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List of correspondents


Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. …
  • … William (2) Aitken, Thomas (1) …
  • … Allen, John (1) Allen, Thomas (2) …
  • … (1) Atkinson, Edward (4) Aubertin, J. J. …
  • … (1) Bary, Anton de (4) Bashford, Frederick …
  • … Bell, Robert (b) (2) Bell, Thomas (2) …
  • … Dareste, Camille (9) Darwin family (1) …

Darwin’s reading notebooks


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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  • In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished
  • used these notebooks extensively in dating and annotating Darwins letters; the full transcript
  • … *128). For clarity, the transcript does not record Darwins alterations. The spelling and
  • book had been consulted. Those cases where it appears that Darwin made a genuine deletion have been
  • a few instances, primarily in theBooks Readsections, Darwin recorded that a work had been
  • of the books listed in the other two notebooks. Sometimes Darwin recorded that an abstract of the
  • the University of Cambridge. These works, catalogued by H. W. Rutherford ( Catalogue of the library
  • published in Paris (in 2 vols.), so long ago as 1839 4  [Pierquin de Gembloux 1839]. Said to
  • 1838] Prichard; a 3 d . vol [Prichard 183647] Lawrence [W. Lawrence 1819] read Bory
  • 1822] Falconers remark on the influence of climate [W. Falconer 1781] [DAR *119: 2v. …
  • et anim: on sleep & movements of plants  £ 1 ..s  4. [Dutrochet 1837] Voyage aux
  • … [Dampier 1697] Sportsmans repository 4 to . [W. H. Scott 1820]— contains much on dogs
  • of variation in animals in the different isl ds  of E Indian Archipelago— [DAR *119: 6v.] …
  • … [DAR *119: 8v.] A history of British Birds by W. Macgillivray [W. Macgillivray 183752].— I
  • 2 vols. 8vo. avec 2 atlas 4to. ibid, 181823. £1 2 s  [E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 181823] …
  • said to be Poor Sir. J. Edwards Botanical Tour [?J. E. Smith 1793] Fabricius (very old
  • at Maer.— Lives of Kepler & Galileo. Drinkwater [J. E. Drinkwater] 1833]— Prof. …
  • on Aurochs [Weissenborn 1838] Smiths grammar [J. E. Smith 1821] & introduct of Botany [J. …
  • must be read. 1855 (read) Salts Travels in Abyssinia [Salt 1814] Appendix &c must be read
  • … —— 23 Stansbury. Exploration & Survey of the Great Salt Lake [Stansbury 1852]. May 15 th
  • Jamaica [Gosse 1847] 12 Salts Travels in Abyssinia [Salt 1814] —— Boreau Flore du
  • 1 (1847) in Darwin Library.] *128: 179 Arnold, Thomas. 183843History of Rome . 3
  • de   Pekin . 16 vols. Paris128: 18 Beale, Thomas. 1839The natural history of the
  • ed. (1874) in Darwin Library.]  119: 5a Bell, Thomas. 1837A history of British

Satire of FitzRoy's Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by John Clunies Ross. Transcription by Katharine Anderson


[f.146r Title page] Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle Supplement / to the 2nd 3rd and Appendix Volumes of the First / Edition Written / for and in the name of the Author of those / Volumes By J.C. Ross. / Sometime Master of a…

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  • obtain such a one I was (in a manner) compelled to take Mr Darwin on a far too independent footing. …
  • of this Supplement exhibit evidence to that effectin Mr Darwins instanceespecially in respect
  • to be very nearlyif not quiteequal to [ f.148v p.4 ] each other in that respect. …
  • detained us a whole week.” “At daylight on the 4 th January 1832 the Island of Porto Santo
  • Sandwich Islandsone from the Equator and one from the 40 th parallel of North Latitudeto
  • to be noticed. Being of course ambitious to rival Mr Darwin in the line of Theory-invention – …
  • in New Zealandon all its concernsI could only give 45 pagesbut nowI shall not only have
  • … – with the exception of one of the classwhich Mr Darwin bribed the Aborigines to performwe
  • … (as p/ meteorological Journalgiven in Appendix Volume) E.B.S.1/4S. fifty three miles from the S.E
  • I therefore hit upon the expedient of giving it to Mr Darwin to put into his Volume. Heresaid
  • near to their shores to be of any importance to shipping. *[4] But one might have occupied the
  • two miles gradually sloping from the shore of the Isle to 45 fathoms near the outer vergeThe S.W. …
  • to the soils of the coral formation. Nevertheless Mr Darwin (doubtless from his not looking
  • and very pretty view.” Now bearing in mind that Mr Darwin is exceedinglyfondof dry bones
  • my fairness of statement that I have thus recapitulated Mr Darwins sentimentsalbeitso adverse
  • master of a merchant ship) took up his abode on the S.E.rn Islet of the groupand in a very short
  • establishing another Harem at Batavia.” IX Mr Darwin's volume of the Adventure and
  • this section (IX) of my report) I have to note that Mr Darwin has in that volume [column continues
  • with reference to the Cocosyet I knewas well as Mr Darwin didall the particulars of the
  • that it was malapropos for our objectmine and Mr Darwins, to witto notice this factyet
  • not cannot on this occasion refrain from declaring that Mr Darwin did not back me at all so
  • down to the Settlementand there again set up. Mr Darwin and myself having visited and slept in it
  • boards and the pillars of the Island timber. Two Englishmen (Thomas Deeley and George Bailey) of the
  • my correct position and to give my soi-distant friend Mr Darwin the important credit of enouncing
  • at hand the Settlers were living principally of (imported) salt provisions!” When a person
  • … [Closing page marked in pencil233ff. Mar, 1908 E.W.J. / Examined by C.J.G.”] * …
  • … – the circumstances their having been brought from the E.I.A. firstto Cape Good Hopeand thence
  • … *[24] “Unless a few brackishindeed salt waterbrooks can be termed rivers.” *[25] …