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To H. W. Bates   27 [February 1862]

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Writes that [Murray’s] terms are very favourable; has never heard of such terms offered for a first work. HWB can depend on fact that Murray is pleased with it [The naturalist on the river Amazons].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  27 [Feb 1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3460

From J. D. Hooker   27 February 1862

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Pleased at CD’s opinion of his Arctic plants paper. CD has caught great blunder.

Lack of Arctic–Asiatic species in mountains of tropical Asia does not trouble him. Species seem to indicate some "current of migration" from Europe and W. Asia southeastward to Ceylon – an awful staggerer to bridge migrations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3461

To H. W. Bates   27 February [1862]

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Thanks for information on domestic animals of Indians.

Glad Murray thinks well of MS of The naturalist on the river Amazons.

CD working on proofs of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  27 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Leeds University Library (Brotherton collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3462
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Tierra del Fuego

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Barren coasts of Patagonia

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  • … Tells of the hostility of coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the insect world. …

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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George Eliot was the pen name of celebrated Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880). She was born on the outskirts of Nuneaton in Warwickshire and was educated at boarding schools from the age of five until she was 16. Her education ended when she…

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  • … towards brave clearness and honesty!' (Haight 1954–78 3: 227).     …

'An Appeal' against animal cruelty

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The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … of categories of wild birds by sportsmen (Sheail 1976, pp. 22–7, Allen 1994, p. 177), and which some …

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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  • … to J. S. Henslow, March 1834;  Narrative  2 (Appendix): 227). ‘Philosophical tracts’, Darwin …