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Darwin in letters, 1837–1843: The London years to 'natural selection'

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The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage was one of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional…

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  • … of the living species he had collected. By the end of 1843 he had also completed the writing of a …
  • … the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle  from February 1838 to October 1843. The correspondence provides a …
  • … in articles on  Sagitta , finished during the autumn of 1843, and  Planariae, described in 1844 …
  • … unless they went to some other authority. Towards the end of 1843, he increasingly hoped that …
  • … on the practice of systematists. As the correspondence with G. R. Waterhouse during the 1840s shows, …
  • … any of the systems of classfication then being employed. Waterhouse was one of Darwin’s closest …
  • … thinking during this period and in his letters of 1843, Darwin was clearly testing his evolutionary …
  • … the same, though I know what I am looking for' ( Letter to G. R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] ) …
  • … twelve letters from Darwin to Kemp in the years 1840 to 1843 have come to light; they were published …
  • … flowers’ to the  Gardeners’ Chronicle , [late August 1843], expresses his interest in ‘unity of …

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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  • … as is shown by his correspondence with George Robert Waterhouse. On [26 July 1843] ( …

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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  • … [DAR *119: 13v.] Yarrel’s Birds [Yarrell 1843] (1 Vol read) Last Edit of Malthus …
  • … 1825–36] Prescott. Hist. of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended by Lyell (read …
  • … Travels into the interior of New Zealand [Dieffenbach 1843]. Capt. Porter, Journ of Cruize in …
  • … Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843]  must be studied . London Library …
  • … Essay on serpent (1844). 6 s . 6 d . Edinburgh [Schlegel 1843]. Geograph. Distrib &c &c. …
  • … “Scenes in Sandwich Isl d  & Central America [Jarves 1843] contains good account of Silkworm, …
  • …  Palæontologie M. Pictet [Pictet 1844–5]— Forbes?? Waterhouse has it— 1844— read …
  • … } Much Botany & [Backhouse 1843] Nat: Hist.— …
  • …  be read. Paper on transmutation of shells [Haldeman 1843–4] already (1844) VI. vols. …
  • … [Selby 1836]. 26. Honey Bees [Jardine ed. 1840]. Waterhouse has it??? Jacintes ( Des …
  • … . 42  [P. Miller 1724] Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] & Chantry [G. Jones 1849]. …
  • … 1833] (Boot) Leslie life of Constable [Leslie 1843]. (Emma) (read) M rs  Fry’s Life …
  • … 1847].— Cunningham Life of Wilkie [Cunningham 1843] [DAR *119: 23v.] …
  • … Robert. 1843.  Memoirs of the life of John   Constable, R.A., composed chiefly of his letters. …