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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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  • … 765. in Geograph. Soc?? Review of this in Edin. Phil Jour. 1840. June [Anon. 1840]. Report of …
  • … 26—Account of Domestic &  Foreign  Bees [Jardine ed. 1840]: (Athenæum 1840 p. 195) …
  • … A. Necker 1823] read Lindleys Horticulture [Lindley 1840]— Chapter on Races improvement of …
  • … strongly recommended by Lyell (read) Berkeleys Works [Berkeley 1784] Duke of …
  • … letters of M r  Knight July 8 th  M.S. Voyage of Kolff to the Molucca Sea [Kolff 1840] …

Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … Agassiz (see Barrett 1973, Rudwick 1974, and L. Agassiz 1840). In another paper, “On the …
  • … My stomach as usual has been my enemy In 1840 the illness was different. As he wrote to …
  • … life. ‘My stomach’, he wrote to FitzRoy, [20 February 1840] , ‘as usual has been my enemy—but D …
  • … reasonable diagnosis (see Colp 1977). The illness of 1840 appears to have been the …
  • … descendants, twelve letters from Darwin to Kemp in the years 1840 to 1843 have come to light; they …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … Letter 555 - Darwin to FitzRoy, R., [20 February 1840] Darwin discusses the development …
  • … Published in Gardeners’ Chronicle , Darwin asks M. J. Berkeley to identify microscopical …