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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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  • … [A. von Humboldt 1811] Richardsons Fauna Borealis [J. Richardson 182937] …
  • Paper on consciousness in brutes Blackwood June 1838 [J. F. Ferrie 1838]. H. C. Watson on
  • worth studying in a metaphys. point of view Henslow has list of plants of Mauritius with
  • to White Nat. Hist of Selbourne [E. T. Bennett ed. 1837 and [J. Rennie] ed. 1833] read 19  : …
  • what have they written.? “Hunt” [J. Hunt 1806] p. 290
  • chiefly on distribution of forms said to be Poor Sir. J. Edwards Botanical Tour [?J. E. Smith
  • Butler. 3. first sermons [Butler 1834] recommended by Sir. J. Mackintosh J. Long Moral Nature
  • … [DAR *119: 13v.] Yarrels Birds [Yarrell 1843] (1 Vol read) Last Edit of Malthus
  • 182536] Prescott. Hist. of Mexico [W. H. Prescott 1843], strongly recommended by Lyell (read
  • … [Gaertner 178891] (Plates on all seeds) R. Soc Henslow says there is a grand book with
  • Von. J. Metzger. Heidelberg 1841 [Metzger 1841] Read Henslow in Botanist 36  has written on
  • Travels into the interior of New Zealand [Dieffenbach 1843]. Capt. Porter, Journ of Cruize in
  • Prichards. Nat: History of Man. Bailliere. 1.10 [Prichard 1843must 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, …
  • … } Much Botany & [Backhouse 1843] Nat: Hist.— …
  • …  be read. Paper on transmutation of shells [Haldeman 18434] already (1844) VI. vols. …
  • 1834]— d[itt]o d[itt]o d[itt]o. d[itt]o. 15 th  Henslows Botany [Henslow 1837].— d[itt]o d
  • … ] 4. Vol. references at End Feb. 23 rd . Henslow Pamph. on Wheat [Henslow 1841]— fact about
  • or Review in a Medical Journal which Hooker has & lent to Henslow Huxley [DAR *128: 178
  • years 18381842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. New York. [Abstract in DAR 71: 512.]  …
  • years 18381842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Philadelphia. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: …
  • ou, iconographie de toutes les espèces et   variétés darbres, fruitiers cultivés dans cet   …
  • sur la distribution géographique des animaux vertébrés, moins les oiseauxJournal de Physique 94
  • Drury, Robert. 1729Madagascar; or, Robert Drurys   journal, during fifteen   years
  • … [Vols. 3 and 4 in Darwin Library.]  119: 3a Dugès, Antoine. 1832Memoir sur la

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • for building and maintaining such connections. Darwin's networks extended from his family
  • The first is between Darwin and his friend Kew botanist J. D. Hooker. The second is between Darwin
  • Hooker Letter 714Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., [13 or 20 Nov 1843] Darwin
  • Letter 736Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 23 Feb [1844] Darwin begins with a charming
  • flora of the USA. He sends a list of plants from Grays Manual of botany [1848] and asks him to
  • recalled meeting Darwin three years earlier at Hookers. Gray has filled up Darwins paper [see
  • Letter 1202Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 6 Oct [1848] Darwin catches up on personal
  • reform, Darwin opposes appending first describers name to specific name. Letter 1220 — …
  • to Darwin and Lyell for Athenæum . He mentioned Darwins work on complemental males in barnacles
  • Letter 1260Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D., 12 Oct 1849 Darwin opens by discussing their
  • lamination of gneiss. Letter 1319Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R., 6 & 7 Apr 1850
  • Mentors Darwin's close relationship with John Stevens Henslow, the professor of botany
  • Mentors This collection of letters documents Henslows mentoring while Darwin was on the
  • mail to Montevideo. He talks of being a sort of Protégé of Henslows and it is Henslowsbounden
  • of his notes on the specimens. Letter 249Henslow, J. S. to Darwin, C. R., 22 July

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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  • The seven-year period following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle  voyage was one
  • the publication of the  Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle , for which he described the
  • of the living species he had collected. By the end of 1843 he had also completed the writing of a
  • touching in the concern they show for one anothers sensibilities. Early in 1839 the couple set up
  • theoretical achievement, the most important of Darwins activities during the years 183743 was
  • a result of thinking about the significance of John Goulds and Richard Owens identifications of
  • of Darwins findings had been spread by the publication by J. S. Henslow and Adam Sedgwick of
  • results of the  Beagle  voyage. With the help of J. S. Henslow, William Whewell, and other
  • 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
  • by Adam White; infusoria by C. G. Ehrenberg; fungi by M. J. Berkeley; and corals by William Lonsdale
  • were neglected. During the voyage Darwin had expected that J. S. Henslow would describe his
  • the other on the Keeling Island flora. Darwins letters to Henslow show a gradual realisation that
  • knowledge of plant distribution and classification (see Henslow 1837a and 1838; W. J. Hooker and G. …
  • The letters show that at least five of his friendsLyell, Henslow, Jenyns, Waterhouse, and his
  • … . . . on the origin & variation of species” ( Letter to J. S. Henslow, [November 1839] ).   …
  • filled, with facts It is true that, until he took J. D. Hooker into his confidence in
  • thinking during this period and in his letters of 1843, Darwin was clearly testing his evolutionary
  • I am looking for' ( Letter to G. R. Waterhouse, [26 July 1843] ).  It is interesting to
  • twelve letters from Darwin to Kemp in the years 1840 to 1843 have come to light; they were published
  • flowersto the  GardenersChronicle , [late August 1843], expresses his interest inunity of

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • Editors and critics  |  Assistants Darwins correspondence helps bring to light a
  • … - Wedgwood, L. C. to Darwin, [6 June 1864] Darwins niece, Lucy, responds to Darwins
  • February 1867] Mary Barber responds to Darwins queries about Expression from
  • him. Letter 6535 - Vaughan Williams , M. S. to Darwin, H. E., [after 14 October
  • of wormholes. Letter 8611 - Cupples, A. J. to Darwin, E., [8 November1872] …
  • and offers to observe birds, insects or plants on Darwins behalf. Letter 8683 - …
  • passes on brief observations of an angry pig and her nieces ears. Letter 8701 - …
  • wife of naturalist John Lubbock, responds to Darwins request that she make observations of her pet
  • Thereza Story-Maskelyne responds to a letter of Darwins which was published in Nature with some
  • Letter 4436 - Darwin to Hooker, J. D., [26-27 March 1864] Darwin thanks Hooker for
  • and orangs. Letter 5705 - Haast, J. F. J. von to Darwin, [4 December 1867] …
  • in a marble tablet”. Letter 6815 - Scott, J. to Darwin, [2 July 1869] John
  • Men: Letter 385  - Wedgwood, S. E. & J. to Darwin, [10 November 1837] …
  • Hall, Staffordshire. Letter 1219  - Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, [3 February 1849] …
  • to look for more samples. Letter 4928  - Henslow, G. to Darwin, [11 November 1865] …
  • Men: Letter 1836  - Berkeley, M. J. to Darwin, [7 March 1856] Clergyman and
  • to feed to them. Letter 2069  - Tenant, J. to Darwin, [31 March 1857] James
  • University of Bonn. Letter 6046  - Weir, J. J. to Darwin, [24 March 1868] …
  • garden ”. Letter 6083  - Casparay, J. X. R. to Darwin, [2 April 1868] …
  • Men: Letter 378  - Darwin to Henslow, J. S., [20 September 1837] Darwin
  • Letter 717  - Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, [28 November 1843] Hooker thanks Darwin for his

Darwin in letters, 1844–1846: Building a scientific network

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The scientific results of the Beagle voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but he broadened his continuing investigations into the nature and origin of species. Far from being a recluse, Darwin was at the heart of British scientific society,…

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  • results of the  Beagle  voyage still dominated Darwin's working life, but throughout these
  • Down House was altered and extended to accommodate Darwins growing family and the many relatives
  • for publication in  The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle  (183843) but were deferred when
  • …  vol. 2, letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843, n. 1). Darwin's inner circle: first
  • is like confessing a murder) immutable Darwins earlier scientific friendships were not
  • with Charles Lyell, George Robert Waterhouse, John Stevens Henslow, Leonard Horner, Leonard Jenyns, …
  • … (it is like confessing a murder) immutable’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [11 January 1844] ). Nine
  • that his close friends were not outraged by Darwins heterodox opinions and later in the year both
  • of 1844 to read (see  Correspondence  vol. 4, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [February 1847]). Darwin
  • Perhaps the most interesting letter relating to Darwins species theory, which also bears on his
  • possible editors: at first he proposed any one of Lyell, Henslow, Edward Forbes, William Lonsdale, …
  • work. But the list was subsequently altered after Darwins second, and possibly third, thoughts on
  • health. Volcanoes, rocks, and fossils Darwins published work during this period
  • subsequent work led to the general acceptance of Darwins viewsSouth America  drew together all
  • of this vast area, reflecting the influence of Lyells  Principles of geology  (18303) and a
  • But despite this clear and acknowledged debt, Darwins independence of mind was never in doubt and
  • conditions. Journal of researches : Darwin's story of the Beagle voyage In
  • of researches  for a second edition in 1845. At Lyells recommendation, arrangements were made for
  • by Darwin, even though he had collected plants extensively. Henslow, who had undertaken to describe
  • laws of creation, Geographical Distribution’ ( letter to J. D. Hooker, [10 February 1845] ) and

Bibliography of Darwin’s geological publications

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This list includes papers read by Darwin to the Geological Society of London, his books on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and other publications on geological topics.  Author-date citations refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s…

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  • … refer to entries in the Darwin Correspondence Project’s cumulative bibliography.  Where appropriate, …
  • … the coast of Chili, made during the survey of His Majesty’s Ship Beagle, commanded by Capt. FitzRoy, …
  • … to Mr. Maclaren. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal  34 (1843): 47-50.  [ Shorter publications …
  • … of scientific enquiry; prepared for the use of Her Majesty’s Navy: and adapted for travellers in …
  • … Suggestions for further reading… On Darwin’s work in geology: Herbert, Sandra. …