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From Edward Blyth   4 January 1868

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Discusses mule canaries which show a tendency to revert to wild plumage colours.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5776
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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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  • … should be necessarily designed. GRAY:  104   If you import atheism into your …
  • … 103  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 3 JULY 1860 104 A GRAY, ATLANTIC MONTHLY FOR JULY, AUGUST AND …

7 Suffolk St, London

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Recommending Darwin

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  • … Henslow is asked to recommend a naturalist to accompany Fitzroy, and Darwin is invited on the …

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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  • … send Book to Cuming 103 Guerin Revue de Zoologie 104  [Guérin Méneville ed. 1838–48] …
  • … 1837. Lord Bacon.  Edinburgh   Review  65: 1–104.  119: 9b ——. 1848–61.  The history …

George Peacock

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George Peacock was born 9 April 1791 in Denton near Darlington in Yorkshire. He was the son of a clergyman, the Rev. Thomas Peacock, curate of Denton for 50 years and school master. George was educated at Sedbergh School, Cumbria and Richmond School in…

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  • … George Peacock was born 9 April 1791 in Denton near Darlington in Yorkshire. He was the son of a …

John Stevens Henslow

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The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at Cambridge University, were among the most significant of his life. It was a letter from Henslow that brought Darwin the invitation to sail round the world as…

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  • … The letters Darwin exchanged with John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany and Mineralogy at …

Black Venus

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Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham) on the film Vénus Noire (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2010) Sara Baartman has long been characterised as ‘Black Venus’, or ‘Vénus Noire’. The epithet encapsulates how her exploitation and objectification whilst alive…

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The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … to Huxley, 5 June 1865 (Imperial College, Huxley papers 6: 104). 27. Rough draft of a …