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List of correspondents


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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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … William (2) Aitken, Thomas (1) …
  • … Allen, John (1) Allen, Thomas (2) …
  • … (1) Bailey, W. W. (4) Baillie, A. F. …
  • … Bell, Robert (b) (2) Bell, Thomas (2) …
  • … Birch, Samuel (5) Birkett, Thomas (1) …
  • … Dareste, Camille (9) Darwin family (1) …

Darwin’s reading notebooks


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
  • a few instances, primarily in theBooks Readsections, Darwin recorded that a work had been
  • of the books listed in the other two notebooks. Sometimes Darwin recorded that an abstract of the
  • to be Read [DAR *119: Inside Front Cover] C. Darwin June 1 st . 1838
  • published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4  [Pierquin de Gembloux 1839]. Said to
  • 1838] Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] read Bory
  • … [DAR *119: 2v.] Whites regular gradation in man [C. White 1799] Lindleys
  • et anim: on sleep & movements of plants  £ 1 ..s  4. [Dutrochet 1837] Voyage aux
  • 1819]. see p. 17 Note Book C. for reference to authors about E. Indian Islands 8 consult D r
  • of variation in animals in the different isl ds  of E Indian Archipelago— [DAR *119: 6v.] …
  • … & Rev. W. Herbert.— notes to White Nat. Hist of Selbourne [E. T. Bennett ed. 1837 and [J. Rennie
  • … [Fellows 1839] Catherine 48 Life of Collins R.A. [Collins 1848] Phases of Faith
  • must be read. 1855 (read) Salts Travels in Abyssinia [Salt 1814] Appendix &c must be read
  • … —— 23 Stansbury. Exploration & Survey of the Great Salt Lake [Stansbury 1852]. May 15 th
  • Jamaica [Gosse 1847] 12 Salts Travels in Abyssinia [Salt 1814] —— Boreau Flore du
  • 1 (1847) in Darwin Library.] *128: 179 Arnold, Thomas. 183843History of Rome . 3
  • de   Pekin . 16 vols. Paris128: 18 Beale, Thomas. 1839The natural history of the
  • ed. (1874) in Darwin Library.]  119: 5a Bell, Thomas. 1837A history of British
  • Bernier, François. 1826Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D.   16561668 . Translated by Irving
  • Bethune, John. 1840Poems by the late John Bethune; with a   sketch of the authors life by his
  • eds.]  119: 11a Blacklock, Ambrose. 1838A treatise on sheep; with the   best means
  • 1848Memoirs of the life of William   Collins, Esq., R.A.  2 vols. London.  *119: 23; 119: …
  • or Latter Day   Saints, in the valley of the Great Salt Lake: a history . Philadelphia. …
  • 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. …

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson


[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • N o II of the foresaid works. By Captain Robert Fitzroy R.N. In the first Edition Mr
  • he is ready to admitthat althomany Captains R.N. do not hesitate to (unofficially) give the
  • obtain such a one I was (in a manner) compelled to take Mr Darwin on a far too independent footing. …
  • of this Supplement exhibit evidence to that effectin Mr Darwins instanceespecially in respect
  • to be very nearlyif not quiteequal to [ f.148v p.4 ] each other in that respect. …
  • detained us a whole week.” “At daylight on the 4 th January 1832 the Island of Porto Santo
  • Sandwich Islandsone from the Equator and one from the 40 th parallel of North Latitudeto
  • to be noticed. Being of course ambitious to rival Mr Darwin in the line of Theory-invention – …
  • … – with the exception of one of the classwhich Mr Darwin bribed the Aborigines to performwe
  • … (as p/ meteorological Journalgiven in Appendix Volume) E.B.S.1/4S. fifty three miles from the S.E
  • distantand on the 30 th nearly the same, and at 10 a.m. of the 31 st only seventeen miles. …
  • near sunset of the 31 st we having been as foresaid at 10 a.m. only seventeen miles distant from
  • steering aside from the Isles during the time between 10 a.m. and nearly 6 p.m. since after
  • I therefore hit upon the expedient of giving it to Mr Darwin to put into his Volume. Heresaid
  • to the soils of the coral formation. Nevertheless Mr Darwin (doubtless from his not looking
  • and very pretty view.” Now bearing in mind that Mr Darwin is exceedinglyfondof dry bones
  • my fairness of statement that I have thus recapitulated Mr Darwins sentimentsalbeitso adverse
  • to which I allude are the following. J.C.R. [column continues across
  • calledthe Hippomanesand gave the command to R.C. Ross (brother to Mr J.C. Ross) the same who
  • rice could be obtainedwhen being aware from Captain R.C. Ross of his brother (Mr Ross') …
  • he had the honour of having made whilst commanding the H.C.C. Mary Ann under his Government of Java
  • master of a merchant ship) took up his abode on the S.E.rn Islet of the groupand in a very short
  • boards and the pillars of the Island timber. Two Englishmen (Thomas Deeley and George Bailey) of the
  • at hand the Settlers were living principally of (imported) salt provisions!” When a person
  • … [ f.210v p.124 ] tive in the P.M. instead of the A.M. portion of the nautical dayand myself
  • … [Closing page marked in pencil233ff. Mar, 1908 E.W.J. / Examined by C.J.G.”] * …
  • … – the circumstances their having been brought from the E.I.A. firstto Cape Good Hopeand thence
  • … *[24] “Unless a few brackishindeed salt waterbrooks can be termed rivers.” *[25] …