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From Edward Blyth   [after 3 February 1868]

Summary

Recommends J. Scott’s paper on crossing varieties of Verbascum.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5750

To J. D. Hooker   3 February [1868]

Summary

Comments on Wollaston’s troubles

and his book [Coleoptera Hesperidum (1867)].

Mohl’s claim to foreign membership in Royal Society very strong.

Has been in despair about Variation – not worth a fifth part of the labour it cost him.

Is reading F. A. W. Miquel’s Flora du Japon [Prolusio florae Japonicae (1866–7)]; wonders whether A. Murray could be correct in his view that an area of the sea prevented Asiatico-Japan flora colonising western N. America.

Comments on A. Murray’s book [Geographical distribution of mammals (1866)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 44–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5835

From Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff   3 February 1868

Summary

His Majesty the King of Prussia has conferred upon CD the Order, Pour le Mérite, for Sciences and Arts.

Author:  Albrecht Bernstorff, Graf von Bernstorff
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5836

From William Darwin Fox   3 February [1868]

Summary

Congratulates [G. H. Darwin] on being Second Wrangler.

Thanks CD for Variation.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5837
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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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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 ‘flare up’ against but luck. DARWIN:  203   Pray give our very kind remembrances …
  • … 202  FROM A GRAY 16 JUNE 1874 203  C DARWIN TO A GRAY 28 JANUARY 1876 …

Falkland Islands

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'Man in his primitive wildness'

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  • … Describes his geological and zoological observations of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands, …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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  • … Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of …