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To Robert Fitch   [13? April 1850]

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Illustration of RF’s fossil cirripede specimens by J. de C. Sowerby.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Fitch
Date:  [13? Apr 1850]
Classmark:  Norwich Castle
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1315

To J. de C. Sowerby   [13 April 1850]

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CD wants Lepadidae drawings [for Fossil Cirripedia] harder, with lines of growth more distinct; he wants no shading or similarity to lithography, which he thinks has harmed natural history. He realises that mutilated specimens may make accuracy difficult.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James de Carle Sowerby
Date:  [13 Apr 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1336
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St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … ends without regard to any Divine law. Mr. Darwin (p. 413) himself speaks of difficulty in carrying …

Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition

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Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

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  • … appears in Origin 4th ed., p. 453. 49.  p. 413. This passage, with additions and …