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From Mary Congreve   27 October [1821]

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Writes about London plays; wishes CD had been of the party.

Author:  Mary Congreve
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1821]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1
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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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  • … 7  read Decandolle Philosophie [A. P. de Candolle 1821] Decandolle on Geograph …
  • … has written naturalist travels in Arkansas [Nuttall 1821].— [DAR *119: 11v.] The …
  • … Sir Ker Porter’s Travels in Caucasus [R. K. Porter 1821–2] praised by Silliman poor Cyclop. …
  • … Encyclop: German d[itt]o; 32  Dict. des Sci: Nat: [Massey 1821 and Duméril 1821] Encyclop …
  • … [Weissenborn 1838] Smiths grammar [J. E. Smith 1821] & introduct of Botany [J. E. Smith …
  • … Hybrid Yak.— Steudel Botan. Nomenclature [Steudel 1821–4]. Synonym of every plant & …
  • … [M. Somerville 1848] Trials Martineau [J. Martineau 1821] (read) Letters of L d . …
  • … [Staunton 1797] Kotzebue’s two voyages [Kotzebue 1821 and 1830]— skimmed well Lutke’s …
  • … with reference to a paper on the extinct Beavers [Neill 1821] Decemb. Several more of …
  • … [Carlyle 1839] Feb 2 d  Davys Ceylon [J. Davy 1821]— Skimmed.— 5 th  Sonnerats …
  • … Skimmed Sir. R. K. Porter’s Travel to Persia [R. K. Porter 1821–2]— poor— 23 d . Bacon’s …
  • … Some old Travels in Porter’s Collect. [R. K. Porter 1821–2]— [DAR 119: 11a] 1841 …
  • … Lathams History of Birds. vol on Pigeons & Fowls [J. Latham 1821–8]. 8. Owen’s Lectures …
  • … memoir read before the Académie des Sciences on 19 February 1821. The memoir was not printed in the  …
  • … de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, pendant l’année 1821″, p. 167. 83  CD began this …
  • … in His Majesty’s Ships Leven   and Barracouta, from 1821 to 1826. Under the command of   Capt. W …
  • … Paris. 1816–45.  *119: 1v.; 119: 16a ——. 1821.  Elements of the philosophy of plants . …
  • … Davy. London. [Other eds.]  119: 4a Davy, John. 1821.  An account of the interior of …
  • … *119: 22v. Duméril, André Marie Constant. 1821. Hybride ou Hibride [Entom.]. In vol. 22, pp …
  • … shores   of the Polar Sea,   in the years 1819, 1820, 1821, and 1822 . London. [Other eds.] …
  • … in DAR 116.]  119: 10a Kotzebue, Otto von. 1821.  Entdeckungs-Reise in die Süd-See   …
  • … Linnaea  4: 405–34.  *119: 4v. Latham, John. 1821–8.  A general history of birds.  11 …
  • … on a series of annual journeys   between … 1811 and 1821 … In six letters to Sir   Walter Scott, …
  • … . 2 vols. London.  119: 23b Martineau, John. 1821.  Remarks on a communication in the   …
  • …  46: 40–52.  119: facing IFC Massey, —. 1821. Hybride [plante]. In vol. 22, p. 85, of …
  • … Encyclopaedia . Edinburgh.  *119: 12v. ——. 1821. Account of some fossil remains of the …
  • … by W. B. Clarke. London.  128: 9 Nuttall, Thomas. 1821.  A journal of travels into the …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 17v. Porter, Robert Ker. 1821–2.  Travels in Georgia, Persia,   …
  • … . London. [Darwin Library.]  *119: 14v. ——. 1821.  A grammar of botany, illustrative of …
  • … vols. London.  119: 21b Steudel, Ernest Gottlieb. 1821–4.  Nomenclator botanicus   …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … society 56 Ginneken 6 july 1821 Leeuwarden 7 february 1899 …
  • … art. obst. Doct 56 Deventer 24 april 1821 Nijmegen 08 june …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them.   …

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  • … society 56 Ginneken 6 july 1821 Leeuwarden 7 february 1899 …
  • … art. obst. Doct 56 Deventer 24 april 1821 Nijmegen 08 june …

Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … come from that author’s  Exposition   méthodique  (1821). The elimination of these three …
  • … Elements of the philosophy   of plants . Edinburgh, 1821. (DAR 30.2: 162v.). Colnett, …
  • … on the coasts of Chili, Peru and Mexico for the years 1820, 1821, 1822.  2 vols. Edinburgh, 1824. …
  • … Straits . . . Translated by H. E. Lloyd. 3 vols. London, 1821. ( Narrative  2: 523). § …
  • … méthodique des genres de l’ordre des polypiers.  Paris, 1821. (DAR 30.1: 13v.; letter to J. S. …
  • … useful to the arts and sciences . . .  2d ed. Edinburgh, 1821. (DAR 30.1: 30). Darwin Library–CUL. …
  • … Transactions of the Geological Society of London  5 (1821): 516–44. (DAR 34.2: 150v.). …

Darwin in letters, 1821-1836: Childhood to the Beagle voyage

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Darwin's first known letters were written when he was twelve. They continue through school-days at Shrewsbury, two years as a medical student at Edinburgh University, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and the of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.…

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  • … group of curious letters written to his 'Dear Friend' in 1821 (published in …

George Keen

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George Keen (1794–1884) was born in England. He had arrived in Buenos Aires by 1820, making him one of the earliest settlers from Britain. In 1821 he married Mary Yates (1802/3–72), the sister of John, William and Elizabeth Yates, another family of early…

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  • … making him one of the earliest settlers from Britain. In 1821 he married Mary Yates (1802/3–72), the …

Edward Lumb

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Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … who had an estate at Quilmes, just outside Buenos Aires. In 1821 Mrs Lumb’s sister Mary Yates (1802 …

History of the Project

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the help of Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (UK), and of Fred's wife, Anne Schlabach Burkhardt. They set out to locate all…

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  • … with nearly 2000 correspondents around the world between 1821 and Darwin's death in 1882 have …

John Stevens Henslow

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The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at Cambridge University, were among the most significant of his life. It was a letter from Henslow that brought Darwin the invitation to sail round the world as…

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  • … He launched his plant collecting quite suddenly in March 1821, and by the end of the year had …

Interview with Pietro Corsi

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Pietro Corsi is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oxford. His book Evolution Before Darwin is due to be published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Date of interview: 17 July 2009 Transcription 1: Introduction …

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  • … in the early 1820s: ’23, ’24. Napoleon dies in March 1821. In France there is almost no [immediate] …

The death of Anne Elizabeth Darwin

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Charles and Emma Darwin’s eldest daughter, Annie, died at the age of ten in 1851.   Emma was heavily pregnant with their fifth son, Horace, at the time and could not go with Charles when he took Annie to Malvern to consult the hydrotherapist, Dr Gully.…

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  • … Darwin was six years younger than Anne. 7 Syme 1821, now in the Darwin Library—CUL. …

Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition

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Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

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  • … perfectly fertile.    Page 276, par. 2, lines 18–21, substitute for ‘again there . . . …