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To St G. J. Mivart   23 April [1870]


Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  23 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.375)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7171
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Origin: the lost changes for the second German edition


Darwin sent a list of changes made uniquely to the second German edition of Origin to its translator, Heinrich Georg Bronn.  That lost list is recreated here.

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  • … to this island and to the Canaries.    Page 423, par. 2, line 5, insert after ‘mammals.’: …
  • … appears in Origin 4th ed., p. 454. 50.  p. 423. This substitution also occurs in Origin …

People featured in the German and Austrian photograph album


Biographical details of people from the Habsburg Empire that appeared in the album of German and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes Mattes for providing these details and for permission to make his…

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  • … (ADB). Vol. 53. Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot 1907. p. 423.   Toula, Franz …

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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  • … sheep of Provence; quoted by Young in French Tour. p. 423 [Young 1792].— (See about instincts, as in …