murray
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • Liebigs Lectures on Chemistry [Liebig 1851]. Sir John Davies. China during the War and Peace
  • travels in N. America [W. Bartram 1791] May 18 Stanley Familiar Hist. of Birds [E. Stanley
  • … [Ranke 1840] 30 th . Arnolds life 3 vols [A. P. Stanley 1844] Jan 5 th . L d . …
  • from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward Shuckard to which CD refers has
  • 44  Probably Francis Boott. 45  Edward Forbes provided sketches and notes for the
  • London. [Other eds.]  *119: 15; 119: 22b Belcher, Edward. 1848Narrative of the voyage
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • by Richard Owen.  Vol. 4 of  The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. with notes . Edited by James F. …
  • Robert. 1843Memoirs of the life of John   Constable, R.A., composed chiefly of his letters. …
  • of   H.M.S. Rattlesnake, commanded by the late Captain O. Stanley   … during the years 184650
  • Phillips, P. Taylor, J. G. Children, J. Martineau Junr., J. Bostock, and I. Taylor. London. *119: …