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To W. D. Fox   [3 January 1830]

Summary

Spent three weeks in London with Erasmus.

Entomologised with Hope, Stephens, and G. R. Waterhouse.

Cambridge is very quiet, men reading at a wonderful pace. Dined with Sir J. Mackintosh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 Jan 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-75

To W. D. Fox   [13 January 1830]

Summary

Has ordered a cabinet for his insects; hopes WDF will soon come to Cambridge to see his collection. Has exchanged specimens with Leonard Jenyns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [13 Jan 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-76

From Fanny Owen   27 January [1830]

Summary

Had an enjoyable week at "Darwin Hotel" during Hunt Week, with two balls, etc., but missed CD.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan [1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204.4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-77

To W. D. Fox   [25 March 1830]

Summary

CD has passed his "Little Go".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Mar 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-78

To W. D. Fox   [1 April 1830]

Summary

CD will remain in Cambridge during the whole vacation.

J. F. Stephens has been ill; hence no recent publications.

Has seen a good deal of J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [1 Apr 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-79

To W. D. Fox   [9 May 1830]

Summary

Very sorry WDF was obliged to go to Cheltenham with his parents instead of coming to Cambridge, for the weather is fine, the beetles numerous. Adds news of friends and facts about his collection of insects.

Thinks of reading divinity with Henslow the summer after next.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 May 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-80

To W. D. Fox   [31 May 1830]

Summary

Glad WDF will visit him in Shrewsbury.

Hope visited CD; he and T. C. Eyton want CD to join them on an entomological trip to N. Wales; can WDF come?

William Yarrell has discovered a new wild swan in England; CD has had bad specimen of it stuffed for WDF.

Adds brief news of friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [31 May 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-81

To W. D. Fox   25 [August 1830]

Summary

Has been in N. Wales two weeks, having gone with Hope and two Eytons. Not many good insects; disillusioned with Hope, found him egotistical and stupid.

Hopes WDF will stay in Cambridge until after CD arrives.

Some entomological news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  25 [Aug 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-82

From Fanny Owen   [8 September 1830]

Summary

Papa has been expecting CD to come and slay some partridges.

Has heard CD has a horse 18½ hands high.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Sept 1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204.4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-83

To W. D. Fox   [8 September 1830]

Summary

Very sorry to hear bad news of Mrs Fox.

Shooting not good, but has done some entomology.

Has enjoyed Maer.

Has a horse which he thinks will make a very good hunter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [8 Sept 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-84

From Fanny Owen   4 October [1830]

Summary

News of family, friends, horses.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct [1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204.4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-85

To W. D. Fox   [8 October 1830]

Summary

All at Shrewsbury glad to hear good news of Mrs Fox.

CD left Tuesday by coach and two days’ horseback ride to Cambridge. Goes to the Henslows’ that night.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [8 Oct 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-86

To W. D. Fox   5 November [1830]

Summary

CD finds the reading involved in "getting up all my subjects" almost "intolerable"; has had no time to write, or send insects, or catch any.

Glad WDF has heard of a curacy where he may "read all the commandments without endangering [his] throat".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  5 Nov [1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-87

To W. D. Fox   [27? November 1830]

Summary

CD reading very hard for his examination.

Too busy for beetles.

Trusts WDF will be in orders by Christmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27? Nov 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-88
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Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • … align="aligncenter" width="185"] The Entomologist (1830)[/caption] …

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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  • … Lindley’s introduction to the Nat System [Lindley 1830] Bevan on the Honey Bee [Bevan 1827]. …
  • … and Arts ]. Rengger on Mammalia of Paraguay [Rengger 1830]— account of wild cattle …
  • … &c Grabas. Ornith. Voyage to Feroe in German [Graba 1830] (read) Gardner’s Brazil …
  • … Sageret’s—Pomologies Philosoph. [Sageret 1830] read } praised by  Chevreul …
  • … Voyage de l’Astrolabe partie Zoolog. [Quoy and Gaimard 1830–4] Pernety voyage à l’ile …
  • … little Macleay’s letter to D r  Fleming [Macleay 1830] Review of D[itt] o  in …
  • … on Geology of France [Dufrénoy and Élie de Beaumont 1830–8] & C Prevost on l’Ile Julie [Prévost …
  • … 1797] Kotzebue’s two voyages [Kotzebue 1821 and 1830]— skimmed well Lutke’s voyage …
  • … Feb 12 Sir H. Davy consolations in travel [H. Davy 1830] —— Observations on morals Eugenius …
  • … 22 d  Parts of Cobbetts Rural Rides [Cobbett 1830] & Most of Crabbe’s Poems [Crabbe 1807] …
  • … Oct 20. Lloyd Field Sports of N. of Europe [L. Lloyd 1830]. (abstracted) Nov 20. Troill …
  • … 1801] —— Sir Stamford Raffles Memoirs [S. Raffles 1830]. (poor) —— Whately’s Remarks …
  • … —— Sageret Pomologie Physiologique [Sageret 1830] 19 th  Abhand. Konig. Ak. Berlin. 1834. …
  • … has.?— Ramond Acad. of Sci. Jan. 1826 [G. Cuvier 1830]. Flora of Pyrenees [Ramond de …
  • … Hilaire Voyage Rio de Janeiro & Minas Geraes [Saint-Hilaire 1830] Read W. R. Wilde in …
  • … Low 1813]. —— 20 th . Sageret Pomologie Physi: 1830 [Sageret 1830] Read this several years …
  • … 1850].— 26. Putsche Tauben-Katechismus [Putsche 1830].— Ap. 2 d  Graba. Tagebuch to …
  • … papers, including “On the origin of domestic poultry” (1830), were published in the  Memoirs of the …
  • … animals . London.  119: 4a Cobbett, William. 1830.  Rural rides in the counties of   …
  • …  13: 405–55.  *119: 19v. Cuvier, Georges. 1830. Éloge historique de Louis-François …
  • … [Other eds.]  *119: 13v.; 119: 13a ——. 1830.  Consolations in travel; or, the last days …
  • … and Élie de Beaumont, Jean Baptiste Armand Louis Léonce. 1830–8.  Mémoires pour servir à une …
  • … *119: 19v.; 119: 21a; 128: 2 Graba, Karl Julian. 1830.  Tagebuch, geführt auf einer Reise …
  • … 1817 und 1818 . 3 vols. Weimar.  119: 3a ——. 1830.  Neue Reise um die Welt, in den …
  • … naturelle des animaux . 2 vols. Paris. [2d ed. (1830) in Darwin Library.]  119: 5a ——. …
  • … London.  *119: 24; 119: 23b Lindley, John. 1830.  An introduction to the natural system …
  • … 205.11(2): 78–80.]  128: 23 Lloyd, Llewellyn. 1830.  Field sports in the north of   …
  • … [Abstract in DAR 71: 128–38.]  119: 2a ——. 1830. On the dying struggle of the dichotomous …
  • … commandirt   von Capitain   W. Wendt, in den Jahren 1830, 1831 und 1832.  3 vols. (Vol. 1, bk 2 …

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 78 —Darwin to William Darwin Fox [25 Mar 1830] This letter is full of excitement over …

Boat Memory

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Boat Memory was one of the indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as his name. What he was called by his own people is unknown, but the name Boat Memory, chosen by…

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  • … del Fuego brought back to England by Robert FitzRoy in 1830, but he remains as ghostly a figure as …
  • … western part of Tierra del Fuego, was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for …
  • … estimated to be just twenty years old, died on 11 November 1830. The death of Boat Memory was …

Interview with Pietro Corsi

Summary

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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  • … by Toby Appel on the Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire-Cuvier debate of 1830, she mentions Bory de Saint …
  • … Restoration (we are talking of the period between 1815 and 1830) there was an increasing movement …
  • … Moreover, in France, even during the hardest years, 1825?1830, when the minister of education – let …
  • … If you read Fleming’s writings on Lamarck from 1820 to 1830, you will notice a change of tone. At …
  • … of potentially dangerous atheism implicit in Lamarck. By 1830 in England, a lot of people are really …
  • … – [who] openly said that what Paris had been until 1830, now London was. In particular, one of my …
  • … real threat. [?] Of course, in England, remember, in 1830, the great debate on the decline of …

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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  • … naturelle faites dans l’Amérique du Sud . . . 1830 et 1831.  Annales des Sciences Naturelles  28 …
  • … méridionale.  Annales des Sciences Naturelles  20 (1830): 185–291; 21 (1830): 149–194. (DAR 30.1: …
  • … Charles.  Principles of geology . . .  3 vols. London, 1830–3. (Inscriptions: vol. 1 (1830), …
  • … James.  The history of England.  Volume one. London, 1830. (Robert FitzRoy’s letter to the  South …
  • … Transactions of the Royal Society of London  120 (1830): 399–414. ( Red notebook , p. 20e). …

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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  • … of notes. Peacock published his Treatise on Algebra in 1830 in which he sought to apply …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego had been stolen in 1830. FitzRoy intended to release his …

York Minster (Elleparu)

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York Minster was known as Elleparu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del Fuego had been…

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  • … part of Tierra del Fuego. He was captured by FitzRoy in 1830 after one the small boats used for …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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  • … del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small …

Charles Thomas Whitley

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Born in Liverpool in 1808, Charles Thomas Whitley, like Darwin, attended Shrewsbury School and then Cambridge University where they were clearly very close, exchanging letters during the summer holidays. Whitley was a mathematician, a subject that held…

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  • … of a university career. Having graduated B. A. in 1830 as Senior Wrangler from Cambridge (the …

5873_1488

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From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]f1 Bournemouth Feby. 13. My dear Darwin As Mr Stirling has sent me the recpt. you may as well have it with the Photo of the four Fuegian boys which he wishes me to send you in case you have not seen it. He…

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  • … as Jemmy Button; Orundellico had been brought to England in 1830 and returned in 1833 on the …

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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  • … among naturalists.    Prior to the publication in 1830 of John Vaughan Thompson’s account of …

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … an incident during the first voyage of the Beagle . In 1830, when he was surveying the coastline …