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From Alfred Russel Wallace   7 February 1868

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Thanks for Variation.

Reports work on his travel book [The Malay Archipelago (1869)].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5848

From William Baird   7 February 1868

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Colour differences in annelids and entozoa.

Author:  William Baird
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5849

From Edward Cresy   7 February 1868

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Thanks for loan of Variation. "The Saturday Sadducees" do not believe there are a hundred people who understand the argument. EC fancies he does.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5850
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Scientific Practice

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Specialism|Experiment|Microscopes|Collecting|Theory Letter writing is often seen as a part of scientific communication, rather than as integral to knowledge making. This section shows how correspondence could help to shape the practice of science, from…

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  • … the use and importance of the microscope. Letter 207 — Darwin, C. R. to Fox, W. D., 23 …

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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  • … winters might make all the difference. GRAY:   207   Vermiform piles are common …
  • … 206  TO A GRAY 15 JANUARY [1872] 207  FROM A GRAY 2 FEBRUARY 1872 208  …

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 …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … to sex , (London: John Murray, 1st ed., 1871), vol. 1., pp. 207 – 208. 3) “Man is more …

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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  • … Darwin and say ‘Poor, poor fellow!’ (Darwin 1845, p. 207). When Orundellico returned home, …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for …