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From W. E. Darwin   [7–15 April 1868]

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Langstaff has never seen the platysma act, and he believes it to be rudimentary in humans.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7–15 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 80/4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6076

From J. D. Hooker   7 April 1868

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Goes to N. Wales with Huxley.

Wishes to borrow Duke of Argyll’s Reign of law.

The BAAS Presidential Address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): lviii–lxxv] – his unhappiness about it; history of botany requires too much reading.

Smith will supply notes on Euryale.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 208–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6099

From W. E. Darwin   [7 April 1868]

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Describes the action of facial muscles at the onset of crying as observed by Langstaff.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6100

From C. S. Bate   7 April 1868

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On dentition of moles. On double teeth [see Variation 2: 391].

Difference in size of male and female Crustacea.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6101

From Ernest Faivre   7 April 1868

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Thanks for sending Variation.

Author:  Jean-Joseph-August-Ernest (Ernest) Faivre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6102
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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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  • … ( Red notebook , pp. 8e, 10;  ‘Beagle’ diary , p. 407). Daniell, John Frederic.  …

Journal of researches

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The Journal of researches, Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle, was his first published book. The circumstances of its publication were not shaped by Darwin, however, but by the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy, who, according…

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  • … The Journal of researches , Darwin’s account of his travels round the world in H.M.S. Beagle …

Darwin in letters, 1875: Pulling strings

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‘I am getting sick of insectivorous plants’, Darwin confessed in January 1875. He had worked on the subject intermittently since 1859, and had been steadily engaged on a book manuscript for nine months; January also saw the conclusion of a bitter dispute…

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  • … despondent, yet benevolent man’ (‘Recollections’, p. 407).   Even scientific colleagues could …