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Hybrid fish.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 283–4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13860

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"but most of them [verily?] Christened by myself they may be indulged with a"

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library-Eschwege 1832)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13861

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[Fragmentary strip.] Discusses pigeons, Australia, Regents Park.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - Volz 1852)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13862

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Asks correspondent if he would prefer the President’s signature alone or with those of other scientific men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  B. Altman (dealer) (3 October 1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864

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Can the correspondent get some pamphlets written by Dr [Max?] Stengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Robert F. Batchelder (dealer) (Cat. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864A

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Last page of a letter with a P.S. "I am getting together a few points to investigate".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (18 December 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864G

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[Signature cut from a letter; the reverse contains the words "you must … that I know nothing of your private".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Eric Korn (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864H
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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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  • … 1832. 6 s . [Dugés 1832] Azara Voyages [Azara 1809] & Quadrupeds [Azara 1801]— Again— …
  • … in Spain [Dillon 1780]: Livingston on Sheep [Livingston 1809]. Communicat to Board of …
  • … Patagonia [Falkner 1774] Azara’s Voyage [Azara 1809] & Quadrupeds of Paraguay [Azara 1801 …
  • … Sir J. Sebright’s Pamphlets [Sebright 1809 and 1836]— } not abstracted …
  • … 65  skimmed Lamarck II Vol Philos. Zoology [Lamarck 1809]— references at end of each Chap. …
  • … 25. Cowpers Life & several volumes of letters [Hayley ed. 1809] 30 th  Notices on the …
  • … *119: 9v.; 119: 1a; 128: 26, 27 ——. 1809.  Voyages dans l’Amérique méridionale …   …
  • … . London.  119: 22b Hayley, William, ed. 1809.  The life and letters of   W[illiam] …
  • … Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de. 1809.  Philosophie zoologique; ou, exposition …
  • … Neva . London.  119: 2a Livingston, Robert R. 1809.  Essay on sheep; their varieties,   …
  • …  London. 119: 14a Sebright, John Saunders. 1809.  The art of improving the   breeds of …
  • … of Wellington … in Portugal, Spain,   and France, from 1809 to 1814 . Compiled by J. Gurwood. …
  • … for promoting useful knowledge . Philadelphia. 1771–1809. New series, 1818–.  119: 20a …

Charles Darwin born

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Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, the fifth of six children of Robert Waring Darwin, a doctor, and his wife Susannah, daughter of Josiah Wedgwood I.

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  • … Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, the fifth of six children of Robert Waring …

Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington died in 1861 reportedly 47 years old, so he would have been 17; although if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809,…

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  • … if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809, recorded in the birth register of …

About Darwin

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To many of us, Darwin’s name is synonymous with his theory of evolution by natural selection.  But even before the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was publicly known through his popular book about the voyage of the Beagle, and he was…

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  • … and the discussion of religion. Born on 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was the son of two …

George Peacock

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George Peacock was born 9 April 1791 in Denton near Darlington in Yorkshire. He was the son of a clergyman, the Rev. Thomas Peacock, curate of Denton for 50 years and school master. George was educated at Sedbergh School, Cumbria and Richmond School in…

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  • … School, Cumbria and Richmond School in Yorkshire. In 1809 he became a student at Trinity …

About Darwin

Summary

To many of us, Darwin’s name is synonymous with his theory of evolution by natural selection.  But even before the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was publicly known through his popular book about the voyage of the Beagle, and he was…

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  • … and the discussion of religion. Born on 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was the son of two …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … and the birthdate on the front cover is 1808 instead of 1809. The album was intended to commemorate …

Darwin and barnacles

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In a letter to Henslow in March 1835 Darwin remarked that he had done ‘very little’ in zoology; the ‘only two novelties’ he added, almost as an afterthought, were a new mollusc and a ‘genus in the family Balanidæ’ – a barnacle – but it was an oddity. Who,…

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  • … between sedentary ‘Annelides’ and ‘Conchifera’ (1809), but Georges Cuvier, not admitting …

New material added to the American edition of Origin

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A ‘revised and augmented’ American edition of Origin came on the market in July 1860, and was the only authorised edition available in the US until 1873. It incorporated many of the changes Darwin made to the second English edition, but still contained…

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  • … naturalist published his Philosophie Zoologique in 1809, and his Introduction to Hist. Nat. des …

Darwin in letters, 1863: Quarrels at home, honours abroad

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At the start of 1863, Charles Darwin was actively working on the manuscript of The variation of animals and plants under domestication, anticipating with excitement the construction of a hothouse to accommodate his increasingly varied botanical experiments…

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  • … In complaining of this to Lyell, he described Lamarck’s 1809 publication as a ‘wretched book’ from …