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From E. A. Darwin   [17 January 1825]

Summary

Proposes a dry place for the apparatus for their laboratory and draws a plan for CD’s criticism.

Price has found black sediment in his tea, which was attracted to a magnet.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10

From E. A. Darwin   [24 January 1825]

Summary

Asks CD to do an experiment for him.

Has found a curious stone in his fire.

Price’s iron in tea measured 13 per cent.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11

From E. A. Darwin   [1 February 1825]

Summary

Tells CD a bill is all right. Hopes his father will pay it and a wine merchant’s bill as well.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12

From E. A. Darwin   [24 February 1825]

Summary

EAD thinks it a pity if CD does not go to Cambridge, but it will be very pleasant for them to be together at Edinburgh, where they should go as soon as possible and read. EAD is getting "case-hardened" in anatomy.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Feb 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13

From E. A. Darwin   [8 March 1825]

Summary

Asks CD to send him some books on physiology and natural history from the family library.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Mar 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-14

From E. A. Darwin   [June 1825]

Summary

Asks CD whether he is making any plans for Edinburgh.

Will be home in three weeks.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-15

To Robert Waring Darwin   [23 October 1825]

Summary

First days in Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Waring Darwin
Date:  [23 Oct 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-16

From Catherine Darwin   [26 October 1825]

Summary

Shrewsbury news.

Glad he likes Edinburgh.

They have been going to plays performed by a travelling company he knows.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Oct 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-17

From Catherine & Susan Darwin   4 December [1825]

Summary

Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec [1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-18

From E. A. Darwin   [10 January 1825]

Summary

Saw a mineral salesman, but he had nothing CD does not already have.

EAD has a piece of petrified sponge and some curious coal that John Price pulled out of his fire.

Griffith’s Animal kingdom [Georges Cuvier, The animal kingdom … with additional descriptions of species by Edward Griffith (1827–35)] just being published. He is sure CD would like it.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9
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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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  • … quoted by Herbert [Herbert 1837] p. 338 Schiede in 1825 [Schiede 1825] & Lasch. Linn in …
  • … prœsentum crypt. transitu at analogia commentatia [Fries 1825] Clarkes Travels [Clarke 1810 …
  • … Horticultural Society ].— Flora of St Helena 1825 [A. Watson 1825] in Library of Hort. Soc …
  • … genres, par M. Latreille, 1 vol. 8vo. 9 s . [Latreille 1825] Mémoire sur la Conformité …
  • … of Human wishes. 28 Bacon’s Essays [Bacon 1825–36].— Butler. 3. first sermons …
  • … 1828] Seguir. Russian Expedition French [Ségur 1825] Catlins Indians [Catlin 1841].— …
  • … Translat of Visa & Cogitata & Novum Organum. &c [Bacon 1825–36] Prescott. Hist. …
  • … [Sweet 1820–30] (var s . & spec.) & on Cistus [Sweet 1825–30].— Catalog. of Books …
  • … Naturelle” (Cuvier Paper on Domestication) [F. G. Cuvier 1825] Agricola’s Husbandry (to see …
  • … 1766] Count Dandalo on silk worm Eng. Translat 1825—Murray [Dandolo 1825] /good/ M rs …
  • … Journal ] 5 Vols. Voyage de la Coquille [Duperrey 1825–30] Zoolog. Trans [ …
  • … Macculloch’s Principles of Polit. Econ. [J. R. MacCulloch 1825]— May 30 th . Naturalists …
  • … Memoirs [Oberlin 1829] Pepys Diary [Pepys 1825]. Skimmed one vol. Midsummers N. Dream. …
  • … at end. 21. Art. Hybridite Dic Class [Guillemin 1825]. some references to books. 28 …
  • … 1821–2]— poor— 23 d . Bacon’s Essays [Bacon 1825–36]— dull, & crabbid style May …
  • … read—— Nov 4 th . Mem. of Sheridan [T. Moore 1825] & Liebers remains of Niebuhr [Lieber …
  • … Ref at end Mar 20. Sturm on variation (German) [Sturm 1825] Ap. 1. Blaine D. P.  …
  • … 1845] Jan 5 th  Watertons Wanderings [Waterton 1825] 15. Low’s Domesticated Animals …
  • … Dec 5 th  Segur’s Expedition to Russia [Ségur 1825] most interesting —— 28 th  Sir J. …
  • … —— Friend & Aids of Reflexion [Coleridge 1812 and 1825] (poor) Coleridge Sept 3 d  IV …
  • … 1852]. London Library (read) Bacon’s works [Bacon 1825–36]. Advancement & English …
  • … 1784] (Erasmus) London Library Pepys Diary [Pepys 1825] (Read).— Sir W. Notts life [W. …
  • … [DAR *128: 176] Moores Life of Sheridan [T. Moore 1825] Huc’s China [Huc 1855] —read …
  • … Sciences Naturelles et de Géologie ]. Tom. I to IV. 1824 & 1825 (Too short to be of much use) …
  • … . London.  *119: 18v.; 119: 14a Bacon, Francis. 1825–36.  The works of Francis Bacon . A …
  • … essays . London. [Other eds.]  119: 21b ——. 1825.  Aids to reflection in the formation …
  • … and Paris. 1816–45.  *119:1v., 21v. ——. 1825. Sur la domesticité des mammifères.  …
  • … voyage . Boston.  128: 25 Dandolo, Vicenzo. 1825.  The art of rearing silk-worms . …

Early Days

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment The young Charles Darwin From an early age, Darwin exhibited a keen interest in the natural world. His boyish fascination with naturalist pursuits deepened as he entered college and started to interact with…

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  • … Letter 16 —Darwin to Robert Waring Darwin [23 October 1825] In this letter to his father, …

Darwin’s student booklist

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In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh, where their father, Robert Waring Darwin, had trained as a doctor in the 1780’s. Erasmus had already graduated from Cambridge and was continuing his studies…

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  • … In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in …
  • … all the books he had read since starting at Edinburgh in 1825. Some of the books are suitable …
  • … 1 Franklin 1823. 8 Vo: octavo. 2 Cochrane 1825. 3 Abernethy 1822. There is a …
  • … Rare Books Department–CUL. 4 to: quarto. 6 Paris 1825. There is a copy in the Darwin …
  • … . 3 pts in 6 vols. London. Cochrane, Charles Stuart. 1825.  Journal of a residence and …
  • … Oxford University Press. 2004. Paris, John Ayrton. 1825.  Pharmacologia . 6th ed. London: W …

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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  • … of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s   Strait . . . 1825, 26, 27, 28 . London, 1831. (DAR 31 …
  • … America, during the years 1819 . . . 21 . 2 vols. London, 1825. (DAR 31.2: 319; 32.1: 60v.). …
  • … in the gold and diamond districts of Brazil.  London, 1825. (Inscription: ‘Chas. Darwin Octob: 1832 …
  • … . . . of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata.  London, 1825. (DAR 33: 269v.). Owen, …
  • … Poulett.  Considerations on volcanos . . .  London, 1825. (DAR 35.2: 381). Darwin Library–Down. …
  • … the South Pole performed in the years 1822–24. London, 1825. (DAR 32.2: 109v.). Werner, G. …
  • … Wood, James.  Elements of algebra.  8th ed. Cambridge, 1825. (Letter to J. S. Henslow, 30 October …

Edinburgh University

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In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in Edinburgh

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  • … In October 1825 Charles Darwin and his older brother, Erasmus, went to study medicine in …

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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  • … School   Leeuwarden 25 april 1825 Rotterdam 15 january 1908 …
  • … Asylums   Den Haag 25 september 1825 Amsterdam 8 februari …
  • … Landowner   Coevorden 19 september 1825 Arnhem 16 may 1902 …
  • … Society.   Amsterdam 2 may 1825 Amsterdam     …
  • …   Rolle (Lake of Geneva) 8 august 1825 Batavia 23 oktober 1887 …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … School   Leeuwarden 25 April 1825 Rotterdam 15 January 1908 …
  • … Asylums   Den Haag 25 September 1825 Amsterdam 8 February …
  • … Landowner   Coevorden 19 September 1825 Arnhem 16 May 1902 …
  • … Society.   Amsterdam 2 May 1825 Amsterdam     …
  • …   Rolle (Lake of Geneva) 8 August 1825 Batavia 23 October 1887 …

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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  • … years in prison, and you study what happens in France after 1825? In France after 1825? Well, the …
  • … 1830) there was an increasing movement towards the right. In 1825 the government [of France] tried …
  • … France. Moreover, in France, even during the hardest years, 1825?1830, when the minister of …

Charles Darwin’s letters: a selection 1825-1859

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The letters in this volume span the years from 1825, when Darwin was a student at the University of Edinburgh, to the end of 1859, when the Origin of Species was published. The early letters portray Darwin as a lively sixteen-year-old medical student. Two…

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  • … The letters in this volume span the years from 1825, when Darwin was a student at the University of …

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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  • … Yates, another family of early settlers from England. In 1825 Elizabeth Yates married Edward Lumb, …

Alexander Burns Usborne

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Alexander Burns Usborne was born in Kendal, Westmorland, in 1808, the son of Alexander and Margaret Usborne; his father died in 1818 and in his will was described as the purser on HMS Hannibal. His son joined the navy in 1825 aged 16 as a second-class…

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  • … the purser on HMS Hannibal . His son joined the navy in 1825 aged 16 as a second-class volunteer; …

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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  • … Supplement), no letters by Darwin are known before October 1825, but long before then the letters …

Thomas Henry Huxley

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Dubbed “Darwin’s bulldog” for his combative role in controversies over evolution, Huxley was a leading Victorian zoologist, science popularizer, and education reformer. He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of…

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  • … He was born in Ealing, a small village west of London, in 1825. With only two years of formal …

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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  • … tea amid English furnishings. The lady was Lumb’s wife: in 1825 he had married Elizabeth Yates (1809 …
  • … America: his brothers-in-law were William Yates (1783/4–1825), and John Yates (1788/9–1837), who had …

John Lort Stokes

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John Lort Stokes, naval officer, was Charles Darwin’s cabinmate on the Beagle voyage – not always an enviable position.  After Darwin’s death, Stokes penned a description of their evenings spent working at the large table at the centre, Stokes at his…

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  • … Darwin, Stokes had been stationed on the Beagle since 1825.  Before going back on board after …

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

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[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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  • … where he lay from the 5 th to the 9 th December 1825. He has given the name of – New Selma – …
  • … employed in the trade between London and Hobarton. In June 1825 – Mr J.C. Ross outward bound with …
  • … stated. The Hippomanes arrived in Table Bay in July 1825 – whence Mr Hare sent her to Hout …
  • … commencing a plantation – and – on the 5 th December 1825 – came in sight of these Isles – went …
  • … by their signatures – under date of 10 th December 1825 – nine months prior to the time of Mr …
  • … remained unknown until they were by Captain J. C. Ross in 1825 first explored – found to afford a …
  • … above the ocean – two English vessels have been lost since 1825 – and probably other ships met a …
  • … better for both of us. – V “In 1825 Alex r Hare an Englishmen – whose …
  • … – it has to be remarked – That – altho’ in the year 1825 these animals frequented the beaches and …

Introduction to the Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle

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'a humble toadyish follower…': Not all pictures of Darwin during the Beagle voyage are flattering.  Published here for the first time is a complete transcript of a satirical account of the Beagle’s brief visit in 1836 to the Cocos Keeling islands…

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  • … on the then uninhabited Cocos-Keeling islands in December 1825. Returning to London, Ross collected …
  • … surveyor to Captain F.W. Beechey on a Pacific voyage of 1825-28. In HMS Aetna , Belcher then …