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From Sarah Harriet Owen   31 [December 1827]

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They have been having a very gay time. Tells of "Redcoats & Shootables" and several mutual friends.

Author:  Sarah Harriet (Sarah Harriet Williams) (Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen) Haliburton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 [Dec 1827]
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Letter no:  DCP-LETT-36
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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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  • … By the time Charles returned to Shrewsbury in the summer of 1827 he had decided not to continue the …
  • … Cuvier: Darwin’s own copy of this is the fifth edition of 1827. Of course he could have borrowed an …
  • … is in the Darwin Library–Down. 15 Jameson trans. 1827. There is an annotated copy in the …
  • … ). The letter from Sarah Harriet Owen ( 31 [December 1827] ) refers to ‘Scorpions’, a term used in …
  • … London: Saunders & Otley. Jameson, Robert, trans. 1827.  Essay on the theory of the …

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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  • … System [Lindley 1830] Bevan on the Honey Bee [Bevan 1827]. Dutrochet mems. sur les …
  • … paper on change of plumage in pheasants. Philos. Trans. 1827 [Yarrell 1827] Paxton on the …
  • … Ogleby Temminck. Monographs de Mammalogies [Temminck 1827–41]— Has account of variation in …
  • … in 1841.— Lesson Hist Nat des Mammiférs [Lesson 1827] Haller’s Physiology [Haller 1754 …
  • … on exact adaptation of plants to soil [?Soulange-Bodin 1827]. He is Horticulturist in France. …
  • … [Long 1747] Novum Organum. in Lib. Useful Knowledge [Bacon 1827] Num 41. Ed. Review. Sir. J. …
  • … Constitut Hist: Hen VII to Georg II d . death [Hallam 1827] Ranke’s Popes [Ranke 1840].— …
  • … [Lyell 1838] Gibbon’s Life of himself [Gibbon 1827] Hume’s life of himself [Hume 1777] …
  • … relate to me May 7 th . Bevans Honey Bee [Bevan 1827] skimmed.— 8 th  Cox’s …
  • … [Borrow 1843]. 22. Hallam Constitu History [Hallam 1827]. —— 1. vol of Chesterfields …
  • … —— 21 Hallams Constitutional Hist: [Hallam 1827] unreadibly dull —— Norton Genuiness of the …
  • … Stephens Illustration of British Entomology [J. F. Stephens 1827–46] Gmelin Botany of Siberia …
  • … 1853] very good. May 11 th  Evelyn Diary [Evelyn 1827] 3 vols. July 8. Astoria, good …
  • … [Godron 1853].— July 15 Die Hühner & Pfauenzucht. 1827 [Anon. 1827] —— Neumeister …
  • … 1837 [Puvis 1837] 3. Die Hühner & Pfauenzucht Ulm. 1827 123  [Anon. 1827]. Oct. …
  • … the   country  6: 65–73.  *119: 15v. Anon. 1827.  Die Hühner und Pfauenzucht.  Ulm. …
  • … *119: 13, 15; 119: 10b; *128: 182 ——. 1827.  An account of Lord Bacon’s Novum organon   …
  • … Edinburgh. [Other eds.]  119: 21b Bevan, Edward. 1827. The honey-bee; its natural history, …
  • … London. [Other eds.]  119: 4a, 11a Evelyn, John. 1827.  Memoirs of John Evelyn … …
  • … . 6 vols. London. [Other eds.]  119: 13b ——. 1827.  Memoirs of the life and writings of …
  • … Styria . Edinburgh.  119: 13b Hallam, Henry. 1827.  The constitutional history of …
  • … 91: 22–4.]  119: 4a Lesson, René Primevère. 1827.  Manuel de mammalogie, ou   histoire …
  • … of a residence in   Sweden and Norway, in the years 1827–28 . 2 vols. London. [Abstract in DAR 71 …
  • …   la corvette Le Séniavine, dans les   années 1826, 1827, 1828 et   1829 . 4 vols. and 2 …
  • … Peru und   auf dem   Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827–1832.  2 vols. Leipzig. [Abstract in …
  • … vols. Paris.  119: 6a Soulange-Bodin, Étienne. 1827.  Discours sur l’importance de   l …
  • … *128: 178; 128: 9 Stephens, James Francis. 1827–46.  Illustrations of British   …
  • … . 2d ed. 4 vols. Paris.  *119: 10v. ——. 1827–41.  Monographies de mammalogie, ou   …

Barnacles

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Darwin and barnacles Darwin’s interest in Cirripedia, a class of marine arthropods, was first piqued by the discovery of an odd burrowing barnacle, which he later named “Mr. Arthrobalanus," while he was…

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  • … SOURCES Papers Grant, R.E. 1827. Notice regarding the Ova of the Pontobdella …
  • … 160-161, index and Plate II. Grant, R.E. 1827. Observations on the Structure and Nature of …
  • … Observations Made by C.D. When He Was at Edinburgh, March 1827.” In Barrett, P. ed., The collected …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … Griffith’s edition of Cuvier’s The animal kingdom  (1827–35) without citation of the source. Since …
  • … . By Edward Griffith and others. 16 vols. Edinburgh, 1827–35. (DAR 33: 255v.; number of volumes on …
  • … A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 . . . London, 1832. (Letter to …
  • … account of some geological specimens . . .). 2 vols. London, 1827. (DAR 38.2: 867v.; ‘Geology’, by W …
  • … l’Atlas de l’océan Pacifique.  2 vols. St Petersburg, 1827. ( Narrative  2: 506). …
  • … Lesson, René-Primevère.  Manuel de mammalogie.  Paris, 1827. (DAR 31.1: 236, where it is confused …

Caroline Kennard

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Kennard’s interest in science stemmed from her social commitments to the women's movement, her interests in nature study as a tool for educational reform, as well as her place in a tightly knit network of the Bostonian elite. Kennard was one of a…

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  • … Caroline Augusta Kennard (née Smith) was born in 1827 in New Hampshire. In 1846, she married Martin …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … scientific paper, presented before the Plinian Society in 1827, related his discovery that the so …

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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  • … the Chair of Botany. He resigned the Chair of Mineralogy in 1827, but remained Professor of Botany …

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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  • … observe on the beach at Leith. His first paper, in March 1827, concerned his discovery that the ‘ova …