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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
  • 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
  • own. Soon after beginning his first reading notebook, Darwin began to separate the scientific
  • the second reading notebook. Readers primarily interested in Darwins scientific reading, therefore, …
  • editorsidentification of the book or article to which Darwin refers. A full list of these works is
  • Hist. [Jenyns 1838] Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] …
  • 1829] Prostitution of Paris [Parent-Duchâtelet 1836]. about licentiousness destroying their
  • has pub. in 1 st  vol of Annals of Vienna [Endlicher 1836]. sketch of S. sea Botany R. …
  • Col. le Couteur has written on wheat [Le Couteur 1836] Bechstein on Caged Birds. 10 s  6 d
  • … [?Heisch 1842] Coleridge. Literary Remains [Coleridge 18369] Inconsistency of Human
  • and Duméril 1821] Encyclop of Anat & Phys [Todd ed. 183659] [DAR *119: 14] …
  • 36s.— Wiegmann. Archif fur Naturgeschicte. 33  1836. Meyen on distrib of plants in
  • th . Humes Hist of England [Hume 1763]. to beginning of Elizabeth. Sept 14 th . 4 first
  • on chemistry (Liebig 1851). 50  Probably Elizabeth Wedgwood. 51  This
  • of the   Devereux, Earls of Essex, in the reigns of Elizabeth, James I.,   and Charles I., 1540
  • of England from the   fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth.  12 vols. London. 185670128: …
  • …  London.  *119: 21v., 22; 119: 19a Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. 1857The life of
  • by Mr. Boyer. London. [Other eds.] 119: 22b Gray, Elizabeth Caroline. 1840Tour to the
  • description   of   the universe . Translated [by Elizabeth Juliana Sabine] under the
  • climates; with scientific elucidations . Translated by Elizabeth Juliana Sabine. 2 vols. London. …

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


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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  • The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one
  • a family Busy as he was with scientific activities, Darwin found time to re-establish family
  • close contact. In November 1838, two years after his return, Darwin became engaged to his cousin, …
  • 1842, the family, now increased by a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, moved to Down House in Kent, where
  • his greatest theoretical achievement, the most important of Darwins activities during the years
  • identifications of his bird and fossil mammal specimens, Darwin arrived at the daring and momentous
  • in species. With this new theoretical point of departure Darwin continued to make notes and explore
  • present in the version of 1859. Young author Darwins investigation of the species
  • the  Beagle  had returned to England, news of some of Darwins findings had been spread by the
  • great excitement. The fuller account of the voyage and Darwins discoveries was therefore eagerly
  • suitable categories for individual experts to work upon, Darwin applied himself to the revision of
  • of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle. Darwins volume bore the title  Journal
  • visited by H.M.S. BeagleAlso in November 1837, Darwin read the fourth of a series of papers to
  • to the Society of 9 March 1838), had been developed by Darwin from a suggestion made by his uncle, …
  • Sedgwick, [after 15 May 1838] ). The new research Darwin undertook after 1837 was an
  • time, the parallel terraces, orroads’, of Glen Roy. Darwin had seen similar formations on the
  • roads of Glen Roy’,  Collected papers  1: 88137). Darwin later abandoned this view, calling it a
  • contemporaneous unstratified deposits of South America”, Darwin continued to defend his and Lyells
  • 1842, having heard of evidence of glaciation in North Wales, Darwin made a tour there in order to
  • more satisfactorily than any alternative explanation. Darwin eventually relinquished this theory and
  • the Beagle voyage In addition to his work on geology Darwin undertook to provide a
  • The correspondence provides a nearly complete record of Darwins arrangements with the Treasury, his
  • Henslow 1837a and 1838; W. J. Hooker and G. A. W. Arnott 1836, 1841; J. D. Hooker 18447, 1845, 1846
  • to the views of his master. Their correspondence began in 1836 and from the start Lyell accepted
  • 1961, p. 53). Marriage Darwin married Emma Wedgwood in January 1839. His hopes and
  • several months (See  Correspondence  vol. 1, letter to Caroline Darwin, 13 October 1834 , and