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To T. H. Huxley   6 February [1862]

Summary

Returns "The Week" [unidentified].

Agrees with THH’s published letter that writer is a man of excellent spirit, but doubts he is a good logician.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  6 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3438

To Charles Kingsley   6 February [1862]

Summary

Comments on CK’s letter [3426].

Identifies species of pigeon shot by party.

On CK’s "grand and awful" notion of genealogy of man, CD recalls how revolting was the thought that his ancestors must have been like the Fuegians. His present belief that they were hairy beasts is less revolting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Kingsley
Date:  6 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection), 19th Century rare Book and Photograph Shop (dealer) (March 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3439
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Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … which took effect in the following year. Letter 206 : Darwin to Darwin, E. C., 22 May …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … to lift their spirts with talk of science. 206   I have taken up an old subject which …
  • … 205  TO A GRAY 25 DECEMBER 1874 206  TO A GRAY 15 JANUARY [1872] 207  …

Maldonado, Uruguay

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Disgusted by slavery

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  • … Collected 70 species of birds and 19 mammals, asks his father for money to take on Syms Covington …

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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Syms Covington

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When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘fiddler & boy to Poop-cabin’. Covington died in 1861 reportedly 47 years old, so he would have been 17; although if he was the Simon Covington born in Bedford on 30 January 1809,…

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  • … When Charles Darwin embarked on the Beagle in 1831 Syms Covington was ‘ fiddler & boy to Poop …

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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  • … notebooks'; Questions & experiments notebook, CUL DAR 206, especially pp. 13, 14).   He …
  • … experiments related to his species work (DAR 106/7 and DAR 206 (Questions & experiments notebook …

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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  • … around the world . . .  Aberdeen, [1786], 1822. (DAR 31.1: 206; 35.1: 235v.). ‡ Caldcleugh, …